Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Royals news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 29 May 2015 09:51:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The Royals are playing the Chicago Cubs this weekend, and Rios ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) could be a decent matchup play on FantasyScore.
Fri, 29 May 2015 09:41:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Morales ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) may not see much playing time at all this weekend in Chicago without the use of the DH, so be prepared to go without him at FantasyScore.
Thu, 28 May 2015 14:00:13 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Kris Medlen (elbow) will begin a minor league rehab assignment "sooner than later," according to general manager Dayton Moore. Medlen needs to stretch out to five innings before beginning the rehab assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Medlen is recoving from a 2014 Tommy John surgery, and the organization expects him to have a role in the second half of this season. Medlen has been a nice fantasy asset in the past, so he is worth monitoring as he works his way back. A speculative flier in deep formats could reward at this point, but in the majority of formats, Medlen is only worth monitoring at this point.
Wed, 27 May 2015 15:06:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rios ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) could return to the Royals this weekend or early next week if things go according to plan. He should immediately return to starting right field duties, pushing Paulo Orlando ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) back to a bench role. You may want to take a wait-and-see approach with Rios at FantasyScore the first couple games he's back.
Tue, 26 May 2015 07:42:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Vargas ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) has been out since May 5 and sports an 0-4 record with a 6.75 ERA in 2015. Avoid him in all leagues until he shows a pulse.
Tue, 26 May 2015 07:38:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rios is probably a few weeks away yet, so keep him stashed or look for the veteran on your waiver wire if you have room to wait on his return.
Tue, 26 May 2015 07:30:34 -0700
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy (shoulder) was officially placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 26, with left biceps tendonitis. The move is retroactive to May 17. Duffy received a cortisone shot Friday, May 22, and is eligible to return June 1.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners can cut bait at this point. Duffy has a 5.87 ERA, 1.70 WHIP and 30 K's in 38 1/3 innings pitched through eight starts.
Mon, 25 May 2015 18:31:09 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie allowed 13 of the 16 batters he faced to reach base and 11 scored in a 14-1 loss to the New York Yankees Monday, May 25. He also walked three and allowed four homers in just one inning of work, and his record against the Yankees fell to 5-11.
Fantasy Tip: Guthrie ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) entered the game with a 4.92 ERA against the Yankees, and he was lit up yet again. He now owns an ugly 6.70 ERA for the year and should only be considered at FantasyScore when he draws the friendliest of matchups.
Mon, 25 May 2015 08:45:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Perez ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) probably is receiving a day off and should return in the lineup in a game or two. Butera ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has not been very productive in his limited playing time this season and should not be a starting option on FantasyScore.
Mon, 25 May 2015 07:12:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Vargas ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) has been on the disabled list because of an elbow injury but looks to be ready to pitch again. Vargas is a risky option against the Yankees on FantasyScore since he has not pitched in a game for a few weeks.
Mon, 25 May 2015 07:11:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor the situation to see how long Duffy ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) will be out of the rotation. Jason Vargas ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) will be activated from the disabled list and likely will take Duffy's spot in the rotation. Vargas is scheduled to pitch against the New York Yankees and may be a risky option on FantasyScore.
Sun, 24 May 2015 15:03:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Moustakas ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) should be fine from here on out, but as always monitor his progress in case there are side effects.
Sun, 24 May 2015 15:00:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Perez ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) is on a roll at the plate, and that means he should be in your lineup as long as he's producing.
Sun, 24 May 2015 05:22:09 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon continued his dominance of St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey Saturday, May 23. Gordon homered in the second inning to improve to 7-for-14 with two career home runs against Lackey.
Fantasy Tip: Gordon ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has been struggling at the plate this month, hitting for an average of just .239 in May. Gordon will remain a risky FantasyScore option as he has just four multi-hit games this month.
Sun, 24 May 2015 05:14:07 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Edinson Volquez allowed two runs in six innings Saturday, May 23, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Volquez surrendered three walks and four hits across the rain-shortened outing.
Fantasy Tip: Volquez's ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) low strikeout rate of 6.34 batters per nine innings limits his FantasyScore potential. Volquez has also been benefiting from a BABIP of .230 and a home run to fly ball ratio of 3.5%. Volquez will be a risky play in his next start, Friday, May 29, against the Chicago Cubs.
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