|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||415.00||19.00||.272||59.00||51.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Oakland||14||4||3|| .333||1.000|| .286|
|vs Straily (Career)||4||1||0|| .250||.400||.250|
|vs RHP||95||29||9|| .356|| .653|| .305|
|05/22/2013||Ian Kennedy, SP ARI||Mitch Moreland, 1B TEX|
|05/22/2013||Edward Mujica, RP STL|
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD
|Carlos Santana, C CLE|
Mitch Moreland, 1B TEX
|05/22/2013||Carlos Santana, C CLE|
Trevor Plouffe, 3B MIN
|Yoenis Cespedes, CF OAK|
Mitch Moreland, 1B TEX
|Last 10 Games|
|Mitch Moreland on MVP-like run|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/20/13) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland had multiple RBI for the fourth time in 11 games Sunday against the Tigers. Moreland is batting .328 (22 for 67) with a triple, four doubles, seven home runs, 13 runs and 14 RBI in 18 May games.
Moreland has been on a roll since late April. He's batting .363 with a .405 on-base percentage, .716 slugging percentage and 1.121 OPS in his last 27 games. He also has a triple, eight home runs, 10 doubles and 20 RBI in that span.
|Go snag Mitch Moreland|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/16/13) Echoing Scott White's take from earlier Wednesday, Nando Di Fino threw his support behind Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland in his Waiver Wire column.
Moreland has secured an everyday spot and has Nando eyeing a 25-homer season, with nine already on the board. Nando also sets an over/under on Moreland's ownership at 87 percent by the end of the month, after he jumped up from 33 to 57 percent just over the last week.
If you are looking for an upgrade at first base, you can definitely do worse than a 27-year-old with growing power who doesn't strike out much and has improved his batting average at least 21 points in each of the last two seasons. That he plays in a solid lineup in a hitter's park is all the more reason to run out and grab Moreland.
|Mitch Moreland deserves more attention|
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/15/13) Over his first couple of years in big leagues, Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland was an afterthought in Fantasy as a platoon player at the game's deepest position. But this year, he's getting a chance to play every day and making the most of it. With two more home runs Tuesday, he now has nine on the season, putting him on a 36-homer pace.
While that exact number is probably far-fetched -- projecting a player's rest-of-season numbers at a time when he's unsustainably hot is inherently misleading -- a more reasonable increase in home runs is not. Moreland hit 15 in only 327 at-bats last year, so he's a good bet for 20-plus simply by playing more. Plus, he's 27 this year. While I don't think that age is any more magical than 26 or 28, it's true that most players see an increase in power in their mid-to-late 20s.
Though I'd like Moreland more if he had better plate discipline, the bottom line is his surprising production to date might not be so surprising after all. You should at least value him on the level of a Justin Morneau or Brandon Belt at first base.
|Mitch Moreland homers twice|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland homered twice on Tuesday night during a game at Oakland.
Moreland, who hit his second home run and his ninth of the season in the top of the 10th inning, added a two-run shot in the top of the fourth. He drove in three runs overall.
Moreland went 2 for 5 and is batting .296. He's about as hot as it gets at the moment. Moreland has homered three times in two games with six over his last nine contests.
|Mitch Moreland in middle of hot streak|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/13/13) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland is on fire lately.
In his last nine game, Moreland has collected 14 hits. He's added three home runs, and compiled five multi-hit games over that period. After being used as a platoon player most of his career, Moreland is finally being utilized against left-handed pitchers. With 55 at-bats against lefties, Moreland has already surpassed his total of 46 at-bats from 2012. He's hitting .291/.345/.520 in 127 at-bats this season.
Reality Check: Being proactive about Profar
Some owners may think that Jurickson Profar is up for two weeks, bypassing the chance to add the top prospect to their rosters. As Scott White writes, even if that's the case, he's worth the gamble.
Mitch Moreland on MVP-like run
Roster trends: Mitch Moreland (5/20)
Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland continues to crush the ball.
Rangers rough up Tigers starting pitcher Sanchez
Elvis Andrus had a career-high five hits, Mitch Moreland homered and Texas roughed up Anibal Sanchez in the Rangers' 7-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.
Hit Parade for Week 8
Some heavy hitters are finally starting to return to form and good health, leaving owners with many tough decisions. Our Scott White looks at all of the streaks and matchups in his latest Hit Parade.
|Mitch Moreland managed his second straight 15 home run season in 2012, despite getting just 327 at-bats. Moreland missed half of June and most of July with injury and played spottily throughout the season, until he made a nice run of starts from August on. Moreland's .275 average was a career high, and he still hit 18 doubles in his limited at-bats. Depending on how things shake out in the offseason, Moreland will start 2013 st first base, but could shift to DH if Mike Olt is brought up mid-season. For now, consider Moreland an AL-only play, with potential as a decent corner infielder -- offering 25 home run potential and a .270 average -- if things break his way and he's allowed to get 500 at-bats. (Updated 3/7/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/22/13||OAK||2:05 pm||Jarrod Parker|
|5/24/13||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Joe Saunders|
|5/25/13||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Felix Hernandez|
|5/26/13||@ SEA||4:10 pm||Hisashi Iwakuma|
|5/27/13||@ ARI||3:40 pm||Ian Kennedy|
|5/27/13||@ ARI||9:40 pm||Trevor Cahill|
|5/29/13||ARI||8:05 pm||Brandon McCarthy|