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Brandon Morrow (SP,RP)

San Diego Padres - 18% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Brandon Morrow throws seven strong innings while allowing just one run on five hits in the Padres 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Morrow continues to impress in the back end of the rotation. "I feel like I've been throwing the ball really well," Morrow said. "To give the team a chance to win and log innings, that's what we're out there to do." "I'm healthy now, so it feels good to go out there and pitch good ballgames," Morrow said. Padres manager Bud Black knowing his bullpen needed a rest, praised Morrow on his outing. "Our bullpen had been stretched the last four or five days, and today's outing was critical," Padres manager Bud Black said. "That was huge today what Brandon did for us."

Fantasy Impact: Morrow's ERA drops some more, to 2.62. Four strikeouts may not be a dominant performance but allowing just one run on five hits does qualify as such. Morrow at the back end is a solid bet. Keep him active as long as he stays healthy for he will only get better as the months move on.


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Brandon Morrow had his ace stuff Friday as the Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants 1-0. Morrow threw seven scoreless innings, allowing just four hits while walking three and striking out seven. When asked about his start, Morrow had this to say. "There were a lot of teams, where if I wanted to relieve, they wanted to talk to me. And there were also teams that would have given me a chance to start," Morrow said. "But coming here was a good opportunity for me. I didn't give a whole lot of teams a lot of chances… I knew where I wanted to be." (Source:

Fantasy Impact: When a pitcher like Brandon Morrow has his slider and change up going like he had against the Giants, his stuff can rival any number two starter in the league. So think of it like having two number two's in your rotation, definitely a pick up if on the waiver-wire.


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Brandon Morrow got banged around by the D'Backs today as it appeared everything he threw was flat and over the plate. He gave up 5 runs on 8 hits in 3.2 innings. Leaving the game with a line of 8 hits, 1 BB , 1 K, 5 ER and a 4.26 ERA

Fantasy Impact: I believe that the 5th spot in the Padres rotation is up for grabs. There is no reason this early you touch either Morrow or Despaigne until middle of the year. If you are doing a DFL (daily fantasy league) and need a cheap option then sure but not in your year long league.


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Brandon Morrow tossed 4 scoreless innings of 3-hit ball in Monday's Cactus League game vs the Cubs. He struck out 2, including Kris Bryant on 3 pitches.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Morrow is one of the candidates for the Padres' final rotation spot. If he is successful, expect a high strikeout rate and, with the Padres off-season acquisitions, a few wins.


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Brandon Morrow looked good in Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Royals. He gave up 1 run on 1 hit in 3 innings of work. He issued 1 walk and struck out 4.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Morrow still pitches in the high 90s and tempts you to believe he could recapture the form that gave him 17 strikeout days. He is worth a flyer, just don't invest too much.


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Bub Black says Brandon Morrow and Odrisamer Despaigne are front runners for the No. 5 starter spot. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: With Spring training games starting next week, one open spot is the No. 5 starter. Brandon Morrow, Odrisamer Despaigne, Matt Wisler, Josh Johnson Cory Luebke, and Robbie Erlin are going for the job. One wonders if this will be on going battle well into the regular season. No fantasy value in this group.