Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:07:15 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas focused on hitting the ball the other way this spring, and he hit his first career opposite-field home run on opening day Monday, April 6. Manager Ned Yost and team officials believe Moustakas got so caught up in his slow start in 2014 that it affected the rest of his season. The Royals are batting Moustakas second this year to keep him from fighting himself at the plate. Moustakas became more patient as his at-bats went on Monday, which was a point of emphasis for him in spring training.
Fantasy Tip: Moustakas ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) could turn into a real nice value pick in deep mixed leagues and AL-only leagues as a corner infielder if he can carry over his fine postseason performance from last year into this season. You'll want to avoid him Wednesday against Chicago White Sox starter Jose Quintana at FantasyScore, though.
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 09:56:38 -0800
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $2.64 million deal Tuesday, Feb. 3, according to baseball sources. He can make an extra $10,000 if he reaches 525 plate appearances plus another $50,000 if he is an All-Star.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:06:57 -0800
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas is looking for $3.1 million in arbitration, while the Royals are countering with $1.85 million.
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21:36:35 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the team's win in Game 2 of the ALCS Saturday, Oct. 11. In six games this postseason, Moustakas has four homers, five RBIs and six runs scored, and he has homered in three straight games.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:32:48 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 2. INF Christian Colon is starting at third base and batting ninth in the order.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:58:28 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:12:06 -0700
Kansas City Royals INF Christian Colon was recalled from Triple-A Omaha. He'll back up 2B Omar Infante and SS Alcides Escobar, and he could serve as the platoon option versus southpaws if 3B Mike Moustakas loses playing time.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:24:46 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas hit two homers Tuesday, July 22.
He's hitting .198 with 12 homers and 39 RBIs and continues to be one of the more frustrating fantasy plays.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:22:27 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (flu) is out of the lineup with the flu Wednesday, July 9.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure Moustakas isn't in your daily lineups.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:20:16 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas is hitting .318 with two homers and four RBIs over the last week.