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Royals | Alex Rios dealing with virus

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:26:34 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Rios (illness) was sent back to Kansas City Sunday, Aug. 30, as he deals with a virus.

Fantasy Tip: Rios ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) should be back in the lineup in the next couple of days, but with just two homers and 22 RBI in 300 at-bats this season, he doesn't have much value at FantasyScore.

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Royals | Alex Gordon likely to return Tuesday

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:03:56 -0700

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said it is "reasonable" to expect that OF Alex Gordon (groin) will be activated from the disabled list when rosters are expanded Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is 10-for-25 with a home run and four RBIs in seven rehab games for Class AAA Omaha. He should be owned in all fantasy formats, although we won't blame FantasyScore owners for waiting a game or two following his return before using him again in their lineups.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Andy McCullough


Rays | No Asdrubal Cabrera vs. Royals

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:06:56 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SS Asdrubal Cabrera is not in the starting lineup Sunday, Aug. 30. SS Tim Beckham is starting at shortstop and batting sixth against Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Cabrera ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) in all fantasy formats Sunday. The shortstop is scorching hot with a .374/.419/.589 slash line and 24 runs over 28 games since the All-Star break. Beckham ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) has hit four of his six home runs against lefties, and he owns a .532 slugging percentage against them. He checks out a potential dice roll for FantasyScore players Sunday.

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Royals | Salvador Perez out against Rays

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 07:55:06 -0700

Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez is not in the starting lineup Sunday, Aug. 30. C Drew Butera is starting behind the plate and batting ninth against Tampa Bay Rays SP Nathan Karns Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Perez ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) in all fantasy formats Sunday. The backstop is having a nice month with three home runs, 13 RBI and a .274 batting average, and seasonal owners should be rewarded with a strong finish to the season. Butera ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) owns a .537 OPS this season, so FantasyScore players shouldn't count on him Sunday.

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Royals | Edinson Volquez earns win

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:41:37 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Edinson Volquez (12-7) allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits over 6 2/3 innings in a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, Aug. 28, with two walks and five strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Volquez ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) went 2-2 with a 3.43 ERA in six starts during the month of August. His next outing will come against the Detroit Tigers Thursday, Sept. 3.

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Royals | Ben Zobrist moving to second base soon

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:49:50 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Ben Zobrist will "mostly" play second base when OF Alex Gordon (groin) returns from the disabled list, according to manager Ned Yost.

Fantasy Tip: This isn't shocking news, as it appeared likely, but it is still nice to hear confirmation from the skipper. Zobrist ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) has been a force since joining the Royals with a .337/.426/.531 slash line over 26 games. Gordon ($3,600, 7.2% of cap), meanwhile, is currently rehabbing his groin injury in the minors and could join the Royals sooner than later, but it will likely correlate with rosters expanding in September. Gordon should be owned in all seasonal leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Star-Ledger - Andy McCullough


Royals | Yordano Ventura fans 11

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:10:49 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura (9-7) allowed two hits over six scoreless innings in a victory over the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, Aug. 27, with four walks and a career-high 11 strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: With the win, Ventura ($7,000, 14.0% of cap) improved to 5-0 in his last seven starts and has allowed just three runs over his last 25 innings. He will make his next start against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, Sept. 2.

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Royals | Lorenzo Cain resting

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:44:56 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain is out of the lineup Thursday, Aug. 27, with 1B Kendrys Morales moving up to the three-hole.

Fantasy Tip: Morales ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has a .304-2-15 line and is a good start against Chris Tillman on FantasyScore.

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Royals | No Alex Rios vs. O's

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:17:06 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Rios is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 26. OF Paulo Orlando is starting in right field and is hitting eighth against Baltimore Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen.

Fantasy Tip: Orlando ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) doesn't really do anything that stands out for fantasy owners, and his low lineup positioning doesn't make him attractive at all on FantasyScore tonight.

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Royals | Greg Holland may not be available

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:08:54 -0700

Kansas City Royals RP Greg Holland (arm) may not be available to pitch Monday, Aug. 24, because manager Ned Yost said Holland's arm is "cranky" with stiffness.

