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15 Brandon Morrow RP

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
15%1%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
30.20-0221.47319
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018CHC001.4735000222430.2245521931

Player Updates

August 15, 2019 04:00 PM
Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Throws live BP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow (elbow) threw live batting practice at the Cubs' spring training facilities in Arizona on Wednesday, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.

The Cubs are hoping this is another positive step for the oft-injured right-hander, though they won't know until the hear how Morrow bounces back from the session. Assuming Morrow returns this season, he'll likely assume a setup role with Craig Kimbrel (knee) handling closing duties.

July 20, 2019 11:20 AM
Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Resumes facing hitters
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow (elbow) completed a live batting-practice session Thursday at the Cubs' extended spring training facility in Arizona, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Morrow has been on the shelf all season following November elbow surgery and has hit multiple snags in recovery efforts. The fact that the right-hander is in the midst of a throwing program is encouraging, but it's unclear when the Cubs will be ready to turn him loose for a minor-league rehab assignment. Realistically, Morrow won't be activated from the injured list until mid-August at the soonest and will likely be deployed in middle relief with Craig Kimbrel now handling closing duties for Chicago.

June 24, 2019 09:36 PM
Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Resumes mound work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, Morrow has already completed two side sessions with no issues. If everything goes well during Tuesday's session, the veteran reliever could be cleared to face live hitters shortly thereafter. With Craig Kimbrel close to joining the Cubs, Morrow is expected to fill a setup role once healthy.

June 8, 2019 03:40 PM
Cubs' Brandon Morrow: No closer role waiting for him
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow (elbow) doesn't appear to have a closer role to return to once he gets healthy after Craig Kimbrel officially joined the Cubs on Friday.

A healthy Morrow would close for most teams, as he owns a 2.04 ERA over his last four seasons. Kimbrel is one of just a handful of relievers that is clearly on another level, and he's unlikely to be forced to fight for a ninth-inning role due to his 333 career saves. Morrow remains not particularly close to a return to action, however, so he won't be appearing in big-league games in any role any time soon.

June 6, 2019 04:20 PM
Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Throwing from 90 feet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow (elbow) is throwing from 90 feet, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Morrow continues to slowly work his way back from an elbow injury that has kept him on the shelf all season. The oft-injured reliever remains without a timetable for return. With the Cubs reportedly showing interest in Craig Kimbrel, Morrow may not be guaranteed the closer role upon his return.

May 20, 2019 06:12 PM
Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Resumes throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow (elbow) played catch from 45-to-60 feet Monday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Morrow has managed to resume a throwing program after suffering a setback in mid-April. He remains without a concrete timeline for a return, though it's a positive sign that he's once again moving in the right direction.

May 14, 2019 05:52 PM
Cubs' Brandon Morrow: To be evaluated soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow (elbow) will be evaluated later this week and could resume throwing at that point, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

It's difficult to feel particularly optimistic about the oft-injured closer, who suffered a setback in mid-April when he appeared to be close to starting a rehab assignment. His return timeline could become clearer following the evaluation.

May 2, 2019 01:28 PM
Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Shifted to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Thursday, Bruce Miles of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.

This move frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for Addison Russell, who was reinstated from suspension and optioned to Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move. Morrow is still weeks away from resuming a throwing program after receiving an injection of synthetic lubricant earlier in the week.

May 1, 2019 01:08 PM
Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Shut down after injection
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow (elbow) will remain shut down from throwing for two weeks after receiving an injection of synthetic lubricant Monday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Morrow has been shut down since April 20 after he experienced renewed discomfort in his right elbow during a throwing session. The 34-year-old remains without a timetable for his return, and will require significant rehab work once he's able to restart his throwing program.

April 25, 2019 01:24 PM
Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Weeks away from throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow (elbow) could resume throwing in a few weeks, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Morrow was shut down from throwing over the weekend after experiencing discomfort during a side session. While the right-hander is still being evaluated, it sounds like he's at least multiple weeks away from picking back up a throwing program, leaving his return date up in the air. Pedro Strop should continue to fill in as Chicago's closer while Morrow is on the mend.

April 20, 2019 01:40 PM
Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Throwing program shut down
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Joe Maddon said Saturday that the Cubs will "slow things down" with Morrow (elbow) after he experienced discomfort during a recent side session, Patrick Mooney of The Athletic reports.

There had been some optimism that Morrow might be back from the 10-day injured list in early May, but the setback probably takes that off the table. The right-hander is now without a concrete timeline for a return from offseason elbow surgery, which could prompt the Cubs to explore the market for other late-inning reinforcements. Even if Morrow's shutdown period remains brief, there's no guarantee he'll reclaim the closer role he held last season once he returns. That might make it tough to justify stashing him in fantasy leagues with limited bench or IL spots.

April 13, 2019 12:36 PM
Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Facing live hitters
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow (elbow) is throwing live batting practice sessions at extended spring training in Arizona, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.

