Saturday, January 24, 2009

Kendry Morales 2009

Kendry Morales has been a major disappointment in 377 career at bats in the Major Leagues. On the other hand, he continues to excel in the minors, putting up high batting averages with good power every year in AA and AAA. While the AAA numbers have been helped by his home park , at 25 years old there's no reason Morales shouldn't succeed in the majors given another chance. Morales doesn't walk much, which is certainly a strike against him, but he also doesn't strike out a lot which is part of the reason he should be able to hit for high batting averages. Morales should get an opportunity to start the 2009 season as Angels starting first baseman. I expect him to hit around .300 with fifteen to twenty home runs. He's not likely to be worth using in Rotohog, but should have some value in most other formats.

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