Latest Update Alcides Escobar will lead off for the Royals on Wednesday. Wed Jul, 02, 09:51 AM
Has outstanding speed and quickness, which he uses prodigiously both on the bases and afield. Is blessed with excellent athleticism and a lanky frame that he uses to his advantage.
Flaws: : Would benefit greatly from adding more bulk to his frame, as well as more patience at the dish, in order to become more of a factor when at the plate. Lacks some power.
Escobar has been a bright spot in the Royals offense of late, so it should be no surprise that he is returning to the leadoff spot. He is now hitting .533 with three doubles and four RBI over his last five games. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Escobar was the Royals standout player on offense on Monday night, logging his third multi-hit game over a four game stretch. He is now sitting on a .295 average with two home runs, 28 RBI, 38 runs and 20 stolen bases as he continues to be one of the better producers from the shortstop position in 2014. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Not the end of the world and at least it's not serious. Escobar is batting .288 with 18 stolen bases thus far, so we don't need/want to see any serious damage to the legs. This all sounds pretty minor so hopefully it'll all pass in a day or two. Analyst: Howard Bender
Like the rest of the Royals offense, Escobar has been playing very well of late, sporting a .409 average with three doubles, two RBI, four runs scored and a pair of stolen bases over his last six games. As long as he continues to be a contributor on the base paths at the very least, he is a solid fantasy asset in all but the shallowest of formats. Analyst: Matthew Beck