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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 31)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
3 .265 0 0 0 0 .284 0.0
Birth Date6-20-1983
Height6' 1"
Weight225 lbs
Age31 years, 4 months, 5 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
1.52010
2011
2.12012
2.02013
-0.92014
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WARP Summary

Standard

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
2006 ANA 23 57 215 197 21 46 10 1 5 73 17 28 0 1 0 22 1 1 .234 .293 .371 .212 -11.4 5.2 -0.6
2007 ANA 24 43 126 119 12 35 10 0 4 57 6 21 1 0 0 15 0 1 .294 .333 .479 .268 1.4 -0.2 0.1
2008 ANA 25 27 66 61 7 13 2 0 3 24 4 7 1 0 0 8 0 1 .213 .273 .393 .220 -3.1 0.9 -0.2
2009 ANA 26 152 622 566 86 173 43 2 34 322 46 117 2 8 0 108 3 7 .306 .355 .569 .303 33.3 0.3 3.4
2010 ANA 27 51 211 193 29 56 5 0 11 94 12 31 5 1 0 39 0 1 .290 .346 .487 .299 13.7 0.7 1.5
2012 ANA 29 134 522 484 61 132 26 1 22 226 31 116 4 3 0 73 0 1 .273 .320 .467 .294 19.5 0.5 2.1
2013 SEA 30 156 657 602 64 167 34 0 23 270 49 114 5 1 0 80 0 0 .277 .336 .449 .290 20.0 -1.3 2.0
2014 MIN 31 39 162 154 12 36 11 0 1 50 6 27 0 2 0 18 0 0 .234 .259 .325 .222 -4.8 -0.9 -0.6
2014 SEA 31 59 239 213 16 44 9 0 7 74 21 41 3 2 0 24 0 0 .207 .285 .347 .250 -1.5 -0.9 -0.3
Career718282025893087021504110119019250221180387412.271.324.460.27867.14.47.5

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 PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2005 RCU A+ 22 100 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .351 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ARK AA 74 301 .280 .265 .333 .408 .254 .312 114 4.6 6.4 -4.1 1.9 -0.9 6.5 0.9 6.5 0.9
2006 ANA MLB 57 215 .212 .274 .337 .429 .259 .248 101 -11.5 6.5 -4.1 5.2 -2.4 -11.4 -0.6 -11.4 -0.6
2006 SLC AAA 66 273 .291 .268 .340 .411 .262 .343 111 9.2 7.9 -5.1 0.3 -1.1 12.7 1.3 12.7 1.3
2007 ANA MLB 43 126 .268 .270 .336 .419 .263 .330 99 1.1 3.7 -2.2 -0.2 -1.5 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2007 SLC AAA 64 275 .281 .283 .348 .435 .264 .373 118 6.3 8.2 -5.2 -0.8 -3.8 6.1 0.5 6.1 0.5
2008 ANA MLB 27 66 .220 .263 .341 .418 .264 .196 103 -2.8 1.9 -0.9 0.9 -1.4 -3.1 -0.2 -3.1 -0.2
2008 SLC AAA 78 340 .294 .281 .351 .447 .262 .359 112 13.1 10.5 -6.5 -2.7 -1.3 16.8 1.4 16.8 1.4
2008 ANG Rk 5 22 .427 .257 .325 .367 .248 .526 104 4.3 0.7 -0.3 0.0 0.1 4.8 0.5 4.8 0.5
2009 ANA MLB 152 622 .303 .261 .330 .414 .257 .329 103 28.5 17.9 -11.3 0.3 -3.7 33.3 3.4 33.3 3.4
2010 ANA MLB 51 211 .299 .252 .319 .393 .251 .296 101 8.5 5.8 -3.7 0.7 2.1 13.7 1.5 13.7 1.5
2012 ANA MLB 134 522 .294 .254 .315 .406 .261 .315 95 17.6 14.3 -8.9 0.5 -2.5 19.5 2.1 19.5 2.1
2013 SEA MLB 156 657 .290 .256 .319 .402 .266 .309 94 19 17.3 -11 -1.3 -4.5 20.0 2.0 20.0 2.0
2014 MIN MLB 39 162 .222 .250 .309 .386 .258 .273 110 -5.8 4.2 -2.7 -0.9 -0.3 -4.8 -0.6 -4.8 -0.6
2014 SEA MLB 59 239 .250 .249 .310 .384 .258 .222 93 -2.2 6.2 -4 -0.9 -1.2 -1.5 -0.3 -1.5 -0.3

