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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
13 2206 .282 .343 .366 81 6.0
Birth Date7-2-1980
Height5' 10"
Weight180 lbs
Age39 years, 0 months, 18 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2007 PIT 26 28 118 32 3 4 1 9 19 1 7 3 .299 .359 .430 84 -2.0 -0.1 6.6 0.8
2008 PIT 27 58 175 47 13 0 0 10 32 3 9 5 .294 .345 .375 68 -6.5 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2
2009 PIT 28 71 321 77 6 5 2 29 49 5 18 10 .277 .351 .356 90 -3.0 -0.1 11.8 1.6
2009 WAS 28 49 212 67 9 2 1 11 25 4 24 7 .351 .396 .435 92 -1.6 3.6 12.2 2.1
2010 WAS 29 136 577 129 17 7 0 40 88 10 34 17 .253 .319 .314 70 -19.6 4.9 -3.1 -0.1
2011 MIL 30 119 429 115 20 6 4 19 70 14 13 4 .304 .357 .421 94 -2.2 4.4 3.8 1.9
2012 MIL 31 122 322 69 5 3 3 20 63 6 12 5 .239 .302 .308 69 -11.3 1.5 -2.7 -0.4
2014 CLE 33 15 52 14 1 0 1 7 6 0 3 0 .341 .429 .439 93 -0.4 0.5 0.2 0.2
Career59822065507427121453524312051.282.343.36681-46.414.628.66.0

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2003 WPT A- NYP 72 324 .000 .000 .000 .393 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 HIC A SAL 134 615 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 LYN A+ CRL 60 277 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 LYN A+ CRL 61 274 .258 .338 .389 .354 104 4.7 7.0 0.6 119 0 13.3 7.8 0.7 2.9
2006 ALT AA EAS 56 244 .253 .332 .379 .335 101 7.6 6.2 -0.8 113 0 5.8 2.4 0.7 1.5
2007 PIT MLB NL 28 118 .260 .331 .411 .356 98 2.1 3.5 0.3 84 12 6.6 -0.1 -2.0 0.8
2007 IND AAA INT 44 184 .266 .333 .398 .362 91 5.3 5.2 0 127 0 -1.0 1.8 5.0 1.1
2007 PIR Rk GCL 4 16 .284 .335 .443 .333 94 2.3 0.5 0 161 0 0.5 0.1 2.0 0.3
2008 PIT MLB NL 58 175 .254 .324 .403 .364 99 0.6 5.1 -0.7 68 12 -0.2 -0.2 -6.5 -0.2
2008 IND AAA INT 82 352 .265 .330 .411 .341 87 4.1 10.7 -1.9 103 0 17.4 5.4 -3.7 2.7
2009 PIT MLB NL 71 321 .265 .333 .421 .325 96 1.8 9.2 -1.8 90 8 11.8 -0.1 -3.0 1.6
2009 WAS MLB NL 49 212 .268 .336 .425 .398 96 6.2 6.1 0.6 92 8 12.2 3.6 -1.6 2.1
2010 WAS MLB NL 136 577 .257 .322 .396 .304 93 -9.2 15.9 1.4 70 7 -3.1 4.9 -19.6 -0.1
2010 HAG A SAL 1 4 .252 .300 .367 .000 93 -0.5 0.1 0 73 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2010 POT A+ CRL 1 3 .300 .372 .445 .000 106 -0.8 0.1 -0.1 30 0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2011 MIL MLB NL 119 429 .259 .321 .404 .362 104 3.9 11.6 0.6 94 8 3.8 4.4 -2.2 1.9
2011 NAS AAA PCL 2 6 .281 .368 .458 .667 92 1.1 0.2 0 124 0 -0.3 0.1 0.2 0.0
2012 MIL MLB NL 122 322 .258 .322 .411 .296 108 -15.1 8.8 -0.3 69 8 -2.7 1.5 -11.3 -0.4
2014 CLE MLB AL 15 52 .270 .344 .420 .371 101 4 1.3 0.1 93 18 0.2 0.5 -0.4 0.2
2014 COH AAA INT 15 64 .257 .331 .396 .250 107 -5.8 1.9 0.1 47 0 0.5 -0.3 -4.6 -0.2
2016 PUE AAA MEX 101 440 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 MVA AAA MEX 3 13 .000 .000 .000 .125 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2003 WPT A- NYP 324 268 49 92 7 4 0 107 23 33 44 26 17 .343 .426 .399 .056 10 10
2004 HIC A SAL 615 514 83 131 16 7 4 173 41 53 120 55 16 .255 .355 .337 .082 10 10
2005 LYN A+ CRL 277 252 36 72 12 3 0 90 24 11 40 24 10 .286 .330 .357 .071 3 3
2006 LYN A+ CRL 274 228 43 69 7 3 0 82 22 20 40 38 11 .303 .385 .360 .057 7 7
2006 ALT AA EAS 244 219 39 67 6 5 1 86 10 15 28 21 11 .306 .348 .393 .087 7 7
2007 IND AAA INT 184 164 30 50 4 2 0 58 10 15 28 26 7 .305 .370 .354 .049 2 2
