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PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date9-6-1985
Height6' 2"
Weight230 lbs
Age35 years, 2 months, 27 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.92015
0.42016
1.32017
0.82018
1.42019
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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
2010 TEX 24 47 173 37 4 0 9 25 36 1 3 1 .255 .364 .469 124 5.0 -0.1 -2.7 0.4
2011 TEX 25 134 512 120 22 1 16 39 92 4 2 2 .259 .320 .414 97 -0.9 0.2 -2.2 0.3
2012 TEX 26 114 357 90 18 0 15 23 71 1 1 1 .275 .321 .468 111 4.8 -1.9 9.1 1.7
2013 TEX 27 147 518 107 24 1 23 45 117 3 0 0 .232 .299 .437 104 3.0 -2.1 3.3 1.0
2014 TEX 28 52 184 41 9 1 2 12 43 1 0 0 .246 .297 .347 80 -3.8 -0.9 -0.7 -0.4
2015 TEX 29 132 515 131 27 0 23 32 112 7 1 0 .278 .330 .482 120 13.6 -2.1 -7.9 0.9
2016 TEX 30 147 503 107 21 0 22 35 118 8 1 0 .233 .298 .422 95 -1.7 -3.0 3.8 0.4
2017 BOS 31 149 576 125 34 0 22 57 120 6 0 1 .246 .326 .443 103 3.7 -2.7 5.7 1.3
2018 BOS 32 124 459 99 23 4 15 50 102 0 2 0 .245 .325 .433 103 2.9 -2.5 2.4 0.8
2019 BOS 33 91 335 75 17 1 19 34 74 1 1 0 .252 .328 .507 111 6.4 -2.6 4.3 1.2
Career11374132932199816635288532115.251.319.44410533.0-17.815.17.7

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
2007 SPO A- NWN 27 118 .259 .345 .392 .317 107 0.8 3.6 -2.3 76 0 0.6 -1.0 -2.9 -0.2
2008 CLN A MDW 123 533 .256 .325 .378 .349 99 36.5 15.5 -8.9 158 0 4.3 -3.5 27.5 3.6
2009 BAK A+ CLF 43 197 .262 .337 .392 .368 98 18.6 5.6 -3.2 177 0 -1.0 0.0 16.4 1.8
2009 FRI AA TXS 73 327 .265 .336 .393 .359 113 5.5 9.3 -4 137 0 1.8 -3.3 8.7 1.3
2010 TEX MLB AL 47 173 .260 .323 .410 .275 111 4.2 4.8 -2.8 124 14 -2.7 -0.1 5.0 0.4
2010 OKL AAA PCL 95 412 .269 .340 .419 .321 97 13.5 12.6 -5.1 123 0 11.3 -0.2 13.0 3.0
2011 TEX MLB AL 134 512 .259 .320 .407 .290 111 -2.8 13.8 -8 97 9 -2.2 0.2 -0.9 0.3
2012 TEX MLB AL 114 357 .258 .321 .416 .306 104 3.9 9.8 -6 111 11 9.1 -1.9 4.8 1.7
2012 FRI AA TEX 3 14 .254 .327 .399 .364 94 0.6 0.4 -0.2 118 0 -0.1 0.5 0.3 0.1
2012 ROU AAA PCL 2 6 .243 .328 .396 .250 89 -0.9 0.2 -0.1 71 0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2013 TEX MLB AL 147 518 .254 .317 .400 .255 100 4.3 13.6 -8.6 104 11 3.3 -2.1 3.0 1.0
2013 FRI AA TEX 3 12 .262 .318 .372 .500 100 2.3 0.3 -0.2 225 0 -0.3 0.4 1.2 0.2
2014 TEX MLB AL 52 184 .256 .312 .397 .315 101 -3.6 4.7 -2.9 80 10 -0.7 -0.9 -3.8 -0.4
2015 TEX MLB AL 132 515 .254 .314 .407 .317 111 10 13.9 -8.7 120 13 -7.9 -2.1 13.6 0.9
2015 ROU AAA PCL 4 17 .235 .320 .367 .000 78 -0.4 0.5 -0.3 102 0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2016 TEX MLB AL 147 503 .258 .320 .423 .266 112 -10.3 14.2 -8.9 95 9 3.8 -3.0 -1.7 0.4
2017 BOS MLB AL 149 576 .251 .319 .421 .278 105 -0.2 16.9 -10.7 103 10 5.7 -2.7 3.7 1.3
2018 BOS MLB AL 124 459 .248 .318 .414 .288 107 1.1 12.9 -8.1 103 8 2.4 -2.5 2.9 0.8
2019 BOS MLB AL 91 335 .249 .320 .440 .271 106 5.4 10.1 -6.2 111 13 4.3 -2.6 6.4 1.2
2019 PAW AAA INT 4 14 .287 .345 .542 .000 84 -4.7 0.5 -0.3 30 0 -0.1 0.0 -1.3 -0.1