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
2005 ARK AA 301 47 86 12 0 17 54 17 43 2 0 .306 .350 .530 .224 .280 6.5 1.9 0.9
2005 RCU A+ 100 18 31 3 0 5 17 6 11 0 0 .344 .404 .544 .200 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SLC AAA 273 41 82 13 1 12 52 14 40 0 3 .320 .360 .520 .199 .291 12.7 0.3 1.3
2006 ANA MLB 215 21 46 10 1 5 22 17 28 1 1 .234 .293 .371 .137 .212 -11.4 5.2 -0.6
2007 SLC AAA 275 42 87 20 1 5 37 15 30 0 2 .341 .387 .486 .145 .281 6.1 -0.8 0.5
2007 ANA MLB 126 12 35 10 0 4 15 6 21 0 1 .294 .333 .479 .185 .268 1.4 -0.2 0.1
2008 ANA MLB 66 7 13 2 0 3 8 4 7 0 1 .213 .273 .393 .180 .220 -3.1 0.9 -0.2
2008 SLC AAA 340 46 108 19 0 15 64 19 43 1 3 .341 .380 .543 .202 .294 16.8 -2.7 1.4
2008 ANG Rk 22 4 11 3 0 1 10 1 1 0 0 .524 .545 .810 .286 .427 4.8 0.0 0.5
2009 ANA MLB 622 86 173 43 2 34 108 46 117 3 7 .306 .355 .569 .263 .303 33.3 0.3 3.4
2010 ANA MLB 211 29 56 5 0 11 39 12 31 0 1 .290 .346 .487 .197 .299 13.7 0.7 1.5
2012 ANA MLB 522 61 132 26 1 22 73 31 116 0 1 .273 .320 .467 .194 .294 19.5 0.5 2.1
2013 SEA MLB 657 64 167 34 0 23 80 49 114 0 0 .277 .336 .449 .171 .290 20.0 -1.3 2.0
2014 MIN MLB 162 12 36 11 0 1 18 6 27 0 0 .234 .259 .325 .091 .222 -4.8 -0.9 -0.6
2014 SEA MLB 239 16 44 9 0 7 24 21 41 0 0 .207 .285 .347 .141 .250 -1.5 -0.9 -0.3

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
2008 195 0.3795 0.4923 0.8542 0.6081 0.4215 0.9333 0.7843 0.1458
2009 2448 0.4800 0.4524 0.7977 0.6009 0.3150 0.8711 0.6683 0.2023
2010 730 0.4959 0.4466 0.7914 0.6105 0.2853 0.8824 0.6000 0.2086
2012 2056 0.4767 0.5000 0.7549 0.6653 0.3494 0.8589 0.5745 0.2451
2013 2428 0.4568 0.4835 0.7690 0.6619 0.3328 0.8937 0.5604 0.2310
2014 1475 0.4712 0.4773 0.7827 0.6388 0.3333 0.8649 0.6423 0.2173
Career93320.4710.47530.77910.63790.330.87550.61250.2209