Fantasy Tip: Holland hasn't been at his best this year, but he's in no danger of losing the closing role unless he has to go on the DL. Keep tabs on his status for the rest of the week. If he's unavailable tonight or in subsequent games this week, the best bet to see save chances would be Wade Davis. Davis is already valuable in the majority of fantasy leagues because of his excellent numbers in a setup role.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Andy McCullough


Royals | Mike Moustakas caps big series

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 17:17:33 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas went 3-for-5 with a home run, two doubles, four RBI and a run scored in an 8-6 win over the Boston Red Sox Sunday, Aug. 23.

Fantasy Tip: Moustakas ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) finished with two home runs, five RBI and four runs scored in three games against the Red Sox, and he may finally be breaking out of his two-month slump. If he draws a friendly matchup, he could be worth taking a chance on at FantasyScore.

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Royals | Salvador Perez not in the lineup

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 09:25:54 -0700

Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez is not in the starting lineup against Boston Red Sox SP Eduardo Rodriguez Sunday, Aug. 23. C Drew Butera will start at catcher and is batting ninth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Perez ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) is receiving a day off after starting several games in a row. Butera ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has not done much in his limited playing time this season and should be avoided by owners.

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Royals | Ben Zobrist wants to return to KC

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 11:00:00 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Ben Zobrist, who is eligible to become a free agent after the season, said he would like to return to the club. "Certainly, this had been one of the teams I liked the look of," he said. "And now, since I've been here, it's a place I want to stay longer. Being here has certainly done nothing but make this (team) go up on my list."

Fantasy Tip: In 20 games since being acquired from the A's, Zobrist ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) is batting .351 with four home runs and 13 RBIs in 74 at-bats, including a .389 mark during the month of August. FantasyScore owners should continue using him while he's swinging a hot bat.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jeffrey Flanagan


Royals | Johnny Cueto struggles mightily Friday

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:13:18 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Johnny Cueto (9-8) allowed seven runs (six earned) on 13 hits over six innings in a loss to the Boston Red Sox Friday, Aug. 21, with no walks and three strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Cueto ($9,700, 19.4% of cap) had allowed six runs combined in his previous four starts for the Royals and experienced his worst outing since being traded to the American League Friday. He will look to bounce back in his next start against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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Royals | Omar Infante returns to the lineup

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:13:31 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Omar Infante (back) is batting ninth against Boston Red Sox SP Henry Owens Friday, Aug. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Infante ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) last played Sunday, Aug. 16, and currently sports a disappointing 3-for-45 run dating back to Friday, July 31. He is a low-end fantasy option in all formats, and FantasyScore players should aim higher or hunt for better value in his price range.

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Kansas City Royals Player News

