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Nyjer Morgan

34-Year-Old Outfielder – Cleveland Indians

2014 Stats

AVG

.341

HR

1

RBI

6

R

8

SB

3

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Morgan spent 2013 in Japan, slashing .294/.361/.434, with 11 home runs and three stolen bases in 108 games. He was terrible in 2012, slashing just .239/.302/.308 over 322 plate appearances with the Br...

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Knee     EST. RETURN:  8/15/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 180   DOB: 7/2/1980
BORN: San Francisco, CA   COLLEGE: Walla Walla (WA) CC  DRAFTED: 33rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Nyjer Morgan Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Indians in January 2014.

July 13, 2014  –  Nyjer Morgan News

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Morgan (knee) may not rejoin the Indians until August or September, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

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Nyjer Morgan 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 23 A HIC 134 616 514 83 131 27 16 7 4 41 55 16 53 120 10 6 33 .255 .358 .337 .695
2005 24 A LYN 60 263 252 36 72 15 12 3 0 24 24 10 11 40 0 0 0 .286 .328 .357 .685
2006 25 A A 61 248 228 43 69 10 7 3 0 22 38 11 20 40 0 0 0 .303 .390 .360 .750
2006 25 AA ALT 56 244 219 39 67 12 6 5 1 10 21 11 15 28 7 0 3 .306 .359 .393 .752
2007 26 R GCL 4 15 13 3 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .308 .438 .538 .976
2007 26 AAA IND 44 184 164 30 50 6 4 2 0 10 26 7 15 28 2 0 3 .305 .374 .354 .728
2007 26 MAJ PIT 28 118 107 15 32 8 3 4 1 7 7 3 9 19 1 0 1 .299 .359 .430 .789
2008 27 AAA IND 82 352 322 54 96 18 13 4 1 33 44 8 18 47 5 0 7 .298 .349 .373 .722
2008 27 MAJ PIT 58 175 160 26 47 13 13 0 0 7 9 5 10 32 1 1 3 .294 .345 .375 .720
2009 28 MAJ WAS 49 212 191 35 67 12 9 2 1 12 24 7 11 25 5 1 4 .351 .396 .435 .831
2009 28 MAJ PIT 71 321 278 39 77 13 6 5 2 27 18 10 29 49 5 4 5 .277 .351 .356 .707
2009  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ WAS/PIT 120 533 469 74 144 25 15 7 3 39 42 17 40 74 10 5 9 .307 .369 .388 .757
2010 29 A POT 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2010 29 A HAG 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
2010 29 MAJ WAS 136 577 509 60 129 24 17 7 0 24 34 17 40 88 15 3 10 .253 .319 .314 .633
2011 30 AAA NAS 2 6 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167
2011 30 MAJ MIL 119 429 378 61 115 30 20 6 4 37 13 4 19 70 15 3 14 .304 .357 .421 .778
2012 31 MAJ MIL 122 322 289 44 69 11 5 3 3 16 12 5 20 63 7 0 6 .239 .302 .308 .610
2014 33 AAA COL 15 64 60 4 12 5 4 0 1 7 1 0 3 16 0 1 0 .200 .234 .317 .551
2014 33 MAJ CLE 15 52 41 8 14 2 1 0 1 6 3 0 7 6 3 1 0 .341 .429 .439 .868
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3-Year Averages     120 374 333 52 92 19 12 4 3 26 12 4 19 66 11 1 10 .276 .333 .363 .697
Career  (View All)     598 2,206 1,953 288 550 113 74 27 12 136 120 51 145 352 52 13 43 .282 .343 .366 .708

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Nyjer Morgan 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
Jul. 31 Sea Did not play.
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Jul. 29 Sea Did not play.
Jul. 27 @KC Did not play.
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Jul. 13 CWS Did not play.
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Jul. 10 NYY Did not play.
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Jul. 6 KC Did not play.
Jul. 5 KC Did not play.
Jul. 4 KC Did not play.
Jul. 2 @LAD Did not play.
Jul. 1 @LAD Did not play.
Jun. 30 @LAD Did not play.
Jun. 29 @Sea Did not play.
Jun. 28 @Sea Did not play.
Jun. 27 @Sea Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Nyjer Morgan: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 14 2 12
2012 86 19 53 27 1
2011 111 17 95 20
2010 134 134
2009 118 63 57

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Nyjer Morgan Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201411001.000.000.500
2012194020.263.263.596

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014407162.350.450.876
20122704031412.237.311.610

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014284032.357.393.830
2012151293129.298.424.797

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014134131.308.538.950
201213815043.174.181.400
Nyjer Morgan 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 23 A HIC 616 514 8.6% 19.5% 0.44 77% .326 .082
2005 24 A LYN 263 252 4.2% 15.2% 0.28 84% .340 .071
2006 25 A A 248 228 8.1% 16.1% 0.50 82% .367 .057
2006 25 AA ALT 244 219 6.1% 11.5% 0.54 87% .347 .087
2007 26 R GCL 15 13 13.3% 20% 0.67 77% .333 .230
2007 26 AAA IND 184 164 8.2% 15.2% 0.54 83% .368 .049
2007 26 MAJ PIT 118 107 7.6% 16.1% 0.47 82% .356 .131
2008 27 AAA IND 352 322 5.1% 13.4% 0.38 85% .347 .075
2008 27 MAJ PIT 175 160 5.7% 18.3% 0.31 80% .367 .081
2009 28 MAJ WAS 212 191 5.2% 11.8% 0.44 87% .400 .084
2009 28 MAJ PIT 321 278 9% 15.3% 0.59 82% .330 .079
2009  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ WAS/PIT 533 469 7.5% 13.9% 0.54 84% .360 .081
2010 29 A POT 3 3 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2010 29 A HAG 4 3 25% 25% 1.00 67% .000 .000
2010 29 MAJ WAS 577 509 6.9% 15.3% 0.45 83% .306 .061
2011 30 AAA NAS 6 4 33.3% 16.7% 2.00 75% .667 .000
2011 30 MAJ MIL 429 378 4.4% 16.3% 0.27 81% .365 .117
2012 31 MAJ MIL 322 289 6.2% 19.6% 0.32 78% .296 .069
2014 33 AAA COL 64 60 4.7% 25% 0.19 73% .256 .117
2014 33 MAJ CLE 52 41 13.5% 11.5% 1.17 85% .382 .098
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3-Year Averages     374 333 5.1% 17.6% 0.29 80% .337 .087
Career     2,206 1,953 6.6% 16% 0.41 82% .339 .084

