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Brent Morel

27-Year-Old Third Baseman – Pittsburgh Pirates

2014 Stats

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.143

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0

RBI

3

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1

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Morel was the White Sox's starting third baseman in 2011, but he wasn't even a September callup in 2013. He lost a roster spot battle to Conor Gillaspie in spring training, and Morel's only taste of t...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 225   DOB: 4/21/1987   BORN: Bakersfield, CA   COLLEGE: Cal Poly   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brent Morel Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year deal with the White Sox in February 2013.

August 20, 2014  –  Brent Morel News

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Brent Morel Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 21 R GRE 15 70 64 11 24 2 0 2 0 3 7 0 6 7 0 0 0 .375 .437 .438 .875
2008 21 A KAN 45 190 172 26 51 14 6 2 6 24 5 2 16 28 0 2 0 .297 .359 .459 .818
2009 22 A WIN 128 523 481 82 135 50 33 1 16 79 25 9 38 66 1 3 0 .281 .335 .453 .788
2010 23 AA BIR 49 203 184 25 59 16 13 1 2 30 5 5 13 36 1 2 3 .321 .371 .435 .806
2010 23 AAA CHA 81 324 306 40 98 36 24 4 8 34 3 0 13 50 5 0 0 .320 .348 .503 .851
2010 23 MAJ CHA 21 70 65 9 15 6 3 0 3 7 2 0 4 17 0 1 0 .231 .271 .415 .687
2011 24 MAJ CWS 126 444 413 44 101 29 18 1 10 41 5 4 22 57 5 1 3 .245 .287 .366 .653
2012 25 A WIN 7 24 22 2 5 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .227 .292 .409 .701
2012 25 AAA CHA 34 132 124 12 24 5 4 0 1 10 0 0 8 28 0 0 0 .194 .242 .250 .492
2012 25 MAJ CWS 35 125 113 14 20 2 2 0 0 5 4 1 7 39 5 0 0 .177 .225 .195 .420
2013 26 AAA CHA 106 452 395 55 105 39 30 3 6 54 14 3 48 104 2 3 4 .266 .349 .403 .752
2013 26 MAJ CWS 12 30 25 3 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 7 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
2014 27 AAA IND 91 371 332 50 88 25 19 2 4 52 6 2 32 67 0 5 2 .265 .329 .370 .699
2014 27 MAJ PIT 12 22 21 1 3 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .143 .182 .190 .372
3-Year Averages     57 198 183 20 42 9 6 0 3 15 3 2 11 34 3 0 1 .230 .277 .311 .588
Career  (View All)     206 691 637 71 144 38 24 1 13 57 12 6 39 126 10 2 3 .226 .273 .328 .601

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Brent Morel Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 27 StL Did not play.
Aug. 26 StL Did not play.
Aug. 25 StL Did not play.
Aug. 24 @Mil Did not play.
Aug. 23 @Mil Did not play.
Aug. 22 @Mil Did not play.
Aug. 20 Atl Did not play.
Aug. 19 Atl 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .182 .190 .372
Aug. 18 Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .182 .190 .372
Aug. 17 @Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .222 .235 .457
Aug. 16 @Was Did not play.
Aug. 15 @Was Did not play.
Aug. 14 @Det Did not play.
Aug. 13 @Det Did not play.
Aug. 12 Det Did not play.
Aug. 11 Det Did not play.
Aug. 10 SD Did not play.
Aug. 9 SD Did not play.
Aug. 8 SD Did not play.
Aug. 7 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 6 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 5 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 3 @Ari Did not play.
Aug. 2 @Ari 2 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .235 .250 .485
Aug. 1 @Ari 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .133 .071 .204
Jul. 31 @Ari Did not play.
Jul. 30 @SF Did not play.
Jul. 29 @SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .154 .083 .237
Jul. 28 @SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .167 .091 .258
Jul. 27 @Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 15 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .133 .200 .333

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Brent Morel: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 7
2013 3 9
2012 33
2011 125
2010 20

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Brent Morel Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014140020.143.143.343
2013131010.231.231.675
2012253011.200.200.486

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201471010.143.286.429
2013122001.167.167.333
20128811043.170.193.400

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201461000.167.167.333
2013153011.200.200.494
2012555024.182.200.411

