Mike Moustakas Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/11/1988 (33)
Mike Moustakas Season Stats
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Mike Moustakas News
Cincinnati Reds third baseman Mike Moustakas isn't starting on Friday against the St. Louis Cardinals and left-hander Jon Lester. Moustakas is batting .209 with a .293 on-base percentage and six home runs in 181 plate appearances this season. Eugenio Suarez is hitting fifth and starting at third base in Moustakas' place. The 29-year-old is batting .136 with a .244 on-base percentage, five home runs, and a 34.6% strikeout rate in 127 plate appearances against left-handed pitchers this season. Fantasy managers are probably best off looking elsewhere for streaming help at third base.
Cincinnati Reds third baseman Mike Moustakas isn't in the lineup on Friday for a matchup with the Detroit Tigers and left-hander Tyler Alexander. The 32-year-old is batting .210 with a .301 on-base percentage and six home runs in 166 plate appearances this season. He'll be on the bench against Detroit with Eugenio Suarez getting the start at third base instead. Suarez, who is hitting fifth on Friday, is batting .174 with a .258 on-base percentage and 24 home runs in 492 plate appearances this year. Fantasy managers probably shouldn't start Suarez, who is striking out 30.5% of the time this year, on Friday.
Cincinnati Reds third baseman Mike Moustakas (hip) is back in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the team's doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Moustakas has been dealing with right hip tightness. He was held out of the team's starting lineup in each of the past two games, though he did pinch-hit in Monday's game. Over 46 games on the year, the veteran is slashing .214/.307/.414 with six home runs, 19 RBI and 21 runs.
In his first year with the Cincinnati Reds, second baseman/third basemanMike Moustakas struggled to stay on the field, playing just 44 of the team's 60 games during the shortened 2020 season. When he was on the field, however, he was the same old guy. He hit home runs and drove in runs at a strong rate (30 homers, 100 RBI) and walked enough (11%) to keep fantasy managers afloat in on-base percentage. Given how long he has been in the league, you might be surprised to find out that he will be just 32 years old for the duration of the 2021 season. The Moose got a boost this offseason with the news that the Reds are planning on moving Eugenio Suarez back to shortstop. This makes Moustakas the everyday third baseman, giving him versatility with 2B/3B eligibility on every site. A great pick at his current price.