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Jose Morales

31-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 200   DOB: 2/20/1983   BORN: Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   

December 10, 2011  –  Jose Morales News

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Jose Morales 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 21 A FOR 91 366 332 30 95 21 13 4 4 46 0 1 29 78 0 5 0 .286 .339 .386 .725
2006 23 AA NEW 2 6 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 .250 .333 1.000 1.333
2007 24 AAA ROC 108 411 376 42 117 28 25 1 2 37 1 4 30 44 1 1 3 .311 .366 .399 .765
2007 24 MAJ MIN 1 3 3 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.333 2.333
2008 25 AAA ROC 54 208 197 18 62 13 8 1 4 15 0 1 8 28 1 0 2 .315 .348 .426 .774
2009 26 AAA ROC 58 242 211 30 70 16 13 1 2 26 1 3 28 27 0 2 1 .332 .409 .431 .840
2009 26 MAJ MIN 54 134 119 14 37 6 6 0 0 7 0 0 14 22 0 1 0 .311 .381 .361 .742
2010 27 AAA ROC 73 295 258 30 68 23 19 1 3 25 0 0 34 63 1 1 1 .264 .350 .380 .730
2010 27 MAJ MIN 19 44 36 4 7 2 2 0 0 7 0 0 6 14 0 2 0 .194 .295 .250 .545
2011 28 MAJ COL 22 71 60 6 16 3 3 0 0 7 0 1 9 12 0 2 0 .267 .352 .317 .669
2012 29 AAA IND 58 192 158 12 42 8 6 1 1 31 0 0 24 35 3 5 2 .266 .360 .335 .695
3-Year Averages     22 71 60 6 16 3 3 0 0 7 0 1 9 12 0 2 0 .267 .352 .317 .669
Career  (View All)     96 252 218 25 63 12 12 0 0 21 0 1 29 48 0 5 0 .289 .365 .344 .709

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Jose Morales: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2011 17 2
2010 11 2 5
2009 29 10

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Jose Morales 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 21 A FOR 366 332 7.9% 21.3% 0.37 77% .364 .100
2006 23 AA NEW 6 4 16.7% 16.7% 1.00 75% .000 .750
2007 24 AAA ROC 411 376 7.3% 10.7% 0.68 88% .348 .088
2007 24 MAJ MIN 3 3 0% 0% 0.00 100% 1.000 .333
2008 25 AAA ROC 208 197 3.8% 13.5% 0.29 86% .352 .111
2009 26 AAA ROC 242 211 11.6% 11.2% 1.04 87% .374 .099
2009 26 MAJ MIN 134 119 10.4% 16.4% 0.64 82% .381 .050
2010 27 AAA ROC 295 258 11.5% 21.4% 0.54 76% .339 .116
2010 27 MAJ MIN 44 36 13.6% 31.8% 0.43 61% .318 .056
2011 28 MAJ COL 71 60 12.7% 16.9% 0.75 80% .333 .050
2012 29 AAA IND 192 158 12.5% 18.2% 0.69 78% .336 .069
3-Year Averages     71 60 12.7% 16.9% 0.75 80% .333 .050
Career     252 218 11.5% 19% 0.60 78% .371 .055

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Jose Morales: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Rockies outrighted Morales (thumb) to Triple-A Colorado Springs, the Denver Post reports. He will file for free agency when eligible after the World Series.

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Morales' thumb is still sore when he swings left handed, the Denver Post reports.

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Morales has regained full range of motion in his thumb, but he has yet to resume baseball-related activities, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.

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Morales has been placed on the 60-day DL with a fractured thumb, the Rockies' official Twitter feed reports.

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Morales appears to have formed a bond with starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez as Morales has started behind the plate for Jimenez's past three starts.

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Morales is making a spot start in place of Chris Iannetta for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers, MLB.com reports.

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Morales was slated to get the start behind the plate against the Cubs Wednesday, the team's official site but the game was postponed.

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Morales will start behind the plate Saturday, the Denver Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Jose Morales.

2012

Morales will likely add depth for the Pirates at Triple-A this season, handling the pitching staff at Indianapolis and making an impact only if injuries impact the catching situation in Pittsburgh.

2011

After hitting .311 with a .742 OPS in 2009 and even starting a playoff game at DH, it was thought Morales would be the backup catcher to Joe Mauer in 2010. However, a wrist injury and continued concerns over his defense kept him in the minors for most of the season. After starting at Triple-A, he struggled by hitting just .264/.350/.380 before getting called up in September. He's a switch-hitter who has drawn walks at a good rate the past two years, so there's some hope he'll rebound. He was traded to Colorado in the offseason and will likely compete for a backup role this spring, but may spend much of the year at Triple-A.

2010

Morales is the leading candidate to win the backup catcher job behind Joe Mauer. He's always hit well in the minors, but missed much of 2008 after a left ankle injury. When Joe Mauer and Mike Redmond were hurt in April, Morales got his chance to play in the majors and hit .349 with a .391 OBP in April. He continued to make such a strong impression coming off the bench that he was used as a DH in 10 games during the final two weeks of the season and even started at DH in the playoffs. He's a switch-hitter who makes good contact and has passable defense behind the plate. The only worry is his hitting did decline when given steady playing time late in the season as he hit just .269/.361/.308 in September. Still, he's a backup catcher who can help a fantasy team with his bat.

2009

Morales had a second impressive season with the bat at Triple-A Rochester, but had season-ending surgery in June to repair a damaged tendon in his left ankle. It's the same ankle that Morales hurt in the majors in September 2007, so the durability of his ankle is a concern for his 2009 outlook. He likely needs a change of organizations for viable fantasy value with the Twins set in the majors with Joe Mauer and having top prospect Wilson Ramos at Double-A.

2008

Morales isn't regarded as a top prospect, but he showed enough with the bat at Triple-A last season that he could find a job as a backup at the major league level at some point. He'll need Joe Mauer to get injured with the Twins set at catcher along with backup Mike Redmond.