Baseball America names Logan Morrison as the Number 16 prospect

This is a whole lot of days old, but Baseball America did a revamp of their list of top prospects and Logan Morrison scored well.

Here is what they had to say:

16. Logan Morrison, 1b, Marlins (Triple-A New Orleans): Like Jennings, a shoulder injury slowed Morrison this season, and his power has taken a bit of a hit as a result. But he's as polished a hitter as there is in the minors, with gap power and excellent plate discipline (36-27 BB-K ratio).

I have looked at the article a few times and by my inspection, Logan is the only Marlins player on the list.

I'm a little surprised Mike Stanton doesn't appear anywhere on it.  When BA puts out their Prospects Handbook they do include players who are, or have been, in the Majors.  I guess they have different standards for the mid-season update.   Whether or not that is the case, LoMo is number sixteen and my guess is that he will be a September call-up at the very least.

Whether we see him sooner than that depends on what the Marlins do at the trade deadline on July 31st.  If the Marlins can get a trade they like for Dan Uggla or Jorge Cantu, and assuming he isn't a piece in some trade, he will join the Marlins sooner.

Logan Morrison was recently showcased in the futures game and he did quite well.  The thing to understand about the futures game is it is as much about showcasing young talent to show everyone you consider a future star of the team, as much at it is showcasing future trade bait.

We will see how it goes.

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