Potential can be a good or bad thing for a Major League Baseball prospect. At times the expected result of a ton of talent takes too long to develop for the tastes of those in charge. Still, potential usually is seen for a real reason and rarely is a hot prospect absolutely nothing once he finally gets his chance to shine. For the Miami Marlins, this season was supposed to be the big breakout according to some for Logan Morrison. That didn’t happen for many reasons but the time he has spent at the big league level has been enough to prove his potential is still live.
So when will all of this LoMo potential explode on the rest of baseball? That’s easy; it’ll happen next season. This year has been up and down but there is no doubt that Morrison has what it takes to be an elite first baseman at the major league level. He has had his chances here and there but he still has plenty of time left to realize that large load of potential.
He might not burst onto the scene with 40 homers immediately but then again you never know. The main thing I think we’ll see from Morrison in 2014 will be more consistency. He will provide a lot more of the good play we see than the splotches of slumpy play that we see. I believe he will further emerge as a leader on the Marlins roster both in and out of the clubhouse. This guy could be one of the best leaders in baseball within a few years. There is always a chance for a bust for injury or other reasons but I think Morrison is looking at a career bust out next season.