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Royals | Edinson Volquez pitching well

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.

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Royals | Lorenzo Cain expected to run

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:43:14 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain (hamstring) was scheduled to do some running Sunday, July 24. Manager Ned Yost said Cain is close to starting a rehab assignment.

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.

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Royals | Salvador Perez receives day off

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:27:56 -0700

Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez is not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers SP A.J. Griffin Sunday, July 24. C Drew Butera will start at catcher and is batting eighth.

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.

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Royals | Kansas City eyeing Clay Buchholz

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:34:05 -0700

The Kansas City Royals have expressed interest in Boston Red Sox P Clay Buchholz.

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.

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Royals | Three-hit game for Paulo Orlando

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:29:31 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Paulo Orlando went 3-for-4 with a run scored Saturday, July 23, against the Texas Rangers, raising his batting average to .323.

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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Royals | Cheslor Cuthbert keeps it going

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:28:32 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Cheslor Cuthbert went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks and a run scored Saturday, July 23, against the Texas Rangers to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.

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.

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Royals | Yordano Ventura dropped at home

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.

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Royals | Yordano Ventura suffers rib injury

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:46:00 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura (rib) left his start against the Texas Rangers Saturday, July 23, after suffering a right rib contusion. X-rays came back negative.

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.

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


Royals | Whit Merrifield takes a seat

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:44:23 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Whit Merrifield is out of the lineup Saturday, July 23, with 2B Christian Colon hitting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Colon is hitting .253 with nine RBI on the season, and he's not much of an option against Cole Hamels.

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Royals | Danny Duffy stifles Texas

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:47:39 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy allowed one run on four hits while walking two and striking out four over 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Texas Rangers Friday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: Duffy continues to post impressive numbers, and fantasy owners should feel comfortable using him against any matchup at this point.

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Royals | Lorenzo Cain's rehab pushed back

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:42:00 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain (hamstring) had his rehab assignment pushed back to early next week, and manager Ned Yost said it was a case of leg fatigue and not a setback.

Fantasy Tip: Cain is a well-rounded fantasy weapon when healthy, so continue to stash him until he returns.

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Royals | KC interested in Nick Markakis

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Mark Bowman


Royals | Ian Kennedy roughed up by Tribe

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.

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Royals | No Alex Gordon against Cleveland

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.

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Royals | Whit Merrifield sitting vs. Cleveland

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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Kansas City Royals Player News

Alexander Scott RP
Alfaro John SS
Almonte Miguel P
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
Blewett Scott P
Bocock Brian SS
Bonifacio Jorge OF
Boscan J.C. C
Bostick Adam P
Bridges Donnie SP
Broderick Brian 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 Dusty SS
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
Cruz Tony C
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
Dyson Jarrod OF
Eibner Brett OF
Escobar Alcides SS
Evangelho Zechariah 2B
Fairchild Austin P
Falu Irving INF
Feickert Casey P
Feliz Igor P
Fenster Darrin INF
Ferguson Ian P
Ferguson Timothy OF
Fletcher Brian OF
Flynn Brian SP
Fortuna Juan C
Foster John RP
Francis Nicholas OF
Frost Adam SS
Fuenmayor Balbino 3B
Fuentes Reymond OF
Gallagher Cameron C
Garcia Juan X. P
Gasparini Marten SS
Gee Dillon SP
Giron Jose OF
Goins Mitch P
Gordon Alex OF
Gordon Derek P
Gore Terrance OF
Haltiwanger Russ P
Hamulack Tim RP
Hastry Robert P
Hayes Bradley 3B
Hayes Chris P
Henry Desmond OF
Hernandez Ramon C
Hernandez Jorrin Ramon OF
Herrera Kelvin RP
Hochevar Luke RP
Hodge Nielsen Peter P
Hollingsworth Phillip P
Hosmer Eric 1B
Howell Matt P
Huisman Justin P
Infante Jefferson C
Jacobs Brandon F. OF
Jensen Matthew P
Johnson Rontrez OF
Jorge Victor P
Junis Jake P
Keating Patrick P
Keck Jon P
Kennedy Ian SP
Lannan John SP
Lewis Richard 2B
Liberto Michael SS
Liotta Ray P
Lisson Mario INF
Lowery Devon P
Maier Mitch OF
Matos Mauricio C
Matranga David SS
McCleland Bruce SP
McFall Brian OF
Medlen Kris SP
Merrifield Whit 2B
Mertins Kurt INF
Mieles Edwin P
Mildren Paul P
Minor Mike SP
Mondesi Raul Adalberto SS
Morales Kendrys 1B
Mortensen Clayton RP
Moustakas Mike 3B
Moye Alan OF
Moylan Peter RP
Mujica Edward RP
Nettles Jeff 3B
Newman Josh RP
Nicoll Chris P
Oliveros Lester RP
Orlando Paolo OF
Orlando Paulo OF
Ortiz Adrian OF
Osuna Edgar P
Payano Nelson P
Perez Salvador C
Pierce Kirk C
Pimentel Elisaul P
Pimentel Julio P
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
Rivas Carlos P
Rivera Juan X. INF
Rodriguez Freddy P
Rodriguez Jacob P
Rodriguez Julio A. C
Rodriguez Rico SP
Runion Sam P
Russell Ashe P
Ryan Jason P
Salmon Brad RP
Sample Tyler P
Sanchez Jose Angel OF
Sanchez Luany C
Sandford Clifford OF
Sandoval Freddy 2B
Santos Aristedes P
Santos Arthur RP
Santos Luis P
Schulz Clayton P
Shiell Jason RP
Shimek Scott P
Snider Travis OF
Sokoll John P
Soria Joakim RP
Starling Bubba OF
Stemle Steve P
Stodolka Mike 1B
Suero Ovandy OF
Sulbaran J.C. SP
Swab Kenny C
Tamayo Danny P
Tepesch Nick SP
Theriot Ben C
Thibault Kiel C
Thomas Charles OF
Thompson Michael 3B
Tolleson Steven 2B
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
Wang Chien-Ming SP
Watson Nolan P
Whittleman John 3B
Wilson Tyrone INF
Young Chris R. SP
Zimmer Kyle SP

Aikens Willie TO
Brett George TO
Cadahia Chino TO
David Andre TO
Eiland Dave PC
Grifol Pedro TO
Henry Doug TO
Jirschele Mike TO
Knapp Rick TO
Kuntz Rusty TO
Maloof Jack TO
Moore Dayton GM
Nipper Al TO
Picollo J.J. TO
Sveum Dale TO
Sweeney Mike TO
Wakamatsu Don TO
Yost Ned MAN

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