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Franklin Morales

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2015 Stats

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3-0

ERA

2.70

WHIP

0.96

K

21

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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The Rockies acquired Morales last offseason, wagering that his experience pitching in Coors Field during the teamís glory years of the late aughts would enable him to revitalize a flagging career. The...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 210   DOB: 1/24/1986   BORN: San Juan de los Morros, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract with the Royals in February of 2015 that includes an invite to spring training.

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Morales allowed one earned run on one hit and one walk, striking out two over two innings of relief Monday against the Yankees.

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Franklin Morales 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
2007 21 AA TUL 17 17 0 95.7 77 37 8 77 45 3 4 0 3.48 1.28
2007 21 AA TUL 17 17 0 95.7 77 37 8 77 45 3 4 0 3.48 1.28
2007 21 AAA COL 3 3 0 17.0 20 7 1 16 13 2 0 0 3.71 1.94
2007 21 AAA COL 3 3 0 17.0 20 7 1 16 13 2 0 0 3.71 1.94
2007 21 MAJ COL 8 8 0 39.3 34 15 2 26 14 3 2 0 3.43 1.22
2008 22 AAA COL 21 21 0 110.3 108 67 14 83 82 10 5 0 5.47 1.72
2008 22 MAJ COL 5 5 0 25.3 28 18 2 9 17 1 2 0 6.39 1.78
2009 23 AAA COL 8 8 0 41.3 39 16 4 37 19 2 2 0 3.48 1.40
2009 23 MAJ COL 40 2 0 40.0 38 20 4 41 23 3 2 7 4.50 1.52
2010 24 AAA COL 24 0 0 30.1 20 9 3 34 19 3 0 1 0 0 2.67 1.30
2010 24 MAJ COL 35 0 0 28.7 28 20 5 27 24 0 4 3 3 1 6.28 1.81
2011 25 AAA PAW 6 0 0 6.1 3 1 1 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.42 0.98
2011 25 MAJ COL 14 0 0 14.0 10 6 2 11 8 0 1 0 0 2 3.86 1.29
2011 25 MAJ BOS 36 0 0 32.3 30 13 4 31 11 1 1 0 0 8 3.62 1.27
2011  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ COL/BOS 50 0 0 46.3 40 19 6 42 19 1 2 0 0 10 3.69 1.27
2012 26 MAJ BOS 37 9 0 76.3 64 32 11 76 30 3 4 1 0 8 3.77 1.23
2013 27 A GRE 5 1 0 3.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2013 27 AA POR 5 2 0 8.0 10 1 0 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 1.13 1.50
2013 27 AAA PAW 5 2 0 11.1 5 6 3 12 3 0 1 0 0 0 4.76 0.72
2013 27 MAJ BOS 20 1 0 25.3 24 13 2 21 15 2 2 0 1 4 4.62 1.54
2014 28 MAJ COL 38 22 0 142.3 166 85 24 100 65 6 9 0 0 0 5.37 1.62
2015 29 MAJ KC 34 0 0 33.3 25 10 1 21 7 3 0 0 1 4 2.70 0.96
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3-Year Averages     31 10 0 81.3 84 43 12 65 36 3 5 0 0 4 4.76 1.48
Career  (View All)     267 47 0 457.0 447 232 57 363 214 22 27 11 4.57 1.45

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Franklin Morales Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 4 Min 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.70 0.96
Jul. 2 Min 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.78 0.93
Jul. 1 @Hou 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.90 0.94
Jun. 28 @Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 2.97 0.92
Jun. 26 @Oak 0.3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.07 0.92
Jun. 24 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.79 0.90
Jun. 20 Bos 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.89 0.93
Jun. 17 Mil 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.93 0.94
Jun. 15 @Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.70 0.94
Jun. 13 @StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.81 0.90
Jun. 12 @StL 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.92 0.89
Jun. 9 @Min 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.04 0.89
Jun. 6 Tex 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.09 0.90
Jun. 5 Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.18 0.88
Jun. 4 Cle 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.32 0.92
Jun. 2 Cle 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.48 0.87
May. 27 @NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.54 0.89
May. 25 @NYY 2.0 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.72 0.93
May. 22 StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.63 0.92
May. 15 NYY 2.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.86 0.92
May. 11 @Tex 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.00
May. 7 Cle 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.15 1.00
May. 6 Cle 1.0 4 4 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.91 1.09
May. 2 Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.80 0.70
Apr. 29 @Cle 1.3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.00 0.67
Last 14 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
5.7 5 1 1 0 1 5 1 1 0 0-0 0 0 2 1.59 1.06
Last 30 Days
15 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
12.7 11 2 2 0 3 9 1 1 0 0-0 0 0 3 1.42 1.11
Last 60 Days
25 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
25.7 21 9 9 1 7 15 1 4 0 1-0 0 0 4 3.16 1.09

