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Escalera Feeding The Homeless for Thanksgiving

San Juan- A Thanksgiving meal featuring turkey, rice, bread and dessert was served yesterday to a group of homeless and needy people in Plaza de Convalescence located in one of San Juan’s neediest neighborhoods. Among the volunteers, KC Royals’ outfielder Alfredo Escalera participated by serving meals, promoting voluntarism and inspiring the meals recipients with words of encouragement.  At the end of the event, more than 100 homeless individuals were provided with a Thanksgiving meal and the hope of a helping hand. "I love to participate in this event, it is just gratifying to be able to share happiness on such a special day. I have so much to...
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Escalera with an impressive performance in his first month

"His offensive and defensive accomplishments are remarkable"

Surprise- When Alfredo Escalera joined the AZL Royals last month everyone was expecting to witness a very young kid in the process to be developed. But what Escalera has showed is a remarkable skill, speed and athletic ability that is putting him to compete with the top players in the highly regarded Arizona League.

After his first full month following integrating the AZL Royals, Escalera is ranked in the top 25 players’ list according to batting average and is ranked 16 in the league among those with more than 70 opportunities at bat.  Escalera’s current...

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Looking into the future after becoming a Royal

“If there was an organization that I wanted to be a part of, is the Kansas City Royals…it already feels like an extended family”

Surprise, AZ- After being drafted by the Kansas City Royals, Alfredo Escalera is now concentrating on the future. “The scouting and recruiting process is behind me and I am concentrating now in my development and progress so I could boost my abilities and contribute to the Royals” said Escalera.

KC’s general manager Dayton Moore and the Royals organization have been assembling what almost everyone in the baseball world considers to be the very best MLB’s minor league system....

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Escalera’s youth: a trait of a champion

 “My secret weapon is my ability to successfully compete with my older peers without feeling any pressure”

San Juan, PR- Kansas City Royal’s baseball organization, announced last week the selection of Alfredo Escalera as the KC’s 8th pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. With this selection, the Royals opted for the youngest player to ever be drafted since the insertion of the MLB Amateur Draft in 1965.

Originally from Puerto Rico, Escalera moved to Florida to join the IMG Academies Baseball program in 2008. At IMG, Escalera was able to excel in both the athletic and academic aspects. Escalera, a National Honor...

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Escalera and Foody drafted out of IMG Academies

Both athletes are facing a tough decision between baseball and D1-NCAA Baseball

Bradenton, FL- Max Foody and Alfredo Escalera were selected by the San Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals, respectively, in the 2012 MLB First Year Player Draft. Both players were members of the IMG Baseball program an elite baseball powerhouse in Bradenton, Florida.

Max Foody a former left-handed pitcher from Ponte Vedra HS, played as a designated hitter and was able to contribute to the 2010 successful Ponte Vedras team’s season, which ended in the state semifinals. Foody transfered to IMG Academy in Bradenton following his sophomore season with...

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Escalera finished strong his pre-draft preparation

“After so many years, I am ready to face the next level”

Bradenton, FL- Alfredo Escalera’s love for the game of baseball started early in his life. When he was 2 years old, he was given a set of plastic golf clubs so he could start practicing with them.  According to Escalera, instinctively he started swinging the golf clubs as a baseball bat.  “The rest is history; I’ve been playing ever since.  So, I don’t know exactly when I realized that baseball was going to be so important in my life, but it seems to me that I have been dreaming about...

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