Justin Morneau
Justin Morneau

Justin Morneau (1B,DH)

Chicago White Sox - 1% owned
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Bats: L   Throws: R

The White Sox were hopeful that Justin Morneau could give them the left-handed bat they needed to compete this season. Unfortunately, the team did not live up to expectations. The blame does not sit on Morneau's shoulders, who played great and then average for the two months he's been on the team. Morneau would like a chance to prove his injury is not a problem and shore up his future for 2017. Morneau's future with the White Sox will depend on how they decide to handle the team. Do they rebuild and let him walk or do they think they can turn things around and resign him? (Source: South Side Sox)

Fantasy Impact: Morneau was actually useful for a solid month in category leagues. He was also a decent option in DFS when you did not want to spend at the position. Morneau is a good hitter, but his age and injuries will limit his production from a fantasy standpoint. He is ownable, but also replaceable.

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The White Sox doubled up the Athletics 4-2 on Sunday. The middle of the lineup played a big role and Justin Morneau was a part of it. Morneau finished 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a RBI.

Fantasy Impact: This was Morneau's ninth double in a shortened season. He has proved to be worth the investment and is hitting .275 on the year. Morneau is worth a roster spot, but be aware of when he sits since he essentially plays in a platoon split.

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As he nears 100 at-bats on the season, Morneau has proven been one of the more reliable bats in the White Sox offense. He is currently batting .275 with four homeruns and 15 RBI through 30 games. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Age doesn't seem to be a factor at the plate for Justin Morneau. The Sox took a gamble on him this season and so far the production has proven to be worth the investment. His high OBP and reliability from the left side has made him an indespensible piece of their offense that you can count on being able to garner quality ABs during the your postseason run.


The White Sox had a key 10th inning, which was capped off by Todd Frazier's three-run blast. The White Sox held on to win 7-5. Justin Morneau helped by hitting a double in the 10th. He had a near perfect day at the plate too. Morneau finished 4-for-5 with a RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Morneau has bumped his average all the way up to .300 on the season. He is proving to be a solid acquisition for the White Sox and fantasy owners who grabbed him. Morneau is worth an add in formats with average and OBP categories. His counting stats are a little low though.

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Justin Morneau went 1-for-4, hitting his third home run of the season on Wednesday evening. Unfortunately, it was the only run the White Sox offense could muster, as they fell to the Tigers 2-1.

Fantasy Impact: Justin Morneau in only 50 at-bats, has given the White Sox offense some spark from the left handed side of the plate. His .807 OPS and .480 SLG have been respectable. Morneau could be a sneaky late season addition.

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The White Sox lost 6-4 on Sunday. Justin Morneau said the weekend return to Minnesota rejuvenated him though. On Sunday, Morneau went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Morneau is worth owning in only deep leagues or AL-only leagues. Add him to your watch list though as he could get hot later in the year, which could help in a playoff run. He has great DFS value too.

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Justin Morneau is still shaking the rust off, but looked great on Wednesday. He had his best game hitting for the White Sox. Morneau finished 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. He also hit his first double of the year and drew two walks. Unfortunately, it was not enough as the White Sox lost in extra innings.

Fantasy Impact: Is this the sign of things to come for Morneau? If you have the bench room add him. However, he is more likely in a wait and see mode. If he can return to form, he could be the bat the White Sox desperately need. Just remember he will be in a platoon split with Avisail Garcia and will typically sit against lefties.

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The White Sox played it safe with signing Morneau. He was supposed to be the left-handed bat they needed to do a platoon split at the DH position. Sunday was Morneau's first hit in a White Sox uniform. He went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Morneau is an interesting fantasy option. He had a decent 2015 before his elbow injury and won the 2014 batting title. He did not have many plate appearances during rehab so the hope is he turns it on soon. Either add him to the watch list or stash him on the bench until he turns things around.

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The Sox have activated first baseman Justin Morneau from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Jason Coats to Triple-A Charlotte. Morneau, age 35, has been in a rehab stint with the White Sox Double-A affiliate after off-season elbow surgery. (Source: Chicago Sun-Times)

Fantasy Impact: Its been 10 years since Morneau was an MVP, and the shtick with him has been his health. Expectations should be tempered, but in his two most recent years with the Rockies (2014-15) his batting line in 184 games of .316/.363/.487 is nothing to sneer at. If the Sox manage to catch fire in the second half, expect Morneau to fill the Adam LaRoche role at DH, as the production from Avisail Garcia has not been up to par so far this season.

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Justin Morneau went 1-for-3 with a single for White Sox Triple-A affiliate in Birmingham.

Fantasy Impact: The White Sox are hoping to strengthen their DH spot with Justin once he is fully healthy. Give him a few games in the majors and we can possibly consider him for AL-only leagues.

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Justin Morneau will begin a minor league rehab assignment with the White Sox Triple-A affiliate on Monday. (Source: Scott Merkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It looks like Morneau will be returning to the majors, but it remains unclear when. He's interesting due to his name, but he's likely headed for a reserve role immediately. He'll probably be more interesting to follow in real baseball than an asset in fantasy.

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Justin Morneau took about 25 swings on both Saturday and Sunday. He was happy with how things felt and plans to continue batting practice throughout the week. If things go well, he could start a Triple-A rehab soon. Morneau and the White Sox hope he can join the club shortly after the All-Star break. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Morneau could be a good left-handed bat for the White Sox. This is an area they desperately need to fill after Adam LaRoche retired at the beginning of the year. He could see immediate fantasy value if he can find his 2014 swing. Keep him on the watch list or add him to a DL spot if you need hitting depth.

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Justin Morneau underwent elbow surgery in December which will keep him from swinging a bat again until at least June. He remains unsigned at this point after spending 2015 with the Rockies. (Source: Star Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Morneau had hoped to sign with a club that would allow him to rehab with a contract, but he wasn't able to find such a deal this winter. It's understandable, despite his impressive history, as Morneau has been dealing with injuries over the past several seasons and is now 34.

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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.