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Alcides Escobar

27-Year-Old Shortstop – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

AVG

.250

HR

0

RBI

5

R

2

SB

2

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After Escobar's breakout campaign in 2012 there were two very distinct camps -- those who believed he was taking his game to the next level and those who believed that he overachieved and wouldn’t be ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 185   DOB: 12/16/1986   BORN: La Sabana, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Alcides Escobar Contract Information:

Iin March of 2012, Escobar agreed to a four-year extension with the Royals through the 2015 season for a guaranteed $10.5 million that includes two club option seasons that could push the package’s value to $21.75 million.

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Alcides Escobar Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 18 A Wes 127 540 520 80 141 35 25 8 2 36 30 13 20 90 0 0 0 .271 .305 .362 .667
2006 19 A A 87 369 350 47 90 12 9 1 2 33 28 8 19 56 0 0 0 .257 .296 .306 .602
2007 20 A Bre 63 275 268 37 87 11 8 3 0 25 18 10 7 35 0 0 0 .325 .345 .377 .722
2007 20 AA HUN 62 245 226 27 64 10 5 4 1 27 4 3 11 36 6 2 0 .283 .314 .354 .668
2008 21 AA HUN 131 597 546 95 179 37 24 5 8 76 34 8 31 82 10 7 3 .328 .363 .434 .797
2008 21 MAJ MIL 9 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
2009 22 AAA NAS 109 487 430 76 128 34 24 6 4 34 42 10 32 65 19 1 5 .298 .353 .409 .762
2009 22 MAJ MIL 38 134 125 20 38 5 3 1 1 11 4 2 4 18 2 1 2 .304 .333 .368 .701
2010 23 MAJ MIL 145 552 506 57 119 28 14 10 4 41 10 4 36 70 4 3 3 .235 .288 .326 .614
2011 24 MAJ KC 158 598 548 69 139 33 21 8 4 46 26 9 25 73 18 3 4 .254 .290 .343 .633
2012 25 MAJ KC 155 648 605 68 177 42 30 7 5 52 35 5 27 100 8 0 8 .293 .331 .390 .721
2013 26 MAJ KC 158 642 607 57 142 28 20 4 4 52 22 0 19 84 9 4 3 .234 .259 .300 .559
2014 27 MAJ KC 14 50 48 2 12 3 3 0 0 5 2 1 1 8 1 0 0 .250 .265 .313 .578
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Alcides Escobar
3-Year Averages MAJ   157 627 586 64 152 33 23 6 4 50 27 4 23 85 11 2 5 .259 .292 .340 .632
Career  (View All) MAJ   677 2628 2443 275 629 139 91 30 18 207 99 21 112 354 42 11 20 .257 .294 .341 .636

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Alcides Escobar Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 17 @Hou 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .265 .313 .578
Apr. 16 @Hou 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .267 .295 .562
Apr. 15 @Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .244 .275 .519
Apr. 13 @Min 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .270 .306 .576
Apr. 12 @Min 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .235 .273 .508
Apr. 11 @Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .194 .200 .394
Apr. 9 TB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .185 .214 .222 .436
Apr. 8 TB 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .167 .200 .208 .408
Apr. 7 TB 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .143 .150 .293
Apr. 6 CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .059 .111 .059 .170
Apr. 5 CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .067 .000 .067
Apr. 4 CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .083 .000 .083
Apr. 3 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 2 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .125 .000 .125
Mar. 31 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Last 7 Days 24 2 8 2 0 0 2 0 5 1 1 0 0 2 .333 .333 .417 .750
Last 14 Days 45 2 12 3 0 0 5 0 8 2 1 0 0 2 .267 .267 .333 .600
Last 30 Days 48 2 12 3 0 0 5 1 8 2 1 0 0 2 .250 .265 .313 .578

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Alcides Escobar: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 14
2013 158
2012 155
2011 158
2010 138 5 2 1 2
2009 37

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Alcides Escobar Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013184211145.255.342.620
2012173171119.277.341.676
201113520087.244.281.576

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20134233633817.225.281.532
20124325144126.299.410.739
20114134943819.257.363.651

