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Royals | Greg Holland back in the mix

Wed, 20 May 2015 15:27:44 -0700

Kansas City Royals RP Greg Holland (neck) is available to pitch against the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday, May 20, according to manager Ned Yost.

Fantasy Tip: Holland was unavailable Tuesday, May 19, due to a stiff neck. Now that he is back in the saddle, he should be started with confidence in all formats and remains a high-end closer.

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


Royals | Jason Vargas throws Tuesday

Tue, 19 May 2015 21:42:22 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Jason Vargas (elbow) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, May 19, and is scheduled to throw a simulated game Friday, May 22.

Fantasy Tip: Vargas ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) appears to be making progress in his recovery but likely will make at least one rehab start before he is able to return to the rotation. Owners on FantasyScore should ignore Vargas until he is able to pitch for the Royals again.

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Royals | Mike Moustakas productive at the plate

Tue, 19 May 2015 21:36:43 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas went 3-for-4 with two RBI against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday, May 19.

Fantasy Tip: Moustakas ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) has picked up at least one hit in seven of his last 10 games and has a .331 batting average so far this season. Moustakas could be a solid starting option at third base for owners on FantasyScore.

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Royals | Yordano Ventura stellar in start

Tue, 19 May 2015 21:28:37 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura pitched seven scoreless innings against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday, May 19. He allowed four hits during the game while striking out six batters.

Fantasy Tip: Ventura ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) had struggled in his previous three starts but pitched very well against Cincinnati. Ventura is scheduled to face the New York Yankees in his next start and may be a risky option on FantasyScore.

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Royals | Greg Holland has stiff neck

Tue, 19 May 2015 19:40:26 -0700

Kansas City Royals RP Greg Holland (neck) was held out of the game Tuesday, May 19, against the Cincinnati Reds, due to a stiff neck.

Fantasy Tip: Holland must be kept on season-long rosters regardless of whether he ends up on the disabled list. That's a worst-case scenario at this point, as the injury doesn't sound overly serious. The Royals will play it safe with one of the best closers in the game, and owners should expect a few more nights off.

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


Royals | Alex Rios nearing rehab assignment

Tue, 19 May 2015 17:15:14 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Rios (hand) could begin a rehab assignment in seven-to-10 days, according to manager Ned Yost Tuesday, May 19.

Fantasy Tip: Rios ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) has the potential to represent a rare power bat in the Royals lineup. For the first time since his rookie season in 2004, Rios failed to hit double-digit home runs in 2014, finishing the season with just four homers for the Texas Rangers. Rios has stolen at least 11 bases in all 11 of his major league seasons. Rios could quickly become the most appealing FantasyScore option in the Royals lineup.

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


Royals | Danny Duffy to stay in rotation

Sun, 17 May 2015 15:01:43 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy will remain in the rotation for the time being, but manager Ned Yost said the team needs to see some improvement from Duffy in future starts.

Fantasy Tip: Duffy ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has a 2-3 record and 5.87 ERA, but he also has a minor league option remaining. When Jason Vargas comes off the disabled list, Duffy could be odd man out. Keep an eye on Duffy's matchups and start him accordingly, but be prepared to remove him should no improvement take place.

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


Royals | Alex Gordon will not start

Sun, 17 May 2015 08:08:08 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon is not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 17. OF Paulo Orlando will take his place in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) may be sitting because the team is facing a left-handed pitcher, but he should be back in the lineup soon. Orlando ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) does have four hits in his last three games, but owners on FantasyScore may be able to find better options to use.

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Royals | Career night for Lorenzo Cain

Fri, 15 May 2015 21:09:43 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a career-high five RBIs in a 12-1 win over the New York Yankees Friday, May 15.

Fantasy Tip: Cain ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) is hitting .326 on the year with 26 runs scored, and while the RBI production was a bit of an anomaly, his steady bat makes him a solid mid-level option at FantasyScore most nights.

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Royals | Jason Vargas nearing a bullpen session

Fri, 15 May 2015 13:53:37 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Jason Vargas (elbow) played catch Thursday, May 14, and Friday, May 15, and he hopes to be able to throw a bullpen session early next week.

