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Charlie Morton

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2017 Stats

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13-7

ERA

3.63

WHIP

1.21

K

159

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Morton made just four starts before suffering a left hamstring tear that required season-ending surgery. Before he went down, there were some positive signs in his profile that make him an interesting...

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2017 ADP:  392.24

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 195   DOB: 10/12/1983   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Charlie Morton Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $14 million contract with the Astros in November of 2016.

September 23, 2017  –  Charlie Morton News

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Morton (13-7) allowed one run on four hits and one walk while striking out five across seven innings to earn the win Saturday against the Angels.

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Charlie Morton 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
2004 20 A ROM 27 18 0 117.7 140 63 7 102 68 7 9 2 4.82 1.77
2005 21 A ROM 26 22 0 124.2 124 72 7 86 62 5 9 1 5.20 1.50
2006 22 A A 30 14 0 100.0 116 60 14 75 54 6 7 2 5.40 1.70
2007 23 AA MIS 41 6 0 79.7 80 38 3 67 37 4 6 0 4.29 1.47
2008 24 AAA RIC 13 12 0 79.0 51 18 0 72 27 5 2 0 2.05 0.99
2008 24 MAJ ATL 16 15 0 74.7 80 51 9 48 41 4 8 0 6.15 1.62
2009 25 AAA IND 1 1 0 7.0 4 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.71
2009 25 AAA GWI 10 10 1 64.7 52 18 3 55 16 7 2 0 2.51 1.05
2009 25 MAJ PIT 18 18 1 97.0 102 49 7 62 40 5 9 0 4.55 1.46
2010 26 AAA IND 14 14 0 80.0 83 34 6 53 30 4 4 0 0 0 3.83 1.41
2010 26 MAJ PIT 17 17 0 79.7 112 67 15 59 26 2 12 0 0 0 7.57 1.73
2011 27 MAJ PIT 29 29 1 171.7 186 73 6 110 77 10 10 0 0 0 3.83 1.53
2012 28 AAA IND 1 1 0 7.2 6 1 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.17 0.97
2012 28 MAJ PIT 9 9 0 50.3 62 26 5 25 11 2 6 0 0 0 4.65 1.45
2013 29 A+ BRA 4 1 0 3.0 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.00 1.00
2013 29 AA ALT 4 4 0 18.2 10 5 2 11 6 1 1 0 0 0 2.41 0.88
2013 29 AAA IND 4 4 0 19.0 16 8 1 12 10 0 1 0 0 0 3.79 1.37
2013 29 MAJ PIT 20 20 0 116.0 113 42 6 85 36 7 4 0 0 0 3.26 1.28
2014 30 AA ALT 1 1 0 4.0 4 2 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.25
2014 30 MAJ PIT 26 26 0 157.3 143 65 9 126 57 6 12 0 0 0 3.72 1.27
2015 31 AA ALT 1 1 0 7.0 2 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.57
2015 31 AAA IND 2 2 0 13.1 13 3 0 17 4 1 1 0 0 0 2.03 1.30
2015 31 MAJ PIT 23 23 0 129.0 137 69 13 96 41 9 9 0 0 0 4.81 1.38
2016 32 MAJ PHI 4 4 0 17.3 15 8 1 19 8 1 1 0 0 0 4.15 1.33
2017 33 AA COR 1 1 0 4.1 1 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.73
2017 33 AAA FRE 1 2 0 6.0 4 1 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.50 1.00
2017 33 MAJ HOU 24 24 0 141.3 121 57 14 159 50 13 7 0 0 0 3.63 1.21
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3-Year Averages     17 17 0 101.2 98 47 7 80 35 5 7 0 0 0 4.18 1.31
Career  (View All)     186 185 2 1,034.3 1,071 507 85 789 387 59 78 0 4.41 1.41

