Charlie Morton led the league in ground ball percentage this year. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

This isn't the first time I've written about how Charlie Morton is under-rated. It won't be the last time either. All summer, even before he returned from Tommy John rehab, I've been on the Morton bandwagon. At times it was lonely. At times it looked like there was no room left. All throughout the season I felt that Morton was a very under-rated pitcher. I still feel the same way, even after he finished with a 3.26 ERA in 116 innings this year.

Morton is a complex case. He's not a guy where you can just look at the career numbers and tell what kind of pitcher he is. In 2011, the Pirates totally overhauled Morton's delivery, dropped his arm slot, and got him to lean on his two-seam fastball....

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