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Brandon Moss

33-Year-Old Outfielder – St. Louis Cardinals

2016 Stats

AVG

.229

HR

27

RBI

65

R

62

SB

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2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Cardinals acquired Moss a day before the trade deadline, and he proved to be a valuable addition for St. Louis as several regulars battled injuries over the final months of the season. He had some...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 210   DOB: 9/16/1983   BORN: Monroe, GA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 8th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon Moss Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $8.25M deal with St. Louis in January 2016, avoiding arbitration.

September 23, 2016  –  Brandon Moss News

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Brandon Moss 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 20 A AUG 109 490 433 66 147 44 25 6 13 101 19 8 46 75 0 7 4 .339 .402 .515 .917
2004 20 A SAR 23 91 83 16 35 5 2 1 2 10 2 0 7 15 0 1 0 .422 .462 .542 1.004
2005 21 AA POR 135 568 503 87 136 51 31 4 16 60 6 3 53 129 1 8 3 .270 .339 .443 .782
2006 22 AA POR 133 573 508 76 145 51 36 3 12 83 8 5 56 108 2 4 3 .285 .357 .439 .796
2007 23 AAA PAW 133 559 493 66 139 59 41 2 16 78 3 5 61 148 0 2 3 .282 .363 .471 .834
2007 23 MAJ BOS 15 29 25 6 7 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 .280 .379 .440 .819
2008 24 AAA PAW 43 182 163 29 46 20 8 4 8 30 2 0 16 47 0 2 1 .282 .346 .528 .874
2008 24 MAJ PIT 45 177 158 12 35 18 10 2 6 23 0 1 15 45 0 3 1 .222 .288 .424 .712
2008 24 MAJ BOS 34 86 78 7 23 8 5 1 2 11 1 1 6 25 0 2 0 .295 .337 .462 .799
2008  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ PIT/BOS 79 263 236 19 58 26 15 3 8 34 1 2 21 70 0 5 1 .246 .304 .436 .741
2009 25 MAJ PIT 133 424 385 47 91 31 20 4 7 41 1 5 34 84 0 1 4 .236 .304 .364 .668
2010 26 AAA IND 136 556 500 73 133 56 32 2 22 96 12 7 42 118 4 3 7 .266 .330 .470 .800
2010 26 MAJ PIT 17 27 26 2 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .154 .185 .192 .377
2011 27 AAA LEH 124 506 436 66 120 55 31 1 23 80 4 6 62 127 0 4 4 .275 .368 .509 .877
2011 27 MAJ PHI 5 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2012 28 AAA SAC 51 224 196 32 56 27 11 1 15 33 4 0 22 40 0 1 5 .286 .371 .582 .953
2012 28 MAJ OAK 84 296 265 48 77 39 18 0 21 52 1 1 26 90 0 2 3 .291 .358 .596 .954
2013 29 MAJ OAK 145 505 446 73 114 56 23 3 30 87 4 2 50 140 0 3 6 .256 .337 .522 .859
2014 30 MAJ OAK 147 580 500 70 117 50 23 2 25 81 1 0 67 153 0 3 10 .234 .334 .438 .772
2015 31 MAJ CLE 94 375 337 36 73 33 17 1 15 50 0 0 32 106 0 3 3 .217 .288 .407 .695
2015 31 MAJ STL 51 151 132 11 33 12 7 1 4 8 0 1 17 42 0 0 2 .250 .344 .409 .753
2015  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ CLE/STL 145 526 469 47 106 45 24 2 19 58 0 1 49 148 0 3 5 .226 .304 .407 .711
2016 32 AA SPR 3 10 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 .000 .100 .000 .100
2016 32 MAJ STL 121 437 388 62 89 47 18 2 27 65 1 0 37 134 0 5 7 .229 .304 .495 .799
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3-Year Averages     145 536 471 63 112 49 23 2 24 75 1 1 55 147 0 3 7 .238 .325 .448 .773
Career  (View All)     891 3,093 2,746 374 663 298 144 17 137 421 9 11 289 833 0 22 36 .241 .319 .456 .775

