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July 06, 2017

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).

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