Michael Morse

Michael Morse #31

  • 1B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 5"/245
  • Age: 33


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Michael Morse 2015 Postseason Stats

1.000 0 0 0 2.000

Michael Morse Postseason Career Stats

.300 2 7 0 .785

Michael Morse Stats

.231 5 19 0 .649

Michael Morse MLB Career Stats

.276 104 352 6 .794

Michael Morse Bio

  • Full Name: Michael John Morse
  • Nickname: The Beast
  • Born: 3/22/1982 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Draft: 2000, Chicago White Sox, 3rd rd. (82nd overall)
  • High School: Nova, Davie, FL
  • Debut: May 31, 2005
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2015 Postseason Stats 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Postseason Career Stats 40 5 12 2 7 0 .300 .310 .785
2015 Stats 229 14 53 5 19 0 .231 .313 .649
MLB Career Stats 2525 295 698 104 352 6 .276 .333 .794
  • Status: Active

Michael Morse Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Pirates NL 256 131 91.12 186.75 2.39 2.69 22.83
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.71 0.44 9.01 33.45


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September 12, 2015 at 10:57 PM ET

Morse delivers grand slam as pinch-hitter

Pirates first baseman Michael Morse went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit grand slam during Saturday's game vs. the Brewers.

August 3, 2015 at 4:27 PM ET

Morse reports to Bucs

First baseman Michael Morse has reported to Pittsburgh, and he will be active for Monday night's game against the Cubs.


Michael Morse Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2014 San Francisco NL

Oddity of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2012 Washington NL

PCL Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/30/2007 Tacoma PCL

Michael Morse Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2011 .303 9th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2011 31 9th in NL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2011 95 10th in NL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2011 .910 8th in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2011 .360 19th in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2011 .550 4th in NL


Season H Rank
2011 158 19th in NL


Season 2B Rank
2011 36 9th in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2011 287 11th in NL


Season SO Rank
2011 126 18th in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2005 8 24th in AL
2011 13 5th in NL
2014 9 18th in NL

Michael Morse Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 3, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates activated 1B Michael Morse.
July 31, 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers traded 1B Michael Morse and cash to Pittsburgh Pirates for RF Jose Tabata.
July 30, 2015 Miami Marlins traded RHP Mat Latos, Michael Morse and cash to Los Angeles Dodgers for RHP Victor Araujo, RHP Jeff Brigham and RHP Kevin Guzman.
July 30, 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers designated 1B Michael Morse for assignment.
July 5, 2015 Miami Marlins activated 1B Michael Morse from the 15-day disabled list.
July 3, 2015 Miami Marlins sent 1B Michael Morse on a rehab assignment to Jupiter Hammerheads.
June 23, 2015 Miami Marlins sent 1B Michael Morse on a rehab assignment to New Orleans Zephyrs.
June 17, 2015 Miami Marlins sent 1B Michael Morse on a rehab assignment to Jacksonville Suns.
May 26, 2015 Miami Marlins placed 1B Michael Morse on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 24, 2015. right ring finger sprain
December 17, 2014 Miami Marlins signed free agent 1B Michael Morse.
October 30, 2014 LF Michael Morse elected free agency.
October 11, 2014 San Francisco Giants activated LF Michael Morse.
October 1, 2014 San Francisco Giants reassigned LF Michael Morse to the minor leagues.
December 17, 2013 San Francisco Giants signed free agent LF Michael Morse.
August 30, 2013 Baltimore Orioles traded LF Xavier Avery to Seattle Mariners for LF Michael Morse.
July 29, 2013 Michael Morse roster status changed by Seattle Mariners.
July 22, 2013 Seattle Mariners sent LF Michael Morse on a rehab assignment to Tacoma Rainiers.
June 22, 2013 Seattle Mariners placed LF Michael Morse on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 21, 2013. Strained right quad muscle.
January 16, 2013 Washington Nationals Traded LF Michael Morse to Seattle Mariners; Seattle Mariners Traded C John Jaso to Oakland Athletics and Oakland Athletics Traded RHP A.J. Cole and RHP Blake Treinen to Washington Nationals.
June 1, 2012 Michael Morse roster status changed by Washington Nationals.
May 29, 2012 sent LF Michael Morse on a rehab assignment to Potomac Nationals.
April 9, 2012 Harrisburg Senators sent LF Michael Morse on a rehab assignment to Hagerstown Suns.
April 5, 2012 Michael Morse assigned to Harrisburg Senators.
April 3, 2012 Washington Nationals placed LF Michael Morse on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. strained right lat
May 16, 2010 Washington Nationals activated 1B Michael Morse from the 15-day disabled list.
April 28, 2010 sent 1B Michael Morse on a rehab assignment to Syracuse Chiefs.
April 11, 2010 Washington Nationals placed 1B Michael Morse on the 15-day disabled list. left calf strain
August 17, 2009 Washington Nationals selected the contract of 1B Michael Morse from Syracuse Chiefs.
July 2, 2009 Michael Morse roster status changed by Syracuse Chiefs.
June 28, 2009 Tacoma Rainiers traded 2B Michael Morse to Syracuse Chiefs for OF Ryan Langerhans.

