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Charlie Morton
ERA W-L K
3.62 14-7 163
Team: HoustonHt / Wt: 6-5 / 220 NFBC ADP: 392.24
Position: SPBorn: 11/12/1983 Birthplace: Flemington, New Jersey
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 3rd Round by Braves (2002)


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Oct. 17 10:07 PM PT11:07 PM MT12:07 AM CT1:07 AM ET1:07 ET5:07 GMT13:07 10:07 PM MST12:07 AM EST12:37 AM VEN9:07 UAE12:07 AM CT-Charlie Morton fell to 0-1, allowing seven runs on six hits and two walks in 3.2 innings, as the Houston Astros lost to the New York Yankees 8-1 on Monday. Morton struck out three, ending the game with a 17.18 ERA and 2.18 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Morton didn't pitch nearly as badly as his line indicated, as most of the hits he allowed weren't of the hard variety and he was victimized by a cheap three-run homer to right by Todd Frazier in the third inning. The right-hander could fare better if he gets the call in a potential Game 7 at Minute Maid Park, as he went 10-3 with a 3.34 ERA in 16 home starts during the regular season.
Oct. 9 4:54 PM PT5:54 PM MT6:54 PM CT7:54 PM ET19:54 ET23:54 GMT7:54 4:54 PM MST6:54 PM EST7:24 PM VEN3:54 UAE (+1)6:54 PM CT-Charlie Morton allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks in 4.1 innings as the Houston Astros defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Monday. Morton struck out six, ending the game with a 4.15 ERA and 2.08 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 29 7:12 PM PT8:12 PM MT9:12 PM CT10:12 PM ET22:12 ET2:12 GMT10:12 7:12 PM MST9:12 PM EST9:42 PM VEN6:12 UAE (+1)9:12 PM CT-Charlie Morton improved to 14-7, allowing two runs on four hits in 5.1 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Friday. Morton struck out four, ending the game with a 3.62 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Morton was solid again and is 4-1 with a 2.54 ERA in his last five starts. He's walked six and struck out 33 over 28 1/3 innings in that span.
Sep. 23 2:43 PM PT3:43 PM MT4:43 PM CT5:43 PM ET17:43 ET21:43 GMT5:43 2:43 PM MST4:43 PM EST5:13 PM VEN1:43 UAE (+1)4:43 PM CT-Charlie Morton improved to 13-7, allowing one run on four hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Angels 6-2 on Saturday. Morton struck out five, ending the game with a 3.63 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: It was Morton's longest outing since Aug. 5 and should help his chances of being in the postseason rotation. He's 6-3 with a 3.00 ERA in his last 11 starts, allowing no more than two earned runs in four straight.
Sep. 15 8:49 PM PT9:49 PM MT10:49 PM CT11:49 PM ET23:49 ET3:49 GMT11:49 8:49 PM MST10:49 PM EST11:19 PM VEN7:49 UAE (+1)10:49 PM CT-Charlie Morton improved to 12-7, allowing one run on five hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Seattle Mariners 5-2 on Friday. Morton struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.75 ERA and 1.24 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 9 6:34 PM PT7:34 PM MT8:34 PM CT9:34 PM ET21:34 ET1:34 GMT9:34 6:34 PM MST8:34 PM EST9:04 PM VEN5:34 UAE (+1)8:34 PM CT-Charlie Morton fell to 11-7, allowing three runs - two earned - on six hits and three walks in 5.0 innings, as the Houston Astros lost to the Oakland Athletics 11-1 on Saturday. Morton struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.86 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 2 3:24 PM PT4:24 PM MT5:24 PM CT6:24 PM ET18:24 ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST5:54 PM VEN2:24 UAE (+1)5:24 PM CT-Charlie Morton improved to 11-6, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the New York Mets 12-8 on Saturday. Morton struck out nine, ending the game with a 3.87 ERA and 1.22 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 27 5:47 PM PT6:47 PM MT7:47 PM CT8:47 PM ET20:47 ET0:47 GMT8:47 5:47 PM MST7:47 PM EST8:17 PM VEN4:47 UAE (+1)7:47 PM CT-Charlie Morton allowed three runs on four hits and one walk in 5.0 innings as the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Angels 7-5 on Sunday. Morton struck out five, ending the game with a 3.88 ERA and 1.22 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 23 8:42 AM PT9:42 AM MT10:42 AM CT11:42 AM ET11:42 ET15:42 GMT23:42 8:42 AM MST10:42 AM EST11:12 AM VEN19:42 UAE10:42 AM CT-Charlie Morton fell to 10-6, allowing four runs on five hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Houston Astros lost to the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Tuesday. Morton struck out six, ending the game with a 3.81 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Morton had been on a nice little stretch, going 3-1 with a 2.53 ERA in his previous five outings.
