Detroit Tigers' Justin Upton avoids the tag of Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar to steal second during the fourth inning on Sunday in Detroit. The Tigers won 4-2.

Detroit Tigers' Justin Upton avoids the tag of Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar to steal second during the fourth inning on Sunday in Detroit. The Tigers won 4-2.

Texas Rangers Soft as a Grape Youth Shortstop T-Shirt - Royal - $16.99

Texas Rangers Soft as a Grape Youth Shortstop T-Shirt - Royal

Texas Rangers Soft as a Grape Youth Shortstop T-Shirt - Royal - $16.99

New York Mets Soft as a Grape Youth Shortstop T-Shirt - Royal - $16.99

New York Mets Soft as a Grape Youth Shortstop T-Shirt - Royal

New York Mets Soft as a Grape Youth Shortstop T-Shirt - Royal - $16.99

Los Angeles Dodgers Soft as a Grape Youth Shortstop T-Shirt - Royal - $16.99

Los Angeles Dodgers Soft as a Grape Youth Shortstop T-Shirt - Royal

Los Angeles Dodgers Soft as a Grape Youth Shortstop T-Shirt - Royal - $16.99

ROYALS CELEBRATE: Kansas City Royals shortstop Humberto Arteaga, left, smiles as he celebrates his run scored against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning March 17, 2017, in Phoenix. The Royals won 8-5.

2017 spring training

ROYALS CELEBRATE: Kansas City Royals shortstop Humberto Arteaga, left, smiles as he celebrates his run scored against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning March 17, 2017, in Phoenix. The Royals won 8-5.

TAKING ADVANTAGE:    Rymer Liriano of the The Chicago White Sox steals second on a throwing error by Kansas City Royals pitcher Jason Hammel, advancing to third as Royals shortstop Ramon Torres hits the dirt in the fifth inning in Glendale, Ariz., on March 15. Chicago won 7-3.

2017 spring training

TAKING ADVANTAGE: Rymer Liriano of the The Chicago White Sox steals second on a throwing error by Kansas City Royals pitcher Jason Hammel, advancing to third as Royals shortstop Ramon Torres hits the dirt in the fifth inning in Glendale, Ariz., on March 15. Chicago won 7-3.

New York Mets Soft as a Grape Youth Shortstop T-Shirt - Royal - $16.99

New York Mets Soft as a Grape Youth Shortstop T-Shirt - Royal

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Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura reacted after center fielder Lorenzo Cain makes a catch Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy during the sixth inning at Saturday's ALCS playoff baseball game on October 11, 2014 at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Md.

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura reacted after center fielder Lorenzo Cain makes a catch Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy during the sixth inning at Saturday's ALCS playoff baseball game on October 11, 2014 at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Md.

Alcides Escobar was one of two Major Leaguers to start all 162 games in 2016 (J. Schoop). - Esky is the only Royal EVER to start all 162 games in a season. He's now done it twice (2014, 2016). - He’s the only Major Leaguer to start 162 games at shortstop since Jimmy Rollins did it during his 2007 National League MVP season. - Esky has made 171 consecutive starts dating back to September 26, 2015.  According to The Elias Sports Bureau, it’s the longest active streak in the Majors.

Alcides Escobar was one of two Major Leaguers to start all 162 games in 2016 (J. Schoop). - Esky is the only Royal EVER to start all 162 games in a season. He's now done it twice (2014, 2016). - He’s the only Major Leaguer to start 162 games at shortstop since Jimmy Rollins did it during his 2007 National League MVP season. - Esky has made 171 consecutive starts dating back to September 26, 2015. According to The Elias Sports Bureau, it’s the longest active streak in the Majors.

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