Skip to main content
Charlie Morton

Charlie Morton

SP - ATL

Age: 37Bats: RThrows: R

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #38
Best / Worst #19 / #63
ADP #117

Ownership

 
Yahoo
91%
 
ESPN
92%

Eligibility

Yahoo SP
ESPN SP
CBS SP

Morton's 2020 numbers were poor, without question. He was limited to just 38 regular season innings because of a shoulder injury, and pitched to a 4.74 ERA and 1.39 WHIP. His velocity was way down early in the season (when he got hit hard) and trickled up after he returned, but he got back to his normal 95 MPH fastball in the postseason and totaled a 2.70 ERA. Now 37 and with the Braves, the question is whether fantasy managers can write off Morton's down 2020 season considering his sterling post-season, or whether his age and injury history means they should avoid him. In reality, the answer is neither. Morton should still have gas left in the tank considering his playoff run, but should only be drafted as a value, meaning no earlier than a low-end SP3. Grab him there, at which point the risk-reward balance should reach an equilibrium.

10 - 3.50 - 1.20

Who Should I Draft?
recommended by 64% of experts
Jesus Luzardo SP,RP-OAK
recommended by 68% of experts
recommended by 52% of experts
recommended by 48% of experts