This is a mixed bag. From the 2014 postseason through the first part of 2016, Moose was a fringe top-10 third baseman. He hit five home runs in the 2014 postseason, was an All-Star in 2015 and wrapped that season with 3.6 WAR, 11th-most among MLB third basemen.
Then he fractured his thumb and tore his ACL last season. Now he’s a 28-year old coming back from a torn ACL and banking on a huge contract. Consider me dubious.
Ties to other organizations or areas of the country?
Moose is a Los Angeles native. Aside from that, he’s spent his pro life in the Royals organization.