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

Contact

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.341 AVG
ELITE
85% Contact Rate
GREAT
.382 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.439 SLG
GOOD
.098 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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1.17 BB/K
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13.5% BB Rate
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11.5% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.868 OPS
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.429 OBP
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Nyjer Morgan: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Morgan, who remains limited to rehab work, is scheduled to get a second opinion on his knee this week, MLB.com reports. "I don't know if it's a setback," Indians manager Terry Francona said in reference to Morgan. "I think he just wants to get a second opinion, which they're always encouraged to do."

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Morgan (knee) has added light throwing and hitting activities to his pool workout and is scheduled to be re-evaluated by the team's medical staff Monday, MLB.com reports.

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Morgan (knee) has begun doing some running drills in a pool, MLB.com reports.

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Morgan (knee) will rehab at the team's complex in Arizona and is still expected to be sidelined until mid-July, MLB.com reports.

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The Indians transferred Morgan to the 60-day disabled list Thursday.

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Morgan (sprained right knee) will not require surgery and doctors have determined that everything is OK structurally, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Morgan became a fan favorite in Milwaukee by giving the team an identity in their 2011 run to the playoffs, but the magic ran out last season as he hit just .239 and became a part-time player as the season progressed. Morgan will find a starting job hard to come by in 2013, but he still possesses good speed and plays quality defense. He should find a job as a reserve outfielder somewhere else this season.

2012

Morgan hit .304/.357/.421 in 2011 and made a big splash on the national scene with his antics. He stole 13 bases last season, though he's not that great of a basestealer despite having a 42-steal season under his belt between the Nats and Pirates in 2009. Morgan should resume his role as the left-handed side of a center-field platoon with Carlos Gomez in 2012, while he'll carry added value if he's still slotted into the second spot in the Brewers lineup.

2011

Morgan simply fell apart in 2010. He let an early-season slump at the plate and on the basepaths eat away at him, and eventually was suspended for eight games in September. He's still got the ability to be an asset in center field and the leadoff spot, and the Nationals don't really have any viable options to replace him, so the club will do what it can to help him maintain his focus when things don't go his way. Another season like 2010 though and Morgan will almost certainly find himself in another uniform.

2010

Morgan did a spot-on Ichiro impression at the plate after being picked up from the Pirates and inserted in the leadoff spot for the Nationals, hitting a ridiculous .351 in 191 at-bats before breaking his hand and missing all of September. His batting average has been consistently around .300 at all levels since A-ball so we'd be shocked if he repeats that performance in 2010, but a player who hits .300 with 40-plus steals isn't one you want to ignore at the draft table. He's also capable of better than his 72.1 percent showing (44-for-61) on the basepaths last season, as his 44-for-52 performance at Triple-A in 2008 attests, and with a solid core of power hitters in the Washington lineup behind him headlined by Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn, Morgan has a shot at 100 runs scored as well.

2009

Given a starting opportunity for parts of August and September, Morgan had no problem running with it, literally. After sitting on Pittsburgh's bench coming out of spring training, Morgan went back down to Triple-A and reinvigorated his season. Shortly after stealing five bases in one game for Triple-A Indianapolis, the speedy outfielder was recalled by the Bucs. He hit .347 in 32 games, stealing eight bases while scoring 20 runs. The only Pirates player with top-rate speed, Morgan could see plenty of action to start the 2009 campaign if Brandon Moss (knee) isn't ready. He's not guaranteed playing time, but because of his speed, there's a good chance that he'll spend time in Pittsburgh's outfield -- watch the in-season waiver wire for him if stolen bases are a priority.

2008

Morgan burst onto the major league scene with a host of highlight-reel catches late last summer. He closed out the season with an 11-game hitting streak, raising his average to .299 while stealing seven bases after his September callup. He showed great speed but was undisciplined on the basepaths, and the big question is if he can produce for a full season. Plenty of players impress in September only to become a footnote the following season. Admittedly, he would have been recalled sooner if not for a broken thumb in May. Morgan is already 27, but the former junior hockey player has a history of batting over .300 in the minors. New GM Neal Huntington promises that Morgan will be in the mix for the starting center fielder's spot. He's truly one of Pittsburgh's greatest wild cards entering the 2008 campaign.

2007

Morgan earned a place on the Pirates 40-man roster with an outstanding performance in the Hawaiian Winter League. At 26, his prospect star has dimmed. That said, the speedy center fielder stole 20 bases in 32 games for the Honolulu Sharks. Whether that translates to a bid on Pittsburgh's roster in 2007 remains to be seen. He'll likely start the campaign patrolling center field for the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians after batting a combined .304 with 59 steals between High-A Lynchburg and Double-A Altoona. Morgan will need some major breaks to play for the Pirates in 2007 but would be a solid options for steals should he make the jump.