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Kendrys Morales

30-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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The Mariners made a smart deal (one of their few) to unload the overrated Jason Vargas to the Angels for Morales last offseason. Another year removed from that gruesome broken leg in 2010, Morales red...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 235   DOB: 6/20/1983   BORN: Fomento, Cuba   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kendrys Morales Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $5.25 million contract with the Mariners in January of 2013, avoiding arbitration.

March 21, 2014  –  Kendrys Morales News

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Kendrys Morales 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
2005 22 A Ran 22 96 90 18 31 8 3 0 5 17 0 0 6 11 0 0 0 .344 .400 .544 .944
2005 22 AA ARK 73 298 278 47 85 29 12 0 17 54 2 0 17 42 0 1 2 .306 .349 .532 .881
2006 23 AAA SAL 66 273 256 41 82 25 12 1 12 52 0 3 14 40 0 1 2 .320 .359 .516 .875
2006 23 MAJ LAA 57 215 197 21 46 16 10 1 5 22 1 1 17 28 0 1 0 .234 .293 .371 .664
2007 24 AAA SAL 64 275 255 42 87 26 20 1 5 37 0 2 15 30 0 1 4 .341 .385 .486 .871
2007 24 MAJ LAA 43 126 119 12 35 14 10 0 4 15 0 1 6 21 0 0 1 .294 .333 .479 .812
2008 25 R AZL 5 22 21 4 11 4 3 0 1 10 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .524 .545 .810 1.355
2008 25 AAA SAL 78 340 317 46 108 34 19 0 15 64 1 3 19 43 0 3 1 .341 .376 .543 .919
2008 25 MAJ LAA 27 66 61 7 13 5 2 0 3 8 0 1 4 7 0 0 1 .213 .273 .393 .666
2009 26 MAJ LAA 152 622 566 86 173 79 43 2 34 108 3 7 46 117 0 8 2 .306 .355 .569 .924
2010 27 MAJ LAA 51 211 193 29 56 16 5 0 11 39 0 1 12 31 0 1 5 .290 .346 .487 .833
2012 29 MAJ LAA 134 522 484 61 132 49 26 1 22 73 0 1 31 116 0 3 4 .273 .320 .467 .787
2013 30 MAJ SEA 156 657 602 64 167 57 34 0 23 80 0 0 49 114 0 1 5 .277 .336 .449 .785
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Kendrys Morales
3-Year Averages MAJ   145 589 543 62 149 52 30 0 22 76 0 0 40 115 0 2 4 .274 .328 .451 .779
Career  (View All) MAJ   620 2419 2222 280 622 236 130 4 102 345 4 12 165 434 0 14 18 .280 .333 .480 .813

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Kendrys Morales: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 31 122
2012 28 92
2010 51
2009 152

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Kendrys Morales Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013209186230.282.440.794
20127095150.229.471.761

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133934617570.275.453.780
20124145217580.280.466.791

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133013412410.282.472.811
20122452810360.290.482.806

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133013011390.272.425.759
20122393312370.255.452.767
Kendrys Morales Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 22 A Ran 96 90 6.3% 11.5% 0.55 88% .351 .200
2005 22 AA ARK 298 278 5.7% 14.1% 0.40 85% .311 .226
2006 23 AAA SAL 273 256 5.1% 14.7% 0.35 84% .343 .196
2006 23 MAJ LAA 215 197 7.9% 13% 0.61 86% .250 .137
2007 24 AAA SAL 275 255 5.5% 10.9% 0.50 88% .373 .145
2007 24 MAJ LAA 126 119 4.8% 16.7% 0.29 82% .330 .185
2008 25 R AZL 22 21 4.5% 4.5% 1.00 95% .526 .286
2008 25 AAA SAL 340 317 5.6% 12.6% 0.44 86% .359 .202
2008 25 MAJ LAA 66 61 6.1% 10.6% 0.57 89% .196 .180
2009 26 MAJ LAA 622 566 7.4% 18.8% 0.39 79% .335 .263
2010 27 MAJ LAA 211 193 5.7% 14.7% 0.39 84% .298 .197
2012 29 MAJ LAA 522 484 5.9% 22.2% 0.27 76% .318 .194
2013 30 MAJ SEA 657 602 7.5% 17.4% 0.43 81% .310 .172
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Kendrys Morales
3-Year Averages MAJ   589 543 6.8% 19.5% 0.35 79% .313 .177
Career MAJ   2419 2222 6.8% 17.9% 0.38 80% .308 .200

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Best Matchups for Kendrys Morales (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Joba Chamberlain DET 7 5 2 5 0 0 0 .714 1.714 2.429
Dan Straily OAK 9 4 2 4 2 3 0 .444 1.222 1.768
Vin Mazzaro PIT 6 4 0 0 1 0 0 .667 .833 1.548
Matt Garza MIL 6 3 1 2 0 1 1 .500 1.000 1.500
Chris Tillman BAL 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 .667 .833 1.500
Glen Perkins MIN 10 4 2 5 0 2 0 .400 1.000 1.400
Justin Grimm CHI-N 11 4 2 5 1 2 0 .364 .909 1.326
Nick Tepesch TEX 7 3 1 2 0 1 0 .429 .857 1.286
Zack Greinke LA 8 4 0 0 0 2 0 .500 .750 1.250
Ryan Dempster BOS 14 6 1 4 1 5 0 .429 .714 1.181

Worst Matchups for Kendrys Morales (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Fernando Rodney SEA 7 1 0 0 0 3 0 .143 .143 .286
Brett Anderson COL 8 1 0 0 0 2 0 .125 .125 .250
Scott Baker TEX 10 1 0 2 0 2 0 .100 .100 .191
James Shields KC 12 1 0 0 0 2 0 .083 .083 .167
Scott Downs CHI-A 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .143
Hiroki Kuroda NY-A 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .111
Will Smith MIL 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Beckett LA 7 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Dylan Axelrod CHI-A 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Cliff Lee PHI 6 0 0 1 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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Kendrys Morales: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Mariners are still interested in signing Morales, Sportspress NW reports.

