Latest Update Kendrys Morales went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and a walk in the Mariners win against the Angels on Tuesday. Wed Sep, 17, 01:38 AM
Has very good power from both sides of the plate and is a gifted hitter who makes excellent contact as a lefty and a righty. Is a fairly consistent performer.
Flaws: : Improving his walk/strikeout ratio would make him an even more effective batter but he lacks ideal plate patience. Is quite injury-prone.
Despite hitting .185 in the month of September, Morales is sitting on three home runs, seven RBI and six runs scored since the turn of the calendar. Although that is nothing special, if he starts to heat back up he could make for a decent plug-in for a less powerful player in your starting lineup over the final 10-plus games of the season. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Since joining the Mariners prior to the trade deadline, Morales is slashing .217/.273/.366 with six home runs and 23 RBI through 161 at-bats, which has landed him on the waiver wire in most instances. However, he has now hit three home runs in his last 25 at-bats which makes him worth adding if he is able to keep up that type of production down the stretch. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Morales had been struggling, going 2-for-16 at the plate prior to Friday night's multi-home run performance as he is now slashing .228/.269/.344 with six home runs and 39 RBI over 294 at-bats. Hopefully for his fantasy owners his recent performance will get him moving back in the right direction, but from what he has shown so far in 2014, there isn't much to be optimistic about at this point. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Wednesday was one of Morales's better games in the blue and green, the home run only his fourth of the season. He's been a well below average first baseman on both sides of the ball, but even still the Mariners magically remain in the hunt. Analyst: Spencer Silva