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Bryan Morris

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2014 Stats

W-L

2-0

ERA

2.00

WHIP

0.89

K

7

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Morris put together a respectable showing in his first full, big-league season. He pitched situationally in relief, appearing in 55 games and 65 innings. Morris compiled a 3.46 ERA and 1.31 WHIP, and ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 225   DOB: 3/28/1987   BORN: Tullahoma, TN   COLLEGE: Motlow State (TN) CC   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Bryan Morris Contract Information:

Received a signing bonus of $1.3 million on 6/11/06.

April 21, 2014  –  Bryan Morris News

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Morris is not available to pitch out of the bullpen Monday, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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Bryan Morris 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
2008 21 A Gre 17 17 0 81.2 74 29 5 72 31 2 4 0 3.20 1.29
2008 21 A Hic 3 3 0 14.1 17 8 2 11 12 0 2 0 5.02 2.06
2009 22 A Lyn 15 15 0 72.7 87 45 2 32 34 4 9 0 5.61 1.67
2010 23 A+ Bra 19 8 0 44.2 37 3 0 40 7 3 0 0 0 0 0.60 1.00
2010 23 AA Alt 19 16 0 89.0 86 42 9 84 31 6 4 0 0 0 4.25 1.31
2011 24 AA Alt 35 6 0 78.0 72 29 2 64 33 3 4 3 0 0 3.35 1.35
2012 25 AAA Ind 46 0 0 81.0 76 24 8 79 17 2 2 5 0 0 2.67 1.15
2012 25 MAJ PIT 5 0 0 5.0 2 1 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 0.80
2013 26 AAA Ind 5 0 0 6.1 5 1 0 4 1 0 0 5 0 0 1.42 0.98
2013 26 MAJ PIT 55 0 0 65.0 57 25 8 37 28 5 7 0 0 7 3.46 1.31
2014 27 MAJ PIT 7 0 0 9.0 7 2 1 7 1 2 0 0 1 0 2.00 0.89
3-Year Averages MAJ   30 0 0 35.0 29 13 4 21 15 2 3 0 0 3 3.34 1.26

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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Bryan Morris Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 19 Mil 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.00 0.89
Apr. 17 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.29 0.71
Apr. 14 @Cin 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 1 0 1.50 0.83
Apr. 11 @Mil 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.80
Apr. 4 StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
Apr. 3 ChC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Mar. 31 ChC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 1.5 IP/G
6.0 5 2 2 1 1 5 0 1 0 1-0 0 1 0 3.00 1.00
Last 30 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
9.0 7 2 2 1 1 7 0 1 0 2-0 0 1 0 2.00 0.89
Last 60 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
9.0 7 2 2 1 1 7 0 1 0 2-0 0 1 0 2.00 0.89

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Bryan Morris Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013119171427104.265
20128210000.000

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013151201430804.226
201212412000.200

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201333.7320171522.671.19
20122.00002104.501.50

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201331.3250201364.311.44
20123.00004100.000.33
Bryan Morris 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
2008 21 A Gre 17 17 81.2 7.98 3.44 2.32 0.55 76% 3.20 3.37 .305
2008 21 A Hic 3 3 14.1 7.02 7.66 0.92 1.28 77.8% 5.02 6.04 .343
2009 22 A Lyn 15 15 72.7 3.96 4.21 0.94 0.25 63.9% 5.61 4.08 .330
2010 23 A+ Bra 19 8 44.2 8.14 1.43 5.71 0.00 93.2% 0.60 2.00 .304
2010 23 AA Alt 19 16 89.0 8.49 3.13 2.71 0.91 69.4% 4.25 3.87 .316
2011 24 AA Alt 35 6 78.0 7.38 3.81 1.94 0.23 73.8% 3.35 3.20 .310
2012 25 AAA Ind 46 0 81.0 8.78 1.89 4.65 0.89 81.2% 2.67 3.16 .313
2012 25 MAJ PIT 5 0 5.0 10.80 3.60 3.00 0.00 2.67 75% 94.0 MPH 1.80 2.60 .198
2013 26 AAA Ind 5 0 6.1 5.90 1.48 4.00 0.00 83.3% 1.42 2.38 .275
2013 26 MAJ PIT 55 0 65.0 5.12 3.88 1.32 1.11 2.25 77.9% 94.1 MPH 3.46 5.05 .251
2014 27 MAJ PIT 7 0 9.0 7.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 4.50 85.7% 95.3 MPH 2.00 3.42 .246
3-Year Averages MAJ   30 0 35.0 5.40 3.86 1.40 1.03 77.5% 3.34 4.77 .243

