Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 6/22/12
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Mike Morse (credits below) “The Beast” is back. Michael Morse finally hit his first homerun since returning from injury. This could be the beginning of a return for the surprising slugger of last year. Is it time to get him while his value is still unknown? The short answer is “yes.” While he isn’t a household name just yet, the power potential in a HR-starved MLB is too tantalizing to pass up. It’s time to be the savvy owner and take advantage.  Morse made his return from the DL with little limelight. His hitting since being inserted to the lineup was also small. Before the much-needed homerun, he was hitting a paltry .211, slugging .281, and an OPS of .527. The counting stats are scary as well: a .246 on-base percentage and 15 strikeouts. While the sample size was small – 57 ABs – the lack of production was enough to ignore his name. This slow start isn’t new to “The Beast.” Last year, his breakout year, Morse hit .224, slugged .284, and an OPS of .550 in July. Sounds familiar? ...
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