Escobar will be batting in the 2 spot tonight.
Alcides Escobar is batting second against the Phillies on Sunday.
It's a rather bizarre decision. Escobar has hit .217/.274/.348 with no stolen bases this season and is in the middle of a 7-for-49 (.143) slump. Regardless, any move up the order is great news for Escobar's fantasy prospects, as Brewers manager Ken Macha has already explained that he will almost never send his eighth hitter on a stolen base attempt with the pitcher batting. Many fantasy owners would love to see Escobar -- one of the season's notable fantasy disappointments -- swipe his first base this evening. Others have already cut bait and moved on.
maybe if he can get on this will allow him to run. hes facing Hamels tonight. Escobar is batting 1.000 AVG vs Hamels, allthough its just 1 for 1 with a single.