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18 Mitch Moreland 1B

San Diego Padres

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November 1, 2020 11:48 PM
Mitch Moreland: Friars decline 2021 option
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Padres declined Moreland's $3 million club option for 2021 on Sunday, Jeff Passan of reports.

The 35-year-old was acquired from the Red Sox ahead of the August trade deadline, but the Padres won't be bringing him back for 2021 under the modest team option. The uncertainty of whether the National League will have the designated hitter again next season figures to have played a role in the decision. Moreland had a .328/.430/.746 slash line with eight homers in 22 games with Boston before the trade, but he never found his footing after being sent west, posting a .203/.247/.362 slash line and two homers n 20 games for San Diego.

October 7, 2020 04:08 PM
Padres' Mitch Moreland: Still on bench Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moreland isn't starting Game 2 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

With the Dodgers starting another southpaw (Clayton Kershaw), Moreland will retreat to the bench once again as he remains in a platoon role. Tommy Pham will serve as the designated hitter with Jurickson Profar taking over in left field.

October 7, 2020 04:08 PM
Padres' Mitch Moreland: On bench for Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moreland is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers.

The lefty-hitting Moreland has largely filled a platoon role for the Padres since being acquired from Boston ahead of the trade deadline, but he'll take a seat with a right-hander (Walker Buehler) on the mound for Los Angeles. He'll presumably remain on the bench for Game 2 on Wednesday, when the Dodgers bring southpaw Clayton Kershaw to the hill.

September 30, 2020 01:48 PM
Padres' Mitch Moreland: Sitting out playoff opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moreland is out of the lineup Wednesday for Game 1 of the Padres' wild-card series with the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are bringing a southpaw (Kwang Hyun Kim) to the hill for the postseason opener, so the lefty-hitting Moreland's absence from the lineup doesn't come as a major surprise. Eric Hosmer will start at first base while Tommy Pham takes Moreland's spot as the Padres' designated hitter.

September 28, 2020 12:04 AM
Padres' Mitch Moreland: Hits second homer as Padre
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moreland went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's 6-2 victory over San Francisco.

Moreland entered the contest having gone 0-for-8 over his previous three games but got back on the right track with an RBI single in the fourth inning. He built upon that hit with a 424-foot solo shot in the ninth inning. Moreland has 10 homers overall this season, though eight came during his early season stint with the Red Sox.

September 25, 2020 04:08 PM
Padres' Mitch Moreland: Not starting Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moreland is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Giants.

Moreland has struggled with a .498 OPS in 17 games since being acquired by the Padres, and he will head to the bench for Friday's matinee with lefty Tyler Anderson starting for the Giants. Tommy Pham will bat seventh as the designated hitter while Jurickson Profar starts in left field.

September 23, 2020 01:32 PM
Padres' Mitch Moreland: Takes seat Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moreland is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels.

Though the Padres are facing a right-handed pitcher (Jaime Barria) in the series finale, the lefty-hitting Moreland will take a seat as manager Jayce Tingler gives Manny Machado a day out of the field and deploys him as San Diego's designated hitter. Moreland has predictably cooled down since arriving in San Diego on Aug. 30 after an unsustainably hot start to the season while he was with Boston. Through his first 16 games with the Padres, Moreland is hitting .172 with five extra-base hits (one home run, four doubles) over 58 at-bats.

September 19, 2020 08:20 PM
Padres' Mitch Moreland: Not in lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moreland will sit against lefty Justus Sheffield and the Mariners on Saturday, Lauren Smith of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Moreland started against a lefty (Yusei Kikuchi) on Friday, but now that Eric Hosmer is back from his fractured finger, he won't have to any more. Both he and Hosmer are lefties, though, so it's still possible he's the one to get the nod against a southpaw occasionally. Hosmer will start at first base in this one, with Tommy Pham serving as the designated hitter.

September 14, 2020 05:04 PM
Padres' Mitch Moreland: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moreland will be on the bench Monday against the Dodgers.

Moreland sits with Clayton Kershaw lined up to start for the Dodgers. The first baseman hasn't done much in his first 11 games for his new team, hitting .167/.231/.306. Jake Cronenworth will slide over to first Monday, with Jorge Mateo entering the lineup at second.

September 10, 2020 12:24 PM
Padres' Mitch Moreland: First homer in San Diego
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moreland went 1-for-3 with a walk, a home run, two RBI and two runs scored Wednesday against the Rockies.

Moreland took Antonio Senzatela yard in the opening inning, his first in a Padres uniform. He's yet to hit his stride in San Diego in all aspects of his performance as he's collected just five hits -- two of which have gone for extra-bases -- in 27 at-bats. Overall between two teams, Moreland's numbers still look good as he is hitting .287/.380/.628 across 108 plate appearances.

