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Mike Moustakas 2013 Outlook


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#1 BxBOMBERs28

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:27 PM

Whats the outlook on this guy? Good first half last year.. horrible second half.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:50 PM

He has legit 30+ HR power, but I think he is being undervalued thus far in drafts.
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:35 PM

It's just ST, but he's been crushing the ball. He's a good candidate to take a step forward this year. This KC lineup should be be better this year too.
10 team H2H Points. The "I waited until round 8 to draft a pitcher" squad.
C: Carlos Santana / 1B: Adrian Gonalez / 2B: Dustin Pedroia / SS: Ian Desmond / 3B: Brett Lawrie / MI: Brad Miller / CI: Jose Abreu /
OF: Mike Trout, Ryan Braun, Mark Trumbo, Melky Cabrera, Michael Morse / Util: Adam LaRoche / Bench/DL: Josh Hamilton, Billy Hamilton /
SP: Jordan Zimmerman, Cole Hamels, Alex Cobb, Andrew Cashner, Danny Salazar, Clay Buchholz, Francisco Liriano, Yordano Ventura, Scott Kazmir / RP: Koji Uehara, Jason Grilli, Tanner Roark

10 team H2H Points. The "my work colleagues don't value walks for some reason" squad
C: Joe Mauer / 1B: Joey Votto / 2B: Martin Prado / SS: Ben Zobrist / 3B: Evan Longoria / MI: Brad Miller / CI: Jose Abreu
OF: Mike Trout, Jose Bautistia, Mark Trumbo, Austin Jackson, Torii Hunter / Util: Nick Swisher, Matt Joyce
SP: Justin Verlander, Matt Cain, Masahiro Tanaka, Alex Cobb, Andrew Cashner, Danny Salazar, Francisco Liriano, Scott Kazmir, Tyler Skaggs /
RP: Trevor Rosenthal, Jason Grilli, David Robertson

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:46 PM

Can't believe there's so little hype in here for him playing so well.
{16 Team H2H Points}

C.  Lucroy
1B. Fielder
2B. Pedroia
3B. Headley
SS. Furcal
LF. Holliday
CF. Hamilton
RF. Harper
Util. Trumbo

DL: Longoria, Stanton

Bench:Gyorko

SP. Kershaw,  Gallardo,  Hamels, Lynn, Buchholz, Lester, Young, Sheets, Mendoza,

RP. Soriano, Downs,Frieri,

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:52 PM

People got turned off by his mediocre last season. He's a good post-hype breakout candidate. He's only 24.

View Postblinkfan77, on 24 March 2013 - 10:46 PM, said:

Can't believe there's so little hype in here for him playing so well.

10 team H2H Points. The "I waited until round 8 to draft a pitcher" squad.
C: Carlos Santana / 1B: Adrian Gonalez / 2B: Dustin Pedroia / SS: Ian Desmond / 3B: Brett Lawrie / MI: Brad Miller / CI: Jose Abreu /
OF: Mike Trout, Ryan Braun, Mark Trumbo, Melky Cabrera, Michael Morse / Util: Adam LaRoche / Bench/DL: Josh Hamilton, Billy Hamilton /
SP: Jordan Zimmerman, Cole Hamels, Alex Cobb, Andrew Cashner, Danny Salazar, Clay Buchholz, Francisco Liriano, Yordano Ventura, Scott Kazmir / RP: Koji Uehara, Jason Grilli, Tanner Roark

10 team H2H Points. The "my work colleagues don't value walks for some reason" squad
C: Joe Mauer / 1B: Joey Votto / 2B: Martin Prado / SS: Ben Zobrist / 3B: Evan Longoria / MI: Brad Miller / CI: Jose Abreu
OF: Mike Trout, Jose Bautistia, Mark Trumbo, Austin Jackson, Torii Hunter / Util: Nick Swisher, Matt Joyce
SP: Justin Verlander, Matt Cain, Masahiro Tanaka, Alex Cobb, Andrew Cashner, Danny Salazar, Francisco Liriano, Scott Kazmir, Tyler Skaggs /
RP: Trevor Rosenthal, Jason Grilli, David Robertson

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:20 PM

I hate the lineup.
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:39 PM

I semi reached for him in round 11, pick 124 of a 12 team keeper (espn ranked him at around 140 something) to backup and eventually replace my aramis. Got high hopes for him.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:02 AM

This thread will be a lot longer 2 months from now.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:41 AM

View PostNeymar, on 25 March 2013 - 12:02 AM, said:

This thread will be a lot longer 2 months from now.

Is that good news or bad news?

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:45 AM

View Postfatmanatee, on 25 March 2013 - 08:41 AM, said:

View PostNeymar, on 25 March 2013 - 12:02 AM, said:

This thread will be a lot longer 2 months from now.

Is that good news or bad news?

