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Mike Moustakas | Third Baseman

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Mike Moustakas clobbered a two-run home run off Brian Matusz in the 10th inning on Friday, helping to lead the Royals to an impressive victory over the Orioles in the first game of the ALCS.
It was his lone hit in five at-bats on the night, but proved to be the difference in the ballgame. Moustakas has found his power stroke in October, smashing three long balls and driving home four runs in 19 postseason at-bats. The 26-year-old is arbitration eligible this winter, and a strong showing in the playoffs could help to earn him a nice raise over the $549,000 he took home in 2014. Oct 11 - 1:10 AM

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Mike Moustakas blasted his second home run of the American League Division Series on Sunday, helping to propel the Royals to a victory and a three-game sweep over the Angels.

The solo shot off Mike Morin in the fourth inning was his lone hit in the ballgame and increased the Royals lead to 8-2. Though he had a disappointing regular season, the former top prospect has stepped his game up in the postseason, hitting .272 (3-for-11) with a pair of solo shots.
Oct 5 - 11:35 PM

Mike Moustakas' solo blast in the 11th inning gave the Royals a victory over the Angels in Game 1 of the ALDS Thursday.

Moose took reliever Fernando Salas out to right field, depositing the ball in the first row of the stands. He also walked and scored earlier in the contest on an Alcides Escobar RBI double. It was Moustakas' first home run since August 25.
Oct 3 - 1:17 AM

Mike Moustakas hit his 15th homer of the year Monday to give the Royals their lone run against the Yankees.

Moustakas is 7-for-17 over his last five games, raising his average from .198 to .208. The homer, though, was his first since Aug. 6. He has just three RBI in his last 17 games.
Aug 25 - 10:43 PM

Mike Moustakas went 2-for-4 with a double against the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

The Moose is loose in Arizona. He went 5-for-13 (.385) with a double and a homer during Kansas City's three-game sweep of the Snakes. That's great and all, but he came into the series 2-for-23 (.087) in the seven games before that. Moustakas -- slashing a poor .199/.263/.395 -- retains intriguing potential, but he's yet to learn how to put it together consistently.
Aug 8 - 12:27 AM

Mike Moustakas led the Royals to a 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, going 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI.

We need games like this to remind us of Moustakas' considerable offensive potential. Unfortunately, the third baseman disappears for long stretches between games like this. He hit three homers between July 22-25, but had gone 3-for-28 (.107) in eight games since then. Moustakas, coming off his best month of the season with five homers, 13 RBI, and 12 runs, now has 14 longballs overall to go along with 45 RBI.
Aug 7 - 12:53 AM

Mike Moustakas went 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in the Royals' 7-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

When it rains, it pours for Moustakas -- he'd hit just two home runs since June 21 and he hadn't driven in a run in his past eight games prior to Tuesday's outburst. The homers give Moustakas 12 home runs on the season to go with a .198/.262/.391 line. Games like Tuesday's remind of his potential, but the third baseman is just too inconsistent to be relied upon in fantasy realms.
Jul 23 - 12:31 AM

Mike Moustakas belted a solo homer in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

He also drew a walk, reaching base in two of three plate appearances. Moustakas' dinger in the fifth inning represented the lone run and one of just four hits for the Royals against Corey Kluber and Cody Allen. The third baseman now has 10 longballs on the year to go along with 35 RBI.
Jul 6 - 4:08 PM

Mike Moustakas belted a three-run homer on Friday, powering the Royals to a 7-1 victory over the Indians.

The sixth-inning blast off Josh Tomlin extended the Royals lead to 5-0. He also singled, finishing the night 2-for-4 which raised his season slash to .192/.254/.370 to go along with nine homers and 34 RBI.
Jul 4 - 10:34 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Sunday that the recently activated Danny Valencia will face "most" lefties.

In other words, Mike Moustakas has regained his status as the regular third baseman against right-handers. Moustakas got his job back by slugging four homers over the last 11 games, giving him a total of eight for the season. He's still hitting just .174/.243/.363 overall, though, and remains a dicey fantasy proposition.
Jun 22 - 11:48 AM

Mike Moustakas was 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored Saturday against the White Sox.

The three hits were a season-high. Moustakas had an RBI single in a five-run fourth inning and later added a solo homer in the eighth. The 25-year-old is hitting .238 (10-for-42) with two home runs and seven RBI in 12 games since returning from the minors. Saturday's performance was nice to see, but he needs to do more to earn his way back into relevancy in mixed leagues.
Jun 14 - 5:39 PM

Mike Moustakas went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and two runs scored against the Indians on Tuesday.

Moustakas launched the two-run shot off Indians reliever Josh Outman in the eighth inning. The home run was his fifth of the season, third-most on the Royals despite hitting .155/.222/.323 and having been demoted in the middle of May.
Jun 10 - 11:21 PM

Mike Moustakas went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

Moustakas' RBI single in the second inning proved to be the winning run for the Royals, as they held on for a 2-1 win. Moustakas is just 4-for-27 (.148) since being recalled on June 1, and it seems to be only a matter of time before the club decides it's seen enough of the struggling third baseman.
Jun 8 - 6:19 PM

Royals recalled 3B Mike Moustakas from Triple-A Omaha.

Moustakas predictably mashed in his brief time back in the minors, hitting .355/.412/.548 with one homer over 34 plate appearances. That's all well and good, but the only reason he's back in the majors this soon is because Danny Valencia (wrist) has landed on the DL. Moose can't be trusted in fantasy leagues.
Jun 1 - 9:49 AM

Royals optioned 3B Mike Moustakas to Triple-A Omaha.

The sword finally falls. Moustakas is a former No. 2 overall pick with excellent career minor league numbers, but he was batting just .152/.223/.320 over his first 139 plate appearances this season for Kansas City and owns a rough .669 OPS in 414 total games at the major league level. Danny Valencia and Jimmy Paredes will presumably share time at the hot corner for the Royals going forward.
May 22 - 11:04 AM

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PosRoleName
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2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Jayson Nix
3Christian Colon
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Billy Butler
2Josh Willingham
3Raul Ibanez
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PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Francisley Bueno
6Scott Downs
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Casey Coleman
10Aaron Crow
11Liam Hendriks
12Michael Mariot
13Luke Hochevar