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Mike Moustakas

28-Year-Old Third Baseman – Kansas City Royals

2017 Stats

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.284

HR

35

RBI

77

R

66

SB

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

A torn ACL suffered in a collision with Alex Gordon ended Moustakas' season in May, and served as a critically important blow to the Royals' bid to defend their World Series crown last season. Followi...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 215   DOB: 9/1/1988   BORN: Los Angeles, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Mike Moustakas Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $14.3 million contract with the Royals in February of 2016, avoiding arbitration.

August 11, 2017  –  Mike Moustakas News

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Moustakas went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs, pushing his total to 34 round-trippers on the year, in Friday's loss to the White Sox.

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Mike Moustakas Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 18 R IDA 11 45 41 6 12 5 4 1 0 10 0 0 4 8 0 0 0 .293 .383 .439 .822
2008 19 A BUR 126 542 496 77 135 50 25 3 22 71 8 4 43 86 0 3 0 .272 .337 .468 .805
2009 20 A WIL 129 528 492 66 123 50 32 2 16 86 10 6 32 90 1 3 0 .250 .297 .421 .718
2010 21 AA NOR 66 298 259 58 90 46 25 0 21 76 0 1 26 42 0 6 7 .347 .413 .687 1.100
2010 21 AAA OMA 52 236 225 36 66 31 16 0 15 48 2 0 8 25 0 3 0 .293 .314 .564 .878
2011 22 AAA OMA 55 250 223 38 64 26 15 1 10 44 1 1 19 44 2 3 3 .287 .347 .498 .845
2011 22 MAJ KC 89 365 338 26 89 24 18 1 5 30 2 0 22 51 2 2 1 .263 .309 .367 .676
2012 23 MAJ KC 149 614 563 69 136 55 34 1 20 73 5 2 39 124 0 5 7 .242 .296 .412 .708
2013 24 MAJ KC 136 514 472 42 110 38 26 0 12 42 2 4 32 83 1 4 5 .233 .287 .364 .651
2014 25 AAA OMA 8 34 31 3 11 4 3 0 1 5 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 .355 .412 .548 .960
2014 25 MAJ KC 140 500 457 45 97 37 21 1 15 54 1 0 35 74 1 4 3 .212 .271 .361 .632
2015 26 MAJ KC 147 614 549 73 156 57 34 1 22 82 1 2 43 76 4 5 13 .284 .348 .470 .818
2016 27 AA NOR 2 8 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
2016 27 MAJ KC 27 113 104 12 25 13 6 0 7 13 0 1 9 13 0 0 0 .240 .301 .500 .801
2017 28 MAJ KC 110 463 433 66 123 52 17 0 35 77 0 0 23 70 0 5 2 .284 .320 .566 .886
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3-Year Averages     104 408 370 43 92 34 20 0 14 49 0 1 29 54 1 3 5 .249 .310 .416 .726
Career  (View All)     798 3,183 2,916 333 736 276 156 4 116 371 11 9 203 491 8 25 31 .252 .306 .428 .733

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Mike Moustakas Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 16 @Oak 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .320 .566 .886
Aug. 15 @Oak 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .317 .566 .883
Aug. 14 @Oak 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .317 .562 .879
Aug. 13 @CWS 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .318 .565 .883
Aug. 12 @CWS 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .318 .570 .888
Aug. 11 @CWS 4 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .316 .568 .884
Aug. 10 @StL 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .279 .314 .554 .868
Aug. 9 @StL 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .309 .553 .862
Aug. 8 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .304 .552 .856
Aug. 7 StL 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .307 .558 .865
Aug. 6 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .305 .551 .856
Aug. 6 Sea 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .306 .554 .860
Aug. 4 Sea 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .304 .547 .851
Aug. 3 Sea 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .272 .304 .548 .852
Aug. 2 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .302 .550 .852
Aug. 1 @Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .305 .556 .861
Jul. 31 @Bal 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .305 .559 .864
Jul. 30 @Bos Did not play.
Jul. 29 @Bos 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .275 .305 .561 .866
Jul. 28 @Bos 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .308 .568 .876
Jul. 26 @Det 5 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .279 .309 .564 .873
Jul. 25 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .275 .303 .563 .866
Jul. 24 @Det 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .277 .307 .568 .875
Jul. 23 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .308 .563 .871
Jul. 22 CWS 4 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .309 .566 .875
Jul. 21 CWS 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .307 .550 .857
Jul. 20 Det 4 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .275 .305 .544 .849
Jul. 19 Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .301 .542 .843
Jul. 18 Det 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .302 .545 .847
Jul. 17 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .299 .546 .845
Last 7 Games 28 9 11 1 0 3 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 .393 .469 .750 1.219
Last 14 Games 53 13 20 1 0 5 8 6 3 0 0 0 3 2 .377 .419 .679 1.098
Last 30 Games 111 21 36 1 0 10 22 8 14 0 0 1 3 3 .324 .366 .604 .970