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-06-11 2013-06-14 DTD 3 2 - Low Back Stiffness - -
2013-06-08 2013-06-08 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2012-09-29 2012-09-30 DTD 1 0 Right Trunk Soreness Ribs - -
2012-05-10 2012-05-12 DTD 2 1 Left Ankle Soreness - -
2012-03-20 2012-03-20 On-Alr 0 0 Left Thigh Tightness Quadriceps - -
2012-02-28 2012-03-22 Camp 23 0 Left Lower Leg Recovery From Surgery Recovery From Fractured Tibia with Scar Tissue 2011-05-26 -
2011-03-22 2011-09-29 60-DL 191 162 Left Lower Leg Surgery Recovery From Fractured Tibia with Scar Tissue and Bone Graft 2011-05-26
2011-03-22 2011-03-22 On-Alr 0 0 Left Soreness Big Toe -
2011-03-01 2011-03-22 Camp 21 0 Left Lower Leg Recovery From Surgery Fractured Tibia 2010-05-30
2010-05-30 2010-10-04 60-DL 127 111 Left Lower Leg Surgery Fractured Tibia 2010-05-30
2008-06-04 2008-07-18 Minors 44 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2007-01-09 2007-01-18 WIN 9 0 Left Knee Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 MIN $7,409,836
2013 SEA $5,250,000
2012 ANA $2,975,000
2011 ANA $2,975,000
2010 ANA $1,200,000
2009 ANA $1,100,000
2008 ANA $500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$14,000,000
2011Current$7,409,836
7 yrPvs + Cur$21,409,836
7 yrTotal$21,409,836

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 57 dScott Boras1 year/$12M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$12M (2014). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 6/8/14. Pro-rated over the rest of the 2014 season, will earn approximately $7,409,836. Acquired by Seattle in trade from Minnesota 7/24/14.
  • 1 year/$5.25M (2013). Signed by Seattle 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$2.975M (2012). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/11/12 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus: $50,000 for 550 plate appearances. Acquired by Seattle in trade from LA Angels 12/19/12.
  • 1 year/$2.975M (2011). Re-signed 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 6 years/$4.5M (2005-10). Signed by LA Angels 12/04. $3M signing bonus, 05:$0.316M ($0.1M min), 06:$0.35M ($0.15M, 07:$0.4M ($0.2M), 08:$0.5M ($0.3M), 09:$0.6M ($0.35M), 10:$0.7M ($0.4M). Lesser salaries in minors (05:$0.1M, 06:$0.15M, 07:$0.2M, 08:$0.3M, 09:$0.35M, 10:$0.4M). Morales may void deal and file for arbitration, if eligible.
  • Signed by LA Angels 12/04 as an amateur free agent from Cuba (via the Dominican Republic).

