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Matt Morris PCardinals

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
13 307 1806 121 92 4 3.98 37.9
Birth Date8-9-1974
Height6' 5"
Weight210 lbs
Age44 years, 0 months, 11 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1997 SLN MLB 33 33 217.0 12 9 0 208 69 149 12 .258 94 8.6 2.9 0.5 6.2 54% .296 .236 1.28 3.47 3.19 94 3.79 79.0 4.9
1998 SLN MLB 17 17 113.7 7 5 0 101 42 79 8 .256 99 8.0 3.3 0.6 6.3 51% .277 .228 1.26 3.77 2.53 99 4.08 84.6 2.2
2000 SLN MLB 31 0 53.0 3 3 4 53 17 34 3 .265 101 9.0 2.9 0.5 5.8 53% .294 .246 1.32 3.58 3.57 101 5.44 104.6 0.2
2001 SLN MLB 34 34 216.3 22 8 0 218 54 185 13 .256 100 9.1 2.2 0.5 7.7 60% .318 .235 1.26 3.00 3.16 85 3.05 63.1 6.6
2002 SLN MLB 32 32 210.3 17 9 0 210 64 171 16 .253 98 9.0 2.7 0.7 7.3 59% .306 .242 1.30 3.23 3.42 90 2.86 61.3 6.6
2003 SLN MLB 27 27 172.3 11 8 0 164 39 120 20 .255 101 8.6 2.0 1.0 6.3 49% .277 .235 1.18 3.83 3.76 93 3.08 64.5 5.1
2004 SLN MLB 32 32 202.0 15 10 0 205 56 131 35 .260 93 9.1 2.5 1.6 5.8 54% .273 .268 1.29 4.82 4.72 110 4.42 91.1 3.1
2005 SLN MLB 31 31 192.7 14 10 0 209 37 117 22 .256 101 9.8 1.7 1.0 5.5 51% .295 .254 1.28 3.95 4.11 99 3.49 75.1 4.4
2006 SFN MLB 33 33 207.7 10 15 0 218 63 117 22 .262 89 9.4 2.7 1.0 5.1 48% .285 .271 1.35 4.46 4.98 112 4.31 87.7 3.4
2007 PIT 0 11 11 62.0 3 4 0 78 22 29 6 .260 100 11.3 3.2 0.9 4.2 49% .327 .281 1.61 4.75 6.10 114 5.46 113.1 0.2
2007 SFN 0 21 21 136.7 7 7 0 162 39 73 12 .260 96 10.7 2.6 0.8 4.8 50% .317 .276 1.47 4.21 4.35 114 4.72 97.8 1.5
2008 PIT MLB 5 5 22.3 0 4 0 41 7 9 6 .267 97 16.5 2.8 2.4 3.6 39% .372 .397 2.15 6.99 9.67 114 6.69 142.7 -0.3
2007 TOT MLB 32 32 198.7 10 11 0 240 61 102 18 .260 97 10.9 2.8 0.8 4.6 50% .320 .278 1.52 4.37 4.89 114 4.95 102.5 1.7
CareerMLB3072761806.012192418675091214175.258979.32.50.96.052%.297.2531.323.903.981003.8580.037.9