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
2007 SPO A- NWN 118 108 10 28 7 1 2 43 15 8 25 1 0 .259 .308 .398 .139 1 1
2008 CLN A MDW 533 466 64 151 37 4 18 250 99 60 67 2 4 .324 .403 .536 .212 0 0
2009 BAK A+ CLF 197 170 34 58 19 0 8 101 26 21 26 1 0 .341 .426 .594 .253 0 0
2009 FRI AA TXS 327 301 51 98 19 3 8 147 59 23 42 1 1 .326 .375 .488 .163 0 0
2010 OKL AAA PCL 412 353 52 102 29 2 12 171 65 47 63 2 1 .289 .375 .484 .195 2 2
2010 TEX MLB AL 173 145 20 37 4 0 9 68 25 25 36 3 1 .255 .364 .469 .214 2 0
2011 TEX MLB AL 512 464 60 120 22 1 16 192 51 39 92 2 2 .259 .320 .414 .155 3 2
2012 TEX MLB AL 357 327 41 90 18 0 15 153 50 23 71 1 1 .275 .321 .468 .193 4 2
2012 ROU AAA PCL 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .000 0 0
2012 FRI AA TEX 14 13 4 4 2 0 0 6 1 0 2 0 0 .308 .357 .462 .154 0 0
2013 FRI AA TEX 12 12 3 6 3 0 1 12 3 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 .500 0 0
2013 TEX MLB AL 518 462 60 107 24 1 23 202 60 45 117 0 0 .232 .299 .437 .206 8 0
2014 TEX MLB AL 184 167 18 41 9 1 2 58 23 12 43 0 0 .246 .297 .347 .102 2
2015 TEX MLB AL 515 471 51 131 27 0 23 227 85 32 112 1 0 .278 .330 .482 .204 5 0
2015 ROU AAA PCL 17 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 .000 .353 .000 .000 0 0
2016 TEX MLB AL 503 460 49 107 21 0 22 194 60 35 118 1 0 .233 .298 .422 .189 0 0
2017 BOS MLB AL 576 508 73 125 34 0 22 225 79 57 120 0 1 .246 .326 .443 .197 5 0
2018 BOS MLB AL 459 404 57 99 23 4 15 175 68 50 102 2 0 .245 .325 .433 .188 5 0
2019 PAW AAA INT 14 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .000 .071 .000 .000 0 0
2019 BOS MLB AL 335 298 48 75 17 1 19 151 58 34 74 1 0 .252 .328 .507 .255 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2010 663 0.4902 0.4630 0.7915 0.6246 0.3077 0.8818 0.6154 0.2085 0.0088
2011 1930 0.4959 0.4731 0.7886 0.6520 0.2970 0.8830 0.5848 0.2114 -0.0015
2012 1367 0.4916 0.4843 0.7508 0.6577 0.3165 0.8439 0.5636 0.2492 0.0024
2013 2127 0.4725 0.4391 0.7334 0.6040 0.2914 0.8435 0.5291 0.2666 0.0015
2014 735 0.4925 0.4626 0.7353 0.6243 0.3056 0.8540 0.5000 0.2647 0.0065
2015 2018 0.4876 0.4708 0.7453 0.6474 0.3027 0.8524 0.5272 0.2547 -0.0060
2016 1958 0.4551 0.4883 0.7155 0.6756 0.3318 0.8189 0.5395 0.2845 0.0000
2017 2248 0.4569 0.4631 0.7426 0.6504 0.3055 0.8473 0.5550 0.2574 0.0000
2018 1743 0.4647 0.4647 0.7198 0.6815 0.2765 0.8388 0.4651 0.2802 0.0000
2019 1343 0.4684 0.4892 0.7199 0.7059 0.2983 0.8131 0.5258 0.2801 0.0000
Career161320.47500.46930.74200.65350.30280.84590.53840.25800.0001