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 636 84 175 36 1 28 93 49 119 1 1 .302 .361 .514 .320 42.6 1B 0 4.6
80o 620 79 165 34 1 26 88 47 118 1 1 .292 .350 .496 .310 35.6 1B 0 3.9
70o 609 76 157 32 1 25 85 45 118 1 1 .285 .342 .483 .303 30.7 1B 0 3.3
60o 599 73 152 31 1 24 82 43 117 1 1 .278 .335 .473 .297 26.7 1B 0 2.9
50o 590 71 147 30 1 23 79 42 116 1 1 .273 .328 .463 .291 23.0 1B 0 2.5
40o 581 69 142 29 1 23 77 40 116 1 1 .267 .322 .453 .285 19.4 1B 0 2.1
30o 571 66 137 28 1 22 74 39 115 1 1 .261 .315 .442 .279 15.7 1B 0 1.7
20o 560 63 131 27 1 21 71 37 114 1 1 .253 .306 .430 .272 11.5 1B 0 1.2
10o 544 59 122 25 1 19 67 35 113 1 1 .243 .295 .412 .262 6.0 1B 0 0.6
Weighted Mean5917114830124794211611.273.329.464.29223.51B 02.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
1% 38% 6% 6% 94%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201532250305612083016550.245.297.409.2571.09.7-1.3-2.314.9-1.6-0.1
201633572731352912174421220.258.317.437.2761.716.3-2.8-5.514.99.6-0.2
201734451561042201556331000.254.312.420.2661.311.8-2.2-4.514.93.5-0.2
2018354175196181134933880.252.314.404.2631.110.6-2.1-4.314.92.0-0.2
201936261305712072918570.242.298.385.2520.76.2-1.3-2.714.9-4.7-0.1
202037250295712072817550.247.302.388.2540.66.0-1.2-2.713.2-3.3-0.1
202138273306012072918600.238.291.371.2450.21.8-1.4-3.014.9-8.7-0.1
202239498551122211253321080.244.296.375.247-0.1-0.9-2.5-5.714.9-7.6-0.2
202340385428616194024870.239.289.363.241-0.3-3.0-1.9-4.514.9-11.6-0.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
36.229.329.626.48.67.2130.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 90 Corey Hart 2013 .000 DNP
2 88 Ted Kluszewski 1956 .300
3 87 Derrek Lee 2007 .303
4 85 Eddie Murray 1987 .285
5 85 Rafael Palmeiro 1996 .307
6 85 Milton Bradley 2009 .271
7 85 Adam LaRoche 2011 .210
8 84 Kevin Youkilis 2010 .329
9 83 Glenn Davis 1992 .285
10 83 Mark Teixeira 2011 .293
11 83 Albert Belle 1998 .343
12 83 Andy Pafko 1952 .299
13 83 Adrian Gonzalez 2013 .293
14 83 Bob Watson 1977 .314
15 83 Justin Morneau 2012 .269
16 82 Boog Powell 1973 .301
17 82 Orlando Cepeda 1969 .277
18 82 Fred McGriff 1995 .283
19 82 David Ortiz 2007 .345
20 82 Carl Yastrzemski 1971 .280
21 82 Jason Kubel 2013 .225
22 82 Paul Konerko 2007 .280