Mike Moustakas: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 97 11
2016 26
2015 146
2014 138
2013 134
2012 149
2011 89

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Mike Moustakas Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201712398190.252.463.725
2016211120.286.524.842
20152062710350.282.485.823

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20173105727580.297.606.948
201683116110.229.494.791
20153434612471.286.461.814

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172112914350.280.517.830
20164874100.313.646.999
2015249329390.285.474.827

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172223721420.288.613.938
2016565330.179.375.633
20153004113431.283.467.809
Mike Moustakas vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Mike Moustakas Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 18 R IDA 45 41 8.9% 17.8% 0.50 80% .364 .146
2008 19 A BUR 542 496 7.9% 15.9% 0.50 83% .289 .196
2009 20 A WIL 528 492 6.1% 17% 0.36 82% .275 .171
2010 21 AA NOR 298 259 8.7% 14.1% 0.62 84% .342 .340
2010 21 AAA OMA 236 225 3.4% 10.6% 0.32 89% .271 .271
2011 22 AAA OMA 250 223 7.6% 17.6% 0.43 80% .314 .211
2011 22 MAJ KC 365 338 6% 14% 0.43 85% .296 .104
2012 23 MAJ KC 614 563 6.4% 20.2% 0.31 78% .274 .170
2013 24 MAJ KC 514 472 6.2% 16.1% 0.39 82% .257 .131
2014 25 AAA OMA 34 31 8.8% 17.6% 0.50 81% .417 .193
2014 25 MAJ KC 500 457 7% 14.8% 0.47 84% .220 .149
2015 26 MAJ KC 614 549 7% 12.4% 0.57 86% .294 .186
2016 27 AA NOR 8 8 0% 37.5% 0.00 63% .400 .000
2016 27 MAJ KC 113 104 8% 11.5% 0.69 88% .214 .260
2017 28 MAJ KC 463 433 5% 15.1% 0.33 84% .264 .282
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3-Year Averages     408 370 7.1% 13.2% 0.54 85% .256 .167
Career     3,183 2,916 6.4% 15.4% 0.41 83% .266 .176

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Mike Moustakas Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 3B 1254 7 221 1 3 4 605 3 247 -5 -3 -3 7
2016 3B 221 2 36 1 0 2 105 0 17 0 0 -2 4
2017 3B 844.3 -8 156 -9 -1 -7 447 -3 365 -5 -3 -10 3
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 3B -1 -1 1 5 0 4
2016 3B 0 0 0 1 0 1
2017 3B 0 0 0 -6 0 -6

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2017 Stat Review for Mike Moustakas    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.33 BB/K
WEAK
5.0% BB Rate
POOR
15.1% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.886 OPS
ELITE
.320 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.284 AVG
GOOD
.264 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.566 SLG
ELITE
.282 ISO
ELITE

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Mike Moustakas: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Moustakas has been battling a sore knee since being hit by a pitch that cleared the benches on July 26 vs. the White Sox, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Moustakas went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Monday's loss to St. Louis.

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Moustakas went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

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Moustakas is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Moustakas went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer Friday against the Red Sox.

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Moustakas went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI during Monday's win over Detroit.

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Moustaskas went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Saturday's comeback victory over the White Sox.

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Moustakas went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run during Thursday's win over Detroit.

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Moustakas is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Moustakas made the AL All-Star team after winning the event's final vote.

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Moustakas went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored during Wednesday's win over Seattle.

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Moustakas went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run, his 24th of the season, in Tuesday's win over Seattle.

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Moustakas is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Many players come to spring training saying they are going to change only to fall back into tried and true habits once they break camp. Moustakas was not one of those guys. He talked about wanting to use all parts of the field and making more of an effort to hit the ball to the opposite field when pitched away, and it paid off in spades as he finally had the year we’ve been waiting for. He set career bests in batting average, on base percentage and slugging percentage a year after he had been demoted to the minors for bad hitting and in a year where he lost his mother to illness. The new approach at the plate helped to cure Moustakas’ ails against lefties that had dominated him the past two seasons, as he hit 100 points higher against them in 2015 than he did from 2013 to 2014. We also have likely not seen his home run ceiling just yet as there is 30 homer upside in his profile.

