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Brandon Moss

34-Year-Old Designated Hitter – Kansas City Royals

2017 Stats

AVG

.207

HR

22

RBI

50

R

41

SB

2

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

An ankle injury landed Moss on the DL for a 25-game stretch during July, but when healthy, his power proved to be valuable to the Cardinals. Over the course of the season, Moss spent time in both righ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 205   DOB: 9/16/1983   DRAFTED: 8th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon Moss Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Royals in January of 2017.

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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 128 464 413 66 93 49 19 2 28 67 1 0 39 141 0 5 7 .225 .300 .484 .784
2017 33 MAJ KC 118 401 362 41 75 36 14 0 22 50 2 0 37 128 0 2 0 .207 .279 .428 .707
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3-Year Averages     140 521 460 61 105 48 22 2 24 68 0 0 51 147 0 3 7 .228 .313 .441 .754
Career  (View All)     1016 3,521 3,133 419 742 336 159 17 160 473 11 11 328 968 0 24 36 .237 .314 .452 .766

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Brandon Moss Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 1 Ari 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .279 .428 .707
Sep. 30 Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .281 .431 .712
Sep. 29 Ari 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .283 .434 .717
Sep. 28 Det Did not play.
Sep. 27 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .281 .435 .716
Sep. 26 Det 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .284 .440 .724
Sep. 25 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 24 @CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .283 .441 .724
Sep. 23 @CWS 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .284 .442 .726
Sep. 22 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .282 .439 .721
Sep. 21 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 20 @Tor 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .285 .444 .729
Sep. 19 @Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .283 .443 .726
Sep. 17 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .286 .447 .733
Sep. 16 @Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .210 .286 .450 .736
Sep. 15 @Cle 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .289 .454 .743
Sep. 14 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .290 .447 .737
Sep. 13 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .290 .450 .740
Sep. 12 CWS 2 1 2 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .291 .452 .743
Sep. 11 CWS 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .284 .439 .723
Sep. 10 Min 4 2 2 1 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .201 .281 .427 .708
Sep. 9 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .279 .413 .692
Sep. 8 Min Did not play.
Sep. 7 Min Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Det 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .199 .282 .419 .701
Sep. 5 @Det 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .199 .282 .419 .701
Sep. 4 @Det 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .201 .284 .421 .705
Sep. 3 @Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .201 .285 .425 .710
Sep. 2 @Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .285 .428 .713
Sep. 1 @Min 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .288 .432 .720
Last 7 Games 15 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .188 .133 .321
Last 14 Games 33 2 6 1 0 0 3 1 15 0 0 0 1 0 .182 .200 .212 .412
Last 30 Games 79 8 18 2 0 5 16 2 21 0 0 0 1 0 .228 .244 .443 .687

Brandon Moss: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 14 7 5 2 89
2016 64 72 58 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
2017706380.271.457.812
2016112113150.232.375.664
2015149144180.242.396.721

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172923519422.192.421.682
20163015525521.223.525.828
20153203315400.219.413.707

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171892815322.259.540.865
20161913013320.220.476.764
2015229184230.205.310.597

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017173137180.150.306.536
20162223615351.230.491.801
20152402915350.246.500.821
Brandon Moss vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .381 .176
2004 20 A SAR 91 83 7.7% 16.5% 0.47 82% .493 .120
2005 21 AA POR 568 503 9.3% 22.7% 0.41 74% .328 .173
2006 22 AA POR 573 508 9.8% 18.8% 0.52 79% .339 .154
2007 23 AAA PAW 559 493 10.9% 26.5% 0.41 70% .372 .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% .345 .246
2008 24 MAJ PIT 177 158 8.5% 25.4% 0.33 72% .264 .202
2008 24 MAJ BOS 86 78 7% 29.1% 0.24 68% .396 .167
2008  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ PIT/BOS 263 236 8% 26.6% 0.30 70% .307 .190
2009 25 MAJ PIT 424 385 8% 19.8% 0.40 78% .285 .128
2010 26 AAA IND 556 500 7.6% 21.2% 0.36 76% .306 .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% .334 .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% .289 .296
2012 28 MAJ OAK 296 265 8.8% 30.4% 0.29 66% .359 .305
2013 29 MAJ OAK 505 446 9.9% 27.7% 0.36 69% .301 .266
2014 30 MAJ OAK 580 500 11.6% 26.4% 0.44 69% .283 .204
2015 31 MAJ CLE 375 337 8.5% 28.3% 0.30 69% .265 .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% .285 .181
2016 32 AA SPR 10 8 10% 10% 1.00 88% .000 .000
2016 32 MAJ STL 464 413 8.4% 30.4% 0.28 66% .261 .259
2017 33 MAJ KC 401 362 9.2% 31.9% 0.29 65% .248 .221
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3-Year Averages     521 460 9.8% 28.2% 0.35 68% .277 .213
Career     3,521 3,133 9.3% 27.5% 0.34 69% .287 .215

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Brandon Moss Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 86 -1 11 -1 0 -1 0 0 5 0 -1 0 -1
2015 RF 674.3 0 147 2 0 388 2 61 -2
2015 1B 215.7 1 25 1 0 1 100 0 47 1 -1 2 0
2015 LF 64.3 3 11 1 3 39 1 17 0
2015 RF 15 0 2 0 0 1 0 4 0
2016 1B 397 -1 42 -2 1 -2 174 0 110 0 -4 1 1
2016 LF 355.3 0 65 0 0 161 0 78 1
2016 RF 152 6 28 2 6 84 0 40 0
2017 1B 61.7 -1 9 -1 0 -1 40 -1 22 0 1 0 -1
2017 LF 29 0 3 0 0 27 0 11 0
2017 RF 14 1 2 0 1 6 0 6 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2015 RF 1 4 -2 0 0 -1 -2 1 0 -2
2015 1B 0 0 0 1 0 1
2015 LF -1 1 1 0 0 -1 0 1 0 0
2015 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 1B 0 0 -2 -1 0 -3
2016 LF 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
2016 RF -2 1 3 0 0 -1 0 2 0 1
2017 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 LF 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 -2
2017 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Brandon Moss    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.29 BB/K
WEAK
9.2% BB Rate
GOOD
31.9% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.707 OPS
POOR
.279 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.207 AVG
TERRIBLE
.248 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.428 SLG
WEAK
.221 ISO
GOOD

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

Moss is out of the lineup for Thursday's series finale against Detroit, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Moss is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Yankees, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Moss is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Moss is out of the lineup against the Blue Jays on Thursday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Moss is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Moss went 2-for-2 with a grand slam and walked once in Tuesday's victory over the White Sox.

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Moss went 2-for-4 with a double, a three-run home run and four RBI during Sunday's win over Minnesota.

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Moss is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins, 610 Sports Radio - KC reports.

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Moss is not in the lineup against the Twins on Thursday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Moss is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 struggles early on with the Indians, primarily at home, batting .190/.276/.294 with just two of his 15 homers (with Cleveland) at Progressive Field. Perhaps he deserves something of a pass, having come into camp limited after undergoing hip surgery in the offseason. The home run production tailed off with the move to St. Louis, but Moss' OBP was nearly 60 points higher after the trade as his walk rate jumping back above 11 percent. With the walks come the strikeouts, which keep his average low, but Moss does enough well to possibly push Matt Adams for playing time at first base this spring.

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.