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Mitch Moreland

32-Year-Old First Baseman – Boston Red Sox

2018 Stats

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.311

HR

7

RBI

22

R

17

SB

1

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was a lot of excitement around "Mitchy Twobags" coming to Boston to do the thankless job of replacing David Ortiz in the lineup. Moreland came into town and had a typical Moreland season with a ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 235   DOB: 9/6/1985   BORN: Amory, MS   COLLEGE: Mississippi State   DRAFTED: 17th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Mitch Moreland Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $13 million contract with the Red Sox in December of 2017.

May 24, 2018  –  Mitch Moreland News

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Moreland went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Boston's 6-3 loss to the Rays on Thursday.

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Mitch Moreland Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 22 A CLI 123 531 466 64 151 59 37 4 18 99 2 4 60 67 0 5 0 .324 .400 .536 .936
2008 22 A CLI 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 23 A BAK 43 193 170 34 58 27 19 0 8 26 1 0 21 26 0 2 0 .341 .421 .594 1.015
2009 23 AA FRI 73 327 301 51 98 30 19 3 8 60 1 1 23 42 0 2 1 .326 .373 .488 .861
2010 24 AAA OKL 95 412 353 52 102 43 29 2 12 65 2 1 47 63 2 7 3 .289 .371 .484 .855
2010 24 MAJ TEX 47 173 145 20 37 13 4 0 9 25 3 1 25 36 0 2 1 .255 .364 .469 .833
2011 25 MAJ TEX 134 512 464 60 120 39 22 1 16 51 2 2 39 92 2 3 4 .259 .320 .414 .734
2012 26 AA FRI 3 14 13 4 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .308 .357 .462 .819
2012 26 AAA ROU 2 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334
2012 26 MAJ TEX 114 357 327 41 90 33 18 0 15 50 1 1 23 71 2 4 1 .275 .321 .468 .789
2013 27 AA FRI 3 12 12 3 6 4 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
2013 27 MAJ TEX 147 518 462 60 107 48 24 1 23 60 0 0 45 117 0 8 3 .232 .299 .437 .736
2014 28 MAJ TEX 52 184 167 18 41 12 9 1 2 23 0 0 12 43 2 2 1 .246 .297 .347 .644
2015 29 AAA ROU 4 17 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 .000 .353 .000 .353
2015 29 MAJ TEX 132 515 471 51 131 50 27 0 23 85 1 0 32 112 0 5 7 .278 .330 .482 .812
2016 30 MAJ TEX 147 503 460 49 107 43 21 0 22 60 1 0 35 118 0 0 8 .233 .298 .422 .720
2017 31 MAJ BOS 149 576 508 73 125 56 34 0 22 79 0 1 57 120 0 5 6 .246 .326 .443 .769
2018 32 MAJ BOS 34 118 103 17 32 17 10 0 7 22 1 0 14 23 0 1 0 .311 .390 .612 1.002
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3-Year Averages     142 530 479 57 121 49 27 0 22 74 0 0 41 116 0 3 7 .253 .319 .447 .766
Career  (View All)     956 3,456 3,107 389 790 311 169 3 139 455 9 5 282 732 6 30 31 .254 .320 .445 .765

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Mitch Moreland Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 24 @TB 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .390 .612 1.002
May. 23 @TB Did not play.
May. 22 @TB Did not play.
May. 20 Bal 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .395 .596 .991
May. 19 Bal Did not play.
May. 18 Bal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .319 .404 .606 1.010
May. 17 Bal Did not play.
May. 16 Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .319 .398 .606 1.004
May. 15 Oak 3 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .330 .404 .626 1.030
May. 14 Oak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .318 .390 .602 .992
May. 13 @Tor 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .322 .394 .609 1.003
May. 12 @Tor Did not play.
May. 11 @Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .389 .619 1.008
May. 10 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .325 .389 .638 1.027
May. 9 @NYY 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .342 .407 .671 1.078
May. 8 @NYY Did not play.
May. 6 @Tex 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .347 .407 .653 1.060
May. 5 @Tex 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .338 .403 .647 1.050
May. 4 @Tex Did not play.
May. 3 @Tex Did not play.
May. 2 KC Did not play.
May. 1 KC 6 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .323 .384 .600 .984
Apr. 30 KC 4 3 3 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .373 .559 .932
Apr. 29 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .273 .339 .473 .812
Apr. 28 TB Did not play.
Apr. 27 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .345 .500 .845
Apr. 26 @Tor 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .370 .542 .912
Apr. 25 @Tor Did not play.
Apr. 24 @Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .341 .400 .591 .991
Apr. 22 @Oak 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .349 .408 .605 1.013
Last 7 Games 9 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .667 .967
Last 14 Games 27 2 6 3 0 1 3 5 9 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .344 .444 .788
Last 30 Games 64 10 19 5 0 5 11 9 17 1 0 0 0 0 .297 .384 .609 .993

