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Mitch Moreland

Mitchell Austin Moreland

Positions: First Baseman and Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: September 6, 1985 in Amory, MS
High School: Amory HS (Amory, MS)
School: Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
Drafted
by the Texas Rangers in the 17th round of the 2007 amateur draft.
Signed August 4, 2007. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 29, 2010 (Age 24.326)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Team: Rangers 2010-2014
2014 Contract Status: 1st-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$2.65M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 3.067, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Jay Franklin [*]
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2010 24 TEX AL 47 173 145 20 37 4 0 9 25 3 1 25 36 .255 .364 .469 .833 118 68 3 1 0 2 5 3/9
2011 25 TEX AL 134 512 464 60 120 22 1 16 51 2 2 39 92 .259 .320 .414 .733 93 192 9 4 2 3 6 39/D
2012 26 TEX AL 114 357 327 41 90 18 0 15 50 1 1 23 71 .275 .321 .468 .789 106 153 8 1 2 4 5 3/D9
2013 27 TEX AL 147 518 462 60 107 24 1 23 60 0 0 45 117 .232 .299 .437 .736 98 202 10 3 0 8 1 *3/9
2014 28 TEX AL 52 184 167 18 41 9 1 2 23 0 0 12 43 .246 .297 .347 .644 80 58 7 1 2 2 0 3D/71
5 Yrs 494 1744 1565 199 395 77 3 65 209 6 4 144 359 .252 .316 .430 .746 98 673 37 10 6 19 17
162 Game Avg. 162 572 513 65 130 25 1 21 69 2 1 47 118 .252 .316 .430 .746 98 221 12 3 2 6 6

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2010 24 TEX AL 47 173 3 1 -1 1 -3 2 0.2 6 8 0.9 .504 .501 0.8 -0.2 7 3/9
2011 25 TEX AL 134 512 -4 -1 -0 -4 -8 -17 -1.8 19 2 0.1 .487 .489 0.6 -1.3 6 $426,000 39/D
2012 26 TEX AL 114 357 0 -2 0 0 -6 -8 -0.8 13 6 0.5 .493 .495 0.6 -0.7 6 $491,100 3/D9
2013 27 TEX AL 147 518 -4 -0 0 1 -8 -11 -0.9 19 8 0.8 .492 .493 0.6 -0.6 7 $502,700 *3/9
2014 28 TEX AL 52 184 -4 -1 -0 1 -4 -8 -0.8 7 -2 -0.2 .483 .494 -0.3 -0.2 -3 $2,650,000 3D/71
5 Seasons 494 1744 -8 -4 -1 -1 -28 -42 -4.1 64 23 2.1 .491 .493 2.1 -2.9 24 $4,069,800

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 24 TEX AL ALDS TBR W 4 15 15 1 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .400 .600 6 0 0 0 0 0
2010 24 TEX AL ALCS NYY W 6 21 18 3 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 2 .389 .450 .389 .839 7 1 0 1 0 0
2010 24 TEX AL WS SFG L 5 15 13 1 6 1 0 1 3 0 0 2 4 .462 .533 .769 1.303 10 0 0 0 0 1
2011 25 TEX AL ALDS TBR W 3 12 10 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 .100 .250 .400 .650 4 0 1 0 0 0
2011 25 TEX AL ALCS DET W 3 10 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .111 .200 .111 .311 1 1 0 0 0 0
2011 25 TEX AL WS STL L 3 10 10 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .400 .500 4 1 0 0 0 0
2012 26 TEX AL ALWC BAL L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (7 Series) 25 84 76 7 19 4 0 3 10 0 0 6 18 .250 .313 .421 .734 32 3 1 1 0 1
1 ALWC 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALDS 7 27 25 2 4 3 0 1 3 0 0 1 4 .160 .222 .400 .622 10 0 1 0 0 0
2 ALCS 9 31 27 3 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 7 .296 .367 .296 .663 8 2 0 1 0 0
2 WS 8 25 23 2 7 1 0 2 4 0 0 2 6 .304 .360 .609 .969 14 1 0 0 0 1

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2014 28 TEX AL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3.14 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 Yr 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3.14 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
162 Game Avg. 0 0 0.00 68 0 68 0 0 0 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 204 3.14 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2014 28 TEX AL 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 3.72 -0.23 -0.28 128.0 4.70 1 0.1 .0 -0.0 0.0 1 .557 .500 $2,650,000
1 Season 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 3.72 -0.23 -0.28 128.0 4.70 1 0.1 .0 -0.0 0.0 1 .557 .500 $2,650,000

