Brandon Morrow Chicago Cubs

Age: 37 (July 26, 1984) | 6' 3" | 205lbs. | Throws: Right P-35
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
SD R 2016 1 0 0 0 4 0 5.0 8 0 0 6 1.80 1.60 1.60 0.0 0.0 .497 n/a
SD A+ 2016 0 1 0 0 2 2 11.2 15 1 3 8 6.94 1.54 1.54 2.3 6.2 .360 n/a
SD AA 2016 1 1 0 0 2 2 10.1 18 3 4 4 7.84 2.13 2.37 3.5 3.5 .374 n/a
SD AAA 2016 0 0 2 0 12 2 21.0 29 2 9 21 6.43 1.81 1.74 3.9 9.0 .414 n/a
SD NL 2016 1 0 0 0 18 0 16.0 19 2 3 8 1.69 1.38 1.47 1.7 4.5 .314 44/26/30 2 2
LAD AAA 2017 0 5 6 0 20 0 20.0 25 5 5 22 7.20 1.50 1.75 2.2 9.9 .368 n/a
LAD NL 2017 6 0 2 10 45 0 43.2 31 0 9 50 2.06 0.92 0.81 1.9 10.3 .298 45/24/31 14 11
CHC NL 2018 0 0 22 0 35 0 30.1 24 2 9 31 1.48 1.09 1.04 2.7 9.2 .287 52/23/25 18 10
CHC NL 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a -0 -0
CHC NL 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a 0 0
Career 13yrs 48 39 30 10 289 108 793.1 721 78 334 802 4.02 1.33 1.27 3.8 9.1 .309 n/a
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Brandon Morrow (P) CHI-N - Dec. 10

Morrow agreed to a two-year deal with the Cubs on Sunday, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports  reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Morrow is coming off a magnificent season with the Dodgers and will provide a much-needed reliable option at the back end of the Cubs' bullpen. In 43.2 innings of relief in 2017, the veteran righty posted a 2.06 ERA (1.55 FIP) with a 50:9 K:BB. The Cubs' closing situation is still in a bit of flux after Wade
Davis declined his qualifying offer and elected free agency. Morrow could at least
be in the picture for saves, if not the top option, by offseason's end.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 11 '17

Tim Dierkes begs to differ at ESPN: Morrow will get the 19th biggest payday.

That's the good news. For Morrow. The bad news, if you own Morrow, is who will be paying him.

19.  Brandon Morrow – Rockies.  Three years, $24MM.  Morrow followed an interesting path to becoming Kenley Jansen’s wingman for the Dodgers in the World Series.  Drafted fifth overall by the Mariners in 2006, the hard-throwing righty and Type 1 diabetic skipped the minors and spent his Mariners career being almost comically jerked in and out of late inning relief and starting roles, battling injuries along the way.  Then the Blue Jays traded for him and committed to a starting role, eventually buying out a free agent year and getting mixed results and a ton of time missed due to injuries from 2010-14.  Morrow later landed with the Padres on a cheap free agent deal, making only five starts before a shoulder injury ended his season.  Coming off shoulder surgery, he took a minor league deal to stay with the Padres in 2016.  That was followed by a minor league deal with the Dodgers in January 2017, along with a full commitment to a relief role.  Morrow didn’t get up with the Dodgers for good until late June.  He wound up posting a 2.06 ERA, 10.3 K/9, and 1.9 BB/9 with no home runs allowed in 43 2/3 innings, with that excellence continuing into the postseason.  The Dodgers rode him hard, using Morrow in all seven World Series games.  As Andrew Stoeten wrote for Vice Sports, Morrow is easy to root for after all he’s been through.  Though a three-year deal might not seem rational for a pitcher with Morrow’s injury history, it wasn’t for Ryan Madson either.  We expect that to be the cost of doing business to acquire Morrow and his 98 mile per hour heater.

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 13 '17

Bots will be sitting where the scouts used to sit soon enough. And GMs? If they want to keep their jobs, they better pay attention to ZIPS.

"As we do every year," writes the bot at ESPN (just kidding: Dave Szymborksi), "with the next season's ZiPS projections percolating in the digital French press, we use the respite after every World Series to project how much the top free-agent signings are worth on a
performance-to-dollar basis."

Morrow will, or should, ZiP his way to the 20th biggest payday.

20. Brandon Morrow, RP

Age: 33 | B-T: R/R

Years in majors: 11

2017 Baseball-Reference WAR (bWAR): 1.1

ZiPS' projected value: Three years, $29.2 million (A.A.V.: $9.73M)

Percolating where?

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 9 '17

From the link in the Darold Knowles thread ... Morrow has Type 1 diabetes ... and Seattle drafted him fifth over all in 2006, out of the University of California, passing on Andrew Miller and three future Cy Young Award winners — Kershaw, Tim Lincecum and Max Scherzer — – who went in the next six picks.

(side note: wow, Lincecum got old fast)

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Nov 1 '17

And all of this bullpen success with Pedro Baez not having thrown a single pitch in the post-season.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Oct 20 '17

Dodgers finish the NLCS with a 23-inning scoreless streak going for their bullpen in the postseason. Longest ever (1977 Yankees, I believe I heard, had the record). It's going to be talked about so much, as sportswriters desperately look for things to write about between now and Tuesday, that it could become a burden.

You should have grooved one, Brandon.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 20 '17

A 1-2-3 ninth on nine pitches, seven for strikes, to get the save, his first since 2009.

Dodgers win their 90th. They are 39-22 on the road.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 25 '17

He can still bring it. Hit 98, fanned two, pitching the eighth last night against the Rockies.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 24 '17
Supposed to be ready for spring training following August 2015 shoulder, he struggled all spring and was shut down in May because of ongoing issues. He spent a month pitching in the minors and was called up in mid-August by the Padres. The results have to be satisfying, a 1.69 ERA in 16 innings, though his FIP was 4.39 and he struck out only eight. Still, after all his struggles, he'll take it.

—from The Fantasy Baseball Guide 2017
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Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Feb 9 '17