2007 PIR Rk GCL 16 13 3 4 0 0 1 7 1 2 3 0 0 .308 .438 .538 .231 0 0
2007 PIT MLB NL 118 107 15 32 3 4 1 46 7 9 19 7 3 .299 .359 .430 .131 0 1
2008 PIT MLB NL 175 160 26 47 13 0 0 60 7 10 32 9 5 .294 .345 .375 .081 1 1
2008 IND AAA INT 352 322 54 96 13 4 1 120 33 18 47 44 8 .298 .344 .373 .075 5 5
2009 PIT MLB NL 321 278 39 77 6 5 2 99 27 29 49 18 10 .277 .351 .356 .079 4 5
2009 WAS MLB NL 212 191 35 67 9 2 1 83 12 11 25 24 7 .351 .396 .435 .084 1 5
2010 WAS MLB NL 577 509 60 129 17 7 0 160 24 40 88 34 17 .253 .319 .314 .061 3 15
2010 POT A+ CRL 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2010 HAG A SAL 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 0 0
2011 NAS AAA PCL 6 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 .500 .667 .500 .000 0 0
2011 MIL MLB NL 429 378 61 115 20 6 4 159 37 19 70 13 4 .304 .357 .421 .116 3 15
2012 MIL MLB NL 322 289 44 69 5 3 3 89 16 20 63 12 5 .239 .302 .308 .069 0 7
2014 CLE MLB AL 52 41 8 14 1 0 1 18 6 7 6 3 0 .341 .429 .439 .098 1
2014 COH AAA INT 64 60 4 12 4 0 1 19 7 3 16 1 0 .200 .234 .317 .117 1
2016 PUE AAA MEX 440 369 66 113 25 2 11 175 58 52 54 22 9 .306 .402 .474 .168 4 5
2017 MVA AAA MEX 13 9 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 .111 .385 .111 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 681 0.4949 0.4068 0.8375 0.4777 0.3372 0.9255 0.7155 0.1625 -0.0044
2009 1968 0.5025 0.4162 0.8413 0.5167 0.3146 0.9178 0.7143 0.1587 -0.0091
2010 2189 0.5039 0.4148 0.8150 0.5258 0.3020 0.8759 0.7073 0.1850 -0.0149
2011 1574 0.4790 0.4460 0.8333 0.5663 0.3354 0.8946 0.7382 0.1667 0.0036
2012 1214 0.4951 0.4440 0.7904 0.5890 0.3018 0.8757 0.6270 0.2096 -0.0010
2014 179 0.5363 0.3911 0.8714 0.5417 0.2169 0.9038 0.7778 0.1286 -0.0070
Career78050.49710.42470.82480.53770.31300.89520.70510.1752-0.0065

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
2014-05-15 2014-08-05 60-DL 82 72 Right Knee Sprain PCL Ligament - -
2014-03-13 2014-03-18 Camp 5 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2011-09-25 2011-09-25 DTD 0 0 - Lower Leg Contusion Shin - -
2011-05-06 2011-05-27 15-DL 21 19 Left Fingers Fracture Middle Finger -
2011-04-18 2011-05-03 15-DL 15 13 Right Thigh Contusion Deep -
2011-04-15 2011-04-17 DTD 2 1 Right Thigh Contusion Quadriceps -
2010-08-04 2010-08-19 15-DL 15 13 Right Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2010-03-16 2010-03-25 Camp 9 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-08-28 2009-10-05 15-DL 38 34 Left Hand Surgery 2nd Metacarpal 2009-08-29
2009-08-25 2009-08-27 DTD 2 2 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2009-05-16 2009-05-19 DTD 3 3 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-09-26 2008-09-29 DTD 3 3 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-05-14 2007-08-23 Minors 101 0 Left Thumb Surgery Ligament After Dislocation 2007-05-15
2006-08-28 2006-09-11 Minors 14 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2005-04-05 2005-06-20 Minors 76 8 - Shoulder Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CLE $875,000
2012 MIL $2,350,000
2011 MIL $450,000
2010 WAS $426,500
2009 PIT $411,500
2008 PIT $391,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$4,904,000
6 yrTotal$4,904,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 77 dRex Gary1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2015). Signed by Hanwha Eagles of Korea 12/14. $0.15M signing bonus. 15:$0.55M.