Aug. 17 10:34 PM PT11:34 PM MT12:34 AM CT1:34 AM ET1:34 ET5:34 GMT13:34 10:34 PM MST12:34 AM EST1:04 AM VEN9:34 UAE12:34 AM CT-Charlie Morton improved to 10-5, allowing one run on three hits and four walks in 6.1 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 on Wednesday. Morton struck out nine, ending the game with a 3.69 ERA and 1.24 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Morton is making a strong case to be part of the Astros' postseason rotation by compiling a 3-1 record and a 2.53 ERA over his last five starts, a stretch in which he's fanned 36 batters and held the opposition to a .186 average. The right-hander has won all three of his interleague starts this season and gets another Tuesday against Washington.
Aug. 12 12:01 AM PT1:01 AM MT2:01 AM CT3:01 AM ET3:01 ET7:01 GMT15:01 12:01 AM MST2:01 AM EST2:31 AM VEN11:01 UAE2:01 AM CT-Charlie Morton fell to 9-5, allowing five runs - three earned - on seven hits and two walks in 5.2 innings, as the Houston Astros lost to the Texas Rangers 6-4 on Friday. Morton struck out six, ending the game with a 3.83 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Morton wasn't able to sustain his recent good form, as he entered Friday's matchup with a 2.25 ERA over a stretch of three straight quality starts. The right-hander did continue to pick up strikeouts, though, and he's now fanned 42 in 37 1/3 innings over his last six assignments.
Aug. 6 8:39 AM PT9:39 AM MT10:39 AM CT11:39 AM ET11:39 ET15:39 GMT23:39 8:39 AM MST10:39 AM EST11:09 AM VEN19:39 UAE10:39 AM CT-Charlie Morton allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks in 7.0 innings as the Houston Astros lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Saturday. Morton struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.78 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Morton is 4-1 with a 3.35 ERA and 1.01 WHIP over his last six starts.
Aug. 1 9:21 PM PT10:21 PM MT11:21 PM CT12:21 AM ET0:21 ET4:21 GMT12:21 9:21 PM MST11:21 PM EST11:51 PM VEN8:21 UAE11:21 PM CT-Morton improved to 9-4, allowing two runs on two hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 14-7 on Monday. Morton struck out five, ending the game with a 3.77 ERA and 1.22 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The two hits allowed are a season low.
July 25 8:04 PM PT9:04 PM MT10:04 PM CT11:04 PM ET23:04 ET3:04 GMT11:04 8:04 PM MST10:04 PM EST10:34 PM VEN7:04 UAE (+1)10:04 PM CT-Charlie Morton improved to 8-4, allowing three hits and one walk over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 on Tuesday. Morton struck out nine, ending the game with a 3.83 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Morton's seven innings were his longest scoreless outing since Aug. 2, 2015, when he was a member of the Pirates.
July 19 2:47 PM PT3:47 PM MT4:47 PM CT5:47 PM ET17:47 ET21:47 GMT5:47 2:47 PM MST4:47 PM EST5:17 PM VEN1:47 UAE (+1)4:47 PM CT-Morton fell to 7-4, allowing four runs on six hits in 6.2 innings, as the Houston Astros lost to the Seattle Mariners 4-1 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Morton struck out five, ending the game with a 4.18 ERA and 1.31 WHIP on the season.
