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Brent Morel 3B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
8 717 .227 .273 .328 .224 -0.6
Birth Date4-21-1987
Height6' 2"
Weight230 lbs
Age30 years, 10 months, 3 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 CHA 23 21 70 65 9 15 3 0 3 27 4 17 0 1 0 7 2 0 .231 .271 .415 .222 0.2 -1.2 -0.1
2011 CHA 24 126 444 413 44 101 18 1 10 151 22 57 3 1 5 41 5 4 .245 .287 .366 .243 5.3 -1.3 0.4
2012 CHA 25 35 125 113 14 20 2 0 0 22 7 39 0 0 5 5 4 1 .177 .225 .195 .174 -6.7 -0.5 -0.8
2013 CHA 26 12 30 25 3 5 0 0 0 5 5 7 0 0 0 1 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .202 -1.1 0.8 -0.0
2014 PIT 27 23 41 39 1 7 2 0 0 9 2 9 0 0 4 0 0 .179 .220 .231 .178 -2.2 0.5 -0.2
2015 PIT 28 3 7 7 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .286 .429 .256 0.2 0.1 0.0
Career220717662721502611321740132321059126.227.273.328.224-4.2-1.5-0.6

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 PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2008 KAN A 45 192 .293 .256 .325 .388 .259 .326 102 6.6 5.5 0.8 0.6 0.8 13.6 1.5 13.6 1.5
2008 GRF Rk 15 71 .339 .275 .359 .426 .285 .421 92 6.5 2.3 0.3 -0.9 1.8 10.9 1.0 10.9 1.0
2009 WNS A+ 128 526 .278 .253 .326 .376 .257 .297 107 10.3 15.6 1.7 9.3 2.9 30.5 4.1 30.5 4.1
2010 CHA MLB 21 70 .222 .255 .320 .384 .247 .261 110 -2.7 1.9 0.3 -1.2 0.8 0.2 -0.1 0.2 -0.1
2010 BIR AA 49 203 .309 .257 .329 .377 .260 .395 92 10.5 5.8 0.6 -0.0 -0.7 16.3 1.7 16.3 1.7
2010 CHR AAA 81 324 .294 .260 .324 .402 .249 .356 99 12.6 10.0 1.9 4.6 0.9 25.4 2.9 25.4 2.9
2011 CHA MLB 126 444 .243 .262 .324 .409 .262 .262 105 -7.4 12.0 1.6 -1.3 -0.9 5.3 0.4 5.3 0.4
2012 CHA MLB 35 125 .174 .265 .327 .433 .272 .270 102 -10.6 3.4 0.5 -0.5 0.0 -6.7 -0.8 -6.7 -0.8
2012 WNS A+ 7 24 .206 .274 .340 .425 .273 .278 101 -1.4 0.7 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2012 CHR AAA 34 132 .184 .260 .329 .398 .255 .242 98 -11.3 3.9 -0.2 3.2 0.4 -7.2 -0.4 -7.2 -0.4
2013 CHA MLB 12 30 .202 .252 .315 .391 .260 .278 101 -1.7 0.8 0.1 0.8 -0.3 -1.1 -0.0 -1.1 -0.0
2013 CHR AAA 106 452 .265 .254 .325 .379 .252 .344 99 2.3 12.9 0.1 1.4 0.8 15.9 1.8 15.9 1.8
2014 PIT MLB 23 41 .178 .258 .320 .400 .269 .233 105 -3.1 1.1 0.1 0.5 -0.3 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2014 IND AAA 92 376 .246 .263 .329 .398 .251 .322 105 -5.8 11.3 1.3 5.0 2.3 9.1 1.4 9.1 1.4
2015 PIT MLB 3 7 .256 .264 .306 .406 .266 .500 98 0 0.2 0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2015 IND AAA 81 326 .265 .258 .327 .378 .261 .312 99 1.7 9.0 -2.4 -1.8 -1.9 6.4 0.5 6.4 0.5
2015 NAS AAA 34 146 .294 .275 .344 .403 .272 .410 92 5.2 4.0 0.4 -3.9 -0.2 9.4 0.6 9.4 0.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 GRF Rk 71 11 24 0 2 0 3 6 7 7 0 .375 .437 .438 .062 .339 10.9 -0.9 1.0
2008 KAN A 192 26 51 6 2 6 24 16 28 5 2 .297 .363 .459 .163 .293 13.6 0.6 1.5
2009 WNS A+ 526 82 135 33 1 16 79 38 66 25 9 .281 .337 .453 .173 .278 30.5 9.3 4.1
2010 BIR AA 203 25 60 13 1 2 30 14 36 5 5 .326 .378 .440 .114 .309 16.3 -0.0 1.7
2010 CHR AAA 324 40 98 24 4 8 34 13 50 3 0 .320 .343 .503 .183 .294 25.4 4.6 2.9
2010 CHA MLB 70 9 15 3 0 3 7 4 17 2 0 .231 .271 .415 .185 .222 0.2 -1.2 -0.1
2011 CHA MLB 444 44 101 18 1 10 41 22 57 5 4 .245 .287 .366 .121 .243 5.3 -1.3 0.4
2012 CHA MLB 125 14 20 2 0 0 5 7 39 4 1 .177 .225 .195 .018 .174 -6.7 -0.5 -0.8
2012 WNS A+ 24 2 5 4 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 .227 .292 .409 .182 .206 -0.9 -0.3 -0.1
2012 CHR AAA 132 12 24 4 0 1 10 8 28 0 0 .194 .242 .250 .056 .184 -7.2 3.2 -0.4
2013 CHR AAA 452 55 105 30 3 6 54 48 104 14 3 .266 .349 .403 .137 .265 15.9 1.4 1.8
2013 CHA MLB 30 3 5 0 0 0 1 5 7 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .000 .202 -1.1 0.8 -0.0
2014 IND AAA 376 52 91 19 2 4 53 33 67 7 2 .271 .335 .375 .104 .246 9.1 5.0 1.4
2014 PIT MLB 41 1 7 2 0 0 4 2 9 0 0 .179 .220 .231 .051 .178 -2.2 0.5 -0.2
2015 NAS AAA 146 19 45 12 0 2 24 7 30 2 1 .331 .370 .463 .132 .294 9.4 -3.9 0.6
2015 IND AAA 326 36 79 21 2 9 47 23 67 8 2 .266 .322 .441 .175 .265 6.4 -1.8 0.5
2015 PIT MLB 7 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .286 .286 .429 .143 .256 0.2 0.1 0.0

