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Mitch Moreland | First Baseman | #18

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Mississippi State
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 17 (0) / TEX
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Mitch Moreland clubbed a two-run homer as the Rangers topped the Mariners 6-4 in Seattle on Sunday afternoon.
Moreland's blast came off of M's starter Wade Miley in the fourth inning, giving the Rangers an early 3-0 lead. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon, raising his season slash to .221/.292/.417 to go along with nine long balls and 27 RBI. Jun 12 - 7:32 PM

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Mitch Moreland launched a pair of solo homers Friday against the Mariners.

Moreland is making his case to stay in the lineup, potentially over Prince Fielder, after Adrian Beltre returns. He doubled twice Wednesday, so he's raised his OPS from .643 to .698 the last two days. That's not great, but it's a heck of a lot better than Fielder's .565 mark.
Jun 11 - 1:38 AM

Mitch Moreland slugged a three-run homer Sunday in the Rangers' 6-2 victory against the Pirates.

Moreland went deep off Francisco Liriano in the bottom of the fourth inning, not long after Prince Fielder cranked a solo shot. Consistency remains an issue for Moreland -- he's still batting .222/.293/.392 overall -- but the 30-year-old first baseman does have six home runs and 21 RBI in 45 games this season.
May 29 - 6:01 PM

Mitch Moreland is out of the starting lineup Monday against the Athletics.

He's sitting against southpaw Sean Manaea. Ryan Rua will play first base and bat sixth.
May 16 - 7:07 PM

Mitch Moreland capped off a six-run third inning with a three-run blast in Saturday's 7-2 victory over the Angels.

Moreland got a 90-mph cookie up in the zone from Matt Shoemaker, who had absolutely nothing left in the tank by the time the Rangers' first baseman stepped into the box. He's now hitting .257/.313/.459 with three homers and 11 RBI in 80 plate appearances. That's almost identical to his career numbers, too, so don't expect too much more from the 30-year-old slugger this year.
May 1 - 12:02 AM

Mitch Moreland went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

Moreland pitched in a two-run single in the Rangers' five-run third inning against Yankees starter Luis Severino. The output matched Moreland's production from the previous five games, as he'd been 2-for-16 without an RBI or a run scored over that span. The 30-year-old is hitting .239/.301/.418 overall.
Apr 26 - 10:45 PM

Mitch Moreland went 2-for-4 with a solo home run as the Rangers beat the Astros 7-5 on Tuesday.

The homer was the second for Moreland in his last three games. It's just one example of things heating up for the 30-year-old, as he's hit safely in nine of his last 10 games and has three doubles, two homers, four RBI and four runs scored in his last four games played. After a slow start, Moreland is batting .255/.300/.489 overall.
Apr 20 - 12:53 AM

Mitch Moreland blasted his first home run of the 2016 season in Friday's loss to the Orioles.

Moreland's solo shot off Vance Worley got the scoring started in what would wind up being a five-run uprising for the Rangers in the second inning. Unfortunately, they were unable to score any additional runs the remainder of the night, resulting in their sixth defeat. Moreland finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .205/.262/.359 with three RBI on the season.
Apr 15 - 11:19 PM

Mitch Moreland's rough spring continued on Friday as he went 0-for-2 with a strikeout in a losing effort against the Indians.

Moreland is now hitting just .195 in Cactus League play with 14 strikeouts in 41 at-bats. On the plus side, he has blasted three home runs and plated nine. The 30-year-old is projected to hit near the middle of the Rangers lineup and should be a solid bet for 20 homer and 80+ RBI. Be sure to take advantage if his poor spring causes him to fall too far in fantasy drafts.
Apr 2 - 12:56 AM

Mitch Moreland went 1-for-2 with three RBI in Saturday's 7-5 win over the Giants.

Moreland belted a two-run double in the third inning before drawing a bases-loaded walk in the fourth. Moreland had a career year in 2015, batting .278/.330/.482 with 23 homers and 85 RBI, and should be in for an even bigger role this year.
Mar 5 - 7:42 PM

Mitch Moreland said he played the last two months of 2015 with a stress fracture in his left foot.

Moreland remained productive during that stretch, hitting .275 with seven homers and 33 RBI in August and September. He said the stress fracture is no longer an issue. Moreland logged a career-high 471 at-bats last season and should be in line for even more work now that platoon-mate Mike Napoli has moved on to Cleveland.
Feb 17 - 1:43 PM

Rangers and 1B Mitch Moreland avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.7 million contract.

Moreland filed for $6 million and was offered $4.675 million by the Rangers when figures were exchanged last month, so the two sides settled a little bit north of the midpoint. The 30-year-old batted .278/.330/.482 with 23 homers in 2015 and is on track to be a free agent next winter.
Feb 10 - 8:34 AM

Mitch Moreland requested $6 million and was offered $4.675 million by the Rangers when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.

MLBTradeRumors.com projected Moreland to make $5.6 million in his final year of arbitration. The first baseman batted .278/.330/.482 with 23 homers last season for the Rangers.
Jan 15 - 5:44 PM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News hears the Rangers and Pirates will meet this week in Nashville to discuss a possible Mitch Moreland trade.

Grant says the Bucs, "in previous conversations," have been interested in trying to work out a three-way trade that would land them a new starting first baseman. Moreland posted an impressive .812 OPS with 23 home runs and 85 RBI in 132 games this past season for Texas. He is scheduled to become a free agent after 2016.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 12:41:00 PM

Mitch Moreland went 0-for-4 in Friday's loss to the Angels.

Moreland couldn't get his game going against Angels starter Jered Weaver on Friday. In 468 at-bats this season, he's hitting .278/.329/.483 with 23 homers and 84 RBI. This has been the best overall season of his career.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 11:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Bryan Holaday
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Nomar Mazara
2Josh Hamilton
CF1Ian Desmond
2Drew Stubbs
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Rua
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
7Nick Martinez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Shawn Tolleson
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Matt Bush
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers
9Cesar Ramos