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 71.48 projected fantasy points puts him at #7 behind Matt Chapman and ahead of Vladimir Guerrero Jr.. He has averaged 3.04 fantasy points in his past 273 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.21 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
#5 Kris Bryant (100% OWN)78 FP, 3.12 per game306 FP, 101 gp, 3.03 per game (#9)
#6 Matt Chapman (99% OWN)78 FP, 3.44 per game444 FP, 144 gp, 3.08 per game (#7)
#7 Mike Moustakas (99% OWN)71 FP, 3.21 per game430 FP, 151 gp, 2.85 per game (#12)
#8 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (98% OWN)69 FP, 3.06 per game430 FP, 151 gp, 2.85 per game (#12)
#9 Eugenio Suarez (99% OWN)68 FP, 3.14 per game463 FP, 142 gp, 3.26 per game (#6)

PROJECTING A DOWN WEEK 24 FOR MIKE MOUSTAKAS WITH FEWER FPS THAN JOSH DONALDSON

Mike Moustakas is projected for 14.3 fantasy points in 5 games in week 24 which ranks him as the #17 projected third baseman for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Eduardo Escobar but behind Josh Donaldson. Week 25 will be better based on projected rank (#5). He is projected for 20.61 fantasy points.

9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (3B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#15 Sheldon Neuse (4% OWN)14.8 FP (1% ST)2.89 FP
#16 Josh Donaldson (99% OWN)14.7 FP (93% ST)2.83 FP
#17 Mike Moustakas (99% OWN)14.3 FP (73% ST)3.21 FP
#18 Eduardo Escobar (99% OWN)14.2 FP (92% ST)3.02 FP
#19 Kyle Seager (70% OWN)14.1 FP (57% ST)2.66 FP
9/9 TO 9/15 RANK (3B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#3 Kris Bryant (100% OWN)21.4 FP (98% ST)3.12 FP
#4 Nolan Arenado (100% OWN)21.4 FP (100% ST)3.6 FP
#5 Mike Moustakas (99% OWN)20.6 FP (73% ST)3.21 FP
#6 Matt Chapman (99% OWN)20 FP (91% ST)3.44 FP
#7 Justin Turner (98% OWN)18.5 FP (92% ST)3.13 FP

MIKE MOUSTAKAS IS JUST THE #18 3B ON FANDUEL BUT IS THE #13 HIGHEST PRICED ON 9/2

Below are how he ranks on FanDuel. Look for players with comparable or more fantasy points at a lower or same salary.

FANDUEL (3B) 9/2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#16 Josh Donaldson8.9 FD Points$3500
#17 Kyle Seager8.7 FD Points$3500
#18 Mike Moustakas8.7 FD Points$3100
#19 Eduardo Escobar8.5 FD Points$3900
#20 Jake Lamb8.1 FD Points$2500

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 2019715.515.613.07.20.5
-- Per Game (22 Proj)3.20.250.700.590.320.02
9/2 to 9/8 (5.2 Games)14.31.13.12.71.50.10
9/9 to 9/15 (6 Games)20.61.64.53.72.30.15
2019 Season400317671443
-- Per Game (122 GP)3.30.250.620.580.360.02
2018 to 201983059171137937
-- Per Game (273 GP)3.00.220.630.500.340.03