Kansas City Royals
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:50:18 -0700
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.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:50:17 -0700
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.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:57:27 -0700
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.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:44:52 -0700
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.
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.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:40:54 -0700
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.
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:41:46 -0700
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.
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.
Sat, 23 Apr 2016 19:41:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Medlen opened the year with two solid outings, but control issues finally caught up to him. He can be left on waivers.
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.
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 20:23:52 -0700
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.
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:52:00 -0700
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.
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.
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 23:50:43 -0700
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.
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:07:24 -0700
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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