Mike Moustakas 3B KC 6 days ago

Moustakas went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI in Friday's win over the Yankees.

Moustakas recorded a single, two doubles, and a triple in Friday's win to bump his average up to .333. After a tough year in 2014, Moustakas finally seems to be living up to the hype. He's slashing .333/.392/.496 with four home runs and 12 RBI.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 2 weeks ago

Moustakas (personal) is back in the lineup Monday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Moustakas missed the Royals' weekend series with Detroit due to a family emergency, but he rejoined the team Monday afternoon and is back in the lineup batting third and manning his usual third base spot. As a result, Christian Colon will return to a bench role.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 2 weeks ago

Manager Ned Yost said that Moustakas (personal) would "probably" rejoin the Royals on Monday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Moustakas missed the entire three-game weekend series against the Tigers to attend to a family emergency. Assuming he indeed returns to team Monday ahead of the series against the Rangers, Moustakas should immediately reclaim a starting role at third base to go along with the No. 2 spot in the Royals' lineup. The 26-year-old has opened the season on a tear, batting .327 with three homers, 10 RBI, and 21 runs scored.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 2 weeks ago

Moustakas was placed on the bereavement list Friday to deal with a family emergency, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

He will be eligible to return Monday, and in the meantime the Royals will deploy Christian Colon or Orlando Calixte at third base. This is a bummer for his owners as Moustakas was one of the better surprises in baseball as he has finally figured out how to attack defensive shifts. However, hopefully he is able to return to the team well-rested early next week.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 3 weeks ago

Moustakas' strong start continued on Monday, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Moustakas has been hitting the cover off the ball in April, sporting a .342 average while hitting out of the two-hole. The career .239 hitter also has three home runs and 16 runs scored to his credit this season.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 1 month ago

Moustakas went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in the Royals' loss to Minnesota on Tuesday.

With the multi-hit effort, Moustakas is now hitting .327 with three homers on the season. He's also cut back on his strikeouts early on (4:5 BB:K over 55 at-bats), flashing a line that resembles that of an elite bat (.327/.413/.545) through 14 games. It will be interesting to see if he can maintain the improved strikeout rate, but for now he should continue to reap the benefits of hitting second in the order for manager Ned Yost.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 1 month ago

Moustakas went 2-for-4 with the Royals' only run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Twins.

Moustakas has received the move to the two-spot in the order well, hitting safely in seven of his first eight games and posting a 1.121 OPS over that span. Of course, that pace may be unsustainable, but he appears to have turned it around at the plate since posting a career-low .212 batting average in 2014.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 2 months ago

Moustakas will bat second in the Royals' order on Opening Day, Matthew DeFranks of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

Moustakas has been tearing the cover off the baseball this spring to the tune of a .911 OPS, and that was enough to move him up in the batting order after hitting near the bottom for the majority of last season. If he can continue to build off the momentum generated from last year's postseason run, Moustakas could once again be fantasy-relevant in mixed formats.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 2 months ago

Moustakas went 1-for-3 with a grand slam home run in Monday's Cactus League game against the Rangers.

Moustakas continues to ride the momentum he generated last postseason, collecting two long balls and an .852 OPS over 50 spring at-bats. If he can carry this into the regular season, the 26-year-old could represent an excellent bounceback candidate in 2015. Following a career-low .632 OPS last season, the price tag for Moustakas will surely be low on draft day.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 4 months ago

Moustakas and the Royals avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.64 million deal.

Moustakas was a key part of the Royals' run to the World Series, but he struggled in 140 regular season games, hitting just .212 with 15 home runs and a .632 OPS. The 26-year-old will return for another season as the starting third baseman, but he'll likely need to display marked improvement for the organization to commit to him long-term.