Once the 666th pick in the 2005 MLB Draft by the Florida Marlins, first baseman Logan Morrison has broken out twelve years later. Sure, he’s had a successful MLB career considering his draft position, but Morrison has elevated his game to elite levels this season with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Until this point, Morrison has served as a solid left-handed platoon option at first for all three teams for which he has played. But, Tampa Bay has given him starts in 43 of their 53 games this season, including in 23 of 25 games in May. And, all Morrison has done is produce.
The 29-year-old has 197 plate appearances this year, and he’s slashing .251/.350/.557 with 14 home runs and 35 RBIs. His 141 wRC+ would be the best of his career. It ranks 22nd in the Majors among qualified hitters. On top of that, he’s already been worth more fWAR this season (1.5) than in any other full year to date.
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