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Melvin Mora

42-Year-Old Third Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 200   DOB: 2/2/1972   BORN: Agua Negra, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Melvin Mora Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $4 million deal with the D-Backs in December of 2010.

December 29, 2011  –  Melvin Mora News

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Melvin Mora 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
2005 33 MAJ BAL 149 664 593 86 168 58 30 1 27 88 7 4 50 112 8 3 10 .283 .348 .474 .821
2006 34 MAJ BAL 155 705 624 96 171 41 25 0 16 83 11 1 54 99 6 7 14 .274 .342 .391 .733
2007 35 R GCL 2 7 7 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .286 .286 .429 .715
2007 35 MAJ BAL 126 527 467 67 128 38 23 1 14 58 9 3 47 83 5 5 3 .274 .341 .418 .759
2008 36 MAJ BAL 135 570 513 77 146 54 29 2 23 104 3 7 37 70 3 6 11 .285 .342 .483 .826
2009 37 MAJ BAL 125 496 450 44 117 28 20 0 8 48 3 3 34 60 1 3 8 .260 .321 .358 .679
2010 38 MAJ COL 113 354 316 39 90 24 12 5 7 45 2 1 31 53 2 0 5 .285 .358 .421 .779
2011 39 MAJ ARI 42 135 127 5 29 6 6 0 0 16 0 1 2 24 0 4 2 .228 .244 .276 .520
3-Year Averages MAJ   42 135 127 5 29 6 6 0 0 16 0 1 2 24 0 4 2 .228 .244 .276 .520
Career  (View All) MAJ   1552 6158 5422 793 1503 473 283 19 171 754 93 55 520 953 50 49 117 .277 .351 .431 .782

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Melvin Mora: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2011 1 31
2010 25 19 63 4 4
2009 124

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Melvin Mora Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2011381040.263.368.661

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20118940120.213.236.459

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20117020110.257.314.591

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2011573050.193.228.431
Melvin Mora Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 33 MAJ BAL 664 593 7.5% 16.9% 0.45 81% .311 .191
2006 34 MAJ BAL 705 624 7.7% 14% 0.55 84% .305 .117
2007 35 R GCL 7 7 0% 14.3% 0.00 86% .333 .143
2007 35 MAJ BAL 527 467 8.9% 15.7% 0.57 82% .308 .144
2008 36 MAJ BAL 570 513 6.5% 12.3% 0.53 86% .293 .198
2009 37 MAJ BAL 496 450 6.9% 12.1% 0.57 87% .285 .098
2010 38 MAJ COL 354 316 8.8% 15% 0.58 83% .324 .136
2011 39 MAJ ARI 135 127 1.5% 17.8% 0.08 81% .282 .048
3-Year Averages MAJ   135 127 1.5% 17.8% 0.08 81% .282 .048
Career MAJ   6158 5422 8.4% 15.5% 0.55 82% .310 .154

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

Best Matchups for Melvin Mora (by OPS, min 12 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Nate Robertson DET 25 8 3 11 7 0 0 .320 .880 1.349
Joaquin Benoit SD 18 7 2 4 2 1 0 .389 .778 1.228
A.J. Burnett PHI 20 8 1 8 4 6 2 .400 .650 1.150
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 19 7 1 3 0 1 1 .368 .684 1.053
Joe Saunders TEX 25 10 1 3 3 2 1 .400 .560 1.043
Casey Janssen TOR 12 5 0 2 1 1 0 .417 .500 1.000
Kyle Lohse MIL 12 4 1 2 0 2 0 .333 .667 1.000
Bartolo Colon NY-N 27 9 1 4 3 4 0 .333 .593 .993
Chien-Ming Wang CIN 22 10 0 4 1 1 0 .455 .455 .933
Ervin Santana ATL 21 6 1 3 2 4 0 .286 .571 .919

Worst Matchups for Melvin Mora (by OPS, min 12 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jon Lester BOS 26 5 1 3 1 5 2 .192 .308 .530
Rafael Soriano WAS 12 2 0 0 1 2 1 .167 .250 .481
Scott Kazmir OAK 27 2 1 1 6 8 4 .074 .185 .428
Dan Haren LA 12 1 1 1 0 1 0 .083 .333 .417
CC Sabathia NY-A 28 3 1 1 2 4 1 .107 .214 .381
Zack Greinke LA 14 1 0 0 0 4 0 .071 .071 .205
Mark Buehrle TOR 22 1 0 1 2 4 1 .045 .045 .170
Matt Garza MIL 24 2 0 2 0 2 0 .083 .083 .167
Scott Baker TEX 12 1 0 0 0 3 0 .083 .083 .167
Johan Santana BAL 22 1 0 0 0 10 0 .045 .045 .091

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Melvin Mora: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Mora has officially been released from the Diamondbacks, reports the team's official site.

