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Royals | Paulo Orlando draws a start

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:50:18 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Paulo Orlando is hitting ninth Saturday, April 30, in place of OF Jarrod Dyson.

Fantasy Tip: Orlando faces lefty Wade Miley. He has just one RBI but is hitting .296 on the season. He's a basement flyer worth consideration.

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Royals | Eric Hosmer keeps hit streak alive

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:50:17 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer extended his hitting streak to 18 games Friday, April 29, against the Seattle Mariner with an infield single in the second inning.

Fantasy Tip: It wasn't a pretty hit to extend his streak, but a hit is a hit. He remains a must-start fantasy option in all formats and a DFS steal as his career-high streak continues.

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Royals | Eric Hosmer keeps up the good work

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:57:27 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer went 3-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBIs Wednesday, April 27, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, pushing his hitting streak to 17 games.

Fantasy Tip: Hosmer is hitting .358 (24-for-67) with three homers and seven RBIs during the impressive hitting streak. He is a must-start fantasy option in all formats right now, and keep rolling with him in DFS regardless of the price tag until he cools off.

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Royals | Eric Hosmer extends to 17

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:44:52 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer extended his hitting streak to a career-best 17 games with a two-run homer Wednesday, April 27.

Fantasy Tip: Hosmer has a .333-3-8 line on the season, so the damage was good for his otherwise unspectacular production during the streak. Keep him in your lineups.

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Royals | Lorenzo Cain resting against Halos

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:09:14 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 27. OF Jarrod Dyson moves to center field, which allows OF Paulo Orlando to enter the starting lineup. Orlando is in right field and is batting eighth against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Nick Tropeano.

Fantasy Tip: Tropeano has held his own so far at the major league level this year, making Orlando and Dyson low-end outfield plays in daily formats. Dyson should be owned in all fantasy formats for his speed, but he can struggle to reach base, and a low lineup position will make it hard for him to return daily value.

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Royals | Eric Hosmer matches career high

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:40:54 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer extended his hitting streak to a career-high tying 16 games Tuesday, April 26, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Fantasy Tip: Hosmer hasn't hit for much power during the impressive streak, but it is impressive nonetheless. His 16-game run is the longest current streak, and longest in the majors in 2016 so far.

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


Royals | Eric Hosmer extends to 15

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:41:46 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer extended his hitting streak to 15 games Monday, April 25.

Fantasy Tip: He has only had multiple hits in one of the last 10 games, which has actually lowered his batting average 10 points to .315. He's still a daily consideration in the upper-middle area.

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Royals | Salvador Perez, Omar Infante to sit

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 11:02:46 -0700

Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez and 2B Omar Infante are not in the starting lineup against Baltimore Orioles SP Mike Wright Sunday, April 24. 2B Christian Colon will start at second base and is batting seventh, while C Drew Butera will start at catcher and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Colon has collected only two hits in 10 at-bats this season and probably can be avoided in all leagues. Butera has received only three at-bats and is not a strong fantasy option.

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Royals | Kris Medlen shelled in loss

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 19:41:54 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Kris Medlen allowed seven runs on nine hits while walking three and striking out two in 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, April 23.

Fantasy Tip: Medlen opened the year with two solid outings, but control issues finally caught up to him. He can be left on waivers.

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Royals | Mike Moustakas showing some pop

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 21:08:33 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, three RBI and a run scored in a 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles Friday, April 22, and he has three doubles and three home runs over his last five games.

Fantasy Tip: Moustakas hit a career-high 22 homers last year, and he already has six after 15 games. With his power starting to come around, he is worth owning in all but the shallowest of leagues.

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Royals | Edinson Volquez spins another gem

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 20:23:52 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Edinson Volquez allowed five hits and struck out five over seven scoreless innings in a win over the Detroit Tigers Thursday, April 21, lowering his ERA to 1.46.

Fantasy Tip: Enjoy the fast start from Volquez, but don't expect him to be more than a No. 4 fantasy starter over the long haul.

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Royals | Kelvin Herrera now working eighth

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:52:00 -0700

Kansas City Royals RP Kelvin Herrera will replace RP Joakim Soria as the club's eighth-inning reliever, while Soria works on a mechanical issue, according to manager Ned Yost.

Fantasy Tip: Soria has been struggling for the team but at least it looks like the reason for that has been discovered. In the meantime, Herrera gets a considerable boost in leagues that score holds, as his stuff is pretty much as good as any late-inning reliever. Pitching for the defending champions, he'll have plenty of opportunities to help finish off ballgames and pick up holds for the Royals. Soria can be dropped.

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Royals | Joakim Soria has mechanical issues

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:39:03 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals RP Joakim Soria and pitching coach Dave Eiland found a flaw in Soria's delivery in his front side recently, and he'll be moved out of the eighth-inning setup role while he works to fix it. Soria has allowed six earned runs and 10 hits in seven innings. His left side is drifting open too quickly, which throws off his release point. Manager Ned Yost said RP Kelvin Herrera will be deployed in the eighth inning in the meantime. Yost wants to use Herrera in the most high-leverage situations, so the roles won't be rigid. Herrera hasn't allowed a run in 7 1/3 innings over eight appearances to begin the year and has 10 strikeouts. Herrera has also been using a new slider after debuting the pitch last September and October. Despite Soria's struggles, he's inducing the weakest contact of the Royals relievers.

Fantasy Tip: That explains Soria's rough start in his reunion with the Royals. In shallower mixed leagues where Soria's owned, you may want to consider ditching him for better options. If you're compelled to hold him, bench him until things turn around. The bottom line, though, is that Herrera's stuff plays much better for fantasy owners, even if Soria will see the occasional save chance to spell Wade Davis.

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


Royals | Salvador Perez peppers box score

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 23:50:43 -0700

Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez homered and had a career-high five RBI Tuesday, April 19.

Fantasy Tip: Salvy was off to a bit of a slow start, but he remains one of the better catching options worth DFS consideration most nights.

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Royals | Jarrod Dyson hitting ninth in return

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:07:24 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Jarrod Dyson is hitting ninth and starting in right field in his season debut against Detroit Tigers SP Shane Greene Tuesday, April 19.

Fantasy Tip: Dyson should be already owned in all fantasy leagues because of his elite speed. However, he can struggle to get on base, and his low lineup spot caps his fantasy upside, especially in daily formats.

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Kansas City Royals Player News

Alfaro John SS
Almonte Miguel P
Aracena Ricky INF
Arias Marlon P
Armitage Barry SP
Baerlocher Ryan SP
Bannister John P
Barmes Clint SS
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
Duensing Brian RP
Duffy Danny SP
Dyson Jarrod OF
Escobar Alcides SS
Evangelho Zechariah 2B
Fairchild Austin P
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
Huff David RP
Huisman Justin P
Infante Jefferson C
Infante Omar 2B
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 OF
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
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
Theriot Ben C
Thibault Kiel C
Thomas Charles OF
Thompson Michael 3B
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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