Mike Morin
Mike Morin
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Milwaukee Brewers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Morin did enough to stick on a big-league roster for most of the season in his sixth year in the majors, but didn't do anything particularly exciting. He was called up by the Twins in early May and posted a 3.18 ERA in 22.2 innings before being DFA'd and traded to the Phillies in late July. He threw 28.0 innings for his new team, stumbling to a 5.79 ERA, though his slide in FIP from 4.49 to 4.61 suggested that he was basically the same guy all year. Altogether, Morin managed a mediocre 4.62 ERA, though it's impressive he even did that well considering his 12.4 K%. He's not the groundball specialist you might expect after seeing that number, as he posted a below-average 40.4% groundball rate. He's seemingly only able to survive due to his very low 4.8 BB%. That control could carry him to another big-league role this season, but it's unlikely to be a fantasy-relevant one. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Brewers in January of 2020.
Invited to Brewers' camp
PMilwaukee Brewers  NRI
January 22, 2020
ANALYSIS
Morin finished last season with a 4.62 ERA and 1.11 WHIP over 50.2 innings pitched, the lowest marks since his rookie season in 2014. If the right-hander is able to impress the big-league coaching staff this spring, he is a candidate to provide depth to a Brewers bullpen that projects to include several new faces this season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
14
Last 10 Games
12
Last 5 Games
9
How many pitches does Mike Morin generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Mike Morin generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-10%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-9%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-17%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-36%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .293 138 19 9 36 6 1 2
Since 2017vs Right .265 183 29 7 45 11 1 7
2019vs Left .225 89 11 6 18 4 0 0
2019vs Right .248 121 15 4 28 6 0 6
2018vs Left .333 7 2 0 2 0 0 0
2018vs Right .400 11 4 1 4 2 1 0
2017vs Left .432 42 6 3 16 2 1 2
2017vs Right .277 51 10 2 13 3 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-19%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-12%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-33%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-32%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.78 1.25 32.0 1 1 1 6.2 2.5 1.1
Since 2017Away 5.91 1.34 42.2 0 2 0 5.5 1.5 1.1
2019Home 4.30 1.13 23.0 1 1 1 4.7 2.0 1.2
2019Away 4.88 1.08 27.2 0 2 0 4.6 1.6 1.0
2018Home 9.00 3.00 1.0 0 0 0 9.0 9.0 0.0
2018Away 6.00 1.33 3.0 0 0 0 15.0 0.0 0.0
2017Home 5.63 1.38 8.0 0 0 0 10.1 3.4 1.1
2017Away 8.25 1.92 12.0 0 0 0 5.3 1.5 1.5
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Stat Review
How does Mike Morin compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.60
 
K/9
4.6
 
BB/9
1.8
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
91.3 mph
 
ERA
4.62
 
WHIP
1.11
 
BABIP
.255
 
GB/FB
1.20
 
Left On Base
56.7%
 
Exit Velocity
86.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.8%
 
Spin Rate
1814 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.9%
 
Swinging Strike
11.5%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Mike Morin
The Z Files: Second-Half Bullpen and Basepath Observations
211 days ago
Todd Zola digs into recent stolen base and bullpen numbers looking for an edge and notes that Trea Turner isn't the only National who's been tearing up the basepaths lately.
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
May 1, 2016
Clay Link takes us through some AL waiver-wire candidates for this week, including a trio of starting pitchers in Minneapolis and three Angels vying for a temporary closer's role.
Monday Lineup Card: Strike It Rich
September 27, 2015
Rich Hill is Monday's Recommended Pickup after being flat-out dominant over three starts for the Red Sox.
AL FAAB Factor: Climbing the Hill
September 27, 2015
RotoWire's Andrew Martinez breaks down the FAAB and waiver targets for the final week of the regular season, including the Red Sox's Rich Hill, who seems to have revived his career in Boston.
Wednesday Lineup Card: September Promotions Abound
September 1, 2015
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2015
Morin's 20 mph difference between his fastball and changeup have many people thinking that he could become a high-leverage reliever for the Angels, but he stagnated during 2016. He maintained his historically strong control as depicted by his 2.4 BB/9, but he only mustered a 7.9 K/9 over 55.2 innings. He also had some trouble with the long ball, as his 1.0 HR/9 allowed led to a 4.37 ERA. That being said, it seemed like a brief stint with Triple-A Salt Lake helped the reliever sort things out, as he was able to post an improved 3.43 ERA and 8.6 K/9 over the final two months of the season following an early August recall. Morin doesn't overwhelm batters with his low-90s heater, but his impeccable control and ability to change speeds has him positioned to garner a more significant role in the Angels' bullpen, albeit one that likely keeps him two or three seats away from regular ninth-inning duty.
One would likely be hard-pressed to guess Morin's ERA in 2015 from looking at his peripherals, as he came away with an unsightly 6.37 despite notching 41 strikeouts while issuing just nine walks in 35.1 innings. While it seems like oversimplification to attribute the bulk of the struggles to bad luck, Morin was abused by a strand rate of just 44 percent, along with a batting average on balls in play of .344. His groundball rate dropped significantly in 2015 (44 percent to 39 percent), which could account for the rise in home runs, but his 2.85 FIP likely means that some sort of rebound is on the horizon. Still armed with a more than 20-mph differential between his fastball and his changeup, Morin appears to have the stuff to be a future closer but is unlikely to see much value in standard leagues while pitching behind Huston Street and Joe Smith in the Angels pecking order.
A 13th-round pick by the Angels in the 2012 draft, Morin moved quickly through the Halos' minor league system after posting a combined 1.93 ERA between High-A Inland Empire and Double-A Arkansas in 2013. Morin was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake at the end of April as an extra arm out of the bullpen, but the 23-year-old never returned to the minor leagues, posting a 2.90 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 59 innings with the Angels. There isn't much to dislike about Morin's skillset, as he walked just 24 batters in 113.2 innings in the minor leagues, while striking out 118 and allowing seven home runs. Morin features a fastball and a slider, but the most notable pitch in his arsenal is a devastating changeup, which can be thrown up to 20 mph slower than his fastball. His exciting repertoire, combined with his shining results, should make Morin a safe bet to begin 2015 in the Angels' bullpen.
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Heads to free agency
PFree Agent  NRI
November 4, 2019
Morin refused an outright assignment to the minors Monday and became a free agent.
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Gets win in extra innings
PPhiladelphia Phillies  NRI
August 27, 2019
Morin (1-0) threw a pair of scoreless innings, walking one and allowing two hits, to earn the win Monday against the Pirates.
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Shipped to Philadelphia
PPhiladelphia Phillies  NRI
July 20, 2019
The Phillies acquired Morin from the Twins on Saturday in exchange for cash considerations, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
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Dismissed from 40-man
PMinnesota Twins  NRI
July 16, 2019
Morin was designated for assignment by the Twins on Tuesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
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Earns first save of 2019
PMinnesota Twins  NRI
May 15, 2019
Morin gave up two hits but recorded his first save of the season in an 8-7 victory against the Angels on Wednesday.
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