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Nationals | Yunel Escobar hot in May

Tue, 19 May 2015 05:42:38 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Yunel Escobar has been on a tear in the month of May, averaging .348 on 23-for-66 batting, driving in eight runs and scoring 14 times in 16 games.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners should slide him into their daily lineups while he's hot. Consider him a cheap source of cap relief at Escobar's current asking price of just $2,100 (4.2% of cap), but his long-term value is in question.

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar on fire

Tue, 12 May 2015 10:30:19 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Yunel Escobar notched his second 5-for-5 performance this year Monday, May 11, becoming the first player in Nationals history with two five-hit games in one season. He's the first player to have two five-hit games in a week since Ichiro Suzuki in 2004. Escobar is now hitting .577 (15-for-26) in his last seven games, raising his average to .342, which is fifth-best in the National League. However, his last 24 hits have all been singles.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) is as hot as they come right now, and it's hard not to like him as a value play at FantasyScore right now. His position atop the Nationals lineup has likely helped him stay hot at the plate. However, he doesn't have much power, and his playing time could take a big hit whenever Anthony Rendon (knee) returns. Escobar has shortstop eligibility in some standard leagues, making him even that much more valuable in the short term while he's going well.

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Nationals | Another career best for Yunel Escobar

Tue, 12 May 2015 04:56:55 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Yunel Escobar had five hits Monday, May 11, in an 11-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was the second time in a week Escobar had five hits in a game.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) appears to be warming up at the plate. Part of his success has to be attributed to facing subpar pitching like Monday night, but Escobar is a viable start in daily formats at a low price like this.

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar well enough to play

Mon, 11 May 2015 17:56:23 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (illness) was well enough to start Monday, May 11, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was dealing with a stomach bug in his last game.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($2,100; or 4.2% of cap) is a safe play for FantasyScore owners if he makes it through this game without any setbacks.

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar locked in

Sat, 09 May 2015 19:40:44 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Yunel Escobar went 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI in an 8-6 win over the Atlanta Braves Saturday, May 9, and he is hitting .474 with five RBIs in his last five games.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) has doubled his season RBI total in his last five games, and if you want to gamble on a low-priced shortstop at FantasyScore, both he and the Nationals are playing well right now.

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Nationals | No timetable for Anthony Rendon

Tue, 05 May 2015 09:02:12 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon (oblique) will have his minor league rehab assignment shut down after being diagnosed with an oblique strain Monday, May 4. Manager Matt Williams said there is no timetable for Rendon's return, but said 2B Yunel Escobar sat out 10 days without baseball activity with the same injury in spring training.

Fantasy Tip: The waiting game continues for a player that was drafted at the end of the first round in many leagues this spring. Escobar ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) continues to benefit from a starting role at the hot corner in Rendon's absence, and Escobar is hitting .311 (28-for-90) with two home runs and seven RBI. Hitting near the top of the Nats' order has helped him, and he remains a fine FantasyScore option while he's hot. Escobar had five hits Monday night.

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Nationals | Career best for Yunel Escobar

Mon, 04 May 2015 22:19:35 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar had a career-high five hits (all singles) with a run scored and two RBIs Monday, April 4, against the Miami Marlins.

Fantasy Tip: Five hits is impressive, but they were all singles and not that great for FantasyScore players. Still, at just $2,100 (or 4.2% of cap) he easily exceeded salary expectations.

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar back in the lineup

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:09:29 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B/2B Yunel Escobar (hand) is batting second and playing third base against the New York Mets Thursday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) missed three games with the injury, and opposing pitcher Jacob deGrom is a tough matchup, so it might not be the best night to hone in on Escobar in FantasyScore contests. However, there is upside batting ahead of the heart of the order.

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Nationals | Ian Desmond dropped in order

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:49:54 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond was dropped to seventh in the batting order Thursday, April 30, with 3B Yunel Escobar (hand) back in the lineup and hitting second.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) is not only struggling in the field (nine errors), but he's also hitting only .225 (20-for-89) with one home run and five RBI in the early going. A move down in the order again isn't likely to appeal to those playing at FantasyScore. He's a weaker shortstop option against New York Mets starter Jacob deGrom Thursday evening.

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar expected back Thu.

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:03:18 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (hand) is available on an emergency basis Wednesday, April 29. He was able to hit and field grounders before the game and his hand looked better. Manager Matt Williams said he expects Escobar will be ready Thursday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners will want to give Escobar ($2,100; 4.2% of cap) at least a game or two to prove his health before plugging him back into the lineup. Plus, it won't be easy for him since he'll be up against New York Mets SPs Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey over the next two days if he does re-join the lineup Thursday.

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