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Fantasy Baseball - Finding Production at the Bottom of the Order

In fantasy baseball, the 3,4,5 hitters of a teams lineup are the focus of fantasy drafts.  That is where the majority of home runs and runs batted in are generated.  Then focus shifts to the top of the order, and the speed guys who get on base, can steal second and rack up runs.  The bottom of the order is typically overlooked, but there are some decent players who fill out a...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Royals Opening Day Lineup

With pitchers and catchers reporting yesterday, it is officially baseball season. Though we still have many long weeks ahead before opening day, the roster has already begun to take shape. The Royals enter 2015 with less question marks to be decided in spring training than any year in recent memory. The starting 9 are set, with Salvy, Hosmer, Infante, Escobar, Moose, Gordon...
Via Royals Blue
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Top 15 Shortstops in ’15

Happy Monday sports fans, it’s time for the next installment in my positional power rankings for the 2015 season. This is week is shortstops and next week we will continue with the top 15 catchers (2/23), after that will be the top 25 outfielders (3/2), after that will be the top 10 relief pitchers (3/9), and last will be the top 15 starting pitchers (3/16). Then, on March 30,...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

You, too, can soak where the Royals soaked

You can take Billy Butler out of the Royals' spa. And you can take the Royals' spa, too. As in, take it home with you. Seriously. An eight-person spa used by Kansas City Royals players in the Kansas City Royals' clubhouse is up for auction at auctions.mlb.com, "The official online auction of Major League Baseball." It seems to have it all -- personal jets, a two-pump system, wooden...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Kansas City Royals

The AL champs did some tinkering after losing two core players to free agency. Fantasy-wise, there's not a whole lot to like here. (Note: When a player's fantasy draft status is mentioned - e.g., "he's an SP4" -€“ the number is based on 12-team mixed leagues.) ALSO SEE: TEAM PREVIEWS ARCHIVES Key additions: 1B/DH Kendrys Morales, OF Alex Rios, SP Edinson Volquez, SP Kris Medlen...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Undervalued Stolen Base Options

Thursday night I had the opportunity to take part in the #MockDraftArmy, a project headed by Howard Bender of Fantasy Alarm. The purpose of the MDA is to gather as many writers and fans as possible to take part in as many legitimate mock drafts to gain a sense of trends and gather average draft position data. Here’s a better breakdown of the MDA as well as some analysis of a few...
Via The Fantasy Fix
20 days ago  |  Discuss

This Year, The Royals Need Infante To Bounce Back

About a year ago, I wrote that the Royals really needed a bounce-back season from Alcides Escobar if they wanted to have a better season than they did in 2013. Luckily, Escobar did bounce back last year; it wasn’t a great offensive season (with a 92 OPS+, he was slightly below average), but he was worth 2.5 extra bWAR* from 2013. Considering the Royals only made the playoffs by...
Via Pine Tar Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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.)...
Via Baseball Professor
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Yost discusses Royals' batting order, says Escobar likely to lead off again

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Christmas indeed came a little early for Royals skipper Ned Yost. Thanks to general manager Dayton Moore and owner David Glass, Yost got two hitters he has long admired -- right fielder Alex Rios and designated hitter Kendrys Morales -- a starter in Edinson Volquez, who will be signed soon, and bullpen help in Luke Hochevar and Jason Frasor, both of whom were...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce Bochy: Alcides Escobar ‘ambushed’ Tim Hudson on first pitch

Your browser does not support iframes. Before anyone really realized it, the Kansas City Royals had a runner on second in the first inning of Game 3 of the World Series. That’s because KC’s leadoff batter Alcides Escobar took an unusually aggressive approach by taking a rip at the first pitch of the game and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar and the Worst At-Bat of the Playoffs

The Giants beat the Royals 7-1 last night, and in any game that lopsided, it’s going to nearly impossible to say that any one play was the cause of the outcome. The Giants just did too many things well, and the Royals too many things poorly, to pin the loss on a single play. But […]
Via Fangraphs
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar’s Reemergence Key for Royals

After earning a Wild Card berth, the Kansas City Royals have gone on a tear. They bested the Oakland Athletics in a dramatic comeback, and have proceeded to sweep the Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore Orioles. The bullpen has been dominant, and Lorenzo Cain had a huge ALCS, recording eight hits and reaching base 10 times. However, the solid play of shortstop Alcides Escobar...
Via Baseball News Source
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Royals are heading to their first World Series since 1985

It’s official – the Kansas City Royals are the champions of the American League. The Royals beat the Orioles 2-1 in Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday to complete a four-game sweep and win the pennant. They’ll meet either the Cardinals or Giants in the World Series, and Game 1 will be on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City needed to score in just one inning on Wednesday to...
Via The Outside Corner
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Royals are heading to their first World Series since 1985

It’s official – the Kansas City Royals are the champions of the American League. The Royals beat the Orioles 2-1 in Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday to complete a four-game sweep and win the pennant. They’ll meet either the Cardinals or Giants in the World Series, and Game 1 will be on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City needed to score in just one inning on Wednesday to...
Via Bloguin Best
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Take Commanding 2-0 Lead In ALCS After 6-4 Win Over Orioles

BALTIMORE — Following another successful road show, the Royals are heading back to Kansas City with momentum and history on their side in the AL Championship Series. Alcides Escobar doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Mike Moustakas extended his home run-binge and the Royals remained perfect in the playoffs, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Saturday for a 2-0 lead...
Via NESN.com
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals beat Orioles 6-4 for 2-0 lead in ALCS

BALTIMORE (AP) Alcides Escobar doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Mike Moustakas extended his home run-binge and the Kansas City Royals remained perfect in the playoffs, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the AL Championship Series. Lorenzo Cain had four hits, scored twice and drove in a run for the wild-card Royals, who are 6-0 in the playoffs...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  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

Royals win in extras; take 1-0 lead in the ALCS

    In the top of the third, Kansas City rallied off of Tillman, to take a 4-0 lead. Alcides Escobar started it off with a solo-homer to left field. Then with the bases loaded, Alex Gordon hit a fly-ball towards right field, that Jonathan Schoop dropped, allowing all three runners to score. Adam Jones brought Baltimore a run closer in the bottom of the frame, with...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Find a Way to Win, Inspite of More Nedulence.

    Ned Yost Dreams   Some how, some way, I sit here this Monday morning reflecting on what transpired this weekend, and still find myself optimistic about the playoffs. The Royals still have a grasp of a wildcard spot as we entire the last week of the season!  In other words with only 7 (and 1/2 inning) games to go, the Royals are in control of their own destiny to PLAYOFF...
Via Royals Blue
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Tigers gear up for AL Central showdown series

  Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. ''This is going to be a big series,'' Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed Kansas City to claw within a half...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal AL Central series at The K

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. "This is going to be a big series," Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed Kansas City to claw...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal AL Central series at The K

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. "This is going to be a big series," Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed Kansas City to claw...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal AL Central series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. "This is going to be a big series," Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed Kansas City to...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal AL Central series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. ''This is going to be a big series,'' Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed Kansas City to...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Do you know who saved the Kansas City Royals season?

At the conclusion of the 2013 season, the Kansas City Royals looked at their 86 win season and celebrated it as a "success" because they were comfortably above .500 and legitimately a part of the chase for the Wild Card up until the middle of September.  Many fans were happy to see them get hot and win a lot of games in the 2nd half of the season.  Others lamented the fact that...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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