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Mitch Moreland

29-Year-Old First Baseman – Texas Rangers

2014 Stats

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.246

HR

2

RBI

23

R

18

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Moreland eclipsed the 20-homer mark for the first time, but his poor .232/.299/.437 line left a lot to be desired. The plate approach shown in a brief trial back in 2010 (25:35 BB:K in 145 at-bats) is...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Ankle     EST. RETURN:  2/1/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 230   DOB: 9/6/1985
BORN: Amory, MS   COLLEGE: Mississippi State  DRAFTED: 17th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Mitch Moreland Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $2.65 million contract with the Rangers in February of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

November 11, 2014  –  Mitch Moreland News

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Moreland (ankle) could be an option in left field for the Rangers in 2015, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Mitch Moreland 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
2008 22 A CLI 123 531 466 64 151 59 37 4 18 99 2 4 60 67 0 5 0 .324 .400 .536 .936
2008 22 A CLI 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 23 A BAK 43 193 170 34 58 27 19 0 8 26 1 0 21 26 0 2 0 .341 .421 .594 1.015
2009 23 AA FRI 73 327 301 51 98 30 19 3 8 60 1 1 23 42 0 2 1 .326 .373 .488 .861
2010 24 AAA OKL 95 412 353 52 102 43 29 2 12 65 2 1 47 63 2 7 3 .289 .371 .484 .855
2010 24 MAJ TEX 47 173 145 20 37 13 4 0 9 25 3 1 25 36 0 2 1 .255 .364 .469 .833
2011 25 MAJ TEX 134 512 464 60 120 39 22 1 16 51 2 2 39 92 2 3 4 .259 .320 .414 .734
2012 26 AA FRI 3 14 13 4 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .308 .357 .462 .819
2012 26 AAA ROU 2 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334
2012 26 MAJ TEX 114 357 327 41 90 33 18 0 15 50 1 1 23 71 2 4 1 .275 .321 .468 .789
2013 27 AA FRI 3 12 12 3 6 4 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
2013 27 MAJ TEX 147 518 462 60 107 48 24 1 23 60 0 0 45 117 0 8 3 .232 .299 .437 .736
2014 28 MAJ TEX 52 184 167 18 41 12 9 1 2 23 0 0 12 43 2 2 1 .246 .297 .347 .644
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3-Year Averages     131 460 417 53 105 39 21 0 18 53 1 1 35 93 1 5 2 .252 .309 .432 .741
Career  (View All)     494 1,744 1,565 199 395 145 77 3 65 209 6 4 144 359 6 19 10 .252 .316 .430 .746

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Mitch Moreland Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 27 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 26 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 25 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 24 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 23 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 22 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 21 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 20 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 19 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 18 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 17 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 16 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 14 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 13 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 12 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 11 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 10 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 9 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 7 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 6 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 5 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 4 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 3 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 2 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 1 @KC Did not play.
Aug. 31 @Hou Did not play.
Aug. 30 @Hou Did not play.
Aug. 29 @Hou Did not play.
Aug. 28 @Hou Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Mitch Moreland: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 22 2 2 22
2013 146 1 1
2012 95 3 3 7
2011 99 34 34 8
2010 40 7 7

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Mitch Moreland Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014252020.120.160.374
2013141143140.241.404.701
2012464390.239.457.737

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014142162210.268.380.692
20133214620460.227.452.752
20122813712411.281.470.798

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201481101110.222.346.638
20132083210290.221.394.704
20121702610371.318.553.895

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20148681120.267.349.650
20132542813310.240.472.762
2012157155130.229.376.675
Mitch Moreland Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 22 A CLI 531 466 11.3% 12.6% 0.90 86% .349 .212
2008 22 A CLI 0% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2009 23 A BAK 193 170 10.9% 13.5% 0.81 85% .368 .253
2009 23 AA FRI 327 301 7% 12.8% 0.55 86% .359 .162
2010 24 AAA OKL 412 353 11.4% 15.3% 0.75 82% .324 .195
2010 24 MAJ TEX 173 145 14.5% 20.8% 0.69 75% .280 .214
2011 25 MAJ TEX 512 464 7.6% 18% 0.42 80% .292 .155
2012 26 AA FRI 14 13 0% 14.3% 0.00 85% .364 .154
2012 26 AAA ROU 6 6 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .250 .000
2012 26 MAJ TEX 357 327 6.4% 19.9% 0.32 78% .311 .193
2013 27 AA FRI 12 12 0% 8.3% 0.00 92% .500 .500
2013 27 MAJ TEX 518 462 8.7% 22.6% 0.38 75% .261 .205
2014 28 MAJ TEX 184 167 6.5% 23.4% 0.28 74% .320 .101
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3-Year Averages     460 417 7.6% 20.2% 0.38 78% .284 .180
Career     1,744 1,565 8.3% 20.6% 0.40 77% .289 .178

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

Contact

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.246 AVG
WEAK
74% Contact Rate
POOR
.320 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.347 SLG
TERRIBLE
.101 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.28 BB/K
POOR
6.5% BB Rate
WEAK
23.4% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.644 OPS
TERRIBLE
.297 OBP
POOR

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Mitch Moreland: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Moreland (ankle) has shed his cast and may be able to remove his walking boot in five weeks, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.

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Moreland (ankle) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Thursday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Moreland, who underwent a ligament reconstruction and bone realignment in his left ankle Monday, will begin his rehab next week, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.

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Moreland (ankle) will undergo season-ending surgery Monday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Moreland has told the team he will have ankle reconstruction surgery and likely miss the rest of the season, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson reports.

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Moreland now plans to receive a third opinion Tuesday on his injured left ankle, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Moreland (ankle) will seek a second opinion Thursday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Moreland (ankle) was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Moreland provided some pop in the bottom half of the Texas order in 2012, swatting 18 doubles and 15 homers in just 327 at-bats. The plate discipline he showed back in 2010 is a distant memory now, perhaps in an effort to do the most with his limited playing time. He battled for playing time with Michael Young and Mike Napoli for all of 2012, so he has a good chance at a starting job with those veterans elsewhere. There's a 20-homer season, likely on the cheap, waiting for him if he can get 500 at-bats.

2012

Moreland failed to build upon a decent 2010 debut (and a particularly solid 2010 postseason), hitting just .259/.320/.414. His post-break numbers (.241/.300/.367) were poor, though he remained a semi-regular presence in the Texas lineup despite his fade. He underwent surgery in the offseason to alleviate some wrist/hand issues that should have him healthy in plenty of time for the start of exhibition play, but his struggles at the plate have led to rumors that Texas may address the first-base position via free agency over the winter.

2011

Moreland gave Texas a nice late-season boost at first base, posting a solid .255/.364/.469 line in 145 at-bats before cementing himself as the first baseman for 2011 with a solid postseason. He was misused down in the Rangers' lineup when he played, a situation that will likely repeat itself with the top six spots pretty well locked down. He should be entering his power peak having just turned 25 years old, and could post a nice season hitting behind Nelson Cruz and Ian Kinsler.