Michael Morse

#28, LF, Miami
Michael Morse
  • Height:
    6-5
  • Weight:
    245
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    March 22, 1982
  • Birth Place:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    2000 3ʳᵈ round by the Chicago White Sox
  • AVG
    .279
  • HR
    16
  • RBI
    61
  • R
    48


Player Notes
Marlins signed 1B/OF Michael Morse to a two-year, $16 million contract.

Advice: Morse hit .279/.336/.475 with 16 homers and 61 RBI in 131 games for the Giants last season. While he is 32 years old, Morse has shown a consistent bat when he's healthy and at a cheap price, he should provide nice numbers and veteran leadership for a Marlins offense that's coming together this off-season.

8 hours ago Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Michael Morse will receive $16 million over two years in his contract with the Marlins.

Advice: He can also earn more in performance bonuses. Earlier reports suggested that Morse's deal was for $12 million or even $8 million, but the $16 million figure makes more sense. The former Giant figures to receive the bulk of the playing time at first base for the Marlins, though Garrett Jones should see some starts versus lefties if he's not traded.

Wed, Dec 17 Rotoworld
Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that Michael Morse's two-year deal with the Marlins is in the $12 million range.

Advice: If the report is correct, that's a very reasonable price to pay for an upgrade at first base. Morse batted .279 with 16 home runs and an .811 OPS (including a 130 OPS+) this past season and should be less of a liability defensively with a move away from the oufield. The Marlins could either use him as their everyday first baseman or platoon him with Garrett Jones.

More: Joe Frisaro on Twitter

Tue, Dec 16 Rotoworld
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have agreed to a two-year contract with Michael Morse, pending a physical.

Advice: The financial terms aren't yet available. The Marlins have been very active this offseason and the addition of Morse further strengthens their lineup. The 32-year-old batted .279/.336/.475 with 16 homers and 61 RBI in 131 games this past season with the Giants. The Marlins could either go with a Morse/Garrett Jones combo at first base or try to deal Jones.

More: Barry Jackson on Twitter

Tue, Dec 16 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Marlins are close to signing Michael Morse.

Advice: No word yet on the terms being discussed. If signed, Morse would take over the starting first base job for the Marlins, which would presumably make Garrett Jones available via trade. Morse turns 32 in March and batted .279/.336/.475 with 16 homers and 61 RBI in 131 games for the Giants last season.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Tue, Dec 16 Rotoworld
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have "had more talks" with Michael Morse in recent days.

Advice: Jackson says that Morse might be the team's "best realistic option" at first base, as they don't want to trade Henderson Alvarez or Jarred Cosart for help at the position. Morse has also drawn interest from the Orioles and Rangers as a potential designated hitter. The 32-year-old batted .279/.336/.475 with 16 homers and 61 RBI in 131 games for the Giants last season.

More: Barry Jackson on Twitter

Tue, Dec 16 Rotoworld
Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports that the Giants are "not focused" on re-signing Michael Morse.

Advice: Morse was productive with the Giants this past season and played hero during the postseason, but they naturally have major concerns about his defense in left field. The 32-year-old has reportedly drawn interest from the Marlins as a first baseman and the Rangers and Orioles as a potential DH.

More: Alex Pavlovic on Twitter

Sun, Dec 14 Rotoworld
According to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, the Marlins are considering signing Michael Morse.

Advice: Miami is also interested in trading for the Rockies' Justin Morneau. It's all part of an ongoing search for a reliable starting first baseman. Morse, who's being courted by several teams, batted .279/.336/.475 with 16 homers and 61 RBI in 131 games for the Giants this past season.

