Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Royals news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:38:38 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (hamstring) is dealing with a pulled hamstring, but manager Ned Yost is hoping Moustakas can return to the lineup in a day or so. Moustakas wanted to play Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Fantasy Tip: Plan to make sure that Moose ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) is back in the lineup in the next few days before throwing him into your FantasyScore lineup. Moustakas had a great month of August and could keep that rolling into the final month of the season. He's a solid play in daily formats once he's back in there.
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:28:19 -0700
Kansas City Royals RP Kelvin Herrera (illness) has been infected with the chickenpox virus and could miss at least two weeks, according to team officials. An examination of Herrera Monday, Aug. 31, confirmed the results after Herrera left the team over the weekend.
Fantasy Tip: Even in a non-closing role for KC, Herrera was worth owning in deeper fantasy leagues because of his solid numbers in an excellent bullpen. Now that he could miss much of the final month of the season, he should be left to the waiver wire.
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:19:34 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Rios (illness) has been infected with chickenpox and could miss at least two weeks, according to team officials. Rios left the team over the weekend and flew to Kansas City, and an examination confirmed it Monday, Aug. 31.
Fantasy Tip: With only a month left in the regular season, Rios ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is unlikely to be of much use to his fantasy owners. Cutting him in deep mixed leagues is probably the right course of action. Jarrod Dyson ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) and recently acquired Jonny Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) can offset the loss of Rios temporarily. Dyson is the better fantasy target for his speed.
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:14:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Moustakas ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) is hitting just .189 against Verlander, and the left vs. right matchup provides the Royals the excuse to give "Moose" a night off. Zobrist ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) has a .346 average in the past week and hits .257 against Verlander, so he is a decent FantasyScore option.
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:09:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The return of Gordon ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) will be a breath of fresh air to the team. Ordinarily advice would be to sit a hitter for a game or two until he gets his sea legs back, and this may apply here as well. It might take Gordon a few at-bats to get unwound.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:20:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is a good locker room guy with postseason experience, something which is way more important to his real team than to FantasyScore players.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:26:34 -0700
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.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:03:56 -0700
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.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:06:56 -0700
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.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 07:55:06 -0700
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.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:41:37 -0700
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.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:49:50 -0700
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.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:10:49 -0700
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.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:44:56 -0700
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.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:17:06 -0700
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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