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Royals' Dairon Blanco: Socks home run, steals two in win
Blanco went 3-for-3 with a home run, one RBI, two runs scored and two steals in Sunday's 5-2 victory over the Yankees.
Blanco contributed across the board in his return to the starting lineup after coming off the bench in the two games prior. Sunday's game marked his sixth multi-steal effort of the campaign and he concluded the season with 24 stolen bases in 68 games. In that span, the rookie outfielder slashed .258/.324/.452 with three home runs, 19 runs and 18 RBI in a part-time role.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Dairon Blanco: Adds two steals Saturday
Blanco went 0-for-4 with two stolen bases in Saturday's 10-8 win over the Astros.
Blanco has logged five steals over seven games in September despite going just 3-for-16 (.188). The outfielder didn't need a hit Saturday, getting on base on a fielder's choice in the seventh inning before swiping second and third. He's up to 22 thefts in 27 attempts through 126 plate appearances, and Blanco also sports a .230/.304/.407 slash line.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Dairon Blanco: Swipes two more bags
Blanco went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two steals in Tuesday's 11-10 victory over the White Sox.
Blanco hasn't done much at the plate, going 4-for-20 (.200) in his last nine games, though he now has five stolen bases in that span. On the year, he's slashing .239/.314/.422 with two homers, 17 RBI, 16 runs and 20 stolen bases. The 30-year-old outfielder has primarily filled a bench role for the Royals, though he could be a source of speed in deeper fantasy leagues down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Dairon Blanco: Lifts second homer
Blanco went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Blue Jays.
Blanco also struck out three times. The part-timer has gone just 5-for-25 (.200) over his last 11 games, though it's a span that includes both of his homers this season. He's slashing a meager .238/.310/.429 with 17 RBI, 18 stolen bases and 15 runs scored through 117 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Dairon Blanco: Registers 18th steal
Blanco went 1-for-3 with a walk, two RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Red Sox.
Blanco's role remains fairly limited -- he'd logged just six at-bats over his previous four games. The outfielder has been a speed threat when he can get into games, with 18 steals on 23 attempts this season, and a .313 on-base percentage is passable for a player in a reserve role. He's added a home run, 16 RBI and 13 runs scored over 113 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Dairon Blanco: Logs steal in loss
Blanco went 0-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Pirates.
Blanco has recorded nine of his 17 steals this season over 20 games in August. He continues to be most impactful as a pinch runner -- he's seen just 31 at-bats this month while working in a part-time role. For the season, he's slashing .245/.317/.426 over 105 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Dairon Blanco: Notches 16th steal
Blanco went 1-for-3 with a stolen base in Saturday's 15-2 loss to the Mariners.
Blanco has gone 4-for-13 with four steals and two RBI over his last 10 contests. The speedster is now 16-for-21 on the basepaths this season while batting .250 with a .752 OPS across 102 plate appearances. He continues to operate as a fourth outfielder for the Royals, with MJ Melendez, Kyle Isbel and Drew Waters getting the majority of the playing time.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Dairon Blanco: Launches first big-league homer
Blanco went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Athletics.
Blanco opened the scoring in the third inning Wednesday with a 414-foot homer off Adrian Martinez, the first of his major-league career. It's certainly a positive sign from the 30-year-old outfielder, who had just one extra-base hit in his previous 19 games. Overall, Blanco's now slashing .247/.316/.438 with 14 RBI, 13 runs scored and 16 stolen bases across 99 plate appearances this season while typically serving as the Royals' fourth outfielder.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Dairon Blanco: Logs two more steals
Blanco recorded two stolen bases and a run scored in Friday's 12-8 win over the Cardinals.
Blanco ran for Nelson Velazquez in the eighth inning. Velazquez got aboard on a single, and Blanco stole second and third before scoring on a Matt Duffy single. While he has just 86 plate appearances over 38 games, Blanco has racked up 14 steals, six doubles, four triples, 12 RBI and 12 runs scored. He could see more action in right field while Drew Waters is on the bereavement list.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Dairon Blanco: Runs wild Friday
Blanco went 1-for-3 with three RBI and three stolen bases in Friday's 7-5 win over the Phillies.
Blanco lined a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth inning and plated another run in the eighth. He's up to 12 steals this season, four of which have come over his last four games. The outfielder is slashing .246/.297/.420 with 11 RBI, 10 runs scored, six doubles and three triples through 75 plate appearances. Drew Waters (undisclosed) was scratched from Friday's game, and Blanco would seem most likely to benefit if his fellow outfielder misses more time.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Dairon Blanco: Adds another steal
Blanco went 0-for-2 with a stolen base and a run scored in Tuesday's 7-6 extra-inning win over the Mets.
