Biographical

Portrait of Charlie Morton

Charlie Morton PAstros

Astros Player Cards | Astros Team Audit | Astros Depth Chart

2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 34)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
Login or Subscribe today for access to projections!
Birth Date11-12-1983
Height6' 5"
Weight235 lbs
Age34 years, 9 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.02014
-0.52015
0.42016
3.02017
3.42018
+proj
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.
Multiple stints are are currently shownClick to hide.
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
2008 ATL MLB 16 15 74.7 4 8 0 80 41 48 9 .263 98 9.6 4.9 1.1 5.8 52% .290 .294 1.62 5.11 6.15 122 6.50 138.8 -0.8
2009 PIT MLB 18 18 97.0 5 9 0 102 40 62 7 .258 98 9.5 3.7 0.6 5.8 51% .315 .254 1.46 4.10 4.55 102 4.65 99.7 1.0
2010 PIT MLB 17 17 79.7 2 12 0 112 26 59 15 .267 91 12.7 2.9 1.7 6.7 48% .353 .345 1.73 5.31 7.57 101 5.40 121.9 -0.1
2011 PIT MLB 29 29 171.7 10 10 0 186 77 110 6 .261 98 9.8 4.0 0.3 5.8 61% .320 .272 1.53 3.73 3.83 105 5.16 119.9 -0.2
2012 PIT MLB 9 9 50.3 2 6 0 62 11 25 5 .259 93 11.1 2.0 0.9 4.5 58% .317 .294 1.45 4.20 4.65 100 3.84 87.9 0.8
2013 PIT MLB 20 20 116.0 7 4 0 113 36 85 6 .251 97 8.8 2.8 0.5 6.6 65% .306 .251 1.28 3.57 3.26 101 4.81 115.2 0.2
2014 PIT MLB 26 26 157.3 6 12 0 143 57 126 9 .255 100 8.2 3.3 0.5 7.2 58% .295 .260 1.27 3.69 3.72 103 4.31 105.6 1.0
2015 PIT MLB 23 23 129.0 9 9 0 137 41 96 13 .255 98 9.6 2.9 0.9 6.7 60% .309 .278 1.38 4.21 4.81 104 5.42 126.6 -0.5
2016 PHI MLB 4 4 17.3 1 1 0 15 8 19 1 .246 91 7.8 4.2 0.5 9.9 66% .326 .240 1.33 3.12 4.15 87 3.24 71.6 0.4
2017 HOU MLB 25 25 146.7 14 7 0 125 50 163 14 .264 102 7.7 3.1 0.9 10.0 53% .295 .246 1.19 3.44 3.62 89 3.73 79.5 3.0
2018 HOU MLB 24 24 142.3 12 3 0 108 56 175 14 .263 96 6.8 3.5 0.9 11.1 50% .285 .240 1.15 3.44 2.85 87 3.61 80.7 2.8
CareerMLB2112101182.072810118344396899.259989.03.40.87.456%.308.2681.383.934.221004.84110.35.1

