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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 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Friday's 6-3 loss to the White Sox.
Moustakas cracked solo dingers off Reynaldo Lopez in the fourth and sixth innings. He is up to 34 home runs on the season and has driven in 75 runs in 105 games played. In addition, Moose boasts a sizzling .282/.316/.568 triple-slash on the year. He has been as hot as any player in the game this month, having turned in multi-hit efforts in three consecutive games and five of his last seven. Aug 11 - 11:08 PM

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Mike Moustakas went 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.

Moustakas just keeps hitting, with Thursday's game marking the fourth time in his last six contests in which the third baseman has collected two hits. That has his average all the way up to .279. Of course, the average is nice, but it's been all about the power for the 28-year-old this year. Moustakas' 32 homers and 73 RBI still rank among the best in the league through Thursday's games.
Aug 11 - 1:34 AM

Mike Moustakas hit his 32nd home run of the season in Monday's loss to the Cardinals.

Moustakas roped a solo shot off Carlos Martinez in the bottom of the second inning and then singled in the bottom of the fourth, finishing 2-for-4 with one run scored and one RBI in the 11-3 loss. Moustakas is now just four home runs away from tying Steve Balboni for the Royals' single-season record.
Aug 7 - 11:04 PM

Mike Moustakas went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

The Royals went down 7-0 early, but almost came all the way back for a huge comeback. Almost. They trailed 8-5 in the eighth inning when Moustakas rocked a two-run homer to draw them to within one run. Alas for the home faithful, they would be unable to completely climb the mountain, ultimately losing by an 8-7 final. For his part, Moose is now slashing .274/.306/.554 with 31 homers and 72 RBI overall. He has already zoomed by his career-best for home runs in a season and will be doing likewise on the RBI front before season's close barring an injury.
Aug 6 - 5:40 PM

Mike Moustakas connected for a three-run homer in Friday’s 4-2 victory over the Red Sox.

His three-run blast off Rick Porcello in the fourth inning ended up being the difference in the ballgame. Moustakas is now up to 30 homers on the year to go along with a .279/.308/.568 batting line. Keep in mind that he never hit more than 22 homers in a season coming into 2017. He’s having a heck of a walk year.
Jul 28 - 10:42 PM

Mike Moustakas went 3-for-5, drove in a run and scored twice against the Tigers on Wednesday.

Moustakas singled to drive in the first of nine runs the Royals would score in the seventh inning. He was also hit by a pitch in the ninth inning that prompted the ejection of reliever Bruce Rondon. Moustakas is having by far the best season of his career. He is slashing .275/.303/.563 with 29 bombs and 65 RBI. The only thing he doesn't do is steal bases. He has already blown past his career high of 22 home runs in a season and is sneaking up on his career high of 82 RBI.
Jul 27 - 1:24 AM

Mike Moustakas went 1-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in the Royals' 5-3 extra-innings defeat of the Tigers on Monday.

Moustakas hit a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the top of the fourth inning and a solo shot in the top of the 12th as Kansas City outlasted Detroit at Comerica Park. The 28-year-old third baseman boasts an .874 OPS with 29 home runs and 64 RBI in 89 games this season for the Royals, who have won six straight games and continue to make a hard charge at a playoff spot.
Jul 24 - 11:32 PM

Mike Moustakas hit a pair of solo home runs, two of four Royals homers on the night, in a 7-2 win over the White Sox on Saturday.

Moustakas did his work against the Sox bullpen, victimizing David Holmberg and Brad Goldberg for the solo blasts in the sixth and eighth innings, respectively. Don't look now, but the 28-year-old is second in the American League with his 28 homers, and his 62 RBI also rank among the league's best. That's very good news for the impending free agent, who is setting himself up to get paid handsomely this winter.
Jul 23 - 12:56 AM

Mike Moustakas socked a solo homer and drew a walk Friday versus the White Sox.

After hitting six home runs in the span of eight games from late-June into early-August, he went without a homer in nine straight games before taking James Shields deep on Friday. The 28-year-old is tied for fourth in the AL with 26 homers on the year.
Jul 22 - 1:06 AM

Mike Moustakas went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Tigers.

The Royals put together four, four-run frames in the game, and Moustakas was in the middle of three of them. He chipped in RBI singles in the first and eighth innings, and hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth. The third baseman has put together a strong season in his walk year, batting .275/.305/.544 with 25 homers, 59 RBI and 46 runs scored to date.
Jul 21 - 12:05 AM

Mike Moustakas went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

Moose cranked a long RBI double off Yu Darvish in the third inning for his lone hit on the afternoon. He is currently in the midst of the best overall season of his career, slashing .270/.303/.559 with 25 homers and 55 RBI over the course of 79 games played.
Jul 16 - 5:40 PM

Mike Moustakas finished 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Friday's game at Seattle.

Moustakas, fresh off the news he won the American League's Final Vote for the All-Star Game, collected an extra-base hit for the fourth consecutive game. He has hit safely in 10 straight overall, going 13-for-41 (.317) with 10 runs scored, six homers and eight RBI.
Jul 8 - 4:39 AM

Mike Moustakas won the AL Final Vote for next week's All-Star Game in Miami.

It will be Moose's second All-Star appearance. The 28-year-old has been key in the Royals' turnaround, leading the team with a career-best 25 homers. Barring a catastrophic second half, Moustakas should easily eclipse Steve Balboni's team record of 36 round-trippers. An impending free agent, Moustakas is headed for a big payday this offseason. Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts finished second in the AL voting while Justin Turner beat out Kris Bryant in the NL.
Jul 6 - 6:34 PM

Mike Moustakas finished 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's extra-innings win in Seattle.

Moustakas was tuning up for the Home Run Derby next week in Miami. He has connected for long balls in three in a row and six of the past eight outings. With 25 home runs Moustakas is tied for most by an American League third basemen prior to the All-Star break.
Jul 6 - 4:12 AM

Mike Moustakas clubbed a two-run shot Tuesday in Seattle.

Moose's blast off of Felix Hernandez in the fourth inning gave the Royals their first lead, and they wouldn't give it up. It was the third baseman's 24th longball of the season, which is already two more than his previous career high. He's gone deep five times in his last seven games.
Jul 4 - 9:44 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Melky Cabrera
2Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Trevor Cahill
6Jake Junis
7Nate Karns
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Brandon Maurer
4Ryan Buchter
5Mike Minor
6Scott Alexander
7Peter Moylan
8Neftali Feliz
9Kevin McCarthy
10Eric Skoglund
11Miguel Almonte