Latest Update Marlins Interested in Justin Morneau Wed Dec, 10, 02:49 AM
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.
Marlins manager Mike Redmond and Morneau were teammates on the Twins between 2005 and 2009 and are thought to be close. Morneau was able to reestablish himself as a valuable major league hitter this past season in Colorado, winning the National League Batting Title while slashing .319/.364/.496 with 17 home runs. It seems dangerous to give up anything of value for one year of a 34-year-old first baseman whose resurgence took place at Coors Field. Time will tell whether or not they'll be frying fish in Denver. Analyst: Spencer Silva
Morneau will sit in te second to last trgular season game. While he's hitt well this season, he'll likely see his playing time go down a bit next year as he'll need some more rest to avoid injury.Analyst: Ben Diamond
The home run was his 17th of the season, but more importantly, he leads the Pirates' Josh Harrison by .01 points in the batting race. Morneau's .861 OPS is by far his best since 2010 when he suffered a severe concussion. The power isn't what it once was, but you can't argue with a .319/.354/.497 and 82 RBI for where you got him in drafts. Analyst: Spencer Silva
Morneau has hit power outage after hitting 13 home runs over he first three months of the season he has hit just three since July. It hasn't been all bad for Morneau however as he was able to keep up his .300 average and is hitting .400 in the month of September. It has been a good first year in Colorado for Morneau and he has stayed relatively healthy as he looks to get his career back on track. Analyst: Jonathan Impemba