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Monday, February 26, 2018

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL PLAYER ANALYZER: LOGAN MORRISON 1B MINNESOTA TWINS

In a year where home runs flew out at a record pace a year ago, a slew of previously ignored hitters in the fantasy baseball community seemed to gather significant value overnight.  Included among this group was veteran/underachieving first baseman Logan Morrison who who came roaring out of the 2017 gates with home run after home run and proceeded to finish the year with the following numbers for the Tampa Bay Rays:

.246
38 HR
85 RBI
75 R
2 SB

Clearly the power jumps out here as 38 home runs is a massive total no matter the year and so Morrison was looking to cash in as he approached free agency this past winter.  Unfortunately for him, the market was as cold as ever and Morrison just signed Sunday with the Minnesota Twins for all of one-year and $6.5 million.  Morrison is expected to play first base and DH for the Twins in 2018 and also make some starts in the outfield as well.  While that is good for his position eligibility, Morrison is really nothing but a fringe fantasy baseball bat this season despite all the homers a year ago.  The reason is that home runs are much less valuable then they were as recently as 2015 and that especially is true when you hit for such a poor average like Morrison did with his .246 mark last season.  There are dozens of guys on the waiver wire who can hit for good power but supply an ugly average and so Morrison is likely going to be added and dropped numerous times this season depending on how hot or cold he is with the bat.  Having struck out at a 24.8 K/9 clip a year ago, the holes in Morrison's swing is apparent and again, we are talking about an overall mediocre player both in real life and in fantasy baseball.  You can do better.

2018 PROJECTION:  .248 27 HR 83 RBI 71 R 1 SB  


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