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Mitch Moreland

28-Year-Old First Baseman – Texas Rangers

2014 Stats

AVG

.279

HR

1

RBI

7

R

6

SB

0

2014 RotoWire 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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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.

April 17, 2014  –  Mitch Moreland News

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Moreland went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, three RBI and two runs in Thursday's win over Seattle.

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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 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
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
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 14 49 43 6 12 5 3 1 1 7 0 0 3 11 1 1 1 .279 .333 .465 .798
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Mitch Moreland
3-Year Averages MAJ   131 460 417 53 105 39 21 0 18 53 1 1 35 93 1 5 2 .252 .309 .432 .741
Career  (View All) MAJ   456 1609 1441 187 366 138 71 3 64 193 6 4 135 327 5 18 10 .254 .319 .441 .759

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Mitch Moreland 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
Apr. 17 Sea 3 2 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .333 .465 .798
Apr. 16 Sea 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .295 .425 .720
Apr. 15 Sea 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .275 .447 .722
Apr. 14 Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .243 .429 .672
Apr. 13 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 12 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .250 .441 .691
Apr. 11 Hou 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .258 .273 .484 .757
Apr. 9 @Bos 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .259 .500 .759
Apr. 8 @Bos Did not play.
Apr. 7 @Bos 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .273 .261 .409 .670
Apr. 6 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .263 .421 .684
Apr. 5 @TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .267 .467 .734
Apr. 4 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .500 .786
Apr. 2 Phi 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .300 .600 .900
Apr. 1 Phi 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334
Mar. 31 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 17 3 5 2 0 0 4 3 4 0 0 1 0 0 .294 .429 .412 .841
Last 14 Days 37 6 11 3 1 1 6 3 9 0 0 1 1 0 .297 .357 .514 .871
Last 30 Days 43 6 12 3 1 1 7 3 11 0 0 1 1 0 .279 .333 .465 .798

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Mitch Moreland: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 1 11
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
2013141143140.241.404.701
2012464390.239.457.737
201111112190.234.279.577

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133214620460.227.452.752
20122813712411.281.470.798
20113534815422.266.456.783

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132083210290.221.394.704
20121702610371.318.553.895
2011234327270.256.419.741

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132542813310.240.472.762
2012157155130.229.376.675
2011230289242.261.409.726
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 0 0 0% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2008 22 A Cli 531 466 11.3% 12.6% 0.90 86% .349 .212
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 49 43 6.1% 22.4% 0.27 74% .355 .186
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Mitch Moreland
3-Year Averages MAJ   460 417 7.6% 20.2% 0.38 78% .284 .180
Career MAJ   1609 1441 8.4% 20.3% 0.41 77% .288 .187

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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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.279 AVG
GOOD
74% Contact Rate
POOR
.355 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.465 SLG
GOOD
.186 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.27 BB/K
POOR
6.1% BB Rate
WEAK
22.4% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.798 OPS
GOOD
.333 OBP
AVERAGE

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

Best Matchups for Mitch Moreland (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Henderson Alvarez MIA 5 4 1 2 0 1 0 .800 1.400 2.200
Boone Logan COL 4 2 1 2 2 1 0 .500 1.500 2.167
Michael Pineda NY-A 6 3 1 2 1 1 0 .500 1.500 2.071
Jeremy Hellickson TB 5 3 1 1 3 0 0 .600 1.200 1.950
Jake Peavy BOS 9 4 3 6 0 2 1 .444 1.444 1.889
Sean O'Sullivan PHI 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 .600 1.200 1.800
Kevin Correia MIN 5 3 1 1 0 1 0 .600 1.200 1.800
Tommy Hanson CHI-A 4 2 1 3 1 1 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Brandon Maurer SEA 5 2 1 2 1 1 0 .400 1.200 1.700
A.J. Griffin OAK 6 2 2 3 0 2 0 .333 1.333 1.667

Worst Matchups for Mitch Moreland (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Zack Greinke LA 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jerry Blevins WAS 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Scott Downs CHI-A 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jarred Cosart HOU 5 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .000 .000
Fernando Abad OAK 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Joel Peralta TB 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Lucas Luetge SEA 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Ernesto Frieri ANA 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Anthony Swarzak MIN 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jordan Walden ATL 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Moreland isn't in the Rangers' lineup Tuesday in Boston, John Blake of the team's official site reports.

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Moreland isn't in the Rangers' lineup Saturday in Tampa Bay, John Blake of the team's official site reports.

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Moreland (oblique) was able to play all nine innings in Sunday's game, as he returned to the lineup, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Moreland (oblique) said Thursday that there is no doubt he'll be ready for Opening Day, MLB.com reports.

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Moreland (oblique) could miss the start of the season, Dallas Morning News reports.

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Moreland left Monday's game due to tightness in his oblique, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson reports.

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Moreland started in right field for the third time this spring Monday, the Rangers' official website reports.

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Moreland agreed to a one-year, $2.65 million contract with the Rangers on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

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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.