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8 Kendrys Morales 1B

Toronto Blue Jays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
86%63%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
55830.26393650
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015KC15856981165221065810300.362.485.290
2016KC1545586514730934812000.327.468.263

Player Updates

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Blue Jays' Kendrys Morales: First-base eligibility possible in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morales will play first base during the Jays' interleague games while filling in on defense a handful of times to rest regulars in 2017, Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star reports.

Toronto's offseason addition looked sloppy Saturday in his spring debut at first base. Morales made two errors, one of which led to an unearned run, in his five innings playing the field. Fortunately for fantasy purposes, the slugger's inability to field the ball at times won't be an issue. What's noteworthy about this news is that Morales could become first-base eligible for the latter half of the fantasy season. The Jays play their 10th game in a National League park on Aug. 20, but assuming the current DH-only covers the bag for a few contests earlier in the campaign, Morales' positional-flexibility may expand around the All-Star break.

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Blue Jays' Kendrys Morales: Hitting well in spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morales is 11-for-30 (.367) with two home runs and a 1.091 OPS through 12 Grapefruit League games.

He was brought to Toronto to replace Edwin Encarnacion; however, by no means should Morales' fantasy value be based on a comparison to the former. Mitigating the loss of Encarnacion is practically impossible, but Morales was arguably the best option on the market this offseason. Since 2009, the 33-year-old has displayed offensive prowess worthy of respect. Morales peppers hits all over the diamond, makes above-average contact and owns a ridiculous .300 batting average with runners in scoring position over the past seven seasons combined. Now living in one of the most hitter-friendly ballparks in MLB, Morales has a legitimate chance to challenge some of his career-best numbers. If one wants to nitpick, slightly dropping Morales' value due to his lack of position eligibility would be fair.

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Blue Jays' Kendrys Morales: Homers in spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Morales went 2-for-2 with a solo homer and two RBI in his Grapefruit League debut Sunday against the Phillies.

Morales wasted no time in getting the team and the fans excited about the new presence in the Jays' lineup. He drove in a run with an infield single in his first at-bat, then sent a ball towering over the right-field fence in the third inning off Phillies reliever Joaquin Benoit. Morales, who's entering his 11th MLB season at age 33, hit 30 homers and drove in 93 runs with a .795 OPS for Kansas City last season. The year before, he notched 106 RBI and crossed the plate himself 81 times while cracking 22 deep flies. He's booked as the team's DH and will hit from the middle of the Jays' potent lineup. Morales was signed to replace the production lost by Edwin Encarnacion's move to the Indians, and although he can't be expected to put up Encarnacion-type numbers, he should still be a great source of production and a high pick on draft day.

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Blue Jays' Kendrys Morales: Works on defense during offseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morales worked a lot of his defense during the offseason in preparation for a possible platoon role at first base, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

Morales seems optimistic about playing a bit more on defense in 2017 than he has in recent seasons, but manager John Gibbons made clear Saturday that Morales playing the field is not part of the plan. "He came here to DH," Gibbons said. "Of course you play interleague games, he'll get those games at first, but that's not his job, that's not why he was brought here. We'll get him out there occasionally." The important note to take away from the coach's comments is that Morales won't lose at-bats during interleague play, putting the 33-year-old on track for a third-straight season of 550-plus at-bats.

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Blue Jays' Kendrys Morales: Agrees to three-year deal with Blue Jays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morales agreed to a three-year, $33 million contract with the Blue Jays on Friday, pending a physical, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

The veteran got off to a sluggish start in 2016, batting .226 and .163 in April and May, respectively, but he bounced back and finished with 30 homers and 93 RBI for Kansas City. It was his second career 30-homer season and first since 2009. He's an established, switch-hitting middle-of-the-order bat and should help pick up the slack if Edwin Encarnacion and/or Jose Bautista leave in free agency.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Cleveland64111 .197 .250 .172
vs Tomlin (Career)1740 .294.235.235
vs RHP3738719 .310 .426 .233
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/25@DET5230200
9/27MIN4010000
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9/30CLE4010000
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005LAA0000000000 --- --- ---
2006LAA571972146522172811 .293 .371 .234
2007LAA43119123541562101 .333 .479 .294
2008LAA2761713384701 .273 .393 .213
2009LAA15256686173341084611737 .355 .569 .306
2010LAA5119329561139123101 .346 .487 .290
2011LAA0000000000 --- --- ---
2012LAA1344846113222733111601 .320 .467 .273
2013SEA1566026416723804911400 .336 .449 .277
2014MIN-SEA983672880842276800 .274 .338 .218
2015KC15856981165221065810300 .362 .485 .290
2016KC1545586514730934812000 .327 .468 .263
2017TOR0000000000 --- --- ---
Total 103037164541014162586298725412 .331 .465 .273
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2006LAA1B564946642437540 .989
2007LAA1B191212811990111.000
2007LAAOF61440001.000
2008LAA1B6433303071.000
2008LAAOF12419190001.000
2009LAA1B15214213681274868145 .994
2010LAA1B515146243525235 .996
2012LAA1B282821319913118 .995
2013SEA1B313130729313126 .997
2014MIN-SEA1B27262292199123 .996
2015KC1B9965623031.000
2016KC1B7649463041.000
2016KCOF55880001.000
Total  4083683351313220118312 .995
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2005LAA00000000
2006LAA10173100111
2007LAA1005700125
2008LAA202400103
2009LAA4323228021015
2010LAA509410535
2011LAA00000000
2012LAA261226304111
2013SEA340270105621
2014MIN-SEA200124403312
2015KC412276408424
2016KC240261507220
2017TOR00000000
Total 215617272703632127
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007LAA3911000200 .111 .111 .111
2008LAA4402000000 .500 .750 .500
2009LAA93426272600 .237 .353 .176
2015KC165151341041200 .304 .490 .255
Total 329882261762000 .271 .418 .224
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005 AA-Arkansas7428147861201754174320 .349 .530 .306
2005 A-Rancho Cuca229018313051761100 .400 .544 .344
2006AAA-Salt Lake6625641821311252144003 .359 .520 .320
2007AAA-Salt Lake642554287201537153002 .385 .486 .341
2008AAA-Salt Lake78317461081901564194313 .376 .543 .341
2008 R-Angels521411301101100 .545 .810 .524
Total 3091220198405702552347216838 .373 .528 .332
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/225
Birthdate:
6/20/1983
Age:
33
Hometown:
Fomento, Sacti-Spritus, Cuba
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Toronto Blue Jays
College:

MLB Experience:
10