Mike Moustakas 3B KC 7 days 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 3 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.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 7 months ago

Moustakas homered leading off the 11th inning Thursday to give the Royals a 3-2 victory against the Angels in Game 1 of the ALDS.

Moustakas hit the first extra-inning homer in postseason history for the Royals. Moustakas, who hit 15 homers this season, had not gone deep since Aug. 25.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 8 months ago

Moustakas is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

The Royals will go with a right-handed heavy lineup to counter lefty Chris Sale, who is on the mound for the White Sox. Moustakas is just 4-for-20 with seven strikeouts in his career against Sale.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 8 months ago

Moustakas is out of the lineup Monday against the White Sox.

Moustakas will get the day off with left-hander John Danks taking the mound for Chicago. The Royals will go with Jayson Nix at third base in his place.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 8 months ago

Moustakas is out of the lineup Tuesday versus the Rangers, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio Kansas City reports.

Moustakas has reached base in five consecutive games, batting .222 (4-for-18) with one RBI, one run, and two walks versus one strikeout. In his place, Christian Colon is covering third base and batting ninth in the order.