Truth be told, I almost made Logan Morrison my discount double check post for first basemen but decided ‘nah, I’ll cheap out and go with an already draftable commodity in Kendrys Morales cuz I’m lazy like that’.  Then Grey said ‘only one OF?  Seriously, how lazy can you be?  Give me three posts about outfielders.  And put the lotion in the [email protected]#$ing basket!’.  And so I obliged on both counts but still got the hose again for some reason.  But we’re not here to talk about playing lambs with Albright, we’re here to dissect LoMo’s current draft day ADP of 269 and whether it’s a discount or a steal for 2013 fantasy baseball…

To better understand why LoMo might be a value we need to go back in time.  So please feel free to step into my DeLorean and bump to Macklemore as we travel all the way back to 2011…wow, that was a really quick trip.  And yet, you still had more hair back then.  What’s that?  You’ve been doing a full body wax to remove any chance at circumstantial evidence just in case?  In case of what?  Hrm, I don’t think I want to know…and I think you can find your own way back to 2013 now, thanks.  But since we’re here, let’s at least see why I’m intrigued by Morrison for this season.  Back in 2011, Logan took over full time as left fielder for the then Florida Marlins and went on to hit .247 in about 462 at-bats while hitting 23 homeruns and driving in 72.  Sure, the average is nothing to get excited about but when you consider those homers came in 123 games, we’re looking at 28 homeruns if we just give him 27 more games played.  Yes, LoMo has 30 homerun potential and he’s slotted to be the starting first basemen for the Marlins in 2013, so what the heck is the deal with the discount, you ask?  Injuries, of course.  Morrison just can’t stay healthy and just to spite me yahoo posted on the date of this typing – January 11th – that Logan is going to be slowed in the Spring due to knee rehab (or ‘kneehab’ if you like saying things like Bennifer and Brangelina).

Morrison has had surgery on the same knee twice in less than a year and it showed in his 2012 finishing line: .230 with only 11 HRs and 296 at-bats.  The reality is this news about going slow with his knee to begin 2013 is a blessing in disguise, though, as it was him pushing through the same knee rehab in 2012 after a December 2011 surgery that lead to that dismal line and the eventual secondary surgery.  So we’re talking about a guy that might start the year on the DL, which scares some people off but for me I say ‘oh yeah, so what!?!’  That’s why we have DL spots, people.  With where he’s going in the draft, you’re drafting for upside anyways.  If you don’t believe me, just ask the people currently ADP’ing Wil Myers out at 225, just 6 spots behind LoMo.  There’s a high likelihood because the Rays are the Rays that Myers isn’t in the Tampa Bay outfield until end of May, early June.  But there’s no DL spot for minors.  Well there is but it’s between R. Kelly’s sheets…PSSSSSSSSSS!  Sorry, still rocking Macklemore over here.  NW represent!

In all seriousness, a 30 home run pace doesn’t come from every player in the 18th round or later.  Unless of course you listened to me last year when I said to go after Adam LaRoche.  Oh and Chris Davis is in there as well.  I just gave you 66 homeruns in 2012 and you dare doubt me?  If my track record as the artist formerly known as ONC proves anything, it’s that I can find you 30 homeruns late.  In Sky we trust.  But to give this fantasy fajita it’s final wrap, in deep leagues he’s well worth your time if preseason news stays encouraging.  And if it doesn’t, you drafted him and put him on your DL anyway.  Drop him when Troy Tulowitzki goes on it.  What?  You know he will.  In all, draft him for the potential and pray at the Marlins altar he gives you 145 to 150 games…and pray you don’t have a seizure while you do it.

 
  1. royce! says:
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    Great post. I love that Macklemore video…think I recognize some of the locations, like the Goodwill bins. I have nothing to say about LoMo…well, I guess I could reiterate that his nickname is absolutely terrible.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      HA!

      Just think if his knee doesn’t improve you can call him SloMo

  2. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Morrison is being drafted at 319 over at MDC.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I meant to take a look at that before this got posted again. I wrote this back in early January. I’ll see if I can put the edit in now, thanks!

