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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Logan Morrison isn’t happy about MLB inviting Gary Sanchez to the Home Run Derby

Rays 1B Logan Morrison criticized MLB’s decision to include Yankees C Gary Sanchez in the All-Star Home Run Derby.

“Gary shouldn’t be there,’’ Morrison said. “Gary’s a great player, but he shouldn’t be in the Home Run Derby.”

Morrison has a pretty good case to be included, with 24 homers that, going into play Tuesday, ranked second most in the majors. Sanchez, who joins teammate Aaron Judge among the four AL players in the eight-man field, had 13 homers.

“I remember when I had 14 home runs,’’ Morrison said. “That was a month and a half ago.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 05, 2017 at 01:06 AM | 61 comment(s)
  Beats: gary sanchez, home run derby, logan morrison, rays, yankees

Thursday, June 01, 2017

#LaunchMo

Does this mean he’s actually good because of a mechanical change or is it small sample size theater?

The added loft to his swing is allowing him to drive the ball to and over the fence. Morrison’s average launch angle from 2015 through 2016 was between 10.7 and 12.1% with his average batted ball distance between 172 and 175 feet. So far in 2017, his average launch angle is 15.1% and his average batted ball distance is up 50 feet from last season to 215 feet. His 18 Barrels leads the club and his bat is a big part of the team’s offensive production in May.

The guy many wanted gone last May and were perplexed when the team brought him back for the 2017 season has in fact become the middle of the lineup bat the team has searched for at first base for far too long. How he can maintain this new approach and level of production will be critical to the club’s future success as the scheduling gods finally turn the Rays’ way both in terms of strength of schedule and days off. Sometimes, it is the moves that a team does not make that end up being the best move. The decision to bring back Morrison while not overpaying for Carter nor Napoli, to date, is looking like one of the best moves of the offseason.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 01, 2017 at 10:43 AM | 0 comment(s)
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