Free Agency Question: What will teams get by signing Logan Morrison?

Now that Logan Morrison is a free agent it is fair to wonder how the 30-year-old should be valued.

An eight year veteran, Morrison hit 38 home runs last season. That number is 15 more than his second highest total from 2011. His 85 RBI are 31 more than his next best total of 54 from 2015. The .246 average he posted for the Rays was right in line with his career average. His OBP was 23 points higher than his career norm, his slugging percentage 83 points higher.

Morrison’s 3.6 WAR maked just the fourth time in his career he held a positive number in that category.

Now Morrison hits free agency. He will be seeking a contract well north of the $2.5 million he made in 2017 with the Rays but exactly how much he will gets or what he brings to a team is anyones guess. It’s fair to assume and probably correct to think that Morrison’s contract will fall south of the likes of other free agents such as Eric Hosmer or Carlos Santana. Worse for Morrison is the fact that a guy coming off a similarly surprisingly season in Yonder Alonso is also hitting free agency. And don’t even get started thinking about Todd Frazier, Mark Reynolds, Adam Lind, Mitch Moreland or Lucas Duda.

This seems to be a situation of more supply than demand. Sure all of those aforementioned guys are going to end up somewhere but only Hosmer and Santana figure to really cash in.

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