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Alcides Escobar

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Royals | Alcides Escobar contract details

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 22:31:57 -0800

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar signed a one-year deal with a base salary of $2.5 million. He can earn an additional $1.5 million in incentives.

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Royals | Alcides Escobar officially signs

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:40:23 -0800

Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar officially signed a one-year deal Monday, Jan. 29. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Royals | Alcides Escobar returning to Royals

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 07:31:18 -0800

Free-agent SS Alcides Escobar (Royals) has agreed to an undisclosed deal with the Kansas City Royals Friday, Jan. 26, pending a physical.

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Royals | Alcides Escobar departs early Monday

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 20:23:34 -0700

Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar (wrist) left the game in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday, July 17, after being hit in the left wrist by a pitch from Detroit Tigers RHP Jordan Zimmermann.

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Royals | Alcides Escobar has option exercised

Sat, 05 Nov 2016 06:08:52 -0700

The Kansas City Royals have exercised their $6.5 million option on SS Alcides Escobar for the 2017 season.

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Royals | Alcides Escobar leading off

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 14:39:14 -0700

Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar is leading off Saturday, July 16, with 2B Whit Merrifield out. 2B Christian Colon is hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar is hitting just .250 with 17 RBI and 10 steals in 260 at-bats from the leadoff spot. He has a good matchup against Mike Pelfrey, though, and he's worth a spot at the right price. Colon is hitting just .253 this year and isn't worth consideration.

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Royals | Alcides Escobar extends hitting streak

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:38:15 -0700

Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a 2-for-4 performance versus the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, July 1, including a double and a run scored.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar is batting .389 (21-for-54) during the course of the hitting streak, with seven doubles, a home run and seven RBI. He's worthy of consideration for daily fantasy lineups as long as he continues his hot hitting.

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Royals | Alex Gordon leading off vs. St. Louis

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:41:49 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon is leading off against St. Louis Cardinals SP Mike Leake Thursday, June 30. Royals 2B/OF Whit Merrifield and SS Alcides Escobar are batting second and seventh, respectively.

Fantasy Tip: The KC leadoff spot could be a daily guessing game, but Gordon and Merrifield should maintain starter status in the majority of leagues regardless of where they bat. Escobar, however, is a low-end fantasy option in deep mixed leagues because he isn't the 30-steals commodity he was once was, and hitting atop the lineup is a big boon to his stock. Manager Ned Yost usually settles with a lineup and sticks with it, though, so expect some stability sooner than latter in the one-hole.

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Royals | KC in for tough time tonight?

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:10:44 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain is hitting just .192 with two RBI in the last five years over 26 at-bats against Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber, who he faces Wednesday, June 15. SS Alcides Escobar is batting .190 in 42 at-bats against Kluber. 1B Kendrys Morales is hitting .150 with an RBI in 20 at-bats and C Salvador Perez is hitting .160 with two RBI in 25 at-bats.

Fantasy Tip: Cain and Perez are must-starts in all fantasy formats despite the sketchy history against the Klubot in recent times. Escobar is useful for his speed in deeper leagues but doesn't contribute much else and is a weak daily pick. Morales is having a down year but has been unfortunate in the BABIP column to date. Look to buy low on him in seasonal leagues if you can.

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Royals | Alcides Escobar struggles against Porcello

Tue, 17 May 2016 14:15:25 -0700

Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar is 6-for-34 in his career against Boston Red Sox SP Rick Porcello. The two face each other Tuesday, May 17.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar is middling along with a .264 average, no home runs, 11 RBI and eight stolen bases hitting atop the KC order. He's mainly useful for his speed but isn't the kind of standout most folks look for for their daily lineups. He's one to avoid tonight given his struggles against Porcello.

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