Latest Update Morales Leads M's To Live Another Day Sat Sep, 27, 03:06 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.
Morales is now slashing .222/.276/.344 with eight home runs and 42 RBI through 360 at-bats with Friday's home run being just his second home run since September 5 when he went yard twice in one game. This clearly has been a down year for Morales, but at the age of 31 he still has plenty of juice left in the tank as he hits free agency this offseason which could help out his fantasy value significantly if he lands in a hitter friendly ballpark. Analyst: Matthew Beck
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