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2010 278 0.5396 0.4820 0.7313 0.6267 0.3125 0.7553 0.6750 0.2687 123 -0.002839
2011 1613 0.5294 0.4520 0.8230 0.6077 0.2767 0.8786 0.6857 0.1770 719 -0.008510
2012 453 0.5320 0.4768 0.6806 0.6017 0.3349 0.8000 0.4366 0.3194 189 -0.002122
2013 127 0.5276 0.3937 0.8000 0.6418 0.1167 0.8372 0.5714 0.2000 65 0.001205
2014 148 0.5000 0.4527 0.8209 0.6216 0.2838 0.9348 0.5714 0.1791 68 0.007034
2015 31 0.4839 0.4516 0.5714 0.7333 0.1875 0.6364 0.3333 0.4286 15 -0.000072
Career26500.52870.45660.78490.61250.28210.85060.6260.2151489.9404-0.0054

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
2014-06-28 2014-07-07 Minors 9 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-05-31 2014-06-10 Minors 10 0 - Not Disclosed -
2012-05-18 2012-08-01 15-DL 75 64 - Low Back Cartilage Injury Bulging Disc -
2012-05-09 2012-05-12 DTD 3 2 - Low Back Stiffness - -
2012-03-30 2012-03-31 Camp 1 0 - Low Back Stiffness -
2012-03-17 2012-03-18 Camp 1 0 - Low Back Stiffness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 PIT $
2014 PIT $
2013 CHA $
2012 CHA $490,000
2011 CHA $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$904,000
2 yrTotal$904,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 49 dAdam Karon1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Pittsburgh 7/20/15. DFA by Pittsburgh 7/25/15. Refused assignment, elected free agency 7/28/15. Signed by Oakland as a free agent 7/30/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2014). Claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 2/24/14 after being DFA by Toronto 2/21/14. Signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/20/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/13. Claimed by Toronto off waivers from Chicago White Sox 12/23/13.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2012). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/4/12.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/11.
  • Drafted by Chicago White Sox 2008 (3-86) (Cal Poly). Signed 6/08, $0.44M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-03-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)What should my beer of choice be for Sunday's Fantasy baseball League of Ireland auction? I'm thinking Smithwick's. (yes this is a serious question - such things can decide the fate of a fantasy franchise!)
(Andy McGeady from Dublin, Ireland)
Excellent choice - just practice moderation so you don't end up paying $10 for Brent Morel in an auction as I did in LABR (Jason Collette)
2012-03-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Miggie. With my draft Sunday, I am worried he could not be 3B elig. until the end of April. Who is a good late round 3B to draft in case Miggie misses time?
(chiefsalsa from Utah)
Brent Morel or Ty Wigginton for cheap power. Hopefully, you'll only need them 2-3 weeks. I like Morel, but we're also talking about a guy with one good month in his entire career. (Jason Collette)
2012-01-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks, Kevin. How much chance is there Brent Morel maintains the gains he made over the last couple of months last year? I saw him in KC in July, and he got his second walk of the year. Then in August he started walking more, hitting more, and hitting for more power. Great, if it wasn't a mirage.
(GrinnellSteve from Grinnell)
I think he'll be better, but I think his ceiling is a second-division starter. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-03-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Brent Morel or Mark Teahan? Also who do you think ends up as fourth OF for White Sox? I am thinking Lastings Milledge might be a choice.
(bfitzge3 from Upstate NY)
Teahen will likely share time between 3B, RF (whenever Quentin is hurt) and DH, but he's a pretty ordinary player, so Morel should get a fair shot to win the 3B job outright. As far as Milledge goes, I've been a big fan for a long time, and I'm not convinced he can't do a reasonable Alex Rios impression one of these days, at least offensively. I mean that as a compliment... in other words, he'd be an excellent fourth OF. (Cory Schwartz)
2011-02-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Ken: Looking at possible "sleeper" prospects. Do any of the following have a chance to make a n impact this season or next? How would you rank them?: Brent Morel, Brett Laurie, Zack Cox, and Jared Goedert. Thanks for the pre-preseason chat.
(Dan46S from Boston)
Career value ranking for me would be: Lawrie, (gap), Cox, Morel, Goedert. But in the short term, Morel is the most likely to help this year since he has the inside track on the 3b job, though I bet Lawrie will be playing in Toronto in 2012. Cox is some distance away and scouts don't seem to like him, and I'm not sure if the things he does help you in fantasy baseball as much as they do in real baseball. Goedert may have a shot at playing time this year but I don't think that much of him, and Chisenhall is the long-term answer. (Ken Funck)


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