DH - FA
The White Sox failed to sweep the Rays as they lost 3-5 on Thursday. Justin Morneau hit out of the five spot and finished 2-for-4 with no counting stats. He is now batting .264 on the season.
Morneau has not been terrible or very helpful lately. In his last seven games he is hitting .286 with a HR. There are likely better options out there for such an important week. The same goes for DFS.
Justin Morneau hit a two-run shot in the seventh to secure a large lead over the Rays. The White Sox went on to win 7-1. Morneau finished 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run.
Morneau was a bright spot for the White Sox and could be worth another look in 2017 depending on what the front office decides to do with player personnel. He is only hitting .258 on the year, but a slow start and an injury played a part in his numbers.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.