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Brandon Morrow

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Toronto Blue Jays

2014 Stats

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1-1

ERA

5.52

WHIP

1.50

K

17

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After finally breaking out in 2012, Morrow posted an ugly 5.63 ERA over 54.1 innings during his injury-shortened 2013 campaign. Injuries have marred the talented right-hander's career to this point, a...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 210   DOB: 7/26/1984   BORN: Santa Rosa, CA   COLLEGE: California   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon Morrow Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $20 million deal with the Blue Jays in January of 2012. The contract includes a $10 million club option for 2015.

April 15, 2014  –  Brandon Morrow News

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Morrow gave up two runs on four hits and four walks in just 3.2 innings Tuesday against the Twins.

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Brandon Morrow 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
2006 21 A A 1 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2007 22 MAJ SEA 60 0 0 63.3 56 29 3 66 50 3 4 0 4.12 1.67
2008 23 AA WES 6 0 0 7.3 3 0 0 8 6 0 0 0 0.00 1.23
2008 23 AAA TAC 6 5 0 23.3 17 13 2 26 11 1 2 0 5.01 1.20
2008 23 MAJ SEA 45 5 0 64.7 40 24 10 75 34 3 4 10 3.34 1.14
2009 24 AAA TAC 10 10 1 55.0 50 22 2 40 23 5 3 0 3.60 1.33
2009 24 MAJ SEA 26 10 0 69.7 66 34 10 63 44 2 4 6 4.39 1.58
2010 25 MAJ TOR 26 26 1 146.3 136 73 11 178 66 10 7 0 0 0 4.49 1.38
2011 26 A+ Dun 3 3 0 9.1 13 8 0 11 6 0 2 0 0 0 7.71 2.09
2011 26 MAJ TOR 30 30 0 179.3 162 94 21 203 69 11 11 0 0 0 4.72 1.29
2012 27 A+ Dun 3 2 0 6.0 8 1 0 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.50 1.83
2012 27 AA New 3 3 0 14.1 10 4 2 12 3 1 0 0 0 0 2.51 0.92
2012 27 MAJ TOR 21 21 3 124.7 98 41 12 108 41 10 7 0 0 0 2.96 1.11
2013 28 A+ Dun 1 1 0 2.0 5 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13.50 3.00
2013 28 MAJ TOR 10 10 0 54.3 63 34 12 42 18 2 3 0 0 0 5.63 1.49
2014 29 MAJ TOR 3 3 0 14.7 16 9 1 17 6 1 1 0 0 0 5.52 1.50
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brandon Morrow
3-Year Averages MAJ   20 20 1 119.4 107 56 15 117 42 7 7 0 0 0 4.22 1.25
Career  (View All) MAJ   221 105 4 717.0 637 338 80 752 328 42 41 16 4.24 1.35

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Brandon Morrow Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 15 @Min 3.7 4 2 2 0 4 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.52 1.50
Apr. 9 Hou 6.0 5 3 3 1 1 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.73 1.27
Apr. 3 @TB 5.0 7 4 4 0 1 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 7.20 1.60
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 4.8 IP/G
9.7 9 5 5 1 5 13 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 4.66 1.45
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 4.9 IP/G
14.7 16 9 9 1 6 17 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 5.52 1.50
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 4.9 IP/G
14.7 16 9 9 1 6 17 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 5.52 1.50

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Brandon Morrow Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201314023153710110.301
20122776223471405.188
201142812637842029.219

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201310219326802.268
20122274618511407.246
201132270277313211.263

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201333.3210341285.131.50
201277.7640702383.011.13
201191.358010536136.311.50

