Kendrys Morales

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  • DH
  • B/T: S/R
  • 6' 1"/225
  • Age: 33


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Kendrys Morales Stats

.263 30 93 0 .795

Kendrys Morales MLB Career Stats

.273 162 586 4 .795

Kendrys Morales Bio

  • Full Name: Kendrys Morales
  • Pronunciation: KEHN-dreez moer-AH-lez
  • Born: 6/20/1983 in Fomento, Cuba
  • Debut: 5/23/2006
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2016 Stats 558 65 147 30 93 0 .263 .327 .795
MLB Career Stats 3716 454 1014 162 586 4 .273 .331 .795
  • Status: Active

Kendrys Morales Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Royals AL 618 391 94.02 237.01 6.66 11.26 39.00
MLB Avg - - - - 89.57 218.08 1.45 9.97 --
Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Royals AL 618 391 94.02 237.01 6.66 11.26 39.00
MLB Avg - - - - 89.57 218.08 1.45 9.97 --


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Kendrys Morales Stats

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Kendrys Morales Advanced Stats

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Kendrys Morales News

Kendrys Morales Fantasy News

October 6, 2016 at 5:51 AM ET

Morales drives in 93 runs in 2016

Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales finished the 2016 regular season with a .263 average, 30 home runs, 93 RBIs and 65 runs scored.

October 2, 2016 at 5:00 AM ET

Morales has good chance to produce Sunday

Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales, a DraftKings Daily Pick, has a good chance to produce Sunday vs. the Indians.


Kendrys Morales Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2015 Kansas City AL

AL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
2015 Kansas City AL

Edgar Martinez Outstanding DH of the Year

Year Team League
2015 Kansas City AL

AL Player of the Month

Month Team League
08/2009 LA Angels AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/03/2009 LA Angels AL
04/26/2010 LA Angels AL
07/03/2016 Kansas City AL
09/11/2016 Kansas City AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2005 Arkansas TEX

AFL All-Prospect Team

Year Team League
2005 Surprise AFL

PCL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/21/2006 Salt Lake PCL

TEX Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/28/2005 Arkansas TEX

Kendrys Morales Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2009 .306 12th in AL
2015 .290 16th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2009 34 6th in AL
2013 23 21st in AL
2016 30 22nd in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2009 108 5th in AL
2013 80 24th in AL
2015 106 6th in AL
2016 93 24th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2009 .924 8th in AL
2015 .847 13th in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2015 .362 12th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2009 .569 2nd in AL
2013 .449 23rd in AL
2015 .485 13th in AL


Season BB Rank
2015 58 21st in AL


Season H Rank
2009 173 22nd in AL
2013 167 23rd in AL
2015 165 19th in AL


Season 2B Rank
2009 43 8th in AL
2013 34 23rd in AL
2015 41 4th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2013 156 21st in AL
2015 158 9th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2013 602 23rd in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2009 322 6th in AL
2013 270 16th in AL
2015 276 18th in AL


Season SO Rank
2009 117 22nd in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2009 7 13th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2015 8 18th in AL
2016 7 25th in AL

Kendrys Morales Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 12, 2016 Kansas City Royals activated DH Kendrys Morales.
August 11, 2016 DH Kendrys Morales roster status changed by Kansas City Royals.
December 16, 2014 Kansas City Royals signed free agent DH Kendrys Morales.
October 30, 2014 1B Kendrys Morales elected free agency.
July 25, 2014 Seattle Mariners activated 1B Kendrys Morales.
July 24, 2014 Minnesota Twins traded 1B Kendrys Morales to Seattle Mariners for RHP Stephen Pryor.
June 8, 2014 Minnesota Twins signed free agent 1B Kendrys Morales.
December 19, 2012 Los Angeles Angels traded 1B Kendrys Morales to Seattle Mariners for LHP Jason Vargas.
October 30, 2011 Kendrys Morales roster status changed by Los Angeles Angels.
July 20, 2011 Los Angeles Angels transferred 1B Kendrys Morales from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
March 29, 2011 Los Angeles Angels placed 1B Kendrys Morales on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 22, 2011. Recovering from left ankle surgery & left big toe soreness.
November 2, 2010 Los Angeles Angels activated 1B Kendrys Morales from the 60-day disabled list.
May 30, 2010 Los Angeles Angels placed 1B Kendrys Morales on the 60-day disabled list. Broken lower left leg.
March 31, 2007 Salt Lake Bees activated 1B Kendrys Morales.
September 11, 2006 Los Angeles Angels activated 1B Kendrys Morales.
August 24, 2006 Salt Lake Bees activated 1B Kendrys Morales from the 7-day disabled list.
August 11, 2006 Salt Lake Bees placed 1B Kendrys Morales on the 7-day disabled list.
July 24, 2006 Salt Lake Bees activated 1B Kendrys Morales.
July 24, 2006 Los Angeles Angels reassigned 1B Kendrys Morales to the minor leagues.
May 23, 2006 Los Angeles Angels activated 1B Kendrys Morales.
April 1, 2006 Los Angeles Angels reassigned 1B Kendrys Morales to the minor leagues.
October 3, 2005 Los Angeles Angels activated 1B Kendrys Morales.
March 18, 2005 Los Angeles Angels reassigned 1B Kendrys Morales to the minor leagues.
December 16, 2004 Anaheim Angels activated 1B Kendrys Morales.

