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Mitch Moreland

29-Year-Old First Baseman – Texas Rangers

2015 Stats

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.304

HR

1

RBI

9

R

2

SB

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Moreland played for Texas last year, so you know how this story goes. He tried to play through a bum ankle and was not able to do so and ended up having season-ending surgery in mid-June. Moreland is ...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  5/11/2015
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:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.95 million contract with the Rangers in January of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

May 5, 2015  –  Mitch Moreland News

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Moreland (elbow) threw and hit in limited fashion Tuesday and feels good, Stefan Stevenson 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
2015 29 MAJ TEX 16 56 46 2 14 5 4 0 1 9 0 0 5 10 0 2 3 .304 .393 .457 .850
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3-Year Averages     104 350 318 39 79 30 17 0 13 44 0 0 26 77 1 4 1 .248 .304 .425 .728
Career  (View All)     510 1,800 1,611 201 409 150 81 3 66 218 6 4 149 369 6 21 13 .254 .318 .431 .749

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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
May. 4 @Hou Did not play.
May. 3 Oak Did not play.
May. 2 Oak Did not play.
May. 1 Oak Did not play.
Apr. 29 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 28 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 27 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .393 .457 .850
Apr. 26 @LAA 5 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .310 .404 .476 .880
Apr. 25 @LAA 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .391 .459 .850
Apr. 24 @LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .381 .441 .822
Apr. 22 @Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .395 .484 .879
Apr. 21 @Ari 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .405 .500 .905
Apr. 19 @Sea 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .389 .448 .837
Apr. 18 @Sea Did not play.
Apr. 17 @Sea Did not play.
Apr. 15 LAA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .382 .444 .826
Apr. 14 LAA 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .364 .423 .787
Apr. 13 LAA 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .321 .435 .756
Apr. 12 Hou 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 .211 .333 .421 .754
Apr. 11 Hou 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .235 .300 .471 .771
Apr. 10 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .188 .357 .545
Apr. 9 @Oak 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .250 .500 .750
Apr. 8 @Oak Did not play.
Apr. 7 @Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
Apr. 6 @Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 14 Days 19 1 7 2 0 0 4 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 .368 .391 .474 .865
Last 30 Days 46 2 14 4 0 1 9 5 10 0 0 3 2 0 .304 .393 .457 .850

Mitch Moreland: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 10 5
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
2015101010.400.500.917
2014252020.120.160.374
2013141143140.241.404.701

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015361180.278.444.831
2014142162210.268.380.692
20133214620460.227.452.752

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015210020.286.381.804
201481101110.222.346.638
20132083210290.221.394.704

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015252170.320.520.887
20148681120.267.349.650
20132542813310.240.472.762
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
2015 29 MAJ TEX 56 46 8.9% 17.9% 0.50 78% .371 .153
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3-Year Averages     350 318 7.4% 22% 0.34 76% .289 .177
Career     1,800 1,611 8.3% 20.5% 0.40 77% .292 .177

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2015 Stat Review for Mitch Moreland    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.304 AVG
ELITE
78% Contact Rate
WEAK
.371 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.457 SLG
GOOD
.153 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.50 BB/K
GOOD
8.9% BB Rate
GOOD
17.9% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

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.850 OPS
GREAT
.393 OBP
ELITE

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

Moreland will have bone chips removed from his elbow Wednesday and will miss two-to-three weeks, the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant reports.

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Moreland visited a doctor Tuesday to evaluate his elbow, as a chip may be lodged in an awkward spot, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Moreland was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Mariners.

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Moreland occupied the fifth spot in the lineup Sunday against the Angels and went 3-for-5 with two RBI. He hit the game-tying single in the ninth inning.

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Moreland (elbow) will return to the lineup Friday against the Angels.

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Moreland (elbow) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks, Rangers' VP of Communications John Blake reports.

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Moreland (elbow) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks, according to Rangers VP of Comm. John Blake.

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Moreland (elbow) was an option off the bench Saturday and is sitting Sunday partly because left-hander James Paxton is on the mound, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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 a distant memory now, and his second-half collapse (.183/.273/.366 in 191 at-bats) undoubtedly played a role in Texas' acquisition of Prince Fielder to address the lack of production at first base. Already 28 years old, it's unlikely that there's a large step forward for Moreland. He could retain value in some formats just by stepping to the plate 500 times a year in a good hitters' park, but the opportunity to do that is further limited following the trade for Fielder. Moreland has some limited experience in the outfield, though it remains to be seen if that will be a lineup option once spring rolls around.

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.