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Brandon Moss

31-Year-Old First Baseman – Oakland Athletics

2014 Stats

AVG

.234

HR

25

RBI

81

R

70

SB

1

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Moss followed up his breakout 21 home-run season in 2012 with a 30 home-run campaign in 2013 and finished sixth in the AL with a .522 slugging percentage. The batting average dropped from .291 in 2012...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 210   DOB: 9/16/1983   BORN: Monroe, GA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 8th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon Moss Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $4.1 million deal with the Athletics in January 2014, avoiding arbitration.

September 27, 2014  –  Brandon Moss News

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Moss was added to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

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Brandon Moss 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
2004 20 A AUG 109 490 433 66 147 44 25 6 13 101 19 8 46 75 0 7 4 .339 .402 .515 .917
2004 20 A SAR 23 91 83 16 35 5 2 1 2 10 2 0 7 15 0 1 0 .422 .462 .542 1.004
2005 21 AA POR 135 568 503 87 136 51 31 4 16 60 6 3 53 129 1 8 3 .270 .339 .443 .782
2006 22 AA POR 133 573 508 76 145 51 36 3 12 83 8 5 56 108 2 4 3 .285 .357 .439 .796
2007 23 AAA PAW 133 559 493 66 139 59 41 2 16 78 3 5 61 148 0 2 3 .282 .363 .471 .834
2007 23 MAJ BOS 15 29 25 6 7 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 .280 .379 .440 .819
2008 24 AAA PAW 43 182 163 29 46 20 8 4 8 30 2 0 16 47 0 2 1 .282 .346 .528 .874
2008 24 MAJ PIT 45 177 158 12 35 18 10 2 6 23 0 1 15 45 0 3 1 .222 .288 .424 .712
2008 24 MAJ BOS 34 86 78 7 23 8 5 1 2 11 1 1 6 25 0 2 0 .295 .337 .462 .799
2008  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ PIT/BOS 79 263 236 19 58 26 15 3 8 34 1 2 21 70 0 5 1 .246 .304 .436 .741
2009 25 MAJ PIT 133 424 385 47 91 31 20 4 7 41 1 5 34 84 0 1 4 .236 .304 .364 .668
2010 26 AAA IND 136 556 500 73 133 56 32 2 22 96 12 7 42 118 4 3 7 .266 .330 .470 .800
2010 26 MAJ PIT 17 27 26 2 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .154 .185 .192 .377
2011 27 AAA LEH 124 506 436 66 120 55 31 1 23 80 4 6 62 127 0 4 4 .275 .368 .509 .877
2011 27 MAJ PHI 5 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2012 28 AAA SAC 51 224 196 32 56 27 11 1 15 33 4 0 22 40 0 1 5 .286 .371 .582 .953
2012 28 MAJ OAK 84 296 265 48 77 39 18 0 21 52 1 1 26 90 0 2 3 .291 .358 .596 .954
2013 29 MAJ OAK 145 505 446 73 114 56 23 3 30 87 4 2 50 140 0 3 6 .256 .337 .522 .859
2014 30 MAJ OAK 147 580 500 70 117 50 23 2 25 81 1 0 67 153 0 3 10 .234 .334 .438 .772
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3-Year Averages     78 268 239 40 63 31 13 1 17 46 1 1 25 77 0 1 3 .264 .340 .540 .879
Career  (View All)     625 2,130 1,889 265 468 206 102 13 91 298 8 10 203 551 0 14 24 .248 .326 .460 .786

