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Mike Moustakas

25-Year-Old Third Baseman – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

AVG

.194

HR

13

RBI

41

R

30

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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, ho...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 195   DOB: 9/1/1988   BORN: Los Angeles, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Mike Moustakas Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with a $4 million signing bonus in August 2007.

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Royals manager Ned Yost would not say that Moustakas is the team's everyday third baseman after Danny Valencia was traded to the Blue Jays on Monday, AM 610's Josh Vernier reports.

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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 86 308 278 30 54 27 13 1 13 41 0 0 26 51 1 3 0 .194 .261 .388 .649
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3-Year Averages     124 496 457 45 111 38 26 0 12 48 3 2 31 86 1 3 4 .243 .295 .379 .674

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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
Jul. 30 Min 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .261 .388 .649
Jul. 29 Min 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .261 .387 .648
Jul. 27 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .195 .260 .390 .650
Jul. 26 Cle 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .198 .264 .396 .660
Jul. 25 Cle 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .264 .400 .664
Jul. 24 Cle 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .199 .264 .391 .655
Jul. 23 @CWS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .199 .265 .391 .656
Jul. 22 @CWS 5 2 3 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .198 .262 .391 .653
Jul. 21 @CWS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .255 .363 .618
Jul. 20 @Bos Did not play.
Jul. 19 @Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .253 .360 .613
Jul. 18 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .253 .365 .618
Jul. 13 Det 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .257 .371 .628
Jul. 12 Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .191 .257 .373 .630
Jul. 11 Det 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .257 .378 .635
Jul. 10 Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .257 .376 .633
Jul. 9 @TB Did not play.
Jul. 8 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .258 .377 .635
Jul. 7 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .192 .258 .379 .637
Jul. 6 @Cle 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .195 .259 .385 .644
Jul. 5 @Cle Did not play.
Jul. 4 @Cle 4 2 2 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .254 .370 .624
Jul. 2 @Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .250 .353 .603
Jul. 1 @Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .250 .355 .605
Jun. 30 @Min 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .250 .357 .607
Jun. 29 LAA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .241 .353 .594
Jun. 28 LAA Did not play.
Jun. 27 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .178 .243 .356 .599
Jun. 25 LAD 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .248 .364 .612
Jun. 24 LAD Did not play.
Last 7 Days 25 4 4 2 0 1 2 3 6 0 0 0 0 1 .160 .250 .360 .610
Last 14 Days 45 7 9 2 0 3 5 5 10 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .275 .444 .719
Last 30 Days 83 12 20 3 0 5 13 8 16 0 0 0 1 2 .241 .304 .458 .762

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Mike Moustakas: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 84
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
2014444360.136.364.588
201310752100.196.290.546
2012169194142.254.408.704

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142342610350.205.393.661
20133653710322.244.386.682
20123945016593.236.414.710

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014133114150.150.293.523
2013226245251.243.372.681
20122803910362.279.461.794

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014145199260.234.476.765
2013246187171.224.358.622
20122833010373.205.364.624
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% .291 .196
2009 20 A WIL 528 492 6.1% 17% 0.36 82% .277 .171
2010 21 AA NOR 298 259 8.7% 14.1% 0.62 84% .352 .340
2010 21 AAA OMA 236 225 3.4% 10.6% 0.32 89% .276 .271
2011 22 AAA OMA 250 223 7.6% 17.6% 0.43 80% .320 .211
2011 22 MAJ KC 365 338 6% 14% 0.43 85% .298 .104
2012 23 MAJ KC 614 563 6.4% 20.2% 0.31 78% .277 .170
2013 24 MAJ KC 514 472 6.2% 16.1% 0.39 82% .260 .131
2014 25 AAA OMA 34 31 8.8% 17.6% 0.50 81% .417 .193
2014 25 MAJ KC 308 278 8.4% 16.6% 0.51 82% .192 .194
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3-Year Averages     496 457 6.3% 17.3% 0.36 81% .276 .136

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2014 Stat Review for Mike Moustakas    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.194 AVG
TERRIBLE
82% Contact Rate
GOOD
.192 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.388 SLG
WEAK
.194 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.51 BB/K
GOOD
8.4% BB Rate
AVERAGE
16.6% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.649 OPS
TERRIBLE
.261 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Moustakas provided most of the offense for the Royals Tuesday in their 7-1 win over the White Sox, slugging two home runs while going 3-for-5 at the plate with three RBI and two runs scored.

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Moustakas (illness) is back in the starting lineup Friday, Josh Vernier of 610 AM in Kansas City reports.

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Moustakas "feels better" Thursday after a stomach virus kept him out of the lineup for two straight games, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio Kansas City reports.

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Moustakas (illness) remains out of the Royals' lineup Thursday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Moustakas is out of Wednesday's lineup due to a stomach virus, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

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Moustakas isn't in the lineup Wednesday in Tampa Bay, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Moustakas connected on his 10th homer of the season in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

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Moustakas was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, and belted a three-run home run in Kansas City's win over the Indians on Friday night.

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Moustakas is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.