July 15 9:37 PM PT10:37 PM MT11:37 PM CT12:37 AM ET0:37 ET4:37 GMT12:37 9:37 PM MST11:37 PM EST12:07 AM VEN8:37 UAE11:37 PM CT-Charlie Morton improved to 7-3, allowing five runs - four earned - on three hits and five walks in 5.0 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Minnesota Twins 10-5 on Friday. Morton struck out 10, ending the game with a 4.06 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
July 7 7:24 PM PT8:24 PM MT9:24 PM CT10:24 PM ET22:24 ET2:24 GMT10:24 7:24 PM MST9:24 PM EST9:54 PM VEN6:24 UAE (+1)9:24 PM CT-Charlie Morton improved to 6-3, allowing one run on four hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 12-2 on Friday. Morton struck out three, ending the game with a 3.82 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Morton pitched for the first time since May 24 due to a right lat strain.
May 28 8:43 AM PT9:43 AM MT10:43 AM CT11:43 AM ET11:43 ET15:43 GMT23:43 8:43 AM MST10:43 AM EST11:13 AM VEN19:43 UAE10:43 AM CT-Morton (strained back muscle) has come off the DL and will start Friday in Toronto.
Analysis: Morton, who has been sidelined since May 25, is 5-3 with a 4.06 ERA in 10 starts with 65 strikeouts in 57 2/3 innings.
May 25 9:58 AM PT10:58 AM MT11:58 AM CT12:58 PM ET12:58 ET16:58 GMT0:58 9:58 AM MST11:58 AM EST12:28 PM VEN20:58 UAE11:58 AM CT-Charlie Morton allowed two runs on four hits and three walks in 7.0 innings as the Houston Astros lost to the Detroit Tigers 6-3 on Wednesday. Morton struck out six, ending the game with a 4.06 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: This was arguably the finest performance of the season for Morton, who dropped his home ERA to 3.00. He's 4-1 in those seven starts but is 1-2 with a 6.89 ERA in three games on the road, and his next scheduled start is Monday in Minnesota.
May 19 8:51 PM PT9:51 PM MT10:51 PM CT11:51 PM ET23:51 ET3:51 GMT11:51 8:51 PM MST10:51 PM EST11:21 PM VEN7:51 UAE (+1)10:51 PM CT-Charlie Morton fell to 5-3, allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks in 5.1 innings, as the Houston Astros lost to the Cleveland Indians 5-3 on Friday. Morton struck out five, ending the game with a 4.26 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the season.
May 15 6:57 AM PT7:57 AM MT8:57 AM CT9:57 AM ET9:57 ET13:57 GMT21:57 6:57 AM MST8:57 AM EST9:27 AM VEN17:57 UAE8:57 AM CT-In Game 2 on Sunday, Morton improved to 5-2, allowing four runs on four hits and four walks in 5.2 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees 10-7.
Analysis: Morton struck out 10, ending the game with a 3.97 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
May 10 12:24 PM PT1:24 PM MT2:24 PM CT3:24 PM ET15:24 ET19:24 GMT3:24 12:24 PM MST2:24 PM EST2:54 PM VEN23:24 UAE2:24 PM CT-Charlie Morton improved to 4-2, allowing three runs - one earned - on five hits and four walks in 5.2 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Atlanta Braves 8-3 on Tuesday. Morton struck out five, ending the game with a 3.63 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Morton has 44 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings and an ERA the Astros would have gladly taken before the season.
May 4 9:33 AM PT10:33 AM MT11:33 AM CT12:33 PM ET12:33 ET16:33 GMT0:33 9:33 AM MST11:33 AM EST12:03 PM VEN20:33 UAE11:33 AM CT-Charlie Morton improved to 3-2, allowing one run on five hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Texas Rangers 10-1 on Wednesday. Morton struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.97 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Morton has 20 strikeouts over 13 innings in his last two starts. He's not always going to be effective over the full course of a start, but when he's on, his breaking ball can be dominant.
Apr. 29 1:02 PM PT2:02 PM MT3:02 PM CT4:02 PM ET16:02 ET20:02 GMT4:02 1:02 PM MST3:02 PM EST3:32 PM VEN0:02 UAE (+1)3:02 PM CT-Charlie Morton improved to 2-2, allowing four runs on five hits in 7.0 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics 9-4 on Friday. Morton struck out 12, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: It was Morton's longest outing of the season and the most strikeouts of his career. He improved to 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA at home, compared to 0-2 with a 7.20 ERA on the road. Morton next pitches Wednesday at home against the Rangers.
