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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
59-48 8-2 W6
58-49 5-5 L1
43-63 4-6 W2
43-63 6-4 W1
43-64 3-7 L2

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .259 9 29 .781 9

Top Christopher Morel News

  • Cubs' Christopher Morel: Held out of Sunday's lineup

    Morel (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins.

    The 23-year-old exited Saturday's contest with right hamstring tightness and will be out of the starting nine for at least one game. Nelson Velazquez will start in center field while Nick Madrigal is at the keystone for Chicago, and it's unclear if Morel will be available off the bench Sunday.

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  • Cubs' Christopher Morel: Leaves with hamstring tightness

    Morel left Saturday's game against the Marlins with right hamstring tightness, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    The rookie's production has taken a nosedive lately -- he entered Saturday's game in an 0-for-23 slide. While Morel burst onto the scene in spectacular fashion and sits with nine homers and nine stolen bases through 67 games this season, this injury on top of the recent struggles may send him to the waiver wire in some fantasy leagues.

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  • Cubs' Christopher Morel: Sitting out Game 1

    Morel is on the bench for the first game of Thursday's doubleheader with the Cardinals.

    Though Morel will likely play in the nightcap, he'll be on the bench for the third time in four games while the Cubs go with David Bote at second base and Rafael Ortega in center field for the afternoon contest. After he was dialed in at the plate to begin his MLB career, Morel has cooled down since the beginning of July and has gone 0-for-16 over his last five starts.

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  • Cubs' Christopher Morel: Day off Tuesday

    Morel is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.

    Morel has gone from a relatively unheralded prospect to one of the better players on the Cubs this season, though he's recently hit a bit of a wall, going hitless in his last six games. He'll hit the bench for the second time in three games Tuesday, and he could see his playing time opportunities at the keystone take a hit moving forward with Nick Madrigal (groin) returning from the injured list.

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  • Cubs' Christopher Morel: Riding pine Saturday

    Morel isn't starting Saturday against the Giants.

    Morel is getting a breather after he went 0-for-12 with two walks and three strikeouts over the last four games. David Bote will take his place at the keystone and bat ninth.

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  • Cubs' Christopher Morel: Reaches three times Sunday

    Morel went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double and an RBI in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

    Morel had a good day at the plate but struggled on the bases, as he was picked off first and also caught stealing for the fifth time this season in 14 chances. Despite those missteps, it was still a productive fantasy performance for the rookie from the leadoff spot. Morel will likely have his share of growing pains the rest of the way, but he's batting .283 and playing regularly, so he's worth a look in most formats.

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  • Cubs' Christopher Morel: Leading off Sunday

    Morel is starting in center field and batting first in Sunday's game against the Phillies.

    Morel has largely been batting ninth lately but moves up to the top of the order Sunday. The rookie has certainly looked the part of a leadoff hitter with a .279 batting average, nine home runs and nine stolen bases across 57 games. If Morel sticks in the No. 1 spot moving forward, his outlook gets a little brighter due to increased run-scoring potential.

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  • Cubs' Christopher Morel: Tallies three hits, three runs

    Morel went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored in Friday's 15-2 win over the Phillies.

    No. 9 hitters don't typically bat five times in a game, but the Chicago outburst gave Morel plenty of chances, and the rookie delivered. He's now up to a strong .827 OPS across 56 games to go along with nine home runs and eight stolen bases. As long as Morel continues to see regular playing time, he should remain a decent fantasy asset with upside due to his power and speed potential.

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  • Cubs' Christopher Morel: Back as leadoff hitter

    Morel is starting in center field and batting first in Sunday's game against the Mets.

    Morel sat in the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader but will return for the series finale and last game before the All-Star break. The rookie has had a nice first half with an .814 OPS through 54 games, and he's chipped in nine home runs and eight stolen bases.

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  • Cubs' Christopher Morel: Not starting evening game

    Morel will sit for the second portion of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mets.

    Morel went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in the first game, dropping his OPS in his surprising rookie season slightly to .816. David Bote will handle second base in the nightcap.

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  • Cubs' Christopher Morel: Triples, scores Wednesday

    Morel went 1-for-3 with a walk, a triple and a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

    Morel scored the Cubs' lone run in the 7-1 defeat. The rookie showcased his speed, recording his fourth triple of the season through 51 games. He's also popped nine home runs and stolen seven bases, so Morel has been able to have a decent fantasy impact during his MLB debut. He did come into the night striking out nearly 32 percent of the time, so some ups and downs should be expected, but Morel has the talent to deliver good stats the rest of the way.

