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What's The Deal With Mitch Moreland?

Postby rotoquest » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:31 pm

Almost a .300 AVG
Almost a .400 OBP
Almost a .600 SLG

Now with outfield eligibility, and he hit in the 2 hole for Texas yesterday. Is this the makings for some significant fantasy value this year or is he just a good low end outfielder now for leagues that have 5 outfielders?
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Re: What's The Deal With Mitch Moreland?

Postby bigken117 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:54 pm

I'm on board.
Pretty much anyone hitting 81 games in Texas has to be given the benefit of the doubt.

Solid minor league power #s, 892 career OPS.

Looks like he's sitting against lefties though, only 7 AB (and 0 hits) this season. That will obviously diminish his value.
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Re: What's The Deal With Mitch Moreland?

Postby J35J » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:55 am

bigken117 wrote:I'm on board.
Pretty much anyone hitting 81 games in Texas has to be given the benefit of the doubt.

Solid minor league power #s, 892 career OPS.

Looks like he's sitting against lefties though, only 7 AB (and 0 hits) this season. That will obviously diminish his value.


Yup, pretty much a platoon guy...but when he's in he should be pretty legit.
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Re: What's The Deal With Mitch Moreland?

Postby wrveres » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:56 am

J35J wrote:
bigken117 wrote:I'm on board.Pretty much anyone hitting 81 games in Texas has to be given the benefit of the doubt. Solid minor league power #s, 892 career OPS. Looks like he's sitting against lefties though, only 7 AB (and 0 hits) this season. That will obviously diminish his value.
Yup, pretty much a platoon guy...but when he's in he should be pretty legit.
yep. you have to pair him up.
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Re: What's The Deal With Mitch Moreland?

Postby hot4tx » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:22 am

I read an article (couldn't find it now) before the 2010 season started predicting that neither Davis nor Smoak would be the Rangers long-term 1B solution, that Moreland was the guy. His approach to every at bat, against both lefties and righties, and against elite pitchers down to scrubs is very advanced for a guy his age. If he grows into the power you think he would have looking at him without having to change his stroke, I see him as a .300-30HR guy eventually. Very exciting for Rangers fans.

For fantasy you have to platoon him this season and I'm not sure he has an extremely high ceiling for 2011 (he has no speed and I don't think we'll see a ton of power this year), but I also don't see him having a very low floor. He makes adjustments between at-bats during games, so I don't expect a long cold streak or to see him have the "sophomore slump" that many guys get once the league has more film on him and pays more attention to his weaknesses.

In a 10-team mixed league I think you can do better. In AL-only or in 14+ team leagues I think he's a very solid player. In 12-team mixed I think it depends on your league and lineup, but I think he's a solid #4 OF/Util guy.
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