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Royals top prospect Mike Moustakas has 3-homer, 11-RBI game at Triple-A

Aug 31, 2010, 11:18 AM EDT

Yesterday the Double-A Texas League named Mike Moustakas its player of the year despite his promotion to Triple-A six weeks earlier and then the stud Royals prospect celebrated his honor a few hours later with three homers and 11 RBIs in last night’s game.
Moustakas hit .347 with 21 homers, 24 doubles, and a ridiculous 1.100 OPS in 66 games at Double-A. He hasn’t been able to keep up those video game-like numbers in the Pacific Coast League, but a 21-year-old hitting .297 with 13 homers, 14 doubles, and a .569 slugging percentage in 45 games at Triple-A is still incredibly impressive.
Between the two levels he’s hitting .326/.376/.637 with 34 homers and 39 doubles in 111 games, with the former No. 2 overall pick’s only real weakness being a lack of plate discipline. Of course, I wouldn’t be all that interested in drawing walks if I was slugging .637 either and Moustakas has cut his strikeouts even while upping his power.
Things have been ugly in Kansas City again this season, but fortunately for Zack Greinke, Billy Butler, and Royals fans some big-time help is on the way.

  1. kcfan - Aug 31, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    I was hoping you would post something about this guy. I planned on going to this game but chose to take care of a few things last night and go to wednesdays game but damn do I regret that decision.. I hope he can have this success in the majors. Make all the jokes you want about the Royals but there is a bright future in KC with Moustakas, Lucas May, Collins, Hosmer, Colon, Ka’aihue, Clint Robinson, and Giavotella. Just to name a couple of players that have a bright future.

  2. JBerardi - Aug 31, 2010 at 2:34 PM

    KC’s farm system has gone bananas this year, and Dayton Moore actually did everything right at the trade deadline… it remains to be seen if the Royals can build an actual team around their young talent, but there’s more light at the end of this tunnel than there has been in a long, long time.

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