Michael John Morse Bio Info

Graduated from Nova (Davie, FL) High School...was a firstteam All-State selection. Was part of a MLB contingent that played five games in Taiwan prior to the 2012 season.


Was a key part of San Francisco's run to a World Series title, batting .300 (6x20) in 10 postseason games, with a double, home run and ?ve RBI...Appeared in six games during WS vs. Kansas City, recording four of his postseason RBI during the Fall Classic...Had two RBI in 3-2 win in Game 7 on October 29, driving in game-winning run with a single in top of fourth inning to break 2-2 tie...Went 3x5 with a double, home run, two RBI and a walk as a pinch-hitter during postseason...On Oct. 16, hit ?fth postseason pinch-hit home run in Giant's history to tie Game 5 of National League Championship Series vs. St. Louis in eighth inning...Came on heels of regular season in which he batted .279 (122x438) with 16 home runs and 61 RBI in 131 games...Missed 23 of last 24 games of regular season due to left oblique strain. Injury also kept him off Wild Card and NLDS rosters...Injury was suffered during batting practice on September 1 at Colorado...Over ?rst 59 games of season, batted .286 with 13 home runs and 41 RBI; from June 6 through end of season, batted just .273 with three home runs and 20 RBI over 72 games...Started 125 of his 131 games played; started in left ?eld (82), at ?rst base (39) and as DH (4)...Was second-most games played of career, behind 2011 (146 with Washington).


Appeared in 88 games last season with the Mariners (76) and Orioles (12), batting .215 (67-for-312) with 13 doubles, 13 home runs and 27 RBI. Was traded to Seattle during the off-season as part of a three-team deal. Missed significant time in July with a strained right quadricep that placed him on the disabled list. Was claimed off waivers by Baltimore on Aug. 30, 2013 and was traded from Seattle in exchange for Xavier Avery. Played in just 12 games for Baltimore before being shut down because of a left wrist injury.

