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8 Kendrys Morales 1B

Toronto Blue Jays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
70%58%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
55830.26393650
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015KC15856981165221065810300.362.485.290
2016KC1545586514730934812000.327.468.263

Player Updates

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Blue Jays' Kendrys Morales: Works on defense during offseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morales worked a lot of his defense during the offseason in preparation for a possible platoon role at first base, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

Morales seems optimistic about playing a bit more on defense in 2017 than he has in recent seasons, but manager John Gibbons made clear Saturday that Morales playing the field is not part of the plan. "He came here to DH," Gibbons said. "Of course you play interleague games, he'll get those games at first, but that's not his job, that's not why he was brought here. We'll get him out there occasionally." The important note to take away from the coach's comments is that Morales won't lose at-bats during interleague play, putting the 33-year-old on track for a third-straight season of 550-plus at-bats.

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Blue Jays' Kendrys Morales: Agrees to three-year deal with Blue Jays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morales agreed to a three-year, $33 million contract with the Blue Jays on Friday, pending a physical, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

The veteran got off to a sluggish start in 2016, batting .226 and .163 in April and May, respectively, but he bounced back and finished with 30 homers and 93 RBI for Kansas City. It was his second career 30-homer season and first since 2009. He's an established, switch-hitting middle-of-the-order bat and should help pick up the slack if Edwin Encarnacion and/or Jose Bautista leave in free agency.

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Kendrys Morales: Does not receive qualifying offer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morales was not tendered a qualifying offer by the Royals on Monday, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

The risk that Morales would actually sign the qualifying offer was simply to great for the Royals to bear, so now Morales is officially able to pursue any free agent contract. Since there's no lost draft pick to sign him anymore, the switch-hitter could command a decent price on the market given his solid power (52 home runs over the past two years).

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Kendrys Morales: Opts out of contract Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morales declined his mutual option Friday, making him a free agent.

The Royals will still have a chance to extend a qualifying offer, but Morales will be able to also test the waters of free agency. The switch hitter swatted 30 home runs and drove in 93 runs, which should help him maintain a nice designated hitter role wherever he lands over the winter.

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Royals' Kendrys Morales: Likely to see raise in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Morales, who has an opt-out clause as part of a mutual option for 2017, could receive a qualifying offer if he elects to exercise that clause, the Kansas City Star reports.

After a slow start, Morales rebounded to hit 30 homers in 2016, his highest total since he swatted 34 long balls in 2009 for the Angels. Overall, his line slipped to .263/.327/.468 in 2016 from .290/.362/.485 in 2015. At age 33, it's easy to wonder if there will be a long list of American League teams willing to offer up a multi-year deal if Morales becomes a free agent, but he's likely to receive a raise next season whether it's with Kansas City or elsewhere.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Cleveland64111 .197 .250 .172
vs Tomlin (Career)1740 .294.235.235
vs RHP3738719 .310 .426 .233
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/25@DET5230200
9/27MIN4010000
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9/30CLE4010000
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005LAA0000000000 --- --- ---
2006LAA571972146522172811 .293 .371 .234
2007LAA43119123541562101 .333 .479 .294
2008LAA2761713384701 .273 .393 .213
2009LAA15256686173341084611737 .355 .569 .306
2010LAA5119329561139123101 .346 .487 .290
2011LAA0000000000 --- --- ---
2012LAA1344846113222733111601 .320 .467 .273
2013SEA1566026416723804911400 .336 .449 .277
2014MIN-SEA983672880842276800 .274 .338 .218
2015KC15856981165221065810300 .362 .485 .290
2016KC1545586514730934812000 .327 .468 .263
Total 103037164541014162586298725412 .331 .465 .273
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2006LAA1B564946642437540 .989
2007LAA1B191212811990111.000
2007LAAOF61440001.000
2008LAA1B6433303071.000
2008LAAOF12419190001.000
2009LAA1B15214213681274868145 .994
2010LAA1B515146243525235 .996
2012LAA1B282821319913118 .995
2013SEA1B313130729313126 .997
2014MIN-SEA1B27262292199123 .996
2015KC1B9965623031.000
2016KC1B7649463041.000
2016KCOF55880001.000
Total  4083683351313220118312 .995
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2005LAA00000000
2006LAA10173100111
2007LAA1005700125
2008LAA202400103
2009LAA4323228021015
2010LAA509410535
2011LAA00000000
2012LAA261226304111
2013SEA340270105621
2014MIN-SEA200124403312
2015KC412276408424
2016KC240261507220
Total 215617272703632127
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007LAA3911000200 .111 .111 .111
2008LAA4402000000 .500 .750 .500
2009LAA93426272600 .237 .353 .176
2015KC165151341041200 .304 .490 .255
Total 329882261762000 .271 .418 .224
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005 AA-Arkansas7428147861201754174320 .349 .530 .306
2005 A-Rancho Cuca229018313051761100 .400 .544 .344
2006AAA-Salt Lake6625641821311252144003 .359 .520 .320
2007AAA-Salt Lake642554287201537153002 .385 .486 .341
2008AAA-Salt Lake78317461081901564194313 .376 .543 .341
2008 R-Angels521411301101100 .545 .810 .524
Total 3091220198405702552347216838 .373 .528 .332
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/225
Birthdate:
6/20/1983
Age:
33
Hometown:
Fomento, Sacti-Spritus, Cuba
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Toronto Blue Jays
College:

MLB Experience:
10