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Brandon Moss 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
Sep. 24 @ChC 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .304 .495 .799
Sep. 23 @ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .306 .500 .806
Sep. 21 @Col 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .306 .501 .807
Sep. 20 @Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 .234 .306 .504 .810
Sep. 19 @Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .310 .509 .819
Sep. 18 @SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .313 .515 .828
Sep. 17 @SF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .313 .518 .831
Sep. 16 @SF Did not play.
Sep. 15 @SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .314 .512 .826
Sep. 14 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .317 .518 .835
Sep. 13 ChC 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .319 .522 .841
Sep. 12 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 11 Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .315 .513 .828
Sep. 10 Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .318 .519 .837
Sep. 9 Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .321 .524 .845
Sep. 8 Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .322 .529 .851
Sep. 7 @Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .323 .532 .855
Sep. 6 @Pit 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .326 .539 .865
Sep. 5 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 4 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .328 .545 .873
Sep. 3 @Cin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .332 .552 .884
Sep. 2 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .330 .555 .885
Aug. 31 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .333 .562 .895
Aug. 30 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .334 .567 .901
Aug. 29 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .335 .569 .904
Aug. 28 Oak 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .268 .339 .576 .915
Aug. 27 Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .340 .579 .919
Aug. 26 Oak 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .344 .586 .930
Aug. 25 NYM 5 2 2 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .342 .587 .929
Aug. 24 NYM 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .341 .570 .911
Last 7 Games 23 2 2 0 0 1 2 2 9 0 0 0 1 0 .087 .154 .217 .371
Last 14 Games 41 4 4 0 0 2 4 3 18 0 0 0 2 0 .098 .152 .244 .396
Last 30 Games 95 9 12 0 0 4 8 8 34 0 0 0 2 1 .126 .190 .253 .443

Brandon Moss: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 63 66 52 21
2015 42 92 10 82 5
2014 67 84 56 34 12
2013 111 2 34 8 2 27 3
2012 55 23 11 13 3
2011 1 1
2010 7 2 5
2009 99 21 79

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Brandon Moss Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016104103150.240.394.695
2015149144180.242.396.721
201487134110.264.425.792

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162805124501.229.539.846
20153203315400.219.413.707
20144135721701.228.441.768

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20161702612300.224.488.779
2015229184230.205.310.597
20142283012340.197.404.703

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162143515351.238.509.826
20152402915350.246.500.821
20142724013471.265.467.831
Brandon Moss 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 20 A AUG 490 433 9.4% 15.3% 0.61 83% .388 .176
2004 20 A SAR 91 83 7.7% 16.5% 0.47 82% .500 .120
2005 21 AA POR 568 503 9.3% 22.7% 0.41 74% .335 .173
2006 22 AA POR 573 508 9.8% 18.8% 0.52 79% .343 .154
2007 23 AAA PAW 559 493 10.9% 26.5% 0.41 70% .374 .189
2007 23 MAJ BOS 29 25 13.8% 20.7% 0.67 76% .368 .160
2008 24 AAA PAW 182 163 8.8% 25.8% 0.34 71% .352 .246
2008 24 MAJ PIT 177 158 8.5% 25.4% 0.33 72% .271 .202
2008 24 MAJ BOS 86 78 7% 29.1% 0.24 68% .412 .167
2008  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ PIT/BOS 263 236 8% 26.6% 0.30 70% .316 .190
2009 25 MAJ PIT 424 385 8% 19.8% 0.40 78% .286 .128
2010 26 AAA IND 556 500 7.6% 21.2% 0.36 76% .308 .204
2010 26 MAJ PIT 27 26 3.7% 22.2% 0.17 77% .200 .038
2011 27 AAA LEH 506 436 12.3% 25.1% 0.49 71% .339 .234
2011 27 MAJ PHI 6 6 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .000 .000
2012 28 AAA SAC 224 196 9.8% 17.9% 0.55 80% .291 .296
2012 28 MAJ OAK 296 265 8.8% 30.4% 0.29 66% .364 .305
2013 29 MAJ OAK 505 446 9.9% 27.7% 0.36 69% .304 .266
2014 30 MAJ OAK 580 500 11.6% 26.4% 0.44 69% .286 .204
2015 31 MAJ CLE 375 337 8.5% 28.3% 0.30 69% .269 .190
2015 31 MAJ STL 151 132 11.3% 27.8% 0.40 68% .337 .159
2015  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ CLE/STL 526 469 9.3% 28.1% 0.33 68% .288 .181
2016 32 AA SPR 10 8 10% 10% 1.00 88% .000 .000
2016 32 MAJ STL 437 388 8.5% 30.7% 0.28 65% .273 .266
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3-Year Averages     536 471 10.3% 27.4% 0.37 69% .293 .210
Career     3,093 2,746 9.3% 26.9% 0.35 70% .296 .215