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Charlie Morton Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 23 LAA 7.0 4 1 1 1 1 5 2 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.63 1.21
Sep. 15 Sea 6.0 5 1 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.75 1.24
Sep. 9 @Oak 5.0 6 3 2 0 3 8 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.86 1.25
Sep. 2 NYM 5.0 6 2 2 1 1 9 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.87 1.22
Aug. 27 @LAA 5.0 4 3 3 0 1 5 2 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.88 1.22
Aug. 22 Was 6.0 5 4 4 1 1 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.81 1.23
Aug. 16 Ari 6.3 3 1 1 0 4 9 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.69 1.24
Aug. 11 @Tex 5.7 7 5 3 0 2 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.83 1.25
Aug. 5 Tor 7.0 7 3 3 0 2 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.78 1.23
Jul. 31 TB 6.0 2 2 2 1 3 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.77 1.22
Jul. 25 @Phi 7.0 3 0 0 0 1 9 2 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.83 1.25
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
13.0 9 2 2 1 2 12 2 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 1.38 0.85
Last 30 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.6 IP/G
28.0 25 10 9 2 7 34 4 2 0 3-1 0 0 0 2.89 1.14
Last 60 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
66.0 52 25 22 4 20 76 6 3 0 6-3 0 0 0 3.00 1.09

Charlie Morton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20172728824411006.173
201634938201.258
20152985227782148.301

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20172996625762537.283
2016371057000.226
20152654414591205.239

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201790.093010132113.501.18
201612.710013600.711.03
201569.0640542354.041.35

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201744.3340531724.261.35
20164.701062113.502.14
201560.0350421885.701.42
Charlie Morton vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Andrew Cashner TEX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Charlie Morton 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
2004 20 A ROM 27 18 117.7 7.80 5.20 1.50 0.54 72.1% 4.82 3.97 .367
2005 21 A ROM 26 22 124.2 6.23 4.49 1.39 0.51 63.7% 5.20 4.05 .307
2006 22 A A 30 14 100.0 6.75 4.86 1.39 1.26 70.5% 5.40 5.26 .330
2007 23 AA MIS 41 6 79.7 7.57 4.18 1.81 0.34 69.3% 4.29 3.63 .328
2008 24 AAA RIC 13 12 79.0 8.20 3.08 2.67 0.00 76.9% 2.05 2.48 .253
2008 24 MAJ ATL 16 15 74.7 5.79 4.94 1.17 1.08 1.65 62.5% 90.7 MPH 6.15 5.18 .304
2009 25 AAA IND 1 1 7.0 9.00 1.29 7.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.06 .239
2009 25 AAA GWI 10 10 64.7 7.65 2.23 3.44 0.42 76.9% 2.51 2.94 .278
2009 25 MAJ PIT 18 18 97.0 5.75 3.71 1.55 0.65 1.51 68.9% 91.3 MPH 4.55 4.14 .310
2010 26 AAA IND 14 14 80.0 5.96 3.38 1.77 0.68 73.8% 3.83 4.20 .308
2010 26 MAJ PIT 17 17 79.7 6.67 2.94 2.27 1.69 1.71 57.7% 92.9 MPH 7.57 5.41 .369
2011 27 MAJ PIT 29 29 171.7 5.77 4.04 1.43 0.31 3.17 73.9% 91.4 MPH 3.83 3.95 .325
2012 28 AAA IND 1 1 7.2 10.00 1.25 8.00 0.00 85.7% 1.17 1.39 .328
2012 28 MAJ PIT 9 9 50.3 4.47 1.97 2.27 0.89 2.20 69.1% 89.9 MPH 4.65 4.27 .328
2013 29 A+ BRA 4 1 3.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 50% 6.00 7.20 .236
2013 29 AA ALT 4 4 18.2 5.44 2.97 1.83 0.99 78.6% 2.41 4.41 .166
2013 29 AAA IND 4 4 19.0 5.68 4.74 1.20 0.47 72% 3.79 4.36 .265
2013 29 MAJ PIT 20 20 116.0 6.59 2.79 2.36 0.47 3.69 74.8% 92.8 MPH 3.26 3.75 .306
2014 30 AA ALT 1 1 4.0 13.50 2.25 6.00 0.00 60% 4.50 0.95 .431
2014 30 MAJ PIT 26 26 157.3 7.21 3.26 2.21 0.51 2.69 70.7% 91.1 MPH 3.72 3.79 .297
2015 31 AA ALT 1 1 7.0 6.43 2.57 2.50 0.00 100% 0.00 2.63 .119
2015 31 AAA IND 2 2 13.1 11.68 2.75 4.25 0.00 82.4% 2.03 1.52 .395
2015 31 MAJ PIT 23 23 129.0 6.70 2.86 2.34 0.91 3.13 66.1% 92.0 MPH 4.81 4.25 .317
2016 32 MAJ PHI 4 4 17.3 9.87 4.15 2.38 0.52 3.86 68.2% 94.3 MPH 4.15 3.14 .319
2017 33 AA COR 1 1 4.1 10.98 4.39 2.50 0.00 100% 0.00 2.22 .132
2017 33 AAA FRE 1 2 6.0 4.50 3.00 1.50 1.50 100% 1.50 5.37 .177
2017 33 MAJ HOU 24 24 141.3 10.13 3.18 3.18 0.89 2.12 72.6% 95.0 MPH 3.63 3.58 .309
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.0 8.91 3.23 2.76 0.57 69.1% 4.05 3.13 .327
Rest Of Season     0 1 5.0 8.91 3.23 2.76 0.57 69.1% 4.05 3.13 .327
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3-Year Averages     17 17 101.2 7.11 3.11 2.29 0.62 68.3% 4.18 3.56 .307
Career     186 185 1,034.3 6.87 3.37 2.04 0.74 69.3% 4.41 3.90 .317

