Mike Moustakas
Mike Moustakas

Mike Moustakas (3B)

Kansas City Royals - 15% owned
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Moustakas was placed on the 15-day DL Thursday with a right ACL tear. Brett Eibner has been recalled from Triple-A. (Source: Royals on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas had just been activated off of the disabled list Saturday after missing two weeks with a thumb injury. He injured his knee during a collision wth Alex Gordon on Sunday. While the exact timetable for a return is not known it will likely be an extended absence.

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Mike Moustakas is day to day after injuring his knee when colliding with Alex Gordon when going for a foul ball. (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas will need to be monitored. He was already struggling in the games back from his thumb injury and this setback could decrease his value for a while.

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Mike Moustakas has been activated from the disabled list and will return to action against the White Sox today. (Source: Kansas City Star)

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas looks like he is ready to go and should go back to putting up the same numbers he did before the injury.

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Mike Moustakas is hitting and taking ground balls with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. He looks to play a few games in the minors to get back into game shape before trying to return to the Royals on Saturday. (Source: Kansas City Star)

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas had an unfortunate setback and should be ready to go when he returns. Monitor how he plays before placing him in your lineup.

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Mike Moustakas was held out of Friday's lineup with a thumb injury. This is the same thumb injury that caused him to miss time recently. (Source: Rustin Dodd on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It appears that Moustakas isn't all the way back from the injury. Hopefully, he's given a few days off and able to recover. This is not something that owners will want to linger more than needed, and that goes for the Royals as well. It's TBD, but no indication has been made that he will require a stint on the DL. He's been hot to start the season, posting an OPS of .850, though his recent production has clearly been impacted by the injury.

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Mike Moustakas is not in the Royals' lineup on Tuesday. It is the second straight day Moustakas is out of the lineup.

Fantasy Impact: Ned Yost said that Monday's absence was just a day off against a lefty for Moustakas, so it's very strange to see him take a seat for a second straight day against RHP Tanner Roark. Hopefully, it's just an extended rest for Moustakas, who has been having a solid 2016.


Mike Moustakas is on fire

Sat, Apr 23rd 10:09am EDT
By Brad Pitzl

Mike Moustakas hit his sixth home run of the year, while going 3-for-4 against the Orioles. He is now hitting .290 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas is putting up monster numbers right now and should be in your lineup. Ride out his hot streak while it lasts.

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Mike Moustakas went 2-for-3 with one RBIagainst the Tigers. He also hit his fifth home run of the year.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas continues to show improved power and it could make him valuable in larger leagues. When he is on a hot streak like this, he is a great option.

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Mike Moustakas went 1-for-4 with one RBI and also hit his fourth home run of the season on Sunday. He is hitting .217 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Despite his low batting average, Moustakas has been a productive fantasy player. He still should only be started in larger leagues.

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The Royals have indicated that Mike Moustakas is dealing with a slight hamstring injury. As a result, the team could decide to rest Moustakas Friday night against the A's. (Source: Jeffrey Flanagan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While it doesn't seem like this is a significant concern, as it's not clear when the injury was suffered, owners will want to monitor lineups and make adjustments as needed. He's day-to-day for the time being.

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Mike Moustakas went 2-for-4, including his third home run of the year, in the Royals' 6-2 victory over the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas took advantage of a very bad night for Astros pitching. This game should help him get things started for a strong weekend series.

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Mike Moustakas went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts against the Astros. He is now hitting .212 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas has had an up and down start to the season and should be monitored before starting. When he is on a hot streak, he is a strong fantasy option at third base.

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Mike Moustakas homers against Twins

Mon, Apr 11th 10:34am EDT
By Brad Pitzl

Mike Moustakas hit his second home run of the year and went 1-for-4 with one RBI in the Royals' 4-3 win over the Twins. He is now hitting .250 this year.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas hit 22 home runs last year and seems to be on pace to hit over 20 again. As long as he continues to hit left-handed pitching, he is a great option at third base in most leagues.

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Mike Moustakas went 2-for-5 with two RBI and his first home run of the season. He is now hitting .250 this year.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas had an impressive night at the plate against the Twins, this is a good sign since they are in the same division as the Royals. Moustakas is moving up the ranks as a solid fantasy option.

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Mike Moustakas went 2-for-3 with one walk in the Royals' 4-3 victory over the Twins. He is now hitting .182 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas had a slow first series of the year, but seems to be turning it around against American League pitching. If he can stay out of prolonged slumps, he will be a solid starter in any league.

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Mike Moustakas went 1-for-3 with one run scored in the Royals 5-2 win over the Athletics. He is now hitting .349 this spring.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas has had a solid spring and looks to have another solid year. He remains a middle of the draft third base option, with the possibility to have big hot streaks.

