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Mike Moustakas
Birthdate: 9/11/1988 (28 y, 6 m, 19 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 6-0/215     Position: 3B
Drafted: 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 2, Overall: 2, Team: Kansas City Royals
Contract: $14.3M / 2 Years (2016 - 2017)
RotoWire News: Moustakas went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Padres in Cactus League play. (3/23/2017)
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Moustakas didn’t really get a chance to show if his 2015 was a new level (career-best .817 OPS) or just the beginning of a major breakout. He put up a perfectly fine .801 OPS, but in just 113 PA after a collision on a foul ball with Alex Gordon took both players out, Moose for the remainder of the season. The skills we saw in that ’15 season were intact or better and a .214 batting average on balls in play is the only wart on his small sample line of ’16. It is still tough to say for certain, but it looks like the power boost from ’15 was a sign of things to come as he was even better in ’16 with a filthy .260 ISO. If the knee is 100%, Moose looks poised for a big walk year that should yield a mid-20s home run output with a strong batting average (he has struck out less during the power surge) and solid runs scored and driven in totals batting in the heart of Kansas City’s order. (Paul Sporer)

The Quick Opinion: Moustakas had his season cut short by an ACL injury after just 27 games and now has to show his recent power surge is legitimate in a walk year. The missed time, coupled with depth at third base have pushed his price down beyond pick 200, which mitigates most of the risk. Regularly drafted as a corner infielder, Moose could easily deliver the numbers of a starting third baseman.

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