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014150030.133.200.388
2013100000.200.200.585
2012589030.172.190.428
Brent Morel Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 21 R GRE 70 64 8.6% 10% 0.86 89% .421 .063
2008 21 A KAN 190 172 8.4% 14.7% 0.57 84% .326 .162
2009 22 A WIN 523 481 7.3% 12.6% 0.58 86% .298 .172
2010 23 AA BIR 203 184 6.4% 17.7% 0.36 80% .390 .114
2010 23 AAA CHA 324 306 4% 15.4% 0.26 84% .363 .183
2010 23 MAJ CHA 70 65 5.7% 24.3% 0.24 74% .267 .184
2011 24 MAJ CWS 444 413 5% 12.8% 0.39 86% .263 .121
2012 25 A WIN 24 22 8.3% 16.7% 0.50 82% .278 .182
2012 25 AAA CHA 132 124 6.1% 21.2% 0.29 77% .242 .056
2012 25 MAJ CWS 125 113 5.6% 31.2% 0.18 65% .270 .018
2013 26 AAA CHA 452 395 10.6% 23% 0.46 74% .347 .137
2013 26 MAJ CWS 30 25 16.7% 23.3% 0.71 72% .278 .000
2014 27 AAA IND 371 332 8.6% 18.1% 0.48 80% .322 .105
2014 27 MAJ PIT 22 21 4.5% 27.3% 0.17 71% .200 .047
3-Year Averages     198 183 5.6% 17.2% 0.32 81% .267 .081
Career     691 637 5.6% 18.2% 0.31 80% .263 .102

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2014 Stat Review for Brent Morel    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.143 AVG
TERRIBLE
71% Contact Rate
POOR
.200 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.190 SLG
TERRIBLE
.047 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.17 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.5% BB Rate
POOR
27.3% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.372 OPS
TERRIBLE
.182 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Brent Morel: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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Morel was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday, MLB.com reports.

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Morel went 2-for-2 with three RBI against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

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Morel, who went 0-for-3 Saturday, is not in the starting lineup Sunday afternoon in Colorado.

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Morel will start at third base and bat eighth Friday night in Colorado.

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Morel roped a pinch-hit single to left field Wednesday night.

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Morel was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Tribune's Rob Biertempfel reports.

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Morel was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday, MLB.com reports.

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Morel struck out in a pinch-hitting appearance Friday against the Cardinals.

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Morel was promoted from Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Pittsburgh optioned Morel to Triple-A Indianapolis camp on Friday, according to the Pirates' website.

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Morel was claimed off waivers by the Pirates on Monday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Morel entered 2012 as the White Sox's starting third baseman. He finished the season with a big question mark next to his standing in the organization. Back issues limited Morel to 35 games at the major league level, and he failed to hit .200 in the minors after the club acquired Kevin Youkilis to man the hot corner. Lingering back issues may have played into his minor league struggles, but he has yet to prove he can make contact consistently since his first big league stint in 2010. If healthy, he could contend for the White Sox's third base job in spring training, but Jeff Keppinger figures to lock down the at-bats against lefties and possibly handle the job against right-handers as well if he proves to be the better defensive option.

2012

Do you believe in Morel's September? He was awful through the season's first five months, walking just seven times to go with two home runs through 328 at-bats. He even briefly ceded starting duties to Mark Teahen. He then went on to hit eight home runs and post a .340 OBP in the season's final 27 games, wrapping the season with a .245/.287/.366 line. If that late-season surge truly was a representation of getting accustomed to major league pitching, he could be in store for a breakout 2012 campaign. Third base is unequivocally his for the upcoming year, as is a batting spot in the bottom-third of the order.

2011

Morel went from an unknown in the White Sox's farm system to the team's likely everyday third baseman in the span of two seasons. He hopped up the organization's third base depth chart with a strong showing in the 2009 AFL , and he hit .322/.359/.480 between Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte during the 2010 season. That performance earned him 65 MLB at-bats in September, and that audition gave him the inside edge for the White Sox's everyday third base gig in 2011. He only hit .231 in those late-season at-bats, but the small sample size must be considered. Morel only hit 13 home runs over his three professional levels, but some of his 37 doubles could turn into home runs in the future. Even if they don't, his glove should be good enough to keep him at third on a regular basis.

2010

Morel scaled the White Sox's organizational depth chart to become their top third-base prospect after hitting 16 home runs and nabbing 25 bags for High-A Winston-Salem in 2009. He caught even more attention after hitting .435/.456/.565 for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League. He's got a nice combination of power and speed for a third baseman, and he doesn't strike out much (66 times in 481 at-bats). He should spend most of the 2010 season continuing to work his way up through the minors, but there is an outside chance he will be a late-season callup.