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Mitch Moreland

31-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

2016 Stats

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.233

HR

22

RBI

60

R

49

SB

1

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Moreland rebounded nicely from an injury-shortened 2014 season to post his best season to date, smacking 23 homers and driving in 85 runs while hitting a career-best .278. Moreland's success was even ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 230   DOB: 9/6/1985   BORN: Amory, MS   COLLEGE: Mississippi State   DRAFTED: 17th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Mitch Moreland Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $5.7 million contract with the Rangers in February 2016, avoiding arbitration.

December 4, 2016  –  Mitch Moreland News

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Moreland is drawing interest from the Indians and Blue Jays, Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports.

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Mitch Moreland 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 22 A CLI 123 531 466 64 151 59 37 4 18 99 2 4 60 67 0 5 0 .324 .400 .536 .936
2008 22 A CLI 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 23 A BAK 43 193 170 34 58 27 19 0 8 26 1 0 21 26 0 2 0 .341 .421 .594 1.015
2009 23 AA FRI 73 327 301 51 98 30 19 3 8 60 1 1 23 42 0 2 1 .326 .373 .488 .861
2010 24 AAA OKL 95 412 353 52 102 43 29 2 12 65 2 1 47 63 2 7 3 .289 .371 .484 .855
2010 24 MAJ TEX 47 173 145 20 37 13 4 0 9 25 3 1 25 36 0 2 1 .255 .364 .469 .833
2011 25 MAJ TEX 134 512 464 60 120 39 22 1 16 51 2 2 39 92 2 3 4 .259 .320 .414 .734
2012 26 AA FRI 3 14 13 4 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .308 .357 .462 .819
2012 26 AAA ROU 2 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334
2012 26 MAJ TEX 114 357 327 41 90 33 18 0 15 50 1 1 23 71 2 4 1 .275 .321 .468 .789
2013 27 AA FRI 3 12 12 3 6 4 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
2013 27 MAJ TEX 147 518 462 60 107 48 24 1 23 60 0 0 45 117 0 8 3 .232 .299 .437 .736
2014 28 MAJ TEX 52 184 167 18 41 12 9 1 2 23 0 0 12 43 2 2 1 .246 .297 .347 .644
2015 29 AAA ROU 4 17 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 .000 .353 .000 .353
2015 29 MAJ TEX 132 515 471 51 131 50 27 0 23 85 1 0 32 112 0 5 7 .278 .330 .482 .812
2016 30 MAJ TEX 147 503 460 49 107 43 21 0 22 60 1 0 35 118 0 0 8 .233 .298 .422 .720
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3-Year Averages     110 399 366 39 93 34 19 0 15 56 0 0 26 91 0 2 5 .254 .311 .429 .740
Career  (View All)     773 2,762 2,496 299 633 238 125 3 110 354 8 4 211 589 6 24 25 .254 .315 .438 .754

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Mitch Moreland: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 139 5
2015 120 7
2014 22 2 2 22
2013 146 1 1
2012 95 3 3 7
2011 99 34 34 8
2010 40 7 7

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Mitch Moreland: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015

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Mitch Moreland Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20169475180.277.479.799
2015155155210.245.387.681
2014252020.120.160.374

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163664217421.221.407.700
20153163618641.294.528.876
2014142162210.268.380.692

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162293213421.249.480.803
2015244259390.250.414.733
201481101110.222.346.638

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016231179180.216.364.637
20152272614461.308.555.898
20148681120.267.349.650
Mitch Moreland 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 22 A CLI 531 466 11.3% 12.6% 0.90 86% .349 .212
2008 22 A CLI 0% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2009 23 A BAK 193 170 10.9% 13.5% 0.81 85% .368 .253
2009 23 AA FRI 327 301 7% 12.8% 0.55 86% .359 .162
2010 24 AAA OKL 412 353 11.4% 15.3% 0.75 82% .324 .195
2010 24 MAJ TEX 173 145 14.5% 20.8% 0.69 75% .280 .214
2011 25 MAJ TEX 512 464 7.6% 18% 0.42 80% .292 .155
2012 26 AA FRI 14 13 0% 14.3% 0.00 85% .364 .154
2012 26 AAA ROU 6 6 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .250 .000
2012 26 MAJ TEX 357 327 6.4% 19.9% 0.32 78% .311 .193
2013 27 AA FRI 12 12 0% 8.3% 0.00 92% .500 .500
2013 27 MAJ TEX 518 462 8.7% 22.6% 0.38 75% .261 .205
2014 28 MAJ TEX 184 167 6.5% 23.4% 0.28 74% .320 .101
2015 29 AAA ROU 17 11 35.3% 5.9% 6.00 91% .000 .000
2015 29 MAJ TEX 515 471 6.2% 21.7% 0.29 76% .321 .204
2016 30 MAJ TEX 503 460 7% 23.5% 0.30 74% .266 .189
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3-Year Averages     399 366 6.5% 22.8% 0.29 75% .300 .175
Career     2,762 2,496 7.6% 21.3% 0.36 76% .291 .184

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2016 Stat Review for Mitch Moreland    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.233 AVG
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74% Contact Rate
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.266 BABIP
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Power

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.422 SLG
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.189 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

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0.30 BB/K
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7.0% BB Rate
WEAK
23.5% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.720 OPS
WEAK
.298 OBP
POOR

Mitch Moreland: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Moreland is not in the lineup for Game 2 of the ALDS against the Blue Jays on Friday, Rangers VP of Comm. John Blake reports.

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Moreland is out of the lineup for Sunday's matchup against Tampa Bay, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Moreland is out of the lineup Saturday against the A's.

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Moreland is out of the lineup Sunday against Oakland, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Moreland is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Astros, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Moreland is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners.

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Moreland went 2-for-3 with a two-RBI single, a double and a run in Saturday's 12-4 victory over the Astros.

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Moreland is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Mariners.

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Moreland is in Tuesday's lineup against the Reds, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Moreland is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Moreland played for Texas last year, so you know how this story goes. He tried to play through a bum ankle and was not able to do so and ended up having season-ending surgery in mid-June. Moreland is a 29-year-old who cannot hit lefties, but hits for average and power while facing righties. Despite his splits, he does have power to all fields, so he is not necessarily a product of hitting in Texas. Despite the power potential, he has only once eclipsed 20 homers and has only twice driven in more than 50 runs. Moreland has just two seasons of at least 500 plate appearances. Mixed leaguers can speculate on him for an endgame play, but he does not play or produce enough to achieve more. If the Rangers give him 550 or more plate appearances, it will be a drag on his batting average.

2014

Moreland eclipsed the 20-homer mark for the first time, but his poor .232/.299/.437 line left a lot to be desired. The plate approach shown in a brief trial back in 2010 (25:35 BB:K in 145 at-bats) is a distant memory now, and his second-half collapse (.183/.273/.366 in 191 at-bats) undoubtedly played a role in Texas' acquisition of Prince Fielder to address the lack of production at first base. Already 28 years old, it's unlikely that there's a large step forward for Moreland. He could retain value in some formats just by stepping to the plate 500 times a year in a good hitters' park, but the opportunity to do that is further limited following the trade for Fielder. Moreland has some limited experience in the outfield, though it remains to be seen if that will be a lineup option once spring rolls around.

2013

Moreland provided some pop in the bottom half of the Texas order in 2012, swatting 18 doubles and 15 homers in just 327 at-bats. The plate discipline he showed back in 2010 is a distant memory now, perhaps in an effort to do the most with his limited playing time. He battled for playing time with Michael Young and Mike Napoli for all of 2012, so he has a good chance at a starting job with those veterans elsewhere. There's a 20-homer season, likely on the cheap, waiting for him if he can get 500 at-bats.

2012

Moreland failed to build upon a decent 2010 debut (and a particularly solid 2010 postseason), hitting just .259/.320/.414. His post-break numbers (.241/.300/.367) were poor, though he remained a semi-regular presence in the Texas lineup despite his fade. He underwent surgery in the offseason to alleviate some wrist/hand issues that should have him healthy in plenty of time for the start of exhibition play, but his struggles at the plate have led to rumors that Texas may address the first-base position via free agency over the winter.

2011

Moreland gave Texas a nice late-season boost at first base, posting a solid .255/.364/.469 line in 145 at-bats before cementing himself as the first baseman for 2011 with a solid postseason. He was misused down in the Rangers' lineup when he played, a situation that will likely repeat itself with the top six spots pretty well locked down. He should be entering his power peak having just turned 25 years old, and could post a nice season hitting behind Nelson Cruz and Ian Kinsler.