23 82 Josh Hamilton 2012 .310
24 82 Jack Clark 1987 .367
25 81 Kevin Mitchell 1993 .329
26 81 Dave Winfield 1983 .298
27 81 Todd Helton 2005 .316
28 81 Cody Ross 2012 .289
29 81 Carlos Delgado 2003 .331
30 81 Norm Cash 1966 .303
31 81 Jason Giambi 2002 .351
32 80 Larry Walker 1998 .326
33 80 Roger Maris 1966 .269
34 80 Stan Musial 1952 .372
35 80 Ben Broussard 2008 .178
36 80 Hank Aaron 1965 .341
37 79 Andre Ethier 2013 .284
38 79 Lance Berkman 2007 .296
39 79 Kent Hrbek 1991 .288
40 79 Curtis Granderson 2012 .287
41 79 Gil Hodges 1955 .295
42 79 Mike Piazza 2000 .326
43 79 Willie Mays 1962 .347
44 79 Benny Ayala 1982 .300
45 79 Al Rosen 1955 .280
46 78 Xavier Nady 2010 .237
47 78 Oscar Gamble 1981 .299
48 78 Ernie Banks 1962 .284
49 78 Andruw Jones 2008 .192
50 78 Jeff Bagwell 1999 .347
51 78 Reggie Smith 1976 .292
52 78 Matt Stairs 1999 .297
53 78 Ken Griffey 2001 .300
54 78 Willie McCovey 1969 .394
55 78 Aramis Ramirez 2009 .311
56 78 Ty Wigginton 2009 .234
57 78 Aubrey Huff 2008 .302
58 78 George Brett 1984 .288
59 78 Josh Willingham 2010 .315
60 78 Ryan Ludwick 2010 .284
61 78 Bobby Bonilla 1994 .291
62 77 Michael Cuddyer 2010 .254
63 77 Rico Carty 1971 .000 DNP
64 77 Carlos Beltran 2008 .304
65 77 Matt Holliday 2011 .320
66 77 Alfonso Soriano 2007 .291
67 77 Jim Gentile 1965 .294
68 77 Cliff Johnson 1979 .303
69 77 Brad Wilkerson 2008 .231
70 77 Cliff Floyd 2004 .286
71 77 Dan Uggla 2011 .277
72 77 Mark McGwire 1995 .371
73 77 Eddie Mathews 1963 .319
74 77 Chase Utley 2010 .317
75 77 Lyle Overbay 2008 .270
76 77 Billy Williams 1969 .292
77 77 Eric Chavez 2009 .102
78 76 Brad Hawpe 2010 .259
79 76 Pedro Guerrero 1987 .338
80 76 Shawn Green 2004 .281
81 76 Roy Campanella 1953 .335
82 76 Ryan Klesko 2002 .311
83 76 Mo Vaughn 1999 .287
84 76 Tony Perez 1973 .326
85 76 Don Mincher 1969 .294
86 76 Chipper Jones 2003 .314
87 76 Eddie Williams 1996 .200
88 76 Nick Swisher 2012 .292
89 75 Will Clark 1995 .308
90 75 David Murphy 2013 .234
91 75 Garrett Atkins 2011 .000 DNP
92 75 Jason Bay 2010 .289
93 75 Troy Glaus 2008 .295
94 75 Alex Rodriguez 2007 .351
95 75 Frank Robinson 1967 .373
96 75 Luke Scott 2009 .277
97 75 Joe Torre 1972 .298
98 75 Jayson Werth 2010 .338
99 75 Fred Lynn 1983 .296
100 74 Dave Parker 1982 .274

