Thursday, December 12, 2013

Michael Morse by the Numbers

Well, we woke up to some pleasant news this morning when Bobby Evans announced that the club has agreed to terms (1-year deal) with Mike Morse to be our new left fielder. Morse was on our short list of free agents that the club should pursue, and we think he'll be a great fit for the club. A classic slugger, he reminds us of Giants alum - Jack Clark, he stands at 6'5 and 245 lbs and should serve as the power right-handed bat we have desperately been seeking.

Morse's best season as a big leaguer was in 2011 when he belted 31 home runs, 95 RBI, and batted .303 for the Washington Nationals. The fact that he's played in the National League will serve as a  significant bonus for the Giants. One interesting note about Morse, he's hit the majority of his career home runs after an 0-1 count (40 HR, 131 RBI)

Here are some interesting stats associated with Morse ...

Career Numbers at NL West ballparks:
AT&T Park: 1 HR, 4 RBI, .316 BA
Dodger Stadium: 1 HR, 4 RBI, .261 BA
Petco Park: 1 HR, 5 RBI, .333 BA
Chase Field: 3 HR, 9 RBI, .275 BA
Coors Field: 2 HR, 11 RBI, .500 BA

One last thing, Morse's walk-up music is "Take On Me" by A-Ha, and fans are involved in singing the song when it's played. Do you think this will catch on at AT&T Park?

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