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Royals | Salvador Perez still working on deal

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:13:38 -0800

Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez is still talking to the team about reworking his contract Monday, Feb. 9.

Fantasy Tip: Perez hit a career-high 21 homers last season while hitting .260 and driving in 70 RBIs. However, he has caught an astronomical amount of innings the last two years. He's still a high-end catcher at a thin position, but there could be some regression after his power has increased each of the last three years.

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Royals | No. 2 spot in KC lineup up for grabs

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:23:49 -0800

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas and OF Alex Gordon are the two most likely candidates to bat second in the team's batting order this season, according to manager Ned Yost. The player that does not win the competition for the No. 2 spot will wind up batting sixth, behind OF Lorenzo Cain, 1B Eric Hosmer and DH Kendrys Morales.

Fantasy Tip: Moustakas hit .280 with 10 home runs and 40 RBIs in 408 at-bats as the No. 2 hitter in 2015, while Gordon hit .371 with one home run and seven RBIs in 35 at-bats in that spot. Don't be surprised if the left-handed-hitting Moustakas occupies the spot versus right-handers, while the right-handed-hitting Gordon does the same against southpaws. Both players make solid starting options in all fantasy formats.

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Royals | Two spots in KC rotation up for grabs

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:10:39 -0800

Kansas City Royals SPs Kris Medlen, Chris R. Young, Danny Duffy and Dillon Gee are expected to compete for the final two spots in the starting rotation during spring training, according to manager Ned Yost and pitching coach Dave Eiland.

Fantasy Tip: Yost hinted that SPs Ian Kennedy, Yordano Ventura and Edinson Volquez would likely be the first three starters in the rotation, although he is hesitant to name an Opening Day starter. Owners in AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues should keep tabs on this competition throughout spring training and the winners are worthy of consideration as late-round fliers in this year's fantasy drafts.

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Royals | KC may use platoon in right field

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 07:31:34 -0800

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost hinted that OFs Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando could platoon in right field during the 2016 season.

Fantasy Tip: Dyson hit .250 with two home runs and 25 RBIs in 200 at-bats last season and was successful on 26 of 29 stolen-base attempts. As a left-handed hitter, he would be likely to receive most of the playing time in this projected timeshare. Orlando hit .249 with seven home runs and 27 RBIs in 241 at-bats in 2015, including a .265 mark versus left-handed pitching. Both players should be viewed as reserve outfield options for AL-only and cavernous mixed formats.

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Royals | Mike Moustakas hopes for longer deal

Sat, 30 Jan 2016 08:07:29 -0800

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas said his representatives have talked with the Royals about a possible two-year deal for Moustakas.

Fantasy Tip: Moustakas should be with the team for at least the 2016 season since he is scheduled to go through arbitration. Moustakas is coming off a season where he hit .284 with 22 home runs and 82 RBIs and should be a solid starting option in all mixed leagues.

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Royals | Salvador Perez working on new deal

Sat, 30 Jan 2016 07:59:38 -0800

Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez said his agents are working with the Royals on a new deal but is not sure if an agreement will be reached before the start of spring training. Perez is currently playing under a five-year deal worth $7 million.

Fantasy Tip: Perez is coming off a very productive 2015 season where he hit .260 with 21 home runs. Perez has played in at least 138 games in each of the last three seasons and should be a starting option in every league.

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Royals | Ian Kennedy can opt out of deal

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:05:28 -0800

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy's five-year, $70 million contract allows him to opt out after his second season. He would receive $6 million if he chooses to opt out.

Fantasy Tip: Although Kennedy went 9-15 with a 4.28 ERA in 30 starts for the San Diego Padres last year, his command improved as the season progressed and he struck out a career-high 9.30 batters per nine innings. He's worth considering as a middle-of-the-rotation starter in AL-only leagues and a late-round option for deep mixed leagues.

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Royals | Ian Kennedy financial details

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:08:54 -0800

Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy will make $7.5 million in 2016, $13.5 million in 2017, $16 million in 2018, $16.5 million in 2019 and $16.5 million in 2020, which guarantees him $70 million.

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Royals | Lorenzo Cain financials

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 13:13:23 -0800

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain's two-year contract is worth $6.5 million in 2016 and $11 million in 2017, the team announced Monday, Jan. 18.

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Royals | Kansas City adds Ian Kennedy

Sat, 16 Jan 2016 06:43:44 -0800

Free-agent SP Ian Kennedy (Padres) has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Royals on a five-year deal worth $70 million.

