Christopher Morel

Christopher Morel

23-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Chicago Cubs
2023 Fantasy Outlook
The Cubs called Morel up straight from the Double-A level in mid-May. Initially it looked like he might be an NL Rookie of the Year candidate as Morel slashed .273/.343/.503 with nine home runs and seven stolen bases in his first 47 big-league games. Now more than ever, the book is already out on a player by the time they get to the majors, but that may not have been the case with Morel given he skipped the highest level of the minors. The league eventually caught up and in the end Morel struck out in nearly one-third of his plate appearances. Rafael Ortega was non-tendered in the offseason, leaving Morel tentatively atop the depth chart in center field although he will likely jump around the field as he did last season. Morel is 2B and OF eligible in leagues with a 20-game minimum for eligibility and adds third base and shortstop in leagues with a 10-game minimum. Read Past Outlooks
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#242
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in March of 2022.
Out of Sunday's lineup
OFChicago Cubs
October 2, 2022
Morel is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.
ANALYSIS
Morel started the past five games and will receive a day off after he went 4-for-14 with two home runs, a double and five RBI during that span. Nelson Velazquez will man center field and bat ninth Sunday.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
24
6
45
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
19
1
10
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+25%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+25%
OPS vs RHP
2021
No Stats
2020
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .627 119 12 3 12 2 .190 .297 .330
Since 2020vs Right .782 306 43 13 35 8 .251 .313 .470
2022vs Left .627 119 12 3 12 2 .190 .297 .330
2022vs Right .782 306 43 13 35 8 .251 .313 .470
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+31%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+31%
OPS at Home
2021
No Stats
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .837 218 33 11 31 5 .270 .332 .505
Since 2020Away .638 207 22 5 16 5 .197 .283 .355
2022Home .837 218 33 11 31 5 .270 .332 .505
2022Away .638 207 22 5 16 5 .197 .283 .355
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Christopher Morel compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.28
 
BB Rate
8.9%
 
K Rate
32.2%
 
BABIP
.320
 
ISO
.198
 
AVG
.235
 
OBP
.308
 
SLG
.433
 
OPS
.741
 
wOBA
.325
 
Exit Velocity
89.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
36.8%
 
Barrels/PA
7.8%
 
Expected BA
.233
 
Expected SLG
.435
 
Sprint Speed
25.9 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
50.0%
 
Line Drive %
17.5%
 
Fly Ball %
32.5%
 
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Leads offense with home run
OFChicago Cubs
September 28, 2022
Morel went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Phillies.
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Knocks 15th home run
OFChicago Cubs
September 27, 2022
Morel went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 2-1 victory over the Phillies.
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Out of Sunday's lineup
OFChicago Cubs
September 25, 2022
Morel is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.
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Not in Friday's lineup
OFChicago Cubs
September 23, 2022
Morel isn't starting Friday against the Pirates.
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Drives in two Thursday
OFChicago Cubs
September 22, 2022
Morel went 1-for-2 with a walk, a double and two RBI in Thursday's win over the Pirates.
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