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2014 Stat Review for Bryan Morris    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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7.00 K/BB
ELITE
7.00 K/9
WEAK
1.00 BB/9
ELITE
95.3 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
4.50 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.00 ERA
GREAT
0.89 WHIP
ELITE
3.42 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.246 BABIP
LOW
85.7% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Worst Matchups for Bryan Morris (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Justin Smoak SEA 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Paul Goldschmidt AZ 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Jason Castro HOU 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
John Mayberry PHI 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Bryce Harper WAS 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Nolan Arenado COL 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Tyler Moore WAS 2 1 1 3 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Tommy Medica SD 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Gerardo Parra AZ 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Ryan Howard PHI 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000

Best Matchups for Bryan Morris (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Giancarlo Stanton MIA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Crawford SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Trevor Crowe DET 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Daniel Descalso STL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Eaton CHI-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
A.J. Ellis LA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Danny Espinosa WAS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Prince Fielder TEX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Dexter Fowler HOU 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Freddie Freeman ATL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Bryan Morris: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Morris could be used as Pittsburgh's closer Monday due to the Pirates' bullpen workload in recent days.

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Morris, who threw a scoreless relief inning Thursday against Milwaukee, has seen an increase of velocity thus far in 2014.

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Morris threw two scoreless innings against the Brewers on Friday, allowing two hits and no walks while striking out three.

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Morris earned the win Monday in Pittsburgh's 1-0, 10-inning win over the Cubs.

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Morris will make the Pirates' Opening Day roster, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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The Pirates are willing to trade Morris, who is out of options, according to the New York Post.

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Morris, who is out of options, is working with a new pitch -- a two-seam fastball -- in spring training. “This pitch just allows me to not have to be so fine in the zone," Morris told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "It’s not about hitting corners, just more about just getting down in the zone, and let the pitch do what it does."

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Morris hurled a scoreless inning of relief Wednesday, retiring the side in order on 11 pitches, including seven for strikes.

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Morris gave up two runs in two-thirds of an inning Thursday in Washington.

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Morris struck out one in a scoreless relief inning Friday in Cincinnati.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

The last remaining hope from the 2008 Jason Bay deadline deal, Morris continued his transition into a relief pitcher last year. The 2012 campaign marked the first time in his six minor league seasons that he didn't start at least one game. He threw 81 Triple-A relief innings, registering a 2.67 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. He finished out 14 games, saving five. Morris also debuted in September for the Bucs, allowing one run in five relief innings. Look for him to be a part of Pittsburgh's bullpen in 2013. He'll probably begin as a sixth-inning option, but his performance could dictate a late-inning opportunity.

2011

Morris tore through High-A Bradenton before plateauing at Double-A Altoona in 2010. The 24-year-old right-hander allowed three earned runs in 44.2 innings with the Marauders, registering a sparkling 40:7 K:BB ratio. Pittsburgh GM Neal Huntington was so excited he speculated that Morris might advance to Triple-A by August. Alas, his Double-A showing didn't go nearly so well. Morris compiled a 4.25 ERA and 1.315 WHIP in 89 innings, and his 84:31 K:BB ratio wasn't as impressive. Depending on how well he throws at Triple-A, he could find himself in Pittsburgh sometime late in the 2011 season. Based on the way he handled advancing last summer, however, a September callup might be his best hope.

2009

Morris instantly became one Pittsburgh's best long-term prospects when he was acquired from the Dodgers at the trade deadline last year. Morris, a first-round pick with Los Angeles in 2006, underwent Tommy John surgery and missed all of 2007. Last season, Morris went 2-4 with Los Angeles, compiling a strong 3.20 ERA and 71:32 K:BB ratio in 17 starts. After coming to Pittsburgh, the hard-throwing righty pitched in just three games before being shut down. With a limited sample size, Morris went 0-2 with a 5.02 ERA and 11:12 K:BB ratio. Morris, who will likely begin 2009 at Low-A Hickory or High-A Lynchburg, could swiftly move through a spotty system, but he probably won't make the big leagues for another couple seasons.

2008

Morris was one of two first-round picks of the Dodgers in 2006 (Clayton Kershaw being the higher pick), but after undergoing Tommy John surgery shortly in October of that year, he's has fallen off the prospect radar. Prior to the surgery, Morris was said to touch 95 on the radar gun with a plus curve, so it will be interesting to see where his stuff is once he gets back on the mound. He was reportedly hitting 93 in instructional league, so if his command is there in 2008, you'll be hearing a lot more about him.