Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Heir to a Prince

Prince Fielder is gone.  Who will take over at first for Milwaukee?

Early reports are hinting at Mat Gamel to get the nod.  Here are his MLB totals thus far:
171 AB - .222 - 67 K

That's about all I need to know to start buying Hunter Morris.  He's what you can consider a common auto from 2011 Bowman Chrome, yet he's shown no signs of being common.  For my money, he's a much better heir to the first base job than Gamel.

Since Braun is out for 50 games, I don't expect the Brewers to contend.  So, it would behoove them to at least see what they have with Morris at first.  Even if he platoons with Gamel, I don't expect Morris' Bowman Chrome auto to stay at $3 as an MLB-relevant first baseman....  even a little price spike makes him a worthy investment.

Another aspect I'd like to add is that Morris could end up playing in the CAL league, a tremendous hitter's league, and the very same league Gyorko had his monster (inflated statistical) season at last year.  So, pick your poison:  MLB first baseman or elite power in a hitter's league where 30-40 HR is a feasible possibility.  Exactly.  Either option is good news for Hunter Morris collectors.

Recommendations: 
Hunter Morris: STRONG BUY

Own:
(1) Gold Ref Auto /50 
(4) Blue Ref Auto /150
(2) Base Auto

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