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 starting pitcher Charlie Morton continued his solid season during Saturday's game against the Miami Marlins. He went seven innings, six hits allowed, three earned runs, and seven strikeouts in the 6-4 loss. Sadly, the Braves bullpen struggled late in the game and blew it. Despite that, Morton looked sharp and showed he is well deserving of the $20 million extension he signed earlier in the week. Fantasy managers should continue to ride with the veteran right-hander.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Charlie Morton has signed a one-year extension with the organization. There was some speculation that Morton would retire this offseason, but he received a significant offer from Atlanta. The veteran right-hander will receive a one-year extension worth $20 million, which includes a club option for the 2023 season. The 37-year-old has a 3.47 ERA through 158 innings and 28 starts with the Braves this season. He has been an excellent fantasy option all season long and should remain a top tier pitching option next season.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Charlie Morton looked much better on the mound on Tuesday. He went six innings, three hits allowed, one earned run, two walks, and eight strikeouts in the 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Morton deserved much better than a tough luck no-decision. His only big mistake was a solo home run by Mookie Betts. Nonetheless, he'll take a 3.52 ERA into his next outing versus the Colorado Rockies. On paper, it's a favorable matchup for Morton, but pitching in Colorado is never easy.
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.