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Portrait of Mike Morgan

Mike Morgan PCubs

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
22 2772.3 141 186 8 1403 4.23 6
Birth Date10-8-1959
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
1978 OAK 18 3 3 12.3 12.3 0.0 0 3 0 0 1 0 60 19 12 10 1 28 8 8 0 0 7.30 5.55 5.89 -1.8 -0.2
1979 OAK 19 13 13 77.3 77.3 0.0 2 10 0 0 3 0 368 102 57 51 7 141 50 50 3 17 5.94 5.56 5.95 -5.6 -0.6
1982 NYA 22 30 23 150.3 135.0 15.3 7 11 0 0 10 2 661 167 77 73 15 251 67 62 2 71 4.37 4.42 4.87 4.8 0.5
1983 TOR 23 16 4 45.3 12.7 32.7 0 3 0 0 2 0 198 48 26 26 6 84 21 21 0 22 5.16 4.96 6.55 -1.8 -0.2
1985 SEA 25 2 2 6.0 6.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 33 11 8 8 2 18 5 5 0 2 12.00 8.91 9.27 -1.6 -0.2
1986 SEA 26 37 33 216.3 205.7 10.7 11 17 1 0 11 6 951 243 122 109 24 363 86 83 4 116 4.53 4.41 4.93 16.9 1.8
1987 SEA 27 34 31 207.0 203.3 3.7 12 17 0 0 13 5 898 245 117 107 25 376 53 50 5 85 4.65 4.46 4.93 25.4 2.5
1988 BAL 28 22 10 71.3 48.3 23.0 1 6 1 0 4 0 299 70 45 43 6 106 23 22 1 29 5.43 4.11 5.25 0.5 0.1
1989 LAN 29 40 19 152.7 121.3 31.3 8 11 0 1 13 0 604 130 51 43 6 177 33 25 2 72 2.53 2.92 3.94 5.9 1.1
1990 LAN 30 33 33 211.0 211.0 0.0 11 15 0 0 21 2 891 216 100 88 19 318 60 55 5 106 3.75 3.90 5.46 -9.7 -1.0
1991 LAN 31 34 33 236.3 234.0 2.3 14 10 1 0 24 6 949 197 85 73 12 267 61 51 3 140 2.78 3.08 4.06 16.0 1.9
1992 CHN 32 34 34 240.0 240.0 0.0 16 8 0 0 27 0 966 203 80 68 14 290 79 69 3 123 2.55 3.53 4.51 6.2 1.1
1993 CHN 33 32 32 207.7 207.7 0.0 10 15 0 0 19 3 883 206 100 93 15 292 74 66 7 111 4.03 4.02 5.25 1.8 0.1
1994 CHN 34 15 15 80.7 80.7 0.0 2 10 0 0 5 0 380 111 65 60 12 169 35 33 4 57 6.69 5.04 5.82 -3.1 -0.4
1995 CHN 35 4 4 24.7 24.7 0.0 2 1 0 0 2 0 100 19 8 6 2 30 9 8 1 15 2.19 4.12 4.80 1.6 0.2
1995 SLN 35 17 17 106.7 106.7 0.0 5 6 0 0 8 0 448 114 48 46 10 165 25 24 5 46 3.88 4.26 5.95 -4.7 -0.4
1996 CIN 36 5 5 27.3 27.3 0.0 2 3 0 0 2 0 115 28 9 7 2 40 7 7 1 19 2.30 3.53 4.37 3.3 0.3
1996 SLN 36 18 18 103.0 103.0 0.0 4 8 0 0 8 2 452 118 63 60 14 189 40 40 0 55 5.24 4.96 6.31 -6.2 -0.8
1997 CIN 37 31 30 162.0 161.7 0.3 9 12 0 0 12 0 688 165 91 86 13 265 49 43 8 103 4.78 3.90 5.42 7.3 0.6
1998 CHN 38 5 5 22.7 22.7 0.0 0 1 0 0 1 0 112 30 21 18 8 66 15 14 1 10 7.15 8.89 8.91 -3.4 -0.3
1998 MIN 38 18 17 98.0 95.0 3.0 4 2 0 0 10 0 412 108 41 38 13 171 24 23 7 50 3.49 4.87 5.69 6.4 0.7
1999 TEX 39 34 25 140.0 123.0 17.0 13 10 0 2 8 1 632 184 108 97 25 308 48 46 7 61 6.24 5.83 7.42 -5.6 -0.4
2000 ARI 40 60 4 101.7 19.3 82.3 5 5 5 3 0 0 448 123 55 55 10 175 40 35 1 56 4.87 4.44 5.82 -0.3 -0.2
2001 ARI 41 31 1 38.0 4.0 34.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 168 45 20 18 2 64 17 13 0 24 4.26 3.77 4.56 4.5 0.3
2002 ARI 42 29 0 34.0 0.0 34.0 1 1 0 1 0 0 156 41 22 20 7 68 9 8 3 13 5.29 5.85 6.73 -3.8 -0.4
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Advanced