2012 Hit .291 (118x406) with 17 doubles, 18 home runs and 62 RBI in 102 games with the Washington Nationals ... Over the last three seasons combined to bat .296 (353x1194) with 64 home runs and 198 RBI in 346 games (.516 SLG%, .861 OPS)...23rd-best OPS in baseball (13th-best in NL) ... Missed first two months of the season on the disabled list with a right lateral strain...appeared in 7 rehab games with Harrisburg, Potomac and Hagerstown ... Made season debut June 2 vs. Atlanta; hit .217 (18x83) with 1 home run in first 21 games after coming off DL; over final 81 games hit .310 (100x323) with 17 HR and 55 RBI (.853 OPS). 2011 Produced perhaps MLB's greatest breakout effort of 2011, claiming DC's Triple Crown by batting .303 with 31 home runs and 95 RBI in 146 games ... led Washington in nearly every substantial offensive category ... became just the fourth qualified National to hit .300 or better, joining Dmitri Young (.320, '07), Cristian Guzman (.316, '08) and Ryan Zimmerman (.307, '10) ... also became the Nationals' first .300 hitter to reach the 30-homer plateau ... was one of five National Leaguers, and the first qualified National, to hit .300-plus both at home (.302) and on the road (.303) ... began season in left field, but shifted to first base on May 21 as Adam LaRoche elected for left-shoulder surgery ... after more than three months at first base, shifted back to left field as Chris Marrero was recalled from Syracuse ... 31 home runs in 146 games trumped career total (21 in 237 games) entering 2011 ... ranked among NL leaders in grand slams (tied first, 2), batting at night (fourth, .327), slugging percentage (fifth, .550), isolated power (fifth, .247), runs created/27 (seventh, 6.98), at-bats/homer (seventh, 16.84), OPS (eighth, .910), extra-base hits (tied eighth, 67), road batting (ninth, .303), at-bats/RBI (ninth, 5.49), doubles (tied ninth, 36), home runs (tied ninth), batting (ninth), batting with RISP (ninth, .318), RBI (10th, 95) and batting/balls in play (10th, .348) ... posted two longest hit streaks of career (11-gamer, May 22-June 2; 10-gamer, July 16-27) ... hit first career grand slam-a third-inning blast off Chris Narveson-in a 7-6 setback on May 24 at MIL ... homered in fourth straight game to match a club record (Ryan Zimmerman, 2009) and produce a 2-1 walk-off win on May 27 vs. SDP ... with Washington trailing, 4-3, and down to last out, hit lead-reversing three-run homer (30th of 2011) in the ninth inning to cap the scoring in a 6-4 victory at FLA on Sept. 26. 2010 In first consistent big league exposure, Washington's secret slugger set career highs in every offensive category...while playing in a career-high 98 games, batted .289 with .352 on-base and.519 slugging percentages...posted a .870 OPS that ranked 3rd among Nationals (Zimmerman .899, Dunn .892) and would have ranked among the NL's top 15 with enough plate appearances to qualify...in fact, the .870 OPS trumped those registered by Ryan Braun (.866), Ryan Howard (.859) and David Wright (.856), among others...home run rate (one per 17.7 at-bats) would have ranked among the NL's top 10 with enough at-bats to qualify...hit .302 with RISP, but somehow tallied only 41 RBI despite tallying 29 extra-base hits, including 15 home runs (4th among Nationals)...batted .301 on the road...went 5-for-17 (.294) with a double, triple and 6 RBI in the pinch...hit 2 home runs in a game for the first time-both off Chris Narverson-and tallied career-best 4 RBI on July 23 at MIL...solo shot in 2nd inning set stage for 6-2 win, August 19 at ATL...from 9th inning on Aug. 27 through 3rd inning on Aug. 29, posted a hit in 7 straight plate appearances...posted career-best 4 hits via 4-for-4 performance in 14-6 win on Aug. 28 vs. STL...from April 11-May 16, endured a nearly 5-week stint on the DL due to a left calf strain. 2009 Played in 32 contests with the Nationals after being acquired from SEA on June 28...went 6-for-19 (.353) with one home run and a team-best 8 RBI as a pinch hitter...posted .389 on-base percentage and .588 slugging percentage in the pinch...committed no errors in 82.2 defensive innings played despite playing 1B (11 games), RF (3), LF (2) and 3B (1)...homered 3 times in 3 games from Sept 26-28...hit first career pinch-hit homer, a 3-run blast, off Tommy Hanson, Sept. 26 vs. ATL...combined to hit .322 with 26 doubles, 3 triples, 16 homers and 86 RBI in 110 games with Triple-A Tacoma (Mariners) and Syracuse...hit .339 with Syracuse, as 21 of 56 IL hits went for extra bases. 