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Charlie Morton | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 3 (0) / ATL
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Charlie Morton earned a 5-2 victory over the Mariners by tossing six innings of one-run baseball on Friday.
He notched seven strikeouts while allowing five hits and one walk in the quality start. The only run he allowed came on a fielder's choice comebacker to the mound in the fifth inning. Morton improves to 12-7 with a 3.75 ERA and 1.24 WHIP through 23 starts. His strikeout rate has spiked to 10.32 K/9 this year due to a large velocity jump. Sep 16 - 12:46 AM

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Charlie Morton allowed three runs - two earned - and three walks with eight strikeouts across five innings in a loss in Game 1 of a doubleheader in Oakland on Saturday.

Morton has picked up the pace with 17 strikeouts across 10 innings in two starts in September, but he still has just two wins across his past seven starts and he hasn't lasted longer than five innings in each of his past three outings. He also didn't help his own cause by committing an error and recording a wild pitch. He'll look to get back on track next Saturday afternoon at home against the Mariners.
Sep 9 - 9:02 PM

Charlie Morton took home a win after allowing two runs in five innings against the Mets on Saturday.

He punched out nine batters against one walk. The only runs he allowed came on a two-run dinger by rookie first baseman Dominic Smith. Morton burned through 102 pitches in quick fashion to eliminate any chance of pitching deep into the ballgame. He improves to 11-6 with a 3.87 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 21 starts. He's displayed a big jump in his strikeout rate this year compared to his previous career. He has a 10.14 K/9 in 2017 after coming into the season with a 6.35 career rate. A large velocity spike has been the major driver behind his improved performance.
Sep 2 - 6:19 PM

Charlie Morton surrendered three runs on four hits over five innings while taking a no-decision in Sunday's win over the Angels.

Morton struck out five and walked one on the afternoon. All three runs on his line scored in the fifth inning, when Ben Revere made him pay for loading the bases via a clearing double. He will put a 3.88 ERA and 1.22 WHIP on the line in a home start against the Mets next time out.
Aug 27 - 6:56 PM

Charlie Morton was saddled with his sixth loss of the season on Tuesday, giving up four runs on five hits over six innings against the Nationals.

The veteran right-hander struck out six and walked one on the night. The Nationals struck for two runs on a Howie Kendrick triple in the third inning then added a two-run blast from Matt Wieters in the fourth that stood as the difference in the game. Morton will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Angels in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Aug 23 - 1:13 AM

Charlie Morton punched out nine batters while allowing one run in 6 1/3 innings to earn a 9-5 victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

He held Arizona to three knocks, although he did issue four bases-on-balls and it took him 107 pitches to get 19 outs. Morton is sporting extra velocity this year and it has boosted his strikeout rate to levels he has never displayed before. He is now 10-5 with a 3.69 ERA through 18 starts. He has 119 strikeouts and 42 walks in 107 1/3 innings.
Aug 17 - 12:20 AM

Charlie Morton allowed five runs (three earned) on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Rangers.

Morton struck out six and walked two on the evening. One big inning did him in in this one, with four Rangers runs scoring in the the third on RBI hits by Elvis Andrus, Nomar Mazara and Carlos Gomez. Morton will try for better times when he brings his 3.83 ERA and 1.25 WHIP into a home start against the Diamondbacks when he next toes the rubber.
Aug 11 - 11:49 PM

Charlie Morton struck out seven while allowing three runs over seven innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Morton gave up seven hits and walked two in the contest, leaving with the score still tied and thus not factoring in the decision. He's still won four out of five decisions since coming off the disabled list in early July, and Morton is 9-4 with a 3.78 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 104/36 K/BB ratio over 95 1/3 innings this year. The 33-year-old is set to next take on the Rangers on Friday.
Aug 6 - 1:20 AM

Charlie Morton pitched six innings of two-run ball in a win over the Rays on Monday.

Corey Dickerson's two-run homer in the third did the damage, though Morton had a lot more margin for error on a night in which the Astros ended up scoring 14 runs. In all, they've reached double figures in five of his 14 starts. No wonder he has a 9-4 record to go along with his 3.77 ERA.
Aug 1 - 12:26 AM

Charlie Morton notched nine strikeouts across seven scoreless innings in Tuesday’s 5-0 victory over the Phillies.

The Phils managed just three base knocks off of the right-hander, and Morton walked only one batter to go along with his nine punchouts. It’s the third time this season that he’s gone seven innings and the fourth time that Morton has recorded at least nine strikeouts. Morton has pitched quite well, but his rotation spot could be vulnerable with Dallas Keuchel (neck) due back this weekend.
Jul 25 - 10:16 PM

Charlie Morton gave up four earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Mariners.

Morton was perfect for the first three innings, but Ben Gamel launched a two-run homer in the top of the fourth and Seattle added on two more runs between the sixth and seventh. Morton allowed six total hits, though he walked none and struck out five and he did work into the top of the seventh inning. The right-hander has surrendered 10 runs in 17 2/3 innings since returning from the disabled list July 7.
Jul 19 - 5:06 PM

Charlie Morton gave up five runs (four earned) over five innings and struck out 10 in a win over the Twins on Friday.

It wasn’t the prettiest of outings. While Morton gave up just three hits, he issued a season-high five walks and hit a batter. He needed 108 pitches just to make it through five innings. Still, a win is a win, and fantasy owners won’t complain. Morton will carry a 4.06 ERA into a start against the Mariners next week.
Jul 15 - 1:30 AM

Charlie Morton will start the Astros' first game after the All-Star break against the Twins.

He'll be followed by Joe Musgrove, Mike Fiers, Lance McCullers and Brad Peacock. Morton fired six innings of one-run ball against the Blue Jays on Friday in his first start back from the disabled list.
Jul 9 - 11:15 AM

Making his return from the disabled list, Charlie Morton spun six innings of one-run ball in a 12-2 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

The only damage was a solo homer off the bat of Troy Tulowitzki in the fifth inning. Morton, who missed over a month with a lat strain, allowed four hits in all while walking a pair and striking out three. The Astros couldn’t have asked for much better in his return. Morton now has a 3.82 ERA and 68/25 K/BB ratio in 63 2/3 innings through 11 starts on the year.
Jul 7 - 10:32 PM

Astros activated RHP Charlie Morton from the 10-day disabled list.

Morton will rejoin the Astros' rotation on Friday in Toronto after missing over six weeks with a strained right lat. The veteran hurler has posted a 4.06 ERA and 1.37 WHIP this season, but it's come along with 65 strikeouts over 57 2/3 innings. He should be owned in deeper leagues.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Morton has been uncharacteristically missing bats this season, coming into tonight's game with a 25.8% K rate on the year. However, he's still not doing a great job of limiting hard contact (21.7 Hd-Sft%) and given that he may be a little limited in terms of pitch count in his first game back, it's worth playing the wait and see game. Toronto is actually the 4th best offense in the league against ground-ball pitchers (118 sOPS+).
Jul 7 - 3:33 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Juan Centeno
4Max Stassi
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Alex Bregman
2Colin Moran
3J.D. Davis
LF1Derek Fisher
2Cameron Maybin
3Tony Kemp
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Justin Verlander
3Lance McCullers
4Collin McHugh
5Charlie Morton
6Brad Peacock
7Brady Rodgers
8David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Chris Devenski
4Will Harris
5Tyler Clippard
6Tony Sipp
7Jandel Gustave
8Francisco Liriano
9Michael Feliz
10Francis Martes
11Joe Musgrove
12Reymin Guduan
13Mike Fiers