Alcides Escobar
SS FA
2 months ago

Escobar went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Wednesday's loss to the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The 10th-year shortstop remains on pace to play in all 162 games this season, which would give him three such campaigns in four years. For the most part, volume is what keeps Escobar on the fantasy radar in mixed leagues, but his recent play is worth noting. Through 42 at-bats this month, he's hitting a ridiculous .428 with eight extra-base hits (six doubles, one triple and a homer), six RBI, nine runs and just two strikeouts. That said, regardless of format, owners scouring for shortstop help down the stretch should scoop up Escobar if he's still available.

Alcides Escobar
SS FA
2 months ago

Escobar went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, an RBI and two runs against the Tigers on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

He fell just a homer short of the cycle while building up his ongoing hot streak -- over the last eight games, Escobar's gone 11-for-25 (.440) with four extra-base knocks. In fact, he's been running relatively hot for nearly a month, but that hasn't been enough to bring his season stats up to the point of respectability, as Escobar is still largely scuffling through one of his worst MLB campaigns.

Alcides Escobar
SS FA
3 months ago

Escobar went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run during Sunday's win over the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

The sure-handed shortstop is finally finding his way at the plate as the season's home stretch approaches. Escobar is riding an 11-game hitting streak, going 18-for-42 (.429) with 11 runs since Aug. 9. His .239 average sits at its highest point since April 16, and the 30-year-old's recent efforts make him worthy of consideration in deep formats, at least until he cools off.

Alcides Escobar
SS FA
3 months ago

Escobar has a .226/.247/.306 slash line with four stolen bases in eight attempts over 438 at-bats.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar slashed a much more respectable .278/.299/.399 across June and July, but has only seven hits in 41 August at-bats. The 30-year-old has little fantasy value at this point with his abysmal on-base percentage and general lack of offensive productivity in 2017.

Alcides Escobar
SS FA
4 months ago

Escobar went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and two runs during Thursday's win over Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

After stealing double-digit bases in seven consecutive seasons, Escobar has just two stolen bases this year. It's been a huge blow to his fantasy value, as the shortstop owns a crippling .234/.257/.320 slash line. His three homers, 32 RBI and 37 runs aren't moving the needle, either.

Alcides Escobar
SS FA
4 months ago

Escobar (wrist) is starting at shortstop and hitting seventh Tuesday against the Tigers, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was hit on the wrist by a pitch in Monday's game, but X-rays were negative and he will not be forced to miss any time with the injury. Escobar is hitting .233 with a 1.9 percent walk rate and has just two steals on five attempts this season.

Alcides Escobar
SS FA
4 months ago

X-rays on Escobar's left wrist came back negative, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Royals caught a lucky break, as it appears that Escobar escaped Monday's contest with just minor damage to his left wrist. The speedy shortstop is day-to-day and reportedly has a chance to suit up for Tuesday's game.

Alcides Escobar
SS FA
4 months ago

Escobar was removed from Monday's game against the Tigers after being by a pitch on his left wrist, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar was 1-for-2 at the plate before being plunked by a 90 MPH fastball and was lifted from the contest in bottom of the seventh inning. Details of the injury's severity should become available following Monday's contest. He was replaced by Ramon Torres at shortstop.

Alcides Escobar
SS FA
4 months ago

Escobar played in all 87 of the Royals' first-half games, slashing .226/.242/.306 with a career-high 18.5 percent strikeout rate.

EDGE Analysis

Many players would happily take the shortstop's strikeout rate, but it's not good for Escobar, who owns a 13.6 percent mark over his lengthy career. His dismal 1.7 percent walk rate has the 30-year-old sitting in the cellar for OBP among all MLB shortstops. That said, Escobar needs to improve his plate discipline immensely before being considered a fantasy option.

Alcides Escobar
SS FA
5 months ago

Escobar slashed .294/.301/.412 with two stolen bases over 102 at-bats in June.

EDGE Analysis

The Royals' shortstop posted a solid month of June after skidding through April and May, but is still on pace for his worst season in the majors. Escobar has a .223/.241/.537 slash line overall and has only two stolen bases while being caught twice. His six walks rank second-worst in MLB, and much of the 30-year-old's potential value will hinge on the basepaths.