It was reported earlier this month that Morrow was one bullpen session away from being cleared to face live hitters, and he apparently had no issues with his final bullpen. The 34-year-old could be ticketed for a minor-league rehab assignment in the near future after undergoing elbow surgery in November.

April 3, 2019 04:36 PM
Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Progressing as expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow (elbow) is scheduled to throw one more bullpen before being cleared to face live hitters, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

Morrow is reportedly progressing on schedule in his recovery from November elbow surgery. If he continues to progress without any setbacks, the right-hander could begin a minor-league rehab assignment in mid-April, which would put him on track to make his 2019 debut sometime in May.

March 29, 2019 05:20 PM
Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Hits IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow (elbow) was placed on the 10-day IL, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

This was always going to be the case, but the move became official Thursday. Morrow could head to the minors in mid-April for a rehab assignment, but it would not be surprising at all if he faced setbacks and delays, given his personal injury history and the nature of this specific injury.

March 26, 2019 03:28 PM
Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Could head to minors in mid-April
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow (elbow) said Monday that he believes he'll be ready to begin a minor-league rehab assignment in mid-April, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Morrow noted that his eventual advancement to the rehab assignment would be contingent on him completing several tests beforehand, including approximately three bullpen and two live batting practice sessions. He'll stick around in Arizona at extended spring training and begin the season on the injured list in advance of the Cubs' Opening Day game March 28 versus the Rangers.

March 21, 2019 02:32 PM
Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Tosses another bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow (elbow) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Thursday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

Morrow ramped things up after throwing a 20-pitch bullpen with no issues earlier in the week. The right-hander threw all fastballs again and said everything went well afterwards. Barring any setbacks, Morrow is hoping to return to game action in May.

March 19, 2019 12:04 PM
Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Completes bullpen Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow (elbow) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Monday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Morrow continues to slowly work his way back from November elbow surgery. He threw strictly fastballs during Monday's session and reported no issues afterwards. Assuming the right-hander still feels good in the coming days, he'll likely ramp things up during another mound session later in the week (Thursday or Friday). Morrow still isn't expected to be ready for game action until at least May.

March 16, 2019 02:16 PM
Cubs' Brandon Morrow: On target for bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow (elbow) will throw a long-toss session Friday and a bullpen session Monday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Morrow is still not expected to be ready for game action until May, but his recovery from November elbow surgery continues to move forward without setbacks. While he's out, Pedro Strop is expected to handle the ninth inning, though Strop is dealing with a mild right hamstring strain. Carl Edwards and Steve Cishek would be the next men up should Strop also be forced to miss time.

March 11, 2019 10:28 AM
Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Could throw bullpen in about a week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow (elbow) is scheduled to throw from 150 feet Sunday, Wednesday and Friday before possibly logging a bullpen session March 18, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

March 25 was originally penciled in as the target date for Morrow's first bullpen session of the spring, so his rehab looks slightly ahead of schedule. However, the Cubs will likely remain cautious with their closer, who isn't expected to join the team until May as he recovers from biceps inflammation that ended his 2018 campaign in July.

March 5, 2019 04:36 PM
Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Weeks away from bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morrow (elbow) continues to build up his throwing distance but isn't expected to complete a bullpen session until around March 25, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Morrow has now been throwing from 120 feet but still isn't particularly close to getting back on the mound. The Cubs have handled his recovery from November elbow surgery cautiously, a smart move considering the veteran's lengthy injury history. He isn't expected to return to game action until May. In the meantime, Pedro Strop is lined up for closing duties.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Colorado 1.000 0.00111
vs LHB 15.200 1.150515
vs RHB 15.000 1.800416
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
7/1MIN0011.11000
7/4DET0011.01001
7/7CIN0011.00001
7/8CIN0001.02101
7/11@SF0001.00001
7/13@SD0011.01001
7/15@SD0011.01001
Two Week Schedule
AUGUST
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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@CIN
W6-3
12
13
@PHI
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14
@PHI
L1-11
15
@PHI
L5-7
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@PIT
L2-3
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@PIT
W2-0
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@PIT
W7-1
19
20
SF
8:05 pm
21
SF
8:05 pm
22
SF
2:20 pm
23
WAS
2:20 pm
24
WAS
2:20 pm
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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
2017LAD60 2.064500023 43.231101001950
2018CHC00 1.47350002224 30.2245521931
Total 5143 3.96334113444050 859.07614063788827368877
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 --- --- ---
2017LAD45000000000 --- --- ---
2018CHC35100000100 .000 .000 .000
Total 33424000011500 .040 .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
2017LADP450532001.000
2018CHCP3501174001.000
Total  334113105416045 .962
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
2017LAD13841 1.0030002 .194170 8.5 .2131
2018CHC02829 1.0310001 .214122 10.0 .2772
Total 11721899 0.8650223240 .2373653 12.1 .38010
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2017LAD00 3.951400001 13.2116630212
Total 00 3.951400001 13.2116630212
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
2017AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger05 7.20200006 20.025181651522
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/207
Birthdate:
7/26/1984
Age:
35
Hometown:
Santa Rosa, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:
California
MLB Experience:
12