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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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Mike Moustakas went 1-for-5 with a bases-clearing double in Sunday's win over the Angels.
Moustakas stepped to the plate with the bases juiced in the third inning and proceeded to come through with a three-run double off J.C. Ramirez. He is slashing a marvelous .276/.316/.549 with 18 homers and 45 RBI put up over the course of 62 games played. Jun 18 - 7:34 PM

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Mike Moustakas went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two total RBI in Wednesday's win over the Giants.

Moustakas took Johnny Cueto deep to lead off the second inning. He has been on a home run tear of late, having also swatted a pair of shots in Sunday's win over the Padres. On the whole, Moose is slashing a sharp .278/.317/.565 with 18 homers and 40 RBI through 58 games played.
Jun 14 - 7:27 PM

Mike Moustakas homered twice and tallied four total RBI in the Royals' 8-3 victory over the Padres on Sunday.

Moustakas cranked a three-run shot in the Royals' four-run opening frame and he added a solo blast for good measure in the top of the ninth. The 28-year-old third baseman suddenly has 17 home runs and 38 RBI in 56 games this season to go along with an .868 OPS. An impending free agent, Moose should be very popular around the trade deadline.
Jun 11 - 7:23 PM

Mike Moustakas went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in Thursday's loss to the Astros.

Moustakas hit an RBI single off Lance McCullers with two outs in the seventh inning. He has now driven in 33 for the season as a whole. In addition, Moose is working to a sturdy .271/.314/.533 triple-slash with 15 home runs.
Jun 8 - 11:05 PM

Mike Moustakas capped off the Royals' comeback win over the Astros on Tuesday with a walkoff, two-run blast off of closer Ken Giles.

The Astros jumped out to a 7-1 lead as they looked for their 12th straight victory. However, the feeble Royals offense then suddenly came to life, as they outscored Houston 8-0 the rest of the way. Moustakas had a monster night, going 4-for-5 with three RBI. He's now got 15 longballs on the season, as he looks to be well on his way to reaching a career high in homers in what is his walk year.
Jun 7 - 12:00 AM

Mike Moustakas went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk from the sixth spot in the order Monday against the Astros.

Moustakas stands to lose some fantasy value if the Royals' new lineup lasts for any length of time. He's not best utilized as a No. 2 hitter, but he really should be hitting higher than sixth for this time. As is, he's stuck behind Salvador Perez, which makes for a really bad RBI spot.
Jun 6 - 1:00 AM

Mike Moustakas hit his 14th homer Friday against the Indians.

Moustakas has been a fine regular for the Royals this year. He hasn't been a good No. 2 hitter, what with his .291 OBP, but he's been a fine regular. If Alcides Escobar simply must lead off, it'd make sense to slide Moustakas down so that Whit Merrifield could hit second.
Jun 2 - 11:43 PM

Mike Moustakas is out of the Royals' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Tigers.

Cheslor Cuthbert will start at third base and bat seventh versus Detroit left-hander Matt Boyd. It looks to be a routine day of rest for the lefty-hitting Moustakas.
May 31 - 3:24 PM

Mike Moustakas went 3-for-4 with a home run to help the Royals best the Indians 5-2 on Saturday.

He's now homered in three of his past four games, and the third baseman has 13 homers in 43 games this year. It's been a much-needed surge for the 28-year-old, whose average had dipped to .250 in the middle of this month after his hot start to the year. Through Saturday, Moustakas is hitting .260/.297/.526 with 26 RBI and 23 runs scored.
May 27 - 8:58 PM

Mike Moustakas went 2-for-5 with a solo home run Friday against the Indians.

Moustakas tied the game with his blast against Mike Clevinger in the fifth inning. The Royals would eventually pull away in the eighth. The 28-year-old has faded significanly since his hot start to the season, but the power has remained. He’s already up to 12 home runs through 42 games, which puts him on pace to easily surpass his career-high of 22 from two years ago.
May 26 - 10:34 PM

Mike Moustakas went 0-for-4 in Monday's loss to the Yankees and is hitting .212 with a .247 OBP over his last 20 games.

Remember a month ago when Moustakas was the Royals' offensive bright spot and everyone was wondering what was wrong with Eric Hosmer? Hosmer now has the better OPS by 30 points. Moustakas is still hitting for some power, but he's been a serious liability as a No. 2 hitter lately.
May 22 - 10:56 PM

Mike Moustakas hit a three-run home run in a win over the Yankees on Thursday.

Moustakas drew the start against southpaw Jordan Montgomery and rewarded the decision with the three-run bomb in the fifth inning. The homer was his only hit in four at-bats. Moustakas now has 10 homers, seventh-most in the AL, with 22 RBI and 20 runs scored to go with a .257/.290/.500 line on the year.
May 18 - 11:10 PM

Mike Moustakas homered in the top of the 12th inning to propel the Royals past the Rays on Tuesday.

Moustakas also had an RBI single in the contest. The tiebreaking homer off Diego Moreno was his eighth of the year. He's cooled off of late, but he's going to be one of the Royals' best pieces of trade bait if things keep going like they have been.
May 9 - 11:54 PM

Mike Moustakas is hitting in the leadoff spot for the Royals on Monday.

It's just his third ever start in the leadoff spot. He'll be followed by Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez as the Royals look to avoid a 10-game losing streak Monday against the White Sox.
May 1 - 4:11 PM

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

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
5Nate Karns
6Jake Junis
7Matt Strahm
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Travis Wood
4Chris Young
5Mike Minor
6Scott Alexander
7Peter Moylan
8Kevin McCarthy
9Brian Flynn