RotoWire Partners

Mike Moustakas

26-Year-Old Third Baseman – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

AVG

.212

HR

15

RBI

54

R

45

SB

1

2015 RotoWire Projections

AVG

HR

RBI

R

SB

2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

Read more about Mike Moustakas

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

$

Mike Moustakas Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Royals in February of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

March 31, 2015  –  Mike Moustakas News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

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

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Mike Moustakas – simply subscribe now.

Mike Moustakas Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Show 5x5 Stats OnlyShow All Statistics       Click stat headings to sort columns.
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 RotoWire Projections     Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Mike Moustakas
3-Year Averages     141 541 497 52 114 42 27 0 15 56 2 2 35 93 0 4 5 .229 .285 .374 .659

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

No No No
Mike Moustakas Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 @CWS 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .271 .361 .632
Sep. 27 @CWS 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .270 .358 .628
Sep. 26 @CWS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .268 .357 .625
Sep. 25 @CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .267 .359 .626
Sep. 24 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .267 .360 .627
Sep. 23 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .211 .270 .363 .633
Sep. 22 @Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .272 .366 .638
Sep. 21 Det 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .212 .271 .367 .638
Sep. 20 Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .214 .272 .370 .642
Sep. 19 Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .271 .371 .642
Sep. 17 CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .271 .371 .642
Sep. 16 CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .213 .271 .372 .643
Sep. 15 CWS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .271 .372 .643
Sep. 14 Bos 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .269 .368 .637
Sep. 13 Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .210 .267 .369 .636
Sep. 12 Bos 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .209 .267 .370 .637
Sep. 11 Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .208 .265 .369 .634
Sep. 10 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .265 .370 .635
Sep. 9 @Det 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .209 .267 .374 .641
Sep. 8 @Det 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .265 .370 .635
Sep. 7 @NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .265 .372 .637
Sep. 6 @NYY 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .206 .265 .373 .638
Sep. 5 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .265 .372 .637
Sep. 3 Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .267 .375 .642
Sep. 2 Tex 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .269 .378 .647
Sep. 1 Tex 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .267 .375 .642
Aug. 31 Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .267 .375 .642
Aug. 30 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .267 .376 .643
Aug. 29 Cle 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .207 .268 .380 .648
Aug. 28 Min 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .266 .383 .649
Last 7 Days 23 1 4 1 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 .174 .240 .217 .457
Last 14 Days 41 2 9 2 0 0 3 4 5 1 0 0 1 3 .220 .283 .268 .551
Last 30 Days 96 4 22 4 0 0 5 6 15 1 0 2 1 7 .229 .286 .271 .557

Mike Moustakas: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 138
2013 134
2012 149
2011 89

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▼ Advanced Stats

Mike Moustakas Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014998380.172.313.554
201310752100.196.290.546
2012169194142.254.408.704

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20143583712461.223.374.653
20133653710322.244.386.682
20123945016593.236.414.710

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014216185211.185.306.565
2013226245251.243.372.681
20122803910362.279.461.794

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142412710330.237.411.692
2013246187171.224.358.622
20122833010373.205.364.624
Mike Moustakas Advanced Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats      Click stat headings to sort columns.
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 500 457 7% 14.8% 0.47 84% .223 .149
2015 RotoWire Projections     Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Mike Moustakas
3-Year Averages     541 497 6.5% 17.2% 0.38 81% .254 .145

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

No No

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

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

Explain This

.212 AVG
TERRIBLE
84% Contact Rate
GOOD
.223 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

Explain This

.361 SLG
POOR
.149 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

Explain This

0.47 BB/K
GOOD
7.0% BB Rate
WEAK
14.8% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

Explain This

.632 OPS
TERRIBLE
.271 OBP
TERRIBLE

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Mike Moustakas

Overall Ratings

2015 projections compared to top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

???  At Bats
Hidden  Show Rating
???  AVG
Hidden  Show Rating
???  Home Runs
Hidden  Show Rating
???  RBI
Hidden  Show Rating
???  Runs
Hidden  Show Rating
???  Stolen Bases
Hidden  Show Rating
Ratings As 3B

2015 projections compared to top 40 third basemen in 2014 (min 250 PA)

???  At Bats
Hidden  Show Rating
???  AVG
Hidden  Show Rating
???  Home Runs
Hidden  Show Rating
???  RBI
Hidden  Show Rating
???  Runs
Hidden  Show Rating
???  Stolen Bases
Hidden  Show Rating

Kansas City Royals Roster

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

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

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
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.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Moustakas is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Moustakas is out of the lineup Monday against the White Sox.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Moustakas is out of the lineup Tuesday versus the Rangers, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio Kansas City reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Moustakas provided all of the offense for the Royals on Monday, launching a solo home run off of Michael Pineda.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Moustakas is not in the lineup Wednesday, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Moustakas is not in the lineup Wednesday versus the A's, Fox Sports reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Moustakas went 2-for-4 Wednesday versus the Diamondbacks with four RBI and his 14th home run of the year.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Moustakas is out of the lineup Sunday versus the Athletics, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
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.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

Subscribe now to see our 2015 outlook.

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.