Mike Moustakas 3B KC 5 Hrs

Mike Moustakas smacked a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Twins.

After going homerless over his first 11 games this season, Moustakas has gone deep twice in the past three days. It's encouraging, but those fantasy owners who invested based on his red-hot spring training are still likely to be disappointed.

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Mike Moustakas homered in the top of the 11th in the Royals' 6-4 defeat of the Astros on Wednesday.

The struggling Moustakas sat against a lefty and watched Danny Valencia homer in his place, but he got his chance after replacing Justin Maxwell and hit a solo shot to give the Royals the lead in extras. The Royals really should platoon Moustakas going forward, but manager Ned Yost has refused to consider it up to this point. The homer tonight was Moustakas' first, and it gave him just his second RBI in 42 at-bats.

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Mike Moustakas showed signs of life at the plate in Friday's loss to the Twins, going 2-for-4 with a double.

The two knocks give him a total of just three on the season, including his first of the extra-base variety. He generated a lot of buzz in fantasy leagues with a monster spring training, but has once again failed to deliver on his massive hype in the early part of the season.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 11 Days

Mike Moustakas is still without a hit this season after going 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts Monday against the Rays.

Moustakas is 0-for-18, even though he's struck out a modest enough four times so far. The Royals were hoping his huge spring wasn't a mirage, and five games isn't enough to say either way. It's been pretty discouraging, though.

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Mike Moustakas continued his torrid spring, reaching in all three of his plate appearances during Friday's loss to the Reds.

Moustakas doubled in his only official at-bat and walked twice. He's slashing an absurd .463/.549/.902 with four homers and 16 RBI in Cactus League play. The 25-year-old is developing into a very popular post-hype sleeper and has seen his draft stock rise dramatically in recent weeks.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 29 Days

Mike Moustakas played six innings at second base in Thursday's Cactus League loss to the Angels.

Moustakas had never played the positions as a professional, though he did begin his career as a shortstop. Chances are he'll never be used at second base during the regular season, but the Royals are considering him as an emergency option at the position.

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Mike Moustakas went 3-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in the Royals' 6-0 win over the Rangers on Monday.

Moustakas is now batting .486 (17-for-35) with 15 RBI this spring. Cactus League stats are mostly meaningless, but the third baseman has always been a bright talent and may be ready to break out at age 25. He's worth a late-round flier in mixed leagues.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 1 Month

Mike Moustakas went 3-for-3 with a home run against the Athletics on Wednesday.

Moustakas hit his fourth home run of the spring, a solo shot off of Sean Doolittle in the sixth inning. He also singled and doubled off of Scott Kazmir, bumping his average up to .500 in 26 Cactus League at-bats. He could very well be a fantastic buy-low candidate late in the draft.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 1 Month

Mike Moustakas went 2-for-3 with four runs batted in against the D'Backs on Wednesday.

Moustakas put the Royals on the board in the first inning with an RBI single, then slugged a three-run home run against Joe Paterson in the seventh inning. Moustakas now has three home runs thus far. He hasn't lived up to the expectations, but as he is just 25 years old, the future is still bright.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 2 Months

Mike Moustakas belted a pair of homers and drove home three runs on Sunday, powering the Royals to a 5-3 victory over the Cubs in Cactus League action.

Moustakas finished the afternoon 2-for-3. He got the Royals on the board with a towering blast off Edwin Jackson in the second inning, and followed it up with an encore performance against Carlos Villanueva the following frame. It's the second straight three-RBI game for Moustakas who has been murdering the baseball so far this spring.