  • 1 year/$0.875M (2014). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/14/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.875M in majors. Performance bonuses. Contract selected by Cleveland 3/30/14. Released by Cleveland 8/5/14.
  • 1 year/$1.6M (2013). Signed by Yokohama of Japan's Central League 1/24/13.
  • 1 year/$2.35M (2012). Re-signed by Milwaukee 1/16/12 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 500, 525 plate appearances. Hired Rex Gary as agent 10/12, replacing ACES. Sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 11/1/12. Refused assignment 11/2/12.
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2011). Re-signed by Washington 3/11. Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Washington 3/27/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4265M (2010). Re-signed by Washington 2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4115M (2009). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11/09. Acquired by Washington in trade from Pittsburgh 6/30/09.
  • 1 year/$0.391M (2008). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 2/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/06. Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/07.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2002 (33-973) (Walla Walla CC, Wash.).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)You need to put together a team of MLB astronauts for a hypothetical space mission to save the world. Who's the crew? Who's the captain?
(Slick Vaughn from Popeyes)
Been thinking about this one for an hour now. I'd go: Joel Peralta as the captain (has guts and leadership abilities), Tim Collins (to fit into small places), Andrew Cashner (to fit into large places; plus stereotypical Texan), and Nyjer Morgan (familiarity with the terrain). (R.J. Anderson)
2014-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Matty Matt! - Between Shaun Marcum, Jeff Francoeur and Nyjer Morgan, who has the best chance, if any of having a meaningful impact to the tribe this year?
(tablack from Cleveland)
That's a toughie. Betting on oft-injured pitchers isn't smart, and Jeff Francoeur is and has been done for a while now. So I guess that leaves Morgan who hit pretty well in Japan last season. I'll take him! And unless you're a big believer in David Murphy, Cleveland may need some outfield help this season. (Should've signed Grady Sizemore! joke) (Matthew Kory)
2012-10-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any non-superstar/star-level players who could be non-tendered that teams should kick the tires on?
(jlarsen from chicago)
With the caveat that I did less than two seconds of research, some interesting names to me are Kyle Blanks, George Kottaras, Nyjer Morgan, Mark Reynolds, Brendan Ryan, Gaby Sanchez, Geovany Soto, Ian Stewart, Drew Stubbs, Dallas Braden, Philip Humber, Tommy Hunter, Jair Jurrjens, Mike Pelfrey, and Jerome Williams. (Geoff Young)
2011-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)The ESPN Player Rater weighs the contribution of each player's statistical output as the percentage of that of the entire MLB player pool. Do you think this in effect gives too much weight to stolen bases? For instance, Michael Bourn ranks 16th overall. Or are stolen bases truly that valuable?