Fantasy Tip: Kennedy likely will be in the middle of the starting rotation for the Royals this season. He posted a 9-15 record in 2015 with a 4.28 ERA. Kennedy could be a late-round option in deeper mixed leagues and a solid option in AL-only leagues.

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Royals | Mike Moustakas files for arbitration

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 18:10:15 -0800

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas has filed for salary arbitration. He is seeking $7 million while the team is countering with an offer worth $4.2 million.

Fantasy Tip: Moustakas had a career year in 2015, batting .284 with 22 home runs and 82 RBIs in 147 regular-season games while making his first All-Star team. He should be drafted in the early rounds of AL-only fantasy leagues and the middle rounds of mixed leagues.

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Royals | Lorenzo Cain agrees to two-year deal

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:52:34 -0800

Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain has agreed to a two-year deal with the Royals Friday, Jan. 15. Financial terms were not disclosed, but an earlier report stated that the deal is worth $17.5 million.

Fantasy Tip: Cain should be part of a strong lineup this season for the defending champions. Cain's ability to produce in all of the major offensive categories will make him an attractive option in all leagues in 2016.

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Royals | Lorenzo Cain close to new deal

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:38:22 -0800

Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain is close to a two-year deal with the Royals worth $17.5 million, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Cain is coming off a terrific 2015 where he recorded .307 batting average, 16 home runs and 28 stolen bases. Cain should be an early- to middle-round option in most leagues because of his ability to produce in multiple categories.

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Royals | Danny Duffy signs one-year contract

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 12:01:08 -0800

Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy avoided arbitration and signed a one-year, $4.225 million deal, which is nearly a $2 million raise.

Fantasy Tip: It's a well-deserved raise for Duffy, who has been mostly successful since going through Tommy John surgery earlier in his career. While he regressed a bit last year after posting a 2.53 ERA and .209 opposing batting average in 2014, the 27-year-old southpaw still has some promise and could be a nice sleeper as long as he has a rotation spot nailed down.

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Royals | Omar Infante might not play every day

Sat, 09 Jan 2016 10:16:06 -0800

Kansas City Royals 2B Omar Infante is not guaranteed to be the team's everyday second baseman, according to general manager Dayton Moore. "I just know we're going to put the best team out there each and every night, and I know Omar is capable of being that guy," Moore said. "But we like Christian Colon, too. But you need them all to win, as you know. It's a team, and you count on everyone to perform. I don't know if Omar, at this point, is going to play 162 games."

Fantasy Tip: Neither Infante nor Colon will match the offensive production that Ben Zobrist provided for Kansas City down the stretch last year. Infante is still considered to have the edge in the competition, even though he is recovering from minor surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow. They should be targeted exclusively in AL-only fantasy leagues during the later rounds.

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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
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Connolly Mike P
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Craze Ian OF
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Crist Kyle P
Cruz Antonio P
Cruz Fernando SS
Cruz Tony C
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Cuthbert Cheslor 3B
Davis Doug SP
Davis Wade RP
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Decker Cody INF
Diekroeger Kenny SS
Dobies Andrew P
Donato Mark 1B
Dozier Hunter SS
Duenez Samir 3B
Duffy Danny SP
Dyson Jarrod OF
Escobar Alcides SS
Evangelho Zechariah 2B
Fairchild Austin P
Feickert Casey P
Feliz Igor P
Fenster Darrin INF
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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
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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
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Hollingsworth Phillip P
Hosmer Eric 1B
Howell Matt P
Huff David RP
Huisman Justin P
Infante Jefferson C
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Jacobs Brandon F. OF
Jensen Matthew P
Johnson Rontrez OF
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Lewis Richard 2B
Liberto Michael SS
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Lowery Devon P
Maier Mitch OF
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Matranga David SS
McCleland Bruce SP
McFall Brian OF
Medlen Kris SP
Melville Tim P
Merrifield Whit OF
Mertins Kurt INF
Mieles Edwin P
Mildren Paul P
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
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Plummer Jarod P
Ponis Mike C
Pounders Brooks P
Prieto Alejandro SS
Ramirez Max C
Redman Reid P
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Richardson Hilton OF
Rico Luis P
Ridings Matt P
Rincon Edinson INF
Rivas Carlos P
Rivera Juan X. INF
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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
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Theriot Ben C
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Thomas Charles OF
Thompson Michael 3B
Tonis Mike C
Trapp Justin 2B
Vallot Chase C
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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
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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
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Nipper Al TO
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