Kendrys Morales Bio Info

Full name is Kendrys Morales Rodriguez...resides in Miami, Fla., during the offseason with his wife, Yarley, and children, Hanely and Kendrys, Jr...As a Cuban amateur, owned career .330 batting average with 60 doubles, five triples, 37 homers and 170 RBI...batted cleanup for the Cuban National Team at the Baseball World Cup tournament in Havana...In 2001-02, selected as Cuban Rookie of the Year, playing for Havana Industriales...broke 30-year old RBI record (128) in the age 19, became the first teenager to play for the Cuban National Team since Omar Linares (1982).


Kendrys had a rebound year in his first season in Kansas City...recorded his highest totals in doubles (41) and RBI (106) since his breakout 2009 campaign with the Angels...also set a career high with 58 walks...Earned a Louisville Silver Slugger Award, the first by a Royal since Billy Butler in 2012...also named the Edgar Martinez Award recipient as the league's most outstanding DH...he was the third Royal to be named the Outstanding DH, joining Hal McRae (1976, 1980, 1982) and Billy Butler (2012)...Tied for fourth in the A.L. in doubles and ranked sixth in RBI...became the first Royal to drive in 100+ runs in a season since Billy Butler had 107 RBI in 2012...Led the American League and ranked second in the Majors with 53 two-out RBI, trailing only Colorado's Nolan Arenado (59)...his 53 two-out RBI were the most in franchise history, passing Joe Randa's 46 in 2000...hit 11 of his 22 home runs with two outs...ranked fifth in the A.L., hitting .337 (68-for-202) with two outs...Named the Majestic Royals Player of the Month for September/October, batting .323 with six doubles, a triple, seven homers and 16 RBI during the month...he also scored 22 runs in September/October, which tied for fifth in the A.L...He also hit .315 with seven doubles, three homers and 17 RBI during the month of April...tied for the A.L. lead with 24 RBI during the month of July...Had a season-best 11-game hitting streak from June 17-28, where he batted .357...Enjoyed a career day on September 20 in Detroit, going 4-for-4 with three homers and a triple...he became the first Royal to hit three home runs in a game since Danny Tartabull did it vs. Oakland on June 3, 1991...his 15 total bases in the game set a Royals franchise record, while it was the first three-homer game of his career...Also collected four hits and four RBI vs. the Tigers on September 3 in a 15-7 triumph at 'The K'...His 21 RBI vs. Detroit were tied for the second-most by a player against any team this season, trailing only Colorado's Nolan Arenado, who had 24 RBI vs. the Giants... Had his first multi-homer game on May 22 vs. St. Louis, homering twice off Lance Lynn...he accounted for all five runs in the 5-0 victory...he became the second player in the last 10 years to account for all the runs in a game with five RBI or more, joining Pittsburgh's Neil Walker, who did it in a 5-0 win at Wrigley Field in 2012... Recorded his fifth career walk-off hit, singling in the winning run in the 10th to beat the Angels, 4-3 on August 16.


Kendrys signed a two-year contract with the Royals on December 16, with a mutual option for the 2017 season...Did not sign as a free agent with Minnesota until June 8, missing the first two months of the regular season...Split the season between Seattle and Minnesota, after being acquired by the Mariners on July 24 in exchange for RHP Stephen Pryor...Hit seven home runs over his last 43 games (with Seattle), while going deep just once in his first 55 games…recorded...His 12th career multi-homer game (September 5) at Texas with a pair of two-run shots...Most productive month came in August, when he hit .255 (25-for-98) with four doubles, three homers and 14 RBI in 26 games...Had a .381 slugging percentage vs. left-handed pitching, while he slugged just .313 against righties.

