The Miami Marlins have been desperate for offense all season, but they aren’t the only ones who should be reaping the rewards from the returning OF Logan Morrison; fantasy baseball owners should be doing the same.
The outspoken ‘LoMo’ is – behind Giancarlo Stanton – the biggest power threat the Marlins have had the past few seasons. Morrison had been a big-time prospect in the Marlins’ system since clubbing 24 home runs in Single-A in 2007.
He got his first taste of big league action in 2010 and managed to hit for a decent average (.283) but only managed two home runs in 62 games. In 2011, the power arrived with 23 home runs in 123 games. He managed a very solid .797 OPS that season and he was having a decent 2012 before the knee injury hit along with season-ending surgery.
Morrison missed the first two months of this season before returning on June 9. After playing well in three games he needed a break and missed four games, which raised some concern about the knee issues. Fortunately he was OK and finished out June strong with a .320 average, three doubles, two triples and one home run in 14 games.
In July we’ve seen the real power as he already has three home runs (including a 446-footer, the longest by any Marlin this season) and five RBI in six games. Over the past week fantasy owners have taken notice as his percentage-owned in ESPN leagues rose from around five percent up to 32 percent. Nonetheless, he is still available in just less than 70 percent of leagues. The slugger eligible at both first base and the outfield is red hot so act now if you want to add him to your lineups.