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Jarrod Dyson | Outfielder

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 161
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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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

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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

Jarrod Dyson stole three bases and scored the game-winning run as the Royals edged the Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday.

Dyson entered as a pinch runner for Nori Aoki in the sixth inning and proceeded to steal third base. He later grounded into a fielder's choice before stealing second and third, scoring on a Sal Perez infield single. The steals gave Dyson 33 stolen bases on the season. Owners desperately looking for steals in the season's final month could do worse than Dyson.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 11:20:00 PM

Jarrod Dyson went 3-for-3 with three stolen bases against the Giants on Sunday.

Dyson hit his second double of the year among his three hits. The outfielder also stole three bases on the afternoon, giving him 26 steals on the season. Dyson is hitting a productive .286/.337/.344 in a part-time role, and he's certainly worth owning in AL-only leagues.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 07:30:00 PM

Jarrod Dyson finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Tigers.

Getting his fifth straight start, Dyson drove in a run with a groundout in the Royals' five-run seventh inning. He also had two singles and stole his 18th base of the year. The speedy outfielder is batting .293/.348/.340 heading into the break, and he'll continue to see plenty of playing time as the Royals' fourth outfielder going forward.
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 06:34:00 PM

Jarrod Dyson went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Angels.

Dyson had a single and stole his seventh base in the third inning, coming around to score on an Alex Gordon single. On the down side, Dyson was caught stealing after a walk in the first inning. It was a rare start for the outfielder, who is usually employed as a pinch runner for his base-stealing abilities.
Sun, May 25, 2014 07:29:00 PM

Jarrod Dyson went 1-for-4 with a two-run triple in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.

Justin Verlander blanked the Royals for 6 1/3 innings before Dyson's first triple of the season plated two. The outfielder, getting regular playing time in Lorenzo Cain's absence, has batted .289/.304/.333 this season. With Cain close to a return, Dyson will likely return to a part-time role soon.
Sun, May 4, 2014 06:40:00 PM

Royals activated OF Jarrod Dyson from the bereavement list.

Dyson has been away from the club since late Thursday. The speedy outfielder should see plenty of playing time while Lorenzo Cain (groin) is on the disabled list, so he's worth using in deeper mixed leagues in the short-term.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Royals placed OF Jarrod Dyson on the bereavement list.

Dyson is permitted to be away from the club for 3-7 games. It's bad timing, given that he was in line for more playing time with Lorenzo Cain (groin) out. Justin Maxwell figures to handle center field for the Royals for now. They'll make a corresponding move prior to Friday's game.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 11:42:00 PM

Jarrod Dyson went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Tigers.

The 29-year-old outfielder has gotten a chance at some extended playing time while Lorenzo Cain was sidelined, but hasn't quite been able to capitalize on it. For the season, the speedster is hitting .263/.319/.366 with two homers, 15 RBI and 29 stolen bases. His fantasy value is tied exclusively to his wheels, and if he isn't playing on a semi-regular basis, he's virtually useless.
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 11:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Alex Liddi
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Orlando Calixte
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Christian Colon
3Ryan Roberts
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
3Mitch Maier
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
5Edinson Volquez
6Kris Medlen
7Yohan Pino
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
12Brian Broderick
13Ryan Madson
14Roman Colon