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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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Rustin Dodd

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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Royals | Alcides Escobar's option picked up

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:53:22 -0800

Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar's 2016 club option was picked up by the team.

Fantasy Tip: Be wary of Escobar entering the 2016 fantasy season. He only stole 17 bases this year, which made his 76 runs his only plus-return in standard formats, if 76 runs can even be considered a plus. His playoff run could also lead to him being overvalued next spring. In almost all cases, you'll be better off letting someone else make Escobar a part of their virtual team.

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Royals | Alcides Escobar named ALCS MVP

Sat, 24 Oct 2015 00:38:30 -0700

Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar was named Most Valuable Player for the American League Championship Series. Escobar extended his hitting streak to 10 postseason games in a row as the Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-3, to move on to the World Series.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) has quietly been on a roll this postseason and should be in your FantasyScore lineup as a cap-saving standout.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Sam McDowell

Royals | Alex Gordon down, Alcides Escobar up

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:07:47 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon is batting eighth and SS Alcides Escobar is batting first against Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Fantasy Tip: Seasonal players shouldn't look into this too closely, as it might just be a matchup tester against a left-handed pitcher, and the Royals will likely only face one more lefty this season. Still, it is something to monitor. For Wednesday, you can boost Escobar's ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) value at FantasyScore up a notch and lower Gordon's ($4,700, 9.4% of cap). However, Quintana ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) has allowed just four runs through his four September starts, so the Royals aren't ideal targets for daily players Wednesday.

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Royals | Kansas City resting regulars

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 13:01:00 -0700

Kansas City Royals OFs Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon, 1Bs Eric Hosmer and Kendrys Morales, C Salvador Perez, 3B Mike Moustakas and SS Alcides Escobar are not in the starting lineup against the Cleveland Indians Friday, Sept. 25.

Fantasy Tip: After clinching the American League Central Division Thursday, Sept. 25, Ben Zobrist ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) and Alex Rios ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) are the only regulars in the lineup for Kansas City. FantasyScore players should view the entire lineup as risky starts at FantasyScore, including Zobrist and Rios. Additionally, Cleveland SP Carlos Carrasco ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) checks out as a high-end pitching option.

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