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
2014-06-08 2014-09-29 60-DL 113 100 Left Ankle Surgery Os Trigonum and Ligament Reconstruction 2014-06-23
2014-03-18 2014-03-24 Camp 6 0 Left Abdomen Tightness Oblique - -
2013-06-06 2013-06-21 15-DL 15 15 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-03-10 2013-03-11 Camp 1 0 Right Thigh Tightness Quadriceps - -
2012-08-14 2012-08-14 DTD 0 0 Left Contusion Foul Ball Big Toe - -
2012-06-20 2012-07-30 15-DL 40 31 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-04-14 2012-04-18 DTD 4 3 - Face Illness Abscessed Tooth - -
2011-11-30 2011-11-30 Off 0 0 Right Wrist Surgery Pisiform Fracture 2011-11-30 -
2009-08-14 2009-09-08 Minors 25 0 Foot Fracture Foul Ball -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2021 BOS $500,000
2020 BOS $2,500,000
2019 BOS $6,500,000
2018 BOS $6,500,000
2017 BOS $5,500,000
2016 TEX $5,700,000
2015 TEX $2,950,000
2014 TEX $2,650,000
2013 TEX $502,700
2012 TEX $491,100
2011 TEX $426,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$31,219,800
2019Current$2,500,000
10 yrPvs + Cur$33,719,800
1 yrFuture$500,000
11 yrTotal$34,219,800

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 67 dParagon Sports1 year/$3M (2020), 2021 option

Details
  • 1 yea/$3M (2020), plus 2021 club option. Re-signed by Boston as a free agent 1/28/20. 20:$2.5M, 21:$3M club option ($500,000 buyout). Acquired by San Diego in trade from Boston 8/30/20.
  • 2 years/$13M (2018-19). Re-signed by Boston as a free agent 12/18/17. 18:$6.5M, 19:$6.5M. Annual performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 500, 550 plate appearances.
  • 1 year/$5.5M (2017). Signed by Boston as a free agent 12/6/16.
  • 1 year/$5.7M (2016). Re-signed by Texas 2/10/16 (avoided arbitration, $6M-$4.7M).
  • 1 year/$2.95M (2015). Re-signed by Texas 1/23/15 (avoided arbitration, $3.35M-$2.75M). May earn additional $25,000 in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$2.65M (2014). Re-signed by Texas 2/15/14 (avoided arbitration, $3.25M-$2.025M). Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 475, 530 plate appearances.
  • 1 year/$502,700 (2013). Re-signed by Texas 2/18/13.
  • 1 year/$491,100 (2012). Re-signed by Texas 3/1/12.
  • 1 year/$426,000 (2011). Re-signed by Texas 2/22/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Texas 7/29/10.
  • Drafted by Texas 2007 (17-530) (Mississippi State).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 43 9 2 0 1 4 9 0 0 .237 .310 .368 119 0.0 1B 0 0.0
80o 29 7 2 0 1 3 6 0 0 .269 .345 .462 114 0.0 1B 0 0.0
70o 19 5 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 .294 .368 .529 110 0.0 1B 0 0.0
60o 10 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .222 .300 .333 106 0.0 1B 0 0.0
50o 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 103 0.0 1B 0 0.0
Weighted Mean300000100.000.000.0001040.01B 00.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-11-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Milwaukee declining the contract for Thames without having an established 1B on the roster. Think they try to bring him back at a reduced cost?
(sportsguy21792 from Madison)
There are quite a few 1Bs available this offseason and none who are expected to cost all that much. They could and probably will bring back Eric Thames, but could also go after Mitch Moreland, Jose Abreu, Justin Smoak, Howie Kendrick, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo. Thames is cool, but if I were a Brewers fan I'd rather they get someone capable of playing every day. Thames is a platoon bat. (Free Agent Chat w/Collin Whitchurch)
2018-05-25 12:15:00 (link to chat)15 team, keep forever (40 man rosters), with escalating salaries each year. 6x6 roto (BBs and Holds extra cats). With Hanley getting DFA'd, should I drop Dexter Fowler ($21) for Mitch Moreland ($1)? Fowler has been atrocious and is my 7th best OF (Betts, Soto, Cutch, Peralta, Ozuna, Kepler), and I need AVG.
(jd from somewhere)
Sure that seems fine given the price disparity, though I can't really imagine you holding onto either guy for an extended period of time. (Craig Goldstein)
2017-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Very un-sexy question, but in a 15 team dynasty league, do I drop Brad Miller for Mitch Moreland? Miller is my backup SS (Diaz) and also my backup 1B (Encarnacion).
(Ryan from Montreal)
I like Miller's positional flexibility, and I'm confident he'll get things going eventually. However, if you're only worried about having a backup first baseman (and you can cover SS another way) then I'd go with Moreland. (Eric Roseberry)
2016-04-25 23:00:00 (link to chat)Joey Gallo has a K-rate of 24.6% vs. last year's 37%. He has a pattern of dramatically improving his K-rate during the 2nd-stint/season at a level. Meanwhile, Mitch Moreland has started off slowly. If Gallo keeps this up and Moreland continues to struggle, will/should TEX bring Gallo up at some point this season? TEX really could use some power in the lineup.
(Kristen from Canada)
Yeah, I don't think it's an "if" question for him getting PT in Texas, it's a "when" question (and a "what'll he do with it?" question). The numbers to date in an obviously small sample are certainly encouraging. (Wilson Karaman)
2015-03-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Isn't Zach Lee in the mix if the Dodgers need pitching help? If so, why only 4 IP in S.T.?
(Greg from Virginia Beach)
Zach Lee should be. I faced him in high school and he gave me the worst at bat of my life. For some reason I got ahead 3-0. He then blew 3 fastballs by me on the black. Anecdotes aside I have no clue why the Dodgers have only thrown him that much. Maybe he's injured, maybe he's been throwing backfield games, maybe he's been in the bullpen trying to find a better secondary pitch.

