MLB

Pittsburgh Pirates
2015 Avg.
.290
 
Career Avg.
.281
Name  Justin Morneau
Born  5/15/1981
Height  6-4
Weight  220
Number  33
Position  1B
Bats  L
Throws  R
5/25/2015 11:38:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list on May 16, did not fly with the team on their road trip to Cincinnati and then Philadelphia.
Insight: Given Morneau's past history with concussions, this should not be a surprise. he could always meet them later, but for now expect to be without him for a while longer.
 
5/21/2015 2:05:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list on May 16, is not expected to be ready when he is first eligible to come off the list.
Insight: Given Morneau's past history with concussions, this should not be a surprise.
 
5/16/2015 7:02:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau has been placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list.
Insight: He has been dealing with this since the middle of the week, but should be fine once he returns to action.
 
5/14/2015 10:44:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau left Wednesday night's game with the Dodgers due to dizziness.
Insight: Given his concussion history, we would expect the Rockies to be very careful of this situation.
 
5/3/2015 2:05:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is out Sunday against San Diego.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest. Daniel Descalso will start at first.
 
4/25/2015 4:42:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau will get Saturday off. Update: Morneau appears to be back in the starting lineup.
Insight: Morneau hasn't done much this season, batting just .250 with a home run and three RBI.
 
4/23/2015 12:06:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau will get Thursday afternoon off.
Insight: Just a routine day off, no injury here. Morneau hasn't done much this season, batting just .231 with a home run and three RBI. Daniel Descalso will get the start.
 
4/22/2015 11:15:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau has four career home runs versus the Padres starter James Shields.
Insight: Morneau is also 15-for-47 (.319) with six doubles and 11 RBI against Shields, so he is a strong play on Wednesday.
 
4/11/2015 1:30:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is 4-for-11 with five extra base hits RBI in his career against Jason Hammel.
Insight: Morneau didn't start Friday night's game but got into it and homered in one of his two at-bats. He could continue to hit in Saturday's game.
 
4/8/2015 11:48:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is 6-for-11 with three RBI in his career versus Brewers starter Wily Peralta.
Insight: Morneau has two doubles against Peralta as well. Morneau is 1-for-9 in the first two games this season, so perhaps this matchup gets him going. He won the NL batting title, hitting .319 last season and has the advantage of hitting in Colorado again in 2015.
 
Hot9/26/2014 11:29:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is 12-for-38 (.316) with four home runs against Dodgers right-hander Roberto Hernandez.
Insight: Morneau put together a fine season, batting .317 with 16 home runs, 80 RBI and an .851 OPS. Not quite his MVP days in Minnesota, but a solid fantasy contribution nonetheless and a favorable matchup.
 
Hot9/20/2014 10:00:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is 5-for-8 (.625) with a home run against Diamondbacks right-hander Trevor Cahill.
Insight: Morneau is batting .355 over the past two weeks and with this favorable at bat should be started in all lineups. He's put together a fine season, batting .317 with 16 home runs, 79 RBI and an .852 OPS. Not quite his MVP days in Minnesota, but a solid fantasy contribution nonetheless.
 
9/17/2014 12:11:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau went 2-for-4 with a RBI and two runs to help the Rockies beat the Dodgers, 10-4, on Tuesday.
Insight: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison went 1-for-4, so Morneau crept a little closer to the batting title lead in the National League. One batting point separates the two hitters. Morneau is batting .316 with 15 home runs and 73 RBI this year.
 
9/15/2014 6:23:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau (intercostal) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the LA Dodgers and he's got a favorable matchup.
Insight: Morneau is batting .333 (12-for-36) with four homers and 12 RBI against Dodgers right-hander Roberto Hernandez. Morneau has been a solid fantasy option all season with a .315 batting average, 15 HR and 72 RBI. He'll never be the MVP slugger he was back in Minnesota, but he still holds fantasy value.
 
9/15/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau (intercostal) is questionable for Monday's game against the LA Dodgers, but if he's in the lineup he's got a favorable matchup.
Insight: Morneau is batting .333 (12-for-36) with four homers and 12 RBI against Dodgers right-hander Roberto Hernandez. Morneau has been a solid fantasy option all season with a .315 batting average, 15 HR and 72 RBI. He'll never be the MVP slugger he was back in Minnesota, but he still holds fantasy value.
 
9/14/2014 10:54:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau (intercostal) is expected to return to the lineup soon according to the Denver Post.
Insight: Not exactly what owners wanted to hear. What does soon actually mean? The Denver Post did not actually specify, which is really frustrating. But with the National League batting title on the line, Morneau has a reason to get back into the lineup as soon as possible. Until he is ready, Ben Paulsen will be playing first base for the Rockies.
 
9/8/2014 6:36:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is not in Monday's lineup against the Mets.
Insight: It's probably just a routine night off. Michael Cuddyer will make the start at first base. Morneau is likely being eased back into action slowly after his hamstring strain.
 
9/7/2014 9:48:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau went 4-for-6, belting his 15th home run of the season, on Saturday against the Padres.
Insight: The big day has put Morneau right back up with the National League leaders in average. He is currently one point behind Josh Harrison at .314 for the batting title. Morneau also has 72 RBI, 50 runs and a .845 OPS to go along with the .314 average and 15 homers. With two more years remaining on his Colorado contract, we expect Morneau to continue these kind of numbers, hitting in Coors Field the next two seasons.
 
9/3/2014 8:13:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau knocked in his 70th run of the season and with two hits raised his average to .312.
Insight: Morneau is having a solid bounce back season, but he could end up playing elsewhere in 2015, as the Rockies did put him on revocable waivers, but couldn't work out a deal with Milwaukee. Although Milwaukee is a good place to hit, fantasy owners probably would like him to stay in Colorado.
 
8/24/2014 2:18:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: It appears to be a routine day off after he went 0-for-6 Saturday night. He's batting .314 with 14 HR and 67 RBI.
 

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