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Mike Morse

32-Year-Old Outfielder – San Francisco Giants

2014 Stats

AVG

.306

HR

2

RBI

10

R

9

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Morse struggled all season, first with the Mariners and then with the Orioles where he finished the season 3-for-29. Morse played through a wrist injury and had surgery after the season that should en...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 245   DOB: 3/22/1982   BORN: Fort Lauderdale, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Mike Morse Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Giants in December of 2013. Contract includes performance-based incentives.

April 18, 2014  –  Mike Morse News

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Mike Morse 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
2004 22 AA SAN 41 173 157 18 43 17 10 1 6 33 0 2 9 27 1 2 4 .274 .326 .465 .791
2004 22 AA BIR 54 226 209 30 60 25 9 5 11 38 0 3 15 46 0 1 1 .287 .336 .536 .872
2005 23 AAA TAC 49 203 182 20 46 18 12 2 4 23 1 0 16 36 1 2 2 .253 .317 .407 .724
2005 23 MAJ SEA 72 258 230 27 64 14 10 1 3 23 3 1 18 50 0 2 8 .278 .349 .370 .718
2006 24 AAA TAC 57 228 206 23 51 21 15 1 5 34 0 1 14 46 1 4 3 .248 .300 .403 .703
2006 24 MAJ SEA 21 48 43 5 16 5 5 0 0 11 1 0 3 7 0 2 0 .372 .396 .488 .884
2007 25 R AZL 5 18 15 2 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .267 .600
2007 25 AAA TAC 76 324 291 48 90 32 26 0 6 39 5 3 26 47 1 3 3 .309 .368 .460 .828
2007 25 MAJ SEA 9 20 18 1 8 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 .444 .500 .556 1.056
2008 26 MAJ SEA 5 11 9 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 .222 .364 .333 .697
2009 27 AAA TAC 66 289 260 38 81 24 14 0 10 52 0 0 20 50 0 3 6 .312 .370 .481 .851
2009 27 AAA SYR 44 183 165 21 56 21 12 3 6 34 2 1 15 27 0 0 3 .339 .404 .558 .962
2009 27 MAJ WAS 32 55 52 4 13 6 3 0 3 10 0 0 3 16 0 0 0 .250 .291 .481 .772
2010 28 AAA Syr 15 60 51 12 13 5 2 0 3 8 0 0 8 11 0 0 1 .255 .367 .471 .838
2010 28 MAJ WAS 98 293 266 36 77 29 12 2 15 41 0 1 22 64 0 1 4 .289 .352 .519 .870
2011 29 MAJ WAS 146 575 522 73 158 67 36 0 31 95 2 3 36 126 0 4 13 .303 .360 .550 .910
2012 30 A Pot 3 10 9 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .333 .400 .444 .844
2012 30 A Hag 1 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
2012 30 AA Har 3 9 8 1 3 3 2 0 1 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .375 .444 1.000 1.444
2012 30 MAJ WAS 102 430 406 53 118 36 17 1 18 62 0 1 16 97 0 4 4 .291 .321 .470 .791
2013 31 AAA Tac 6 26 24 3 6 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 .250 .308 .417 .725
2013 31 MAJ BAL 12 30 29 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 .103 .133 .103 .236
2013 31 MAJ SEA 76 307 283 31 64 26 13 0 13 27 0 0 20 80 0 1 3 .226 .283 .410 .693
2013  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ BAL/SEA 88 337 312 34 67 26 13 0 13 27 0 0 21 87 0 1 3 .215 .270 .381 .651
2014 32 MAJ SF 16 55 49 9 15 6 4 0 2 10 0 0 5 12 0 0 1 .306 .382 .510 .892
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Mike Morse
3-Year Averages MAJ   112 446 413 53 114 42 22 0 20 61 0 1 24 103 0 3 6 .276 .323 .475 .797
Career  (View All) MAJ   589 2082 1907 242 538 192 103 4 85 282 6 6 126 467 0 14 35 .282 .336 .474 .810

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Mike Morse 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 LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .382 .510 .892
Apr. 16 LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .326 .392 .543 .935
Apr. 15 LAD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .404 .571 .975
Apr. 13 Col 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .350 .409 .600 1.009
Apr. 12 Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .351 .415 .622 1.037
Apr. 11 Col 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .394 .459 .697 1.156
Apr. 10 Ari 4 1 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .455 .733 1.188
Apr. 9 Ari 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .385 .448 .692 1.140
Apr. 8 Ari 3 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .391 .440 .609 1.049
Apr. 6 @LAD 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .350 .409 .550 .959
Apr. 5 @LAD 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .389 .563 .952
Apr. 4 @LAD 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .333 .357 .690
Apr. 3 @Ari 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .364 .400 .764
Apr. 2 @Ari 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .333 .633
Apr. 1 @Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .453
Mar. 31 @Ari 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Last 7 Days 23 3 5 2 0 0 2 2 5 0 0 1 0 0 .217 .308 .304 .612
Last 14 Days 43 8 14 4 0 2 10 4 10 0 0 1 0 0 .326 .396 .558 .954
Last 30 Days 49 9 15 4 0 2 10 5 12 0 0 1 0 0 .306 .382 .510 .892