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Charlie Morton Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 129 -1 16 -1 0 69 0 0 0
2016 P 17.3 0 1 0 0 13 0 0 0
2017 P 134.3 -4 7 -4 0 90 -1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P -2 0 0 0 -1 0 -3
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 P 1 -1 0 -1 -3 0 -4

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2017 Stat Review for Charlie Morton    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.18 K/BB
GOOD
10.13 K/9
ELITE
3.18 BB/9
WEAK
95.0 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.9 HR/9
GREAT
2.12 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.63 ERA
GOOD
1.21 WHIP
GOOD
3.58 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.309 BABIP
HIGH
72.6% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Charlie Morton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Morton's next start will come Saturday against the Angels, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Morton (12-7) allowed one run on five hits and a walk while striking out seven to get the win Friday over Seattle.

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Morton (11-7) took the loss in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the A's. He was charged with three runs (two earned) on six hits with three walks and eight strikeouts.

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Morton (11-6) allowed two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out nine batters through five innings during Saturday's win over the Mets.

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Morton was tagged for three runs on four hits with one walk and five strikeouts over five innings in Sunday's no-decision against the Angels.

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Morton (10-6) took the loss against the Nationals on Tuesday, allowing four runs on five hits and a walk over six innings while striking out six.

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Morton (10-5) emerged victorious Wednesday against the Diamondbacks after allowing one run on three hits with four walks and nine strikeouts over 6.1 innings.

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Morton (9-5) allowed five runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out six over 5.2 innings in Friday's 6-4 loss to Texas.

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Morton struck out seven and allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks over seven innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

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Morton (9-4) allowed two runs on two hits and three walks with five strikeouts over six innings in a win Monday against the Rays.

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Morton (8-4) tossed seven scoreless innings Tuesday, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out nine in a 5-0 win over the Phillies.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Mortonís confounding career continued in 2015. After returning from hip surgery in late May, he won his first five starts, compiling a 1.62 ERA in 33.1 IP. Thereafter he got rung up for a 5.93 ERA in 95.2 IP. He continues to struggle against lefties (.301/.389/.506) and remains inconsistent from start to start. Morton, who will earn $8 million in 2016, could find himself on the trade block if GM Neal Huntingtonís patience has finally worn thin. The right-hander figures to rebound a bit after tossing consecutive sub-4.00 ERAs in 2013 and 2014, but given his propensity for injury and inconsistency fantasy owners might want to consider him as little more than a late draft pickup.

2015

Morton will likely miss time at the beginning of 2015 after undergoing hip surgery in late October. The 31-year-old, who has made more than 20 starts in only two of seven big league campaigns, registered a 3.72 ERA (3.72 FIP) and 1.27 WHIP with a 126:57 K:BB ratio in 157.1 innings. He led the NL in hit batters (19) for the second straight season. Morton signed a three-year, $21 million extension prior to 2014, a deal which kicks in starting in 2015. The Pirates will gladly welcome him into the starting rotation, but again, it likely won't be at the start of the year. Morton has won 10 games only once -- he went 6-12 for a team which won 88 games in 2014 -- but should pile up innings once he gets back from his latest injury.