Lee won't be spectacular at the big league level but he might be the Mitch Moreland of the Dodgers rotation. A guy who comes up and a year later it seems like he's been a staple in the org for the last 5. Hope that made sense haha. (Ryan Parker)
2015-03-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Every year it seems a small group of Rangers Beat writers and fans get behind the idea that Mitch Moreland is going to have a good year, and every year they're disappointed. will he ever become anything more than an oft injured .260 hitter with a little pop?
(Kyle Dougherty from New Jersey)
Why would you be disappointed? Mitch will hit 260 with 20. It's not sexy but he is a productive big leaguer. Maybe it's not what some first basemen are putting up stats wise but it's not like he's a blackhole in the lineup. And injuries... yeah those suck. Hope he can stay healthy. (Ryan Parker)
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)12 team mixed keeper league. Is it worth holding onto Hosmer? He's my only 1B and is KILLING me. Yonder Alonso, Matt Adams, James Loney, and Mitch Moreland are the only decent names on waivers? Would you take any of them over Hosmer or try to make a trade for someone better?
(kcasey1029 from Denver)
I'd prefer a trade since 1B is an elite offensive position, but in the meantime scoop Alonso to get some 1B production going. Hang onto Hosmer (unless he's part of the trade), but go and sit him for a bit. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)For the next five years, you have the option of Mitch Moreland or Justin Smoak at first base. Probably not ideal either way, but go with me here. Which do you take? Do you believe in Smoak at all at this point?
(Steve from Yellowstone)
Moreland. He can actually make contact. (Jason Parks)
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Daniel, any truth to the thought that Kinsler may move to 1B so Profar can play at 2B in Arlington? Do you think the Cardinals have a shot at Scutaro? Thanks!
(Chopper from Indy)
One at a time, Chopper!

Starting with Kinsler - that buzz surfaced yesterday, and it's an indication that the Rangers are considering every option to get Profar into their lineup if he earns that job out of spring training. Moving Kinsler to first is a bit tricky, because it leaves Mitch Moreland without a home and blocks Mike Olt, but either of those two could be traded to make it possible. So, yes, I'd say the thought is true, but it's probably not Plan A or B.