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Mike Morse: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 15 15
2013 7 72 19 55 8
2012 1 92 67 36 9
2011 85 55 55 1
2010 19 72 72 1
2009 11 1 5 2 3

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Mike Morse Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013121155120.215.388.667
2012107114170.290.449.755
2011118186210.297.525.892

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013191198150.215.377.642
20122994214450.291.478.804
20114045525742.304.557.915

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013138125120.188.326.578
2012219237260.279.416.729
20112483711360.302.516.879

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013174228150.236.425.710
20121873011360.305.535.865
20112743620592.303.580.937
Mike Morse Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 22 AA SAN 173 157 5.2% 15.6% 0.33 83% .298 .191
2004 22 AA BIR 226 209 6.6% 20.4% 0.33 78% .322 .249
2005 23 AAA TAC 203 182 7.9% 17.7% 0.44 80% .296 .154
2005 23 MAJ SEA 258 230 7% 19.4% 0.36 78% .345 .092
2006 24 AAA TAC 228 206 6.1% 20.2% 0.30 78% .297 .155
2006 24 MAJ SEA 48 43 6.3% 14.6% 0.43 84% .444 .116
2007 25 R AZL 18 15 16.7% 0% 0.00 100% .200 .067
2007 25 AAA TAC 324 291 8% 14.5% 0.55 84% .353 .151
2007 25 MAJ SEA 20 18 5% 20% 0.25 78% .571 .112
2008 26 MAJ SEA 11 9 9.1% 36.4% 0.25 56% .400 .111
2009 27 AAA TAC 289 260 6.9% 17.3% 0.40 81% .355 .169
2009 27 AAA SYR 183 165 8.2% 14.8% 0.56 84% .379 .219
2009 27 MAJ WAS 55 52 5.5% 29.1% 0.19 69% .303 .231
2010 28 AAA Syr 60 51 13.3% 18.3% 0.73 78% .270 .216
2010 28 MAJ WAS 293 266 7.5% 21.8% 0.34 76% .332 .230
2011 29 MAJ WAS 575 522 6.3% 21.9% 0.29 76% .348 .247
2012 30 A Pot 10 9 10% 20% 0.50 78% .429 .111
2012 30 A Hag 4 4 0% 25% 0.00 75% .667 .000
2012 30 AA Har 9 8 11.1% 33.3% 0.33 63% .500 .625
2012 30 MAJ WAS 430 406 3.7% 22.6% 0.16 76% .344 .179
2013 31 AAA Tac 26 24 7.7% 23.1% 0.33 75% .294 .167
2013 31 MAJ BAL 30 29 3.3% 23.3% 0.14 76% .136 .000
2013 31 MAJ SEA 307 283 6.5% 26.1% 0.25 72% .268 .184
2013  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ BAL/SEA 337 312 6.2% 25.8% 0.24 72% .255 .166
2014 32 MAJ SF 55 49 9.1% 21.8% 0.42 76% .371 .204
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3-Year Averages MAJ   446 413 5.4% 23.1% 0.23 75% .324 .199
Career MAJ   2082 1907 6.1% 22.4% 0.27 76% .334 .192

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2014 Stat Review for Mike Morse    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.306 AVG
ELITE
76% Contact Rate
WEAK
.371 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.510 SLG
ELITE
.204 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.42 BB/K
WEAK
9.1% BB Rate
GOOD
21.8% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.892 OPS
ELITE
.382 OBP
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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Mike Morse (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
A.J. Griffin OAK 9 6 2 2 0 3 0 .667 1.556 2.222
J.A. Happ TOR 5 3 1 2 4 0 0 .600 1.400 2.178
Wandy Rodriguez PIT 6 3 2 2 2 3 0 .500 1.500 2.125
Tommy Milone OAK 7 3 1 1 2 1 0 .429 1.143 1.698
Bruce Chen KC 5 2 1 1 0 2 0 .400 1.200 1.600
Wei-Yin Chen BAL 8 4 1 2 1 3 1 .500 1.000 1.556
Jonathan Sanchez CHI-N 6 2 1 1 2 3 0 .333 1.000 1.500
Zach Duke MIL 7 5 0 1 2 0 0 .714 .714 1.492
Edward Mujica BOS 9 4 1 3 0 3 0 .444 1.000 1.444
Jeremy Hefner NY-N 8 4 1 2 0 1 0 .500 .875 1.431

Worst Matchups for Mike Morse (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jose Quintana CHI-A 6 1 0 0 0 2 0 .167 .167 .333
Doug Fister WAS 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .167 .333
Eric O'Flaherty OAK 7 1 0 1 0 3 0 .143 .143 .286
Mark Buehrle TOR 17 2 0 2 0 3 0 .118 .118 .235
Miguel Batista COL 5 0 0 1 1 2 1 .000 .000 .167
Phil Humber OAK 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .167
Jake Arrieta CHI-N 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jonny Venters ATL 6 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Erik Bedard TB 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Barry Enright PHI 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Mike Morse: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Morse connected on his second home run of the season Wednesday night.