Mitch Moreland: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 29
2017 138 9
2016 139 5
2015 120 7
2014 22 2 2 22
2013 146 1 1
2012 95 3 3 7
2011 99 34 34 8
2010 40 7 7

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Mitch Moreland Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018253140.240.400.721
20177371140.247.342.684
20169475180.277.479.799

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201878146181.333.6791.091
20174356621650.246.460.784
20163664217421.221.407.700

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20184710261.362.6601.104
20172514110410.267.466.819
20162293213421.249.480.803

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20185675160.268.571.915
20172573212380.226.420.720
2016231179180.216.364.637
Mitch Moreland vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Mitch Moreland Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 22 A CLI 531 466 11.3% 12.6% 0.90 86% .345 .212
2008 22 A CLI 0% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2009 23 A BAK 193 170 10.9% 13.5% 0.81 85% .362 .253
2009 23 AA FRI 327 301 7% 12.8% 0.55 86% .356 .162
2010 24 AAA OKL 412 353 11.4% 15.3% 0.75 82% .316 .195
2010 24 MAJ TEX 173 145 14.5% 20.8% 0.69 75% .275 .214
2011 25 MAJ TEX 512 464 7.6% 18% 0.42 80% .290 .155
2012 26 AA FRI 14 13 0% 14.3% 0.00 85% .364 .154
2012 26 AAA ROU 6 6 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .250 .000
2012 26 MAJ TEX 357 327 6.4% 19.9% 0.32 78% .306 .193
2013 27 AA FRI 12 12 0% 8.3% 0.00 92% .500 .500
2013 27 MAJ TEX 518 462 8.7% 22.6% 0.38 75% .255 .205
2014 28 MAJ TEX 184 167 6.5% 23.4% 0.28 74% .315 .101
2015 29 AAA ROU 17 11 35.3% 5.9% 6.00 91% .000 .000
2015 29 MAJ TEX 515 471 6.2% 21.7% 0.29 76% .317 .204
2016 30 MAJ TEX 503 460 7% 23.5% 0.30 74% .266 .189
2017 31 MAJ BOS 576 508 9.9% 20.8% 0.48 76% .278 .197
2018 32 MAJ BOS 118 103 11.9% 19.5% 0.61 78% .338 .301
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3-Year Averages     530 479 7.7% 21.9% 0.35 76% .288 .194
Career     3,456 3,107 8.2% 21.2% 0.39 76% .287 .191

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Mitch Moreland Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2017 1 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1B 2015 982.3 2 17 2 0 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0
2016 1080.7 7 6 5 0 3 -1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 1170 10 3 8 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2018 150 -1 25 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Mitch Moreland    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.61 BB/K
GOOD
11.9% BB Rate
ELITE
19.5% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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1.002 OPS
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.390 OBP
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Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.311 AVG
ELITE
.338 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.612 SLG
ELITE
.301 ISO
ELITE

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Mitch Moreland: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Moreland is out of the lineup versus the Orioles on Thursday, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

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Moreland went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a pair of strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

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Moreland went 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI during Sunday's win against the Rangers.

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Moreland went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer against the Rangers on Saturday.

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Moreland is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Athletics, Sean McAdam of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.

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Moreland went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Boston's 7-3 victory over Oakland on Friday.

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Moreland went 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and four RBI in a blowout win Wednesday over the Angels.

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Moreland went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored Sunday as the Red Sox defeated the Orioles 3-1.

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Moreland will play first base and bat third against Baltimore on Friday, The Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.

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Moreland went 2-for-3 with an RBI Thursday against the Yankees.

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Moreland went 0-for-4 in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Rays.

