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Mitch Moreland | First Baseman | #18

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Mississippi State
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 17 (0) / TEX
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Mitch Moreland went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Friday against the Braves.
It’s rather appropriate that he went deep on the day the Red Sox cut ties with Hanley Ramirez. Moreland is now batting .318/.393/.636 with eight homers and 23 RBI over 35 games. Moreland might not be in the lineup card every day at first base moving forward, but he’ll certainly be in there most of the time. Given the lineup and situation, he should be owned in more mixed leagues. May 26 - 12:21 AM

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Mitch Moreland hit his seventh home run of the season in Thursday's loss to the Rays.

Is a solo homer in a five-run game in the ninth inning inconsequential? Sure. But we don't much care about game situation for fantasy purposes, and Moreland's dinger -- a ball he absolutely tattooed to right field off Matt Andriese -- counts all the same. He's now got seven homers and 22 RBI on the year, batting a robust .311/.390/.612 in 34 games. That's a playable, and likely underowned, option in even shallow mixed leagues.
May 24 - 10:35 PM

Mitch Moreland turned in another multi-hit game Sunday, going 2-for-4 with an RBI double in a win over the Rangers.

Moreland has been on a tear at the plate in recent days, notching four consecutive multi-hit games after Sunday's effort. He's 10-for-17 with three homers, two doubles, six RBI and six runs in that span. The torrid stretch has his season line up to .347/.407/.653 in 24 games played.
May 6 - 6:13 PM

Mitch Moreland went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double and three runs scored Monday against the Royals.

Moreland scored three runs for the seventh time in his career; he's done it three times in one-plus seasons with Boston after doing so four times in seven years with the Rangers. He's been an excellent part-timer so far this season, hitting .305 with three homers and 13 RBI in 59 at-bats.
Apr 30 - 10:43 PM

Mitch Moreland had just one hit over four at-bats in Friday's 7-3 win at Oakland, but the hit was good for a grand slam.

Moreland's bases-clearing homer came off of Emilio Pagan in the sixth inning and it was the big blow to break a 3-3 tie. He is slashing .333/.400/.615, doing a good job in the middle of a powerful Red Sox lineup. Moreland is expected to remain a part-time player for now, but if he stays hot he could force his way into the lineup on a more frequent basis.
Apr 21 - 2:31 AM

Mitch Moreland went 3-for-4 with a homer, four RBI and a walk against the Angels on Wednesday.

The big game came in his first start against a lefty this season, and he had two hits off Tyler Skaggs, though the homer came off righty reliever Keynan Middleton. Moreland will remain a part-time player until someone ahead of him lands on the disabled list.
Apr 19 - 1:31 AM

Mitch Moreland hit his first homer of the spring Wednesday against the Twins.

It was just the third hit in 20 at-bats for Moreland. Boston's primary first baseman against righties last year, he's expected to take a backseat to Hanley Ramirez at the beginning of this year, though that could always be a temporary arrangement.
Mar 14 - 3:53 PM

Mitch Moreland had surgery earlier this offseason to repair a meniscus tear in his knee.

Moreland said Monday that he's been recovered from the operation for a while now and also noted that his broken toe is healed. The veteran first baseman re-signed with the Red Sox on Monday, getting a two-year, $13 million deal.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 05:30:00 PM

Red Sox re-signed 1B Mitch Moreland to a two-year, $13 million contract.

Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reported the financials of the deal and says Moreland can earn more in incentives. This is obviously not the move Red Sox fans have been waiting on as they sought a counter punch following the Yankees' acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton, but they're surely not done. It does presumably take them out of the market for Eric Hosmer, though. Moreland batted .246/.326/.443 with 22 home runs and 79 RBI for Boston this past season. He should get plenty of starts against righties.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 04:03:00 PM

Mitch Moreland said following Monday's ALDS Game 4 loss that trying to manage a broken toe most likely led to a knee injury.

Moreland injured his toe back in June, but this is the first we've heard of his knee injury. "It kind of fed into my knee a little bit, so I have to get that checked on and we'll go from there," said Moreland. "I was able to fight through it. I made it, and now we have the offseason to take care of it." Moreland will get the knee checked out on Tuesday, after which he'll have a better idea about whether he'll need some sort of procedure. The impending free agent batted .246/.326/.443 with 22 home runs and 79 RBI over 149 games this season. He turned 32 in September.
Source: WEEI.com
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 09:21:00 AM

Mitch Moreland went 1-for-3 and drove in a pair of runs as the Red Sox topped the Astros to clinch the American League East on Saturday.

Moreland came through with a two-run double as part of a three-run uprising in the fifth inning that extended the Red Sox' advantage to 5-0. He also drew a walk in the contest. Moreland is slashing .246/.326/.443 with 22 homers and 79 RBI this season.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 04:56:00 PM

Mitch Moreland blasted a three-run homer to lead his team over the Reds on Saturday.

He broke a close game wide open in the sixth inning when he took starter Robert Stephenson over the wall with two runners aboard. Moreland went 2-for-5 in the game. The former Rangers first baseman now has a .245 batting average with 20 home runs and 75 RBI in 141 games in his first season with Boston.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 07:32:00 PM

Mitch Moreland went 3-for-7 with a homer, a walk and three runs scored as the Red Sox beat the Rays 13-6 in 15 innings Friday.

Moreland rather blew it on the basepaths in the 14th, getting thrown out at third with no outs after singling earlier in the inning; it took a great throw from Kevin Kiermaier to get him, but Moreland hurt his cause by slowing up some rounding second and then looking back over his shoulder as he was running for third. Still, he had a fine night at the plate, and he singled in one of the seven runs in the decisive 15th. The homer in the fourth inning was his 19th of the year.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 01:30:00 AM

Mitch Moreland came off the bench to knock in four runs with a homer and a single Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Moreland didn't start against lefty J.A. Happ, but he had a two-run homer as a pinch-hitter in the seventh and then knocked in two more runs in the eighth. He's batting .347 with six homers and 16 RBI in 75 at-bats this month. In July, he came in at .145 with no homers and four RBI in 76 at-bats.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 10:13:00 PM

Mitch Moreland hit two home runs as part of a three-hit night Thursday in a loss to the Indians.

Moreland went deep off Indians starter Trevor Bauer for a solo shot in the third inning before blasting a two-run shot in the eighth. In between, he also added an RBI single for good measure. Moreland has now homered in two straight games to give him 17 bombs on the year, with 58 RBI and 59 runs scored. The 31-year-old is hitting a solid if unspectacular .252/.336/.446 as the Boston club's starting first baseman this year.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 12:38:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Sandy Leon
3Blake Swihart
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Eduardo Nunez
3Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Rafael Devers
2Marco Hernandez
LF1Andrew Benintendi
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1J.D. Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Eduardo Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Carson Smith
3Matt Barnes
4Tyler Thornburg
5Joe Kelly
6Heath Hembree
7Austin Maddox
8Hector Velazquez
9Brian Johnson
10Steven Wright