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Royals | Ben Zobrist wants to return to KC

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 11:00:00 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Ben Zobrist, who is eligible to become a free agent after the season, said he would like to return to the club. "Certainly, this had been one of the teams I liked the look of," he said. "And now, since I've been here, it's a place I want to stay longer. Being here has certainly done nothing but make this (team) go up on my list."

Fantasy Tip: In 20 games since being acquired from the A's, Zobrist ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) is batting .351 with four home runs and 13 RBIs in 74 at-bats, including a .389 mark during the month of August. FantasyScore owners should continue using him while he's swinging a hot bat.

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Royals | Mike Moustakas sitting vs. Red Sox

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:18:07 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 21. OF Paulo Orlando draws into the lineup and is batting eighth, and 2B Ben Zobrist is filling in at third base and batting second against Boston Red Sox SP Henry Owens Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid the struggling Moustakas ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) in all fantasy formats Friday. He owns a .196/.298/.375 slash line since the All-Star break and seasonal owners should be considering replacements. Zobrist ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) has been a hitting machine since joining Kansas City and worth a look almost nightly at FantasyScore. He has a .357/.446/.600 slash line over 19 games with the Royals. Orlando ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is nothing more than a flier in daily contests, and you should be able to find better value in his price range at FantasyScore.

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Royals | Omar Infante remains sidelined

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:15:52 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Omar Infante (back) remains out of the lineup Thursday, Aug. 20. 2B Ben Zobrist is starting at second again and OF Paulo Orlando is starting in left field and hitting ninth against Boston Red Sox SP Wade Miley.

Fantasy Tip: Orlando ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) doesn't have much offensive upside and is in an unfavorable lineup spot tonight against the southpaw Miley. Orlando hasn't really had much success against lefties in limited duty, either.

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Royals | Ben Zobrist stays red hot

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 22:39:48 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Ben Zobrist went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and an RBI Wednesday, Aug. 19, against the Cincinnati Reds. He extended his hitting streak to six games.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) is hitting .565 (13-for-23) with seven runs scored and five RBIs during the impressive streak. He is a must-have in FantasyScore at this mid-level price.

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Royals | Omar Infante out again

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:18:43 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Omar Infante is not in the starting lineup for the second straight day Wednesday, Aug. 19. OF Ben Zobrist moves to second base and OF Jarrod Dyson will start in left field and hit ninth against Cincinnati Reds SP Keyvius Sampson.

Fantasy Tip: With the Royals moving back to American League play tomorrow, expect Infante to return Thursday. Dyson ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) has fantasy appeal because of his wheels, but he struggles to reach base often and his outlook dims hitting at the bottom of the order.

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Royals | Orlando Calixte playing in left field

Sat, 15 Aug 2015 12:16:55 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Orlando Calixte will bat ninth and play left field against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker Saturday, Aug. 15. INF/OF Ben Zobrist, who played left field Friday, Aug. 14, will play second base Saturday, with 2B Omar Infante getting the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Calixte is 0-for-3 with a run scored in two career major league games and is not yet available in FantasyScore. Give him several games to show what he's capable of before considering him for any fantasy format.

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Royals | Omar Infante resting

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:53:32 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Omar Infante is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 11. 2B Ben Zobrist is starting at the keystone and hitting second against Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is 3-for-22 with three singles in his career against Sanchez. Although Zobrist does have eight of his nine homers this year against righties, he's only hitting .240 against them in 2015. Sanchez has been all over the map this year, though, and is allowing 1.5 home runs per nine innings. Zobrist is a midrange second base option tonight. You could do worse.

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Royals | Ben Zobrist has three-hit game

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 21:25:48 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Ben Zobrist went 3-for-3 with a walk and a run scored Monday, Aug. 10, against the Detroit Tigers.

Fantasy Tip: Zobi ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has hit safely in eight of the past nine games, driving in eight runs during the span. At this mid-level FantasyScore price he is a decent bargain.

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Royals | Ben Zobrist starts at 3B

Sun, 09 Aug 2015 16:11:38 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Ben Zobrist started at third base for the first time since Sept. 30, 2010, and went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in a 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox Sunday, Aug. 9.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) has been solid since joining the Royals, collecting at least one hit in eight of his 10 games with the team. That being said, there are usually players available at FantasyScore in his price range that offer more upside.

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Royals | Ben Zobrist takes a breather

Sat, 08 Aug 2015 14:11:35 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B/OF Ben Zobrist is out of the lineup Saturday, Aug. 8, with 3B Mike Moustakas moving up to hit second.

Fantasy Tip: Moose ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) is 3-for-8 with two homers lifetime against Jeff Samardzija and is a decent play at third on FantasyScore.

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