The Cardinals met with Scutaro yesterday, so they are certainly in the mix. However, Hank Schulman (a Giants beat writer for the SF Chronicle), tweeted earlier this morning that Scutaro will give the Giants an opportunity to beat any offer: http://sulia.com/channel/san-francisco-giants/f/4c2ca6e3-9ca0-4c48-80a2-6c7e9db46040/?source=twitter (Daniel Rathman)
2012-11-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Early speculation on some overvalued and undervalued players for next spring?
(Andrew from Las Vegas)
As much as I hate to say it, Mike Trout may well be overrated next year. I imagine there'll be some talk of him as number-one overall. In deep leagues, Josh Hamilton probably. Pitchers: Cueto, Miley, Harrison. Underrated, hmm, maybe Rajai Davis, Felix Doubront, Marco Estrada, Alex Cobb, and Mitch Moreland (again) (Derek Carty)
2012-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Either, Neither, or Both: B. Hawpe / C. Jackson make an impact for Rangers this year?
(Oh Snap from A Mountain)
Jackson has hit .232/.312/.323 over the past three seasons. Any impact he made will be classified as "dead cat bounce." Hawpe hit .239/.324/.389 over the past two seasons, but part of that was in Petco, and he always had more power than Jackson, but I'd be hard-pressed to call his potential contribution "impact" even if he does well, barring significant injuries to either Mitch Moreland, Mike Napoli, or Michael Young that would bring him significant playing time. (Jay Jaffe)
2012-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've seen wide ranging projections for Mitch Moreland. At the price I have him at, I can't go wrong keeping him but am having a hard time figuring what kind of a line to expect from him. Thoughts???
(LoyalRoyal from Home of Big House)
Shhhhh, this is just between you and me, but I like Moreland. My only concern is his wrist surgery potentially hampering his power a bit, but honestly, .260-.270 with 20-25 HR wouldn't surprise me in the least if he gets a full season. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Keeper league sneaky keeper shortlist... Someone who will significantly outperform last season's draft value who failed to do so last year...
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
Mitch Moreland, assuming Prince doesn't wind up in Texas. (Derek Carty)
2011-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Love your stuff, and I'm very glad you've joined BP and the chats. Are you going to feature a Tater Trot tracker during the year that will focus on pitcher taters exclusively? Also, can you use your influence to give Mitch Moreland his grand slam back from yesterday?
(jhardman from Apex, NC by way of Arlington)
Thanks!

I will certainly do a pitchers-only Tater Trot Tracker at some point. I find pitcher home runs fascinating, and their trots are always so special. I also appreciate the fact that Yovani Gallardo is by far the best home run hitting pitcher currently playing (he had 4 of the 9 pitcher home runs in 2010, if I remember correctly).

The Moreland grand-slam-that-wasn't-meant-to-be is terrible. Even worse, the one highlight I've seen of it doesn't give the whole trot! (Larry Granillo)
2011-05-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Injuries are plaguing my team at the moment. - Joe Mauer - Pablo Sandoval - Andrew Bailey - And now Ike Davis Which first baseman do you think will have the most value in the short term? - Brett Wallace (who I picked up and can quickly drop) - Mitch Moreland - Eric Hosmer
(HonusCobb from Hopedale, IL)
I'll jump on the Eric Hosmer bandwagon here. He's made a pretty smooth transition to the major leagues and is also showing power. I like Wallace a lot, too, but he plays on a bad team, which cuts down on his RBI opportunities. (John Perrotto)
2011-05-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey John, what are your thoughts on Mitch Moreland and Matt LaPorta for 2011?
(SnakeDoctor18 from NY)
I don't think either guy is ever going to become big home run hitters. They'll hit about 15 homers each and drive in a fair share of runs. They aren't premier first baseman but they are not complete zeros, either. (John Perrotto)
2011-04-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any good comps for Mitch Moreland? Or, if you dont like comps, what are his upside numbers?
(Josh from Texas)
I like his bat to be league average at first base, which is just about where he has been over his 239 plate appearances in the majors. He's off to a hot start in 2011, that's for sure. His 90th percentile projection might be a little low (that has him as basically average at first). (Marc Normandin)


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