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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 will bat eighth again in Game 7 of the World Series against the Giants on Wednesday.
Moustakas doubled and homered in Game 6 on Tuesday and he'll hope to come up big in the deciding game of the Fall Classic. The full lineup: Alcides Escobar SS, Nori Aoki RF, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Butler DH, Alex Gordon LF, Salvador Perez C, Moustakas 3B, Omar Infante 2B. Jeremy Guthrie will oppose Tim Hudson. Oct 29 - 2:39 PM

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Mike Moustakas doubled in a run and launched a solo homer in Tuesday's World Series Game 6 win.

Jake Peavy was able to escape a two-out rally by the Royals in the first inning, but things came unraveled in second, as Kansas City plated seven runs to break the game open. Moustakas was in the middle of it, doubling in the first run of the game before eventually coming around to score. He later added a solo blast off of Hunter Strickland, who has surrendered six longballs in 8 1/3 innings this postseason.
Oct 28 - 11:38 PM

Mike Moustakas will bat eighth in Game 6 of the World Series against the Giants on Tuesday.

It's a slight change by Ned Yost, as Moustakas has batted ninth in his "standard" postseason lineup. Billy Butler and Nori Aoki both return to the lineup now that the Royals are back home under American League rules. The full lineup: Alcides Escobar SS, Aoki CF, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Butler DH, Alex Gordon LF, Salvador Perez C, Moustakas 3B, Omar Infante 2B. Yordano Ventura will oppose Jake Peavy.
Oct 28 - 2:44 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Orlando Calixte
3Ryan Jackson
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Christian Colon
3Ryan Roberts
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
4Paulo Orlando
5Reymond Fuentes
RF1Alex Rios
2Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Danny Duffy
5Yohan Pino
6Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Tim Collins
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Michael Mariot
10Jandel Gustave
11Joe Paterson