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Jarrod Dyson | Outfielder | #1

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 165
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Southwest Mississippi JC
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 50 (0) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Royals are getting "multiple inquiries" on Jarrod Dyson.
Dyson could be an underrated target for a team looking for a center fielder, as he's excellent defensively and is coming off a career-best .728 OPS. As Crasnick notes, however, Dyson is currently in line to serve on the strong side of a platoon in right field for the Royals, so they'd probably have to acquire another outfielder if they dealt the speedster. Dyson is 32 and is slated for free agency after next season. Dec 2 - 12:37 PM

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Jarrod Dyson logged three hits and one steal in Saturday's loss to the Indians.

He provided two singles and a double. Dyson is now tied for ninth in the major leagues with 30 steals. That's an impressive total considering he's basically a part-time player. Unfortunately for fantasy owners he hasn't contributed much in the other stat categories. The 32-year-old has hit .277 with one homer and 25 RBI over 296 at-bats this season.
Oct 1 - 7:51 PM

Jarrod Dyson delivered a two-run triple in the ninth inning on Friday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Royals to victory over the Tigers.

The only thing his run-scoring knock accomplished was lessening the margin of victory, pulling the Royals to within five runs at 8-3. The speedy center fielder finished the night 1-for-5 and is now hitting .264/.328/.364 with 23 RBI and 28 swipes on the season.
Sep 23 - 10:22 PM

Jarrod Dyson went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored Tuesday against the Athletics.

Batting leadoff and playing center field, Dyson had a pair of singles and his 27th stolen base of the year in the contest. He also used his speed to reach on a fielder's choice in the ninth inning, advance to third on defensive indifference and score on a Ryan Madson balk. Dyson's bat has come to life in September, a month in which he's hitting .361 -- he's hit safely in all eight of his games -- with nine runs scored and four steals thrown in. He's hitting .260/.329/.360 overall, and owners looking for affordable speed as we head down the stretch should look no further than the 32-year-old.
Sep 13 - 10:35 PM

Jarrod Dyson went 3-for-5 with an RBI triple, a run scored and a stolen base Tuesday against the Yankees.

Batting leadoff and playing center field, Dyson notched his fifth triple of the season in the third inning to get the Royals on the board. The stolen base was his fourth in his past three games, giving him 22 steals on the year. The 32-year-old's numbers never recovered from an early-season slump, and in the meantime his starting job was copped by Paulo Orlando. Dyson is hitting .248/.321/.353 on the year.
Aug 31 - 1:46 AM

Jarrod Dyson tripled and hit a grand slam in the Royals' seven-run eighth inning Monday in a 7-3 win over the Indians.

His first career grand slam was also his first homer in 163 at-bats this year. Dyson has been a disappointment this year, but the Royals' outfield injuries have helped keep in the lineup even as Paulo Orlando has outplayed him. He'd still be a better leadoff option for the Royals than Alcides Escobar, and it's not all that hard to imagine him swiping 20 bases in the second half.
Jul 19 - 12:45 AM

Jarrod Dyson went 3-for-4 with a stolen base as the Royals edged the White Sox 2-1 on Saturday.

Dyson raised his batting average 28 points with the good afternoon, a picture of how much he's struggled since coming off the disabled list. The stolen base was his seventh in nine attempts, and he was also caught stealing in the game. Even with the CS, it's good to see him being aggressive when he gets on, as that's where the vast majority of his fantasy value lies. If he can continue to build on his .250 average and .296 OBP, those steal chances will keep coming, too.
May 21 - 5:21 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said he will attempt to balance the starts in right field between Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando.

Dyson entered the season as the unquestioned starter, when healthy, but he's hit just .215/.271/.262 in 21 games. Yost said he might dial back Dyson's starts to roughly four per week, with Orlando taking the rest. Dyson already hits at the bottom of the Royals' lineup, so while his speed is unrivaled, a move to a platoon role would relegate him to something close to an AL-only fantasy option.
May 14 - 9:07 AM

Jarrod Dyson contributed an RBI double in Saturday's win over the Indians.

Dyson hit pretty well after coming off the disabled list on April 19, but he has just two hits in his last 22 at-bats counting Saturday's double. And as Billy Hamilton will attest, it's hard to use that prodigious speed when you can't get on base, as he's got just four steals in 15 games. If he can hit for a representative average, more steals should come for the 31-year-old, who's getting his first real shot at an everyday job this season.
May 7 - 7:44 PM

Jarrod Dyson (oblique) went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in his return to the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.

Dyson, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list hours earlier, batted ninth and played right field in the game. In his first at-bat of the season, the 31-year-old singled home a run and scored one batter later. He performed well at Triple-A during his rehab and appeared to be just fine on Tuesday, so owners with a need for speed can confidently put him back in their lineups as soon as possible.
Apr 19 - 10:58 PM

Royals activated OF Jarrod Dyson from the 15-day disabled list.

Dyson was forced to begin the year on the DL with an oblique strain, but he proved his readiness by batting .318 (7-for-22) with four walks and four steals over seven games in Triple-A. The 31-year-old should get the bulk of the playing time in right field and makes for an intriguing pickup in fantasy leagues for those in need of some speed.
Apr 19 - 3:09 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said he's not putting a timetable on Jarrod Dyson's season debut.

Dyson suffered an oblique strain in his first Cactus League game and basically missed all of spring training. But he looks plenty locked in at Triple-A Omaha, where he's batting .318 with a .464 on-base percentage and four stolen bases in seven rehab games. "No time frame," Yost said Sunday. "The fact remains he didn’t have a spring training. One at-bat. We’re trying to get some at-bats under his belt and get him ready for the grind." Dyson should take over as the Royals' everyday right fielder within a week or so and he has the goods to provide an early boost of speed for mixed fantasy leaguers. Reymond Fuentes and Paulo Orlando have been filling in.
Apr 18 - 1:06 PM

Jarrod Dyson (oblique) will begin his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.

Dyson is eligible to be activated from the disabled list on Sunday, though he made need a couple of games before he's deemed ready. It sounds like he should rejoin the Royals at some point during the week.
Apr 9 - 11:32 AM

Jarrod Dyson (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha as soon as Saturday.

Dyson has been going through drills latele and hasn't had any issues with his strained right oblique. It's unclear how many rehab games the speedy outfielder might need, but he's eligible to be activated from the disabled list on Sunday.
Apr 8 - 5:10 PM

Jarrod Dyson (oblique) took batting practice Wednesday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.

Kansas City Star beat writer Rustin Dodd tweeted that Dyson looked good during the workout -- "pretty healthy" were the exact words. Dyson is aiming to come off the disabled list when first eligible early next week. He'll take over as the Royals' starting right fielder and should have considerable fantasy value as a tremendous base-stealing threat.
Apr 6 - 1:01 PM

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