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2016 Stat Review for Brandon Moss    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.229 AVG
POOR
65% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.273 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.495 SLG
GREAT
.266 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.28 BB/K
POOR
8.5% BB Rate
GOOD
30.7% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.799 OPS
GOOD
.304 OBP
WEAK

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Brandon Moss: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Moss homered, scored twice and tallied two RBI in a 2-for-3 game Tuesday against the Cubs.

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Moss is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Cubs.

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Moss will get the day off Monday against the Pirates.

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Moss is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers.

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Moss went 2-for-5 with a pair of homers and three RBI in a loss against the Mets on Thursday.

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Moss (illness) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Phillies.

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Moss (undisclosed) was scratched from Friday's lineup.

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Moss went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in a 8-2 victory over the Astros on Wednesday.

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Moss was activated from the DL earlier on Tuesday, and came back with a 3-for-5 and a home run effort in a late 7-5 loss against the Reds.

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The Cardinals activated Moss from the disabled list on Tuesday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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Moss (ankle) could return as early as next Tuesday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports

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Moss (ankle) is unlikely to return to the team Wednesday, despite becoming eligible, Nick Krueger of MLB.com reports.

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2016

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2015

Moss made his first All-Star Game after putting up 21 homers and an .878 OPS prior to the All-Star break. He followed up that first half with a complete disaster of a second half, hitting only four homers and carrying a .584 OPS in 179 at-bats. He also struck out in over 31 percent of his plate appearances after the All-Star break. The powerful Moss even went through an unreal 39-game stretch spanning 123 at-bats in which he did not homer at all. Soon after the season ended, Moss underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip, so it is very possible that the injury contributed to his horrible second half. Moss is expected to start running in January and should be pretty close to ready for the start of spring training. He has genuine power, and if the second-half struggles were due to his hip injury, he could be a nice value on draft day as his performance down the stretch may have soured owners on him. Plus, he will be afforded a fresh start with the move to Cleveland.

2014

Moss followed up his breakout 21 home-run season in 2012 with a 30 home-run campaign in 2013 and finished sixth in the AL with a .522 slugging percentage. The batting average dropped from .291 in 2012 to .256 in 2013 and he struck out 140 times, but Moss ended 2013 with a very strong .859 OPS. The biggest positive is how Moss responded to his struggles in the first half of the season. Moss was hitting .228 at the All-Star break, but turned his year around with a second-half average of .296 and a second-half OPS of .989 (second only to Mike Trout in the AL). Moss struggles against lefties, but the A's sit him in a lot of matchups against them, which will protect his averages. Moss is an extreme flyball hitter and he had the lowest GB/FB ratio in the American League last season. He will begin 2014 as the A's starting first baseman and will play against all righties while providing cheap power in that role.

