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8 Mike Moustakas 3B

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
84%69%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
422.3332101
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014KC14045745971554357410.271.361.212
2015KC11421014224510.440.524.333

Player Updates

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Mike Moustakas, Salvador Perez homer for Royals
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez both hit fourth-inning home runs in the Royals' 6-4 win over the Angels.

Moustakas hit a solo shot as part of a five-run fourth-inning rally. He went two for four on the day with a walk and his first stolen base of the year. The home run was his second on the season, and he's now hitting .353. 

Perez hit a two-run homer later in the inning. He went two for four on the day. On the season, he has two home runs, six RBI and is hitting .421.

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Royals' Mike Moustakas learning to hit over infield shift
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was crippled by the infield shift in 2014, reducing him to a .212 hitter. But since Kansas City's postseason run, Moustakas has opted to hit the ball over the shift, which resulted in a franchise-record five postseason homers and one through three games this season.

"I think back to when I was in the minors, I used to use all fields to some degree," Moustakas said, per MLB.com. "Then when I got up here, I started to feel like I had to pull everything. I was definitely a dead-pull hitter.

"But now I feel like I'm going back to the hitter I used to be, someone who can drive the ball the other way. The shift has definitely made me more of a complete hitter."

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Royals' Mike Moustakas hits first opposite-field homer of his career
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas hit the first opposite-field homer of his career in a 10-1 Opening Day win over the White Sox. 

The first 52 homers of Moustakas' career were to center or right field, but he hit Jeff Samardzija's 1-1 pitch to left-center in the fifth inning for a solo home run.

"I know I hit some the other way in the Minors," Moustakas said. "But it felt pretty good. I didn't know it was out, but was happy when it did."

Moustakas went two for three with a walk and two runs scored.  

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Yost: Mike Moustakas likely two-hole batter for Royals
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas will likely start the season as the team's second hitter in the batting order, Ned Yost indicated on Saturday.

Yost didn't confirm the decision, but he made it clear that Moustakas will be the likely two-hole hitter, per the Kansas City Star.

Moustakas is hitting .315 in spring games for the Royals

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Royals' Mike Moustakas plans to bunt more to beat infield shifts
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas said Tuesday he plans on bunting more this year to beat infield shifts, according to MLB.com.

According to The Bill James Handbook, teams used the infield shift during 70.7 percent of Moustakas' at-bats in 2014, which was the 10th-highest percentage in the majors. Moustakas hit just .179 on grounders and short liners against the shift.

"So I just have to adapt and if that means laying down more bunts, going the other way, I'll do it," he said. "It's something I never felt comfortable doing. I was always told just to swing the bat. Now, with the way the game has changed, you have to try other ways to get on base. I'm sure [first-base coach] Rusty [Kuntz] and I will be in the cage a lot working on bunting."

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Third Basemen 5 30 88.44
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Oakland810 .222 .125 .125
vs Milone (Career)9000.1000
vs LHP1750 .429 .412 .294
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
4/11@LAA4121111
4/12@LAA4110000
4/13@MIN4120010
4/15@MIN4120000
4/16@MIN5220000
4/17OAK5010000
4/18OAK3000010
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
5
6
CHW
W10-1
7
8
CHW
W7-5
9
CHW
W4-1
10
@LAA
W4-2
11
@LAA
W6-4
12
@LAA
W9-2
13
@Min
W12-3
14
15
@Min
L1-3
16
@Min
L5-8
17
Oak
W6-4
18
Oak
L0-5
Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011KC893382689530225120 .309 .367 .263
2012KC1495636913620733912452 .296 .412 .242
2013KC136472421101242328324 .287 .364 .233
2014KC14045745971554357410 .271 .361 .212
2015KC11421014224510 .440 .524 .333
Total 525187219244654201132337116 .293 .382 .238
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2011KC3B8989240601691114 .954
2012KC3B1491474541273121541 .967
2013KC3B1341263401142101619 .953
2014KC3B138126357972411914 .947
2015KC3B11113462622 .941
Total  52149914254049586390 .956
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2011KC18112422105
2012KC34123250744
2013KC260172415113
2014KC211165413112
2015KC202202400
Total 101371515620634
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014KC1552912572900 .259 .558 .231
Total 1552912572900 .259 .558 .231
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007 R-Idaho Falls1141612410104800 .383 .439 .293
2008 A-Burlington126496771352532271438684 .337 .468 .272
2009AFA-Wilmington1294926612332216863290106 .297 .421 .250
2010AA-Northwest Arkansas N6625958902502176264201 .413 .687 .347
2010AAA-Omaha Royals522253666160154882520 .314 .564 .293
2011AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers5522338641511044194411 .347 .498 .287
2014AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers83131130153600 .412 .548 .355
Total 44717672845011207853401353012112 .337 .504 .284
2015AAA-Omaha83131130153600.412.548.355
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/211
Birthdate:
9/11/1988
Age:
26
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:
No College
MLB Experience:
5
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