Michael Morse (1B,LF)
Michael Morse hit his second home-run in a loss to the Mets on Tuesday.
Fantasy Impact: Morse, who is 7-for-19 with nine RBI in spring training, is looking like he will bat in a ton of runs from the cleanup spot this year, batting behind Christian Yelich and Giancarlo Stanton.
Category: Game Recaps
Sat, Dec 20th 11:04am EST
By Jeff Rosenberg
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.
Thu, Dec 18th 11:38am EST
By Jonathan Ebanks
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.
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.