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Justin Morneau (1B)

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Justin Morneau goes 3-for-4 in loss

Tue, Sep 22nd 12:37am EDT
By Kyle Smith

Justin Morneau has been finding his groove at the plate since returning from the DL and he continued with a 3-for-4 performance on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: All three hits were for singles and he did not drive or score any runs. Morneau is now batting .304 and has three home runs with 11 RBI. It was a lost season for Morneau but he has a chance to finish strong and is a decent fantasy option moving forward.


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Justin Morneau doubled and tripled as the Rockies beat the Padres 7-4 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Morneau has tripled in back-to-back games. He's hit .293 when he's been able to play this year, though without as much power as usual. Morneau has a low owned percentage in most leagues and can be picked up in emergency situations.


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In only his second game off the DL, Morneau had a rough go at it on Saturday. He went 0-for-4 but he did make contact each time up.

Fantasy Impact: Morneau is now 1-for-8 in his two games since being activated from the DL. He may take some time to find his swing but he is worth monitoring down the stretch for fantasy purposes. He may turn out to be an incredible value play in many daily fantasy leagues if he starts to hit like he normally does.


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Rockies activated 1B Justin Morneau from the 60-day disabled list. He will suit up against the Giants tonight at Coors Field.

Fantasy Impact: Morneau makes his return to the diamond after an injury riddled 2015. He's been battling concussion issues as well as a neck injury for much of the year. He's starting at first base Friday.


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Justin Morneau produces one hit

Thu, May 14th 3:34pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Justin Morneau hit sixth in the order on Wednesday and he went 1-for-4 before being replaced by Daniel DeScalso.

Fantasy Impact: The Rockies lost in 11 innings by the score of 2-to-1 and the offense continues its struggles as a team. Over his last 10 games Morneau has batted .308 with two home runs and six RBI. Even though the Rockies are struggling to score runs, Morneau continues to have solid production for fantasy owners.


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The Rockies scored seven runs in game one of their Wednesday double header and Justin Morneau was at the center of it. He went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Morneau is hitting .291 on the season with three home runs and nine RBI. He has been a source of base hits but has not been a very good run producer as of yet. Morneau should be on most fantasy rosters and he will surely start producing more runs as the season goes on.


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Justin Morneau struggled at the plate on Wednesday against Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter. He went 0-for-4 and left two base runners stranded.

Fantasy Impact: The defending batting champ has started to hit better in recent days. Although his performance on Wednesday doesn't show it, Morneau is beginning to hit like he did in 2014. In his last 10 games Morneau is batting .382 with one home run and five RBI. If you held onto Morneau through his cold start to the season you should get him in your lineup immediately.


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Justin Morneau produces one hit

Thu, Apr 23rd 2:53pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Justin Morneau has not gotten off to the best of starts thus far. On Wednesday against the Padres he went 1-for-4 with one run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Morneau is now hitting just .231 but one has to expect him to turn it around after winning the Batting Title in 2014. He has only homered once on the season and has three RBI to go with it. Fortunately he has struck out just five times so hopefully the balls he is putting in play start to find some holes in the defense. Morneau is likely a cut-candidate at this point but it would be wise to pick him up at the first sign of a breakout.


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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.


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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.