2014

Morton put together a surprisingly consistent 2013 after making his season debut in June. The sinker-balling righty returned from Tommy John Surgery armed with a 92.8 mph average fastball that induced a whopping 62.9 percent groundball rate in 116 innings. He allowed more than three earned runs in three of 20 starts en route to a 3.26 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. Morton benefited from Pittsburgh's defensive shifts as much as any starting pitcher and limited lefties to a .312 BA and .692 OPS. That may not sound like much, but it's an improvement over career marks of .335 BA and .822 OPS. Morton will slot in Pittsburgh's starting rotation looking to pick up where he left off at the end of 2013 after inking a three-year, $21 million extension.

2013

Morton isn't expected back until June or July after undergoing Tommy John surgery in late May. Before getting hurt, he registered a 4.65 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 50.1 innings. When he's on top of his games, the right-hander utilizes a sinking fastball that seemingly coaxes groundballs at will. His 2.20 GB/FB ratio followed up a 3.17 mark in 2011. Left-handed hitters have historically fared well against Morton. They hold an .806 career OPS against him and are typically stacked in lineups when he starts. He engineered his best season with Pittsburgh in 2011, when he put up a 3.86 ERA while striking out a career-high 110. Even then, his WHIP was an ungainly 1.53, thanks to 77 walks. When he comes back, he'll likely slot in as a back-end rotation man, but his lack of strikeouts and risk of injury push him down low on fantasy totem pole.

2012

The 2011 Charlie Morton version didn't pitch like Roy Halladay, but he was a heck of a lot better than the 2010 version (or 2009, for that matter). The righty put up some atrocious numbers numbers in 2010 (7.57 ERA in 79.2 IP), but general manager Neal Huntington showed faith in him and was rewarded. The righty with a repertoire of sinking pitches surprised many with a 3.21 ERA through his first 13 starts. By the time fantasy owners bought into Morton, however, he cooled off with a 4.41 ERA the rest of the way. Morton underwent hip surgery in October to repair a torn labrum and might not be back until May. He doesn't strike out many hitters or make many lefties miss (left-handers hit .364 against him). Draft him as a spot starter and use him against right-handed dominated lineups only.

2011

Pirates GM Neal Huntington and others in management have shown an almost cult-like fostering toward Morton. The team coddled Morton, using Chris Snyder almost exclusively as his catcher over Ryan Doumit -- if only the rest of the staff had been so lucky. Morton earned his 2-12 record, compiling a historically bad 7.57 ERA and 1.732 WHIP in 79.2 innings. Opposing batters hit him at a .332 clip, numbers typically reserved for former Bucco Zach Duke. Regardless, he's still a factor in the Pittsburgh organization. He carries a low-90s fastball and a deuce that breaks off a cliff. The 27-year-old righty needs to trust his fastball, teams sat on his offspeed stuff all too frequently. After splitting time between Triple-A Indianapolis and Pittsburgh last year, Morton enters the 2011 campaign as a long shot to win a rotation spot. With his talent, however, it would be foolish to write him off altogether, as Huntington certainly hasn't.

2010

With 33 combined starts between Atlanta and Pittsburgh, Morton made it through his first full major league season intact in 2009, but it wasn't easy. Inconsistency plagued the right-hander with intriguing stuff. On Aug. 14, Morton surrendered 10 earned runs in just one inning against the Cubs. He returned to Wrigley in late September to throw the first and only shutout of his short major league career. Morton will compete for the No. 4 or 5 spot in the rotation in 2010. At this point in his career, Morton might be used in fantasy leagues based upon matchups, but every-start usage is not recommended.

2009

Morton struggled in his first season in the majors with poor control (41:48 K:BB ratio), but saw improvements in his strikeout rate and control at Triple-A (72:27 K:BB ratio). He threw just 5.2 innings in September due to a back injury, but should be fine for spring training. Despite the improvement at Triple-A, Morton's prior minor league strikeout and control numbers didn't indicate he'd have much success in the majors. He could win a spot in the rotation in spring training, and could surprise if his improvement at Triple-A continues.

2008

Morton enters 2008 with an outside shot at a big league job after Braves management were impressed with his play in the Arizona Fall League, where he went 4-1 with a 2.57 ERA and 20:8 K:BB ratio in 21 innings. His minor league strikeout and control numbers wouldn't seem to indicate he's ready for a promotion all the way from Double-A. However, a rotation spot at Triple-A and a shot at a late-season call up may be in the offing.