Depends on whether or not you own him.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:20 AM

View Postjergenjuice, on 24 March 2013 - 11:39 PM, said:

I semi reached for him in round 11, pick 124 of a 12 team keeper (espn ranked him at around 140 something) to backup and eventually replace my aramis. Got high hopes for him.

Fell to round 20 in my 12 team league. Grabbed him

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:44 AM

Ya I grabbed him with my first post-keeper pick in my 16 team keeper to fill my util and backup Longo.  I love finding old big name prospects when they finally find their stride. Not that he has yet, but I'm taking a shot in the dark.
{16 Team H2H Points}

C.  Lucroy
1B. Fielder
2B. Pedroia
3B. Headley
SS. Furcal
LF. Holliday
CF. Hamilton
RF. Harper
Util. Trumbo

DL: Longoria, Stanton

Bench:Gyorko

SP. Kershaw,  Gallardo,  Hamels, Lynn, Buchholz, Lester, Young, Sheets, Mendoza,

RP. Soriano, Downs,Frieri,

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:14 PM

Consider this interesting note I read on CBS...It took Moustakas 1000 at bats in the minors to put up his monster 36 HR, 124 RBI, .322 average in 2010...He will reach 1000 major league at bats in April...I am buying...

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:38 PM

I grabbed him at 115 in my keeper league. I'm all in. I expect nothing less than 25-30 HR's from him.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:44 PM

Do not be fooled into thinking Lawrie or Middlebrooks will be better than Moustakas this year.  I know in drafts Middlebrooks is going right around Mous and Lawrie is going much sooner but trust me Moustakas will be the better of the 3 by a fair margin this year.  Moustakas I see being on par with Kung Fu Panda.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:02 AM

So far I see Moose projected to bat 6th in the order, behind Perez.

Gordon
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Hosmer
Butler
Perez
Moustakas

I drafted Hosmer, and I do hope he produces this year, but we can't expect him to be given such a long leash this year and maintain his 3 spot order in the lineup if he sucks right?  

If you are weighing the possibility of Hosmer struggling mightily, how could you see them dealing with it?  Ie bumping him down the lineup?  Moose moving up?  If so where do you see the lineup being if Hosmer struggles for a while out of the gate?

Curious bc I thought Moustakas would be batting ahead of Perez, but I'm not too surprised by it either, but j still would like to see the Moose get many ABs this season.
14 Team H2H Redraft League

C- Matt Wieters
1B- Anthony Rizzo
2B- Kolten Wong
3B- Edwin Encarnacion
SS- Troy Tulowitzki
OF- Shin-Soo Choo
OF- Billy Hamilton
OF- Jose Bautista
Util- Brandon Belt

Bench:  Austin Jackson

SP: Gio Gonzalez, Julio Teheran, Danny Salazar, Zack Wheeler, Corey Kluber, Jonathon Niese, Martin Perez, James Paxton(DL)

RP: David Robertson(DL), Sergio Santos, Jose Valverde, Luke Gregerson

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:26 PM

Wow I'm scooping Moustakas up with Freese on the DL. Can't believe how much this guy is being overlooked. He will def improve on his AVG and that Royals lineup could be scary with these young guys improving. We know this guy has plus power, so I would def take a shot and see what happens.
12 Team Yahoo H2H $ Daily MLB League 2nd Place (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS, W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS)
C S. Perez, D. Mesoraco
1B A. Gonzalez
2B A. Hill, B. Miller (2B/SS)

3B M. Carpenter (2B/3B)
SS J. Rollins
OF M. Trout

OF J. Upton
OF M. Morse, K. Calhoun
Util A. Rizzo

NA J. Baez
DL M. Machado
SP J. Fernandez, S. Strasburg, Y. Ventura, Y. Gallardo, T. Wood, M. Pineda, T. Cingrani, E. Santana, G. Richards, R. Erlin

RP G. Holland, S. Santos

DL M. Harvey

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:24 PM

This guy's plate patience really needs to improve to be a legitimate fantasy factor. He's a brutal hack and hasnt shown any interest to work a count. The makings are there for a solid player. Time will tell.
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:36 PM

i'd take moustakas over freese, Sandoval and lawrie every time. especially where he is being taken. i'm not getting burned on Zimmerman or Longoria again.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:42 PM

View PostCode of Hammurabi, on 26 March 2013 - 02:24 PM, said:

This guy's plate patience really needs to improve to be a legitimate fantasy factor. He's a brutal hack and hasnt shown any interest to work a count. The makings are there for a solid player. Time will tell.

It needs to improve for sure, but I don't think his walk rate was terrible for a guy in his first full season.  When I think of a hack, I think of someone like Alex Rios, who walked 26 times last year in 602 at bats.  Moustakas walked 39 times in 563 at bats.  On the low end of the spectrum, but not an amount that suggests he has issues with discipline and strike zone judgement.  If he can work his walks up towards 50 in a season, he'll be doing ok given the power he should provide.  And that kind of improvement in walks would be reasonable out of a guy his age.




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