2012 Hit .273 (132x484) with 22 home runs and 73 RBI...marked first season full season of action since 2009 after missing all of 2011 and part of 2010 with a left lower leg injury ... On Opening Day, collected first Major League hit since a walk-off grand slam on May 29, 2010 vs. Seattle (span of 678 days) ... Hit 14 of 22 homers following the All-Star break ... Batted .280 (116x414) with 17 home runs and 58 RBI left-handed and .229 (16x70) with 5 home runs and 15 RBI right-handed...ranked 3rd in the AL (8th in MLB) in batting by a switch hitter ... Homered from both sides of the plate and drove in 6 RBI in the sixth inning July 30 at Texas...became the third player in MLB history to homer from both sides of the plate in the same inning (also, Carlos Baerga w/CLE, April 8, 1993 & Mark Bellhorn w/CHI, Aug. 29, 2002). 2011 Did not participate during 2011 campaign...Opened season on 15-day D.L. before being transferred to 60-day D.L. July 20...Underwent a second surgery May 26 to clean out scar tissue and debris in the left ankle joint...A bone graft was also performed...Procedure done by Dr. Thomas Clanton in Vail, Colorado...Morales originally suffered injuries to his left ankle at the conclusion of the May 29, 2010 game vs. Seattle with initial surgery taking place June 10, 2010. 2010 Limited to 51 games after suffering fractured lower left leg following his game-ending grand slam in 10th inning on May 29, 2010 vs. Seattle...Placed on 60-day D.L. May 30th...Underwent surgery on June 10th at the Orange Surgery Center in Orange, CA...Procedure was performed by Dr. Phil Kwong (Foot & Ankle Specialist with Kerlan-Jobe Clinic)...At time of injury, he was leading Angels in average (.290), home runs (11), total bases (94) and RBI (39)...Was on-pace for a career-best 35 home runs and 124 RBI and was the only Angel to appear in all 51 games...His 30 home runs since the 2009 All-Star break were most in A.L. in the span at time of injury...Named A.L. Player of the Week for week ending April 25...In seven games, hit a Major League-best .542 (13/24) with seven runs scored, 22 total bases, three home runs and an A.L. best 10 RBI...Marked his second career weekly award (previous: 8/3/09)...Launched 50th career HR on April 22nd in his 295th career game - 4th fastest in club history. 2009 Breakout season for the Cuban native as he was voted Angels' Team MVP in his first full campaign with the club...Finished 5th in AL MVP voting...Batted .306 (173/566), with 86 runs, 43 doubles, 2 triples, 34 doubles and 108 RBI...Set Angels' single-season HR record for a switch hitter with 34 (previous mark of 28 by C. Davis in '96) and most total bases by a switch-hitter (322)...32 of 34 HRs came batting lefthanded and logged five multi-HR games...His 33 HRs were most by an Angels' first baseman since Mo Vaughn slugged a club-record 34 in 2000... First Angels' first baseman with 100 RBI since Vaughn in 2000 (117)...Ranked high among AL leaders in several power categories - 34 HRs (6th in AL), 108 RBI (T5th in AL), .569 slugging pct. (2nd in AL) and 79 extra-base hits (3rd in AL)...Named A.L. Player of the Month for August, a month after Bobby Abreu took monthly honors in July... Batted .385 (42/109) 10 home runs and 33 RBI in 28 games with an MLB-best .734 slugging pct. and a .409 on-base pct...33 RBI set a new club record for August...Fell just one RBI of matching club record for RBI in any month (34 by Don Baylor in July 1979 and Jim Edmonds in July 1995)...Had the finest offensive night of his career Aug. 28 vs. Oak. (5/5, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI)...13 total bases fell two shy of tying the club record...The four extra-base hits tied a club record (8th player, last, J. Rivera, 9/13/08 vs. SEA)...Named A.L. Player of the Week for the period ending Aug. 2...Hit .423 (11/26) and led Majors with five HRs, 13 RBI and 28 total bases in six games...Set career-high with 6 RBI, Aug. 2 at Minnesota...Had career-best 20-game hit streak June 24-July 22 (.372; 29/78), longest streak by Angel this season...Just sixth Angel this decade with a hit streak of 20 or more games...Walk-off RBI single with two outs in 9th May 31 vs. Seattle (2nd game-ending hit of career)...Made first career Opening Day start as he took over at first base after departures of Mark Teixeira (free agent) and Casey Kotchman (trade)...18th Cuban native to appear with Angels. 