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Kendrys Morales

33-Year-Old Designated Hitter – Kansas City Royals

2016 Stats

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.262

HR

11

RBI

39

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30

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2016 Preseason Projections

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Morales was punished in 2014 with a qualifying offer, so he had to wait awhile to sign with a team and his numbers suffered. He pounced on a winter offer from Kansas City this time last year and had a...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 225   DOB: 6/20/1983   BORN: Fomento, Cuba   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kendrys Morales Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $17 million deal in December 2014.

June 30, 2016  –  Kendrys Morales News

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Morales went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a homer and two RBI Thursday at the Cardinals.

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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 31 MAJ SEA 59 239 213 16 44 16 9 0 7 24 0 0 21 41 0 2 3 .207 .285 .347 .632
2014 31 MAJ MIN 39 162 154 12 36 12 11 0 1 18 0 0 6 27 0 2 0 .234 .259 .325 .584
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ SEA/MIN 98 401 367 28 80 28 20 0 8 42 0 0 27 68 0 4 3 .218 .274 .338 .612
2015 32 MAJ KC 158 639 569 81 165 65 41 2 22 106 0 0 58 103 0 4 8 .290 .362 .485 .847
2016 33 MAJ KC 72 290 263 30 69 24 13 0 11 39 0 0 22 56 0 2 3 .262 .324 .437 .761
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3-Year Averages     137 564 512 57 137 48 31 0 17 76 0 0 44 95 0 3 5 .268 .330 .428 .758
Career  (View All)     948 3,749 3,421 419 936 353 204 6 143 532 4 12 272 661 0 24 32 .274 .331 .462 .793

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Kendrys Morales 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
Jun. 30 @StL 4 1 3 2 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .324 .437 .761
Jun. 29 @StL 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .318 .413 .731
Jun. 28 StL 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .312 .408 .720
Jun. 27 StL 4 0 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .309 .406 .715
Jun. 26 Hou 4 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .299 .393 .692
Jun. 25 Hou 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .296 .366 .662
Jun. 24 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .293 .364 .657
Jun. 22 @NYM Did not play.
Jun. 21 @NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .294 .369 .663
Jun. 19 Det 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .295 .370 .665
Jun. 18 Det 5 4 4 2 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .293 .372 .665
Jun. 17 Det 2 1 2 0 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .283 .354 .637
Jun. 16 Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .268 .335 .603
Jun. 15 Cle Did not play.
Jun. 14 Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .269 .336 .605
Jun. 13 Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .269 .338 .607
Jun. 12 @CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .269 .340 .609
Jun. 11 @CWS 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .270 .341 .611
Jun. 10 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .265 .327 .592
Jun. 8 @Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .270 .333 .603
Jun. 7 @Bal 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .271 .335 .606
Jun. 6 @Bal Did not play.
Jun. 5 @Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .257 .320 .577
Jun. 4 @Cle 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .261 .325 .586
Jun. 3 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .261 .321 .582
Jun. 2 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .266 .328 .594
Jun. 1 TB 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .201 .271 .335 .606
May. 31 TB 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .262 .330 .592
May. 30 TB 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .187 .258 .310 .568
May. 29 CWS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .253 .310 .563
Last 7 Days 27 6 16 3 0 3 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .593 .607 1.037 1.644
Last 14 Days 43 12 24 5 0 4 15 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 .558 .604 .953 1.557
Last 30 Days 97 17 38 7 0 6 21 11 18 0 0 0 0 0 .392 .454 .649 1.103

Kendrys Morales: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 2 2 2 66
2015 9 141
2014 27 71
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
20166785150.328.582.960
2015238234410.298.412.771
201413484190.239.381.661

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016196226240.240.388.693
20153315818650.284.538.901
2014233204230.206.313.584

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016129186240.310.496.869
20152864010640.294.486.847
2014159124150.189.289.545

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016134125150.216.381.656
20152834112420.286.484.846
2014208164270.240.375.664
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 31 MAJ SEA 239 213 8.8% 17.2% 0.51 81% .224 .140
2014 31 MAJ MIN 162 154 3.7% 16.7% 0.22 82% .278 .091
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ SEA/MIN 401 367 6.7% 17% 0.40 81% .247 .120
2015 32 MAJ KC 639 569 9.1% 16.1% 0.56 82% .322 .195
2016 33 MAJ KC 290 263 7.6% 19.3% 0.39 79% .296 .175
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3-Year Averages     564 512 7.8% 16.8% 0.46 81% .300 .160
Career     3,749 3,421 7.3% 17.6% 0.41 81% .303 .188

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

Contact

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.262 AVG
AVERAGE
79% Contact Rate
WEAK
.296 BABIP
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Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.437 SLG
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.175 ISO
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Plate Discipline

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0.39 BB/K
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7.6% BB Rate
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19.3% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.761 OPS
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.324 OBP
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Kendrys Morales: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Morales is hitting third and starting in right field Wednesday against the Cardinals, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

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Morales went 4-for-4 and drove in two runs in Monday's win over the Cardinals.

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Morales went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo homers Sunday against the Astros.

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Morales is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mets, Joel Goldberg of FSKC reports.

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Morales went 4-for-5 with five RBI and four runs in Saturday’s lopsided victory over the Tigers.

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Morales is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Indians, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.

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Morales went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in Saturday's 4-1 victory over the White Sox.

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Morales went 3-for-3 with a double, walk and run scored in Tuesday's 9-1 loss to the Orioles.

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Morales is not in the lineup Monday against the Orioles.

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Morales (finger) is listed as the designated hitter in Sunday's lineup against the White Sox, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Morales remains out of the lineup Saturday against the White Sox, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City reports.

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Morales (finger) remains out of the lineup Friday against the White Sox, Josh Vernier of 610 KCSP reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Morales rejected the Mariners' qualifying offer last offseason and then sat out the first two months of the season when he could not find an acceptable deal. He finally signed with the Twins, only to be traded back to the Mariners in late July. The reunion did not go so well, though, as Morales hit just .207 with seven home runs in 59 games with the Mariners, primarily as the designated hitter. His walk, strikeout and contact rates stayed close to the previous year, but his batting average was undoubtedly impacted by a .247 BABIP after it was up at .310 in 2013. The Mariners could have lived with a low batting average, but they needed more than a .347 SLG and a .632 OPS. Morales said after the season that he wanted to return to Seattle, but the Mariners wouldn't give him a multi-year deal, so he ended up signing with the AL champion Royals to fill the void at DH left by the departure of Billy Butler.

2014

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 reduced his strikeouts last season, increased his walks and improved his contact rate in a career-high 156 games. He largely flew under the fantasy radar last despite hitting .270 with 23 home runs and actually hit better at Safeco Field than on the road. Although he played 31 games at first base last season, he brings no defensive value, leaving him with only a handful of American Leagues teams to court as a free-agent DH. As a result, it would not surprise if he ended up with Seattle again. Morales might not provide the kind of power production that he delivered a few seasons back with the Angels, but he could still be a viable fantasy option if he stays healthy.

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.