Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Royals news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:56:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Butera ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should be avoided everywhere while going up against one of the American League's best pitchers so far this season.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:49:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) had a bruise on his index finger, so the injury couldn't be classified as anything serious. Go ahead and put him back in your FantasyScore lineup.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:22:10 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Joe Blanton allowed five runs and five hits with four walks over 2 2/3 innings in a loss Monday, June 29, against the Houston Astros. He had not walked any batters over his first two starts this season, entering with a 2-0 record and 1.73 ERA since his recall from Class AAA Omaha.
Fantasy Tip: Blanton ($3,700; or 7.4% of cap) finally showed why he is such a risky play in FantasyScore despite the good results in his first two outings. There is a reason he was out of baseball in 2014, and Houston showed why.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:07:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has been dealing with the injury for a few days, so owners should look for an update after the game. Colon ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) has gone 1-for-12 in limited playing time this month and probably should be avoided by owners on FantasyScore.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:56:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It does not appear like Hosmer ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) will need to be placed on the disabled list, so owners should monitor the situation to see when he will be back in the lineup. Kendrys Morales ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) likely will start at first base and is a solid starting option on FantasyScore.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:12:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Dyson ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) has done very well in limited playing time this month, hitting .409 with two RBI and three stolen bases. Owners on FantasyScore could consider him as a cheaper option but may also be able to find better options to use.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:11:25 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (finger) is not in the starting lineup against Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers Monday, June 29. 1B Kendrys Morales will start at first base and is batting fourth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Hosmer ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) is expected to miss a few games because of a finger injury. Owners should monitor the situation to see when he will be able to play. Morales ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) has at least one hit in 11 straight games and is a sold starting option on FantasyScore.
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 19:13:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Greg Holland had closed out back-to-back games, so it was likely just a day off for Holland. However, Davis is one of the top setup men in the majors this year, owning a 0.27 ERA and striking out more than a batter per inning. He should be owned in all but the shallowest of formats.
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:30:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Dyson ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is batting .389 in 18 at-bats this month and is 1-for-2 against Chavez in his career. His speed makes him an upside flier for FantasyScore owners looking for productive sources of salary cap relief.
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:36:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cain ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) is on his way to career highs in most categories and is a midrange OF choice on FantasyScore when he's healthy.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:04:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: If all goes well, Ventura ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) could be activated from the disabled list to start against the Houston Astros next week. FantasyScore owners should avoid using him in his first start back in order to insure he's completely healthy and able to pitch effectively.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:51:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Dyson ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) has minimal intrigue on FantasyScore because of his speed, but the light-hitting outfielder struggles to get on base, and we don't recommend him tonight with a lefty-on-lefty matchup.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 06:08:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Leake ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) would highly benefit from exiting Great American Ball Park. Opposing hitters hit just .246 off him, but he was allowed 13 home runs, which contributes to his 4.01 ERA. He has a 3.00 ERA and a .199 opponents' batting average on the road while those numbers blimp to 5.18 and .293 at home. He's a good road starter on FantasyScore at a midrange price.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 06:07:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cueto ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) has groomed into an ace in a hitter's park, and he would transition just fine to the American League. His latest start was pushed back to give him extra rest after allowing seven earned runs in his last two starts. He's still a high-end option on FantasyScore.
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:36:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: None of these three players would likely see a drastic boost in their fantasy value with a move to KC, although Cueto and Leake would definitely be a bit more attractive throwing pitches in a pitching-friendly environment instead of Great American Ballpark. AL-only owners definitely should take notice of potential NL targets crossing leagues this summer. Save your FAAB money.
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