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Mike Morse vs. the New York Mets, June 7 2011
With Adam LaRoche going down for the season, a golden opportunity opened up for Mike Morse.
The Nationals have high hopes for Morse, but now is his chance to shore up his spot as an everyday player for the Nationals.
He has a high upside, according to Rizzo and company, and can play outfield as well but with his long and lean 6’5" frame and big swing he is a prime candidate for first base.
If he can optimize his time on the corner and keep his production up with his bat he can confidently seize the first base position and possibly secure a long term contract with the Nationals.
Since he started playing every day, he’s hitting .350 in his last 100 at bats.
If Morse can keep his production in the ball bark of hitting .270 or above and snag 30 homers (or more) this season, he’ll write his ticket in the bigs either in Washington or elsewhere, being a viable trade option.
Here’s to hoping he can be an everyday first baseman and carry a big bat around Nationals ballpark.
It's time to shine for Morse.