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Royals | Greg Holland may come off DL Tuesday

Sun, 03 May 2015 15:24:45 -0700

Kansas City Royals RP Greg Holland (chest) may come off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 5.

Fantasy Tip: Holland has reported few difficulties recovering from a strained pectoral muscle, but you may want to wait a game or two before putting him back in your lineup.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Dave Skretta


Royals | Paulo Orlando starting in RF

Sun, 03 May 2015 09:58:18 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Paulo Orlando will be the starting right fielder against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: Orlando ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is starting in place of Lorenzo Cain, who is serving his two-game suspension. Orlando has had some success recently with six hits in his last six games but is only has four RBI this season. Owners on FantasyScore likely will be able to find better options.

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Royals | Lorenzo Cain to serve suspension

Sun, 03 May 2015 08:15:14 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain has decided to drop the appeal of his two-game suspension and will begin serving the suspension Sunday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: Paulo Orlando ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) could receive a few starts while Cain serves the suspension. Orlando has had a decent start to the season with a .250 batting average, five triples and four RBI. He could be a cheaper option on FantasyScore, but owners should be able to find better options to use.

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Royals | Eric Hosmer dialed in

Fri, 01 May 2015 20:44:30 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in a 4-1 win over the Detroit Tigers Friday, May 1, and he has hit safely in five straight games.

Fantasy Tip: Hosmer ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has nine hits, two home runs, two doubles and five RBIs in his last five games, and his hot bat comes at a great price at FantasyScore.

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Royals | Kendrys Morales keeps hitting

Fri, 01 May 2015 20:29:41 -0700

Kansas City Royals DH Kendrys Morales extended his hitting streak to eight games, going 2-for-4 with a run scored, a double and three RBIs in a 4-1 win over the Detroit Tigers Friday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: Morales ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) also has nine RBIs in his last four games, and he is hitting .323 with 20 RBIs for the year. He is a steal at FantasyScore at his current price.

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Royals | Alcides Escobar to 7-day disabled list

Fri, 01 May 2015 14:00:58 -0700

Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar (head) is not 100% and was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list Friday, May 1, according to manager Ned Yost. Yost noted they will not take any chances with Escobar, and Yost expects Escobar will fail the impact test he underwent.

Fantasy Tip: Christian Colon ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is starting for Escobar ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) Friday, and Colon projects to see the bulk of starts until Escobar returns. Colon is a nice low-priced flier for FantasyScore players, as he handles the bat well. Through 75 career at-bats Colon is a .307 batting average.

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


Royals | Mike Moustakas using opposite field

Fri, 01 May 2015 11:38:07 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas, who has been a dead-pull hitter for most of his career, has 15 opposite-field hits this year and having 18 all of 2014. He's currently sporting a slash line of .356/.420/.522 and is excelling in the two-hole.

Fantasy Tip: Even though it's early in the season and some regression is inevitable, Moustakas ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) seems primed for a breakout year. The No. 2 spot in the order has been great for his resurgence, and it makes him that much more attractive for daily lineups. The fact that he's hitting .359 (14-for-39) with one home run and five RBI against left-handers makes him a daily consideration at FantasyScore, regardless of opponent right now.

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


Royals | Mike Moustakas on a tear

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 21:41:58 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas went 2-for-5 with a double, run scored and an RBI in an 8-1 win over the Detroit Tigers Thursday, April 30, and he has raised his average from .309 to .356 during a five-game hitting streak.

Fantasy Tip: Moustakas ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has 11 hits, five runs scored and four RBIs in his last five, and he makes a solid mid-range play at FantasyScore right now.

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Royals | Alex Gordon setting table Thursday

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:38:41 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon is hitting leadoff against Detroit Tigers SP Alfred Simon Thursday, April 30, with SS Alcides Escobar (head, cheek) out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: This is likely just a short-term situation with Escobar injured, but it shouldn't be ignored at FantasyScore, especially since Gordon ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has been heating up of late. Against Simon, who is due for some regression to the mean, Gordon is a sneaky good play at FantasyScore.

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Royals | Kris Medlen set to face hitters

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:24:14 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Kris Medlen (elbow) will begin throwing against hitters Monday, May 4.

Fantasy Tip: Medlen is recoving from a 2014 Tommy John surgery, and the organization expects him to have a role in the second half of this season. Whether that is as part of the rotation or out of the bullpen remains to be seen. Medlen has been a nice fantasy asset in the past, so he is worth monitoring as he works his way back. You can likely ignore him in the majority of formats at this point, though.

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


Royals | Alcides Escobar passed concussion tests

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:56:21 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar (head, cheek) passed his concussion test, but he is not able to move his head up and down sharply, according to manager Ned Yost.

