Justin Morneau: Having a Better Year than You Think

Posted: 18th May 2010 by Asher Chancey in MLB
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By now the amazing season that Justin Morneau is having isn’t just a well-kept secret in the Minnesota area. Indeed, there are dozens of baseball fans outside of the Twin Cities buzzing about Morneau’s performance.  But there is more than meets the eye to the season Morneau is having, and Morneau's numbers are, I dare say, more impressive than they seem. For the record, Morneau is currently the American League leader in all of your RSL categories, with a .374 average, a .491 on-base percentage, a .710 slugging percentage, and a 1.201 OPS.  He also leads the AL in OPS+ with a  robust 225, and in bases-on-balls with 30. This has translated well into the SABRmetrics as well: Morneau leads the majors in WAR, runs created, adjusted batting runs, adjuste ...

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