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Royals | No. 2 spot in KC lineup up for grabs

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:23:49 -0800

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas and OF Alex Gordon are the two most likely candidates to bat second in the team's batting order this season, according to manager Ned Yost. The player that does not win the competition for the No. 2 spot will wind up batting sixth, behind OF Lorenzo Cain, 1B Eric Hosmer and DH Kendrys Morales.

Fantasy Tip: Moustakas hit .280 with 10 home runs and 40 RBIs in 408 at-bats as the No. 2 hitter in 2015, while Gordon hit .371 with one home run and seven RBIs in 35 at-bats in that spot. Don't be surprised if the left-handed-hitting Moustakas occupies the spot versus right-handers, while the right-handed-hitting Gordon does the same against southpaws. Both players make solid starting options in all fantasy formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Rustin Dodd

Royals | Mike Moustakas hopes for longer deal

Sat, 30 Jan 2016 08:07:29 -0800

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas said his representatives have talked with the Royals about a possible two-year deal for Moustakas.

Fantasy Tip: Moustakas should be with the team for at least the 2016 season since he is scheduled to go through arbitration. Moustakas is coming off a season where he hit .284 with 22 home runs and 82 RBIs and should be a solid starting option in all mixed leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jeffrey Flanagan

Royals | Mike Moustakas files for arbitration

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 18:10:15 -0800

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas has filed for salary arbitration. He is seeking $7 million while the team is countering with an offer worth $4.2 million.

Fantasy Tip: Moustakas had a career year in 2015, batting .284 with 22 home runs and 82 RBIs in 147 regular-season games while making his first All-Star team. He should be drafted in the early rounds of AL-only fantasy leagues and the middle rounds of mixed leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Yahoo! Sports - Jeff Passan

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - David Schoenfield

Royals | Kansas City resting regulars

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 13:01:00 -0700

Kansas City Royals OFs Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon, 1Bs Eric Hosmer and Kendrys Morales, C Salvador Perez, 3B Mike Moustakas and SS Alcides Escobar are not in the starting lineup against the Cleveland Indians Friday, Sept. 25.

Fantasy Tip: After clinching the American League Central Division Thursday, Sept. 25, Ben Zobrist ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) and Alex Rios ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) are the only regulars in the lineup for Kansas City. FantasyScore players should view the entire lineup as risky starts at FantasyScore, including Zobrist and Rios. Additionally, Cleveland SP Carlos Carrasco ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) checks out as a high-end pitching option.

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Royals | Mike Moustakas reaches five times

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 20:51:29 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas went 3-for-3 with a home run, a double, three RBI, three runs scored and two walks in a 10-4 win over the Seattle Mariners Thursday, Sept. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Moustakas ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) has been hit and miss this month, and 12 of his 17 RBI in September have come in two games. He isn't swinging a steady enough bat to pay for at FantasyScore right now.

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Royals | Mike Moustakas hits No. 20

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 06:21:07 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas hit his 20th home run of the season while going 2-for-3 at the dish during the Royals 6-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers Saturday, Sept. 19.

Fantasy Tip: It has been two years since Moustakas ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) reached the 20-bomb plateau, but at age 26, the former second overall pick is having a career season. His .279 batting average and .803 OPS are career-best marks, and he is currently tied with previous highs in home runs (20) and RBI (73). Moustakas carries a hefty FantasyScore salary, though, and he is best faded outside of prime matchups against right-handed hurlers.

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Royals | Mike Moustakas drives in nine

Sat, 12 Sep 2015 17:55:16 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas went 3-for-5 with two home runs, three runs scored and a team-record nine RBI in a 14-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, Sept. 12.

Fantasy Tip: Moustakas ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) is having a solid all-around season, but there are usually other players in the same price range at FantasyScore with more upside.

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Royals | Mike Moustakas back in the lineup

Sun, 06 Sep 2015 10:33:54 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (hamstring) is in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Erik Johnson Sunday, Sept. 6, and is batting third.

Fantasy Tip: Moustakas ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) missed five games because of a hamstring injury but is back in the lineup. He is hitting .281 with 15 home runs this season and could be a solid starting option.

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Royals | Mike Moustakas sidelined for fifth day

Sat, 05 Sep 2015 15:15:28 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (hamstring) is sidelined for the fifth day in a row Saturday, Sept. 5, due to hamstring issues. 3B Cheslor Cuthbert is again in the lineup, and he is hitting sixth against Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana.

Fantasy Tip: Moustakas ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) has felt better, but the lefty vs. lefty matchup allows the Royals another chance to sit Moustakas. Cuthbert ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) can be used as low-cost help in your lineup.

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