Mike Moustakas Leaves Early

SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE

Mike Moustakas left yesterday’s game early after taking a 107mph line drive off the wrist trying to make a play at third base. X-rays were negative and it is not known if a trip to the IL is necessary. He’s most likely out for the game tonight, and he is listed as day-to-day.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Mike Moustakas to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 74.69 projected fantasy points puts him at #9 behind Eugenio Suarez and ahead of J.D. Davis. He has averaged 3.05 fantasy points in his past 272 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.23 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#10) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 99%, he is the #10 most highly owned third baseman. Mike Moustakas is expected to slightly improve on this season-to-date's #10 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (3B) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#7 Asdrubal Cabrera (57% OWN)77 FP, 2.97 per game378 FP, 147 gp, 2.57 per game (#15)
#8 Eugenio Suarez (99% OWN)76 FP, 3.11 per game463 FP, 142 gp, 3.26 per game (#7)
#9 Mike Moustakas (99% OWN)75 FP, 3.23 per game430 FP, 151 gp, 2.85 per game (#13)
#10 J.D. Davis (61% OWN)72 FP, 2.86 per game32 FP, 37 gp, 0.88 per game (#41)
#11 Matt Carpenter (72% OWN)72 FP, 2.82 per game517 FP, 156 gp, 3.31 per game (#6)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Mike Moustakas is projected for 3.22 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #10 ranked third baseman and a must start for most owners. His projected fantasy production is the same as his rest of season per game projection. He is ranked above Rafael Devers but behind Renato Nunez the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#22). He is projected for 14.15 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (3B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#8 Hunter Dozier (93% OWN)3.41 FP (81% ST)3.2 FP
#9 Renato Nunez (65% OWN)3.36 FP (42% ST)2.77 FP
#10 Mike Moustakas (99% OWN)3.22 FP (77% ST)3.23 FP
#11 Rafael Devers (100% OWN)3.13 FP (98% ST)3.47 FP
#12 Justin Turner (98% OWN)3.01 FP (91% ST)3.05 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (3B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#20 Sheldon Neuse (4% OWN)14.3 FP (1% ST)2.9 FP
#21 Josh Donaldson (99% OWN)14.3 FP (94% ST)2.84 FP
#22 Mike Moustakas (99% OWN)14.2 FP (77% ST)3.23 FP
#23 Kyle Seager (70% OWN)14.1 FP (59% ST)2.68 FP
#24 Eduardo Escobar (99% OWN)14.1 FP (91% ST)3.06 FP

MIKE MOUSTAKAS IS A GREAT DFS VALUE ON FANDUEL ($3.2K) AND DRAFTKINGS ($4.3K) FOR 9/1

He is projected for 11.5 FanDuel points and 8.6 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$674 more than $3.2K on FanDuel and +$691 more than $4.3K on DraftKings. Their may be other options (see below) who are even better values, but barring a significant lineup change consider him a strong daily fantasy play. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (3B) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#7 Hunter Dozier12 FD Points$3300
#8 Renato Nunez11.7 FD Points$3300
#9 Mike Moustakas11.5 FD Points$3200
#10 Rafael Devers11.3 FD Points$4200
#11 Miguel Sano10.9 FD Points$3600
DRAFTKINGS (2B) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#3 Kevin Newman9 DK Points$5500
#4 Jose Altuve8.8 DK Points$5300
#5 Mike Moustakas8.6 DK Points$4300
#6 Hanser Alberto8.2 DK Points$4100
#7 DJ LeMahieu8 DK Points$5100

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

MIKE MOUSTAKASFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019755.716.313.57.60.5
-- Per Game (23 Proj)3.20.250.700.590.330.02
8/26 to 9/1 (0.9 Games)3.20.270.700.560.350.02
9/2 to 9/8 (5.1 Games)14.21.03.12.61.40.10
2019 Season400317671443
-- Per Game (121 GP)3.30.260.630.590.360.02
2018 to 201983059171137937
-- Per Game (272 GP)3.00.220.630.500.340.03