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Cheslor Cuthbert | Third Baseman | #19

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / KC
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Cheslor Cuthbert struck out in all three of his plate appearances Tuesday, dropping his season line to .125/.176/.219.
He isn't playing a ton, but Cuthbert certainly isn't doing much with his opportunities. Cuthbert was decent enough for the Royals last season and is out of options, so he's probably not in danger of losing his roster spot when Jorge Soler (oblique) is activated. May 2 - 11:30 PM

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Cheslor Cuthbert went 2-for-4 and smacked a solo home run in a win over the Astros on Saturday.

His shot off Dallas Keuchel in the fifth inning stood as the Royals' first and only run until they broke through with six more in the eighth. He got a lot of playing time last year due to Mike Moustakas' injury, but this year Cuthbert is serving as a backup. This was the 24-year-old's second start of the season.
Apr 8 - 10:12 PM

Cheslor Cuthbert led the Royals with two hits Wednesday in their Cactus League win over the Padres.

Facing a barely-there Jered Weaver, Cuthbert ripped a two-run double in the first and later scored on a two-out single by Whit Merrifield. Later he connected on his first home run of the spring with a solo shot to left field in the sixth. Cuthbert became an everyday player after Mike Moustakas went down with a torn ACL last season, but this year he’ll be his backup.
Mar 22 - 8:08 PM

Cheslor Cuthbert went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Twins.

Cuthbert had a hand in both of the Royals' run-scoring frames, singling and scoring in the fourth inning and doubling and scoring in the eighth. The three-hit night broke a 4-for-27 stretch dating back to the start of the series against the Twins last week. Cuthbert has impressed after being pressed into duty this year, batting .296/.331/.450 in 89 games as a 23-year-old.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 12:40:00 AM

Cheslor Cuthbert went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple and a run scored in Thursday's win over the White Sox.

Cuthbert got the Royals on the board with his triple, his first of the year, and he scored the winning run on a Eric Hosmer single one batter later. Cuthbert has been on a tear at the plate over the past week, going 12-for-31 with five extra-base hits and five runs scored during a seven-game hitting streak. The 23-year-old is now batting .303/.339/.456 overall.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 11:05:00 PM

Cheslor Cuthbert went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and two runs scored Tuesday against the White Sox.

Cuthbert, batting second in the Royals' lineup, had a double among his three hits, his third double in as many games. The strong showing raised his batting average back above .300, leaving his line at .301/.339/.449. Mike Moustakas will be back next year, but the Royals will surely find a way to get the 23-year-old into the lineup every day if he continues to perform at this level.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 01:21:00 AM

Cheslor Cuthbert went 2-for-3 with a walk in a loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

Both hits were singles. Cuthbert has played well since taking over at third base for the injured Mike Moustakas. He is batting .298 with nine home runs and 33 RBI in 262 at-bats.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 11:33:00 PM

Cheslor Cuthbert hit his ninth homer Friday off the Rangers' Yu Darvish.

Cuthbert is 5-for-10 with three RBI in three games since the Royals moved him up to the second spot in the lineup. That jump in the lineup is almost enough to make him worthy of a mixed-league pickup, though we still don't think he'll maintain his current pace.
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 11:28:00 PM

Cheslor Cuthbert went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.

Cuthbert managed an RBI double off Tigers starter Michael Fulmer in the second inning. The two-bagger was his 10th of the season and pushed his RBI total to an even 30. For the season, the 23-year-old infielder is slashing .283/.310/.438 with eight homers and 24 runs scored over 219 at-bats. With Sunday's double, he extended his current hitting streak to seven games.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 03:46:00 PM

Cheslor Cuthbert went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored Saturday against the Mariners.

Cuthbert did his damage from the bottom of the Royals' order, swatting a run-scoring double in the second inning and tacking on an RBI single in the sixth. There was some thought that the Royals would be on the hunt for a third baseman after Mike Moustakas was injured in early May, but the 23-year-old has held his own, batting .281/.311/.438 with eight home runs and 27 RBI through 55 games. With Moustakas out the entirety of the 2016 season, Cuthbert seems to be the man at the hot corner in KC.
Sat, Jul 9, 2016 11:19:00 PM

Cheslor Cuthbert homered and drove in all three of the Royals' runs in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

The Royals weren't able to get much going against knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, but Cuthbert lifted one over the left field wall against him in the fourth inning. The young infielder has done a nice job since Mike Moustakas (knee) went down, hitting .290 with seven homers over 38 games.
Tue, Jul 5, 2016 09:51:00 PM

Cheslor Cuthbert hit a walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the 13th inning as the Royals defeated the Tigers 2-1 on Sunday afternoon in Kansas City.

The game started out as a pitcher's duel between Jordan Zimmermann and Chris Young, and both bullpens continued that theme until the Royals broke through to load the bases (with the help of two intentional walks) in the bottom of the 13th. Cuthbert then smacked a single to left field to score pinch-runner Lorenzo Cain and end the game. It was Cuthbert's only hit in five trips to the plate.
Sun, Jun 19, 2016 08:20:00 PM

Cheslor Cuthbert swatted a pair of solo home runs on Saturday afternoon, powering the Royals to a 4-1 victory over the White Sox.

He got the Royals on the board with a shot off of White Sox starter Jose Quintana in the third inning, then capped off the scoring in the contest by repeating the feat in the eighth. He has held his own at third base in relief of the injured Mike Moustakas, slashing .264/.283/.409 with four long balls and eight RBI.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 04:50:00 PM

Cheslor Cuthbert (elbow) finished 1-for-4 with two strikeouts on Tuesday night against the Orioles.

Cuthbert was hit in the arm by a throw Monday while running the bases but only suffered a mild right elbow contusion. He has a .638 OPS in 26 games this season.
Wed, Jun 8, 2016 08:53:00 AM

Cheslor Cuthbert is day-to-day with a right elbow contusion.

Cuthbert was forced to exit Monday's game after he was hit in the arm by a throw. The Royals haven't had much good news on the injury front recently, but fortunately it doesn't appear to be serious.
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 09:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jorge Soler
2Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Brandon Moss
2Cheslor Cuthbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Nate Karns
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Travis Wood
4Chris Young
5Mike Minor
6Kevin McCarthy
7Peter Moylan
8Scott Alexander
9Matt Strahm
10Seth Maness
11Brian Flynn