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Mike Morse flashing power again

One of the players that ascended up draft boards based on a hot spring training was Nationals first baseman/outfielder Mike Morse. He had nine home runs in 66 at-bats during the spring.

Morse performed well in a part-time role last season with 15 home runs in 266 at-bats and a .519 sluggng percentage. Morse got off to a terrible start and was battting .211 on April 30th with one home run and a .521 OPS.

He started to lose playing time, especially with Laynce Nix performing well. With Adam LaRoche going on the disabled list this week, Morse is getting playing time at first base and finally showing the power we expected.

Morse hit his fifth homer of the season today and is 7-for-19 with three home runs and eight RBIs the last four games. Morse went 1-for-4 but did strike out in his three other at-bats leaving him with an ugly 33/4 K/BB ratio in 114 at-bats, yet he's still batting .281.

Morse is probably available in many leagues. He's available in 94 percent of Yahoo! leagues. Even in mixed leagues, he's a good add. I just added him in a 14-team mixed league. It's difficult to find power on the waiver wire, so consider Morse.


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