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Morse continued his hot start Tuesday, going 2-for-3 with a double and a pair of RBI in the win over the Diamondbacks.

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Morse was 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI in the Giants' win over the Dodgers on Friday afternoon.

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Morse is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Morse went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

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Morse started in left field for the first time since his calf injury and went 2-for-3 with an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

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Morse will not play Sunday but is expected to play Monday, Chris Haft of MLB.com reports.

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Morse (calf) was back in the Giants' lineup Friday and went 0-for-2 at the plate.

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Morse (calf) played in a minor league game on Thursday, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Morse (calf) is not in the lineup Thursday, the San Francisco Chronicle's Hank Schulman reports.

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Morse (calf) is expected to return to action on Thursday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Morse (calf) is expected to return to the lineup either Tuesday or Wednesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Morse's 2012 performance may look like a disappointment, but given the power-sapping injuries he battled through (including a strained muscle in his back to begin the season, and hand issues towards the end of the year) it is actually pretty impressive. A spike in his groundball rate and plunge in his flyball rate are most likely the result of those injuries. If he can stay healthy in 2013 and get back to his usual batted ball profile, he has a chance to return to his 2011 production. His biggest challenge might be his new home - Safeco Field. Morse was traded to Seattle in January. The Mariners are gambling a new outfield configuration will spare Morse's power. Fantasy owners will do the same.

2012

Morse put up fantastic numbers in his first full season in the majors, and was the Nationals' best overall hitter in 2011. While not a high OBP guy, his power numbers have been hard to ignore. Morse’s .247 ISO ranked 10th in baseball in 2011 and he has a career 18.9 percent HR/FB ratio during his major league career. Strikeouts have always been a problem for him, but his .344 BABIP during the 2011 season was not out of the ordinary (.346 career BABIP). In terms of defense, he ranks below average in both left field and first base, but is more suited to play first in the long run. If Adam LaRoche makes it back from shoulder surgery, Morse will likely serve as the Nats' primary left fielder this season.

2011

Of all the players who got a look in right field for the Nationals in 2010 Morse was the only one who impressed, putting up fairly massive numbers as Roger Bernadina's nominal platoon partner. He killed lefties to the tune of .295/.374/.625, but his numbers against right-handers were solid too and at the very least he's solidified his spot on the bench. The Jayson Werth signing shuts the door on any right field at-bats, but Morse offers some defensive versatility and could be a utility option if he's unable to secure regular at-bats in left field this spring.

2010

Just as he did in 2007, Morse put up big numbers at Triple-A, but as yet he's never been able to duplicate that performance over the long haul in the majors. He may never get the chance, as he seems to be typecast as a jack-of-all-trades bench player, but the Nationals are still thin enough talent-wise that a couple of injures could give Morse one last chance to prove he can be a lineup regular and not a spare part.

2009

Morse made the lineup out of spring training last year only to dislocate his shoulder in early April, ending his season. Where he fits with the new front-office regime in Seattle remains to be seen. Morse can play a variety of positions, including infield and outfield, which could help him land a utility role. Through 29 games in the Venezuelan Winter League, Morse hit .309 with six homers and seven doubles, showing that his timing is back after missing so much action. He likely need another big spring training to turn heads.

2008

Morse likely has an opportunity to win a bench spot this season after the Mariners traded Ben Broussard. Morse can play a variety of positions, including infield and outfield, which could help him land a utility role. He parlayed a good year at Triple-A Tacoma (26 doubles, .828 OPS) into a September callup, but didn't see much action in Seattle.

2007

Morse's flexibility could land him a bench spot with the Mariners in 2007—he can play infield and outfield. He doesn't look to be much more than a utility player, though, since his bat isn't that strong. A mid-season knee injury cost him about a month, but he returned at full strength.

2006

Morse converted to left field late last season because Yuniesky Betancourt put a hammerlock on shortstop with superior fielding. Morse likely earned a bench spot as the fourth outfielder with a strong 2005 debut. He hit .322 in a combined 155 at-bats in June and July, before cooling off considerably in August and September (.197 in 71 at-bats). He'll go as far as his bat takes him.

2005

Morse joined the Mariners organization last year as part of the mid-season deal for Freddy Garcia. He's 6-4 and an athletic shortstop who can also play third. The Mariners have Adrian Beltre at third base for the foreseeable future, so while Morse might be better suited for third, his future would seem to be at shortstop—at least with the Mariners. His bat was slow to develop at Double-A San Antonio.