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Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson announced that the team was releasing Mora (back) after Thursday's game, the Associated Press reports.

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Mora was scratched from the lineup Sunday because of a bad back, the Associated Press reports.

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Mora has been scratched from the D-backs' lineup on Sunday, the Diamondbacks official site reports.

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Mora will start at third base in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rockies, the Diamondbacks' official site reports.

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Mora will be activated from the bereavement list prior to Tuesday's doubleheader with the Rockies, the D-Backs' official site reports.

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Mora has been placed on the bereavement list, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Mora is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres, according to the Diamondbacks' official Twitter page.

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Mora (foot) is back in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies, Dbacks.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2011

Mora's 2010 counting stats were pretty similar to those of his 2009 season, despite the fact that he had almost 130 fewer at-bats as a utility infielder. A .324 BABIP, his highest since 2004, helped him to a .285 batting average and .358 on-base percentage. After the Mark Reynolds trade, the Diamondbacks signed Mora to a one-year deal. At 39 years old, the team won't rely on Mora to be an everyday starter and neither should fantasy owners.

2010

The Orioles are relieved to be rid of Mora's large contract, especially considering he turned a surprising 2008 into a very disappointing 2009. Mora shared at-bats in the latter third of the season and he will have a difficult time finding a full-time role anywhere considering his age.

2009

While many had forecast Mora to continue his decline, he turned in a fairly healthy season and hit .285 with 23 home runs and 104 RBI. Health is always going to be a risk with Mora, but he offers some sleeper potential at third base for those who miss out on the top-tier options. The power could still be there, but don't expect him to come close to 100 RBI again. The stolen-base potential is all but gone, as Mora swiped just three bases in 10 tries.

2008

While the Orioles did well to acquire Mora when they did, they really erred by giving him a three-year, $24 million extension during the 2006 season, signing him through 2009. A continuing characteristic of losing teams is an inability to evaluate their own talent. When Mora signed the extension, he was already 34 years old, so the O's had to have some idea that a decline was likely in the years covered by the extension. Before acquiring Scott Moore, they didn't have really anyone of note that he was blocking, so the opportunity cost at least was fairly low. They owe it to themselves now to at least evaluate where Mora stands in comparison to Moore.

2007

After receiving a three-year contract extension early in the season, the 34-year-old Mora continued to slip and finished with his lowest figures in doubles (25), home runs (16), RBI (83), batting average (.274), on-base percentage (.342) and slugging percentage (.391) in three years despite playing in the most games (155) of his career. Optimists have attempted to attribute Moraís decline to his constant flip-flopping between the No. 2 and No. 3 spots in the batting order, and predict a rebound given that Nick Markakis will allow Mora to focus on hitting second. While thatís a possibility, we expect Moraís 2007 numbers to be similar to those in 2006.

2006

Mora managed to stay healthy for the second consecutive season, and though he hit 27 homers for the second year in a row he saw his average drop from .340 to .283, his RBI drop from 104 to 88, and his runs drop from 111 to 86. While we didn't expect Mora to continue to hit .340, his drop in performance can partially be attributed to the team constantly juggling him between the second and third spots in the lineup as they struggled to squeeze run production from the disappointing power hitters behind him in the lineup. This season is a contract year for Mora, so we might see a spike in production, but expect numbers closer to his 2005 than his 2004 totals.

2005

Mora proved his offensive explosion in 2003 was no fluke, finishing the season as one of the majorsí best hitters and earning the AL Silver Slugger Award at third base. Whatís scary is that 2005 could be even better for him as the Orioles look to add another big bat behind him in the lineup. Durability is a concern, since he missed a stint for the third straight season, but pencil him in for another 140 games in 2005.

2004

Mora suffered a hand injury that halted a career year. He has yet to sustain offensive production over the course of 600 at-bats, so that remains a concern. He may wind up at third base for Baltimore, or continue as the club's super utility guy. His trade value remains high and the O's may use that to fill some other needs. From a fantasy standpoint, at the beginning of the year he may only qualify as an outfielder in your league, having played just 11 games at shortstop and six games at second base in 2003.

2003

Mora was supposed to be a part-timer when the season started, but injuries and a torrid start kept him in the lineup all season (557 AB, 19 HR, 64 RBI, 16 steals) at shortstop, a little second and every position in the outfield. His power numbers were a career best, but it affected his average (.233) and his production dropped off after the All-Star break, hitting only .195 and stealing just three bases. If the Orioles don't get a shortstop in this winter, Mora will have a shot at starting the season in the infield. He most likely won't be leading off as he did last season because of his .338 OBP.