Fantasy Tip: Vargas ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) has pitched poorly this season with a 5.26 ERA, a 1.48 WHIP and a 4.9 K/9. Until he returns and strings together a few nice starts, he cannot be trusted in any fantasy format, but especially FantasyScore contests. Continue to check back for updates.

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


Royals | Alcides Escobar on a tear

Thu, 14 May 2015 18:25:27 -0700

Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored in a 6-3 win over the Texas Rangers Thursday, May 14, and he went 8-for-16 in the four-game series.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is hitting .318 for the year, and he has six RBIs and has scored six runs over his past six games. He should continue to offer solid production for the price at FantasyScore as long as he is leading off for a Kansas City team ranked in the top three in batting average and runs scored.

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Royals | Alex Rios hitting off tee

Thu, 14 May 2015 14:49:28 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Rios (hand) is starting to hit balls off a tee and did some long toss Thursday, May 14, as he works his way back from a broken bone in his left hand. Manager Ned Yost said Rios is "definitely making progress" and is on schedule.

Fantasy Tip: With Rios out, Jarrod Dyson ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) and Paulo Orlando ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) have performed a platoon in right field. Neither is playing particularly well, though, and both are nothing more than low-end desperation outfield plays at FantasyScore for their speed.

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Royals | Salvador Perez with day off

Thu, 14 May 2015 07:58:28 -0700

Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez is out of the lineup Thursday, May 14, with C Drew Butera in his place.

Fantasy Tip: Butera ($1,600, 3.2% of your cap) isn't an option you should use on FantasyScore.

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Royals | Lorenzo Cain resting

Thu, 14 May 2015 07:54:25 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain is out of the lineup Thursday, May 14, with OF Jarrod Dyson in his place.

Fantasy Tip: Dyson ($2,400, 4.8% of your cap) is hitting just .204 this season and isn't more of a traditional league option for his steals than a daily option on FantasyScore.

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Royals | Eric Hosmer on offensive rampage

Wed, 13 May 2015 08:43:41 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer is hitting .345 with two homers and eight RBI the last seven days.

Fantasy Tip: Hosmer ($5,200, 10.4% of your cap) has a .326-6-27 line on the young season and has started to become the offensive force he was projected to be. Hosmer is worth the price on FantasyScore.

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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
Blanton Joe SP
Blewett Scott P
Bocock Brian SS
Bonifacio Jorge OF
Boscan J.C. C
Bostick Adam P
Bridges Donnie SP
Broderick Brian RP
Brooks Aaron 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
Chavez Johermyn OF
Clapinski Chris INF
Coleman Casey SP
Coleman Dusty INF
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
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
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Ferguson Ian P
Ferguson Timothy OF
Fields Matt 1B
Finnegan Brandon RP
Fletcher Brian OF
Flynn Brian SP
Fortuna Juan C
Foster John RP
Francis Nicholas OF
Frasor Jason RP
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
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Hamulack Tim RP
Hastry Robert P
Hayes Bradley 3B
Hayes Chris P
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Herrera Kelvin RP
Hochevar Luke RP
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Holland Greg RP
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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
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Lewis Richard 2B
Liberto Michael SS
Liddi Alex 3B
Liotta Ray P
Lisson Mario INF
Lowery Devon P
Madson Ryan RP
Maier Mitch OF
Manaea Sean SP
Marimon Sugar Ray P
Mariot Michael P
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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
Paterson Joe RP
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
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Rodriguez Jacob P
Rodriguez Julio A. C
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Runion Sam P
Ryan Jason P
Salmon Brad RP
Sample Tyler P
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Sanchez Luany C
Sandford Clifford OF
Sandoval Freddy 2B
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Santos Luis P
Schulz Clayton P
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Sierra Moises OF
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Suero Ovandy OF
Sulbaran J.C. SP
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Tamayo Danny P
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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
Whittleman John 3B
Wilson Tyrone INF
Young Chris R. SP
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David Andre TO
Eiland Dave PC
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Henry Doug TO
Jirschele Mike TO
Knapp Rick TO
Kuntz Rusty TO
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