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Brandon Morrow | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brandon Morrow yielded five runs in six innings in a no-decision as the Padres beat the Rockies on Tuesday.
Morrow allowed six hits and a walk but the Rockies were able to arrange them well enough to plate five runs. Morrow struck out three on the evening in what was the worst of his three starts to begin the season. The right-hander has a 3.15 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP, and a 15/5 K/BB ratio in 20 innings. Morrow still hasn't gotten a decision; he'll hope for a win against the Dodgers on Sunday. Apr 22 - 12:00 AM

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Brandon Morrow held the Diamondbacks to two runs over seven strong innings in a no-decision on Wednesday.

Outside of a two-run Paul Goldschmidt homer, Morrow was basically perfect. Granted, we are only two starts into Morrow's one-year, $2.5 million contract, but the pact is already starting to look like one heck of a bargain (1.29 ERA). The 30-year-old is gunning for his share of up to $5 million in performance bonuses and he should gobble up most of the escalators if he can stay healthy. Alas, that's the only reason he was available for $2.5 million. The right-hander only pitched 33 1/3 innings last year in Toronto and had a 5.63 ERA in 2013 and a 5.67 ERA in 2014. He enjoyed flashes of dominance before then, though.
Apr 15 - 11:57 PM

Brandon Morrow struck out seven in seven shutout innings Friday against the Giants.

Odrisamer Despaigne's sterling outing Thursday in relief of Ian Kennedy could have brought the Padres' fifth starter spot back into question, but Morrow did everything he could tonight to say that the Padres made the right call in picking him. All four hits he allowed were singles, and he faced just three batters over the minimum. Morrow remains a shaky play in mixed leagues, but it's not like he doesn't have the upside.
Apr 11 - 1:31 AM

The Padres have named Brandon Morrow their fifth starter.

He beat out Odrisamer Despaigne for the role. Despaigne held a 2.12 ERA this spring and is coming off a season where he posted a 3.36 ERA over 16 starts, but it's clear the Pads have been eyeing Morrow for the No. 5 spot all along. He posted a 4.76 ERA with 12 strikeouts over 17 Cactus League frames. Morrow is worthy of a late-round flier in fantasy leagues, as he's going to get strikeouts and will pitch half his games at Petco Park. Despaigne will be used in long relief.
Apr 5 - 8:09 AM

Brandon Morrow (blister) is scheduled to pitch on Tuesday.

It will either be a Cactus or minor league game, with Odrisamer Despaigne getting the ball in the other contest. Morrow had to be scratched from his last outing due to a blister, but he's evidently experienced improvement. The former Blue Jay is looking like the favorite to open the season as the Padres' fifth starter.
Mar 29 - 12:46 PM

Brandon Morrow (blister) will have Thursday's scheduled start pushed back.

Morrow is currently dealing with a blister on his right ring finger and the Padres aren't going to push him. However, it isn't expected to be a long-term issue. He's competing with Odrisamer Despaigne for the fifth starter job this spring.
Mar 25 - 1:14 PM

The Padres will decide Wednesday morning whether Brandon Morrow (finger) will make Thursday's scheduled start.

Morrow came out of his last start with a blister on his right ring finger. He was able to throw a bullpen session Monday, but his status for Thursday is up in the air at the moment. The 30-year-old has a 4.26 ERA and 8/3 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings this spring as he competes with Odrisamer Despaigne for the fifth starter job.
Mar 25 - 12:36 PM

Brandon Morrow had a blister issue coming out of his last start.

It hasn't slowed him down much, as Morrow was able to throw a bullpen session Monday and is still penciled in to pitch Thursday. Odrisamer Despaigne, his competition for the fifth starter job, is also slated to pitch that day. It's a close race.
Mar 24 - 1:05 PM

Brandon Morrow was hit around in Saturday's start facing the Diamondbacks, serving up five runs on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings.

Morrow also walked one and struck out one on the afternoon. The outing certainly hurts the oft-injured right-hander's chances at making the back of the Padres' rotation, but he still has some time to turn things around.
Mar 21 - 7:34 PM

Brandon Morrow was superb on Monday against the Cubs, hurling four scoreless innings.

Morrow yielded only three hits while walking none and striking out two. Through nine spring innings, Morrow has allowed only one run while posting a 7/2 K/BB ratio. The right-hander is vying for the final spot in the Padres' rotation and may just earn it if he keeps it up. Morrow has only pitched 87 2/3 innings total over the last two seasons due to injuries.
Mar 16 - 7:02 PM

Brandon Morrow struck out four while allowing one run over three innings of work in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.

The bad is that Morrow surrendered four hits and a walk in his three frames, but he managed to limit the damage. Morrow has now allowed a lone run in five spring innings while striking out five. He's got more work to do to win the fifth and final spot in the Padres rotation, but the 30-year-old is talented enough to make it a tough decision on Padres manager Bud Black.
Mar 11 - 7:15 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said Thursday that Brandon Morrow and Odrisamer Despaigne are "maybe out there a touch" in the competition for the No. 5 starter spot.

It's not a surprise, as Morrow signed a deal over the winter that could be worth up to $7.5 million and Despaigne put up a 3.36 ERA last season in 16 starts. Robbie Erlin and top prospect Matt Wisler are the other main candidates, though Wisler almost surely will head back to the minors unless he really wows in camp. Josh Johnson (elbow) hopes to be ready for the rotation at some point in May.
Feb 26 - 6:45 PM

Padres signed RHP Brandon Morrow to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

Morrow can earn up to $5 million in performance-based bonuses if he's starting and up to $1 million if he's in a relief role. The 30-year-old right-hander was limited to 33 1/3 innings this past season in Toronto because of a finger injury, but he's flashed dominance at times over the course of his eight-year major league career. This could become a good bargain for the Friars.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 05:53:00 PM

Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that Brandon Morrow's one-year contract with the Padres carries a $2.5 million guarantee.

Morrow will have the chance to earn $5 million in bonuses for starting and $1 million for relieving, which gives the Padres some flexibility about his role for 2015. The 30-year-old threw just 33 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays this past season due to a finger injury.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 10:27:00 AM

Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that the Padres and right-hander Brandon Morrow have agreed to a one-year contract, pending a physical.

No word yet on the exact terms involved, but FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that the Padres had offered around $2.5 million plus incentives. Injuries have limited the 30-year-old to just 87 2/3 innings over the past two seasons, but he's immensely talented and PETCO Park is a nice place to attempt to rebuild his value. He'll presumably get a chance to win a rotation spot with the Padres, especially if they end up moving an arm for another bat.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 09:28:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Wil Nieves
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Wil Myers
2Melvin Upton
RF1Matt Kemp
2Will Venable
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Brandon Morrow
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Josh Johnson
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Dale Thayer
5Brandon Maurer
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Chris Rearick
8Kevin Quackenbush