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201321.00208646.431.48
201247.0430381842.871.09
201182.0630912873.071.02
Brandon Morrow 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
2006 21 A A 1 1 3.0 12.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 .53 .000
2007 22 MAJ SEA 60 0 63.3 9.38 7.11 1.32 0.43 0.75 74.8% 4.12 4.18 .320
2008 23 AA WES 6 0 7.3 9.82 7.36 1.33 0.00 100% 0.00 3.47 .191
2008 23 AAA TAC 6 5 23.3 10.03 4.24 2.36 0.77 57.7% 5.01 3.50 .274
2008 23 MAJ SEA 45 5 64.7 10.44 4.73 2.21 1.39 0.58 78.1% 95.5 MPH 3.34 4.52 .218
2009 24 AAA TAC 10 10 55.0 6.55 3.76 1.74 0.33 71.8% 3.60 3.53 .294
2009 24 MAJ SEA 26 10 69.7 8.14 5.68 1.43 1.29 0.81 76% 94.9 MPH 4.39 5.22 .296
2010 25 MAJ TOR 26 26 146.3 10.95 4.06 2.70 0.68 1.06 67.5% 93.4 MPH 4.49 3.28 .348
2011 26 A+ Dun 3 3 9.1 10.88 5.93 1.83 0.00 57.9% 7.71 2.76 .470
2011 26 MAJ TOR 30 30 179.3 10.19 3.46 2.94 1.05 0.94 65.2% 93.9 MPH 4.72 3.81 .318
2012 27 A+ Dun 3 2 6.0 9.00 4.50 2.00 0.00 90.9% 1.50 2.70 .423
2012 27 AA New 3 3 14.1 7.66 1.91 4.00 1.28 81.8% 2.51 3.98 .224
2012 27 MAJ TOR 21 21 124.7 7.80 2.96 2.63 0.87 1.03 77.2% 93.0 MPH 2.96 3.75 .261
2013 28 A+ Dun 1 1 2.0 0.00 4.50 0.00 4.50 60% 13.50 11.20 .415
2013 28 MAJ TOR 10 10 54.3 6.96 2.98 2.33 1.99 0.89 68.1% 93.3 MPH 5.63 5.57 .314
2014 29 MAJ TOR 3 3 14.7 10.43 3.68 2.83 0.61 2.18 61.9% 93.6 MPH 5.52 3.00 .381
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3-Year Averages MAJ   20 20 119.4 8.82 3.16 2.79 1.13 69.4% 4.22 3.93 .295
Career MAJ   221 105 717.0 9.44 4.12 2.29 1.00 70.8% 4.24 3.97 .305

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2014 Stat Review for Brandon Morrow    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.83 K/BB
AVERAGE
10.43 K/9
ELITE
3.68 BB/9
TERRIBLE
93.6 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.6 HR/9
GREAT
2.18 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.52 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.50 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.00 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.381 BABIP
HIGH
61.9% Strand Rate
LOW

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Brandon Morrow (by OPS against, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Desmond Jennings TB 16 8 4 5 4 0 0 .500 1.375 1.975
Jacoby Ellsbury NY-A 19 9 3 8 3 1 0 .474 1.105 1.651
David DeJesus TB 12 5 2 4 1 0 0 .417 1.167 1.628
Grady Sizemore BOS 12 6 1 5 2 3 0 .500 1.000 1.571
David Ortiz BOS 17 7 3 5 4 7 0 .412 1.000 1.524
Dustin Pedroia BOS 23 12 2 6 3 2 0 .522 .957 1.512
Eric Hosmer KC 12 6 2 2 0 3 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Kyle Seager SEA 14 7 1 3 0 5 0 .500 .929 1.395
Sean Rodriguez TB 14 5 2 6 5 6 0 .357 .857 1.357
Marco Scutaro SF 12 7 0 4 6 1 0 .583 .583 1.306

Best Matchups for Brandon Morrow (by OPS against, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Erick Aybar ANA 14 2 0 0 1 1 0 .143 .143 .343
Jack Hannahan CIN 9 1 0 0 1 4 0 .111 .111 .311
Mark Ellis STL 9 1 0 0 1 0 1 .111 .111 .311
Mark Reynolds MIL 19 2 0 2 1 11 0 .105 .158 .308
Mike Napoli BOS 16 2 0 1 1 9 1 .125 .125 .301
Jarrod Saltalamacchia MIA 12 1 0 0 2 4 0 .083 .083 .298
Alex Rios TEX 15 2 0 0 0 6 1 .133 .133 .267
Jhonny Peralta STL 12 0 0 0 2 3 1 .000 .000 .143
Reid Brignac PHI 12 0 0 0 1 8 1 .000 .000 .077
Denard Span WAS 9 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000

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

Morrow earned his first win of the season on Wednesday, giving up three runs (all earned), five hits and a walk with nine strikeouts over six innings of work.

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Morrow gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings in Thursday's 7-2 loss to the Rays.

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Morrow struck out eight and walked two while giving up just two hits over 5.2 shutout innings against the Mets on Saturday.

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Morrow worked five innings against the Phillies on Monday, allowing four earned runs on five hits, while recording four strikeouts and three walks.

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Morrow gained approximately 20 pounds this offseason, a development that seems to be sitting well with Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, the National Post reports. "He's put on a lot of weight, muscle," manager John Gibbons said Monday morning. "He looks strong. He looks like he's supposed to look. Last year he didn't look like that. He looks like a good, strong, starting, durable pitcher."

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Morrow (forearm) continues to feel good physically, Sportsnet reports.

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Morrow (forearm) has resumed throwing without restriction, and will be ready to go for the start of spring training, MLB.com reports.

