Alcides Escobar

Alcides Escobar #2

  • SS
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 1"/185
  • Age: 28


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Alcides Escobar Stats

.257 3 47 16 .614

Alcides Escobar MLB Career Stats

.262 24 299 144 .642

Alcides Escobar Bio

  • Full Name: Alcides Escobar
  • Pronunciation: al-SEE-dess
  • Born: 12/16/1986 in La Sabana, Venezuela
  • Debut: September 3, 2008
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2015 Stats 608 76 156 3 47 16 .257 .294 .614
MLB Career Stats 3582 423 938 24 299 144 .262 .298 .642

Alcides Escobar 2015 Splits

Last 7 Games 28 3 6 0 0 0 4 1 .214 .214 .286
Last 15 Games 57 5 16 0 3 2 8 2 .281 .317 .368
Last 30 Games 119 8 26 0 8 2 20 3 .218 .236 .277
Last 7 Games
Last 15 Games
Last 30 Games
Last 3 Games AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
10/1 @ CWS 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
10/2 @ MIN 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
10/3 @ MIN 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Last 3 Games
10/1 @ CWS
10/2 @ MIN
10/3 @ MIN
2015 Games by Position: SS (147)

Alcides Escobar Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Royals AL 658 413 85.05 201.24 -.-- 8.53 29.38
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.67 0.42 9.00 33.43


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Alcides Escobar 2015 Projections

Rest of Season
1 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
148 611 76 157 196 20 5 3 47 26 1 75 16 5 .257 .294 .321 .615
Rest of Season

Alcides Escobar News

Alcides Escobar Fantasy News

September 19, 2015 at 2:25 AM ET

Infante, Escobar forced to exit due to injuries

Royals second baseman Omar Infante left Friday's 5-4 loss in 12 innings to the Tigers after five innings because of left oblique strain, and shortstop Alcides Escobar left after the top of the 10th inning because of a left elbow contusion.

September 3, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET

Escobar could find success on Thursday

Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar, a DraftKings Daily Pick, could spark the offense against the Tigers on Thursday.


Alcides Escobar Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2015 Kansas City AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2007 Huntsville SOU
2009 Nashville PCL

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Huntsville SOU

Topps Triple-A All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Nashville PCL

Baseball America Double-A All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Huntsville SOU

PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Nashville PCL

PCL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Nashville PCL

SOU Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/14/2008 Huntsville SOU
08/11/2008 Huntsville SOU

SOU Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Huntsville SOU

SOU Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Huntsville SOU

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Brevard County FSL

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 West Virginia SAL

Alcides Escobar Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2012 .293 17th in AL
2014 .285 19th in AL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2011 26 12th in AL
2012 35 5th in AL
2013 22 16th in AL
2014 31 5th in AL


Season H Rank
2012 177 13th in AL
2014 165 19th in AL


Season 2B Rank
2014 34 16th in AL


Season 3B Rank
2010 10 3rd in NL
2011 8 4th in AL
2012 7 6th in AL
2013 4 16th in AL
2014 5 15th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2011 158 10th in AL
2012 155 21st in AL
2013 158 15th in AL
2014 162 1st in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2012 605 15th in AL
2013 607 17th in AL
2014 579 24th in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2012 648 23rd in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2011 9 11th in AL
2014 6 13th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2012 8 14th in AL

Alcides Escobar Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 8, 2015 Kansas City Royals activated SS Alcides Escobar from the 7-day disabled list.
May 1, 2015 Kansas City Royals placed SS Alcides Escobar on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 30, 2015. Concussion
December 19, 2010 Milwaukee Brewers Traded SS Alcides Escobar, RHP Jeremy Jeffress and CF Lorenzo Cain to Kansas City Royals; Kansas City Royals Traded SS Yuniesky Betancourt and RHP Zack Greinke to Milwaukee Brewers and Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Traded RHP Jake Odorizzi to Kane County Cougars.
August 12, 2009 Milwaukee Brewers recalled Alcides Escobar from Nashville Sounds.

Alcides Escobar Bio Info

Resides in La Sabana, Venezuela with wife, Francys and son, Massimiliano...His first cousin is former Major League pitcher Kelvim Escobar, who pitched for Toronto (1997-2003) and the Angels (2004-07, 2009)...Participated in Royals FanFest in 2013...also involved with calendar shoots for Braden's Hope for childhood cancer research, the annual Gloves for Kids fundraiser and has supported the Royals Baseball Ability Camp...Played in the Major League All-Stars Tour of Japan in November, 2014...Is an avid ping-pong player.