'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 GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1978 OAK MLB 3 3 12.3 5.89 47 .364 .252 .323 .387 .269 .353 90 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
1979 OAK MLB 13 13 77.3 5.95 70 .318 .279 .340 .429 .272 .326 97 -5.6 -0.6 -5.6 -0.6
1979 OGD AAA 13 13 101.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 OGD AAA 20 20 115.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 NAS AA 26 26 169.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 NYA MLB 30 23 150.3 4.87 88 .288 .264 .323 .403 .265 .300 97 4.8 0.5 4.8 0.5
1983 TOR MLB 16 4 45.3 6.55 67 .284 .264 .326 .402 .265 .282 109 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
1983 SYR AAA 5 4 19.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 SYR AAA 34 28 185.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 SEA MLB 2 2 6.0 9.27 -1 .387 .267 .319 .404 .271 .375 100 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
1985 CLG AAA 1 1 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 SEA MLB 37 33 216.3 4.93 96 .279 .262 .327 .411 .268 .304 102 16.9 1.8 16.9 1.8
1987 SEA MLB 34 31 207.0 4.93 104 .269 .265 .330 .423 .263 .301 104 25.4 2.5 25.4 2.5
1988 BAL MLB 22 10 71.3 5.25 78 .252 .259 .318 .384 .264 .267 98 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
1988 ROC AAA 3 3 17.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 LAN MLB 40 19 152.7 3.94 96 .222 .247 .307 .370 .255 .253 96 9.0 1.0 5.9 1.1
1990 LAN MLB 33 33 211.0 5.46 68 .264 .257 .318 .385 .259 .281 97 -7.7 -0.8 -9.7 -1.0
1991 LAN MLB 34 33 236.3 4.06 99 .221 .252 .314 .374 .256 .252 98 16.5 1.7 16.0 1.9
1992 CHN MLB 34 34 240.0 4.51 85 .228 .245 .307 .361 .251 .253 101 5.0 0.5 6.2 1.1
1993 CHN MLB 32 32 207.7 5.25 86 .248 .258 .319 .392 .254 .283 102 5.5 0.6 1.8 0.1
1994 CHN MLB 15 15 80.7 5.82 73 .309 .269 .331 .425 .258 .364 98 -2.2 -0.2 -3.1 -0.4
1995 CHN MLB 4 4 24.7 4.80 99 .223 .255 .325 .427 .253 .233 102 2.4 0.2 1.6 0.2
1995 SLN MLB 17 17 106.7 5.95 70 .249 .266 .328 .407 .257 .287 98 -3.2 -0.3 -4.7 -0.4
1995 ORL AA 2 2 10.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CIN MLB 5 5 27.3 4.37 107 .236 .272 .331 .409 .256 .302 100 4.2 0.4 3.3 0.3
1996 SLN MLB 18 18 103.0 6.31 66 .274 .263 .324 .418 .250 .303 100 -3.9 -0.4 -6.2 -0.8
1996 STP A+ 1 1 5.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 LOU AAA 4 4 23.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CIN MLB 31 30 162.0 5.42 84 .251 .261 .329 .409 .259 .295 101 5.6 0.6 7.3 0.6
1998 CHN MLB 5 5 22.7 8.91 12 .342 .270 .330 .436 .259 .282 103 -5.4 -0.5 -3.4 -0.3
1998 MIN MLB 18 17 98.0 5.69 89 .263 .271 .338 .426 .265 .299 101 5.7 0.6 6.4 0.7
1999 TEX MLB 34 25 140.0 7.42 65 .293 .272 .344 .437 .262 .324 104 -6.4 -0.6 -5.6 -0.4
2000 ARI MLB 60 4 101.7 5.82 81 .271 .265 .338 .430 .259 .331 97 -2.7 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2
2001 ARI MLB 31 1 38.0 4.56 108 .263 .263 .330 .427 .261 .344 104 4.2 0.4 4.5 0.3
