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Charlie Morton

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2015 Stats

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8-6

ERA

4.22

WHIP

1.30

K

80

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Morton will likely miss time at the beginning of 2015 after undergoing hip surgery in late October. The 31-year-old, who has made more than 20 starts in only two of seven big league campaigns, registe...

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2015 ADP:  473.56

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 235   DOB: 10/12/1983   BORN: Flemington, NJ   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Charlie Morton Contract Information:

Agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract with the Pirates in December of 2013.

August 31, 2015  –  Charlie Morton News

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Morton (8-6) took the loss Sunday against the Rockies after giving up five runs (three earned) over six innings. He scattered six hits and two walks and struck out six.

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Charlie Morton Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 20 A ROM 27 18 0 117.7 140 63 7 102 68 7 9 2 4.82 1.77
2005 21 A ROM 26 22 0 124.2 124 72 7 86 62 5 9 1 5.20 1.50
2006 22 A A 30 14 0 100.0 116 60 14 75 54 6 7 2 5.40 1.70
2007 23 AA MIS 41 6 0 79.7 80 38 3 67 37 4 6 0 4.29 1.47
2008 24 AAA RIC 13 12 0 79.0 51 18 0 72 27 5 2 0 2.05 0.99
2008 24 MAJ ATL 16 15 0 74.7 80 51 9 48 41 4 8 0 6.15 1.62
2009 25 AAA GWI 10 10 1 64.7 52 18 3 55 16 7 2 0 2.51 1.05
2009 25 AAA IND 1 1 0 7.0 4 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.71
2009 25 MAJ PIT 18 18 1 97.0 102 49 7 62 40 5 9 0 4.55 1.46
2010 26 AAA IND 14 14 0 80.0 83 34 6 53 30 4 4 0 0 0 3.83 1.41
2010 26 MAJ PIT 17 17 0 79.7 112 67 15 59 26 2 12 0 0 0 7.57 1.73
2011 27 MAJ PIT 29 29 1 171.7 186 73 6 110 77 10 10 0 0 0 3.83 1.53
2012 28 AAA IND 1 1 0 7.2 6 1 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.17 0.97
2012 28 MAJ PIT 9 9 0 50.3 62 26 5 25 11 2 6 0 0 0 4.65 1.45
2013 29 A+ BRA 4 1 0 3.0 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.00 1.00
2013 29 AA ALT 4 4 0 18.2 10 5 2 11 6 1 1 0 0 0 2.41 0.88
2013 29 AAA IND 4 4 0 19.0 16 8 1 12 10 0 1 0 0 0 3.79 1.37
2013 29 MAJ PIT 20 20 0 116.0 113 42 6 85 36 7 4 0 0 0 3.26 1.28
2014 30 AA ALT 1 1 0 4.0 4 2 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.25
2014 30 MAJ PIT 26 26 0 157.3 143 65 9 126 57 6 12 0 0 0 3.72 1.27
2015 31 AA ALT 1 1 0 7.0 2 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.57
2015 31 AAA IND 2 2 0 13.1 13 3 0 17 4 1 1 0 0 0 2.03 1.30
2015 31 MAJ PIT 18 18 0 106.7 107 50 9 80 32 8 6 0 0 0 4.22 1.30
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3-Year Averages     18 18 0 107.9 106 44 6 78 34 5 7 0 0 0 3.67 1.30
Career  (View All)     153 152 2 853.3 905 423 66 595 320 44 67 0 4.46 1.44

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Charlie Morton Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Aug. 30 Col 6.0 6 5 3 0 2 6 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 4.22 1.30
Aug. 25 @Mia 5.3 8 5 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.20 1.30
Aug. 20 SF 6.7 4 0 0 0 2 8 2 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.06 1.29
Aug. 15 @NYM 6.3 4 3 2 2 1 9 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.36 1.32
Aug. 9 LAD 5.0 10 5 5 0 3 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.48 1.36
Aug. 2 @Cin 7.0 5 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.19 1.28
Jul. 28 @Min 5.7 6 3 3 0 4 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.61 1.34
Jul. 22 @KC 6.7 7 5 5 2 1 4 2 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.59 1.30
Jul. 17 @Mil 6.0 5 4 4 0 3 2 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.34 1.31
Jul. 8 SD 6.0 5 2 2 1 4 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.15 1.31
Jul. 3 Cle 6.0 4 3 3 1 3 3 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.30 1.28
Jun. 27 Atl 6.0 10 4 4 0 0 6 2 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.28 1.30
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
18.0 18 10 7 0 4 17 2 1 0 1-2 0 0 0 3.50 1.22
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.1 IP/G
36.3 37 18 14 2 8 39 3 1 0 2-2 0 0 0 3.47 1.24
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 6.1 IP/G
72.7 74 39 35 6 23 64 9 1 0 3-5 0 0 0 4.33 1.33

Charlie Morton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20152123719531625.286
20143336536691132.243
20132293925581103.314

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015217371148904.238
20143336121741127.252
2013264461155703.222

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201551.0510401632.821.25
201474.7440532622.411.18
201353.7220411422.851.17

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201549.7340341465.621.35
201482.7280733174.901.35
201362.3520442243.611.38
Charlie Morton Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 20 A ROM 27 18 117.7 7.80 5.20 1.50 0.54 72.1% 4.82 3.97 .367
2005 21 A ROM 26 22 124.2 6.23 4.49 1.39 0.51 63.7% 5.20 4.05 .307
2006 22 A A 30 14 100.0 6.75 4.86 1.39 1.26 70.5% 5.40 5.26 .330
2007 23 AA MIS 41 6 79.7 7.57 4.18 1.81 0.34 69.3% 4.29 3.63 .328
2008 24 AAA RIC 13 12 79.0 8.20 3.08 2.67 0.00 76.9% 2.05 2.48 .253
2008 24 MAJ ATL 16 15 74.7 5.79 4.94 1.17 1.08 1.65 62.5% 90.7 MPH 6.15 5.18 .304
2009 25 AAA GWI 10 10 64.7 7.65 2.23 3.44 0.42 76.9% 2.51 2.94 .278
2009 25 AAA IND 1 1 7.0 9.00 1.29 7.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.06 .239
2009 25 MAJ PIT 18 18 97.0 5.75 3.71 1.55 0.65 1.51 68.9% 91.3 MPH 4.55 4.14 .310
2010 26 AAA IND 14 14 80.0 5.96 3.38 1.77 0.68 73.8% 3.83 4.20 .308
2010 26 MAJ PIT 17 17 79.7 6.67 2.94 2.27 1.69 1.71 57.7% 92.9 MPH 7.57 5.41 .369
2011 27 MAJ PIT 29 29 171.7 5.77 4.04 1.43 0.31 3.17 73.9% 91.4 MPH 3.83 3.95 .325
2012 28 AAA IND 1 1 7.2 10.00 1.25 8.00 0.00 85.7% 1.17 1.39 .328
2012 28 MAJ PIT 9 9 50.3 4.47 1.97 2.27 0.89 2.20 69.1% 89.9 MPH 4.65 4.27 .328
2013 29 A+ BRA 4 1 3.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 50% 6.00 7.20 .236
2013 29 AA ALT 4 4 18.2 5.44 2.97 1.83 0.99 78.6% 2.41 4.41 .166
2013 29 AAA IND 4 4 19.0 5.68 4.74 1.20 0.47 72% 3.79 4.36 .265
2013 29 MAJ PIT 20 20 116.0 6.59 2.79 2.36 0.47 3.69 74.8% 92.8 MPH 3.26 3.75 .306
2014 30 AA ALT 1 1 4.0 13.50 2.25 6.00 0.00 60% 4.50 0.95 .431
2014 30 MAJ PIT 26 26 157.3 7.21 3.26 2.21 0.51 2.69 70.7% 91.1 MPH 3.72 3.79 .297
2015 31 AA ALT 1 1 7.0 6.43 2.57 2.50 0.00 100% 0.00 2.63 .119
2015 31 AAA IND 2 2 13.1 11.68 2.75 4.25 0.00 82.4% 2.03 1.52 .395
2015 31 MAJ PIT 18 18 106.7 6.75 2.70 2.50 0.76 3.19 68.5% 91.8 MPH 4.22 3.95 .307
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.4 6.78 3.17 2.14 0.67 72.6% 3.74 3.71 .302
Rest Of Season     0 5 29.4 6.78 3.22 2.10 0.58 72.1% 3.74 3.61 .304
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3-Year Averages     18 18 107.9 6.51 2.84 2.29 0.50 71.6% 3.67 3.42 .307
Career     153 152 853.3 6.28 3.37 1.86 0.70 69.2% 4.46 3.97 .317

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2015 Stat Review for Charlie Morton    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.50 K/BB
WEAK
6.75 K/9
WEAK
2.70 BB/9
WEAK
91.8 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
0.8 HR/9
GOOD
3.19 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.22 ERA
POOR
1.30 WHIP
WEAK
3.95 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

Explain This

.307 BABIP
HIGH
68.5% Strand Rate
LOW

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Charlie Morton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Morton gave up five runs (four earned) on eight hits and zero walks while striking out three in 5.1 innings Tuesday in Miami.

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Morton (8-4) shut the Giants out over 6.2 innings Thursday, striking out eight while giving up four hits and two walks in a 4-0 win.

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Morton pitched well Saturday in a no-decision, striking out nine batters over 6.1 innings while allowing three runs (two earned) on just four hits and a walk.

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Morton was touched for five runs on 10 hits over five innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Dodgers.

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Morton was brilliant Sunday against the Reds, throwing seven scoreless innings. He allowed five hits and no walks, striking out seven.

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Morton allowed three runs on six hits and four walks over 5.2 innings in no decision Tuesday against Minnesota. He struck out five.

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Morton, who will start Tuesday in Minnesota, has allowed 21 earned runs in his last 18.1 innings on the road.

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Morton (6-4) allowed five runs on seven hits -- two of them home runs -- walked one, hit two batters and struck out four in 6.2 innings Wednesday against the Royals.

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Morton gave up four earned runs in six-plus innings Friday, allowing five hits and three walks while striking out two.

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Morton gave up two earned runs in six innings against the Padres on Wednesday, allowing five hits and four walks while striking out five.

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Morton allowed three runs on four hits, walking three and striking out three over six innings of a 5-2 loss to the Indians on Friday night.

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Morton allowed four runs on 10 hits in six innings against the Braves on Saturday. He struck out four without issuing a free pass, though he hit a pair of batters.

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2014

Morton put together a surprisingly consistent 2013 after making his season debut in June. The sinker-balling righty returned from Tommy John Surgery armed with a 92.8 mph average fastball that induced a whopping 62.9 percent groundball rate in 116 innings. He allowed more than three earned runs in three of 20 starts en route to a 3.26 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. Morton benefited from Pittsburgh's defensive shifts as much as any starting pitcher and limited lefties to a .312 BA and .692 OPS. That may not sound like much, but it's an improvement over career marks of .335 BA and .822 OPS. Morton will slot in Pittsburgh's starting rotation looking to pick up where he left off at the end of 2013 after inking a three-year, $21 million extension.

2013

Morton isn't expected back until June or July after undergoing Tommy John surgery in late May. Before getting hurt, he registered a 4.65 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 50.1 innings. When he's on top of his games, the right-hander utilizes a sinking fastball that seemingly coaxes groundballs at will. His 2.20 GB/FB ratio followed up a 3.17 mark in 2011. Left-handed hitters have historically fared well against Morton. They hold an .806 career OPS against him and are typically stacked in lineups when he starts. He engineered his best season with Pittsburgh in 2011, when he put up a 3.86 ERA while striking out a career-high 110. Even then, his WHIP was an ungainly 1.53, thanks to 77 walks. When he comes back, he'll likely slot in as a back-end rotation man, but his lack of strikeouts and risk of injury push him down low on fantasy totem pole.

2012

The 2011 Charlie Morton version didn't pitch like Roy Halladay, but he was a heck of a lot better than the 2010 version (or 2009, for that matter). The righty put up some atrocious numbers numbers in 2010 (7.57 ERA in 79.2 IP), but general manager Neal Huntington showed faith in him and was rewarded. The righty with a repertoire of sinking pitches surprised many with a 3.21 ERA through his first 13 starts. By the time fantasy owners bought into Morton, however, he cooled off with a 4.41 ERA the rest of the way. Morton underwent hip surgery in October to repair a torn labrum and might not be back until May. He doesn't strike out many hitters or make many lefties miss (left-handers hit .364 against him). Draft him as a spot starter and use him against right-handed dominated lineups only.

2011

Pirates GM Neal Huntington and others in management have shown an almost cult-like fostering toward Morton. The team coddled Morton, using Chris Snyder almost exclusively as his catcher over Ryan Doumit -- if only the rest of the staff had been so lucky. Morton earned his 2-12 record, compiling a historically bad 7.57 ERA and 1.732 WHIP in 79.2 innings. Opposing batters hit him at a .332 clip, numbers typically reserved for former Bucco Zach Duke. Regardless, he's still a factor in the Pittsburgh organization. He carries a low-90s fastball and a deuce that breaks off a cliff. The 27-year-old righty needs to trust his fastball, teams sat on his offspeed stuff all too frequently. After splitting time between Triple-A Indianapolis and Pittsburgh last year, Morton enters the 2011 campaign as a long shot to win a rotation spot. With his talent, however, it would be foolish to write him off altogether, as Huntington certainly hasn't.

2010

With 33 combined starts between Atlanta and Pittsburgh, Morton made it through his first full major league season intact in 2009, but it wasn't easy. Inconsistency plagued the right-hander with intriguing stuff. On Aug. 14, Morton surrendered 10 earned runs in just one inning against the Cubs. He returned to Wrigley in late September to throw the first and only shutout of his short major league career. Morton will compete for the No. 4 or 5 spot in the rotation in 2010. At this point in his career, Morton might be used in fantasy leagues based upon matchups, but every-start usage is not recommended.

2009

Morton struggled in his first season in the majors with poor control (41:48 K:BB ratio), but saw improvements in his strikeout rate and control at Triple-A (72:27 K:BB ratio). He threw just 5.2 innings in September due to a back injury, but should be fine for spring training. Despite the improvement at Triple-A, Morton's prior minor league strikeout and control numbers didn't indicate he'd have much success in the majors. He could win a spot in the rotation in spring training, and could surprise if his improvement at Triple-A continues.

2008

Morton enters 2008 with an outside shot at a big league job after Braves management were impressed with his play in the Arizona Fall League, where he went 4-1 with a 2.57 ERA and 20:8 K:BB ratio in 21 innings. His minor league strikeout and control numbers wouldn't seem to indicate he's ready for a promotion all the way from Double-A. However, a rotation spot at Triple-A and a shot at a late-season call up may be in the offing.