Apr. 17 8:18 PM PT9:18 PM MT10:18 PM CT11:18 PM ET23:18 ET3:18 GMT11:18 8:18 PM MST10:18 PM EST10:48 PM VEN7:18 UAE (+1)10:18 PM CT-Morton and three relievers combined for a five-hitter, Jose Altuve drove in two runs and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-0 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.
Analysis: Morton (1-1) worked in and out of trouble over five innings, allowing five hits and two walks with three strikeouts. He had runners on in every inning, including stranding the bases loaded in the second when he got Ben Revere to fly out. Morton has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his three starts this season.
Apr. 11 9:47 AM PT10:47 AM MT11:47 AM CT12:47 PM ET12:47 ET16:47 GMT0:47 9:47 AM MST11:47 AM EST12:17 PM VEN20:47 UAE11:47 AM CT-Morton allowed three runs and seven hits and struck out six in five innings of Monday's 6-0 loss to the Mariners.
Analysis: This is basically what Morton is: OK for a few innings before unraveling in one big inning (i.e., Monday's three-run fifth). Don't expect anything more.
Apr. 6 7:53 AM PT8:53 AM MT9:53 AM CT10:53 AM ET10:53 ET14:53 GMT22:53 7:53 AM MST9:53 AM EST10:23 AM VEN18:53 UAE9:53 AM CT-Morton gave up the two runs and five hits with two walks while striking out four in his Astros debut, a 5-3, 13-inning win on Wednesday.
Analysis: Morton got only eight of his 18 outs on the ground, but still flashed some of the occasional electric stuff that made him such an enigma in Pittsburgh.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2008 Atl 4 8 0 - 0 16 15 0 74.2 80 56 51 9 41 2 48 1.62 6.15
2009 Pit 5 9 0 - 0 18 18 1 97.0 102 49 49 7 40 0 62 1.46 4.55
2010 Pit 2 12 0 - 0 17 17 0 79.2 112 79 67 15 26 3 59 1.73 7.57
2011 Pit 10 10 0 - 0 29 29 2 171.2 186 82 73 6 77 5 110 1.53 3.83
2012 Pit 2 6 0 - 0 9 9 0 50.1 62 30 26 5 11 1 25 1.45 4.65
2013 Pit 7 4 0 - 0 20 20 0 116.0 113 51 42 6 36 1 85 1.28 3.26
2014 Pit 6 12 0 - 0 26 26 0 157.1 143 76 65 9 57 2 126 1.27 3.72
2015 Pit 9 9 0 - 0 23 23 0 129.0 137 77 69 13 41 6 96 1.38 4.81
2016 Phi 1 1 0 - 0 4 4 0 17.1 15 8 8 1 8 0 19 1.33 4.15
2017 Hou 14 7 0 - 0 25 25 0 146.2 125 65 59 14 50 1 163 1.19 3.62
Career 60 78 0 - 0 187 186 3 1039.2 1075 573 509 85 387 21 793 1.41 4.41

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2008 Atl 16 17 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 .059 .059 .118
2009 Pit 18 31 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 15 0 0 .129 .129 .129
2010 Pit 17 26 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 .038 .038 .038
2011 Pit 29 50 0 4 3 0 0 2 1 29 0 0 .080 .094 .140
2012 Pit 9 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 Pit 20 36 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 11 0 0 .139 .139 .139
2014 Pit 26 40 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 21 0 0 .050 .073 .050
2015 Pit 23 36 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 18 0 0 .028 .054 .028
2016 Phi 4 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .167 .167 .167
2017 Hou 25 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 187 258 4 19 4 0 0 6 3 132 0 1 .074 .084 .089

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2013 Pit Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.2 3 2 2 1 4 0 4 3.18
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.2 3 2 2 1 4 0 4 3.18
2017 Hou Total 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 8.0 13 9 9 2 4 0 9 9.35
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.1 7 2 2 1 2 0 6 4.15
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 3.2 6 7 7 1 2 0 3 17.18
Career 0 2 0 - 0 3 3 0 13.2 16 11 11 3 8 0 13 7.24

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 Pit Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1293 99 92 95.1 54.21
Curveball 677 84 76 80.6 28.39
Changeup 148 89 84 86.5 6.21
Cut Fastball 267 91 84 88.1 11.19

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