2008 Had four separate stints with Angels in 2008...21 of 27 games played came in September...Logged all three home runs and eight RBI in the month...Connected for first of three consecutive home runs by Angels in 7th inning. Sept. 18 at Oakland (Morales, Napoli and Wood)...Made four starts at first base, four starts in right field and two starts as DH...Batted .341 (108/317) with 46 runs scored, 19 doubles, 15 home runs and 64 RBI in 78 games for triple-A Salt Lake...Missed time due to right oblique strain...Named Organizational Player of the Month for May (.352, 6 HR, 17 RBI). 2007 Hit safely in 16 of 21 games batting .324 (24/74) after his recall Aug. 24...Hit safely in 28 of last 33 games between triple-A Salt Lake and Angels...Had career-best 12-game hit streak (Aug. 24-Sept. 6)... Batted .483 (14/29) with Angels in August...Collected first career walk-off hit Sept. 7 vs. Cleveland in 10th inning (one of 10 walk-off hits for Angels in 2007)...On back-end of consecutive home runs with G. Matthews in 4th inning Aug. 28 at Seattle...Made 13 starts as DH with Angels...Last optioned to Salt Lake, July 24...Was riding a 12-game hit streak at Salt Lake and hitting .438 (32/73) with four home runs and 17 RBI in 18 games in August with Bees...Hit a team-best .341 (87/255) with 42 runs scored, 20 doubles, five home runs and 37 RBI in 64 games with Salt Lake. 2006 Morales began strong, hitting .409 with two home runs and six RBIs in his first five Major League games. Started at first base for the Angels from late May to late July, then he was sent back to Triple-A Salt Lake as his average slumped to .238. By hitting a home run in his Major League debut on May 23, he became the 24th player in franchise history to do so. Morales added two more hits in the game to become just the third Angel to collect three hits in their first Major League appearance. He batted .320 with 12 home runs and 52 RBIs in 66 games for Salt Lake. He is the eighth Cuban native to appear with the Angels and the first since Luis Tiant in 1982. 2005 Did not begin playing in Angels system until late May as his arrival to United States was delayed while trying to obtain Dominican citizenship and a passport needed to procure an American visa...Finally joined Class A Rancho Cucamonga on May 21 and homered on second pitch he saw in first game vs. Visalia...Finished contest 3-for-5 with 1 HR and 3 RBI...In 22 games with Quakes playing mostly first base, hit .344 (31/90) with 5 HRs and 17 RBI before promotion to Double-A Arkansas...Struggled in first 12 games with Travs, batting .156 (7/45) with no home runs and five RBI before exploding for 3-HR, 5-RBI game June 28 vs. San Antonio... Enjoyed 15-game hit streak (Aug. 15-29) and homered in four consecutive games (July 30-Aug. 3)...Named Texas League Player of Week, Aug. 22-28 and Angels' Organizational Player of Month for August (.364, 10 HR, 22 RBI)...Finished batting .306 (86/281) with 17 home runs and 54 RBI in 74 games with Arkansas, playing 60 games at first base (1 E)...One of Arkansas' top performers in seven post-season games, hitting .321 (9/29) with 4 HR and 9 RBI, as Travs won Eastern League Championship before losing to Midland in Championship Series...Selected to play in MLB Futures Game (World Team) during the All-Star break in Detroit...Played for Scottsdale in Arizona Fall League and led league with 14 doubles and ranked tied for third with .380 average. 2004 Did not play baseball as he was banned from the sport in Cuba in late 2003 for attempting to leave the country...Was paid $5 per month while playing in Cuban National League...Agreed to six-year Major League contract with Angels, Dec. 1, 2004...Deal became official after receiving clearance to enter into a contract with the Angels from the U. S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). 2002 In 2002-03, posted .391 average with nine home runs and 42 RBI for the Industriales in the Cuban National League...At conclusion of season, batted cleanup for Cuban National Team at Baseball World Cup tournament in Havana...Hit grand slam to help Cuba to 6-3 win over Taiwan in final as Cuba claimed the Gold Medal. 2001 In 2001-02, was selected as Rookie of the Year while playing for Havana Industriales...Set rookie records in runs (60), hits (114), home runs (21), extra-base hits (46) and RBI (82)...Broke 30-year old RBI record and at the age of 19, was the first teenager to star for Cuba's National Team since Omar Linares. 1999 Played for Cuban team in Pan-American Championships, throwing nine innings in 2-0 win over Mexico. 1998 Was Most Valuable Player for Cuban Junior Team and played on All-Star Team at Pan-American Championships.