Logan Morrison (LoMo), is a 27 year old 1st basemen (formerly played Right Field). A former 1st round draft pick (#20) for the Miami Marlins, LoMo was a hot prospect ranked #2 in the Marlins farm system.
Injuries have slowed LoMo’s progress every season in the big leagues since 2001.
Logan Morrison has shown flashes of brilliance; however, his constant injury history and his move from the outfield to 1st base seems to indicate that the Mariners wish to minimize his propensity for injury.
AVG HR RBI
.262 11 38
I look for LoMo to hit .250, 12 hr, and 40 RBI in an injury shortened season. There should be a move to supplant him by August with another player:
- Worst case scenario: Willie Bloomquist or Nelson Cruz act as a stop-gap at 1st base and the Mariners are sent scrambling to find a replacement.
- Best case scenario: former scrap-heap resident Jesus Montero, now 60 pounds lighter, lights up spring training and impresses the coaches by taking baseball seriously. LoMo moves into a complimentary bench reserve for 1b/RF/DH
- Alternatively, D.J. Petersen wows everyone in Spring Training and at Tacoma and comes up as a midseason call up replacing LoMo.
A social media star, LoMo is known for this slightly R-Rated posts online. Near and dear to his heart is advocating Lung Cancer awareness (his father died of lung cancer). Morrison has raised over $300,000 for the American Lung Association.