Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Royals news, rumors and injuries
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 16:20:48 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Edinson Volquez allowed one run on seven hits while walking three and striking out three over six innings in a no-decision against the Texas Rangers Sunday, July 24, and he has posted a 2.87 ERA during the stretch.
Fantasy Tip: Volquez has been pitching well enough to use in AL-only formats, but he isn't a must-own player by any means.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:43:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cain probably will need at least one week of rehab games before he is able to return to the starting lineup. He will be an everyday player once he returns from the injury and should be starting option in most fantasy leagues.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:27:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Butera is hitting .306 with two home runs and nine RBI in limited playing time this season and can be a starting option in two-catcher leagues.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:34:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Buchholz is 3-9 with a 6.10 ERA through 20 appearances (13 starts) and is currently pitching out of the bullpen. A change of scenery could be beneficial for his career but fantasy owners should take a wait-and-see approach to see how another club uses him if he is traded.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:29:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Orlando has been a streaky hitter this season, and he is on another roll right now. Orlando has managed two or more hits in three of the past four games while hitting safely in nine of the past 11 outings. He is a must-start fantasy option in AL-only leagues, most rotisserie formats and DFS play at a mid-tier price.
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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:28:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The Nicaraguan-born Cuthbert has come out of nowhere this season to emerge as a must-start AL-only fantasy option and a solid play in deeper mixed formats, too.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:26:25 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura allowed three earned runs, three hits and four walks with five strikeouts over five innings in a loss Saturday, July 23, against the Texas Rangers. He threw just 52 of his 89 pitches for strikes.
Fantasy Tip: Ventura is just 6-8 with a 4.99 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 19 starts this season. He is only worth retaining in AL-only fantasy leagues and deeper mixed formats at this point, as he just hasn't shown any consistency this season.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:46:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ventura was injured after being hit by a line drive off the bat of 3B Adrian Beltre but is expected to make his next start against the Texas Rangers Thursday, July 28. He allowed three runs on three hits over five innings Saturday, with four walks and five strikeouts.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:44:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Colon is hitting .253 with nine RBI on the season, and he's not much of an option against Cole Hamels.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:47:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Duffy continues to post impressive numbers, and fantasy owners should feel comfortable using him against any matchup at this point.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:42:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cain is a well-rounded fantasy weapon when healthy, so continue to stash him until he returns.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:40:16 -0700
The Kansas City Royals have expressed interest in Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis. However, Atlanta would likely have to eat a portion of the $22 million he is owed through the 2018 season in order to make a deal possible.
Fantasy Tip: The 32-year-old Markakis was batting .260 with five home runs and 47 RBI through 94 games entering play Friday, July 22, and is a viable outfield option for single-universe fantasy leagues. With the Braves clearly in rebuilding mode, Markakis could be moved in order to give more at-bats to OFs Ender Inciarte and Mallex Smith.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:52:12 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy endured one of his worst starts of the season Wednesday, July 20, versus the Cleveland Indians. He lasted just 4 1/3 innings, getting knocked around for seven runs on six hits, including a season-high four home runs allowed. Kennedy also struck out eight and walked one.
Fantasy Tip: Well, at least Kennedy was able to provide something for his owners with that strikeout total but other than that, this was a disaster of an outing. It was the third time this season the 31-year-old allowed seven runs, and it ended a streak of solid pitching, as Kennedy had allowed three runs or less in each of his last five outings. Hopefully he can bounce back his next time out.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:40:46 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 20. OF Brett Eibner is starting in left field and batting seventh against Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Gordon has struggled when healthy this season and owns a disastrous .635 OPS with just 15 RBI through 62 games. He's not producing starter-caliber numbers in the majority of mixed leagues. Eibner has fared well when given a chance, so he's a viable depth option in cavernous mixed and AL-only formats. You'll likely want to look elsewhere in daily contests Wednesday, though.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:26:30 -0700
Kansas City Royals 2B/OF Whit Merrifield is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 20. 2B Christian Colon is starting at the keystone and batting ninth against Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Merrifield is having a nice run with Kansas City and owns a respectable .276 batting average with 30 runs through 49 games. He's skidding in July (.174/.240/.261 slash line), though, so he's losing his luster in deep mixed leagues and should be left to AL-only formats at this point. Against Carrasco, view Colon as a desperation fantasy option in all formats Wednesday.
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