Latest Update Justin Morneau is not in the Rockies starting lineup on Saturday. Sat Aug, 30, 05:29 PM
Has a sweet swing with the ability to hit for both monster power and average. Turns up his game with runners in scoring position. Has improved his defense at first base due to a lot of hard work.
Flaws: : Injuries have become a growing concern here. Struggles a little against tough southpaws. Isn't completely comfortable in making all the plays at first base and lacks a little range. Is a slow runner.
Morneau will give way to Matt McBride. This is likely a combination of rest for Morneau, as well as Morneau's relative innefticiveness against lefties this year. Hopefully Saturday's breather will also help him get hot again, as he's two for his last fourteen (.143). Analyst: Ben Diamond
The Brewers had claimed him and immediately submitted a proposal to the Rockies with a package players (offer not released). They were unable to get anything done however and the Brewers will continue their quest for a division title with the likes of Lyle Overbay and Mark Reynolds steering the ship.Analyst: Howard Bender
Morneau is now slashing .317/.359/.498 with 14 home runs and 68 RBI over 410 at-bats as he continues to find new life in his first season with the Rockies. To add to his solid season, he has just 48 strikeouts on the year, which gives him a 11.7 percent strikeout rate while sitting in first place in batting average among NL hitters. He remains a must-start as long as he can stay healthy enough to continue receiving regular at-bats. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Matt McBride will start in Morneau's place. He homered in his first start of the season Wednesday against Kansas City. With Morneau and Wilin Rosario out of the lineup the Rockies could be a nice matchup for Marlins starter Brad Hand.Analyst: Steve Pimental