(Andrew from Las Vegas)
While I've never actually checked the numbers, I would guess that it does. It would be much better if they used a theoretical player pool for the league depth. Since steals are more scarce than, say, home runs, my guess is that the vast majority of players who contribute steals get owned in a large percentage of leagues. While a guy like Nyjer Morgan might be owned in a lot of leagues, a guy like Miguel Olivo or Raul Ibanez whose primary contribution is home runs might not be. This means that the MLB player pool is more representative of the fantasy player pool for SB than it is for HR. The ESPN Rater would be acting as if more HRs are in play than there actually are, reducing their value and raising value of SB correspondingly. (Derek Carty)
2011-06-29 13:30:00 (link to chat)Who are your favorite players to deal with, both past or present?
(Gerald from Savannah)
Geez. That's a tough one because there are so many good guys I have dealt with in 24 years of covering baseball. I hate to leave people out but some of my favorites would have to include Sean Casey, John Burkett, Jay Bell, Craig Wilson, Jason Schmidt, Michael Barrett from the past. From the present: Jason Bay, Cole Hamels, Carlos Pena, Scott Rolen, Brandon Phillips, Nyjer Morgan, Neil Walker, Joel Hanrahan, Adam Jones, Max Scherzer, Don Kelly, Chris Perez, Adam Dunn, Matt Capps, Torii Hunter, Kurt Suzuki, Ian Kinsler. (John Perrotto)
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Need 3 keepers from the following… Carlos Ruiz $3, Nyjer Morgan $10, Johnny Cueto $12, Jorge Delarosa $9, Bud Norris $1, Jonathan Sanchez $10, Ubaldo $26. NL only, 12 teams $260 budget
(D Brown from Pittsburgh)
I say Ruiz, De La Rosa and Sanchez. Rob McQuown says Ruiz, Cueto and Sanchez. Cueto and DLR should both get good run support and have quality defenses behind them, though Colorado is obviously a potential problem. (Marc Normandin)
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Over/under on Nyjer Morgan's OBP: .360. Which side do you take?
(Charlie from Bethesda)
Under. But like .340 under, not .320 under. (Marc Normandin)
2010-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please suggest some fantasy breakout rookies who few know about (like Andrew McCutcheon and Nyjer Morgan last year). Even guys who might only see a part season's worth of action. Thanks for the chat.
(erghammer from DC)
Jason Heyward! Buy now while supplies last! (Marc Normandin)
2010-01-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Nyjer Morgan's bat can't be as good next year as he was in 2010. What do you expect, and will his fielding be enough to make him a valuable starter anyway?
(Charlie from Bethesda)
His defense is really good, so he would have to decline a lot with the bat to rob him of value. I'll say .290/.345/.390 (Tommy Bennett)
2009-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nats fans were really pleased to see Nyjer Morgan respond to the trade from the Pirates. Do you expect a full recovery from his broken hand and similar numbers (albeit not .350avg over the whole year) with the Nats next season?
(Kdub34 from Washington)
He'll recover from the hand, but then he'll go back to being Nyjer Morgan. He's a great guy to interview or have in the clubhouse because of his positive outlook and genuine happiness to be where he is, but on a good team he's a fourth OF. If you have a guy like JD Drew or Josh Hamilton (or Manny Ramirez, for defensive reasons) then Morgan's not a bad fit. (Will Carroll)
2009-09-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance Nyjer Morgan maintains similar numbers next year?
(Taylor from Smithson, OH)
And to think I picked up Morgan early solely because Fred Lewis wasn't doing much sitting on my bench. A speedy line drive hitter who also gets a ton of infield hits and steals plenty of bases, but also walks plenty and doesn't strike out much? Yes, please. In real life, he's even better thanks to that glove. I understand the Pirates dealt him as part of their youth movement, but I think he's pretty good. (Marc Normandin)
2009-08-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Will Nyjer Morgan keep up his Kenny Lofton impression next year?