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Morales has officially rejected the Mariners' qualifying offer, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

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Morales will reject the one-year qualifying offer that the Mariners intend to offer him in the offseason, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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The Mariners will attempt to sign Morales to a multi-year deal this offseason, Jason Churchill of Prospect Insider reports.

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Morales went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk against the A's on Friday.

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Morales went 3-for-4 with a double, one RBI and a run scored against the Royals on Tuesday.

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Morales is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.

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Morales went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBI and a run scored against the Royals on Wednesday.

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Morales is not in Tuesday's lineup, the Tacoma News Tribune's Ryan Divish reports.

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Morales is not in the lineup Thursday against the Orioles, 710 AM ESPN Seattle reports.

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2014

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2013

Morales finally made it back onto the field in 2012 after missing nearly two full years with a broken leg. The results were disappointing if you expected a return to his pre-injury production, but he stayed healthy all season and a .273/.320/.467 batting line with 22 homers is pretty impressive given Morales' extended absence from the game. As expected, he got better as the season went on, hitting 14 of his 22 homers after the All-Star break while drawing a few more walks and striking out at about the same rate. Morales is far better from the left side of the plate than the right side, which means he's likely to sit against left-handed starters, but he could approach 500 at-bats again if he's able to stay healthy. Given that his power improved late in the 2012 season, there is some reason to believe that Morales can get back to something close to his pre-injury levels. The Mariners acquired him for Jason Vargas in December, and it is likely that Morales will serve as the team's primary first baseman in 2013.

2012

Just two seasons ago Morales was a budding star and the Angels' first baseman of the future. However, he broke his ankle May 29, 2010, and has not appeared in a game since. Mark Trumbo has established himself as a major leaguer, and Albert Pujols is now the Angels' first baseman for the next decade. That leaves Morales without a position. He is still recovering from the ankle injury two years later and it's not clear if he'll be ready for spring training. Still, even if he is able to take the field, his health and the Angels' crowded first-base situation have put a damper on his fantasy value.

2011

After a big 2009 season, Morales was expected to help carry the offense again a year ago. He did so early on, but following a walk-off grand slam in late May, Morales broke his leg during the celebration at home plate and was lost for the season. The Angels really felt his absence while they struggled to score runs on a consistent basis the rest of the way. Now several months removed from the injury, Morales has made good progress and is expected to be ready for spring training. He is capable of a .300 batting average, 30 home runs, and 100 RBI if he plays the whole season, so don't be the owner to forget about him during your draft.

2010

In Morales' defense, the Angels had never just run him out there every day, so maybe he could have done this all along. The power will have to carry him, as his approach at the plate will eat into his batting average and OBP barring a change, and he may bat with fewer runners on in 2010, so the RBI opportunities will fall.

2009

Morales saw action in only 27 games with the Angels in 2008, but batted .341 and knocked in 74 runs with Triple-A Salt Lake. Morales is a switch-hitter who can cover both sides of the plate and he should only get better with more major league experience. The Angels plan to start Morales at first base this season after losing Mark Teixeira via free agency, but they could find a replacement through a trade and put Morales back in an outfield/designated hitter role. Either way, look for Morales to get a significant increase in playing time in 2009.

2008

After hitting .341 at Triple-A Salt Lake last season, the Angels called up Morales in late August while some of their regulars were down with injuries. Morales responded by giving the Angels a preview of the future and immediately went on a 12-game hitting streak. He is a switch-hitter with above-average power from both sides and has shown that he can hit for average as well. The key to his value becomes playing time, as he's blocked by Casey Kotchman at first base, and the Angels have a significant investment in getting Gary Matthews Jr. everyday at-bats, even after the addtion of Torii Hunter this winter. You'll want to keep an eye on how this playing time situation breaks down heading towards the season, as Morales should put up some impressive offensive numbers if he's given opportunities to play.

2007

The Cuban defector was a victim of Kotchman's ill bat and body, called up likely before he was ready as a replacement. Take his major-league performance last year with a grain of salt, noting the positives--reasonable contact rate and K/BB--and excusing the poor performance otherwise. He might be squeezed in March and April, but will be up for good later in the year.

2006

The Angels have Morales penciled in as their primary DH for 2007; until then, he'll have to wait for an injury to Garret Anderson or another Angels' outfielder. He has very nice upside and should produce solid numbers after adjusting to life in America playing for Double-A Arkansas in 2005. Morales defected from Cuba, where he was widely considered the best young player on the Cuban team.

2005

After defecting from Cuba in June and establishing permanent residence in the Dominican Republic (so as to avoid the draft), Morales became a highly-coveted outfield/first base prospect this past summer. Morales is a polished switch-hitter, and viewed by many as Cuba's top young player. He is capable of playing at any corner infield or outfield spot, and at 21 (real age, we assume), he's been deemed close to Major League ready. The Angels added Morales to the 40-man roster in December, and it looks like they're planning on giving Morales a shot at winning a big league roster spot come April. Watch his position in the spring, as he might win the starting DH job outright.