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Cheslor Cuthbert | Third Baseman

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Cheslor Cuthbert knocked in four runs in a 2-for-3 night on Wednesday as the Royals bulldozed the Tigers.
Cuthbert hit a two-run single in the second inning and clubbed a two-run homer in the fifth. He entered the night with four career RBI in 26 major league plate appearances, so he doubled his total in one night on Wednesday. Sep 2 - 11:14 PM

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Royals recalled INF Cheslor Cuthbert from Triple-A Omaha.

Cuthbert is 6-for-25 (.240) in a couple of stints with the Royals this season. He'll function as a right-handed bench bat down the stretch.
Sep 1 - 3:48 PM

Royals optioned INF Cheslor Cuthbert to Triple-A Omaha.

Cuthbert has six hits over 25 at-bats in a few stints with the big club this season. Paulo Orlando has replaced him on the roster.
Aug 9 - 11:14 AM

Royals recalled INF Cheslor Cuthbert from Triple-A Omaha.

Cuthbert has five hits in 15 at-bats in the majors this season. He'll back up all over the infield.
Jul 24 - 2:31 PM

Royals optioned INF Cheslor Cuthbert to Triple-A Omaha.

Cuthbert was on the active roster to provide infield depth while Mike Moustakas dealt with a family emergency, but with Moustakas back, Cuthbert will return to the minors. He has a .256/.318/.389, eight homer, 33 RBI season working for Triple-A Omaha.
Jul 10 - 3:57 PM

Royals recalled INF Cheslor Cuthbert from Triple-A Omaha.

With Mike Moustakas hitting the bereavement list, the Royals needed infield depth and Cuthbert fit the bill. Once a decently rated prospect, Cuthbert was hitting .256/.318/.389 with eight homers and 33 RBI for Triple-A Omaha.
Jul 6 - 3:19 PM

Royals prospect Cheslor Cuthbert has gone 7-for-19 with three RBI over his last five games for Triple-A Omaha.

Cuthbert went 5-for-7 during a recent two-game stretch against Round Rock. His average is up to .295, much higher than his lifetime .258 clip. Scouts have to be encouraged by Cuthbert's high contact rate. In 84 at-bats, he's only been a strikeout victim nine times. Even though he's only 22, Cuthbert has already made 506 minor league appearances.
May 6 - 4:35 PM

Royals prospect Cheslor Cuthbert went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a walk for Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

Cuthbert has gone 6-for-10 in his first two games with Triple-A Omaha, save a one game emergency appearance back in July. After announcing in late June that Cuthbert would be shifted to second base, Cuthbert has primarily played first base while hitting an impressive .326/.381/.482. He is already on the 40-man roster, and could see time in Kansas City in September, particularly if Eric Hosmer is unable to return from his injury.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Royals prospect second baseman Cheslor Cuthbert went 2-for-4 for Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Monday.

Cuthbert started the game at second base, and committed his second error in as many games. He has been hot as of late, hitting .385/.442/.615 during his 10-game hitting streak, and .311/.366/.467 over his last 32 games. Cuthbert has primarily played first base over the past month, but is slowly beginning the transition to second base to see if he can turn into an adequate second baseman, which will give his bat more opportunities to be in the lineup.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 09:42:00 AM

Royals prospect Cheslor Cuthbert went 2-for-4 on Wednesday at Double-A Northwest Arkansas, raising his season line to .272/.337/.420.

Cuthbert has been playing first base since Hunter Dozier was promoted to Triple-A, but he will be shifted to second base after he can get more practice. The move would be a solid bump to Cuthbert's long-term fantasy value, particularly if he keeps up his hot hitting. Cuthbert is batting .438/.471/.688 during his current eight-game hit streak.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 09:47:00 AM

Royals first base prospect Cheslor Cuthbert went 2-for-5 with a double and a home run for Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Friday.

The Royals promoted third base prospect Hunter Dozier from High-A Wilmington to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, and shifted Cuthbert across the diamond in what appears to be a permanent move. Cuthbert was never the best defensive third baseman, as he had 19 errors in 58 starts at third base. He has hits in each of his last five games, and it will be interesting to see how the defensive switch impacts his hitting.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 10:56:00 AM

Royals third base prospect Cheslor Cuthbert went 2-for-5 with two home runs on Wednesday for Double-a Northwest Arkansas.

Before the game, Cuthbert's slugging percentage was .333; after it became .423. Cuthbert has the talent to be a .280 hitter with 20-plus home runs, but he seems more likely to fail to reach his potential. He has been young for every level, but he needs to consistently produce to revive his prospect status. He has improved his K/BB rate in 2014, with 14 walks and 13 strikeouts, which is always a positive sign.
Thu, May 1, 2014 10:56:00 AM

Royals optioned 3B Cheslor Cuthbert to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Cuthbert has seen his stock tumble a bit recently, but the Royals still added him to the 40-man roster in November. The 21-year-old will attempt to make some progress with his plate discipline in his return to Double-A.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 11:54:00 AM

Royals purchased the contract of 3B Cheslor Cuthbert from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

The 21-year-old third base prospect struggled this year after being promoted to Double-A, but the Royals like his raw skills and have now protected him from December's Rule 5 Draft. Cuthbert is a .249/.316/.370 career hitter in the minor leagues.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 05:56:00 PM

The Royals have promoted Cheslor Cuthbert from High-A Wilmington to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Cuthbert hit .280/.354/.418 with two homers, 21 doubles and 31 RBI in 60 games for Wilmington. The 20-year-old third baseman ranked 84th on Baseball America's ranking of the Top 100 prospects this past winter.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 11:09:00 AM

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2B1Ben Zobrist
2Omar Infante
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3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
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