Cody Morris

Cody Morris

26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Cleveland Guardians
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Morris had an excellent run to close the 2021 season, showcasing big stuff and improved strike throwing while appearing nearly ready for big-league rotation work. Unfortunately, he suffered a shoulder strain in camp and didn't begin a rehab assignment until mid-July. Morris was dominant in nine minor-league appearances, logging a 1.69 ERA, 0.70 WHIP and 39 strikeouts in 21.1 innings. He got a September call-up and was used a couple times as a traditional starter while working as an opener or traditional reliever in his other five appearances. Morris's 12.0 BB% in the majors was his worst such mark as a pro, and he should see positive regression in that department if he's healthy in 2023. The 26-year-old righty throws a high-spin mid-90s four-seamer and primarily mixes in an upper-80s cutter and low-80s changeup. The changeup has a chance to be a dominant offering (47.6 Whiff%) if he is locating his fastball early in counts. Cleveland has a lot of rotation depth, and Morris won't be able to log a full season's worth of starts in 2023, but he has a high ceiling on a per-start basis and could throw 100-plus innings in the majors in some capacity. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a contract with the Indians in June of 2018.
Available in ALDS
PCleveland Guardians
October 10, 2022
The Guardians are including Morris on their ALDS roster versus the Yankees, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Morris will presumably be used for long relief and/or mop-up duties in the ALDS after being left off the wild card roster. The righty had a 2.28 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 23:12 K:BB in 23.2 innings this season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
53
Last 10 Games
53
Last 5 Games
47
How many pitches does Cody Morris generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Cody Morris generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2021
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2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .256 46 10 6 10 1 0 3
Since 2020vs Right .229 54 13 6 11 2 0 0
2022vs Left .256 46 10 6 10 1 0 3
2022vs Right .229 54 13 6 11 2 0 0
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-67%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-67%
ERA on Road
2021
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 3.07 1.57 14.2 0 2 0 9.8 5.5 1.8
Since 2020Away 1.00 1.11 9.0 1 0 0 7.0 3.0 0.0
2022Home 3.07 1.57 14.2 0 2 0 9.8 5.5 1.8
2022Away 1.00 1.11 9.0 1 0 0 7.0 3.0 0.0
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 Cody Morris compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. 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, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in 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.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.92
 
K/9
8.7
 
BB/9
4.6
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
94.7 mph
 
ERA
2.28
 
WHIP
1.39
 
BABIP
.292
 
GB/FB
1.04
 
Left On Base
86.8%
 
Exit Velocity
80.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.5%
 
Spin Rate
2277 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
20.0%
 
Swinging Strike
13.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2022
2021
Morris, who turned 25 in November and was added to the Guardians' 40-man roster this offseason, primarily relies on a 94-97 mph four-seamer with excellent movement and location characteristics, an elite changeup that generated an elite Whiff% last season and an 80-mph curveballl that registered a .204 xWOBA. Morris also mixes in a 90-mph cutter that he locates extremely well. This pitch mix allowed the 6-foot-4 righty to log a 1.62 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 93:20 K:BB in 61 innings, primarily at Double-A and Triple-A. His start to the season was delayed by a shoulder injury, but he threw between three and five innings without skipping a start from July 1 on. The rotation is pretty crowded in Cleveland, but Morris is too good to not force his way into the mix sometime this season. He lacks big name value, but from a stuff and results standpoint, he's up there with the best pitching prospects in the game.
Morris has only one season of professional ball under his belt, and he was not among the players chosen to train at Cleveland's alternate site in 2020. However, it wasn't entirely a lost campaign for the right-hander as he was part of the team's fall instructional league roster. Morris registered a 4.35 ERA across 89 innings of A-ball in 2019, though his 3.02 FIP was considerably more promising. He possesses a three-pitch arsenal highlighted by a mid-90s fastball and complemented by a decent slider and changeup. During his 2019 campaign, Morris posted a 11.2 K/9 and registered an impressive 13.8 SwStr% while notching a palatable 2.7 BB/9. He gave up too many hits, however -- opponents batted .271 against him -- suggesting that he still has some command issues to work out. With another year or two of seasoning, Morris could claim a spot in the Cleveland rotation.
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Not on wild-card roster
PCleveland Guardians
October 7, 2022
Morris wasn't included on the Guardians' roster for the AL Wild Card Series against the Rays, which begins Friday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
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Moves to bullpen
PCleveland Guardians
September 28, 2022
Manager Terry Francona said Wednesday that Morris will move into a relief role, Chris Assenheimer of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
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Earns first career win
PCleveland Guardians
September 23, 2022
Morris (1-2) picked up the first win of his young major-league career Friday against the Rangers, giving up two runs (one earned) in five innings while striking out five and allowing two walks and four hits.
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Strong outing in loss
PCleveland Guardians
September 18, 2022
Morris (0-2) took the loss Sunday against Minnesota, allowing a run on six hits and a walk while striking out six in six innings.
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Issues five walks Tuesday
PCleveland Guardians
September 13, 2022
Morris allowed one run on two hits and five walks while striking out four over 3.2 innings in a no-decision versus the Angels on Tuesday.
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