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Justin Morneau
Birthdate: 5/15/1981 (35 y, 10 m, 11 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 6-4/225     Position: 1B
Drafted: 1999 June Amateur Draft - Round: 3, Pick: 5, Overall: 89, Team: Minnesota Twins
Contract: $12.5M / 2 Years (2014 - 2015) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Morneau is out of the lineup Saturday against the Twins, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports. (10/1/2016)
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Profile: *whispers* Wait, are you sure he hasn't retired?... Oh, hey there. Morneau has stepped into a batter's box only 400 total times the last two years. He enters free agency a beleaguered 35-year-old in search of the fabled platoon DH role. More realistically, he latches on somewhere as a bench bat with the hope he still has enough thump to embarrass a righty now and then. Just know that, in limited duty last year, his chase rate spiked, his contact rate cratered, and his hard-hit rate sank to its lowest level since his injury-plagued 2011 season. A team crazy enough to give Morneau a full-time role could enable him to hit 15-or-so home runs, but the batting average won't even sniff his vintage .300 line. He's an ill-advised Hail Mary pick in the last round of XX-only formats. At least he'll always have that MVP. (Alex Chamberlain)

The Quick Opinion: Old and injury-plagued, Morneau has basically faded into obscurity. There's an outside chance he records enough plate appearances to reach double-digit home runs, but it's more likely he ends up in a platoon role or as a bench bat. He has virtually no fantasy appeal.

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