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15 Brandon Morrow RP

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
11%10%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
43.26-022.06509
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016SD101.69180000116.019432038
2017LAD602.06450002343.231101001950

Player Updates

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Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Confirmed as closer by Epstein
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein told 670 The Score Chicago on Wednesday that Morrow will be the team's closer this season. "We think he's got electric stuff. He's at the point in his career where he's figured it out."

After the Cubs let incumbent closer Wade Davis walk in free agency, it was widely presumed that Morrow, who inked a two-year deal with Chicago in December, was the heavy favorite to fill the void. Epstein's comments erase any doubt that Morrow will have to compete for the role in spring training with the likes of capable setup men in Carl Edwards, Pedro Strop and Steve Cishek, which should give fantasy owners some peace in mind in investing in the 33-year-old right-hander. Though Morrow has a shaky track record on the health front, he's been dynamite since converting to full-time relief duty in 2016. Over the past two seasons, Morrow has accrued a 1.96 ERA (2.30 FIP), 58:12 K:BB and has allowed just two home runs across 59.2 innings with the Padres and Dodgers, settling into a key setup role for the latter club in its run to the World Series last fall. While his lack of closing experience shouldn't be completely dismissed, Morrow's big fastball and recent track record of success in high-leverage situations should result in a rather smooth transition to the ninth inning.

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Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Favorite to close
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow is seen as the Cubs' would-be closer, barring further offseason additions, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Wittenmyer goes on to say that the Cubs are keeping the door open for an affordable Wade Davis reunion, in which case Morrow would move to a setup role. Even if the Cubs don't add another closer between now and Opening Day, Morrow would be a shaky fantasy option, given his injury history and the presence of Carl Edwards Jr. and Justin Wilson, who are also very capable options for the ninth inning. Morrow notched a 2.06 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 50 strikeouts in 43.2 innings as a setup man with the Dodgers last season.

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Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Agrees to deal with Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow agreed to a two-year deal with the Cubs on Sunday, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports.

Morrow is coming off a magnificent season with the Dodgers and will provide a much-needed reliable option at the back end of the Cubs' bullpen. In 43.2 innings of relief in 2017, the veteran righty posted a 2.06 ERA (1.55 FIP) with a 50:9 K:BB. The Cubs' closing situation is still in a bit of flux after Wade Davis declined his qualifying offer and elected free agency. Morrow could at least be in the picture for saves, if not the top option, by offseason's end.

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Dodgers' Brandon Morrow: Converts save Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow struck out two batters over a perfect inning to convert the save in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Giants.

Kenley Jansen was getting extra rest after converting consecutive saves on Thursday and Friday, opening the door for Morrow to pick up his second save of the season. The 33-year-old has elevated himself into a setup role after posting a sparkling 2.11 ERA through 42.2 innings this season. The Dodgers may opt to give their closer extra rest with nothing left to play for in the final week of the regular season, so Morrow could wind up seeing another save opportunity or two down the stretch.

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Dodgers' Brandon Morrow: Will see more hold opportunities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow should see increased hold opportunities with Pedro Baez (manager's decision) being held out of action for a couple of games, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

The 32-year-old was already pitching his way into a larger role after posting a 2.21 ERA and 5.8 K/BB ratio through 42 appearances, but with Baez out of the picture, Morrow clearly becomes the top option for hold chances -- and potential vulture saves -- in Los Angeles.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 16.100 4.410419
vs RHB 27.100 0.660531
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
10/24HOU0001.00000
10/25HOU0001.02100
10/27@HOU0000.21012
10/28@HOU0001.10000
10/29@HOU0000.04400
10/31HOU0001.01001
11/1HOU0000.10001
Two Week Schedule
FEBRUARY /MARCH
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@Mil
3:05 pm
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Tex
3:05 pm
25
@SF
3:05 pm
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Sea
3:05 pm
27
CHW
3:05 pm
28
Oak
3:05 pm
1
Colo
3:05 pm
2
@LAA
3:10 pm
3
Cin
3:05 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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10

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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2007SEA34 4.126000002 63.1562929315066
2008SEA34 3.34455001012 64.24026241003475
2009SEA24 4.3926100068 69.26638341004463
2010TOR107 4.4926261100 146.1136767311966178
2011TOR1111 4.7230300000 179.116210394211269203
2012TOR107 2.9621213300 124.298454112241108
2013TOR23 5.6310100000 54.16339341211842
2014TOR13 5.671360000 33.1372121201830
2015SD20 2.73550000 33.029101030723
2016SD10 1.691800001 16.019432038
2017LAD10 0.00200000 2.00000001
Total 4643 4.15256113441623 786.27063913638625350797
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007SEA60000000000 --- --- ---
2008SEA45100000000 .000 .000 .000
2009SEA26200000100 .000 .000 .000
2010TOR26300000100 .000 .000 .000
2011TOR30600000200 .000 .000 .000
2012TOR21000000000 --- --- ---
2013TOR10000000000 --- --- ---
2014TOR13200000200 .000 .000 .000
2015SD5900001800 .100 .000 .000
2016SD18000000000 --- --- ---
2017LAD2000000000 --- --- ---
Total 25623000011400 .042 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2007SEAP600312001.000
2008SEAP455312001.000
2009SEAP26101257011.000
2010TORP262616412021.000
2011TORP30302481330 .875
2012TORP2121134810 .923
2013TORP1010523011.000
2014TORP136633001.000
2015SDP55532011.000
2016SDP180202001.000
2017LADP2000000 ---
Total  25611389315445 .955
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2007SEA54868 0.7632004 .243289 15.2 .3482
2008SEA14274 0.5931005 .174265 10.3 .3302
2009SEA15783 0.7551003 .248313 14.2 .4022
2010TOR0111129 0.9389108 .248629 13.0 .3890
2011TOR1138193 0.721750112 .237777 12.2 .3910
2012TOR0116139 0.8941003 .214504 10.2 .3540
2013TOR14870 0.7321101 .286242 13.6 .5410
2014TOR03924 1.8820011 .287148 14.9 .4570
2015SD03631 1.3212100 .248126 9.8 .3930
2016SD12018 1.2210000 .30668 12.4 .4351
2017LAD032 1.5000000 .0006 0.0 .0000
Total 10658831 0.8546223237 .2393367 12.4 .3927
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006 A-Inl. Empire00 0.0011000 3.00000004
2006 R-Mariners02 2.7774000 13.0104400913
2008 AA-West Tenn00 0.0060000 7.13100068
2008AAA-Tacoma12 5.0165000 23.1171313201126
2009AAA-Tacoma53 3.601010100 55.0502422212340
2011AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays02 8.0033000 9.0139800611
2012AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays00 1.5022000 6.08210036
2012AA-New Hampshire Fisher10 2.5133000 14.1104420312
2013AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays00 13.5011000 2.05331010
2014AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays00 0.0010000 1.00000001
2014AAA-Buffalo Bisons00 3.8620000 2.12110001
2015AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas00 7.7111000 2.13220011
2015AA-San Antonio Missions00 4.0522000 6.210330023
2016AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm01 6.9422000 11.215991038
2016AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas00 6.43122002 21.029151520921
2016AA-San Antonio Missions11 7.8422000 10.1181093144
2016R-AZL Padres10 1.8040000 5.08310006
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/207
Birthdate:
7/26/1984
Age:
33
Hometown:
Santa Rosa, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:
California
MLB Experience:
11