Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals – 8-10-15 – MLB
Two AL Central division rivals take part on ESPN Monday Night Baseball on August 10th when the Detroit Tigers play the Kansas City Royals. MLB mock draft managers can tune over to ESPN at 7PM Eastern Time from Kansas City to follow the results of their rosters selected for their league.
The Kansas City Royals hold a 12 game lead in the loss column over the Minnesota Twins as they began play on Sunday. The team is fourth in the league in team batting at .269 season to date. They faced the Tigers in a three game series last week with Detroit winning two of the three games. KC relies heavily on their bullpen as the Royals starting pitching staff ranks 28th in the league with 45 quality starts.
The Detroit Tigers dropped two of three over the weekend to the Boston Red Sox to fall to 54-57 season to date. Through Saturday night the Tigers were still in the hunt for a Wildcard spot just five games back of the LA Angels who hold the last spot. The Tigers have hit the ball very well this year ranking first in team batting (.274) and fifth in runs per game (4.43). The pitching has not been good this year. The Detroit pitching staff is 26th in the league from Team ERA (4.48) as well as 25th in WHIP (1.36).
Detroit Tigers SS: Jose Iglesias is batting .305 with two homers and 21 RBIs. He looks to break a 1 for 13 slump in the three game series with the Boston Red Sox over the weekend.
Detroit Tigers 2B: Ian Kinsler is red hot right now as he has multiple hits in four straight and eight of his past ten games. He is crushing the baseball by hitting .481 for the month of August.
Detroit Tigers RF: J.D. Martinez is on fire for the month of August with a hitting average of .364 with two homers and 6 RBIs. On the year Martinez has 30 homers and 74 RBIs.
Detroit Tigers 3B: Nick Castellanos is hitting .239 with 11 homers and 50 RBIs. He has been held without an RBI in his past seven games.
Detroit Tigers C: James McCann is batting .286 with five homers and 26 RBIs. He is having a good August with a batting average over .300.
Detroit Tigers 3B: Andrew Romine is hitting .276 with two homers and nine RBIs.
Detroit Tigers DH: Victor Martinez has hits in four straight games. His batting average is .247 with nine homers and 46 RBIs.
Detroit Tigers P: Matt Boyd arrives to Detroit after being traded to Detroit by the Toronto Blue Jays. His first start for Detroit was a successful one as he beat Kansas City on August 5th throwing seven innings and allowing one earned run.
Kansas City Royals 1B: Eric Hosmer leads the Royals with a .316 batting average with 11 homers and 61 RBIs. He has hits in eight of ten games.
Kansas City Royals CF: Lorenzo Cain is hitting .307 with 11 homers and 48 RBIs. Cain enjoyed a day off on Sunday and has hits in three straight games.
Kansas City Royals DH: Kendrys Morales is red hot bating .423 for the month of August with six RBIs. He has three multiple hit games in his past five games.
Kansas City Royals SS: Alcides Escobar has hits in five straight and eight of nine games. He is batting .276 on the year with two homers and 36 RBIs.
Kansas City Royals 3B: Mike Moustakas looks to break a 2 for 17 slump at the plate. His average has fallen to .275 with 10 homers and 40 RBIs.
Kansas City Royals C: Salvador Perez is batting .316 in his past seven days. He has 16 homers and 48 RBIs on the season.
Kansas City Royals P: Johnny Cueto will start for the third time with KC. In two starts he has allowed five earned runs over 13 innings. The Royals are 0-2 in his two starts with the team.
Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft Tips
P: Johnny Cueto (Royals)
1B: Eric Hosmer (Royals)
CF: Lorenzo Cain (Royals)
DH: Kendrys Morales (Royals)
SS: Alcides Escobar (Royals)
2B: Ian Kinsler (Tigers)