Free Agent Profile & Prediction #34 Logan Morrison

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 14: Logan Morrison #7 of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a grand slam during the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 14, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

33 year old Logan Morrison is entering free agency for the fifth time in his career, and has seen his numbers severely dwindle down, compared to his output during the span of 2011-2017. During that time, Morrison collected 122 home runs, and averaged a .241/.323/.425 slash, good for a .748 slash line, that is helped significantly by him 2017 season with the Tampa Bay Rays, that saw him end the season with a .516 SLG with 38 home runs. Since then, Morrison has played for the Twins, Phillies and Brewers, collecting only 425 plate appearances between those three seasons, and slashing a .169/.251/.349 rate. Morrison has not had an average Exit Velocity at or above league average in the past two seasons, and nothing above 89 MPH since 2016. He also has shown a problematic growth in his strikeout rate, as it has grown each of the last three seasons, peaking at 28.6 percent in his limited playing time in 2020 with Milwaukee.

The experiment with Morrison in the outfield thankfully came to an end after the 2018 campaign with the Minnesota Twins, totaling -30 DRS in a little over 2100 innings in the outfield. As for first base, he has clocked in at -9 DRS for his career, and a -5.1 rate as well for his career, so he is below league average, but he will not make a fool of himself over there like I would.

Morrison has the track record to show he can be a valuable player, but the last three seasons make it difficult for any GM to put faith in Morrison even in a platoon role, so likely he will have to catch on in Spring Training with a team and earn a spot on what ever team is in need of his LHH bat.

These are the teams I believe are in contention for Morrison: Colorado Rockies, Washington Nationals, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, Miami Marlins

Final Landing Spot Prediction: Logan Morrison signs a Minor League deal w/ an invite to Spring Training with the Detroit Tigers

2021 Stat Line Prediction: .198/.267/.399 .666 OPS 4 HR 11 RBI

Published by riskomatt

I am a 23 year old college baseball player at Cumberland University. In the past I have worked for Baseball Info Solutions, I have coached at varying levels, ranging from youth, to collegiate. I am a sports management major in college, entering my senior year, with a minor in journalism. I love to write and I love baseball, so a blog seemed once again a great place to start. Former owner of Its Always Baseball Season sports blog.

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