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Brandon Moss | Designated Hitter | #37

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 8 (0) / BOS
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Brandon Moss went 1-for-4 with two RBI and three strikeouts in a loss to Cleveland on Sunday.
Moss had no shot against Corey Kluber, striking out three times. He was able to salvage his day with a two-run double off of Bryan Shaw in the eighth inning to bring Kansas City to within a run. Even with the double, Moss is hitting a disappointing .210/.286/.447. Sep 17 - 4:59 PM

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Brandon Moss slugged a grand slam in the Royals' 4-3 win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

Moss went deep with the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning to give the host Royals a big early advantage. He also singled and drew a walk in the game, finishing 2-for-4 with four RBI and one run scored. The veteran slugger is batting .210/.291/.452 with 21 homers and 45 RBI in 103 games this season for Kansas City.
Sep 12 - 4:21 PM

Brandon Moss went 2-for-3 with a homer, his 20th, Monday against the White Sox.

Moss has homered in back-to-back games. He's still not hitting for average at all, but he has 10 homers in just 131 at-bats since the All-Star break. He's forced the Royals to use Melky Cabrera in the outfield more than they probably expected to do so.
Sep 11 - 11:54 PM

Brandon Moss hit his 19th homer of the year on Sunday in a win over the Twins.

He also hit his 13th double of the year. Moss can't hit for average, doesn't get on base much and can't run, but there's still impressive power in his left-handed bat. He now has a predictable .201/.286/.427 line in 2017.
Sep 10 - 6:08 PM

Brandon Moss slugged his 18th home run of the season on Friday as the Royals topped the Twins in Minnesota.

Moss's two-run blast in the sixth inning increased the Royals' lead to 7-3 but wound up being the difference in the game after the Twins rallied late. It was his only hit in four at-bats on the evening. The veteran slugger is hitting a disappointing .202/.288/.432 with the aforementioned 18 bombs and 36 RBI on the season.
Sep 1 - 11:39 PM

Brandon Moss went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk against the Rockies in Thursday's loss.

Moss hasn't maintained his strong opening to the second half and the Royals haven't played him regularly since bringing in Melky Cabrera, but he's still doing OK, with two homers, a double and four walks in his last five starts. When the choice comes down to him and Alex Gordon, Moss certainly seems like the better pick, even factoring in defense.
Aug 24 - 5:45 PM

Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three total RBI in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Mariners.

Moss' big evening began with a game-tying two-run homer off Yovani Gallardo in the fifth inning. He would later step up to the plate and uncork a solo shot in the eighth inning. While he does have a nice little bit of pop in his bat (14 homers on the season), Moss is slashing just .210/.289/.429 in 74 games.
Aug 3 - 11:58 PM

Brandon Moss came through with a walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning on Sunday, propelling the Royals to a 5-4 victory over the visiting White Sox.

Mike Moustakas started the ninth inning with a single, and his pinch runner (Lorenzo Cain) advanced to second base as Alcides Escobar was hit by a pitch. Moss then lined a Tyler Clippard offering into right field, plating Cain to send the Royals' faithful home happy once again. Moss finished the day 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now hitting .210/.283/.424 with 12 homers and 24 RBI on the year.
Jul 23 - 5:38 PM

Brandon Moss hit his 12th home run of the year in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

White Sox reliever David Holmberg was the whipping boy in this one, serving up back-to-back shots to Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas before giving up Moss's dong two batters later. The homer was the second in the past four games for the 33-year-old, who's 7-for-16 in that four-game span. Moss also stealthily stole his second base of the year in Saturday's game. He's a streaky hitter, but we'll need to see a lot more games like that before we even consider Moss and his .208 batting average for fantasy purposes.
Jul 23 - 12:42 AM

Brandon Moss went 2-for-5 with four RBI and a run scored in a win over the Tigers on Thursday.

Moss smacked a two-run double in the third inning and capped the scoring with a two-RBI single in the eighth, contributing four of the Royals' 16 runs on the night. It's been a big few days for the beleaguered 33-year-old, who has a pair of doubles, a homer and six RBI in the last two games. It's been a rare highlight of what's been a difficult year for Moss, who's hitting just .205/.273/.410 in 63 games overall.
Jul 21 - 12:10 AM

Brandon Moss homered in the third and delivered a game-tying double in the ninth as the Royals edged the Tigers 4-3 on Wednesday.

The Tigers scored twice in the top of the ninth to take a 3-2 lead, only to lose the game in the bottom of the inning after Moss knocked in Alcides Escobar and scored on Alex Gordon's sac fly. It might be the best game that Moss has had in 3 1/2 months as a Royal. He hadn't had a multi-RBI game since May 21.
Jul 20 - 12:09 AM

Brandon Moss went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and three runs scored in an 11-6 win over the Twins on Saturday.

He went yard off starter Jose Berrios in the fifth inning. The 33-year-old veteran still has some pop but his batting average has cratered this year. He is slashing .190/.263/.393 with 10 homers and 16 RBI as a part-time player.
Jul 1 - 7:04 PM

Brandon Moss hit his sixth home run of the season in a win over the Orioles on Saturday.

The homer was his second in as many games. It was a big one, too, breaking a 3-3 tie in the sixth inning to give the Royals a lead they wouldn't relinquish. Moss is still having a miserable year by most offensive standards, batting .159/.235/.375, but the power is never in question.
May 13 - 11:05 PM

Brandon Moss slugged a long solo homer Friday against the Orioles.

The ball traveled 456 feet to the fountain in right-center field. The power isn't a question, but making contact has been a real issue for him. Moss is batting just .155 with 35 strikeouts in 84 at-bats. Five of his 13 hits have been home runs.
May 12 - 11:23 PM

Brandon Moss went 0-for-3 with a walk and three strikeouts Friday against the Indians.

Moss went without a strikeout in four straight games coming in Friday’s action, but he has still struck out 27 times in 79 plate appearances this season while putting up a .159/.253/.333 batting line. The Royals have hung in there with him against right-handed starters, but it’s fair to wonder if he’ll lose at-bats once Jorge Soler (oblique) comes off the disabled list.
May 5 - 11:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Cameron Gallagher
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Raul Mondesi
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ramon Torres
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Bubba Starling
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Melky Cabrera
2Brandon Moss
3Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Jake Junis
6Sam Gaviglio
7Eric Skoglund
8Nate Karns
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Brandon Maurer
4Ryan Buchter
5Mike Minor
6Scott Alexander
7Peter Moylan
8Neftali Feliz
9Kevin McCarthy
10Brian Flynn
11Miguel Almonte
12Mike Morin
13Trevor Cahill
14Andres Machado