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Charlie Morton

34-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2018 Stats

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11-2

ERA

2.96

WHIP

1.15

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146

SV

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2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Talk about a career rejuvenation. Morton was labeled a "priority signing" by Houston last offseason after showing surprising fastball velocity gains (to go with wicked curveball spin) in a small sampl...

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2018 ADP:  167.99

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 195   DOB: 10/12/1983   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Charlie Morton Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $14 million contract with the Astros in November of 2016.

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Morton allowed three earned runs over 4.1 innings in a no-decision Thursday against the A's. He notched five strikeouts but allowed six hits and two walks.

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Charlie Morton 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
2004 20 A ROM 27 18 0 117.7 140 63 7 102 68 7 9 2 4.82 1.77
2005 21 A ROM 26 22 0 124.2 124 72 7 86 62 5 9 1 5.20 1.50
2006 22 A A 30 14 0 100.0 116 60 14 75 54 6 7 2 5.40 1.70
2007 23 AA MIS 41 6 0 79.7 80 38 3 67 37 4 6 0 4.29 1.47
2008 24 AAA RIC 13 12 0 79.0 51 18 0 72 27 5 2 0 2.05 0.99
2008 24 MAJ ATL 16 15 0 74.7 80 51 9 48 41 4 8 0 6.15 1.62
2009 25 AAA GWI 10 10 1 64.7 52 18 3 55 16 7 2 0 2.51 1.05
2009 25 AAA IND 1 1 0 7.0 4 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.71
2009 25 MAJ PIT 18 18 1 97.0 102 49 7 62 40 5 9 0 4.55 1.46
2010 26 AAA IND 14 14 0 80.0 83 34 6 53 30 4 4 0 0 0 3.83 1.41
2010 26 MAJ PIT 17 17 0 79.7 112 67 15 59 26 2 12 0 0 0 7.57 1.73
2011 27 MAJ PIT 29 29 1 171.7 186 73 6 110 77 10 10 0 0 0 3.83 1.53
2012 28 AAA IND 1 1 0 7.2 6 1 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.17 0.97
2012 28 MAJ PIT 9 9 0 50.3 62 26 5 25 11 2 6 0 0 0 4.65 1.45
2013 29 A+ BRA 4 1 0 3.0 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.00 1.00
2013 29 AA ALT 4 4 0 18.2 10 5 2 11 6 1 1 0 0 0 2.41 0.88
2013 29 AAA IND 4 4 0 19.0 16 8 1 12 10 0 1 0 0 0 3.79 1.37
2013 29 MAJ PIT 20 20 0 116.0 113 42 6 85 36 7 4 0 0 0 3.26 1.28
2014 30 AA ALT 1 1 0 4.0 4 2 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.25
2014 30 MAJ PIT 26 26 0 157.3 143 65 9 126 57 6 12 0 0 0 3.72 1.27
2015 31 AA ALT 1 1 0 7.0 2 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.57
2015 31 AAA IND 2 2 0 13.1 13 3 0 17 4 1 1 0 0 0 2.03 1.30
2015 31 MAJ PIT 23 23 0 129.0 137 69 13 96 41 9 9 0 0 0 4.81 1.38
2016 32 MAJ PHI 4 4 0 17.3 15 8 1 19 8 1 1 0 0 0 4.15 1.33
2017 33 AA COR 1 1 0 4.1 1 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.73
2017 33 AAA FRE 1 2 0 6.0 4 1 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.50 1.00
2017 33 MAJ HOU 25 25 0 146.7 125 59 14 163 50 14 7 0 0 0 3.62 1.19
2018 34 MAJ HOU 19 19 0 112.3 84 37 11 146 45 11 2 0 0 0 2.96 1.15
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3-Year Averages     17 17 0 97.7 92 45 9 92 33 8 5 0 0 0 4.15 1.28
Career  (View All)     206 205 2 1,152.0 1,159 546 96 939 432 71 80 0 4.27 1.38