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .273 .340 .440 .301
11 vs R (Multi) .279 .330 .466 .299
18 Split (Multi) .007 -.011 .026 -.002
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.007 .000 .004 .002
30 vs L (2013) .282 .353 .440 .311
31 vs R (2013) .275 .327 .453 .294
38 Split (2013) -.007 -.026 .013 -.017
39 LgAvg (2013) -.008 -.001 .005 .003

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 The good news is that the broken ankle that cost Morales nearly two full seasons did not end his career, and it did not crush his value as a hitter. His .298 TAv was not only better than PECOTA forecast for him, it was better than PECOTA forecast for him in pre-injury 2010. It’s tempting to blame some of Morales’s lost power on the injury, as a pair of scouts in July did. “He’s not getting any power off that back foot,” one said while watching him bat left-handed. Perhaps: His isolated power (in a tiny, 70-PA sample) was 60 points higher from his normally weaker right side. But the more conservative and likely explanation is that Morales was never going to replicate his 2009 power. He’s strong, but his approach tilts toward the line drive. So the ankle probably didn’t diminish his abilities, much less end his career. On the eve of his age-30 season and free agency, the Angels traded him to Seattle.
2012 After the Angels whiffed on Carl Crawford and Adrian Beltre, the spin machine touted a healthy Kendrys (then still Kendry) as the team's big off-season addition. He was never right in spring training, though, and the realist could shift his hopes only to Morales as symbolic trade-deadline acquisition. Even those dreams died when he opted for a second ankle surgery—notably, by a non-team-affiliated surgeon of his own choosing—in May. Rather than being let down once more, the Angels went ahead and signed a real free agent before 2012, and the addition of Albert Pujols makes Morales a full-time designated hitter if he's healthy. He was back in the Angels' clubhouse for a few days in September, and he was finally walking without any hint of a limp. You really couldn't say that at any point in his first recovery.
2011 Morales suffered one of the stranger injuries of the 2010 season when he broke his leg jumping on home plate after hitting a 10th-inning grand slam to win a May 29 contest, marking perhaps the first incidence of a “cart-off” home run in major-league history. The baseball equivalent of a mid-coitus coronary isn’t a bad way to go, but Morales and his teammates still probably felt that he’d been taken before his time. Leading up to his demise, Morales had been struggling terribly against southpaws, and an increasingly ground-ball-oriented stroke had prevented him from duplicating his 2009 power output. Nonetheless, the Angels struggled to fill the void left by his departure, and eagerly await a healthy age-28 season.
2010 One of PECOTA's biggest whiffs in 2009 was its weighted mean projection for Morales: -0.2 WARP on a .253/.295/.389 line. Save for a few dozen walks, Morales' final numbers wound up much closer to those of the man he replaced, Mark Teixeira, than to that paltry line, validating—at least in the short term—the Angels' decision to skip offering a nine-figure contract to the departing free agent, in preference to their Cuban import. Morales' projection was so grim because he hadn't produced in his big-league opportunities (.249/.302/.408 in 407 plate appearances) and because his performances in one of the minors' most hitter-friendly environments only translated to three half-seasons of .250ish EqAs. To be fair, no competing projection system foresaw the breakout either; Bill James' was the most optimistic at .327 OBP/.456 SLG. Obviously, the Angels' scouts and coaches saw far beyond the numbers, but credit Morales for adjusting to big-league pitching, and making solid contact far more often than he had in the past. Even if PECOTA suggests a major regression, this is one case where you're better off letting go of those numbers.
2009 Morales hasn't lived up to expectations since the Angels signed him out of Cuba, but with Kotchman and Teixeira out of the way, he's finally going to get his chance. His minor league numbers have been consistently excellent, his brief big-league performances spotty. The Angels and scouts from outside the organization raved about his winter performance in the tough Dominican League, where Morales, in shape and focused, hit .404/.450/.778 in 26 games for the Gigantes. He could be a real sleeper in 2009.
2008 In the long term, Morales may end up being just a very good pinch-hitter. He will hit for average without drawing enough walks or having enough power to be an everyday first baseman or DH. He's been stronger from the left side in his career; that won't help him take at-bats from Kotchman, but it should make him viable as the inexpensive big half of a DH platoon this year and next, or would if Garret Anderson wasn't being squeezed out of the outfield picture.
2007 Morales is the latest example of a Cuban import being something less than advertised. He`s not the athletic, young outfielder they thought they might have bought, but is instead a stiff, slow-footed first baseman, as well as an impatient, hack-happy hitter. He`s still young enough that if he improves his pitch recognition, he could take a step forward and deliver a bit more power from his line-drive stroke, but he`s behind Kotchman for now, and his ceiling is considerably more limited than the sunny wishcasts on the original date of purchase.
2006 Kudos to the Angels scouts, who correctly identified Morales as a player of interest. Giving a practically unknown quantity a six-year major league deal virtually sight unseen could have left heaping quantities of egg on the faces of all involved. Instead, Morales came to these shores and excelled; it looks like the classic American immigrant story, the life of Andrew Carnegie if he had made it big in baseball instead of steel--at least so far. There are still a few flaws to be corrected before Morales donates 2,800 libraries or funds an endowment for world peace. He played in offense-friendly leagues, so his numbers aren`t quite as good as they look at first glance. He`s not big on the whole ball four thing, though he does make good contact. Finally, he has yet to establish himself defensively; he`s moved around the field but seems most comfortable at first. Assuming the Angels correctly let Erstad go after 2006, Kotchman is first in line for the first base job, but if he struggles while Morales blossoms in his second pro season, things will get interesting.
2005 The Angels were so eager to get their hands on this young Cuban defector that they gave him a six-year major league contract. The Angels think Morales is ready to play now, so he'll get a chance to win an outfield job in the spring. Reputed to be a power hitter, a sketchily informed PECOTA thinks he might be a bit like Tony Horton, Mike Aubrey, Juan Tejada, Aramis Ramirez, and Garrett Atkins. Take that for what it's worth, because PECOTA is only as good as what we feed it. When it comes to Cuba, we might be better off giving it empanadas and café con leche than baseball statistics, because although we have some numbers, we're not entirely sure how to put them into context. The Cuban leagues look to have a talent level somewhere around that of short-season A-ball leagues, but that's an early, educated guess. We also don't know if we should be confident of Morales' reported age.