Blanco is just 2-for-11 over his last seven games, but he's picked up two steals in that span and now has nine thefts this year. The outfielder still doesn't have an everyday path to playing time, as the Royals' outfield went mainly untouched during their sell-off at the trade deadline. Blanco has a .231/.286/.415 slash line with seven RBI, eight runs scored, six doubles and three triples through 70 plate appearances over 30 games.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Dairon Blanco: Logs eighth steal
Blanco went 0-for-3 with a stolen base in Monday's 5-3 win over the Guardians.
Blanco was plunked and stole second in the ninth inning. Aside from a four-hit effort July 18 versus the Tigers, the outfielder has been nothing special with the bat. He's managed eight stolen bases on 11 attempts through 64 plate appearances, but he's slashing a paltry .220/.281/.407 with three triples, five doubles, no home runs, six RBI and seven runs scored.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Dairon Blanco: Homer shy of cycle
Blanco went 4-for-4 with two doubles, one triple, three RBI, three runs scored and one steal in Tuesday's 11-10 win over the Tigers.
Blanco was all over the basepaths Tuesday, knocking three extra-base hits while reaching safely on an RBI bunt single in the fourth and stealing third base in the eighth. Tuesday's outing snapped Blanco out of a slump, as he entered the game 2-for-18 (.111) since June 24. The outburst also set single-game career highs in RBI and runs scored. Blanco is now slashing .250/.304/.462 with seven stolen bases through 22 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Dairon Blanco: Nabs sixth steal
Blanco went 1-for-2 with one RBI and a stolen base in a 4-2 loss to the Rays in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader.
Blanco was on the bench in the afternoon game before getting the start in right field for the nightcap. He picked up his sixth steal of the year but was also caught stealing for the third time. Blanco remains in a part-time role while batting .188 with three RBI, four runs scored, three doubles and two triples over 52 plate appearances. The limited playing time nullifies most of the benefit of his speed from a fantasy perspective.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Dairon Blanco: Collects fifth steal
Blanco went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Thursday's 6-1 loss to the Guardians.
Blanco has four steals over his last five games, but that's a span that dates back to June 27 as he's lost playing time. His hit Thursday snapped an 0-for-12 skid. The speedy outfielder has five steals, two RBI, four runs scored, three doubles and two triples while slashing .174/.240/.326 over 50 plate appearances, but he'll likely be limited to a reserve role unless another outfielder gets hurt.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Dairon Blanco: Limited to reserve role
Blanco is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Twins.
With four stolen bases in five attempts in just 43 plate appearances with Kansas City since being called up from Triple-A Omaha on June 12, Blanco is making an impact with his wheels, but he's not getting enough consistent playing time to warrant much attention outside of AL-only leagues. He'll be on the bench for the sixth time in seven games Monday.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Dairon Blanco: Swipes two bags in win
Blanco went 0-for-3 with a run and two stolen bases in Saturday's 6-4 victory against the Dodgers.
Blanco failed to record a walk or hit in the contest, but he still left his mark on the game with his speed. The outfielder reached base on a seventh-inning Dodgers error, and he came around to score after swiping both second and third base. Blanco is batting just .179 (7-for-39) on the season, but he's notched four steals in five attempts over 16 games.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Dairon Blanco: Steals and scores in loss
Blanco stole a base and scored a run as a pinch runner in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Guardians.
Blanco ran for Edward Olivares in the eighth inning, stole second and scored on a fielder's choice. With Kyle Isbel back from a hamstring injury, Blanco has an even tougher path to playing time going forward. He's hit well in spurts but is batting just .242 with two doubles, two triples, two steals, two RBI and three runs scored over 37 plate appearances. Blanco's speed could make him more attractive as a pinch runner and defensive replacement while MJ Melendez and Olivares compete for playing time in left field.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Dairon Blanco: Not in lineup Tuesday
Blanco is absent from the lineup Tuesday against the Guardians.
MJ Melendez, Kyle Isbel and Drew Waters are starting across the outfield in the Royals' series opener versus Cleveland. Blanco went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Sunday's series finale at Tampa Bay and is slashing .191/.292/.333 over his last 24 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Dairon Blanco: Sitting against Rays
Blanco is not starting Saturday's game against the Rays, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.
Blanco had started each of the team's last four games, and he went 4-for-14 in that span. However, Salvador Perez is serving as the designated hitter Saturday, in turn pushing Edward Olivares to left field and Blanco out of the lineup.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-11, 170 lbs|
|Birthplace: Florida, Cuba|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|