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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-
2003 DNV Rk 14 13 54.0 2 5 0 65 25 46 3 .000 10.8 4.2 0.5 7.7 0% .363 .000 1.67 4.00 4.67 0 0.00 0.0
2004 ROM A 27 18 116.7 7 9 2 140 67 102 7 .000 10.8 5.2 0.5 7.9 0% .355 .000 1.77 4.41 4.86 0 0.00 0.0
2005 ROM A 26 22 124.7 5 9 1 124 62 86 7 .269 79 8.9 4.5 0.5 6.2 53% .298 .279 1.49 4.50 5.20 0 0.00 0.0
2006 MYR A+ 30 14 100.1 6 7 2 116 54 75 14 .259 95 10.4 4.9 1.3 6.7 45% .323 .275 1.70 5.22 5.39 110 6.09 107.1
2007 MIS AA 41 6 79.7 4 6 0 80 37 67 3 .263 89 9.0 4.2 0.3 7.6 48% .316 .257 1.47 3.81 4.29 102 4.21 98.2
2007 PEJ Wnt 6 5 21.0 4 1 0 15 8 20 2 .000 6.4 3.4 0.9 8.6 0% .250 .000 1.10 4.01 2.57 0 0.00 0.0
2008 ATL MLB 16 15 74.7 4 8 0 80 41 48 9 .263 98 9.6 4.9 1.1 5.8 52% .290 .294 1.62 5.11 6.15 122 6.50 138.8
2008 GWN AAA 13 12 79.0 5 2 0 51 27 72 0 .000 5.8 3.1 0.0 8.2 0% .242 .000 0.99 2.59 2.05 0 0.00 0.0
2009 PIT MLB 18 18 97.0 5 9 0 102 40 62 7 .258 98 9.5 3.7 0.6 5.8 51% .315 .254 1.46 4.10 4.55 102 4.65 99.7
2009 GWN AAA 10 10 64.7 7 2 0 52 16 55 3 .249 104 7.2 2.2 0.4 7.7 45% .275 .197 1.05 2.88 2.50 83 2.33 52.4
2009 IND AAA 1 1 7.0 0 0 0 4 1 7 0 .236 98 5.1 1.3 0.0 9.0 62% .250 .131 0.71 2.00 0.00 84 0.88 19.8
2010 PIT MLB 17 17 79.7 2 12 0 112 26 59 15 .267 91 12.7 2.9 1.7 6.7 48% .353 .345 1.73 5.31 7.57 101 5.40 121.9
2010 IND AAA 14 14 80.0 4 4 0 83 30 53 6 .253 107 9.3 3.4 0.7 6.0 56% .294 .249 1.41 4.29 3.83 103 3.88 83.2
2010 azu Wnt 3 3 15.0 0 1 0 11 2 14 1 .000 6.6 1.2 0.6 8.4 0% .250 .000 0.87 2.49 1.80 0 0.00 0.0
2011 PIT MLB 29 29 171.7 10 10 0 186 77 110 6 .261 98 9.8 4.0 0.3 5.8 61% .320 .272 1.53 3.73 3.83 105 5.16 119.9
2012 PIT MLB 9 9 50.3 2 6 0 62 11 25 5 .259 93 11.1 2.0 0.9 4.5 58% .317 .294 1.45 4.20 4.65 100 3.84 87.9
2012 IND AAA 1 1 7.7 0 0 0 6 1 8 0 .255 122 7.0 1.2 0.0 9.4 65% .300 .170 0.91 1.46 1.17 82 2.75 62.5
2013 PIT MLB 20 20 116.0 7 4 0 113 36 85 6 .251 97 8.8 2.8 0.5 6.6 65% .306 .251 1.28 3.57 3.26 101 4.81 115.2
2013 BRD A+ 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 .284 100 9.0 0.0 3.0 6.0 40% .222 .301 1.00 7.24 6.00 98 4.16 96.9
2013 ALT AA 4 4 18.7 1 1 0 10 6 11 2 .266 96 4.8 2.9 1.0 5.3 59% .154 .197 0.86 4.49 2.41 97 3.37 73.5
2013 IND AAA 4 4 19.0 0 1 0 16 10 12 1 .252 101 7.6 4.7 0.5 5.7 61% .250 .267 1.37 4.36 3.79 108 4.37 100.5
2014 PIT MLB 26 26 157.3 6 12 0 143 57 126 9 .255 100 8.2 3.3 0.5 7.2 58% .295 .260 1.27 3.69 3.72 103 4.31 105.6
2014 ALT AA 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 4 1 6 0 .239 98 9.0 2.2 0.0 13.5 60% .400 .261 1.25 1.10 4.50 87 3.04 67.3
2015 PIT MLB 23 23 129.0 9 9 0 137 41 96 13 .255 98 9.6 2.9 0.9 6.7 60% .309 .278 1.38 4.21 4.81 104 5.42 126.6
2015 ALT AA 1 1 7.0 1 0 0 2 2 5 0 .247 90 2.6 2.6 0.0 6.4 71% .118 .104 0.57 2.70 0.00 93 3.16 75.6
2015 IND AAA 2 2 13.3 1 1 0 13 4 17 0 .245 97 8.8 2.7 0.0 11.5 60% .371 .239 1.27 1.50 2.02 77 1.56 38.5
2016 PHI MLB 4 4 17.3 1 1 0 15 8 19 1 .246 91 7.8 4.2 0.5 9.9 66% .326 .240 1.33 3.12 4.15 87 3.24 71.6
2017 HOU MLB 25 25 146.7 14 7 0 125 50 163 14 .264 102 7.7 3.1 0.9 10.0 53% .295 .246 1.19 3.44 3.62 89 3.73 79.5
2017 CCH AA 1 1 4.3 0 0 0 1 2 5 0 .275 85 2.1 4.2 0.0 10.4 30% .100 .158 0.69 2.39 0.00 96 4.81 108.0
2017 FRE AAA 2 2 6.0 0 1 0 4 2 3 1 .262 101 6.0 3.0 1.5 4.5 71% .188 .194 1.00 5.88 1.50 95 3.86 74.4
2018 HOU MLB 24 24 142.3 12 3 0 108 56 175 14 .263 96 6.8 3.5 0.9 11.1 50% .285 .240 1.15 3.44 2.85 87 3.61 80.7

