Originally posted on Razzball  |  Last updated 3/16/12

3rd base sucks.  My apologies to MC Serch and Prime Minister Pete Nice, but it ain’t about y’all!  It’s 3rd base for fantasy baseball.  And it’s like a raccoon crawled up in your attic and died, then the raccoon’s ghost came back in the form of your dead grandmother and nags you about changing your underwear.  Tell your dead raccoon ghost in the form of your dead grandmother that you don’t need to change underwear if you’re not regularly getting laid and 3rd base sucked before, but now it’s even worse with this David Wright getting all iffy up in here, up in here.  Let’s face it, only two people per league are getting Bautista or Longoria.  You want Adrian Beltre for $29/3rd round?  I don’t really want to pay that premium.  So we’re left with trying to figure out how to get the stench of this dead raccoon/grandmother hybrid out of our fantasy attic with sleeper picks.  I went over some targets for 3rd base for 2012 fantasy baseball.  I didn’t mention Brent Morel there because I was holding him back so I could rub over his name with my pink highlighter.  Consider this 12-point Razzball font my pink highlighter and go ahead and protest my highlighter color, Westboro Baptist Church!  So what do I like about Brent Morel for 2012 fantasy baseball and what makes him a sleeper?

In September of last year, he hit 8 homers.  In September of 2009, someone else hit 8 homers.  He went on to hit 54 homers in 2010.  Yeah, Bautista.  I know, that comparison is kinda obscene with an apples and oranges-type smell to it, but wouldn’t you rather smell apples and oranges than a dead raccoon dressed up like your dead grandmother?  Even if Morel flames out and September of 2011 looks like an aberration, there’s a chance for something here and he costs you absolutely, positively, adverbly nothing.  You want Danny Valencia whose upside for the year is 18 homers or you want a guy who has already shown he can hit 8 homers in a month?  Now, Morel isn’t a dog without fleas, Anacott Steel.  He doesn’t walk a whole lot and he’s never really showed huge power besides last September.  Yes and yes, but to the 2nd negative.  Like Zobrist ever showed a lot of power before he exploded (and a whole list of others)?  Also, Morel is only 24 years old.  On the positive side besides the September explosion, he could steal 10 bases over the course of a season, he puts the ball into play and Morel seems like a fungi.

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