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Matt Morris

40-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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Retired from baseball in April of 2008 after being released by the Pirates.

April 29, 2008  –  Matt Morris News

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Matt Morris 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
2005 30 MAJ STL 31 31 0 192.7 209 88 22 117 37 14 10 0 4.11 1.28
2006 31 MAJ SFO 33 33 0 207.7 218 115 22 117 63 10 15 0 4.98 1.35
2007 32 A STA 46 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2007 32 MAJ SFO 21 21 0 136.7 162 66 12 73 39 7 7 0 4.35 1.47
2007 32 MAJ PIT 11 11 0 62.0 78 42 6 29 22 3 4 0 6.10 1.61
2007  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ SFO/PIT 32 32 0 198.7 240 108 18 102 61 10 11 0 4.89 1.52
2008 33 A CHA 15 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2008 33 A STA 6 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2008 33 MAJ PIT 5 5 0 22.3 41 24 6 9 7 0 4 0 9.67 2.15
Career  (View All)     307 276 8 1,806.0 1,867 799 175 1,214 509 121 92 4 3.98 1.32

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Matt Morris Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Matt Morris 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
2005 30 MAJ STL 31 31 192.7 5.47 1.73 3.16 1.03 70.5% 4.11 4.07 .305
2006 31 MAJ SFO 33 33 207.7 5.07 2.73 1.86 0.95 1.22 64.1% 4.98 4.39 .295
2007 32 A STA 46 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2007 32 MAJ SFO 21 21 136.7 4.81 2.57 1.87 0.79 1.53 71.4% 4.35 4.16 .324
2007 32 MAJ PIT 11 11 62.0 4.21 3.19 1.32 0.87 1.53 61.7% 6.10 4.62 .331
2007  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ SFO/PIT 32 32 198.7 4.62 2.76 1.67 0.82 1.53 68.2% 4.89 4.30 .326
2008 33 A CHA 15 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2008 33 A STA 6 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2008 33 MAJ PIT 5 5 22.3 3.63 2.82 1.29 2.42 1.04 57.1% 85.9 MPH 9.67 6.86 .393
Career     307 276 1,806.0 6.05 2.54 2.39 0.87 71.6% 3.98 3.99 .304

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Matt Morris: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Morris has been released by the Pirates, according to ESPNews.

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Morris struggled through a 49-pitch first inning Saturday. He left the game after allowing six runs (three earned) in 1.2 innings against the Phillies.

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Morris will get the start at home Saturday night, where he's allowed 15 runs (12 earned) in two starts thus far in 2008.

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Morris (0-3) allowed nine hits and eight earned runs in four innings Monday night. Seven of those hits went for extra bases -- five doubles and two home runs.

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Morris gave up seven runs (three earned) in seven innings against the Cubs on Thursday. He allowed 11 hits and two walks, striking out three.

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Morris allowed three earned runs in five innings Friday, giving up eight hits and two walks while striking out two in a no-decision.

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Morris has had a poor spring, surrendering 13 earned runs and 29 hits in 13 innings.

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Morris is healthy and has impressed new pitching coach Jeff Andrews with his ability to throw strikes in his first bullpen sessions this spring, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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The Pirates are looking to trade Morris, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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Morris allowed one run on six hits while striking out seven over seven innings in a win over Arizona on Wednesday.

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Morris allowed six runs on eight hits in four innings of a 6-3 loss to the Padres on Thursday.

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Morris remains on track to pitch Thursday despite swelling to the right edge of his right hand, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Matt Morris.

2008

Morris is becoming the well-traveled veteran that teams try to squeeze a .500 record and 30 starts out of from the back end of the rotation. The only problem with that is that the budget-conscious Pirates are paying him over $9 million for the 2008 campaign, nearly 20 percent of their entire payroll. On a good team he might be able to post passable fantasy numbers; with the Pirates you're likely just wasting your time. Revisit him if and when he gets dealt from Pittsburgh to a contender, given the increased opportunity to contribute some wins.

2007

Morris is often described as a “gamer” and a “winner,” but the production just hasn't been there for a few seasons now. While he clearly doesn't have the same stuff he did five years ago, it was revealed that Morris pitched the final two months of last season with fractured ribs, helping to explain his 7.42 September ERA. Still, he entered August with a 4.61 ERA, so it's not like the injury can be blamed for his overall performance. He should enter this season 100 percent and does possess the ability to get his ERA in the low 4s. Since he no longer is an asset in the strikeout department, his fantasy upside is quite limited.

2006

It was a tale of two halves for Morris in 2005. He won 10 games before the break, with a 3.10 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and a 73/16 K/BB ratio. Then he fell apart to the tune of only four wins, a 5.32 ERA, and a 44/21 K/BB ratio. Morris is a fiery competitor, but expect his 2006 numbers to be closer to that second half split, although a move to San Francsico will help his home stats.

2005

Morris has seen his home runs allowed go from 13 to 35 and his ERA has jumped a point and a half in that time. Some starts, he just can't find the plate. In others, like September 3 against the Dodgers, he throws a two-hit shutout and strikes out 11. His inexplicable starts had the Cardinals crossing their fingers in the playoffs. Tony LaRussa had him on a short leash, pulling him after five innings twice and in the fifth in another start. Whether it is health-related or if Morris is tipping his pitches, his career his headed in the wrong direction.

2004

Morris drove his owners nuts last year; Baseball Prospectus actually ranked him as the fourth-flakiest starter in the majors, which doesn't do him justice. Given that, a decline in his strikeout rate, and the shoulder pain he battled, be very cautious about investing heavily in him.

2003

Now, more than three seasons removed from Tommy John surgery, Morris is a pretty safe bet to repeat last season's numbers, which were just a notch off from his breakout campaign of 2001. Morris struck out 171 and walked 64 in 210 1/3 innings while compiling 17 wins and an ERA of 3.42. His 185/54, 22 wins and 3.16 ERA of 2000 were slightly better, but we're talking about the difference of eight hits, 10 walks and four earned runs. Morris, 28, is a horse, and with his arm injuries receding into the distant past, he's easily a top-10, if not top-5, starter in the National League.