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2010 TEX AL 24 1B 40 37 30 320.2 307 289 16 2 18 .993 -2 0 -6 0 8.56 7.63 .994 9.32 9.23
2010 TEX AL 24 OF 7 4 3 45.0 11 10 0 1 0 .909 -2 1 -43 26 2.00 1.43 .986 2.30 2.29
2010 TEX AL 24 RF 7 4 3 45.0 11 10 0 1 0 .909 -2 1 -43 24 2.00 1.43 .984 2.10 2.09
2011 TEX AL 25 1B 99 89 84 799.0 789 731 54 4 88 .995 -1 -2 -1 -3 8.84 7.93 .993 9.30 9.24
2011 TEX AL 25 OF 34 28 16 244.1 56 55 0 1 0 .982 -4 -2 -17 -9 2.03 1.62 .986 2.28 2.26
2011 TEX AL 25 RF 34 28 16 244.1 56 55 0 1 0 .982 -4 -2 -17 -10 2.03 1.62 .986 2.09 2.07
2011 TEX AL 25 DH 8 7
2012 TEX AL 26 1B 95 82 76 739.1 751 691 57 3 68 .996 4 0 6 0 9.11 7.87 .994 9.27 9.22
2012 TEX AL 26 DH 9 6
2012 TEX AL 26 OF 3 0 0 4.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 90 0 6.75 1.00 .987 2.25 2.17
2012 TEX AL 26 RF 3 0 0 4.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 90 0 6.75 1.00 .983 2.02 1.97
2013 TEX AL 27 1B 146 129 119 1176.0 1146 1045 96 5 108 .996 1 1 1 1 8.73 7.82 .994 8.90 8.87
2013 TEX AL 27 OF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 0 -720 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.20
2013 TEX AL 27 RF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 0 -720 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.10
2014 TEX AL 28 1B 22 22 22 193.2 174 158 14 2 15 .989 -1 0 -5 0 7.99 7.82 .993 8.98 8.97
2014 TEX AL 28 DH 20 20
2014 TEX AL 28 LF 2 2 1 16.0 5 4 0 1 0 .800 -1 1 -72 75 2.25 2.00 .988 1.97 2.00
2014 TEX AL 28 OF 2 2 1 16.0 5 4 0 1 0 .800 -1 1 -72 75 2.25 2.00 .986 2.25 2.25
2014 TEX AL 28 P 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .950 1.80 1.50 0 0 0
5 Seasons 1B 402 359 331 3228.2 3167 2914 237 16 297 .995 1 -1 0 0 8.78 7.84 .994 9.13 9.09
5 Seasons OF 47 34 20 309.2 75 72 0 3 0 .960 -6 -0 -23 0 2.09 1.53 .986 2.28 2.26
4 Seasons RF 45 32 19 293.2 70 68 0 2 0 .971 -5 -1 -20 -4 2.08 1.51 .986 2.09 2.07
3 Seasons DH 37 33
1 Season LF 2 2 1 16.0 5 4 0 1 0 .800 -1 1 -72 75 2.25 2.00 .988 1.97 2.00
1 Season P 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .950 1.80 1.50 0 0 0
5 Seasons TOT 450 393 351 3539.1 3243 2986 238 19 297 .994 -5 -1 -2 0 8.20 7.16 .994 8.53 8.35 0 0 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2013 AL  8 (5th)

Putoutss c a p y
2013 AL  1,045 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
2013 AL  146 (5th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
2013 AL  1,045 (5th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
2013 AL  96 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
2012 AL  4 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
2013 AL  .996 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1979), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (330th), 2.1 career WAR/2.1 7yr-peak WAR/2.1 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 7, 2007: Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 17th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed August 4, 2007.
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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2011 25 Texas Rangers $426,000 ?
2012 26 Texas Rangers $491,100 1.067 contracts
2013 27 Texas Rangers $502,700 2.067 contracts
2014 28 Texas Rangers $2,650,000 3.067
2014 Status1st-Year Arb Eligible, Earliest Arb Eligible: 2015, Earliest Free Agent: 2017
Career to date (may be incomplete)$4,069,800
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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