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Charlie Morton 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
Jul. 12 Oak 4.3 6 3 3 0 2 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.96 1.15
Jul. 7 CWS 5.7 5 5 5 0 2 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.83 1.12
Jul. 1 @TB 6.7 6 2 2 0 2 11 1 1 0 L 0 0 0 2.55 1.11
Jun. 26 Tor 7.0 4 0 0 0 2 13 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.54 1.11
Jun. 20 TB 6.0 2 1 0 0 4 4 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.74 1.13
Jun. 15 @KC 6.0 4 3 3 0 4 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.94 1.14
Jun. 9 @Tex 3.7 1 2 1 0 6 4 4 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.82 1.12
Jun. 3 Bos 5.3 9 6 6 2 1 7 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.84 1.08
May. 29 @NYY 6.0 8 3 3 2 1 10 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.26 1.02
May. 24 @Cle 6.0 5 2 2 0 3 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.04 0.97
May. 18 Cle 7.0 4 1 1 1 1 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.94 0.93
May. 12 Tex 7.0 4 1 1 1 0 14 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.03 0.97
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.6 IP/G
16.7 17 10 10 0 6 24 1 1 0 1-1 0 0 0 5.40 1.38
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.9 IP/G
35.7 27 14 13 0 16 50 2 1 0 4-1 0 0 0 3.28 1.21
Last 60 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.9 IP/G
70.7 58 29 27 6 28 98 7 1 0 7-2 0 0 0 3.44 1.22

Charlie Morton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20182288925391015.201
20172879424441306.175
201634938201.258

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018240572045706.208
20173306926812638.273
2016371057000.226

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201872.0810962582.881.10
201797.0103010633123.341.14
201612.710013600.711.03

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201840.3310502033.121.24
201749.7440571724.171.29
20164.701062113.502.14
Charlie Morton vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Charlie Morton 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
2004 20 A ROM 27 18 117.7 7.80 5.20 1.50 0.54 72.1% 4.82 3.97 .367
2005 21 A ROM 26 22 124.2 6.23 4.49 1.39 0.51 63.7% 5.20 4.05 .307
2006 22 A A 30 14 100.0 6.75 4.86 1.39 1.26 70.5% 5.40 5.26 .330
2007 23 AA MIS 41 6 79.7 7.57 4.18 1.81 0.34 69.3% 4.29 3.63 .328
2008 24 AAA RIC 13 12 79.0 8.20 3.08 2.67 0.00 76.9% 2.05 2.48 .253
2008 24 MAJ ATL 16 15 74.7 5.79 4.94 1.17 1.08 1.65 62.5% 90.7 MPH 6.15 5.18 .304
2009 25 AAA GWI 10 10 64.7 7.65 2.23 3.44 0.42 76.9% 2.51 2.94 .278
2009 25 AAA IND 1 1 7.0 9.00 1.29 7.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.06 .239
2009 25 MAJ PIT 18 18 97.0 5.75 3.71 1.55 0.65 1.51 68.9% 91.3 MPH 4.55 4.14 .310
2010 26 AAA IND 14 14 80.0 5.96 3.38 1.77 0.68 73.8% 3.83 4.20 .308
2010 26 MAJ PIT 17 17 79.7 6.67 2.94 2.27 1.69 1.71 57.7% 92.9 MPH 7.57 5.41 .369
2011 27 MAJ PIT 29 29 171.7 5.77 4.04 1.43 0.31 3.17 73.9% 91.4 MPH 3.83 3.95 .325
2012 28 AAA IND 1 1 7.2 10.00 1.25 8.00 0.00 85.7% 1.17 1.39 .328
2012 28 MAJ PIT 9 9 50.3 4.47 1.97 2.27 0.89 2.20 69.1% 89.9 MPH 4.65 4.27 .328
2013 29 A+ BRA 4 1 3.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 50% 6.00 7.20 .236
2013 29 AA ALT 4 4 18.2 5.44 2.97 1.83 0.99 78.6% 2.41 4.41 .166
2013 29 AAA IND 4 4 19.0 5.68 4.74 1.20 0.47 72% 3.79 4.36 .265
2013 29 MAJ PIT 20 20 116.0 6.59 2.79 2.36 0.47 3.69 74.8% 92.8 MPH 3.26 3.75 .306
2014 30 AA ALT 1 1 4.0 13.50 2.25 6.00 0.00 60% 4.50 0.95 .431
2014 30 MAJ PIT 26 26 157.3 7.21 3.26 2.21 0.51 2.69 70.7% 91.1 MPH 3.72 3.79 .297
2015 31 AA ALT 1 1 7.0 6.43 2.57 2.50 0.00 100% 0.00 2.63 .119
2015 31 AAA IND 2 2 13.1 11.68 2.75 4.25 0.00 82.4% 2.03 1.52 .395
2015 31 MAJ PIT 23 23 129.0 6.70 2.86 2.34 0.91 3.13 66.1% 92.0 MPH 4.81 4.25 .317
2016 32 MAJ PHI 4 4 17.3 9.87 4.15 2.38 0.52 3.86 68.2% 94.3 MPH 4.15 3.14 .319
2017 33 AA COR 1 1 4.1 10.98 4.39 2.50 0.00 100% 0.00 2.22 .132
2017 33 AAA FRE 1 2 6.0 4.50 3.00 1.50 1.50 100% 1.50 5.37 .177
2017 33 MAJ HOU 25 25 146.7 10.00 3.07 3.26 0.86 2.16 72% 95.0 MPH 3.62 3.51 .307
2018 34 MAJ HOU 19 19 112.3 11.70 3.61 3.24 0.88 1.97 78% 95.9 MPH 2.96 3.34 .299
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 12 71.9 9.62 2.85 3.37 0.75 76% 3.02 3.10 .296
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3-Year Averages     17 17 97.7 8.48 3.04 2.79 0.83 69% 4.15 3.53 .312
Career     206 205 1,152.0 7.34 3.38 2.17 0.75 69.9% 4.27 3.82 .315

