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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: Jose Abreu / 2B: Jose Altuve / SS: Ian Desmond / 3B: Todd Frazier / MI: Dustin Pedroia / CI: Victor Martinez / OF: Mike Trout, Ryan Braun, Shin-Soo Choo, Melky Cabrera, Josh Hamilton / Util: George Springer, Khris Davis / Bench/DL: Mark Trumbo
SP: Jordan Zimmerman, Cole Hamels, Alex Cobb, Dallas Keuchel, Scott Kazmir, Corey Kluber, Jake Arrieta, Yordano Ventura / RP: Koji Uehara, Sean Doolittle

10 team H2H Points. The "my work colleagues don't value walks for some reason" squad
C: Russell Martin / 1B: Jose Abreu / 2B: Martin Prado / SS: Ben Zobrist / 3B: Evan Longoria / MI: Aaron Hill / CI: Todd Frazier
OF: Mike Trout, Jose Bautistia, George Springer, Khris Davis, Gregory Polanco / Util: Corey Dickerson, Kole Calhoun / Bench/DL: Joey Votto, Mark Trumbo, Joe Mauer
SP: Justin Verlander, Masahiro Tanaka, Alex Cobb, Scott Kazmir, Corey Kluber, Dallas Keuchel, Tim Hudson, Kyle Lohse /
RP: Trevor Rosenthal, David Robertson, Sean Doolittle / DL: Andrew Cashner

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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.
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C.  Zunino
1B. Fielder
2B. Pedroia
3B. Longoria
SS. Gordon
LF. Prado
CF. Pagan
RF. Stanton
Util. Uribe

DL: Harper

Bench:Baez

SP. Fernandez, Kershaw, Hamels, Wheeler, Gray, Kohler, Hutchison, Eovaldi, Skaggs, Meija

RP. Broxton, Betances, Kelly, Capuano

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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: Jose Abreu / 2B: Jose Altuve / SS: Ian Desmond / 3B: Todd Frazier / MI: Dustin Pedroia / CI: Victor Martinez / OF: Mike Trout, Ryan Braun, Shin-Soo Choo, Melky Cabrera, Josh Hamilton / Util: George Springer, Khris Davis / Bench/DL: Mark Trumbo
SP: Jordan Zimmerman, Cole Hamels, Alex Cobb, Dallas Keuchel, Scott Kazmir, Corey Kluber, Jake Arrieta, Yordano Ventura / RP: Koji Uehara, Sean Doolittle

10 team H2H Points. The "my work colleagues don't value walks for some reason" squad
C: Russell Martin / 1B: Jose Abreu / 2B: Martin Prado / SS: Ben Zobrist / 3B: Evan Longoria / MI: Aaron Hill / CI: Todd Frazier
OF: Mike Trout, Jose Bautistia, George Springer, Khris Davis, Gregory Polanco / Util: Corey Dickerson, Kole Calhoun / Bench/DL: Joey Votto, Mark Trumbo, Joe Mauer
SP: Justin Verlander, Masahiro Tanaka, Alex Cobb, Scott Kazmir, Corey Kluber, Dallas Keuchel, Tim Hudson, Kyle Lohse /
RP: Trevor Rosenthal, David Robertson, Sean Doolittle / DL: Andrew Cashner

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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
TEAM A - 10 team (head to head categories w/ OPS)
C - Carlos Santana - 1B- Paul GoldSchimdt - 2B-  Kolten Wong - SS- Alexie Ramirez
3B- Adrian Beltre -Util- Cargo & JD Martinez
OF- Melky Cabrera Jay Bruce, Matt Holliday, BN - Matt Carpenter & Choo
SP- MadBum, David Price, Scott Kazmir, Cole Hamels, Sonny Gray,
Gerrit Cole, Johnny Cueto, J.Nelson, Joe Kelly & Trevor Bauer
RP- Perkins, Chapman.

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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.  Zunino
1B. Fielder
2B. Pedroia
3B. Longoria
SS. Gordon
LF. Prado
CF. Pagan
RF. Stanton
Util. Uribe

DL: Harper

Bench:Baez

SP. Fernandez, Kershaw, Hamels, Wheeler, Gray, Kohler, Hutchison, Eovaldi, Skaggs, Meija

RP. Broxton, Betances, Kelly, Capuano

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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.
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1B- Anthony Rizzo
2B- Brian Dozier
3B- Chase Headley
SS- Troy Tulowitzki
OF- Shin-Soo Choo
OF- Billy Hamilton
OF- Jose Bautista
Util- Gregor Polanco

Bench: Mookie Betts, Brandon Belt, Edwin Encarnacion-DL

SP: Julio Teheran, Corey Kluber, Dallas Keuchel, Gio Gonzalez, Jesse Hahn, Jimmy Nelson

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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.
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3B T. Frazier
SS J. Rollins
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OF J. Upton
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SP S. Strasburg, G. Richards, E. Santana, Y. Ventura, Y. Gallardo, D. Smyly, M. Stroman, K. Gausman, J. Hahn
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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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