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Brandon Moss 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
Sep. 28 @Tex 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .334 .438 .772
Sep. 27 @Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .334 .437 .771
Sep. 26 @Tex 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .235 .337 .440 .777
Sep. 25 @Tex 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .336 .442 .778
Sep. 24 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 23 LAA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .237 .336 .444 .780
Sep. 22 LAA 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .333 .444 .777
Sep. 21 Phi 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .332 .444 .776
Sep. 20 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .331 .443 .774
Sep. 19 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .333 .446 .779
Sep. 18 Tex 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .333 .449 .782
Sep. 17 Tex 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .335 .451 .786
Sep. 16 Tex 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .335 .451 .786
Sep. 14 @Sea 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .333 .444 .777
Sep. 13 @Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .333 .439 .772
Sep. 12 @Sea 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .333 .441 .774
Sep. 11 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 10 @CWS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .331 .440 .771
Sep. 9 @CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .333 .442 .775
Sep. 8 @CWS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .240 .335 .444 .779
Sep. 7 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 6 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .241 .336 .446 .782
Sep. 5 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 3 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .338 .449 .787
Sep. 2 Sea 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .340 .452 .792
Sep. 1 Sea 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .339 .449 .788
Aug. 31 @LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .340 .452 .792
Aug. 30 @LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .342 .456 .798
Aug. 29 @LAA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .248 .345 .460 .805
Aug. 28 @LAA 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .249 .344 .462 .806
Last 7 Days 13 4 2 1 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 1 0 1 .154 .421 .231 .652
Last 14 Days 31 8 5 2 0 2 3 8 9 0 0 1 1 1 .161 .341 .419 .760
Last 30 Days 65 11 9 3 0 2 5 13 24 0 0 2 1 3 .138 .296 .277 .573

Brandon Moss: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 67 84 56 34 12
2013 111 2 34 8 2 27 3
2012 55 23 11 13 3
2011 1 1
2010 7 2 5
2009 99 21 79

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Brandon Moss Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201487134110.264.425.792
201380124160.200.388.649
20125810281.293.431.770

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20144135721701.228.441.768
20133666126714.268.552.904
20122073819440.290.6431.006

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142283012340.197.404.703
20132022510312.243.470.796
2012139229271.273.532.868

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142724013471.265.467.831
20132444820562.266.566.911
20121262612250.310.6671.050
Brandon Moss Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 20 A AUG 490 433 9.4% 15.3% 0.61 83% .388 .176
2004 20 A SAR 91 83 7.7% 16.5% 0.47 82% .500 .120
2005 21 AA POR 568 503 9.3% 22.7% 0.41 74% .335 .173
2006 22 AA POR 573 508 9.8% 18.8% 0.52 79% .343 .154
2007 23 AAA PAW 559 493 10.9% 26.5% 0.41 70% .374 .189
2007 23 MAJ BOS 29 25 13.8% 20.7% 0.67 76% .368 .160
2008 24 AAA PAW 182 163 8.8% 25.8% 0.34 71% .352 .246
2008 24 MAJ PIT 177 158 8.5% 25.4% 0.33 72% .271 .202
2008 24 MAJ BOS 86 78 7% 29.1% 0.24 68% .412 .167
2008  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ PIT/BOS 263 236 8% 26.6% 0.30 70% .316 .190
2009 25 MAJ PIT 424 385 8% 19.8% 0.40 78% .286 .128
2010 26 AAA IND 556 500 7.6% 21.2% 0.36 76% .308 .204
2010 26 MAJ PIT 27 26 3.7% 22.2% 0.17 77% .200 .038
2011 27 AAA LEH 506 436 12.3% 25.1% 0.49 71% .339 .234
2011 27 MAJ PHI 6 6 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .000 .000
2012 28 AAA SAC 224 196 9.8% 17.9% 0.55 80% .291 .296
2012 28 MAJ OAK 296 265 8.8% 30.4% 0.29 66% .364 .305
2013 29 MAJ OAK 505 446 9.9% 27.7% 0.36 69% .304 .266
2014 30 MAJ OAK 580 500 11.6% 26.4% 0.44 69% .286 .204
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3-Year Averages     268 239 9.3% 28.7% 0.32 68% .317 .276
Career     2,130 1,889 9.5% 25.9% 0.37 71% .302 .212

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

Contact

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.234 AVG
POOR
69% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.286 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.438 SLG
GOOD
.204 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.44 BB/K
AVERAGE
11.6% BB Rate
GREAT
26.4% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.772 OPS
GOOD
.334 OBP
GOOD

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Brandon Moss: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Moss isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Updating a previous report, Moss said Thursday that undergoing microfracture surgery on his right hip after the season would represent a "worst-case scenario," according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Moss will require microfracture surgery on his right hip this offseason, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Moss is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Angels.

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Moss is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Angels, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Moss is out of the lineup Monday against the Angels.

