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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
Contract: view contract details

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Mitch Moreland blasted his 13th homer on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Rangers to victory over the Angels.
Moreland's solo shot in the fourth inning cut the Rangers deficit to 6-3. He also singled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-4. With the two-hit attack, he's now hitting .235/.300/.433 with 13 long balls and 36 RBI. Jul 21 - 1:04 AM

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Mitch Moreland (calf) doubled in one of his three at-bats in his return to the lineup Saturday.

Moreland missed a week of action with a strained calf, but he should be OK moving forward. He's sporting a .229/.296/.411 batting line on the season.
Jul 10 - 8:15 AM

Mitch Moreland (calf) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Friday.

Moreland was expected back in there for this one but apparently isn't ready yet. He hasn't played since last Saturday. Jurickson Profar is handling first base.
Jul 8 - 4:14 PM

Mitch Moreland (calf) will return to the Rangers' lineup Friday.

Moreland has missed a handful of days with a tight right calf, but he went through a full pregame workout Thursday with no issues and was available off the bench. He'll start Friday against Kyle Gibson and the Twins.
Jul 8 - 10:40 AM

Mitch Moreland was scratched from Sunday's lineup with tightness in his right calf.

There's been no indication to this point that it might be more than a day-to-day injury. Jurickson Profar entered the lineup at first base in Moreland's place.
Jul 3 - 2:19 PM

Mitch Moreland is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Yankees.

As promised, Jurickson Profar is making the start at first base. Prince Fielder will serve as the designated hitter.
Jun 28 - 3:55 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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
3Jared Hoying
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
7Kyle Lohse
Relief Pitcher
R1Sam Dyson
2Shawn Tolleson
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Matt Bush
6Tony Barnette
7Cesar Ramos
8Alex Claudio
9Tanner Scheppers