Teams are looking for cost/talent certainty. With domestic product we can forecast what they're going to get within a certain range, even if that player is just out of college. If it's a minor leaguer we can get close to the bull's-eye. If it's a Japanese player, we can forecast with confidence because we understand their leagues. With Cuba, we just don't know, not yet, so as a team-building exercise, spending a great deal on these players is the equivalent of taking a small fortune and placing it on red. If Morales's record accurately represents him, the Angels are probably into something good. If not, well, caveat emptor.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Kenny's Vargas and his prospects after his productive start?
(Silverback38 from VA)
I like him a lot. I could see him in his prime becoming what Kendrys Morales was before his season-ending injury. (Mike Gianella)
2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Kennys Vargas' hot start and future as the Twins DH/1B?
(Ed from Minnesota)
I was asked about him earlier. His peak might be Kendrys Morales before the Morales season-ending injury. (Mike Gianella)
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)Word is the Yankees are interested in Kendrys Morales. This is an ideal landing spot for him, no?
(SK from Boston)
From a fantasy POV, Yankees and Rangers would both be great. Keep him away from Seattle. (Ben Carsley)
2014-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)I picked up Rickie weeks due to plethora of injuries on my team... what's the chance that he sticks and becomes fantasy relevant again? Also is it time to stash Kendrys Morales? Thanks keep up the awesome work.
(Julio from San Anto)
I think there's a chance, but his best bet is getting flipped to someone who needs a full-time 2B. I've always liked Weeks so his fall from grace last year was a bummer (Paul Sporer)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where is Kendrys Morales going to end up and when will he sign?
(Jim from Seattle)
Man, I don't know. It's gonna take an injury at this point to clear things up. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)12 team keeper H2H categories 6x6 (.ops & holds) I can extend K Morales for last year @ $9, Or should I drop him and overbid on Adrian Gonzales (min 2 year contract)who will be available. I have the most $$ ($100) out of $260. Only have 8 roster spots to fill out of 35 man rosters. I will have to overbid due to a few owners having $$ but few Elite players to bid on. I already plan to go hard on Abreu to fill CI spot. I'm punting average and going for power and speed with likes of Carter, Villar, ECab, Cespedez, Reddick, Braun.
(ares1800jr from San Antonio)
Hey ares:

Glad you're somewhere warm.

I never think you should "overbid" on anyone, but I hear what you're saying. Given that terrible choice, you probably want to overbid on Adrian Gonzalez...at least if you have to make the decision right now. Kendrys Morales is a fine player in your format but my concern would be that he signs somewhere where he isn't a full time player and lands in some sort of platoon or quasi-regular role. I'm not sure what your trading culture is like, but I'd try to push for a trade rather than go too far out on a limb for Gonzalez. (Mike Gianella)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)Where do you see Kendrys Morales ending up?
(Frank from Seattle)
Given that the Mariners made a qualifying offer, the most likely destination for Kendry Morales is back to Seattle, since I can't see a team like the Pirates or the Rays surrendering a first round pick for a talent like Morales. The 10 teams that have protected picks either don't seem to need a first baseman or haven't expressed a lot of interest in Morales. I thought the Twins might have made sense before they announced they were moving Joe Mauer to first base. My guess is Seattle, although this could be one of those situations where the qualifying offer makes Morales' market tepid and he signs late with a team where an injury crops up and makes Morales a contingency plan. (Mike Gianella)
2013-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do we see any major trades before spring training? #Bourjos? #Stanton? #Upton? #Kubel?
(Kelvin from Brooklyn)
With the Angels having dealt Kendrys Morales, I don't think we'll see them move Bourjos. Stanton's displeasure with the Marlins has been made clear, but I don't see him being dealt before the season. However, I do think the Diamondbacks will clear up their outfield logjam. I'm not sure whether it will be Kubel or Upton that is dealt, but I can't see Parra reduced to a fourth outfielder role again, nor can I see Adam Eaton stuck in that role. (Josh Shepardson)
2012-12-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Better DH fit for Rays, Kendrys Morales or Lance Berkman and why?
(jlarsen from chicago)
Morales because there is more in the tank, but his cost will be higher so given their organization, Berkman is a more likely candidate. (Paul Sporer)
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Geoff, What do you think the Mariners' infield looks like for most of the season?
(captnamerca from Dunedin)
Howdy Captain. I'm assuming it'll be similar to last year's, with Kendrys Morales displacing Justin Smoak at first base. Nick Franklin could make things interesting at second if Dustin Ackley doesn't get his act together. (Geoff Young)
2011-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know there doesnt seem to be any clear updates as of late, but i was curious about whether or not there are rumblings in the industry about whether or not Kendrys Morales' leg injury has progressed any further or if this freak injury looks like it will really derail his career and make ANA/LAA contenders in the 1B market this offseason.
(Keith7971 from ECSU)
You didn't like Mark Trumbo? I realize the OBP issue prevents him from being a star, but he has some value, no? (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Now that Kendrys Morales is out for the year (and his career is a little less sunny), do you think the Halos would/could package Trumbo and some other cost-controlled pieces to the Brewers for Fielder? Do you think the Brewers hold onto Fielder regardless of the standings for 2011?
(dianagramr from NYC)
They could, but I don't see why they would. Fielder will be testing the waters anyway, and the Angels are just as likely to sign him in the offseason coming from Milwaukee or some other team than they are if he was already in Los Angeles of Anaheim.