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Mike Moustakas has went 7-for-12 with four doubles and a home run so far in Spring Training.

Fantasy Impact: The Moose has been loose so far this Spring, as his improved swing from last year has clearly carried over into this one, and it may be even better. Moustakas was a top-10 3B in fantasy last year, as he finally made consistent contact to go with his power (.284/22 HR), but he is going 47 spots lower than the current #10 3B in ADP (Moose 150th, Franco 103rd), and 65 spots after the #9 (Rendon 85th). All of this to say that the Moose should get loose for your team on draft day as a great value.


Mike Moustakas went 1-for-3 in the Royals 2-0 victory over the Indians. He is now batting .282 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas continues to hit the ball well to end the season. Look for him to have a solid week and be a great option at third base.

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Mike Moustakas went 3-for-5 with nine rbi in the Royals 14-6 rout of the Orioles. He also hit two home runs, to bring his total this year to 18.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas had the best day of his career at the plate and he remains hot as the season reaches its final weeks. Once the Royals clinch the division, he may not play every day, so start him while you can.

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Mike Moustakas went 1-for-4 and hit his 16th home run of the year in the Royals 7-5 loss to the White Sox. Moustakas is now hitting .281 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas seems to be finishing the season strong and may warrant a start in larger leagues.

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Mike Moustakas went 3-for-4 with two rbi in the Royals 5-3 victory over the Orioles. He is now hitting .283 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas is finally showing some life after a long second half slump. Owners may want to start him now before he cools off.

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Mike Moustakas hit his 12th home run of the year in the Royals 4-1 loss to the Red Sox. He was 1-for-4 overall in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas has slowed down considerably in the second half of the season, but still shows flashes of power. At this point he may not be a starting option in most leagues.

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Mike Moustakas went 2-for-4 against the Angels in the Royals 7-6 loss. He is now hitting .275 for the year.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas has seen his average drop considerably in the second half of the season, so it is good to see him have games like this. He remains a starting third basemen in most fantasy leagues.

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Mike Moustakas went 0-for-4 in the Royals loss to the Blue Jays Thursday night. He is now hitting .287.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas continues to go through ups and downs this season. You may want to watch the pitching match ups before starting him in your leagues.

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Mike Moustakas went 1-for-4 in the Royals 2-1 win against the Astros. He is now hitting .296 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas's average has dropped considerably from earlier this year, but it looks like he will still hit .300 or better. Fantasy owners may want to watch pitching match ups when deciding to start him or not. That being said, he is still a solid fantasy option.

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Mike Moustakas homers in Royals win

Wed, Jul 22nd 11:09pm EDT
By Brad Pitzl

Mike Moustakas hit his 10th home run of the year to lead the Royals to a 5-1 victory over the Pirates. He was 1-for-4 overall with three rbi and is now batting .296 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: After letting his average slip below .300, Moustakas has bounced back and looks like he did earlier in the year. This is a good sign for fantasy owners and he should be considered safe to start in any fantasy league.

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Mike Moustakas went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Royals first game after the all-star break. He is now hitting .297.

Fantasy Impact: This is a good sign for Moustakas, who had been slumping prior to the break. If he can regain his first half form, owners will have a solid fantasy option for the remainder of the year.

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In Moustakas went 4-for-36 in his last 10 games going into the All-Star game.

Fantasy Impact: He is still a solid fantasy third basemen in a medium league. Despite his hitting slump, he is batting .297 on the season and the adjustments to his swing seem to have paid off for the most part.


Mike Moustakas went 0-for-4 in the Royals 6-5 loss against the Astros. He is now hitting .308.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas is now in his longest slump of the season and is in danger of dipping under batting .300 for the first time this year. Owners will want to move away from starting him until he starts to show signs of improvement.

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Mike Moustakas now hitting .322

Mon, Jun 29th 10:39am EDT
By Brad Pitzl

Mike Moustakas's batting average took a bit of a dip after going 1-for-4 against the Athletics on Sunday. He finished the three game series 2-for-11 and is now hitting .322.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas will need to get things going this week as the Royals are facing the Astros. This will be a good test for fantasy owners to see if he can continue to hit as well as he has this year.

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Mike Moustakas was 2-for-4 against the Mariners in the Royals 4-1 victory. He has raised his average to .328.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas is back on track and looks like he is set for a solid road trip. It will be key for him to finish off the first half of the year strong to keep the momentum he has built up so far this year. He remains a solid fantasy option at third base.

