The Second top Astros Free-Agent Target
Sep 18, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau (33) breaks his bat in the seventh inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. The Rockies defeated the Padres 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
2. 1B Justin Morneau
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Justin Morneau 2006 MVP season has been forgotten by many. He will be 35 in May and is entering the final years of his career. He’s always been a high average hitter with a .282 career batting average. This season, Moreau faced injuries that limited his season to just 49 games. Through that span, he hit .310. In 2014, he hit 17 home runs, 82 RBIs, and batted .319.
In many ways, Morneau represents an alternative at first base than last season’s Chris Carter and Luis Valbuena. Morneau is a high average hitter that could provide a temporary solution at first base until top prospect AJ Reed is ready. Morneau would likely take a two-year deal and potentially like to play for a contender such as the Astros.
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