September 10, 2020 12:20 AM
Padres' Mitch Moreland: Slated for bulk of first base work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moreland is expected to start most games at first base while Eric Hosmer (finger) is on the injured list, Annie Heilbrunn of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The Padres' acquisition of Moreland at the trade deadline takes on extra significance with Hosmer expected to miss most of the remainder of the regular season with a broken finger. It remains to be seen whether Moreland will now be in the lineup on a regular basis against left-handed starters; he has 78 total at-bats on the season against righties but only 13 against southpaws, against whom he has registered three hits and two RBI. Should the Padres elect to keep the veteran's platoon role intact, both Jake Cronenworth and Austin Nola could end up logging time at first base. Moreland started and went 2-for-5 with a double against Colorado on Tuesday, with all five at-bats coming against right-handers.

September 7, 2020 05:44 PM
Padres' Mitch Moreland: Not starting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moreland isn't in the lineup Monday against the Rockies.

Moreland has gone hitless in his last seven at-bats, and he'll retreat to the bench for the third time in the past four games. Jorge Ona will make his major-league debut as the designated hitter Monday.

September 5, 2020 12:32 PM
Padres' Mitch Moreland: Takes seat Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moreland isn't in Saturday's lineup against the Athletics.

Moreland will sit for a second consecutive game after going 2-for-11 in his last three contests. Austin Nola will serve as the designated hitter with Luis Campusano starting behind the dish.

September 5, 2020 11:12 AM
Padres' Mitch Moreland: Not starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moreland isn't in Friday's lineup against the Athletics.

Moreland has gone 2-for-11 with a walk and one strikeout over the past three games and will get a day off Friday. Luis Campusano will start as the designated hitter.

August 30, 2020 04:04 PM
Padres' Mitch Moreland: Dealt to San Diego
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Sox traded Moreland to the Padres on Sunday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Boston received infielder Hudson Potts and outfielder Jeisson Rosario in exchange from San Diego.

As a veteran on an expiring contract, Moreland was an expendable piece for an 11-22 Red Sox squad ahead of Monday's trade deadline. In San Diego, Moreland should fill the large side of a platoon at designated hitter while occasionally spelling Eric Hosmer at first base. Moreland has posted 1.177 OPS over 79 plate appearances this season, and he owns a career .257/.326/.471 slash line (108 wRC+) versus right-handed pitching.

August 27, 2020 08:40 AM
Red Sox's Mitch Moreland: Launches home run in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moreland went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 9-1 loss to Toronto.

Moreland has been a bright light in a dismal season for the Red Sox, who managed just three hits in the loss. The homer was Moreland's team-high eighth in just 20 games. Starting only against right-handers -- he has nine plate appearances against southpaws -- the lefty-hitting Moreland is enjoying his best season, slashing .350/.458/.817.

August 26, 2020 07:20 AM
Red Sox's Mitch Moreland: On base four times Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moreland went 2-for-3 with two walks, a double, two runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday's 9-7 win over the Blue Jays.

The key plate appearance for the veteran slugger came in the sixth inning when he drew a leadoff walk to chase Jays starter Chase Anderson from the game, and the Red Sox then erupted for six runs against the Toronto bullpen. Moreland continues to thrive in a platoon role -- he's seen only nine PAs all year against southpaws -- and is now slashing a massive .357/.471/.804 through 19 games with seven homers and 20 RBI.

August 23, 2020 11:08 AM
Red Sox's Mitch Moreland: Sitting out against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moreland is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

The lefty-hitting Moreland will give way to platoon mate Michael Chavis at first base while southpaw Wade LeBlanc twirls for the Orioles. Moreland has received just nine plate appearances against left-handed pitching this season, recording three base hits.

August 21, 2020 04:12 PM
Red Sox's Mitch Moreland: Out against lefty as usual
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moreland will sit against southpaw John Means and the Orioles on Friday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Moreland has yet to start against a single lefty this season. Michael Chavis starts at first base in his absence, as he's done against every southpaw the Red Sox have faced this year.

August 21, 2020 03:24 AM
Red Sox's Mitch Moreland: Slugs seventh homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moreland went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and a walk in a 7-1 win over Baltimore on Thursday.

Boston entered the ninth inning clinging to a two-run lead, but Moreland widened the gap considerably with a three-run shot to center field to punctuate a four-run frame. Though the 34-year-old's fantasy value is somewhat tempered by the fact that he doesn't start against southpaws, Moreland's effectiveness when he does play has been impressive. He is slashing .360/.448/.840 through 58 plate appearances while tallying seven home runs and 17 RBI.

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Amory, MS
San Diego Padres
Mississippi State
MLB Experience:

2016: AL Gold Glove-1B