Sleeper Report: Breakouts
Logan Morrison – OF – Marlins
With all rebuilding the Miami Marlins have done this year, it seems more and more likely that they are going to be winning and doing it with both hitting and pitching. Thus, it makes sense that all Miami players should have increased fantasy value in 2012 and Logan Morrison is no exception.
Morrison was on the fantasy radar in 2011 and played very solid fantasy-ball, smashing 23 home runs with just 462 at bats, but batted just .247 and even withstood a mid-season demotion to the minors.
Injuries bothered him for much of the season culminating in arthroscopic surgery in December. He is healthy, but is likely to be slow coming back in March.
A healthy Logan Morrison can bring huge numbers as he has the potential to be a .300, 30 home-run-hitter. He has excellent plate-discipline and he uses the gaps instead of always swinging for the fences which should lead to good double and triple numbers.
All things considered, Morrison is still a top prospect on a very talented team and he has the potential to play at the level of a fourth-round-pick, but at a ninth-round price.