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Mike Moustakas | Third Baseman | #8

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (2) / KC
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Batting leadoff, Mike Moustakas finished 2-for-5 with a homer and two runs scored Tuesday against the White Sox.
If the Royals wanted to rearrange their lineup, batting Lorenzo Cain ahead of Moustakas in the leadoff spot would seemingly make more sense. Ned Yost, though, probably didn't want his lefties hitting back-to-back, and Eric Hosmer isn't getting slid down the order in spite of his awful start. Moustakas has been far and away the Royals' best hitter to date, coming in at .296/.333/.634 in 71 at-bats. Apr 26 - 1:19 AM

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Mike Moustakas went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.

Moustakas cracked a solo home run off Yu Darvish in the second inning to open the game's scoring. He is off to a strong start to the 2017 season, as Sunday's homer was his sixth of the year and boosted his RBI total to nine. In addition, Moustakas is working to a .286/.328/.587 triple-slash across 63 at-bats. On the micro level, Moose has picked up hits in nine of his last 10 games.
Apr 23 - 6:30 PM

Mike Moustakas is not in the Royals' lineup Friday.

He's getting a breather with the Rangers throwing southpaw Cole Hamels. Cheslor Cuthbert is at third base.
Apr 21 - 5:08 PM

Mike Moustakas is absent from the Royals' lineup Sunday.

Moustakas slugged his fifth homer of the season Saturday, but he'll get a breather against lefty Tyler Skaggs. Cheslor Cuthbert is at third base. Brandon Moss and Raul Mondesi are also sitting out, as the Royals have Salvador Perez in the designated hitter spot, Drew Butera at catcher and Christian Colon at second base.

Mike Moustakas hit a solo home run in four at-bats Saturday against the Angels.

The clout was the fifth of the season for Moustakas, and the second in as many games against Halos pitching. Moose has hit safely in four straight outings, and 10 of his first 11 games of the season. After a lost season due to a fractured thumb and knee injury in 2016, Moustakas was a forgotten man on draft day. Fantasy owners are quickly finding out he remains a dangerous hitter, and he has extra incentive since he's playing for big money in a walk year.
Apr 16 - 1:01 AM

Mike Moustakas slugged a two-run homer, drew a walk, and scored two runs against the Angels on Friday.

Moustakas was somewhat of a forgotten man in fantasy leagues after missing most of last season with an ACL injury, but he has been excellent out of the gate, hitting four homers with a .999 OPS through his first 10 games. The power was on the upswing early last season as well, so it’s exciting to think what he could do if he can stay healthy in his walk year.
Apr 15 - 12:24 AM

Mike Moustakas went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 12-inning loss to the Astros.

After missing the bulk of the 2016 season due to a torn ACL, Moustakas has started off the 2017 season in very crisp form. Sunday's solo home run off Lance McCullers to lead off the sixth inning was his third in the first week of regular-season play. He has picked up at least one hit in every one of the Royals' six games to date.
Apr 9 - 6:18 PM

Mike Moustakas went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Twins.

Moustakas tied up the contest at 3-3 with his solo home run off Kyle Gibson in the sixth inning, but the Royals bullpen proceeded to surrender a pair of runs in the seventh to snap that tie. The Twins would go on to win 5-3. This was Moose's second homer of the young season, as he also went yard on Opening Day. The 28-year-old third baseman is looking to put forth a healthy 2017 campaign after a torn ACL limited him to just 27 games played a year ago.
Apr 6 - 4:35 PM

Mike Moustakas hit a solo home run in the Royals' loss to the Twins on Opening Day.

The third baseman went deep off Twins starter Ervin Santana in the top of the fourth inning, but that was the only run Kansas City could muster. Moustakas made for a good mid-round value in drafts this spring after appearing in only 27 games last season because of a torn ACL. He was showing steady improvement as a hitter before that unfortunate injury.
Apr 3 - 8:05 PM

Mike Moustakas went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored Monday against the Athletics.

Moustakas is hitting just .204 (11-for-54) this spring, but he has slugged five homers along the way. He could be a sneaky option in fantasy leagues after missing most of last season with a torn ACL. The 28-year-old hit 22 homers with an .817 OPS back in 2015.
Mar 27 - 7:27 PM

Mike Moustakas belted his third home run of the spring on Sunday as the Royals topped the Cubs 6-2 in Cactus League play.

Moustakas victimized left-hander Mike Montgomery for a solo shot in the second inning then tacked on a sacrifice fly in the third, finishing the night 1-for-2. It appears as though he may hit out of the second spot in the Royals' lineup this season which should lead to ample opportunity to rack up counting stats.
Mar 20 - 12:45 AM

Mike Moustakas (knee) will make his first start at third base Monday in Cactus League play.

Moose has been eased along carefully this spring following his major knee injury last May. He should be 100 percent when the regular season opens and is shaping up as a nice buy-low in fantasy drafts after his somewhat lost 2016. Moustakas owns a strong .815 OPS (117 OPS+) over his last 174 major league games.
Mar 6 - 10:36 AM

Mike Moustakas (knee) said Friday that his surgically-repaired right knee is "almost 100 percent."

Moustakas, who had ACL surgery last May, will not have any limitations in spring training but will be brought along a little more slowly than his fellow position players. The Royals third baseman will be heading into his walk year after putting up a .277/.340/.475 batting line over the last two seasons.
Jan 27 - 4:38 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Monday that Mike Moustakas will be "100 percent, ready to go" for the start of spring training next February.

He'll be 10 months removed from the ACL surgery that ended his 2016 campaign in May. Moustakas will be trying for a big comeback season in 2017 with free agency looming next winter. He earned his first All-Star nod in 2015, finishing with a cool .284/.348/.470 batting line with 22 home runs and 82 RBI in 147 games.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 11:40:00 AM

Royals activated 3B Mike Moustakas from the 60-day disabled list.

He's now back on the 40-man roster. Moose had ACL surgery in May but should be OK for the beginning of spring training.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 03:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jorge Soler
2Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Brandon Moss
2Cheslor Cuthbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Nate Karns
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Travis Wood
4Chris Young
5Mike Minor
6Kevin McCarthy
7Peter Moylan
8Scott Alexander
9Matt Strahm
10Brian Flynn