  3. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    I will consider him again even after he hurt me last year. I wouldn’t pay more than $5 for him in my auction league. In a snake draft I would not take him before round 20.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: I think he’s a $1 bid near the end of the draft; shouldn’t have to spend more than that. Worth it if you need some power upside around that time.

  4. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    new favorite lyric : Damn, thats a cold ass honkey!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha, I love that line! It’s sad, some day people are gonna say this song got overplayed. I’m like ‘this is lyrical genius…rapping about NOT buying bling that costs thousands of dollars’. Macklemore is pure musical coolness. You should check his other stuff, very smart. Really love his tribute to Dave Niehaus with ‘My Oh My’.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky: there is some good stuff in there. Is this a hipster ode. because if it is then its just a retro 90’s thing. we always went to thrift stores in the early mid 90’s. more because we broke, but it was also awesome, I still have some sweet jackets and flannels, but we called it vintage, now its the thing that use to be the thing. If the cyclical cycles keep getting shorter and shorter apart then at some point do they come together and have a paradox?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I don’t think it’s a hipster ode, I think it’s a NW thing. I mean, looking like a lumberjack became popular in the early 90’s when Kurt and his frail, heroin frame needed warmth and he turned to flannel. We’re all so depressed up here from all the rain, even shopping at a major clothing store doesn’t get us pumped! Pardon me while I go get more coffee.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Sky: I’m very aware of the NW thing and it never really went away from you guys, and for flannel at least you guys do have the pendelton headquarters on the washington/oregon border. That being said it makes sense. Being odd is OK up there and I assume thats why you stay because you “fit” in. But looking at national trends and how the rest live its funny how the hipster thing and the fasion-less 90’s seem to go hand in hand. They are so cool they won’t be labeled by a decade but an ironic idea. You will have to excuse me while I grab a slice of locally made rare organic artisnal cheese that was made with the milk of Clarence the local cow I go visit on the weekend to feed locally organic single batch seasonal micro brew that uses spring water from a locally derived until recently discovered hidden spring water. Its $42 dollars an ounce.

  5. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Great article, important stuff i would of never thought of taking LoMo as a late round flyer, gee thanks sky. I don’t know how I would play this game without you.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like to think of myself as the help that gets a 7th place team up to 6th. It’s my calling in life.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky: turning mendoza liners into mediocrity every day. Ive never finished below 3rd on purpose.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Maybe if I stop listening to myself I’ll have the same record.

  6. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    numbers scmumbers, go do some mushrooms and listen to your soul tell you who to take. And when you have a need fill it, and when someone sucks let them go. I

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      The last time I did that I drafted Trey Anastasio as my staff ace

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky: thats about as bad as taking A-Rod first this year

  7. prezii says:
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    You guys are really breaking bread over here i see.. whats up with razzball today?? I cant get into any articles but yours sky! How am i gonna mock greys love child (rutledge, 3/3 couple ribs) when i cant get in??

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think Grey is out selecting his and hers nose hair trimmers for the registry or he’d be all over it, no doubt. You hear about Yoenis hitting a HR with the donut weight still on the bat the other day? Spring is in the air!

      • prezii says:
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        @Sky: really? If ur serious, thats pretty impressive! But yes its finally here! Time to get all hyped about waiver fodders hitting and stealing in march! Hell, even raburn is up to his infamous spring training antics..

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          It was on twitter, it has to be true!

          It’s just not Spring training without Ryan Raburn impersonating Barry Bonds. I’m just excited to find out who lost weight, who gained weight and whose in the best shape of their life. There should be Spring Training awards for those categories.

  8. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I just caught that walk off the earth you tube link you posted on friday. That was pretty great, after I went on to watcha couple more of their vids. I would get drunk and watch them play in a bar.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha, nice! Yep, they’re very good musicians. The bass player in the original vid started the whole thing, there’s one where he plays everything, loops it and then sings over it. Great group overall

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky: I really liked the cover of from me to you and the polly duet cover. whats the name of the song the bass player does?

        I caught the my oh my clip also from Macklamore. That was nice. He actually reminds me alot of Slug from Atmosphere circa 2002

  9. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    watsky is tight!

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