2008 Made Opening Day roster for first time in career after hitting .492 with three home runs and 10 RBI during Spring Training...Set the club record for highest spring batting average at .492 (32x65), barely edging the previous mark of .491 (27x55) by Edgar Martinez in 1996...Led all spring players in batting average, and also ranked first in the Cactus League in slugging (.769), on-base percentage (.548), total bases (50), hits (32) and doubles (9)...recorded at least one hit in 18 of 25 games, including 9 multi-hit games...Played in only five games before suffering a season ending injury on April 13 vs. Los Angeles Angels...Doubled in his first at-bat of the season on April 4 against Baltimore's Greg Aquino...Underwent surgery April 22 at Seattle Surgery Center; surgery was performed by Dr. Edward Khalfayan and was a "shoulder reconstruction" to repair damage done by shoulder dislocation, including a torn labrum...Placed on 15-day disabled list (left shoulder) on April 14 after leaving game on April 13 after diving for a ball in right field. 2007 Spent bulk of season at Tacoma (AAA) prior to recall Sept. 1...played 1B, 3B, SS, RF with Mariners...recorded hit in first 6 games with Seattle (8x14/.571) and reached base safely in first 7 games with a plate appearance...matched career-high (9th time) with 3 hits Sept. 26 (G#2) vs. Cleveland; final hit was a walk-off single in B10th..collected an RBI in three consecutive games Sept. 26-29...was 3-for-4 (.750) with runners in scoring position...hit .309 with 26 doubles, 6 homers, 39 RBI and 5 steals with Tacoma...on AAA DL with sore left wrist, May 29-June 14 & June 16-July 26...had surgery to repair fractured hook of the hamate on June 21st; surgery performed by Mariners' Medical Director, Dr. Edward Khalfyan and Dr. Carleton Keck. 2006 Morse was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma for a third time on Aug. 27. He had a pinch-hit single against Oakland on Aug. 15. Morse underwent right knee surgery July 6 for a torn medial meniscus. Five of his 15 hits went for extra bases in 2006. Morse hit .248 with five home runs and 34 RBIs in 57 games for Tacoma. 2005 Made his Major League debut as a pinch-hitter and played shortstop on May 31 after being recalled earlier that day from Tacoma...Made first Big League start on June 1 and collected first Major League hit on June 3 vs. Tampa Bay...Cracked first Major League home run (Madson) on June 15 vs. Philadelphia...Led all Major League players in Interleague batting average (25x53/.472)...just one of four players to hit .400 or higher...Hit safely in 18 of his first 24 (30x76/.395) Major League games (May 31-June 26)...Ranked second in the Majors with his .357 (30x84) batting average in June, posting the highest batting average ever by a Mariner rookie for the month...Seven-game hitting streak (12x24/.500) from June 14-20...Suspended for 10 days (Sept. 7-16) for violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program...Moved to left field after starting 50 games at shortstop...made first career start in left on Aug. 30...played eight games (seven starts) in left field...Hit safely in 42 of his 72 games...three hits six times...had 16 multi-hit games...Ranked among American League rookie batting leaders in batting average (3rd/.278), on-base percentage (3rd/.349) and slugging percentage (10th/.370)...Hit .253 (46x182) with four home runs and 23 RBI over 49 games at Tacoma...hit safely in 11 of 12 games from April 18-May 1. 2004 Began season with AA Birmingham in the White Sox organization...recorded 16 multi-hit games, including two three-hit games...traded to Seattle on June 27 and assigned to San Antonio...had a grand slam, five RBI on July 16 vs. Round Rock...participated in the Arizona Fall League. 2003 Led single-A Winston-Salem in doubles (30) and extra-base hits (42), finished second in hits (106) and total bases (170) and third in RBI (55)...hit 30 doubles for the second straight season...earned Carolina League Batter of the Week honors for 7/24-30, going 10-26 (.385)...hit two doubles in a game six times. 2002 Led single-A Kannapolis in doubles (30) and ranked second in hits (107), RBI (56), total bases (151) and extra-base hits (36)...hit a combined .317 (46-145) in June and July ... hit .636 (7-11) with the bases loaded. 2001 Spent season at Advanced Rookie Bristol...led team in triples (3) and hit by pitches (9) and tied for second in extra-base hits (14). 2000 Made pro debut at Rookie Tucson.