2001 TUC AAA 2 2 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ARI MLB 29 0 34.0 6.73 58 .286 .258 .319 .403 .251 .274 106 -3.8 -0.4 -3.8 -0.4
2002 TUC AAA 2 0 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1978 OAK MLB 0 3 0 3 3 12.3 19 8 0 1 41% .353 13.9 5.8 0.7 0.0 2.19 7.30 -1.8 -0.2
1979 OAK MLB 2 10 0 13 13 77.3 102 50 17 7 63% .326 11.9 5.8 0.8 2.0 1.97 5.94 -5.6 -0.6
1979 OGD AAA 5 5 0 13 13 101.0 93 49 42 5 0% .000 8.3 4.4 0.4 3.7 1.41 3.48 0.0 0.0
1980 OGD AAA 4 9 0 20 20 115.0 135 77 46 7 0% .000 10.6 6.0 0.5 3.6 1.84 6.97 0.0 0.0
1981 NAS AA 8 7 0 26 26 169.0 164 83 100 16 0% .000 8.7 4.4 0.9 5.3 1.46 4.42 0.0 0.0
1982 NYA MLB 7 11 0 30 23 150.3 167 67 71 15 57% .300 10.0 4.0 0.9 4.3 1.56 4.37 4.8 0.5
1983 TOR MLB 0 3 0 16 4 45.3 48 21 22 6 54% .282 9.5 4.2 1.2 4.4 1.52 5.16 -1.8 -0.2
1983 SYR AAA 0 3 1 5 4 19.3 20 13 17 1 0% .000 9.3 6.1 0.5 7.9 1.71 5.60 0.0 0.0
1984 SYR AAA 13 11 1 34 28 185.7 167 100 105 11 0% .000 8.1 4.8 0.5 5.1 1.44 4.07 0.0 0.0
1985 SEA MLB 1 1 0 2 2 6.0 11 5 2 2 53% .375 16.5 7.5 3.0 3.0 2.67 12.00 -1.6 -0.2
1985 CLG AAA 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 3 0 0 0 0% .000 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.50 4.50 0.0 0.0
1986 SEA MLB 11 17 1 37 33 216.3 243 86 116 24 56% .304 10.1 3.6 1.0 4.8 1.52 4.53 16.9 1.8
1987 SEA MLB 12 17 0 34 31 207.0 245 53 85 25 63% .301 10.7 2.3 1.1 3.7 1.44 4.65 25.4 2.5
1988 ROC AAA 0 2 0 3 3 17.0 19 6 7 1 0% .000 10.1 3.2 0.5 3.7 1.47 4.76 0.0 0.0
1988 BAL MLB 1 6 1 22 10 71.3 70 23 29 6 54% .267 8.8 2.9 0.8 3.7 1.30 5.43 0.5 0.1
1989 LAN MLB 8 11 0 40 19 152.7 130 33 72 6 59% .253 7.7 1.9 0.4 4.2 1.07 2.53 5.9 1.1
1990 LAN MLB 11 15 0 33 33 211.0 216 60 106 19 63% .281 9.2 2.6 0.8 4.5 1.31 3.75 -9.7 -1.0
1991 LAN MLB 14 10 1 34 33 236.3 197 61 140 12 60% .252 7.5 2.3 0.5 5.3 1.09 2.78 16.0 1.9
1992 CHN MLB 16 8 0 34 34 240.0 203 79 123 14 55% .253 7.6 3.0 0.5 4.6 1.18 2.55 6.2 1.1
1993 CHN MLB 10 15 0 32 32 207.7 206 74 111 15 55% .283 8.9 3.2 0.7 4.8 1.35 4.03 1.8 0.1
1994 CHN MLB 2 10 0 15 15 80.7 111 35 57 12 56% .364 12.4 3.9 1.3 6.4 1.81 6.69 -3.1 -0.4
1995 CHN MLB 2 1 0 4 4 24.7 19 9 15 2 60% .233 6.9 3.3 0.7 5.5 1.14 2.19 1.6 0.2
1995 SLN MLB 5 6 0 17 17 106.7 114 25 46 10 62% .287 9.6 2.1 0.8 3.9 1.30 3.88 -4.7 -0.4
1995 ORL AA 0 2 0 2 2 10.7 13 7 5 1 0% .000 10.9 5.9 0.8 4.2 1.87 7.57 0.0 0.0
1996 CIN MLB 2 3 0 5 5 27.3 28 7 19 2 64% .302 9.2 2.3 0.7 6.3 1.28 2.30 3.3 0.3
1996 SLN MLB 4 8 0 18 18 103.0 118 40 55 14 57% .303 10.3 3.5 1.2 4.8 1.53 5.24 -6.2 -0.8
1996 LOU AAA 1 3 0 4 4 23.0 29 11 10 2 0% .000 11.3 4.3 0.8 3.9 1.74 7.04 0.0 0.0
1996 STP A+ 1 0 0 1 1 5.7 4 1 4 0 0% .000 6.3 1.6 0.0 6.3 0.88 0.00 0.0 0.0
1997 CIN MLB 9 12 0 31 30 162.0 165 49 103 13 59% .295 9.2 2.7 0.7 5.7 1.32 4.78 7.3 0.6
1998 MIN MLB 4 2 0 18 17 98.0 108 24 50 13 54% .299 9.9 2.2 1.2 4.6 1.35 3.49 6.4 0.7
1998 CHN MLB 0 1 0 5 5 22.7 30 15 10 8 58% .282 11.9 6.0 3.2 4.0 1.99 7.15 -3.4 -0.3