Franklin Morales Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20156510314321.230
2014183241241225.253
2013421327000.184

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20156511411600.186
2014463765312528119.313
20137081317402.304

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201516.320010302.761.10
201475.0430613494.921.57
201310.70107705.061.69

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201517.010011412.650.82
201467.32603931155.881.68
201314.721014824.301.43
Franklin Morales 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
2007 21 AA TUL 17 17 95.7 7.24 4.23 1.71 0.75 74.6% 3.48 4.34 .264
2007 21 AA TUL 17 17 95.7 7.24 4.23 1.71 0.75 74.6% 3.48 4.34 .264
2007 21 AAA COL 3 3 17.0 8.47 6.88 1.23 0.53 81.3% 3.71 4.38 .373
2007 21 AAA COL 3 3 17.0 8.47 6.88 1.23 0.53 81.3% 3.71 4.38 .373
2007 21 MAJ COL 8 8 39.3 5.95 3.20 1.86 0.46 1.90 71.7% 3.43 3.64 .274
2008 22 AAA COL 21 21 110.3 6.77 6.69 1.01 1.14 69.9% 5.47 5.74 .292
2008 22 MAJ COL 5 5 25.3 3.20 6.04 0.53 0.71 1.16 62.8% 90.9 MPH 6.39 5.60 .294
2009 23 AAA COL 8 8 41.3 8.06 4.14 1.95 0.87 77.8% 3.48 4.26 .306
2009 23 MAJ COL 40 2 40.0 9.23 5.18 1.78 0.90 0.52 71.9% 93.3 MPH 4.50 4.23 .321
2010 24 AAA COL 24 0 30.1 10.17 5.68 1.79 0.90 83.3% 2.67 4.33 .250
2010 24 MAJ COL 35 0 28.7 8.48 7.53 1.13 1.57 0.84 68.1% 94.4 MPH 6.28 6.41 .299
2011 25 AAA PAW 6 0 6.1 8.85 4.43 2.00 1.48 100% 1.42 5.33 .151
2011 25 MAJ COL 14 0 14.0 7.07 5.14 1.38 1.29 0.57 75% 94.7 MPH 3.86 5.20 .219
2011 25 MAJ BOS 36 0 32.3 8.63 3.06 2.82 1.11 0.68 75.7% 94.7 MPH 3.62 4.10 .302
2011  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ COL/BOS 50 0 46.3 8.16 3.69 2.21 1.17 0.65 75.5% 94.7 MPH 3.69 4.34 .277
2012 26 MAJ BOS 37 9 76.3 8.96 3.54 2.53 1.30 0.92 74.7% 94.4 MPH 3.77 4.50 .276
2013 27 A GRE 5 1 3.0 3.00 6.00 0.50 0.00 100% 0.00 4.53 .118
2013 27 AA POR 5 2 8.0 7.88 2.25 3.50 0.00 91.7% 1.13 2.20 .391
2013 27 AAA PAW 5 2 11.1 9.73 2.43 4.00 2.43 40% 4.76 5.36 .094
2013 27 MAJ BOS 20 1 25.3 7.46 5.33 1.40 0.71 1.00 70.3% 92.7 MPH 4.62 4.70 .304
2014 28 MAJ COL 38 22 142.3 6.32 4.11 1.54 1.52 1.40 70.5% 91.3 MPH 5.37 5.48 .320
2015 29 MAJ KC 34 0 33.3 5.67 1.89 3.00 0.27 2.22 71% 92.6 MPH 2.70 3.05 .247
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 7.26 2.80 2.59 0.89 72.7% 3.68 0.60 .290
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.4 7.26 2.80 2.59 0.89 72.7% 3.68 3.80 .290
Rest Of Season     0 0 24.7 7.26 2.80 2.60 0.83 72.3% 3.68 3.72 .292
3-Year Averages     31 10 81.3 7.19 3.98 1.81 1.33 71.3% 4.76 4.85 .305
Career     267 47 457.0 7.15 4.21 1.70 1.12 71% 4.57 4.68 .296

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2015 Stat Review for Franklin Morales    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.00 K/BB
AVERAGE
5.67 K/9
TERRIBLE
1.89 BB/9
GREAT
92.6 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
0.3 HR/9
ELITE
2.22 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.70 ERA
GOOD
0.96 WHIP
GOOD
3.05 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.247 BABIP
LOW
71.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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

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Manager Ned Yost said Thursday that Morales is the favorite to win one of the Royals' final two bullpen spots, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Morales signed a minor league contract with the Royals on Thursday that includes an invite to spring training.