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132902512512.231.283.534
20123043752922.313.441.784
2011264340189.231.288.551

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133173232710.237.315.581
20123013102313.272.339.659
20112843542817.275.394.708
Alcides Escobar Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 18 A Wes 540 520 3.7% 16.7% 0.22 83% .325 .091
2006 19 A A 369 350 5.1% 15.2% 0.34 84% .301 .049
2007 20 A Bre 275 268 2.5% 12.7% 0.20 87% .373 .052
2007 20 AA HUN 245 226 4.5% 14.7% 0.31 84% .333 .071
2008 21 AA HUN 597 546 5.2% 13.7% 0.38 85% .375 .106
2008 21 MAJ MIL 4 4 0% 25% 0.00 75% .667 .000
2009 22 AAA NAS 487 430 6.6% 13.3% 0.49 85% .343 .111
2009 22 MAJ MIL 134 125 3% 13.4% 0.22 86% .349 .064
2010 23 MAJ MIL 552 506 6.5% 12.7% 0.51 86% .266 .091
2011 24 MAJ KC 598 548 4.2% 12.2% 0.34 87% .287 .089
2012 25 MAJ KC 648 605 4.2% 15.4% 0.27 83% .344 .097
2013 26 MAJ KC 642 607 3% 13.1% 0.23 86% .266 .066
2014 27 MAJ KC 50 48 2% 16% 0.13 83% .300 .063
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Alcides Escobar
3-Year Averages MAJ   627 586 3.7% 13.6% 0.27 85% .298 .081
Career MAJ   2628 2443 4.3% 13.5% 0.32 86% .295 .084

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2014 Stat Review for Alcides Escobar    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.250 AVG
WEAK
83% Contact Rate
GOOD
.300 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.313 SLG
TERRIBLE
.063 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.13 BB/K
TERRIBLE
2.0% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
16.0% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.578 OPS
TERRIBLE
.265 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Alcides Escobar (by OPS, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Zach Stewart ATL 8 5 1 4 0 0 0 .625 1.375 2.000
Matt Moore TB 8 4 1 2 0 1 0 .500 1.000 1.500
James Shields KC 7 4 0 1 0 0 0 .571 .857 1.429
Jake Peavy BOS 22 9 2 8 0 2 0 .409 .773 1.182
Zach Duke MIL 14 6 0 2 0 2 0 .429 .714 1.143
Alex Cobb TB 7 3 0 0 1 1 0 .429 .571 1.071
Cole Hamels PHI 8 3 0 1 2 2 0 .375 .500 1.000
Jason Hammel CHI-N 12 5 0 0 0 1 0 .417 .500 .917
Nate Jones CHI-A 9 3 0 2 0 3 1 .333 .556 .889
Wandy Rodriguez PIT 12 4 0 2 3 2 1 .333 .417 .883

Worst Matchups for Alcides Escobar (by OPS, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Chris Perez LA 8 1 0 1 0 3 0 .125 .125 .250
Kris Medlen ATL 8 1 0 0 0 2 1 .125 .125 .250
Jesse Crain HOU 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 .125 .125 .250
Jason Vargas KC 15 1 0 0 2 1 1 .067 .067 .243
Jordan Lyles COL 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 .111 .111 .222
Liam Hendriks TOR 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .182
Rick Porcello DET 21 1 0 0 0 4 0 .048 .048 .095
John Danks CHI-A 13 0 0 0 1 5 1 .000 .000 .071
Erik Bedard TB 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Brett Cecil TOR 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Alcides Escobar: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Escobar collected his first hit of the season Sunday, going 1-for-3 at the plate against Chris Sale and the White Sox.

