Kansas City fans should soon be finding out what a combo plate of Mouse Tacos tastes like. Due to Kansas City’s inability to win ballgames there would appear to be no rush for a call-up until September (arbitration clock tic-toc), but it can’t be long before we get an extended look at former 2nd overall pick Mike Moustakas.
Moustakas put up big power numbers as an 19 year-old; 22 HR in A-Ball. He had a pretty pedestrian output last year, only hitting .250 for the year but who are we to judge? I was drinking Natural Light and singing “Hey Ya” at some frat house when I was 20 so I don’t have much room to critique.
Patience is the key in the minor circuit anyways. And it appears that Mikey Moose is really starting to smother on the hot sauce.
The guy is absolutely crushing AA league pitching to a tune of .337/.411/.680. He currently has 60 total hits with 31 of them going for extra bases. The California Prep state record holder for career home runs can mash. He strikes out at a decent clip but he’s nowhere near Mark Reynolds or Adam Dunn territory. But part of his success this year is that he’s also taking the free pass much more frequently. That, my friends, is a good sign for Royals fans who almost always expect the worst.
So be on the lookout for Moustakas. He’ll probably get a cup of coffee in 2010 but he could very well be routinely dropping balls in Kauffman fountains by 2011.
Eric Hosmer appears to be no slouch either. Check out that BB/K split. Now THAT”S a spicy taco.