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Mike Moustakas went 1-for-5 in the Royals 10-2 blowout victory over the Brewers on Wednesday. He also drove in his 23rd RBI of the year.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas has been able to keep his batting average high despite efforts like this. It will be key for him to avoid to many games like this to keep his average in the .320 range.

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Mike Moustakas showed his keen eye at the plate tonight by walking three times and getting one hit against the Brewers. He was able to drive in one run, while crossing the plate twice himself.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas is now hitting .320 and it is games like this that show it is not a fluke. He is making better decisions at the plate and it has led to more production this year. He remains a great fantasy option at third base.

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Mike Moustakas continued his consistency at the plate this year by going 1-for-4 with 1 rbi against the Twins. He is now hitting .318.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas continues to keep his batting average high and drive in runs here and there. Since he moved to the second spot in the order his power numbers have dipped, but with a healthy batting average now, he has provided fantasy owners with much more value this year.

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Mike Moustakas was 2-for-4 in the Royals 3-1 win over the Twins on Tuesday night. His bat has been energized as of late and is hitting .333 in his last 7 games.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas is having a career year and does not seem to be slowing down. He will be a great fantasy option for the week in this key match up with the Twins.

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Mike Moustakas was able to get one of the Royals three hits against the Rangers on Friday. He is now hitting .316

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas has been able to maintain a solid batting average this year by getting a hit or two when he would have had a hit less night. He has been a solid fantasy option this year and is still under the radar in many leagues.

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After a really strong start to the season in April Moustakas batting has cooled off in May. Moustakas hit .356 in the month of April but has dipped down to .255 in May.

Fantasy Impact: It is worth monitoring Moustakas going forward. With a career average of .242 and OBP below .300 is he starting the slide down towards his career averages or will this be a breakout season at the plate? Moustakas doesn't take many walks so if OBP is part of your fantasy league there are better alternatives than Moustakas at third base.


Mike Moustakas went 4-for-5 with 2 runs and an RBI in the Royals 6-2 win over the Indians tonight.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas raised his season batting average to .342 after his 4-hit night at the plate. If Moustakas isn't already gone in your fantasy league now would be the time to give him a look.

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Mike Moustakas booted a potential inning ending double play that lead to a 5-run 6th inning for the White Sox during their 5-3 win over the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas is still having a good year at the plate but today was not a day to remember.

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Mike Moustakas went 3-for-5 with a home run and 3 RBI in the Royals 6-5 win over the Twins Tuesday night. Moustakas drove in the game winning run with an RBI single in the bottom of the 8th inning.

Fantasy Impact: After a brief mini slump Moustakas broke out in a big way on Tuesday night with 3 hits, a home run and 3 RBI. Moustakas has had a good start to the season, hitting .327 with 3 home runs and 5 RBI through 14 games.

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Mike Moustakas went 2-for-4 with a home run and a walk against the Angels on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: This was Mike Moustakas' second home run of the season. ESPN project him for 16, CBS for 18. He is batting .353 and thriving hitting second in the lineup. It is unlikely to continue but perhaps 2015 is the year that fantasy players have been waiting for.

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3B Mike Moustakas went 2-for-3 in Monday's game vs White Sox. He took Jeff Samardzija deep, scored two runs and walked once.

Fantasy Impact: 2014 saw Mike Moustakas post just .212 AVG. His heroics in the post-season has bought him breathing-space before talk of platoons or demotion start again. If he can reproduce his October form or his spring form (.333 AVG) then the conversation will shift to MVP rather than DFA.

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Mike Moustakas went 3-for-4 in the Cactus League victory over the Astros on Friday. He walked twice, stole a base and scored three runs.

Fantasy Impact: Is this the year? Mike Moustakas has promised so much and let so many fantasy owners down. With his spring batting average at .345 he is tempting you to back him again. His two home runs, five doubles and 11 RBI suggest that you should give him one more chance.

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3B Mike Moustakas had a great day at the plate to raise his AVG to .321. He finished the Cactus League defeat to the Brewers 2-for-3 with 2 RBI. The highlight was an enormous home run off Wily Peralta.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Moustakas is an enigma. 5 home runs in October could mean he will enter 2015 over-hyped. Or maybe, he will be undervalued as he has disappointed in the last two years. Expect 15 home runs but dream of 25.

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Mike Moustaksas hit a home run today vs the Milwaukee Brewers. Moustakas finished the game 2-3 with two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas is batting .321 with a home run and four RBI so far this spring. Moustakas struggled most of last year, only batting .212 with 15 HR and 54 RBI. The 26 year old did hit five home runs in the playoffs and the Royals are hoping he can turn the corner this year. I'm still not sold on him but I do think a .230 average with 20 HR and 60 RBI is a fair projection.

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