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Escobar is expected to bat second for the Royals, should Omar Infante (elbow) open the season on the disabled list, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Escobar went 1-for-3 against the Reds on Friday. It was his first game back since undergoing treatment for shoulder inflammation, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Escobar (shoulder) is on the lineup card for Friday's split-squad game, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Escobar (shoulder) will go through a battery of tests and minor league games before he is allowed to rejoin the team on Saturday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Manager Ned Yost indicated Escobar won't return to the lineup until Wednesday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Escobar (shoulder) is hoping to return to the lineup Sunday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Escobar (shoulder) received a cortisone shot Thursday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Escobar's development as a major league shortstop took a significant step forward last year as his bat seemed to finally catch up to his defensive prowess. While the Royals love him for his fielding, fantasy owners are enjoying the increased offensive totals that he produced in 2012 that saw career-highs in all of the major fantasy categories, save for runs scored in which he fell just one short from his previous high. While Escobar continues to improve at the plate and was better about laying off pitches outside the zone, he appears to have more work to do. Though he hit more line drives, his groundball rate remained the same which means that when his .344 BABIP normalizes, he probably won't see as many balls fall for hits as he did last season. Still, he is fully capable of hitting for a solid .275 average, and if he can continue to grow as a basestealer (35-for-40 last season) Escobar will prove to be a valuable commodity at a very thin position.

2012

It was a bounce back year of sorts for Escobar in 2011 as he hit for a better average (.254) and got back to stealing bases (26), which was long his calling card in the minors. Unfortunately, he still has not improved his plate discipline enough to really unleash his speed as his did in 2009 at Triple-A Nashville, when he stole 42 bases. His glove is what got him to the majors and it's likely to keep him on the field, but that does little for fantasy owners looking for help at the shortstop position. Those in deeper leagues will want to take a chance on him for his speed, but realize that it comes at a price.

2011

Escobar entered 2010 as a possible Rookie of the Year candidate, but failed to live up to expectations. He finished with a line of .235/.288/.326 with four home runs and 10 stolen bases. The 10 steals were the most disturbing for fantasy owners because he stole 42 the previous season in the minors. Escobar is a high contact type of hitter and he was weighed down by a .266 BABIP. There is a chance that will increase since he was almost always above a .333 BABIP during his minor league career. Don't expect much power from him, but a bump in batting average and stolen bases could happen if the Royals give him a better spot in the lineup and let him run - making him a bit of a sleeper in 2011.

2010

Escobar made his major league debut in 2009, taking over at shortstop for J.J. Hardy. He didn't look overmatched, though he still has a lot of work to do offensively. He stole 41 bases at Triple-A Nashville before being called up, but just four at the major league level. Escobar has little - if any - power, so he'll need to rack up quite a few stolen bases to have as much value in the fantasy world as he does in the real world.

2009

Escobar fulfilled his potential in 2008, hitting .328/.363/.434 for Double-A Huntsville while playing Gold Glove caliber defense. He's just 22 years old so there is no rush to get him to the majors in 2009. Despite a lot of rumors that the Brewers are looking to trade J. J. Hardy to open a spot at shortstop for Escobar, it's more likely that he'll start the season at Triple-A Nashville and get some time at that level. The only way that he'll be part of the team on Opening Day is if the Brewers trade Hardy or move him to third or second base, which is unlikely. A more likely scenario is that Escobar spends most of 2009 at Triple-A and the Brewers make a decision on Hardy after next season.

2008

Depending on who you ask, Escobar is either a top prospect or nothing more than a utility infielder. His glove is already major league ready and has been rated as possible Gold Glove-caliber. The problem is that he's just 20 years old and lacks both power and patience at the plate. He was able to hold his own at Double-A Huntsville at that young age, and may start next season with Triple-A Nashville. He could develop gap power as he matures, but the deciding factor on his future may be whether he can learn how to get on base more consistently.

2007

Escobar took a step back in 2006 after shooting his way up the prospect charts in 2005. After missing the start of the season due to a hamstring injury, he hit just .257 with 19 walks in 350 at-bats for High-A Brevard County. He's still only 20 and is the top middle infield prospect for the Brewers, but his star has dimmed just a bit.

2006

Escobar played well for an 18-year-old at low-A West Virginia, hitting .271 with 30 SB. The downside is that he walked only 20 times for a poor .298 OBP. Escobar was the youngest player in the Arizona Fall League and held his own. He'll start next season at high-A and has quite a bit of potential, but remains very raw.