The Brewers will hang on to Fielder as long as they possibly can. If there's any chance at the playoffs, I can't see them trading him. Too many chips in the pot. They'll have to be really out of it (or get a fantastic offer) to put him on the block. (Larry Granillo)
2010-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tommy, thanks for chatting. What's the funnier Tracy Morgan SNL sketch, Brian Fellows or Astronaut Jones? Because neither of those is as funny as my second and third round picks of Grady Sizemore and Kendry Morales earlier this season.
(bctowns from Chicago, IL)
Really important question. I think the ceiling on Fellows was always higher, but Astronaut Jones was more consistent.

Also, my condolences. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-03-24 11:00:00 (link to chat)I thought it was weak that in the latest SI article about Kendry Morales they quoted Baseball Prospectus as saying something along the lines that Morales will only be a bench player. I don't have the magizine in front of me so I don't know who wrote it but in last years edition of BP it clearly stated Morales will be a good sleeper. When something like this happens do you guys shoot off an email to the writer and straighten him out? Maybe I was reading too much into it.
(ziti from sarasota)
I think it was an older quote, which is a different sort of thing ("the breakout was unexpected"). The work that Nate and Christina did on Cuban translations suggested caution about Morales, which turned out to be warranted for quite some time. That he broke out last year is a testament to his pure skills and dedication, I think, rather than his projection at the time he signed. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)thoughts on Joey Votto this year? he seems to be all over the place in everyone's rankings.
(sawred14 from Forked River, NJ)
Vottosaurus Rex is great, I just have to figure out how great when compared to other first basemen. 1B is seriously stacked--Kendry Morales was just a little above-average last year despite the great line he put up. I like Votto more than most though--dude is what people thought/think Justin Morneau is. (Marc Normandin)
2009-11-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Has anyone credible seen Chapman hit 99 mph as some reports are saying? i can just see him coming to the U.S.and working 91-92 mph. The next Cuban defector plays up to 60% of his hype level will be the first.
(mafrth77 from Boston)
Kendry Morales and his .924 OPS say hello, as does Yunel Escobar. To answer your quesiton, Chapman has pitched in many international tourneys in front of many credible folks. He is not a myth. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-03-19 15:00:00 (link to chat)is all the luster off of former prospect Alex Gordon? What happened there? Also what should we expect from Kendry Morales, 15-20 hrs?
(moonkyu from sf)
I still have faith in Gordon continuing to improve, and while we're at it, gimme Kendry Morales in the my sleeper pool. I think PECOTA is WAY low on him. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-12-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)Now that the Yanks have Tex, is there anywhere for Manny to go but the Dodgers?
(Ken from Los Angeles, CA)
There's certainly an element of logic to it, because I don't really see him getting anything resembling his wished-for compensation almost anywhere else. It might be funny to see the Angels get in on him, though, with Kendry Morales at first and Vladi and Manny alternating between their respective corners and the DH slot, Juan Rivera bouncing between right and left depending on which one's DHing... that's be fun, if nothing else. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-12-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)If tex goes to Boston, what do the Angels do?
(gpbarn9 from Lex)
I think they give Kendry Morales another shot, and pocket the money for a better time. They probably like Aybar too much to chasae Furcal, and they don't need another corner OF. I suppose they could sign Dunn for 1B. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)OK one more, since you brought it up. He's hurt at the moment with a quad strain, but what do you think Kendry Morales can do at the big league level immediately, and in the future?
(deadmonkeyhead from CA)
Outhit Garret Anderson and Gary Matthews Jr. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableHideki Matsui and Kendry Morales go back-to-back off of Jose Mijares. Probably not what the Twins were hoping their lefty specialist would do in that situation. (Dan Wade)
 

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