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Brandon Moss | Designated Hitter | #37

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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 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

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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

Brandon Moss hit his third homer Tuesday in garbage time against the White Sox.

It came off Chris Beck down 10-3 in the ninth, but Moss will take it. He struck out twice more tonight after entering the game with strikeouts in six straight at-bats.
Apr 26 - 1:17 AM

Brandon Moss finished 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and a walk on Monday versus the A's.

Moss had an excellent spring training, but he's batting .063 with a .536 OPS through five regular-season games. Kansas City mustered just three hits (and zero runs) Monday in its home opener at Kauffman Stadium.
Apr 10 - 7:12 PM

Brandon Moss is back in the Royals' lineup Thursday in the designated hitter spot.

Moss was on the bench Wednesday with the Twins throwing left-hander Hector Santiago. Manager Ned Yost is going back to his Opening Day lineup on Thursday.
Apr 6 - 10:36 AM

Brandon Moss went 2-for-3 with his fourth home run of the spring Tuesday in the Royals' 7-4 Cactus League win over the White Sox.

The solo homer was a no-doubter off Chris Volstad in the bottom of the fourth inning. Moss is batting .302 with a .949 OPS this year in the Cactus League as he prepares himself to serve as Kansas City's primary designated hitter. The veteran slugger signed a two-year, $12 million free agent contract with the Royals in late January.
Mar 28 - 7:03 PM

Brandon Moss finished 3-for-3 with a two-run homer in the Royals' 8-7 Cactus League win over the Angels on Sunday.

Moss took J.C. Ramirez yard in the fourth inning and also added two singles. He is projected to serve as the Royals' primary designated hitter in 2017 after signing a two-year, $12 million free agent contract in late January. The veteran slugger has some deep-league fantasy appeal.
Mar 26 - 7:41 PM

Brandon Moss went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Indians.

Moss was dealing with lower back stiffness early in March, but it looks like he is past that, now. He connected for a three-run home run off Bryan Shaw in the seventh inning of Saturday's contest. Power is the name of his game, as Moss has socked at least 20 home runs in each of his last five seasons. During the 2016 campaign, he hit 28 of them for the Cardinals.
Mar 11 - 7:07 PM

Brandon Moss was scratched from a Cactus League game on Saturday due to stiffness in his lower back.

He's listed as day-to-day. The injury sounds like simply the normal aches and pains of spring training, but is still worth monitoring going forward. Moss should hit in the middle of the Royals' lineup this season and looks like a nice power option that can be had in the late rounds of mixed league drafts.
Mar 4 - 3:27 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ramon Torres
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Brandon Moss
2Cheslor Cuthbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Trevor Cahill
6Nate Karns
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Brandon Maurer
4Ryan Buchter
5Mike Minor
6Scott Alexander
7Peter Moylan
8Neftali Feliz