Charlie Morton Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/12/1983 (39)
Charlie Morton Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Charlie Morton News
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Charlie Morton was removed from Friday's game due to an injury in his right index finger. It was first thought Morton had a blister, but he felt something on a pitch and was replaced soon after. X-rays were negative but he'll go for an MRI on Saturday. Look for an update with what the testing provides and if it'll be an issue going forward for Morton.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Charlie Morton continued his hot stretch in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Rockies. The veteran pitched six innings, allowing one run on three hits and two walks with eight strikeouts. Morton has had an up-and-down season but has now allowed just one run over his last four starts, bringing his season stats to a 14-10 record with a 3.29 ERA in 26 starts. Morton's next start will be a tough test at the Dodgers, but his recent success should hopefully instill a bit of confidence in fantasy managers who are not in a position to sit him.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Charlie Morton will receive an extra day of rest and be pushed back in the rotation. The 39-year-old will now take the ball against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday. The Braves will go with Yonny Chirinos and Bryce Elder on Friday and Saturday. It's uncertain who will pitch on Sunday, but the Braves might go with a bullpen game. That being said, fantasy managers should be prepared to be without Morton for this weekend's series.
It's easy to look at Charlie Morton's 2022 numbers and believe Father Time has arrived to claim another victim. At 38 years old, Morton made 31 starts and had a 9-6 W-L record, 4.34 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 205 Ks (172.0 IP). Other than the 2020 season, it was the fifth consecutive year in which Morton had made at least 25 starts and also the first time he had an ERA over 4.00. But his underlying numbers suggest Morton wasn't as bad as it looked, with a 4.11 xERA, 3.60 xFIP and 3.48 SIERA. He maintained his elite strikeout numbers with a 28.2% K% ranking in the 82nd percentile but his 8.7% BB% was the highest Morton has had since 2018. Morton's 12.2% SwStr% was in line with the last few years but he was allowing more hard contact than before with a 9.5% Barrel% and 42.1% HardHit% both being career highs (since both stats were recorded in 2015). A large part of Morton's issues last year came from a 39.8% GB% (he had a 48.3% GB% over the previous five years). If he can get back to inducing more ground balls again, there's no reason Morton can't provide value on his ADP of ~177 and have one more solid season in his late 30s.