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  • Cubs' Christopher Morel: Resides on bench Tuesday

    Morel is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles.

    Rafael Ortega and David Bote will make starts in center field and at second base, respectively, the two positions that Morel has been moving between of late. With Ortega hitting well in his recent starts, the keystone is likely where Morel will find most of his opportunities going forward, assuming he can break out of his funk at the plate. After a hot start to his big-league career, Morel has fallen back to earth a bit with a .182 average and a 39.5 percent strikeout rate thus far in July. The rookie has been able to salvage some value by homering twice and driving in five runs through his first 10 games this month.

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  • Cubs' Christopher Morel: Belts homer Thursday

    Morel went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

    The Cubs couldn't get much going in the contest, but Morel ensured that they weren't shut out with his two-run blast to left field in the fifth inning. The long ball was his ninth of the campaign and was just his third hit over his past six contests. Despite the recent mini-slump, Morel is enjoying a strong rookie campaign with a .273/.343/.503 slash line, 25 RBI, 33 runs and seven stolen bases in addition to the nine homers.

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  • Cubs' Christopher Morel: Triples, scores Wednesday

    Morel went 1-for-3 with a walk, a triple and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Brewers.

    Chicago trailed 1-0 entering the eighth inning, but Morel delivered a jolt with a one-out triple that nearly left the park. The outfielder then scored on a Rafael Ortega single to tie the game. Morel has cooled off some since a hot start to his rookie campaign, but his mix of power and speed (eight home runs and seven stolen bases across 46 games) makes him an intriguing fantasy player so long as he's making regular contact at the plate.

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  • Cubs' Christopher Morel: On bench Tuesday

    Morel is not in the lineup Tuesday in Milwaukee, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    It's a day off for Morel, who went 0-for-2 with a trio of walks and two strikeouts Monday. David Bote will step in as the second baseman and ninth hitter for the second game of the series in Milwaukee.

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  • Cubs' Christopher Morel: Homers in third straight game

    Morel went 1-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Friday's win over the Red Sox.

    Morel hit a two-run shot off Hansel Robles to tie the game in the sixth inning. He's now homered in three consecutive games, giving him eight homers in 41 games this season. He'll have to keep showing power to remain the above-average hitter he's been thus far, as his 30.0 percent strikeout rate suggests his .281 batting average is due to drop soon.

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  • Cubs' Christopher Morel: Raps five hits in rout

    Morel went 5-for-5 with a home run, a double, three runs and two RBI in Thursday's 15-7 victory versus Cincinnati.

    Reds pitchers were unable to keep Morel off the basepaths in the contest, as he racked up a career-best five hits and fell a triple short of the cycle. He capped his performance with an eighth-inning solo homer that traveled an estimated 440 feet. Morel has now gone deep in consecutive games for the second time this season and is 8-for-14 with two homers, five RBI and six runs over his past three contests.

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  • Cubs' Christopher Morel: Blasts home run Wednesday

    Morel went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Reds.

    Morel came into Wednesday batting just .182 over his previous 10 games, and he dropped to ninth in the order as a result. However, the rookie showcased his abilities in this contest, recording his sixth home run of the season through 39 games. Morel has also stolen seven bases, giving him an intriguing mix of power and speed potential. The 23-year-old should remain a decent fantasy asset as long as he keeps seeing regular playing time.

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  • Cubs' Christopher Morel: Takes seat Wednesday

    Morel is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's contest against the Pirates.

    Morel will get his first day off since making his MLB debut May 17. He started his career red hot, but he has gone 3-for-21 with 10 strikeouts over his last five games. The rookie will be replaced in center field by Rafael Ortega, who will bat leadoff.

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  • Cubs' Christopher Morel: Homers once again Thursday

    Morel went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a stolen base and two strikeouts during Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Padres.

    Although the Cubs lost their 10th consecutive game Thursday, Morel hit a leadoff home run and stole a base in the defeat. The 22-year-old has crossed the plate in four of the last five games and has hit .238 with two homers, four runs, four RBI and a stolen base during that time.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 140 lbs
Birthplace: Santiago, Dominican Republic
Age: 23
Bats/Throws: R, R