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1995 NWJ A- 2 2 11.0 2 0 0 12 3 13 1 .000 9.8 2.5 0.8 10.6 0% .000 .000 1.36 3.09 1.64 0 0.00 0.0
1995 STP A+ 6 6 34.0 3 2 0 22 11 31 1 .000 5.8 2.9 0.3 8.2 0% .000 .000 0.97 2.64 2.38 0 0.00 0.0
1996 ARK AA 27 27 167.0 12 12 0 178 48 120 14 .000 9.6 2.6 0.8 6.5 0% .000 .000 1.35 3.77 3.88 0 0.00 0.0
1996 LOU AAA 1 1 8.0 0 1 0 8 1 9 0 .000 9.0 1.1 0.0 10.1 0% .000 .000 1.12 1.13 3.38 0 0.00 0.0
1997 SLN MLB 33 33 217.0 12 9 0 208 69 149 12 .258 94 8.6 2.9 0.5 6.2 54% .296 .236 1.28 3.47 3.19 94 3.79 79.0
1998 SLN MLB 17 17 113.7 7 5 0 101 42 79 8 .256 99 8.0 3.3 0.6 6.3 51% .277 .228 1.26 3.77 2.53 99 4.08 84.6
1998 ARK AA 1 0 4.0 0 0 1 4 0 2 0 .000 9.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 0% -2.000 .000 1.00 2.53 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1998 MEM AAA 4 4 14.0 1 0 0 16 4 21 1 .000 10.3 2.6 0.6 13.5 0% -.577 .000 1.43 2.34 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2000 SLN MLB 31 0 53.0 3 3 4 53 17 34 3 .265 101 9.0 2.9 0.5 5.8 53% .294 .246 1.32 3.58 3.57 101 5.44 104.6
2000 ARK AA 2 2 7.0 0 0 0 8 4 7 0 .000 10.3 5.1 0.0 9.0 0% -.727 .000 1.71 3.10 6.43 0 0.00 0.0
2000 MEM AAA 3 3 14.7 1 2 0 20 6 8 2 .000 12.2 3.7 1.2 4.9 0% -1.059 .000 1.77 5.69 7.96 0 0.00 0.0
2001 SLN MLB 34 34 216.3 22 8 0 218 54 185 13 .256 100 9.1 2.2 0.5 7.7 60% .318 .235 1.26 3.00 3.16 85 3.05 63.1
2002 SLN MLB 32 32 210.3 17 9 0 210 64 171 16 .253 98 9.0 2.7 0.7 7.3 59% .306 .242 1.30 3.23 3.42 90 2.86 61.3
2003 SLN MLB 27 27 172.3 11 8 0 164 39 120 20 .255 101 8.6 2.0 1.0 6.3 49% .277 .235 1.18 3.83 3.76 93 3.08 64.5
2004 SLN MLB 32 32 202.0 15 10 0 205 56 131 35 .260 93 9.1 2.5 1.6 5.8 54% .273 .268 1.29 4.82 4.72 110 4.42 91.1
2005 SLN MLB 31 31 192.7 14 10 0 209 37 117 22 .256 101 9.8 1.7 1.0 5.5 51% .295 .254 1.28 3.95 4.11 99 3.49 75.1
2005 PMB A+ 2 2 9.7 0 1 0 12 2 15 0 .376 11.1 1.9 0.0 13.9 56% .438 .000 1.44 0.97 6.49 0 0.00 0.0
2006 SFN MLB 33 33 207.7 10 15 0 218 63 117 22 .262 89 9.4 2.7 1.0 5.1 48% .285 .271 1.35 4.46 4.98 112 4.31 87.7
2007 PIT MLB 11 11 62.0 3 4 0 78 22 29 6 .260 100 11.3 3.2 0.9 4.2 49% .327 .281 1.61 4.75 6.10 114 5.46 113.1
2007 SFN MLB 21 21 136.7 7 7 0 162 39 73 12 .260 96 10.7 2.6 0.8 4.8 50% .317 .276 1.47 4.21 4.35 114 4.72 97.8
2008 PIT MLB 5 5 22.3 0 4 0 41 7 9 6 .267 97 16.5 2.8 2.4 3.6 39% .372 .397 2.15 6.99 9.67 114 6.69 142.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 450 0.5200 0.4244 0.9267 0.5855 0.2500 0.9562 0.8519 0.0733
Career4500.520.42440.92670.58550.250.95620.85190.0733

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2005-04-03 2005-04-19 15-DL 16 11 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum Fraying 2004-11-30
2004-11-30 2004-11-30 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum Fraying 2004-11-30 -
2003-07-22 2003-08-23 15-DL 32 29 Right Hand Fracture Chip Base of 2nd Metacarpal -
2002-08-24 2002-09-10 15-DL 17 17 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2000-04-03 2000-05-28 15-DL 55 48 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 1999-04-13 -
1999-03-26 1999-10-04 60-DL 192 161 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 1999-04-13 -
1998-04-12 1998-07-10 15-DL 89 77 Right Shoulder Strain -
1998-03-24 1998-04-10 15-DL 17 8 Right Shoulder Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 PIT $9,500,000
2007 SFN $9,500,000
2006 SFN $5,000,000
2005 SLN $2,500,000
2004 SLN $12,500,000
2003 SLN $10,500,000
2002 SLN $4,000,000
2001 SLN $1,200,000
2000 SLN $550,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$55,250,000
9 yrTotal$55,250,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 yBarry Axelrod3 yr/$27M (06-08)+$9M 09 cl opt

Details
  • retired 4/30/08 released 4/27/08 acquired in trade from PIT 7/31/07 (PIT took contract as-is-c$15M)
  • signed as a free agent from STL 12/05, $2M signing bonus (pd @ end of contract), 06:$5M, 07:$9.5M, 08:$9.5M, 09:$9M club option $1M buyout (escalator may increase option to $11M)
  • re-signed as a free agent 12/04, 1 year/$2.5M (05)+$4.5M bonuses
  • 3 year/$27M (02-04)+2M bonuses
  • 02:$4M, 03:$10.5M, 04:$12.5M was to be FA after 02, before signing 3-year contract 01:$1 year/$1.2M

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DateQuestionAnswer
2005-12-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Will I regret signing Matt Morris?
(Brian Sabean from SF)
No doubt about it--that's the biggest slam dunk of the off-season. Morris' strikeout rate has declined for 4 straight seasons. PECOTA may start weeping when it spits out Morris' three-year projection.

Makes you wonder what would have happened if the Giants hadn't been so eager to sacrifice first-round draft picks (on purpose) while signing drek like Michael Tucker. A few well-placed picks and they may have had the young talent to avoid throwing $27 million down the drain for a mediocrity like Morris. (Jonah Keri)


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