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Charlie Morton Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2017 146.7 -4 - -3 0 -1 0 -1 0 1 0 0
2018 112.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Charlie Morton    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.24 K/BB
GOOD
11.70 K/9
ELITE
3.61 BB/9
POOR
95.9 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.9 HR/9
GREAT
1.97 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.96 ERA
ELITE
1.15 WHIP
GREAT
3.34 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.299 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
78.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Charlie Morton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Morton (11-2) allowed five earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out eight across 5.2 innings to earn the win Saturday against the White Sox.

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Morton (10-2) surrendered two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out 11 across 6.2 innings as he was handed the loss Sunday against Tampa Bay.

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Morton (10-1) struck out 13 in seven scoreless innings Tuesday against the Blue Jays, allowing four hits and two walks en route to a win.

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Morton (9-1) allowed just one unearned run on two hits and four walks with four strikeouts through six innings in a win Wednesday over the Astros.

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Morton (8-1) struck out nine and walked four in a win over the Royals on Friday, allowing three runs on four hits in six innings.

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Morton will start Friday's series opener against the Royals.

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Morton allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit and six walks while striking out four across 3.2 innings Saturday against the Rangers. He did not factor into the decision.

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Morton (7-1) took his first loss of the season against the Red Sox on Sunday, giving up six earned runs on nine hits over 5.1 innings, striking out seven and walking one as the Astros lost 9-3.

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Morton allowed three runs on eight hits while walking one over six innings Tuesday against the Yankees. He struck out 10 but did not factor into the decision.

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Morton (7-0) allowed two earned runs on five hits while walking three and striking out five across six innings to earn the win Thursday against the Indians.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Morton made just four starts before suffering a left hamstring tear that required season-ending surgery. Before he went down, there were some positive signs in his profile that make him an interesting endgame speculation this season. He was averaging 94.3 mph with his fastball, more than two miles per hour faster than he averaged in 2015 and easily the best velocity of his career. His K/9 increased along with his velocity and his swinging strike rate was at 13 percent after averaging eight percent in his prior seasons. He was also maintaining the excellent GB/FB ratio that he had displayed throughout most of his career. Morton quickly signed with the Astros soon after free agency began and is expected to be ready for the start of the 2017 season, if not spring action. He's sure to be overlooked in most leagues, thanks to the shift to the American League and his limited amount of work last season.

2016

Mortonís confounding career continued in 2015. After returning from hip surgery in late May, he won his first five starts, compiling a 1.62 ERA in 33.1 IP. Thereafter he got rung up for a 5.93 ERA in 95.2 IP. He continues to struggle against lefties (.301/.389/.506) and remains inconsistent from start to start. Morton, who will earn $8 million in 2016, could find himself on the trade block if GM Neal Huntingtonís patience has finally worn thin. The right-hander figures to rebound a bit after tossing consecutive sub-4.00 ERAs in 2013 and 2014, but given his propensity for injury and inconsistency fantasy owners might want to consider him as little more than a late draft pickup.

2015

Morton will likely miss time at the beginning of 2015 after undergoing hip surgery in late October. The 31-year-old, who has made more than 20 starts in only two of seven big league campaigns, registered a 3.72 ERA (3.72 FIP) and 1.27 WHIP with a 126:57 K:BB ratio in 157.1 innings. He led the NL in hit batters (19) for the second straight season. Morton signed a three-year, $21 million extension prior to 2014, a deal which kicks in starting in 2015. The Pirates will gladly welcome him into the starting rotation, but again, it likely won't be at the start of the year. Morton has won 10 games only once -- he went 6-12 for a team which won 88 games in 2014 -- but should pile up innings once he gets back from his latest injury.