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 1306 0.5123 0.4280 0.8122 0.6248 0.2214 0.8517 0.6950 0.1878
2009 1589 0.5179 0.4512 0.8285 0.6367 0.2520 0.8683 0.7202 0.1715
2010 1413 0.5046 0.4501 0.8019 0.6157 0.2814 0.8838 0.6193 0.1981
2011 2740 0.4573 0.4511 0.8172 0.6185 0.3100 0.8826 0.7072 0.1828
2012 791 0.5322 0.4779 0.8360 0.6033 0.3351 0.9055 0.6935 0.1640
2013 1707 0.4452 0.4388 0.7997 0.5895 0.3178 0.8973 0.6545 0.2003
2014 2476 0.4592 0.4229 0.8042 0.5655 0.3017 0.9098 0.6361 0.1958
2015 1970 0.4508 0.4619 0.8077 0.6126 0.3383 0.9026 0.6667 0.1923
2016 276 0.4384 0.4130 0.6842 0.5455 0.3097 0.8182 0.5000 0.3158
2017 2344 0.4740 0.4428 0.7408 0.5941 0.3066 0.8515 0.5476 0.2592
2018 2199 0.4752 0.4402 0.6911 0.5847 0.3094 0.8167 0.4762 0.3089
Career188110.47530.4440.78690.60130.29990.87480.6320.2131

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
2014-09-17 - 60-DL - - Left Hip Surgery Labrum 2014-09-26
2014-08-16 2014-09-16 15-DL 31 27 Left Sports Hernia -
2013-09-09 2013-09-13 DTD 4 4 Left Foot Plantar Fasciitis - -
2013-03-22 2013-06-13 15-DL 83 65 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-06-14 -
2012-05-30 2012-10-04 60-DL 127 113 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-06-14 -
2012-03-26 2012-04-14 15-DL 19 7 Left Hip Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2011-10-10 -
2011-10-10 2011-10-10 Off 0 0 Left Hip Surgery Labrum 2011-10-10 -
2011-09-05 2011-09-14 DTD 9 8 Right Shoulder Fatigue -
2011-06-21 2011-07-01 DTD 10 8 General Medical Fatigue -
2010-05-28 2010-07-02 15-DL 35 31 Right Shoulder Fatigue -
2009-06-21 2009-06-28 DTD 7 6 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2009-06-11 2009-06-20 DTD 9 8 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-03-27 2009-04-12 15-DL 16 5 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2009-02-24 2009-03-27 Camp 31 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2008-09-03 2008-09-21 DTD 18 16 Right Shoulder Soreness Under Shoulder Blade -
2008-06-25 2008-07-01 DTD 6 4 General Medical Respiratory Flu -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 HOU $7,000,000
2017 HOU $7,000,000
2016 PHI $8,000,000
2015 PIT $8,000,000
2014 PIT $4,000,000
2013 PIT $2,000,000
2012 PIT $2,445,000
2011 PIT $441,000
2010 PIT $422,500
2009 PIT $405,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$32,713,500
2018Current$7,000,000
10 yrPvs + Cur$39,713,500
10 yrTotal$39,713,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 10 dJet Sports2 years/$14M (2017-18)

Details
  • 2 years/$14M (2017-18). Signed by Houston as a free agent 11/16/16. 17:$7M, 18:$7M. Annual performance bonuses: $0.625M each for 12, 20, 25, 30 starts.
  • 3 years/$21M (2014-16), plus 2017 option. Signed extension with Pittsburgh 12/11/13. 14:$4M, 15:$8M, 16:$8M, 17:$9.5M club option ($1M buyout). If traded, 2017 becomes mutual option (Morton forfeits buyout if he declines). May earn additional $0.5M in performance bonuses. Philadelphia declined 2017 option 11/16.
  • 1 year/$2M (2013). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 11/30/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.445M (2012). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/16/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.441M (2011). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4225M (2010). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/09. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Atlanta 6/3/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Atlanta 11/20/07. Re-signed 2/29/08.
  • Drafted by Atlanta 2002 (3-95). $0.415M signing bonus.

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .284 .373 .440 .299
11 vs R (Multi) .241 .302 .337 .235
18 Split (Multi) .044 .071 .102 .064
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .258 .324 .419 .252
31 vs R (2016) .226 .333 .226 .228
38 Split (2016) .032 -.010 .194 .024
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

BP Articles

Click here to see articles tagged with Charlie Morton

BP Chats

No BP chats have mentioned this guy.

BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.

 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC