|Nov. 4 12:54 PM PT1:54 PM MT2:54 PM CT3:54 PM ET15:54 ET19:54 GMT3:54 12:54 PM MST2:54 PM EST3:24 PM VEN23:54 UAE1:54 PM CT-The Royals exercised their $6.5 million option on Escobar for next season.
Analysis: Escobar played all 162 games in 2016 for the second time in three years. He batted .261 and stole 17 bases for the second straight season.
|Sep. 22 7:11 PM PT8:11 PM MT9:11 PM CT10:11 PM ET22:11 ET2:11 GMT10:11 7:11 PM MST9:11 PM EST9:41 PM VEN6:11 UAE (+1)9:11 PM CT-Escobar hit his seventh home run Thursday in a 5-2 loss at Cleveland.
Analysis: Escobar has six homers in his last 149 at-bats after he had homered just once in his previous 600 at-bats. Escobar is 5 for 27 in his last nine games.
|Sep. 19 3:36 PM PT4:36 PM MT5:36 PM CT6:36 PM ET18:36 ET22:36 GMT6:36 3:36 PM MST5:36 PM EST6:06 PM VEN2:36 UAE (+1)5:36 PM CT-Escobar hit a solo homer in the second inning Monday before being ejected in the fifth for arguing balls and strikes.
Analysis: It was a career-high sixth homer run for Escobar, and his 50 RBIs are two off his career best.
|Sep. 10 8:55 PM PT9:55 PM MT10:55 PM CT11:55 PM ET23:55 ET3:55 GMT11:55 8:55 PM MST10:55 PM EST11:25 PM VEN7:55 UAE (+1)10:55 PM CT-Escobar was hitless in three at-bats in Saturday's comeback win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Escobar is 2 for 10 in his last three contests following a 14-game hitting streak during which he batting .357. He is batting .349 in 63 at-bats against Sunday’s scheduled starter Chris Sale. It’s his highest average against any of the 18 pitchers he has faced at least 30 times.
|Sep. 4 8:30 PM PT9:30 PM MT10:30 PM CT11:30 PM ET23:30 ET3:30 GMT11:30 8:30 PM MST10:30 PM EST11:00 PM VEN7:30 UAE (+1)10:30 PM CT-Escobar went 2 for 4 with a solo homer in Sunday's loss to Detroit to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.
Analysis: The shortstop has been displaying some uncommon power during his surge, as three of his five homers have come over his last 10 games. Escobar is batting .362 with 11 RBIs and a .681 slugging percentage during the streak.
|Sep. 3 9:13 AM PT10:13 AM MT11:13 AM CT12:13 PM ET12:13 ET16:13 GMT0:13 9:13 AM MST11:13 AM EST11:43 AM VEN20:13 UAE11:13 AM CT-Escobar went 2 for 4 on Friday to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.
Analysis: Escobar has batted .359 with five doubles and eight RBIs over that hit streak.
|Aug. 30 8:38 AM PT9:38 AM MT10:38 AM CT11:38 AM ET11:38 ET15:38 GMT23:38 8:38 AM MST10:38 AM EST11:08 AM VEN19:38 UAE10:38 AM CT-Escobar hit a three-run homer Monday.
Analysis: After hitting only one home run over the first four months of the season, Escobar has three in August. He's 9 for 22 with two homers, four doubles and seven RBIs in his last six games.
|Aug. 26 7:39 PM PT8:39 PM MT9:39 PM CT10:39 PM ET22:39 ET2:39 GMT10:39 7:39 PM MST9:39 PM EST10:09 PM VEN6:39 UAE (+1)9:39 PM CT-Escobar stayed hot with two more hits, including a double, in Friday's 6-3 win over the Red Sox.
Analysis: Escobar has gone 11 for 26 (.423) with four doubles, a home run and four RBIs in his last seven games.
|Aug. 26 9:08 PM PT10:08 PM MT11:08 PM CT12:08 AM ET0:08 ET4:08 GMT12:08 9:08 PM MST11:08 PM EST11:38 PM VEN8:08 UAE11:08 PM CT-Escobar homered, doubled, and drove in two runs to lead the surging Royals past the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Thursday night.
Analysis: Escobar is hitting .388 (19 for 49) with four doubles, a triple, and a home run in his last 13 games.
|Aug. 21 6:38 AM PT7:38 AM MT8:38 AM CT9:38 AM ET9:38 ET13:38 GMT21:38 6:38 AM MST8:38 AM EST9:08 AM VEN17:38 UAE8:38 AM CT-Escobar contributed two hits and scored a run in Saturday's rout of Minnesota.
Analysis: Though he has no power and has stopped stealing bases, Escobar is showing some value by hitting .412 (14 for 34) over his last nine games.
|Aug. 15 7:40 PM PT8:40 PM MT9:40 PM CT10:40 PM ET22:40 ET2:40 GMT10:40 7:40 PM MST9:40 PM EST10:10 PM VEN6:40 UAE (+1)9:40 PM CT-Escobar is one of many Royals swinging the bat well right now. He went 2 for 3 in Monday's 3-1 win over the Tigers.
Analysis: Escobar is 9 for 16 with three RBIs over his last four games.
|Aug. 15 2:36 PM PT3:36 PM MT4:36 PM CT5:36 PM ET17:36 ET21:36 GMT5:36 2:36 PM MST4:36 PM EST5:06 PM VEN1:36 UAE (+1)4:36 PM CT-Escobar capped an excellent series in Minnesota with three hits - including a two-run triple - in Sunday's 11-4 win.
Analysis: The shortstop went 7 for 13 with three RBIs over the three games. Escobar's value remains limited, though, unless he starts stealing bases again.
|July 17 6:02 PM PT7:02 PM MT8:02 PM CT9:02 PM ET21:02 ET1:02 GMT9:02 6:02 PM MST8:02 PM EST8:32 PM VEN5:02 UAE (+1)8:02 PM CT-Escobar continued his struggles by going 0 for 3 on Sunday.
Analysis: He is 6 for 30 in his last 10 games.
|July 1 8:23 PM PT9:23 PM MT10:23 PM CT11:23 PM ET23:23 ET3:23 GMT11:23 8:23 PM MST10:23 PM EST10:53 PM VEN7:23 UAE (+1)10:23 PM CT-Escobar had a hit in four at-bats Friday to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.
Analysis: He's batting .370 during the impressive run.
|June 25 6:58 AM PT7:58 AM MT8:58 AM CT9:58 AM ET9:58 ET13:58 GMT21:58 6:58 AM MST8:58 AM EST9:28 AM VEN17:58 UAE8:58 AM CT-Escobar extended his hot stretch by going 2 for 4 with a home run in Friday's 13-4 loss to Houston.
Analysis: Escobar has gone 9 for 22 with a homer, two doubles and two RBIs in his last five games.
|June 23 9:21 AM PT10:21 AM MT11:21 AM CT12:21 PM ET12:21 ET16:21 GMT0:21 9:21 AM MST11:21 AM EST11:51 AM VEN20:21 UAE11:21 AM CT-Escobar came up big again with two more hits Wednesday, but it wasn't enough in a 4-3 loss to the Mets.
Analysis: Escobar has gone 7 for 18 with two doubles and an RBI over his last four games.
|June 21 7:53 PM PT8:53 PM MT9:53 PM CT10:53 PM ET22:53 ET2:53 GMT10:53 7:53 PM MST9:53 PM EST10:23 PM VEN6:53 UAE (+1)9:53 PM CT-Escobar had two hits Tuesday.
Analysis: This is the second time in three contests Edcobar recorded a two-hit game.
|May 16 1:53 PM PT2:53 PM MT3:53 PM CT4:53 PM ET16:53 ET20:53 GMT4:53 1:53 PM MST3:53 PM EST4:23 PM VEN0:53 UAE (+1)3:53 PM CT-Escobar had four hits and drove in a run in a win over Atlanta on Sunday.
Analysis: Escobar, now batting .264, was 5 for 29 (.172) in his previous seven games.
|May 4 1:13 PM PT2:13 PM MT3:13 PM CT4:13 PM ET16:13 ET20:13 GMT4:13 1:13 PM MST3:13 PM EST3:43 PM VEN0:13 UAE (+1)3:13 PM CT-Escobar had four hits and drove in a run in a 7-6 win over Washington on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Escobar is 8 for 14 in his first three games this month. He was batting .214 in his first 23 this season.
|Apr. 9 3:58 PM PT4:58 PM MT5:58 PM CT6:58 PM ET18:58 ET22:58 GMT6:58 3:58 PM MST5:58 PM EST6:28 PM VEN2:58 UAE (+1)5:58 PM CT-Escobar had two hits on Friday.
Analysis: He has at least one in each of his first three games.