More: Joe Frisaro on Twitter

Wed, Dec 10 Rotoworld

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Head-to-head vs. St. Louis

Head-to-head vs. St. Louis
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. StL 24 81 16 29 10 1 5 16 4 17 0 0 .358 .391 .691 1.082
Home (this year) 68 223 22 69 19 3 6 31 19 54 0 0 .309 .369 .502 .872
Day (this year) 46 155 21 45 11 2 6 23 10 56 0 0 .290 .345 .503 .848
Last game vs. StL 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000
Batting
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct 29 @KC W 3-2 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 .250 .278 .313 .590
Oct 28 @KC L 0-10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .286 .308 .593
Oct 25 KC W 11-4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .400 .444 .844
Oct 24 KC L 2-3 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .444 .778
Oct 22 @KC L 2-7 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Oct 21 @KC W 7-1 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Oct 16 StL W 6-3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.250 1.750
Oct 15 StL W 6-4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Oct 14 StL W 5-4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Oct 12 @StL L 4-5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 Sea 72 230 27 64 10 1 3 23 18 50 3 1 .278 .349 .370 .718
2006 Sea 21 43 5 16 5 0 0 11 3 7 1 0 .372 .396 .488 .884
2007 Sea 9 18 1 8 2 0 0 3 1 4 0 0 .444 .500 .556 1.056
2008 Sea 5 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .222 .364 .333 .697
2009 Was 32 52 4 13 3 0 3 10 3 16 0 0 .250 .291 .481 .772
2010 Was 98 266 36 77 12 2 15 41 22 64 0 1 .289 .352 .519 .870
2011 Was 146 522 73 158 36 0 31 95 36 126 2 3 .303 .360 .550 .910
2012 Was 102 406 53 118 17 1 18 62 16 97 0 1 .291 .321 .470 .791
2013 Sea 76 283 31 64 13 0 13 27 20 80 0 0 .226 .283 .410 .693
2013 Bal 12 29 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 .103 .133 .103 .237
2014 SF 131 438 48 122 32 3 16 61 31 121 0 0 .279 .336 .475 .811
Totals 704 2296 281 645 131 7 99 333 152 576 6 6 .281 .335 .473 .808
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2005 Sea 55 SS 50 450 91 223 120 12 34 .946
2005 Sea 8 LF 7 55 10 11 1 0 1 1.000
2006 Sea 2 1B 1 10 11 11 0 0 2 1.000
2006 Sea 7 RF 4 36 8 9 1 0 0 1.000
2006 Sea 5 3B 1 16 0 3 3 0 1 1.000
2006 Sea 2 LF 1 10 1 1 0 0 0 1.000
2006 Sea 1 SS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2007 Sea 5 1B 3 28 35 36 1 0 0 1.000
2007 Sea 3 3B 1 12 0 5 5 0 2 1.000
2007 Sea 1 SS 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2007 Sea 1 RF 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2008 Sea 5 RF 3 25 6 8 2 0 0 1.000
2009 Was 11 1B 3 46 46 52 6 0 6 1.000
2009 Was 3 RF 3 23 7 7 0 0 0 1.000
2009 Was 2 LF 1 9 4 4 0 0 0 1.000
2009 Was 1 3B 0 4 1 3 2 0 0 1.000
2010 Was 72 RF 64 510 123 125 2 0 1 1.000
2010 Was 19 1B 5 60 58 63 5 0 4 1.000
2011 Was 85 1B 82 723 732 793 55 6 63 .992
2011 Was 55 LF 51 421 89 94 4 1 1 .989
2012 Was 67 LF 57 493 82 84 2 0 0 1.000
2012 Was 36 RF 35 280 64 66 1 1 0 .985
2012 Was 1 1B 0 5 8 9 1 0 0 1.000
2013 Sea 53 RF 53 442 90 92 1 1 0 .989
2013 Sea 7 1B 6 51 59 62 3 0 9 1.000
2013 Sea 11 LF 9 82 18 18 0 0 0 1.000
2013 Bal 8 LF 7 42 12 12 0 0 0 1.000
2013 Bal 2 RF 2 14 1 1 0 0 0 1.000
2014 SF 43 1B 39 336 307 334 24 3 41 .991
2014 SF 84 LF 82 579 107 111 2 2 0 .982
Totals 655 LF 570 4772 1970 2237 241 26 165 .988