Fantasy Tip: Expect Escobar ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) to return this weekend. Christian Colon ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is starting at shortstop in place of Escobar Thursday, April 30, and he projects to start until Escobar is able to return. Colon is a viable low-priced flier for FantasyScore players.

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


Royals | Alcides Escobar optimistic for quick return

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:51:56 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar (head, cheek) hopes to return to the lineup Friday, May 1, or Saturday, May 2.

Fantasy Tip: Christian Colon ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is starting at shortstop in place of Escobar Thursday, April 30, and he projects to handle the position for the entirety of Escobar's ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) absence. This is excellent news for Escobar's seasonal owners, and Colon isn't a bad option for FantasyScore players looking for cap relief.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Star-Ledger - Andy McCullough


Royals | Alcides Escobar to avoid DL?

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:13:05 -0700

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar (head, cheek), who was diagnosed with a bruised left cheek after being hit in the head by a pitch Wednesday, April 29, isn't expected to land on the disabled list, according to manager Ned Yost. However, it's unknown when he might return to action. Escobar didn't go to the hospital and didn't undergo X-rays.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) seems to have dodged a bullet with his injury, but you shouldn't expect him to be back in the lineup against Detroit Tigers starter Alfredo Simon tonight. Christian Colon ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is the likely replacement at shortstop until Escobar returns. He's a low-end second base option at FantasyScore.

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Royals | Danny Duffy doesn't like 'The D'

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:44:47 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy will face the Detroit Tigers Thursday, April 30 when the teams open a four-game set. He has posted a dismal 1-6 mark in his career against the Tigers.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore players should avoid Duffy ($4,600; 9.2% of cap) until he starts to pitch more consistently against Detroit.

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Royals | Alcides Escobar tested for concussion

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:04:02 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar (face, head) has been diagnosed with a bruised cheek after being hit by a pitch Wednesday, April 29. He is still being tested for concussion.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar appears to have dodged a serious bullet, but he isn't out of the woods yet as far as concussion is concerned. You can expect him to probably miss a game or two, and at least a week if he fails the concussion protocol. Christian Colon ($1,900; 3.8% of cap) might start if Escobar is forced to the shelf.

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Alfaro John SS
Aracena Ricky INF
Arias Marlon P
Armitage Barry SP
Baerlocher Ryan SP
Bannister John P
Barnes Justin P
Barrera Henry P
Basurto Eric P
Bernat David P
Bianucci Mike 1B
Biddle George P
Blanton Joe SP
Blewett Scott P
Bocock Brian SS
Bonifacio Jorge OF
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Bostick Adam P
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Broderick Brian RP
Brooks Aaron RP
Broussard Ben 1B
Byrne Charles P
Cain Lorenzo OF
Calixte Orlando SS
Campbell Matt P
Campillo Jorge RP
Carl Edwin P
Castillo Darwin SP
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Clapinski Chris INF
Coleman Casey SP
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Collins Tim RP
Colon Christian 2B
Colon Roman RP
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Connolly Mike P
Cota Luis P
Craze Ian OF
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Crist Kyle P
Cruz Antonio P
Cruz Fernando SS
Cuevas Jairo P
Cuthbert Cheslor 3B
Davis Doug SP
Davis Wade RP
De La Cruz Julio RP
Diekroeger Kenny SS
Dobies Andrew P
Donato Mark 1B
Dozier Hunter SS
Duenez Samir 3B
Duffy Danny SP
Dwyer Chris SP
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Escobar Alcides SS
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Fields Matt 1B
Finnegan Brandon RP
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Foster John RP
Francis Nicholas OF
Frasor Jason RP
Frost Adam SS
Fuenmayor Balbino 3B
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Furcal Rafael 2B
Gallagher Cameron C
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Giron Jose OF
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Gordon Alex OF
Gordon Derek P
Gore Terrance OF
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Mertins Kurt INF
Mieles Edwin P
Mildren Paul P
Mondesi Raul Adalberto SS
Morales Franklin SP
Morales Kendrys DH
Mortensen Clayton RP
Moustakas Mike 3B
Moye Alan OF
Nessy Santiago C
Nettles Jeff 3B
Newman Josh RP
Nicoll Chris P
Orlando Paolo OF
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Ortiz Adrian OF
Osuna Edgar P
Paterson Joe RP
Patton Troy RP
Payano Nelson P
Pena Francisco C
Perez Salvador C
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Pino Yohan SP
Pinto Julio P
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Ponis Mike C
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Prieto Alejandro SS
Ramirez Max C
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Sample Tyler P
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Tonis Mike C
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Vallot Chase C
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Ventura Yordano SP
Villa Kelvin P
Volquez Edinson SP
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Wilson Tyrone INF
Young Chris R. SP
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David Andre TO
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Henry Doug TO
Jirschele Mike TO
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Kuntz Rusty TO
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