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Player Profile #141: Alcides Escobar | SS | KC

It’s back-to-back-to-back Royals in our Top 200 Countdown! Coming in at 141 is Royals’ shortstop Alcides Escobar whose career, in terms of both raw stats and fan sentiment, I’ll sum up in one chart: Who the heck is Escobar! In 2012 we all began looking at Escobar as a potential draft day target in almost all fantasy formats. (And if you weren’t, you should have been.)...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Foul ball gets through net, almost drills fan

MLB fans pay top dollar to sit behind home plate and witness the action on the basepaths from the best seats in the house. The unique point-of-view allows them to watch the game from the hitter's perspective, and it comes with the comfort of knowing that the protective screen will usually stop any balls that should come their way. But in Friday's Game 1 of the AL Championship...
Via The Sports Daily
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Escobar keeps bidding to be an All-Star as he leads Royals past Twins

Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar continues to make his case to reach the All-Star Game on the very field where this year's game will be played. Escobar powered the Royals' offense with a pair of two-run doubles that lifted the Royals to a 6-1 win over the Twins on Monday night. Escobar got the Royals on the board in the second when he smoked a ball of the right-field fence to drive...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Gold Glove winner? All-Star? It's all on the table for Royals' Escobar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Theories abound why Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar could be headed toward a career year. Is it the influence of second baseman Omar Infante? "I think that has a lot to do with it," manager Ned Yost says. "He's around Omar every day, picking his brain, learning all the things a veteran like Omar knows. "It can't help but to influence him." Escobar does recognize...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Escobar May Soon Be Wearing Gold

  Okay, okay. We get it. We know The Royals are offensively awful. We know the relievers aren’t nearly as solid as they were last year. We’ve all heard it…a lot…blah, blah, blah. We know Mike Moustakas is batting .156 while leading the team with 4 home runs. That Billy Butler and his 106 at bats have produced 4 doubles and one home run. And let’s not forget Bruce Chen...
Via Royals Blue
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The secret to Escobar's success? It's the Omar factor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When the Royals signed second baseman Omar Infante to a four-year deal last December, they knew they were about to fill what had been a gaping hole on the team for quite some time. And they also suspected they were getting a player in Infante who would have a peripheral impact on his teammates. "Every one we talked to about Omar," general manager Dayton Moore...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals' Alcides Escobar gets spiked, stays in game

Alcides Escobar almost left the game yesterday after being spiked by the Baltimore Orioles' Jonathon Schoop in the tenth inning.  Escobar stayed down for awhile but eventually got up & finished the game.  Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star tweeted it out:Alcides Escobar got spiked, but stays in. And that's a plus, because there isn't a backup infielder in sight.— Andy...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alcides Escobar goes the distance to make great catch

Kansas City Royals infielder Alcides Escobar ran a country mile to make an amazing sliding catch on a ball sliced into foul territory. Escobar started the track meet behind second base, sprinting towards the third-base foul line before making the sliding web gem to record the out. Your browser does not support iframes. The post Alcides Escobar Runs A Country Mile To Make Sliding...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar makes ridiculous no-look catch (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Alcides Escobar made a ridiculous no-look catch on Wednesday that really showed off his glove and defensive instincts. Ryan Hanigan was up with one on and nobody out in the top of the second of a 0-0 game between the Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays, and he […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals' middle infield is halfway there: Escobar returns and looks good

ESKY LOOKS FINE: The best news to develop Saturday was the return of shortstop Alcides Escobar, who has been bothered this spring by shoulder inflammation that recently required a cortisone shot. Escobar was back in the lineup against the Rangers and looked sharp. Defensively, Escobar fielded all three chances with solid throws. And he made an excellent play deep in the hole, planted...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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