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Morrow (forearm) has been progressing through a throwing program in Tempe and is feeling healthy and strong in his workouts, Sportsnet reports.

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2014

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2013

Morrow finally had the breakout season that had been expected of him for years, finishing 10-7 with a 2.97 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP. A strained oblique mid-season does raise concerns about his ability to stay healthy, as he pitched only 124.2 innings in 2012. Morrow's K/9 dropped to 7.8 and his BABIP was .252, however, a better walk rate and more steady supply of groundballs might help this breakout continue into 2013.

2012

It wasn't quite the season where Morrow finally put all the pieces together, but it was another step in the right direction. He improved his command just enough (3.5 BB/9IP) to keep his ERA (4.72) palatable despite pitching in a tough AL East en route to a career-high 203 strikeouts. His homer-prone tendencies didn't play well at home (1.500 WHIP, 6.31 ERA at home; 1.068 WHIP, 3.07 ERA on the road) and a career high in innings pitched may have taken their toll down the stretch as 13 of his 21 homers allowed came in his last 11 starts. Life in the AL East is never going to be easy but if he can improve his command another tick he could take another step forward. He'll be back as the Jays' No. 2 starter behind Ricky Romero.

2011

Morrow finally got an extended look as a starter last season following a trade to the Jays and began to put things together (10.9 K/9IP). He was held to just eight starts in the second half as the Jays wanted to limit his workload but did show slightly improved command as the season wore on. Over his final 17 starts, Morrow went 7-3 with a 3.46 ERA, 1.224 WHIP with a 119:38 K:BB ratio in 101.1 innings. If he can improve his control a tick -- or even just maintain his improvement from the second half of 2010 -- he could take another step forward. For now, though, he'll provide excellent strikeout numbers as the Jays' No. 2 starter behind Ricky Romero.

2010

Morrow just couldn't get off the starter-reliever merry-go-round, and another year of indecision again stunted his career. A starter in spring, Morrow was in the bullpen by Opening Day, only to lose the closer job in early May. He then spent most of the summer in the minors reinventing himself yet again. Upon returning to the Seattle rotation for four September starts, Morrow showed some of the promise that made him a first-round pick, including an eight-inning one-hitter in his final start with a career-high nine strikeouts. Morrow is still a work in progress as a starter command is his biggest issue, and he needs to mix his pitches more effectively -- but a high-90s fastball and a quality slider still provide upside. It looks like he may finally get a chance to develop as a starter in the majors after being traded to Toronto.

2009

It happened nearly two years later than it should have, but the Mariners finally committed to Morrow as a starting pitcher in 2008. After notching a 1.47 ERA in the bullpen and converting 10 of 12 save opportunities in place of an injured J.J. Putz, Morrow was sent to Triple-A Tacoma in August to transition to a starter. When he returned in September, he made five starts, impressing in three of those and getting rocked in two. His five homers allowed and 12 of his 18 earned runs came in those two botched starts. Morrow needs to locate more consistently and limit the walks, but he has excellent upside with a high-90's fastball and effective slider. He posted a 10.4 K/9IP overall, 9.0 as a starter. With Felix Hernandez and Erik Bedard, Morrow gives the Mariners an outstanding trio atop the rotation. There is a chance that Morrow goes back to closing with J.J. Putz traded, but new general manager Jack Zduriencik suggested that's not necessarily going to happen.

2008

With just 16 professional innings to his name - and only three above rookie ball - Morrow was a surprise choice to make the bullpen out of spring training last year. He was inconsistent throughout the season and relied almost exclusively on his mid-90's fastball at the expense of developing secondary pitches, throwing the heater on 80.1 percent of pitches. That's fine for a reliever who faces 3-5 batters a game, but if the 2006 first-round pick is to ever start as originally intended, he needs to learn how to actually pitch. To that end, the Mariners sent Morrow to the Venezuelan Winter League to prepare for a rotation spot this year. He performed well enough in Venezuela - 2.93 ERA, 29:7 K:BB, 8.52 K/9IP - but 30.2 innings across six winter ball starts isn't likely enough to stretch Morrow into a starter at this point. Don't be surprised if the Mariners end up sending him to Triple-A before handing him a rotation job. Morrow still has good upside, though he had control problems last year (66 strikeouts to 50 walks and a 7.11 BB/9).

2007

The club's 2006 first-round draft pick, Morrow has a high-90s fastball and a mid-80s spilt-fingered fastball, making for a devastating combination. He needs to develop a consistent slider to make his four-pitch hand, which also includes a good changeup, complete. Morrow likely will start the year at High-A High Desert, but could advance quickly.