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Mike Moustakas | Third Baseman | #8

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (2) / KC
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According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, "there’s a growing feeling among talent evaluators" that the Braves will attempt to acquire Mike Moustakas from the Royals before the trade deadline.
That appears to be even more likely after the Braves ended the Jose Bautista experiment at third base on Sunday. Moustakas is on a very reasonable one-year deal and will be a very attractive trade chip for the Royals in July. May 20 - 7:16 PM
Source: Boston Globe

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Mike Moustakas went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Saturday's loss to the Yankees.

Moustakas had himself an RBI single off Luis Severino in the fifth inning. That brought the Royals to within 5-3 on the scoreboard and they played frisky in the contest. It just wasn't enough once the Yankees' bats really got going with the home run ball. The Royals have been one of the worst teams in the majors this season, but Moose has continued to produce even in dire circumstance. He's slashing .295/.335/.534 with 10 home runs and 31 RBI over the course of 45 games played.
May 19 - 10:33 PM

Mike Moustakas had a monster night Tuesday in Baltimore, homering twice among his three hits and driving in five runs in the Royals' blowout victory.

Moustakas ripped one of the four longballs off of Dylan Bundy in the first inning and the third baseman went deep again in the fifth off of Pedro Araujo. The left-handed swinger now has 10 home runs this season, but this was the first time he had hit one over the boards in 11 games.
May 8 - 10:35 PM

Mike Moustakas went 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI in Sunday's win over the Tigers.

Moustakas plated a run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning before lacing a two-out, two-run double to the base of the wall in center field in the third. He also scored a run in the game, giving him 23 RBI and 21 runs scored in 34 games this year. After finding the free agent waters icy this past winter, the 29-year-old is producing again this year in hopes the waters are a little more friendly this offseason.
May 6 - 5:23 PM

Mike Moustakas (forearm) is now playing third base on Wednesday afternoon against the Red Sox.

Moustakas had been slated for his first career start at first base in the Royals' original lineup, but his right (throwing) arm felt good during pregame warmups. He got hit by a pitch in his right forearm on Monday. Cheslor Cuthbert is now starting at first base and batting fifth Wednesday versus Red Sox left-hander Drew Pomeranz. Moustakas is hitting third.
May 2 - 12:05 PM

Mike Moustakas (forearm) is in the Royals' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Red Sox.

Moustakas was held out of the starting lineup Tuesday after getting hit by a pitch in the right forearm on Monday, but he did appear as a pinch-hitter. The 29-year-old will start at first base and bat third Wednesday versus Red Sox left-hander Drew Pomeranz. It is Moustakas' first career start at first base.
May 2 - 10:28 AM

Mike Moustakas grounded out as a pinch-hitter in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.

Moustakas didn't start after getting hit on the right forearm by a pitch on Monday. It's possible that he'll be in there Wednesday, perhaps as a DH if not at third base.
May 1 - 11:52 PM

Mike Moustakas (forearm) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Red Sox.

Moustakas left Monday's game after being hit in the right forearm by a pitch, but fortunately X-rays came back negative. He's day-to-day, but the Royals will give him some rest on Tuesday. Cheslor Cuthbert will cover third base duties.
May 1 - 2:10 PM

X-rays on Mike Moustakas' right forearm came back negative.

Moustakas had to leave Monday's game against the Red Sox in the first inning after he was hit by an Eduardo Rodriguez pitch, but he has managed to escape with merely a bruise. He's considered day-to-day.
Apr 30 - 8:01 PM

Mike Moustakas exited Monday's game against the Red Sox after he was hit by a pitch on the right forearm.

"Moose" was plunked by an Eduardo Rodriguez offering in the top of the first inning and didn't take the field for the bottom of the frame. The Royals should reveal the results of the X-rays later Monday.
Apr 30 - 7:41 PM

Mike Moustakas went 2-for-6 and hit his eighth homer Friday against the White Sox.

Moustakas leads the Royals in homers by five and in RBI by nine (19 to 10 for Lucas Duda). He and Jorge Soler are the only players on the squad with OPSs over .750.
Apr 28 - 12:05 AM

Mike Moustakas hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh to help the Royals beat the Tigers 8-5 on Sunday.

The homer came off of Buck Farmer, and it broke a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the seventh. He now has six homers on the season, and he's slugging a robust .612 mark on his 2018 campaign. In what is clearly a rebuilding year for the Royals, we should start hearing trade rumors about Moustakas soon. It won't matter where he's playing if he keeps hitting like this in terms of his fantasy value.
Apr 22 - 4:34 PM

Mike Moustakas smacked a solo home run in Friday's extra-innings loss to the Tigers.

Moustakas' blast off of Michael Fulmer in the sixth inning got the Royals on the board. It was hit only hit in five trips to the plate but now gives him five longballs on the season. "Moose" is obviously not going to continue at a .338/.356/.648 pace, but the Royals are certainly hoping he continues a strong first half so they can trade him in July.
Apr 20 - 4:04 PM

Mike Moustakas went 2-for-4 and hit his fourth homer Tuesday in game one of the doubleheader against the Blue Jays.

Moustakas and Lucas Duda went back-to-back off Jaime Garcia in the third inning. Those two are pretty much the entire Royals offense right now; they've been responsible for all seven Royals homers and 19 of the team's 37 RBI.
Apr 17 - 6:16 PM

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

Moustakas cranked a solo home run to open the eighth inning, drawing the Royals to within 5-3 in the process, but they were unable to make any further serious offensive push before the game's end. The home run was his third of the season and bumped his RBI total up to nine. In addition, Moose is working to a .327/.352/.596 triple-slash across 52 at-bats. The slugger represents a rare bright spot for a Royals team currently off to a dreadful 3-10 start to the season.
Apr 14 - 11:28 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Lucas Duda
2Hunter Dozier
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Ramon Torres
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ryan Goins
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Abraham Almonte
CF1Jon Jay
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Hammel
4Jake Junis
5Nate Karns
6Jesse Hahn
7Eric Skoglund
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Justin Grimm
3Brian Flynn
4Burch Smith
5Timothy Hill
6Blaine Boyer
7Brad Keller
8Kevin McCarthy
9Jason Adam