Logan Morrison, First Base, Tampa Bay Rays


Date of Birth: 8/25/1987
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri
College: Maple Woods Community College
Current Salary: $4,200,000
Nickname: LoMo

Logan Morrison, first baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays, was first signed by the Miami Marlins in 2006. He played in the Marlins' minor league system from 2006 through 2010, joining the Marlins for 62 games in 2010.

In 2011, Morrison played in 123 games with the Marlins. He finished the season with 114 hits, 25 doubles, 23 home runs, 72 RBIs, and a .247 batting average. Defensively, he played in left field. The following season, he played 59 games in left field and 21 games at first base.

In 2013, Morrison batted .242 in 85 games. As a first baseman, he made 68 assists, 678 putouts, 65 double plays, and 3 errors with a .996 fielding percentage in 79 games.

In December, 2013, the Marlins traded Morrison to the Seattle Mariners. He finished the 2014 season with 88 hits, 20 doubles, and a .262 batting average in 99 games.

Morrison finished the 2015 season with 103 hits, 15 doubles, 17 home runs, 54 RBIs, and a .225 batting average in 146 games. As the Mariners' first baseman, he made 71 assists, 106 double plays, 1,055 putouts, and 4 errors in 140 games.

Morrison was traded to the Rays on November 5, 2015. He batted .238 in 107 games in 2016. He finished the season with 84 hits, 18 doubles, 14 home runs, and 43 RBIs. Defensively, as the Rays' first baseman in 83 games, he made 42 assists, 63 double plays, 566 putouts, and 4 errors.

Morrison became a free agent on November 3, 2016. He signed a new, one-year $2.5 million contract with the Rays on February 7, 2017.

Career batting statistics for Morrison through 2016 include:

  • 715 games played
  • 597 hits
  • 126 doubles
  • 297 RBIs
  • 493 strikeouts to 272 walks
  • .245 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Morrison in left field through 2016 include:

  • 243 games played
  • 414 putouts
  • 12 errors
  • .973 fielding percentage

Career fielding statistics for Morrison at first base through 2016 include:

  • 403 games played
  • 253 assists
  • 300 double plays
  • 3,092 putouts
  • 15 errors
  • .996 fielding percentage

Charitable Work

Morrison sponsors an annual baseball camp with proceeds that go to the American Lung Association. His father died of lung cancer in December, 2010. From 2011 through 2014, the camp raised over $300,000. More information on LoMo: Camp for a Cure is available at lomo4lungs.org.

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Logan Morrison
ESPN - Logan Morrison