Full name is Michael Christopher Moustakas...resides in Los Angeles, with wife, Stephanie...Participated in Royals FanFest in 2011, 2013-16…has also taken part in calendar shoots for Braden's Hope for childhood cancer research, clinics for the Special Olympics, Toys of Summer and the Royals Charities Celebrity Golf Tournament...He and wife, Stephanie, are avid supporters of The Children's SPOT and have hosted families from the organization out to the ballpark...Graduated from Chatsworth (Calif.) High in 2007...a member of Chatsworth's 2004 National Champion squad (USA Today and Baseball America)...As a senior, helped his team win the Los Angeles City Section Championship by batting .577 with 24 home runs, which earned him National Player of the Year honors from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, the National High School Coaches Association and EA Sports...Named an All-American by Baseball America (2007), Louisville Slugger (2005-07), ABCA (2007) and EA Sports (2006-07)...also named to USA Today All-USA team in 2007.
Played in a career low 27 games, spending a majority of the season on the disabled list…placed on the 15- day D.L. on May 7 with a fractured right thumb, before returning on May 21…suffered an ACL tear in his right leg after colliding with Alex Gordon in Chicago on May 22, missing the remainder of the season...Collected 13 extra-base hits in 104 at bats for a .500 slugging percentage…averaged a home run once every 14.86 at bats, the fifth-best ratio in franchise history among players with at least 100 at bats...Batted .273 (24-for-88) with six doubles, seven homers and 11 RBI in April…among AL hitters, he tied for fourth in total bases (51), tied for sixth in extra-base hits (13) and was eighth in slugging percentage (.580) over the first month...Hit .313 (15-for-48) with four doubles, four homers and 10 RBI in 13 games at Kauffman Stadium…over the last two regular seasons, he's hit .290 (86-for-297) with a .502 slugging percentage at home...Recorded his third career game with three extra-base hits, collecting two doubles and a homer April 22 vs. Baltimore…set season highs in hits (three) and RBI (three)...Drove in the tying runs in the ninth inning on May 3 vs. Washington with a pinch-hit two-run single… became the first Royal to record a game-tying pinch hit in the ninth inning or later since Billy Butler (home run), on June 17, 2012 at St. Louis...Played in two games with Northwest Arkansas (AA) on a rehab assignment, going 2-for-8 with an RBI.
Mike signed a two-year contract, avoiding arbitration, on February 11, 2016...Enjoyed an outstanding season, being selected to his first All-Star Game, becoming the first Royal to win the Final Fan Vote, being selected with 19.3 million votes...also named a co-Joe Burke Special Achievement Award winner by the Kansas City Chapter of the BBWAA...Set career highs in nearly every offensive category…batted .284 with 34 doubles, 22 homers, 73 runs scored and 82 RBI…also recorded career bests in on-base percentage (.348), slugging (.470) and OPS (.817)...He recorded 43 multi-hit games after collecting two hits or more in just 45 contests combined between 2013-14...Hit .297 with a .353 on-base percentage and 39 runs scored before the All-Star break…while he had a .522 slugging percentage and 51 RBI after the break, eighth most in the A.L...Hit an even .300 with runners in scoring position for the year, which included batting .358 (19-for-53) in those situations after August 1...Named the Majestic Royals Player of the Month twice (April, June), earning the honor for the first two times in his career…batted .356 (32-for-90) with six doubles, three homers and 19 runs scored in April…also hit .299 in June with five doubles, two homers and 15 RBI...Enjoyed another strong year vs. the Senior Circuit, hitting .315 (23-for-73) with four doubles, three homers and 11 RBI in Interleague games…he's a career .305 hitter with a .447 slugging percentage against the National League...Also hit .314 (32-for-102) with 10 doubles, a triple, seven homers and 32 RBI in 27 games against A.L. East foes...Set a Royals' franchise record with nine RBI on September 12 at Camden Yards…recorded his fourth career multi-homer game, which included his second grand slam…became the 11th player since 2000 to record at least nine RBI in a game, and second in 2015, joining Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion, who did it August 29 vs. Detroit...His two-run double plated the go-ahead runs in the ninth inning on August 23 at Fenway Park as KC rallied for an 8-6 victory after trailing by two runs with two outs in their final at-bat...Finished a homer short of the cycle on May 15 vs. the Yankees at Kauffman Stadium, collecting a single, two doubles and a triple, while scoring three runs…it marked his second four-hit game of the season, also recording three singles and a double at Cleveland on April 27...Started all 16 postseason games at third base…hit safely in his final six contests, including all five in the World Series...Batted .304 (7-for-23) with a walk and three RBI during the Fall Classic…this included two hits in each of the first two games of the series...Drove in the winning run in Game #4 of the World Series, singling home Lorenzo Cain in the eighth inning of KC's 5-3 triumph...Scored the go-ahead run in Game 2 of the ALCS vs. Toronto as KC rallied for five runs in the seventh inning...Blasted his sixth career postseason home run in Game 6 of the ALCS off Toronto's David Price…his six postseason round trippers rank second in franchise history, trailing only George Brett (10).
Mike got off to a slow start and had trouble finding consistent success at the plate, hitting .212 with 21 doubles, a triple and 15 homers over 140 games...He was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on May 22, after opening the year hitting .152 (19-for-125)...He was recalled on June 1 and hit .284 (19-for-67) with a double, five homers and 14 RBI from June 10 through July 4...Blasted 15 home runs, which ranked seventh among A.L. third basemen...He hit 11 home runs between June 10 and August 25, which were tied for 10th most in the American League during that span...Hit 12 of his home runs against right-handed pitching...Collected a pair of doubles and drove in all three runs in KC's 3-2 win over Colorado on May 14...It marked the sixth time in his career that he's recorded multiple doubles in a game and first since September 17, 2013...Tallied four RBI at Arizona on August 6, recording a two-run homer as well as an RBI single and plated a run with a ground out...Ranked fourth among A.L. third basemen in zone rating (.786)...Also sixth in putouts (97) and fifth in assists (241)...Blasted a club record five home runs during postseason play, which also led all Major Leaguers during the postseason...Hit the go-ahead round-tripper in Game 1 of the ALDS in Anaheim, helping the Royals to a 3-2 win in 11 innings...Also blasted a 10th inning homer in Game 1 of the ALCS in Baltimore, extending the KC lead in an 8-6 triumph...Hit safely in each of his first six playoff games, including a 2-for-3 effort with a solo homer in Game 2 of the ALCS in Baltimore.
Mike batted .233, which was fifth-lowest in the American League among players with at least 500 at bats... Hit .257 (82-for-319) after June 1, after hitting .183 (28-for-153) over the ?rst two months of the year...collected 23 of his 42 RBIs with two outs... Batted .301 (22-for-73) in August, his highest average in a month since hitting .315 in April, 2012... Hit .321 (17-for-53) with two doubles and a homer in 14 Interleague games... Matched a career high with four hits vs. Minnesota on August 5, his first four-hit game since September 23, 2011...also recorded his second multi-homer game with a pair of two-run shots at Target Field July 30... Blasted his first walk-off home run, beating Seattle 7-6 in 13 innings, on September 5...homered in three straight games, May 8-10... Played for Cardenales de Lara in the Venezuelan Winter League during the offseason, batting .288 (19-for-66) with six doubles and three homers in 17 games.