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Morales will be dropped from the rotation for his final two scheduled starts of the season, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

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Morales worked six scoreless innings in Sunday's victory over the Padres, giving up just four hits and two walks while striking out six.

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Morales was horrendous while not factoring into the decision in Monday's 10-9 win over the Giants, giving up seven runs over 4.1 innings. He gave up nine hits and walked four.

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Morales gave up a run on seven hits and a walk while striking out six over six innings against the Giants on Wednesday.

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Morales (5-7) saw his ERA jump up to 5.32 on the season after he took the loss on Friday against the Marlins, pitching four innings while giving up six runs on eight hits.

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Morales (personal) returned to the Rockies for Sunday's doubleheader against the Reds, tossing two innings in relief in Game 1. He gave up two runs on three hits and a walk in the appearance.

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2015

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2014

Morales prepared to be a starter/long reliever in spring training, but missed the first two months of the season because of a chest injury. He later spent time on the disabled list because of a shoulder/pectoral injury and was limited to 25.1 innings. Morales was a less effective pitcher in 2013, though he was pretty tough on lefties. Acquired by the Rockies in December, he'll return to familiar surroundings as the third left-hander in the Colorado bullpen.

2013

Morales pitched well for Boston in 2012, both as a reliever and starter, and has been told by new manager John Farrell to prepare for spring training as a starter. Control has been the bane in his career, though Morales has harnessed that some in his stint with the Red Sox. If he maintains the command, he will be an important cog in Boston's plans, whether that is as the fifth starter, fill-in starter, or part of the middle-inning relief corps. He enters the season as potentially one of three left-handed relievers, along with Andrew Miller and Craig Breslow. That supply of left-handed arms may lead to one of them being traded.

2012

Morales spent the 2011 season pitching out of the bullpen in Colorado and then Boston. He had more success with Boston and that was the direct result of improving his control. He was still hittable, but Morales dropped his BB/9 rate with the Red Sox and became one of several left-handed relievers looking to fill a role that became a season-long need for Boston. He was the most effective of the bunch, particularly in August, but remains unproven over longer stretches. He reportedly pitched well in Venezuela during the offseason. The Red Sox will no doubt be looking for reliable relief from the left side, so there's an opening for Morales.

2011

Morales started the 2010 season as the Rockies' fill-in closer for Huston Street, but he proved ineffective before a shoulder injury eventually knocked him from that role. He rejoined the team again in June, but posted a 7:10 K:BB ratio and was optioned to the minors to work on his arsenal. His numbers at Triple-A Colorado Springs were encouraging as he pitched 30.1 innings with a 2.67 ERA and 10.1 K/9IP. However, he was unable to shake the control issues that have pained him through his short career as he posted a 5.6 BB/9IP walk rate there. He resurfaced in September with 10.0 K/BB ratio, giving hope that he might be useful in the back end of the Rockies' bullpen in 2011. Until he curbs his appetite for walks, he's best left untouched by fantasy owners.

2010

At the beginning of the season, Morales revealed to the team that he had been struggling through back pain throughout the 2008 season. He showed up to camp healthy, before a left shoulder strain kept him off the field until June, when he returned to the minors for a rehab stint. There, he was able to regain velocity in time to resurface in Colorado to fill in for closer Huston Street. At one point, he was considered one of the better pitching prospects in all of baseball, but that hype has faded a bit. He's only 24, so there's still plenty of sleeper potential here, but it looks like the Rockies are planning on using him as a reliever. He's a better choice to take over the closer's role from Street than the likes of Manny Corpas and Taylor Buchholz, so consider him in the endgame as a cheap staff filler with saves potential.

2009

His success in the majors at the end of 2007 didn't serve him well last season, as he likely wasn't ready for a rotation job in April. He washed out, then pitched awfully at Triple-A. Just 23, there's plenty of time for him to spend a full year at Triple-A working on his mechanics. Think of him more as a keeper league pick and expect little, if anything, in 2009.

2008

The extremely talented southpaw broke into the major leagues in 2007 at the age of 21. With the Colorado rotation decimated by injuries they turned to the youngster. He went 3-2 in eight major league starts and posted a 26:14 K:BB in 39.2 innings. He has an electric fastball that reaches the high 90's to go along with an excellent curveball and improving changeup. His pitches move so much that Morales has a hard time controlling them. The Rockies may elect to have him spend some time at Triple-A to get more seasoning, but it won't be long before he is a staple in the rotation.