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Michael Morse (1B,LF)

Miami Marlins

By Jeff Rosenberg, Marlins Correspondent, Sat, Dec 20th 11:04am EST

The Miami Marlins have officially come to terms with 1B/OF Michael Morse on a two-year, $16 million contract. Morse figures to bat behind Giancarlo Stanton while manning first base everyday for the Fish. Just like Mat Latos, Morse is a South Florida native, having played for Nova High School before being drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2000. (Source: Yahoo! Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Morse hit .279/.336/.475 with 16 home runs for the World Champion San Francisco Giants in 2014. When healthy, Morse has proven to be more than a long-ball threat. However, he has played in 100 or more games only three times in his ten year career—146 being his career high in 2010 with the Washington Nationals. Morse could prove to be a sneaky selection in the later-middle rounds for draftees that roll the dice on his health. He’ll be in one of the best situations in baseball when at the plate this season batting behind NL MVP candidate Giancarlo Stanton. RBI opportunities will be there if Morse can stay healthy.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Marlins Correspondent, Thu, Dec 18th 11:38am EST

OF Michael Morse has joined the marlins after signing a two-year, $16 million dollar deal with additional performance-based bonuses. (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Fantasy Impact: Morse batted .279 with 16 home runs and 61 RBI in 131 regular season games in 2014, and hit .300 in his 10 playoff games during the Giants' championship run. It's a great signing for the Fish as they try to build a team that can contend for a Wild Card spot in 2015. Morse should have dual eligibility in fantasy leagues as an 1B/OF, and will be drafted in most leagues as a late-round pick.

By Jeff Krisko, Marlins Correspondent, Tue, Dec 16th 10:55am EST

1B/OF Michael Morse signed a two-year deal with the Marlins. He ended his only season in San Francisco with a .279/.336/.475 slash line with 16 home runs. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The home runs are very misleading, as 11 came in his first 53 games. Ideally, Morse is a platoon first baseman and never sniffs left field for the Marlins. Moving from AT&T Park and into a lineup with Giancarlo Stanton can only help his fantasy value. That having been said, he has limited value outside of deep mixed and NL only leagues. He can heat up in a hurry, however, so monitor him for streaming in 2015.

Michael Morse News & Advice

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MLB.com | Feb 27th, 2:45pm
Spring Training games may not have started yet, but the energy level has already picked up at the Marlins' camp. New first baseman Michael Morse, who knows something about winning cultures, can sense the excitement building.