(iorg34 from Buckland)
Not much of an impression even now. I love watching him play, actually, but he's really just a useful fourth outfielder. (Ken Funck)
2009-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)The term 4th outfielder gets thrown around a lot to describe various players, including Nyjer Morgan. Based purely on descriptive terms, it seems that there are so many 4th outfielders playing that the term loses meaning. a)Is there a statistical measure regarding the threshold for a 4th outfielder? b) Is the term being applied too frequently or is there simply a dearth at the moment of quality starting outfielders?
(Patton1941 from NYC)
There's not really any one statistical measure, but guys who get tagged fourth outfielders are generally the ones who don't field well enough to play center field regularly and don't hit well enough to play a corner regularly, and you can get a sense of those by looking at our stats, particularly by comparing a guy's EqA to the MLB averages at those positions. They're ideal roleplayers in the hands of the right managers.

As for b) I haven't noticed the term applied with any exceptional frequency, nor do I think we're in some kind of rut as far as available outfield talent. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-07-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)What is Nyjer Morgan's true value? WAR has him as the 2nd most valuable CF and easily the best defensive OF. What is his ceiling?
(Will from D.C.)
Gary Pettis, with a late start? Morgan was a latecomer to baseball, which conceivably gives him growth, although at 29 I'm hard-pressed to see that. I also suspect the defensive numbers are a small-sample blip, and they're driving all of his value. He's a plus defensive CF, clearly, and if he hits .340/.380, that plays. I'd still prefer Milledge's upside. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Garrett Jones the greatest hitter of all time?
(tycobb from ga)
Better than Ty Cobb?

Yes, on the heels of his 8th home run last night in something like 60 at bats, there is little doubt. But seriously, Jones is a good story and a nice shot in the arm for the Pirates. That said, I have to believe that he's a 2-for-12 slump away from sitting on the bench and watching Lastings Milledge play. As popular as Nyjer Morgan was -- and yes, Morgan can play, too -- the Milledge deal was seemingly a wise one for Neal Huntington. There is still a good chance that Milledge will be a star. Garrett Jones is, in all likelihood, the most recent reincarnation of Chris Shelton. (David Laurila)
2008-12-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)According to an MLB.com story: "(John Russell) suggested that the Pirates will start the season with Nyjer Morgan, Nate McLouth and Brandon Moss manning the outfield." Are you surprised that McCutcheon isn't in that equation, and whether he is or not, should the Pirates be looking to add a more legitimate home run threat to that mix?
(Cambridge from BP New England)
McCutchen didn't have a good second half at Indianapolis and they feel he needs a little more time there. Yes, the Pirates need a power hitter in the worst way, but they don't seem too intent on getting one. (John Perrotto)
2008-03-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)Is it ever a good idea to just pack it in from day 1 and start building for next year? In my (very competitive) NL-only standard 5x5 keeper, I had a terrible, terrible auction. I had a full $30 leftover, my best starting pitcher is probably Shawn Hill, my only hitters of note are D. Lee, Zimmerman, and Franceour, and 4 of my 6 outfield+util spots are guys who probably won't start (Rajai Davis, Nyjer Morgan, Felix Pie, and Elijah Dukes). Oh, and the closest thing I have to a closer is either Bob Howry or Tony Pena. If you were me, would you take up the challenge of trying to compete this year through trades and fa, or just shoot for '09?
(Ameer from Bloomington, IN)
Ameer,

I could never pack it in on the first day or first half in a season. One time I got done in by dial up in a crappy hotel room in Florida for a draft. Honestly part of the fun was digging my way out of the mess the auto pick dealt me. Give it the first half and embrace the challenge. After the first half is over then evaluate and decide if it's time to look to 09'. (Mike Siano)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableSame game, Nyjer Morgan leads off with an infield single, a "butcher boy" grounder to third. Stole 2B on the next pitch. (Steven Goldman)
 

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