Alcides was the only Royals player and one of just four in the Major Leagues to appear in all 162 games this season, along with Atlanta's Freddie Freeman, Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria and San Francisco's Hunter Pence...He's played in 633 games over the past four seasons, tops among Major League shortstops and fifth overall...Had a bounce-back season, batting .285 with 34 doubles, five triples and three homers, after hitting just .234 with 28 extra-base hits (20 doubles, 4 triples, 4 homers) in 2013...Ended the season on a nine-game hitting streak, batting .425 (17-for-40) with three doubles and three RBI during the streak...Hit out of the leadoff spot the last two weeks of the regular season, batting .362 (25-for-69) with five doubles, a homer, nine runs scored and a .397 on-base percentage...Recorded a career-high 34 doubles, which were second-most by a Royals shortstop, trailing only Kurt Stillwell's 1990 total (35)...Esky's total ranked fourth among A.L. shortstops and tied for 16th in the league overall...Hit .313 against left-handed pitching (46-for-147), which included a .333 average (19-for-57) vs. lefties after August 1...Also batted .306 (55-for-180) during day games...Ranked third in the American League and fifth in the Majors, hitting .374 (34-for-91) during the month of June;this included a career-best 12-game hitting streak from June 1-14...Had a .527 slugging percentage (10 doubles, 2 triples) during June, his highest in any month during his Major League career...Swiped 31 bases, the second-highest total of his career (35 in 2012), which tied for fifth in the A.L...Caught stealing three times over the final month of the season, but still ranks second in the Major Leagues with an 88.9 percent stolen base percentage (88-for-99) since the start of 2012...Had 24 infield hits, good for 12th in the American League...his 117 infield knocks since the start of 2011 are thirdmost in the Majors, behind the Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki (132) and Philadelphia's Ben Revere (120)...Matched a career high with four hits in a game twice over KC's final 29 contests...Played in all 15 postseason games, batting .292 with five doubles, a homer, eight runs scored and five RBI...Recorded four sacrifices during the postseason, which led all participants and were the most by a Royal in a single postseason...Had a nine-game hitting streak, which stretched from Game 3 of the ALDS (October 5) to Game 4 of the World Series (October 25)...It was tied for the second-longest by a Royal in postseason play, behind only Amos Otis who hit safely in 11-straight playoff games from 1978-80...Homered in Game 1 of the ALCS in Baltimore, becoming just the second Royals shortstop to homer in a postseason game, joining Freddie Patek (Game 2 of 1978 ALCS)...Also doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning of Game 2 of the ALCS.


Alcides hit .234 while starting 156 games, the third-most among American League shortstops... Swiped 22-of-22 bases, the most in a single-season by a Royal without being caught...the most in the Majors by a player without being caught since Philadelphia's Chase Utley was 23-for-23 in 2009... Ranked fifth in the A.L. with nine sacrifices and ninth with 24 infield hits...his 22 steals were third-most by an A.L. shortstop... A finalist for a Rawlings Gold Glove...committed just two errors after the All-Star break...his .993 fielding percentage after the break was tops among Major League shortstops (minimum 150 chances)... Recorded a pair of 10-game hitting streaks, August 4-13 and September 6-16...collected his first career walk-off hit, doubling home the winning run in the ninth inning of a 4-3 triumph over Baltimore on July 24. 


2012 Alcides posted a breakout offensive season and was named the Joe Burke Special Achievement Award winner by the KC Chapter of the BBWAA...Set career highs in average (.293), at bats (605), hits (177), doubles (30), home runs (5), RBI (52), stolen bases (35), on-base pct. (.331) and slugging pct. (.390)...Hit .293, the second-highest mark in the Majors among shortstops trailing only New York's Derek Jeter (.303)...His 177 hits were the most by a Royals shortstop in club history...Angel Berroa posted 164 hits in 2005...With 30 doubles and 35 steals, became the first Royal to post a 30 double/30 steal season since Carlos Beltran (44 2B, 35 SB in 2002) and the first Royals infielder ever...Was fifth in the league with a career-high 35 thefts and was the first KC shortstop to post back-to-back 25+ steal seasons since Freddie Patek (5 straight seasons from 1974-1978) just the third KC shortstop with 30 stolen bases, joining Patek (5 times) and U.L. Washington (once)...Recorded his first career 2-HR game on July 14 vs. Chicago and the first by a Royals shortstop since Jay Bell on April 14, 1997 at Toronto...Posted a career-best 11-game hitting streak from September 4-15...he hit .347 (17-for-49) during the streak...Recorded 4 infield hits on August 18 vs. Chicago, the first time that's been done in the Majors since the White Sox' Roberto Alomar did so on August 20, 2003 vs. the Angels...His 25 triples since the beginning of 2010 are the eighth-most in baseball...his 7 in 2012 were tied for sixth in A.L...He signed a 4-year contract extension with two club options for 2016 and 2017 prior to the season on March 15. 2011 Alcides had a standout season with the glove and held his own with the bat in his first season with the Royals. ... Tied for the MLB lead with 158 games at short while leading the Majors in assists (459), total chances (745) and putouts (271) ... also ranked second in innings played (1,387.1) and tied for fourth with 98 double plays ... his .980 fielding percentage ranked fourth in the league. ... Recorded 8 triples, which ranked tied for fourth in the American League ... his 18 triples since the beginning of 2010 are the sixth-most in the Majors. ... His 18 sacrifice hits were second most in MLB and tied for the second-most in a single season in Royals history, only trailing Tom Goodwin's 21 in 1996. ... Stole a career best 26 bases, which is the seventh-most all-time among Royals shortstops ... he is just 1 of 4 shortstops in club history to swipe 20 or more in a season (Freddie Patek, U.L. Washington, Angel Berroa). ... Batting .203 after an 0-for-4 on June 6, then hit .286 the remainder of the season ... batted .324 in September. ... Hit in 11 of 12 games with 9 multi-hit efforts (5 straight from 6/10-15) from June 7-19, batting .512 over that span. 2010 Alcides spent his first full season at the big league level, making 135 starts...His 10 triples tied for third in the National League...The 10 triples established a new Milwaukee franchise rookie record, breaking the previous mark of 8 set by Bob Coluccio (1973) and Scott Podsednik (2003)...Had two triples on April 21 at Pittsburgh, becoming the first Brewer since Geoff Jenkins on April 6, 2004 at St. Louis. 2009 Entered the season as the top prospect in the Brewers organization according to Baseball America...that same publication rated him Best Defensive Infielder and Best Infield Arm in the organization...Spent most of the season at Triple-A Nashville, where he batted .298 with 4 HR, 34 RBI and 42 stolen bases in 109 games...Led Nashville in runs (76) and stolen bases (42)...his stolen base total ranked third in the Pacific Coast League...Participated in the All-Star Futures Game in St. Louis and went 2-for-4 with 2R as he batted leadoff (World Team)...Was named to the All-PCL Team...Following the season was named the sixth-best prospect in the Pacific Coast League by Baseball America...Was selected to the Topps Triple-A All-Star Team...Was recalled by the Brewers on 8/12 and spent the rest of the season in Milwaukee Batted .304 with 1 HR and 11 RBI in 38 games with the Brewers...made 33 starts, all at shortstop...Batted .300 (9-for-30) with runners in scoring position...Recorded his first Major League stolen base on 8/12 vs. San Diego after entering the game as a pinch runner for Prince Fielder...Made his first Major League start on 8/13 vs. San Diego and went 1-for-4 with a run...His first Major League home run was a solo shot off Craig Stamen on 8/23 at Washington...Had his best game of the season on 9/16 at Chicago-NL as he went 4-for-5 with 2R, a double and 3 RBI...Batted .337 (28-for-83) with 9 RBI over his last 24 games of the season...Played for Lara in the Venezuelan Winter League and won the league batting title at .393 (68-for-173) along with 2 HR, 19 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 45 games...Enters 2010 as the top prospect in the Brewers organization according to Baseball America...was also named Best Defensive Infielder and Best Infield Arm in the organization. 2008 Entered the season as the third-best prospect in the Brewers organization according to Baseball America...Was the co-winner (with Mat Gamel) of the Brewers' Minor League Player of the Year Award...Spent most of the season at Double-A Huntsville, where he batted .328 with 8 HR, 76 RBI and 34 stolen bases in 131 games...Made the Southern League midseason and postseason All-Star teamsv...Led the Southern League in hits (179) and was among the leaders in stolen bases (T2nd, 34), runs (3rd, 95) and batting average (3rd, .328)...Was named Southern League Player of the Week from 7/7-7/13 and 8/4-8/10...Following the season was named the fifth-best prospect in the Southern League by Baseball America...Was selected to Topps' Double-A All-Star Team...Was recalled on 9/1...Appeared in 9 games with the Brewers, all off the bench...Made his Major League debut on 9/3 vs. New York-NL and produced a single in his first big league at-bat off Scott Schoeneweis after entering the game on defense...Replaced the injured Rickie Weeks on the postseason roster prior to Game 4 of the NLDS vs. Philadelphia...Played for Lara in the Venezuelan Winter League.