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Jarrod Dyson | Outfielder

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 160
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Jarrod Dyson came through with a two-run single to lead the Royals to a 3-1 win over the Pirates on Tuesday.
With runners on second and third and one out, the Pirates chose to pitch to Dyson rather than load the bases for a force out. The outfielder made them pay, lining a Gerrit Cole pitch into right field to break the scoreless tie. Dyson then stole third, his 15th steal of the season, before scoring on a single later in the inning. Dyson is getting regular playing time in Alex Gordon's absence and is hitting .261/.318/.395 overall. Jul 22 - 12:00 AM

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Jarrod Dyson is starting in left field for the Royals on Thursday afternoon against the Rays.

Dyson took over for Alex Gordon on Wednesday night after Gordon suffered a severe groin injury and the 30-year-old speedster figures to get a large share of playing time going forward. Dyson has 130 career stolen bases despite making only 260 career major league starts. There is high-level fantasy potential here.
Jul 9 - 10:52 AM

After replacing the injured Alex Gordon, Jarrod Dyson hit an inside-the-park two-run homer Wednesday against the Rays.

Logan Forsythe also had an inside-the-park homer for the Rays, making this the first game in 18 years to feature one for each team. Dyson's homer got past a diving David DeJesus in left field, and he just motored around from there. It was his fifth career homer in 395 games.
Jul 8 - 11:13 PM

Jarrod Dyson swiped three bases in a 1-for-4 performance as the Royals topped the Twins on Monday.

Dyson reached base on a fielder's choice in the second inning, then promptly stole both second and third base. He reached again in the seventh inning on a single, then advanced to second base on a ground out before swiping third base. He eventually scored a run. Though those were his first three steals of the season, it's nothing new for Dyson. In 993 career plate appearances entering the game, Dyson was 120-for-140 in stolen bases. He's started two games in a row but Paulo Orlando has seen the lion's share of the playing time since Alex Rios went down with a hand injury, which hampers his fantasy appeal.
Apr 27 - 9:58 PM

Jarrod Dyson is starting in right field for the Royals on Monday night against the Indians.

Dyson will bat ninth, but his speed should attract daily leaguers. The 30-year-old speedster is among the most aggressive base-stealer in the majors, boasting 120 steals in 361 career games (235 starts). Paulo Orlando will be on the bench Monday night.
Apr 27 - 2:49 PM

Paulo Orlando is starting over Jarrod Dyson again in Wednesday's game versus the Twins.

Orlando has now made six straight starts in right field, with four of them coming against right-handers. The assumption had been when Alex Rios (hand) went down that Dyson would serve on the long side of a platoon in right, but it hasn't worked out that way. The speedster has exactly half as many plate appearances (12) as Orlando (24) since Rios' injury.
Apr 22 - 4:03 PM

Jarrod Dyson went 2-for-3 in Sunday's 6-2 Cactus League loss to the Rockies.

Dyson is now batting .348 (8-for-23) on the spring. Though Dyson will again serve as a reserve outfielder for the Royals, he'll be worth picking up for his speed alone. Last season, in just 290 plate appearances, Dyson stole 36 bases in 43 attempts.
Mar 15 - 7:08 PM

Jarrod Dyson smashed a rare home run in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.

The solo shot led off the bottom of the first inning for the Royals. Dyson has four homers in 977 career plate appearances in the majors, so the power display was certainly unexpected. He'll be a backup again in 2015, but Dyson runs enough to provide fantasy value even in a reserve role.
Mar 10 - 7:57 PM

Royals and OF Jarrod Dyson avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.225 million contract.

Dyson, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, requested $1.6 million and was offered $900,000 from the Royals when figures were exchanged earlier this month. The two sides ultimately settled for a little under the midpoint, but Dyson can make up the difference ($25,000) if he reaches 350 plate appearances in 2015. The 30-year-old batted .269/.324/.327 with 36 stolen bases last season and figures to have a semi-regular role in Kansas City's outfield again in 2015.
Jan 27 - 1:47 PM

Jarrod Dyson requested $1.6 million and was offered $900,000 from the Royals when arbitration figures were exchanged.

The 30-year-old speedster hit .269/.324/.327 and swiped 36 bases for the Royals in 2014. He's arbitration eligible for the first time and will earn a nice raise over the $530,000 that he earned a season ago.
Jan 16 - 11:10 PM

Jarrod Dyson is again starting in center field and batting eighth for the Royals in Sunday's World Series Game 5.

Kansas City is using the same lineup that they used in Games 3 and 4. Dyson has started all three games in San Francisco, reaching base three times in the first two contests while also making a terrific catch in Game 4. Nori Aoki will again come off the bench.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 03:01:00 PM

The Royals will utilize the same lineup they used in Friday's victory over the Giants in Game 4 on Saturday.

That means that Jarrod Dyson will remain in center field and hit eighth with Lorenzo Cain handling right field defensively and Nori Aoki stowed away on the bench. Ned Yost's moves worked out brilliantly in Game 3 as Cain played a flawless right field and made several plays that Aoki otherwise wouldn't have.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 03:44:00 PM

Jarrod Dyson is starting in center field and batting eighth in Friday's World Series Game 3.

Lorenzo Cain has shifted over to right field, and Nori Aoki is on the bench. With the tough outfield at AT&T Park and flyball pitcher Jeremy Guthrie on the mound, Royals manager Ned Yost has elected to go with his best defensive outfield. Alex Gordon has moved up to the No. 2 spot in the lineup that was vacated by Aoki, while Mike Moustakas has moved up from the No. 9 spot to Gordon's old No. 5 spot.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 03:13:00 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost indicated Thursday that Jarrod Dyson could start over Norichika Aoki in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday.

That would mean putting Dyson in center and shifting Lorenzo Cain over to handle the tough right field at AT&T Park. Aoki would also offer more than Dyson off the bench as a pinch-hitter. Dyson is hitless in seven at-bats this postseason, while Aoki is just 7-for-34 at the dish.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 08:18:00 PM

Jarrod Dyson had a big day at the plate in Saturday’s loss to the Tigers, going 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Dyson has done well in his role with the Royals this season, hitting .275/.327/.333 in 255 at-bats while swiping 35 bases. If he ever found his way into consistent everyday at-bats, he could be a real asset in all mixed leagues.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 04:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Ben Zobrist
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Edinson Volquez
3Danny Duffy
4Yordano Ventura
5Jeremy Guthrie
6Chris Young
7Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Kris Medlen
8Brian Flynn
9Tim Collins