1999 TEX MLB 13 10 0 34 25 140.0 184 48 61 25 55% .324 11.8 3.1 1.6 3.9 1.66 6.24 -5.6 -0.4
2000 ARI MLB 5 5 5 60 4 101.7 123 40 56 10 68% .331 10.9 3.5 0.9 5.0 1.60 4.87 -0.3 -0.2
2001 ARI MLB 1 0 0 31 1 38.0 45 17 24 2 64% .344 10.7 4.0 0.5 5.7 1.63 4.26 4.5 0.3
2001 TUC AAA 0 0 0 2 2 3.0 5 0 4 0 0% .000 15.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 1.67 3.00 0.0 0.0
2002 ARI MLB 1 1 0 29 0 34.0 41 9 13 7 56% .274 10.9 2.4 1.9 3.4 1.47 5.29 -3.8 -0.4
2002 TUC AAA 0 0 0 2 0 3.0 3 0 2 0 0% .300 9.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 1.00 0.00 0.0 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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2002-06-24 2002-09-01 15-DL 69 61 Left Knee Contusion -
2001-04-15 2001-07-23 15-DL 99 87 Right Foot Strain Arch -
1999-07-23 1999-07-23 DTD 0 0 - Forearm Contusion Batted Ball - -
1999-05-24 1999-06-08 15-DL 15 13 Right Lower Leg Contusion Shin - -
1998-07-15 1998-08-19 15-DL 35 32 - Abdomen Strain - -
1998-06-27 1998-07-14 15-DL 17 13 - Trunk Strain Rib Cage - -
1997-06-08 1997-06-24 15-DL 16 13 Left Trunk Strain Rib Cage - -
1996-04-01 1996-05-18 15-DL 47 41 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
1995-07-04 1995-07-25 15-DL 21 18 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1995-04-26 1995-05-26 15-DL 30 26 - Not Disclosed - -
1994-07-28 1994-08-11 15-DL 14 14 - Not Disclosed - -
1994-06-02 1994-06-23 15-DL 21 17 - General Medical Personal Reasons - -
1994-05-09 1994-05-27 15-DL 18 16 - Not Disclosed - -
1993-06-14 1993-06-29 15-DL 15 14 Right Knee Sprain - -
1988-08-12 1988-10-03 15-DL 52 48 - Not Disclosed - -
1988-06-09 1988-07-19 15-DL 40 35 Left Lower Leg Strain - -
1985-04-17 1985-10-07 15-DL 173 154 - Groin Strain - -
1983-07-02 1983-08-31 60 59 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2002 ARI $750,000
2001 ARI $700,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,450,000
2 yrTotal$1,450,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
Doug Baldwin

Details
  • 1 year/$0.75M (02)
  • rejected arbitration 12/01
  • 1 year/$0.7M (01)

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part TwoAllan Simpson2014-06-09
Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part OneAllan Simpson2014-06-03
BP Unfiltered: ERA, Falling SlowlyAndrew Koo2013-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Process: How Much Do Early Pitcher Promotions Matter?Bradley Ankrom2012-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Consistently Less ConsistentR.J. Anderson2012-01-13
The BP Broadside: Jersey Scrooge to Darvish: Drop DeadSteven Goldman2011-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Rays vs. RangersBen Lindbergh2010-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Get Back in Line, Part 4Steven Goldman2010-03-23
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases at Third and ShortJay Jaffe2009-12-23
