Another young Marlins hitter and another struggling bat: Gaby Sanchez, Chris Coghlan, and now maybe Logan Morrison. The prior two had noted struggles, with Gaby’s production becoming quite noticeable. His AVG was serviceable with .273 and .266 over the past two seasons getting 19 home runs in each season. Then, through 183 ABs, his average dropped to .202 with only 37 hits and 3 home runs.
Logan Morrison’s numbers have dipped too. In fact, he has only 4 hits over his last 10 games and his average is now bottoming out at .231. He’s batting .212 at home, and .224 for the month of July. The sample size is pretty large now and even though he’s only 24 years old, you have to wonder where exactly his numbers will normalize. Last season, he had 23 home runs with a .247 average. He also had 1.15 hits to strikeouts ratio (114:99) and this season he has 1.19 H:K ratio (68:57).
LoMo was a guy in the minors that put the ball in play and would get on base. Right now, his strikeouts are pretty strong and he is not getting as many hits as you’d feel comfortable with. The power production is still there, but one has to wonder what his hitting eye is doing. Is this something that can be fixed or is this the norm for Logan Morrison? Should we tailor our expectations of his production level?