Charlie Morton Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/12/1983 (37)
Charlie Morton Season Stats
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Charlie Morton News
Atlanta Braves right-handed hurler Charlie Morton registered a loss on Friday to the Miami Marlins. Morton struck out three and walked four batters while allowing four runs. Friday's game was Morton's first loss since May 7th. He carries a 4.50 ERA in 13 starts, and 66 innings pitched in 2021. Despite the rough outing, the veteran pitcher should bounce back in his next start.
Atlanta Braves right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton mustered up five frames on Monday as he picked up the win. Atlanta defeated Washington 6-2. In Morton's five innings pitched, he allowed six hits and three earned runs. He retired seven Washington batters while throwing 91 pitches. In 2021, the hurler has a 4-2 record, and he holds a 4.11 ERA. Morton has appeared in 52 frames and has struck out 61 batters. This year, Morton struggled out of the gate, but fantasy managers who have him rostered should be happy with his recent progress.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Charlie Morton finally showed some promising signs during Wednesday's win over the New York Mets. He pitched six innings, two hits allowed, one earned run, and eight strikeouts. This marks Morton's third quality start of the season through nine starts. It's worth noting that the eight strikeouts has tied Morton's season-high, which is always positive. The 2021 season has been shaky for Morton, but hopefully this is a sign that he is ready to turn it around.
Charlie Morton had a disappointing 2020 season for the Rays, going 2-2 with a 4.74 ERA in 38 IP. Advanced metrics liked him a little bit more with a 4.01 xFIP, but the now 37-year-old saw his average fastball velocity decline (93.8 mph vs. 95 in 2019) and threw it more often (35.6% of the time vs. 30% in 2019) at the expense of his curve. Morton's curve is probably his best pitch, generating a 16.2 SwStr% and 37.4% chase rate in 2020. He might be able to get his K% closer to his impressive 2019 rate of 30.4 than last season's 24.7% with a tighter pitch selection, but the ability to last deep into games is another matter. Morton averaged just over four innings per start in 2020, a figure that's too low to earn wins or quality starts in our game. Leaving Tampa Bay for the Atlanta Braves may help address this issue, but we're talking about a guy who struggled the second time through the order (5.28 ERA over 15 1/3 IP vs. 3.00 over 18 IP first time through). The veteran may simply not have it in him to pitch deep into games anymore, making him a poor value at his current ADP of 145.43.