Prospectus Hit and Run: Alomar, the Crime Dog, the Big Cat and Big MacJay Jaffe2009-12-21
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Houston AstrosBaseball Prospectus2009-09-23
You Could Look It Up: The Naked DraftSteven Goldman2009-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Outside and Looking InJohn Perrotto2009-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Livan Hernandez Makes the ListSteven Goldman2008-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2007-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Age Before BeautyDan Fox2007-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 1-4Christina Kahrl2006-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 16-19, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The King?Joe Sheehan2005-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 30Christina Kahrl2005-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: AL QuandariesErik Siegrist2005-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part TwoRany Jazayerli2005-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTesting the Nexus: Pitcher Age and Workload EffectsLee Sinins2003-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTesting the Nexus: Pitcher Age and Workload EffectsWill Carroll2003-04-16
Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-19
Transaction Analysis: June 13-17, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: SnakebitJoe Sheehan2002-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis: May 28-29, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 14-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-21


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you saying the Reds "developed" Volquez in Spring Training? Isn't that giving them a tad too much credit?
(Ragnhild from Tromso)
No, I don't think it is. Pitchers are such complex messes that the smallest tweak can change things dramatically. One of my favorite baseball stories, which I'll severely shortcut here, involves Mike Morgan, who was the doormat of the AL for years. He got to the Dodgers and they moved him from one side of the rubber to the other. Suddenly pitches that batters took for balls were strikes, and he was a good pitcher for the next several seasons. (Steven Goldman)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)A Mike Morgan reference?! **shudder** As a Cub fan I danced a jig the day he and his "valuable innings" were traded. They could have gotten back an empty bottle of Thunderbird and that "blab about the Yankees" guy from earlier and I'd have said it was a steal!
(lpiklor from Chicago)
In 1994, yes, I wouldn't blame you for that, but he was also 34 and age was catching up to him. 1989-1992, he had a 2.91 ERA in 840 innings. His 1992 for the Cubs - he went 16-8 with a 3.55 ERA in 240 innings - ain't anything to complain about. (Steven Goldman)


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