Not your prototypical leadoff man, but his offensive numbers have shown that he can get on base. Besides, all of you saw that speed he has when he outran MadBum to first base during the KC Royals 2-0 victory. Moustakas has shown game after game that he can get on base which is exactly the job of a leadoff hitter, supported by his .364 on base percentage. Moving him up one spot in the lineup could give Cain, Hosmer, and Perez chances to drive in runs in the first inning.
He currently has five home runs which is tied for the team lead, and a quick 1-0 start to a game could just be the spark the KC Royals need to be confident at the plate. This should at least be tested because if this current trend continues, this option couldn’t be worse than what we are seeing now.