Mike Morin
Mike Morin
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Minnesota Twins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Mike Morin in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Twins in December of 2018.
Sent to minors camp
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
March 25, 2019
Morin was reassigned to minor-league camp Monday.
ANALYSIS
Morin compiled a respectable 4.22 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 10:2 K:BB through 10.2 innings this spring but was always a long shot to break camp with the big club. The right-hander could earn himself a promotion at some point if he impresses in the minors.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-29%
BAA vs RHP
2019
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2018
 
 
-17%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-36%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .419 49 8 3 18 2 1 2
Since 2017vs Right .298 62 14 3 17 5 1 1
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left .333 7 2 0 2 0 0 0
2018vs Right .400 11 4 1 4 2 1 0
2017vs Left .432 42 6 3 16 2 1 2
2017vs Right .277 51 10 2 13 3 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-23%
ERA at Home
2019
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2018
 
 
-33%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-32%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 6.00 1.56 9.0 0 0 0 10.0 4.0 1.0
Since 2017Away 7.80 1.80 15.0 0 0 0 7.2 1.2 1.2
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 9.00 3.00 1.0 0 0 0 9.0 9.0 0.0
2018Away 6.00 1.33 3.0 0 0 0 15.0 0.0 0.0
2017Home 5.63 1.38 8.0 0 0 0 10.1 3.4 1.1
2017Away 8.25 1.92 12.0 0 0 0 5.3 1.5 1.5
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Mike Morin
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
May 1, 2016
Clay Link takes us through some AL waiver-wire candidates for this week, including a trio of starting pitchers in Minneapolis and three Angels vying for a temporary closer's role.
Monday Lineup Card: Strike It Rich
September 27, 2015
Rich Hill is Monday's Recommended Pickup after being flat-out dominant over three starts for the Red Sox.
AL FAAB Factor: Climbing the Hill
September 27, 2015
RotoWire's Andrew Martinez breaks down the FAAB and waiver targets for the final week of the regular season, including the Red Sox's Rich Hill, who seems to have revived his career in Boston.
Wednesday Lineup Card: September Promotions Abound
September 1, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: Tinker with Taylor
June 29, 2015
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2015
Morin's 20 mph difference between his fastball and changeup have many people thinking that he could become a high-leverage reliever for the Angels, but he stagnated during 2016. He maintained his historically strong control as depicted by his 2.4 BB/9, but he only mustered a 7.9 K/9 over 55.2 innings. He also had some trouble with the long ball, as his 1.0 HR/9 allowed led to a 4.37 ERA. That being said, it seemed like a brief stint with Triple-A Salt Lake helped the reliever sort things out, as he was able to post an improved 3.43 ERA and 8.6 K/9 over the final two months of the season following an early August recall. Morin doesn't overwhelm batters with his low-90s heater, but his impeccable control and ability to change speeds has him positioned to garner a more significant role in the Angels' bullpen, albeit one that likely keeps him two or three seats away from regular ninth-inning duty.
One would likely be hard-pressed to guess Morin's ERA in 2015 from looking at his peripherals, as he came away with an unsightly 6.37 despite notching 41 strikeouts while issuing just nine walks in 35.1 innings. While it seems like oversimplification to attribute the bulk of the struggles to bad luck, Morin was abused by a strand rate of just 44 percent, along with a batting average on balls in play of .344. His groundball rate dropped significantly in 2015 (44 percent to 39 percent), which could account for the rise in home runs, but his 2.85 FIP likely means that some sort of rebound is on the horizon. Still armed with a more than 20-mph differential between his fastball and his changeup, Morin appears to have the stuff to be a future closer but is unlikely to see much value in standard leagues while pitching behind Huston Street and Joe Smith in the Angels pecking order.
A 13th-round pick by the Angels in the 2012 draft, Morin moved quickly through the Halos' minor league system after posting a combined 1.93 ERA between High-A Inland Empire and Double-A Arkansas in 2013. Morin was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake at the end of April as an extra arm out of the bullpen, but the 23-year-old never returned to the minor leagues, posting a 2.90 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 59 innings with the Angels. There isn't much to dislike about Morin's skillset, as he walked just 24 batters in 113.2 innings in the minor leagues, while striking out 118 and allowing seven home runs. Morin features a fastball and a slider, but the most notable pitch in his arsenal is a devastating changeup, which can be thrown up to 20 mph slower than his fastball. His exciting repertoire, combined with his shining results, should make Morin a safe bet to begin 2015 in the Angels' bullpen.
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Continues strong spring
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
March 16, 2019
Morin threw a scoreless inning in Friday's spring training win over Baltimore. He's thrown seven scoreless innings with six strikeouts and one walk this spring.
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Signs minors deal with Twins
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
December 18, 2018
Morin signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Tuesday that includes an invitation to spring training, Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 reports.
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Sent down to minors
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
July 20, 2018
Morin was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.
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Returns to Mariners
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
July 13, 2018
Morin had his contract selected by the Mariners on Friday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Outrighted to Triple-A
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
June 16, 2018
Morin cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday.
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