2014

Morton put together a surprisingly consistent 2013 after making his season debut in June. The sinker-balling righty returned from Tommy John Surgery armed with a 92.8 mph average fastball that induced a whopping 62.9 percent groundball rate in 116 innings. He allowed more than three earned runs in three of 20 starts en route to a 3.26 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. Morton benefited from Pittsburgh's defensive shifts as much as any starting pitcher and limited lefties to a .312 BA and .692 OPS. That may not sound like much, but it's an improvement over career marks of .335 BA and .822 OPS. Morton will slot in Pittsburgh's starting rotation looking to pick up where he left off at the end of 2013 after inking a three-year, $21 million extension.

2013

Morton isn't expected back until June or July after undergoing Tommy John surgery in late May. Before getting hurt, he registered a 4.65 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 50.1 innings. When he's on top of his games, the right-hander utilizes a sinking fastball that seemingly coaxes groundballs at will. His 2.20 GB/FB ratio followed up a 3.17 mark in 2011. Left-handed hitters have historically fared well against Morton. They hold an .806 career OPS against him and are typically stacked in lineups when he starts. He engineered his best season with Pittsburgh in 2011, when he put up a 3.86 ERA while striking out a career-high 110. Even then, his WHIP was an ungainly 1.53, thanks to 77 walks. When he comes back, he'll likely slot in as a back-end rotation man, but his lack of strikeouts and risk of injury push him down low on fantasy totem pole.

2012

The 2011 Charlie Morton version didn't pitch like Roy Halladay, but he was a heck of a lot better than the 2010 version (or 2009, for that matter). The righty put up some atrocious numbers numbers in 2010 (7.57 ERA in 79.2 IP), but general manager Neal Huntington showed faith in him and was rewarded. The righty with a repertoire of sinking pitches surprised many with a 3.21 ERA through his first 13 starts. By the time fantasy owners bought into Morton, however, he cooled off with a 4.41 ERA the rest of the way. Morton underwent hip surgery in October to repair a torn labrum and might not be back until May. He doesn't strike out many hitters or make many lefties miss (left-handers hit .364 against him). Draft him as a spot starter and use him against right-handed dominated lineups only.

2011

Pirates GM Neal Huntington and others in management have shown an almost cult-like fostering toward Morton. The team coddled Morton, using Chris Snyder almost exclusively as his catcher over Ryan Doumit -- if only the rest of the staff had been so lucky. Morton earned his 2-12 record, compiling a historically bad 7.57 ERA and 1.732 WHIP in 79.2 innings. Opposing batters hit him at a .332 clip, numbers typically reserved for former Bucco Zach Duke. Regardless, he's still a factor in the Pittsburgh organization. He carries a low-90s fastball and a deuce that breaks off a cliff. The 27-year-old righty needs to trust his fastball, teams sat on his offspeed stuff all too frequently. After splitting time between Triple-A Indianapolis and Pittsburgh last year, Morton enters the 2011 campaign as a long shot to win a rotation spot. With his talent, however, it would be foolish to write him off altogether, as Huntington certainly hasn't.

2010

With 33 combined starts between Atlanta and Pittsburgh, Morton made it through his first full major league season intact in 2009, but it wasn't easy. Inconsistency plagued the right-hander with intriguing stuff. On Aug. 14, Morton surrendered 10 earned runs in just one inning against the Cubs. He returned to Wrigley in late September to throw the first and only shutout of his short major league career. Morton will compete for the No. 4 or 5 spot in the rotation in 2010. At this point in his career, Morton might be used in fantasy leagues based upon matchups, but every-start usage is not recommended.

2009

Morton struggled in his first season in the majors with poor control (41:48 K:BB ratio), but saw improvements in his strikeout rate and control at Triple-A (72:27 K:BB ratio). He threw just 5.2 innings in September due to a back injury, but should be fine for spring training. Despite the improvement at Triple-A, Morton's prior minor league strikeout and control numbers didn't indicate he'd have much success in the majors. He could win a spot in the rotation in spring training, and could surprise if his improvement at Triple-A continues.

2008

Morton enters 2008 with an outside shot at a big league job after Braves management were impressed with his play in the Arizona Fall League, where he went 4-1 with a 2.57 ERA and 20:8 K:BB ratio in 21 innings. His minor league strikeout and control numbers wouldn't seem to indicate he's ready for a promotion all the way from Double-A. However, a rotation spot at Triple-A and a shot at a late-season call up may be in the offing.