2015

Moustakas slashed a miserable .212/.271/.361 in 2014, mostly due to his inability to hit left-handed pitching. He had a .554 OPS against southpaws, and collected just eight extra-base hits on them all year. The third baseman struggled immensely early in the year, and a .627 first-half OPS eventually led to a brief demotion to Triple-A Omaha. He returned to the team when Danny Valencia hit the DL with a hand injury, and the Royals confirmed their faith in Moustakas when they shipped Valencia to Toronto in a late-season deal. Despite the slow start, the 26-year-old finished the year strong, connecting for five long balls in the postseason (compared to 15 total during regular-season play). There are other reasons for optimism heading into 2015, as he posted a three-year low in strikeout rate (14.8 percent), and a career-low .220 BABIP suggests some bad luck came into play as well. Moustakas appears to be in line to begin the season as the starting third baseman, but if he hits another prolonged slump, prospect Christian Colon may begin to threaten his playing time.

2014

After breaking out with 20 home runs in 2012, there were lofty expectations for the Royals' young corner man heading into the 2014 season. He spent the offseason altering his approach at the plate, hoping to be more aggressive and hit more line drives and fewer ground balls, but ultimately, he overcompensated and spent the first month of the season hitting weak pop-ups to infielders. It took him to almost the end of June before he fixed his issues and by then his power had diminished to the point where he had just six home runs at the All Star break. Moustakas continued to work and made some slight improvements, but in the end, he finished the season batting just .233 with 12 home runs and 44 RBI. The Royals are nowhere near giving up on this 25-year old and will give him ample opportunity to return to his 20-home form from 2012. His struggles from last year will easily keep his 2014 draft position low, so look for him as a corner infielder late and hope that his corrected mechanics do the trick.

2013

While Moustakas' power continued to develop and he reached the 20-home run plateau by season's end, he struggled to maintain a decent batting average and finished the year hitting just .242 with just a .296 on-base percentage. He posted a walk rate just below league average and watched his strikeout rate spike to 20.2 percent as he struggled to make decent contact due to an increased swing rate at pitches outside the zone. There is plenty to love about Moustakas' approach at the plate and because he does not have a high groundball rate, the potential for him to improve his plate discipline and produce a better line drive rate should help his BABIP and eventually, his batting average. The 24-year-old will open the season as the Royals' starting third baseman and should put together a complete season in his third big league season.

2012

Moose spent the first two months of the season at Triple-A Omaha waiting patiently, before being called up and spending the rest of the season as the Royals' everyday third baseman. He struggled to adjust at the plate, until September came, when he hit .352/.380/.580 with four home runs and 12 RBI. He possesses an ability to hit for average with plus-power that should develop as he continues to grow as a player. At 23, Moustakas has the potential to help many fantasy owners, just don't count on him reaching the elite of position in his sophomore season as he's still honing his craft as a hitter.

2011

Moustakas' star dimmed a bit after he struggled at High-A in 2009, but he responded with a great half season at Double-A last year and held his own once he advanced to Triple-A. He'll eventually be a candidate for Super Two status if the Royals push him aggressively up to the majors, so look for him to stay stashed away for at least the early months of the 2011 campaign. It would also behoove Kansas City to be sure that 2009 was just an off year and not more indicative of a deeper problem in Moustakas' development, but he'll get a long look at third base during spring training.

2010

"Moose" is a former first-round draft pick (No. 2 overall) with good hitting mechanics. He regressed at the plate last season, striking out 90 times in 492 at-bats. A left-handed hitter who was switched to third base from short, Moustakas must show power and agility to be considered a future third baseman in the Royals' system. He has a wide body with the potential to gain weight and lose fitness if he allows himself to indulge, and he looked out of shape and lethargic in the Arizona Fall League. Moustakas flashes home-run power, but pulls too many pitches and has to learn to use the entire field. He can't afford another marginal season. Even though the Royals have an investment in him, he must show improvement at the plate to be considered for a callup by 2011.

2009

The Royals’ top pick from 2007 struggled out of the gates during his first full professional season, but seemed to figure it out after the All-Star break, hitting .321/.392/.557 with 13 home runs and a 39:26 K:BB ratio over his last 237 at-bats at Low-A Burlington. The only disappointment here is that he did not progress through the system at all, but he could find himself at Double-A Northwest Arkansas at some point in 2009.

2008

The Royals drafted Moustakas out of high school with the second-overall pick, and he responded by holding out until the very last day that prospects could sign. Had agent Scott Boras had his way, Moustakas may be in the 2008 draft, but he signed and played 11 games for the team's rookie ball affiliate. Although the sample size was small, he showed a great bat at Idaho Falls, and could make his way up to Double-A this season. Since Alex Gordon most likely has third base locked up for a while, the Royals plan on moving Moustakas over to short, though he may end up in a different position depending on the time of arrival.