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Moreland, who was on the bench for Boston's first two games, is expected to play in both games this weekend, Jason Mastrodnato of the Boston Herald reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Moreland launched 20-plus homers for the third time in four seasons yet also posted one of his lowest averages on balls in play (.266), which crippled his batting average. He was relegated to the middle or bottom third of the lineup most of year, causing his RBI total to drop as well. Persistently high strikeout rates and low walk percentages make him an annual risk with plate discipline. On the plus side, he hits the ball hard and has a career 15.2 HR/FB, which backs up his ability to leave the yard at a more than acceptable rate. Though he enjoyed his career-best batting average against left-handed pitching last year, it's unlikely that he'll see frequent exposure to southpaws. Moreland should provide cheap power and a good number of RBI again in 2017, but this time with a new supporting cast after he signed with Boston in December.

2016

Moreland rebounded nicely from an injury-shortened 2014 season to post his best season to date, smacking 23 homers and driving in 85 runs while hitting a career-best .278. Moreland's success was even more impressive when considering his pedestrian home numbers (.414 slugging, nine homers) against his solid road production (.555 slugging, 14 homers), though it should be noted that Texas isn't near the hitters' park now then it was as recently as a few years back. Moreland's BABIP of .321 was in line with his career norms aside from a blip in 2013, though he continues to struggle against left-handed pitching (.681 OPS vs LHP, .876 vs RHP). He's already 30 years old, despite being a lineup regular for just five years, so there's not much upside here beyond what we've already seen. He's a good bet for another solid season in the middle of the Texas order.

2015

Moreland played for Texas last year, so you know how this story goes. He tried to play through a bum ankle and was not able to do so and ended up having season-ending surgery in mid-June. Moreland is a 29-year-old who cannot hit lefties, but hits for average and power while facing righties. Despite his splits, he does have power to all fields, so he is not necessarily a product of hitting in Texas. Despite the power potential, he has only once eclipsed 20 homers and has only twice driven in more than 50 runs. Moreland has just two seasons of at least 500 plate appearances. Mixed leaguers can speculate on him for an endgame play, but he does not play or produce enough to achieve more. If the Rangers give him 550 or more plate appearances, it will be a drag on his batting average.

2014

Moreland eclipsed the 20-homer mark for the first time, but his poor .232/.299/.437 line left a lot to be desired. The plate approach shown in a brief trial back in 2010 (25:35 BB:K in 145 at-bats) is a distant memory now, and his second-half collapse (.183/.273/.366 in 191 at-bats) undoubtedly played a role in Texas' acquisition of Prince Fielder to address the lack of production at first base. Already 28 years old, it's unlikely that there's a large step forward for Moreland. He could retain value in some formats just by stepping to the plate 500 times a year in a good hitters' park, but the opportunity to do that is further limited following the trade for Fielder. Moreland has some limited experience in the outfield, though it remains to be seen if that will be a lineup option once spring rolls around.

2013

Moreland provided some pop in the bottom half of the Texas order in 2012, swatting 18 doubles and 15 homers in just 327 at-bats. The plate discipline he showed back in 2010 is a distant memory now, perhaps in an effort to do the most with his limited playing time. He battled for playing time with Michael Young and Mike Napoli for all of 2012, so he has a good chance at a starting job with those veterans elsewhere. There's a 20-homer season, likely on the cheap, waiting for him if he can get 500 at-bats.

2012

Moreland failed to build upon a decent 2010 debut (and a particularly solid 2010 postseason), hitting just .259/.320/.414. His post-break numbers (.241/.300/.367) were poor, though he remained a semi-regular presence in the Texas lineup despite his fade. He underwent surgery in the offseason to alleviate some wrist/hand issues that should have him healthy in plenty of time for the start of exhibition play, but his struggles at the plate have led to rumors that Texas may address the first-base position via free agency over the winter.

2011

Moreland gave Texas a nice late-season boost at first base, posting a solid .255/.364/.469 line in 145 at-bats before cementing himself as the first baseman for 2011 with a solid postseason. He was misused down in the Rangers' lineup when he played, a situation that will likely repeat itself with the top six spots pretty well locked down. He should be entering his power peak having just turned 25 years old, and could post a nice season hitting behind Nelson Cruz and Ian Kinsler.