|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||520.00||26.00||.285||85.00||68.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Texas||14||3||0|| .313|| .286|| .214|
|vs Grimm (Career)||5||2||0|| .400||.400||.400|
|vs RHP||106||22||6|| .276|| .387|| .208|
|05/22/2013||CC Sabathia, SP NYY|
Starling Marte, LF PIT
Allen Craig, 1B STL
|Michael Morse, RF SEA|
Matt Harvey, SP NYM
|05/22/2013||Michael Morse, RF SEA||Lyle Overbay, 1B NYY|
|05/22/2013||Cameron Maybin, CF SD|
Jayson Werth, RF WAS
Michael Morse, RF SEA
Matt Holliday, LF STL
|B.J. Upton, CF ATL|
Yoenis Cespedes, LF OAK
|Last 10 Games|
|More doubles on the way for Michael Morse|
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(5/21/13) Though he already has 10 home runs, Michael Morse has been something of a letdown for Fantasy owners and the Mariners, due to his .248 batting average. Since emerging as a viable Fantasy option three years ago, Morse has consistently produced power and high batting averages, and the latter is likely to come around in the weeks ahead.
As Scott White mentioned in a recent analysis, Morse is the apparent victim of bad luck on balls in play, as he has a .278 BABIP, as compared to a .339 career rate. Meanwhile, Morse is hitting with his customary home run power, but he has only four doubles. He should start collecting more two-baggers going forward, as his current total is depressed by a .077 BABIP on flyballs.
It's no time to bench Morse, and if you don't already own him, find his owner, who might be frustrated and ready to sell low.
|Michael Morse hitless in return|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/18/13) Mariners outfielder Michael Morse overcame an eye irritation to play Saturday in Cleveland. He went 0 for 4 with a strikeout.
Morse, hitting .254, had his four-game hitting streak snapped. He had at least two hits in each of those games.
|Michael Morse back in lineup|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/18/13) Mariners outfielder Michael Morse returned to the starting lineup Saturday in Cleveland. Morse missed Friday's game due to eye irritation.
|Michael Morse dealing with an eye issue|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/17/13) Mariners outfielder Michael Morse was held out of Friday's lineup against the Indians because of eye irritation.
Morse, who has gone 9 for 15 with a home run and two doubles over his last four games, is hitting .261 with 10 home runs and 17 RBI in 151 at-bats. He is listed as day to day.
|BABIP victim Michael Morse coming around|
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/17/13) As a .296 hitter with a high strikeout rate over the last three seasons, the Mariners' Michael Morse is used to having a high BABIP. But entering play Friday, his BABIP was only .292, which is below the league average.
And just a few days ago, it was significantly lower than that. Over his last four games, Morse is 9 for 15 with a homer and two doubles, raising his season batting average from .220 to .261.
What we're seeing form him now is a long overdue course correction, and judging by his numbers the last few years, it's just the beginning. Though most Fantasy owners see him as a big, hulking slugger, Morse is actually a safer bet for a .300 batting average than 30 home runs.
But he's fully capable of both.
|Michael Morse opened eyes with a 31-homer season in 2011, but his follow-up lacked the same sizzle. He missed the first two months with a strained lat, and while he hit for power (18 home runs and 17 doubles in 406 at-bats) and average (.291), he fell short of his 2011 pace. Particularly in the weeks after his activation from the disabled list, Morse hit grounders at a high rate. And even into the season's final months, he continued to put the ball on the ground much more frequently than in years past. Given that 55 percent of his hit balls were grounders, it's actually remarkable that he collected nearly 20 homers in just four months. Add in the fact he sent the ball airborne more often as the season wore on, it's easy to see Morse's bounce-back appeal. Granted, he'll be playing for a different team in a different league, but at least you can trust he won't be fighting for at-bats with the Mariners. And with the fences coming in at Safeco Field, the transition from Nationals Park shouldn't be a big deal. Morse should produce enough to be a top 40 outfielder. (Updated 2/11/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/24/13||TEX||10:10 pm||Justin Grimm|
|5/25/13||TEX||10:10 pm||Derek Holland|
|5/26/13||TEX||4:10 pm||Nick Tepesch|
|5/27/13||SD||4:10 pm||Edinson Volquez|
|5/28/13||SD||10:10 pm|| |
|5/29/13||@ SD||10:10 pm||Eric Stults|
|5/30/13||@ SD||3:40 pm||Andrew Cashner|