2013

It is hard to come up with a bigger surprise in MLB last year than Moss. The journeyman turned a hot start at Triple-A (15 homers in 163 at-bats) into significant playing time in Oakland and ended up hitting 21 home runs in only 265 at-bats after hitting 15 in 678 at-bats in his career prior to 2012. He likely worked his way into a starting job to begin 2013, although 26 percent of his flyballs went for home runs in 2012, which will not repeat in 2013. Given the power he displayed in the minors, 20-25 homers are certainly possible as he likely will get more at-bats with the A's this time around. As a result, Moss will make a nice late corner-infield play in deep leagues while most owners consider his 2012 numbers to be a fluke.

2011

Moss hit better than Pittsburgh expected in 2010, but it was for Triple-A Indianapolis rather than the big club. With batting practice power that might even wow Willie Stargell, Moss spent the great majority of last year with Indy, compiling a line of .266/.330/.470 with 22 dingers and an International League-leading 96 RBI. He made a token September appearance with the Bucs, but continued to under-produce with four hits in 26 at-bats. He was let go by Pittsburgh after the season and scooped up by the Phillies soon after. At 27 years of age, Moss has become pigeon-holed as a Quadruple-A player.

2010

The Pirates gave Moss more chances to succeed than perhaps any other player in 2009. Unfortunately, Moss batted under .204 in four of six months and finished with a line of .236/.304/.364. He's out of options and the team has already stated that the left-handed hitting Moss will serve as a fourth outfielder in 2010. Perhaps lowered expectations will snap him out of his funk, but the Pirates aren't counting on it and neither should fantasy owners.

2009

Stuck in an overstocked Boston farm system, Moss found new baseball life in Pittsburgh following a trade deadline deal. He showed glimpses of his power potential -- stroking six long balls in 158 at-bats with the Bucs -- but finished with just a .222 batting average. On the plus side, the left-handed hitting Moss actually hit better against lefties (.266) than righties (.244). If Moss can show that he's fully recovered from the knee surgery that ended his 2008 campaign prematurely, then there's a good chance he sees at least 400 at-bats in 2009 as the team's primary right fielder.

2008

Moss had a nice year in 2007, collecting a World Series share for the Red Sox. He was called up in early September and started a few games when injuries struck Manny Ramirez, Bobby Kielty and J.D. Drew. Going up a level in 2007, he maintained his averages and power. Moss is playing some first base in the Dominican League and could hook on in Boston as the backup to Kevin Youkilis.

2007

Moss struggled early on for Double-A Portland, but finished the season on an up tick, winning MVP honors for the Sea Dogs and in the Eastern League playoffs. He's got an excellent approach at the plate with a nice swing and raw power, which is still developing. His 83 RBI were second in the league. It was the second straight in year in Double-A for the 23-year-old, who should begin 2007 with Triple-A Pawtucket.

2006

Moss had a breakout 2004 season that put him on the organization's radar screen and earned him a promotion to Double-A Portland. Rated as Boston's top outfield prospect by Baseball America, Moss struggled early on at the advanced level. He rebounded during the summer, increasing his home run total but regressed in several areas including RBI, SB, OBP, SLG and OPS. Despite that, he was added to Boston's 40-man roster in the offseason and will likely start the season at Triple-A Pawtucket.

2005

Moss, 21, showed little during his first two seasons before breaking out in 2004, when he was named Single-A Augusta's player of the year. His power numbers took a big leap, knocking in 111 runs between Sarasota and Augusta. He's still a couple of years away, but his outstanding 2004 has put him on the organization's radar.

2004

Moss, the 2002 eighth-round second basemen from Loganville High in Georgia, has been shifted to the outfield. The left-handed hitter is a high-energy player with above-average raw power that has yet to yield much in the low minors. The organization thinks the move will allow him to concentrate on his hitting more and the clock is running out. The 2004 season is a pivotal year as heíll turn 21 at the end of it, and hasnít progressed much.