In the Rockies Cactus League finale Justin Morneau hit a Home Run off of Taijaun Walker. Morneau's solo shot stopped the Mariners young phenom's Spring Training shutout streak at 27 innings. More importantly, the HR blast signaled that Justin Morneau is not as old as people think.
Fantasy Impact: Justin Morneau who is entering the final year of a two year contract with the Rockies appears ready to defend his National League batting championship. (.319) Week one finds the British Columbia bred 33 year old first baseman opening the season with in Milwaukee before returning home to the rare air of Coors Field to host the entertaining Chicago Cubs. Justin Morneau is a sure fire Week One starter.
Category: Game Recaps
Justin Morneau began Cactus League Play scuffling at the plate and he has continued to scuffle. Through 24 at bats, Morneau has only 3 hits leading to a .125 batting average.
Fantasy Impact: While Morneau will begin the season as the starting 1B after having a great season in 2014, he may be working himself into a platoon with Willin Rosario. Rosario has been scorching at the plate and the Rockies are not sold on him continuing to catch a lot games. The only other spot for Rosario would be 1B and that may eat into Morneau's at bats, and especially his fantasy value. Draft Morneau as a value pick and hope he gets it turned around when the season begins.
Justin Morneau has gotten off to a slow start this spring. He has gone 3-for-15 with one home run.
Fantasy Impact: Morneau is coming off a NL batting title last season so this slow start should not be alarming. He also added 17 home runs and 82 RBI. Morneau should be a bargain player this season and draft him as a guy to provide a good average and middle-tier power.