Adams Lane OF
Alfaro John SS
Aracena Ricky INF
Arias Marlon P
Armitage Barry SP
Baerlocher Ryan SP
Bannister John P
Barnes Justin P
Barrera Henry P
Basurto Eric P
Bernat David P
Bianucci Mike 1B
Biddle George P
Blewett Scott P
Bocock Brian SS
Bonifacio Jorge OF
Boscan J.C. C
Bostick Adam P
Bridges Donnie SP
Broderick Brian RP
Broussard Ben 1B
Butera Drew C
Byrne Charles P
Cain Lorenzo OF
Calixte Orlando SS
Campbell Matt P
Campillo Jorge RP
Carl Edwin P
Castillo Darwin SP
Castillo Luis E. INF
Chamberlain Joba RP
Chavez Johermyn OF
Clapinski Chris INF
Coleman Casey SP
Coleman Dusty SS
Coleman Louis RP
Collins Tim RP
Colon Christian 2B
Colon Roman RP
Conner Cameron OF
Connolly Mike P
Cota Luis P
Craze Ian OF
Crisotomo Branly P
Crist Kyle P
Cruz Antonio P
Cruz Fernando SS
Cueto Johnny SP
Cuevas Jairo P
Cuthbert Cheslor 3B
Davis Doug SP
Davis Wade RP
De La Cruz Julio RP
Diekroeger Kenny SS
Dobies Andrew P
Donato Mark 1B
Dozier Hunter SS
Duenez Samir 3B
Duffy Danny SP
Dwyer Chris SP
Dyson Jarrod OF
Escobar Alcides SS
Evangelho Zechariah 2B
Fairchild Austin P
Feickert Casey P
Feliz Igor P
Fenster Darrin INF
Ferguson Ian P
Ferguson Timothy OF
Fletcher Brian OF
Flynn Brian SP
Fortuna Juan C
Foster John RP
Francis Nicholas OF
Frost Adam SS
Fuenmayor Balbino 3B
Fuentes Reymond OF
Gallagher Cameron C
Garcia Juan X. P
Gasparini Marten SS
Giron Jose OF
Goins Mitch P
Gordon Alex OF
Gordon Derek P
Gore Terrance OF
Guthrie Jeremy SP
Haltiwanger Russ P
Hamulack Tim RP
Hastry Robert P
Hayes Bradley 3B
Hayes Chris P
Henry Desmond OF
Hernandez Ramon C
Hernandez Jorrin Ramon OF
Herrera Carlos A. P
Herrera Kelvin RP
Hochevar Luke RP
Hodge Nielsen Peter P
Holland Greg RP
Hollingsworth Phillip P
Hosmer Eric 1B
Howell Matt P
Huisman Justin P
Infante Jefferson C
Infante Omar 2B
Jacobs Brandon F. OF
Jensen Matthew P
Johnson Rontrez OF
Jorge Victor P
Junis Jake P
Keating Patrick P
Keck Jon P
Kotchman Casey 1B
Lewis Richard 2B
Liberto Michael SS
Liddi Alex 3B
Liotta Ray P
Lisson Mario INF
Lowery Devon P
Madson Ryan RP
Maier Mitch OF
Marimon Sugar Ray P
Mariot Michael P
Matos Mauricio C
Matranga David SS
McCleland Bruce SP
McFall Brian OF
Medlen Kris SP
Melville Tim P
Merrifield Whit OF
Mertins Kurt INF
Mieles Edwin P
Mildren Paul P
Mondesi Raul Adalberto SS
Morales Franklin SP
Morales Kendrys 1B
Mortensen Clayton RP
Moustakas Mike 3B
Moye Alan OF
Nessy Santiago C
Nettles Jeff 3B
Newman Josh RP
Nicoll Chris P
Orlando Paolo OF
Orlando Paulo OF
Ortiz Adrian OF
Osuna Edgar P
Patton Troy RP
Payano Nelson P
Pena Francisco C
Perez Salvador C
Pierce Kirk C
Pimentel Elisaul P
Pimentel Julio P
Pino Yohan SP
Pinto Julio P
Pizziconi Andrea P
Plummer Jarod P
Ponis Mike C
Pounders Brooks P
Prieto Alejandro SS
Ramirez Max C
Redman Reid P
Reyes Junior P
Richardson Hilton OF
Rico Luis P
Ridings Matt P
Rincon Edinson INF
Rios Alex OF
Rivas Carlos P
Rivera Juan X. INF
Rodriguez Freddy P
Rodriguez Jacob P
Rodriguez Julio A. C
Rodriguez Rico SP
Rodriguez Wandy SP
Runion Sam P
Russell Ashe P
Ryan Jason P
Salmon Brad RP
Sample Tyler P
Sanchez Jose Angel OF
Sanchez Luany C
Sandford Clifford OF
Sandoval Freddy 2B
Santos Aristedes P
Santos Arthur RP
Santos Luis P
Schulz Clayton P
Shiell Jason RP
Shimek Scott P
Sierra Moises OF
Sokoll John P
Starling Bubba OF
Stemle Steve P
Stodolka Mike 1B
Suero Ovandy OF
Sulbaran J.C. SP
Swab Kenny C
Tamayo Danny P
Theriot Ben C
Thibault Kiel C
Thomas Charles OF
Thompson Michael 3B
Tonis Mike C
Trapp Justin 2B
Vallot Chase C
Van Stratten Nick OF
Vargas Jason SP
Ventura Yordano SP
Villa Kelvin P
Volquez Edinson SP
Volz Kendal P
Watson Nolan P
Whittleman John 3B
Wilson Tyrone INF
Young Chris R. SP
Zimmer Kyle SP
Zobrist Ben 2B

Aikens Willie TO
Brett George TO
Cadahia Chino TO
David Andre TO
Eiland Dave PC
Grifol Pedro TO
Henry Doug TO
Jirschele Mike TO
Knapp Rick TO
Kuntz Rusty TO
Maloof Jack TO
Moore Dayton GM
Nipper Al TO
Picollo J.J. TO
Sveum Dale TO
Sweeney Mike TO
Wakamatsu Don TO
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