|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||550.00||23.00||.282||90.00||71.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Boston||20||6||0|| .292|| .350|| .300|
|vs Dempster (Career)||9||4||1|| .778||.444||.444|
|vs RHP||106||33||2|| .358|| .462|| .311|
|05/14/2013||Brett Gardner, CF NYY|
Paul Konerko, 1B CHW
David Wright, 3B NYM
|Justin Morneau, 1B MIN|
Starling Marte, LF PIT
Mike Moustakas, 3B KC
|05/14/2013||Yan Gomes, C CLE|
Taijuan Walker, SP SEA
Mike Moustakas, 3B KC
Addison Reed, RP CHW
|Kendrys Morales, DH SEA|
Adam Jones, CF BAL
Alberto Callaspo, 3B LAA
Justin Morneau, 1B MIN
|05/14/2013||Kelly Johnson, 2B TB|
Justin Morneau, 1B MIN
Jhonny Peralta, SS DET
|David Price, SP TB|
Mike Aviles, SS CLE
Carlos Quentin, LF SD
|Last 10 Games|
|Where's the power for Justin Morneau?|
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/14/13) Having gone 23 for 63 (.365) over his previous 16 games, Justin Morneau's season batting average is up to .296 -- an encouraging sign after the Twins first baseman hit a combined .254 in his previous two seasons.
But he has only one home run during that stretch and only two all season. It's not like he was going Adam Dunn on the world in 2011 and 2012. His power numbers weren't where Fantasy owners were used to seeing them either. So even though he appears to be hitting better, we're all still left to wonder just what he's capable of doing.
My best guess is that, hot as he is, he's still not much better than the fringe mixed-leaguer we saw last year. He obviously has some power. We saw him hit 19 home runs last year. If he can combine those with his current batting average, yeah, he'll be pretty good. But seeing as he was a .270 hitter even during some of his pre-concussion years, I'm not sure assessing him at the peak of a hot streak is especially wise.
|Justin Morneau collects three hits|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Twins first baseman Justin Morneau collected three hits Monday against the White Sox.
Morneau hit two doubles in the game, and added a single. Morneau scored one run, and drove in four. He's hitting .296/.340/.415 in 135 at-bats this year.
|Usual suspects pacing Twins' offense|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/13/13) The Twins have had one of the AL's top offenses in May and it's no surprise the usual suspects are leading the charge. Catcher Joe Mauer rides an 11-game hitting streak into Monday's game against the White Sox, while Justin Morneau has hit safely in 14 of his last 16 games.
Mauer is batting .444 (20 for 45) with five RBI, eight walks, 10 doubles and 11 runs during his hitting streak, and Morneau is batting .339 (21 for 62) with one home run, four doubles, 10 runs and 15 RBI in his last 16 games.
"Joe had his little cold stretch we probably won't see again this year, but is back on fire. And Justin has been staying on the ball really good and putting some really nice swings on it," manager Ron Gardenhire said, per MLB.com. "We know we can score some runs and our offense is starting to click a little bit, and that's fun to watch."
|Justin Morneau drives in three runs|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/9/13) Twins first baseman Justin Morneau had two of Minnesota's 20 hits during a 15-8 win at Boston Wednesday.
Morneau's ground-rule double in the first inning off Allen Webster scored the game's first run. He added a sacrifice fly in the second and another in the ninth for three RBI in the game.
Morneau went 2 for 4 with a run scored and is batting .267. He's gone 2 for 4 in two straight games and is working a four-game hitting streak. Morneau has seven RBI in his last four and 21 on the year.
|Justin Morneau racking up runs|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/3/13) Twins first baseman Justin Morneau crossed home plate for the fifth time in six games Friday against the Indians, going 1 for 3 with one run, one RBI and one walk. He had only scored six runs through his first 18 games but nearly doubled that total over his last six.
Morneau is hitting .263/.317/.389 with two home runs, 11 runs and a team-high 14 RBI in 104 plate appearances.
|Clearly, Justin Morneau's 2012 was a step up from his disastrous 2011, when -- while already recovering from a significant concussion -- he was forced to undergo wrist, knee, foot and neck surgeries. But was it good enough to convince Fantasy owners he's good as new? Probably not. His .773 OPS was still the second-lowest of his career. Then again, a look at the splits reveals some interesting tidbits that might change the way you view him on Draft Day. First of all, he hit .290 with a .902 OPS against right-handers. Granted, he was a disaster against left-handers, but still, a .902 OPS against 60 percent of the pitchers he faced. If he was still feeling the effects of the concussion last year, they wouldn't come and go according to the handedness of the opposing pitcher. Just knowing he's capable of producing a .902 OPS in any scenario is encouraging. Also, he had a 57-game stretch in he middle of last season in which he hit .324 with an .856 OPS, bouncing back from a 55-game stretch at the beginning of the year in which he hit .229 with a .740 OPS. Maybe after all those surgeries, he needed a few months to get his swing right, and once he got it right, he was back to MVP form. That's a dream scenario, of course, but it's plausible enough to make Morneau a worthy sleeper in the middle rounds on Draft Day still. (Updated 12/6/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/19/13||BOS||2:10 pm||John Lackey|
|5/20/13||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Julio Teheran|
|5/21/13||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Tim Hudson|
|5/22/13||@ ATL||12:10 pm||Paul Maholm|
|5/23/13||@ DET||7:08 pm||Rick Porcello|
|5/24/13||@ DET||7:08 pm||Anibal Sanchez|
|5/25/13||@ DET||4:08 pm||Doug Fister|