1B - Logan Morrison, Tampa Bay Rays

Season Stats: .267/.372/.584 (156 OPS+), 24 HR, 57 RBIs, 2.9 WAR

It feels cruel to omit Justin Smoak in favor of Morrison, but of the two resurgent seasons, Morrison’s is more valuable to a more competitive team. That may not be a great (or entirely fair) way to decide between starters, but Morrison edges Smoak with a 2.8 WAR and a higher on-base percentage (.372 to Smoak’s .364) despite a lower batting average (.267 to Smoak’s .299).

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.