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Royals | Kendrys Morales, Jarrod Dyson out

Sun, 22 May 2016 10:14:49 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Kendrys Morales and OF Jarrod Dyson are not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Carlos Rodon Sunday, May 22. C Salvador Perez will serve as the designated hitter, while C Drew Butera will start at catcher and is batting ninth. OF Paulo Orlando will start in right field and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Butera has a decent batting average but has only has 12 at-bats on the season, so owners should be able to find better players for their lineups. Orlando should be a solid starting candidate in daily fantasy leagues because he is hitting .533 with one home runs and six RBI over the last seven days.

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Royals | Three Royals may have success Friday

Fri, 20 May 2016 15:32:54 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain, 1B Kendrys Morales and C Salvador Perez have all had some success in the last five years against Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana, who they face Friday, May 20. Cain is hitting .319 with three RBI in 47 at-bats, Morales is hitting .308 with a home run and five RBI in 26 at-bats and Perez is hitting .378 with two long balls and eight RBI in 45 at-bats.

Fantasy Tip: Cain and Perez are must-start guys in all traditional formats and are likely popular plug-ins in daily lineups, too. However, Morales has been one of the bigger disappointments with just five home runs and a .195/.252/.336 line in 40 games. Keep in mind Quintana is not the same pitcher he's been in recent seasons, so all three hitters tonight could struggle. Morales is certainly one to avoid.

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Royals | Righties shutting down Kendrys Morales

Sun, 15 May 2016 18:48:38 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Kendrys Morales is hitting .143 against right-handed pitching this season.

Fantasy Tip: Morales is having a down year overall, and his awful numbers against righties aren't helping. You can hang on to him in AL-only formats, but feel free to shop for a better option in mixed leagues.

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Royals | Kendrys Morales ends drought

Sat, 07 May 2016 17:44:53 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Kendrys Morales finished 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and a run scored in a 7-0 win over the Cleveland Indians Saturday, May 7. It was his first home run since April 11 and his first RBI since April 22.

Fantasy Tip: It has been a rough start to the year for Morales. He is probably a hold in AL-only formats, but feel free to cut bait in mixed leagues.

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Royals | Kendrys Morales performs well

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 06:24:09 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Kendrys Morales went 3-for-4 with one RBI against the Oakland Athletics Friday, April 15.

Fantasy Tip: Morales is on a bit of a hot streak with five hits in his last three games. Morales will be in the starting lineup most of the time and is a fine starting candidate in most mixed leagues.

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Royals | Kendrys Morales expected to be fine

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 19:10:47 -0800

Kansas City Royals 1B Kendrys Morales (illness) has been battling the flu from the past couple of days and he has been missing in camp. Manager Ned Yost said Monday, Feb. 29, that Morales should be back Tuesday, March 1.

Fantasy Tip: Morales was healthy in 2015, and he rebounded rather nicely with a .290 average, 41 doubles, 22 homers and 106 RBIs, second-most in his career. His on-base percentage of .362 was also a career-best. If you're looking for power in the middle rounds Morales is a decent fantasy option if he can stay healthy.

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Royals | Kendrys Morales not starting Game 3

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:14:44 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Kendrys Morales will not be in the starting lineup against the New York Mets in Game 3 of the World Series Friday, Oct. 30, according to manager Ned Yost.

Fantasy Tip: Morales is just 1-for-7 through the first two games of the series, and without the ability to utilize him as a designated hitter, it is unlikely Morales starts any of the games played at Citi Field. The veteran had a monster regular season with 81 runs, 22 home runs, 106 RBI and a .290/.362/.485 slash line. Entering the 2016 fantasy season, Morales stands to slide down into the late middle rounds of drafts and return profit again because there isn't significant hype surrounding his fantasy stock.

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Mets | Matt Harvey has struggled against lefties

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 11:49:04 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey has particularly liked to throw his fastball to left-handed hitters on the outside of the plate. He had a .676 OPS against lefties this year compared to .544 against righties, and 15 of the 18 home runs he allowed in 2015 were to lefty hitters. The Kansas City Royals are notoriously good fastball hitters, and their lefty hitters like fastballs away. 2B Ben Zobrist (.206/.372/.324), 1B Eric Hosmer (.379/.463/.707), 1B Kendrys Morales (.400/.494/.662), 3B Mike Moustakas (.300/.385/.500) and OF Alex Gordon (.340/.407/.698) all had success against right-handed fastballs away.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey is one of the better young fastball pitchers, but against the best fastball-hitting team in baseball this year, he'll need to effectively mix in his slider and changeup to keep them off balance and be successful, especially against the lefties. Harvey's high innings total after coming off Tommy John surgery will be a narrative in the World Series, as well.

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Royals | Kendrys Morales is homer happy

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 22:00:28 -0700

Kansas City Royals DH Kendrys Morales went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Game 5 of the American League Division Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Fantasy Tip: Morales ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) swatted three homers in the five-game series. He is a tremendous mid-tier FantasyScore option heading into the ALCS.

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Royals | Kendrys Morales homers twice

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 21:16:58 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in a 5-3 loss to the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the American League Division Series Thursday, Oct. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Morales ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) was solid for the Royals all season, driving in 106 runs. He has picked up where he left off and should continue to be a safe, solid addition to lineups at FantasyScore.

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