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Moss is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.

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Moss clubbed his 25th home run of the year Tuesday, while going 1-for-2 at the dish with a walk and an RBI and two runs scored.

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Moss homered Sunday for the first time since July 24 in the A's win over the Mariners.

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2014

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2013

It is hard to come up with a bigger surprise in MLB last year than Moss. The journeyman turned a hot start at Triple-A (15 homers in 163 at-bats) into significant playing time in Oakland and ended up hitting 21 home runs in only 265 at-bats after hitting 15 in 678 at-bats in his career prior to 2012. He likely worked his way into a starting job to begin 2013, although 26 percent of his flyballs went for home runs in 2012, which will not repeat in 2013. Given the power he displayed in the minors, 20-25 homers are certainly possible as he likely will get more at-bats with the A's this time around. As a result, Moss will make a nice late corner-infield play in deep leagues while most owners consider his 2012 numbers to be a fluke.

2011

Moss hit better than Pittsburgh expected in 2010, but it was for Triple-A Indianapolis rather than the big club. With batting practice power that might even wow Willie Stargell, Moss spent the great majority of last year with Indy, compiling a line of .266/.330/.470 with 22 dingers and an International League-leading 96 RBI. He made a token September appearance with the Bucs, but continued to under-produce with four hits in 26 at-bats. He was let go by Pittsburgh after the season and scooped up by the Phillies soon after. At 27 years of age, Moss has become pigeon-holed as a Quadruple-A player.

2010

The Pirates gave Moss more chances to succeed than perhaps any other player in 2009. Unfortunately, Moss batted under .204 in four of six months and finished with a line of .236/.304/.364. He's out of options and the team has already stated that the left-handed hitting Moss will serve as a fourth outfielder in 2010. Perhaps lowered expectations will snap him out of his funk, but the Pirates aren't counting on it and neither should fantasy owners.

2009

Stuck in an overstocked Boston farm system, Moss found new baseball life in Pittsburgh following a trade deadline deal. He showed glimpses of his power potential -- stroking six long balls in 158 at-bats with the Bucs -- but finished with just a .222 batting average. On the plus side, the left-handed hitting Moss actually hit better against lefties (.266) than righties (.244). If Moss can show that he's fully recovered from the knee surgery that ended his 2008 campaign prematurely, then there's a good chance he sees at least 400 at-bats in 2009 as the team's primary right fielder.

2008

Moss had a nice year in 2007, collecting a World Series share for the Red Sox. He was called up in early September and started a few games when injuries struck Manny Ramirez, Bobby Kielty and J.D. Drew. Going up a level in 2007, he maintained his averages and power. Moss is playing some first base in the Dominican League and could hook on in Boston as the backup to Kevin Youkilis.

2007

Moss struggled early on for Double-A Portland, but finished the season on an up tick, winning MVP honors for the Sea Dogs and in the Eastern League playoffs. He's got an excellent approach at the plate with a nice swing and raw power, which is still developing. His 83 RBI were second in the league. It was the second straight in year in Double-A for the 23-year-old, who should begin 2007 with Triple-A Pawtucket.

2006

Moss had a breakout 2004 season that put him on the organization's radar screen and earned him a promotion to Double-A Portland. Rated as Boston's top outfield prospect by Baseball America, Moss struggled early on at the advanced level. He rebounded during the summer, increasing his home run total but regressed in several areas including RBI, SB, OBP, SLG and OPS. Despite that, he was added to Boston's 40-man roster in the offseason and will likely start the season at Triple-A Pawtucket.

2005

Moss, 21, showed little during his first two seasons before breaking out in 2004, when he was named Single-A Augusta's player of the year. His power numbers took a big leap, knocking in 111 runs between Sarasota and Augusta. He's still a couple of years away, but his outstanding 2004 has put him on the organization's radar.

2004

Moss, the 2002 eighth-round second basemen from Loganville High in Georgia, has been shifted to the outfield. The left-handed hitter is a high-energy player with above-average raw power that has yet to yield much in the low minors. The organization thinks the move will allow him to concentrate on his hitting more and the clock is running out. The 2004 season is a pivotal year as heíll turn 21 at the end of it, and hasnít progressed much.