Justin Morneau Lands on DL

Jul 16, 2010

 

Justin Morneau landed on the 15-day DL with a concussion. The move was made retroactive to July 8th. Morneau’s condition is as painful to fantasy owners as it is to the Twins’ playoff hopes. OK, maybe they aren’t on the same level, but it’s tough.

 

Morneau is hitting .345 with 18 HRs and 56 RBIs. Replacing him on your fantasy roster won’t be easy, but here are some reasonable available options (stats over past 30 days):

 

Ike Davis, NYM – .247, 3 HR, 18 RBIs (Owned: 22% ESPN, 54% CBS)
Russell Branyan, SEA – .264, 5, 13 (12% ESPN, 31% CBS)
Travis Ishikawa, SF – .390, 1, 12 (Virtually all ESPN & CBS leagues)
Matt LaPorta, CLE – .357, 4, 11 (18% ESPN, 54% CBS)
Eric Hinske, ATL – .200, 2, 10 (1% ESPN, 6% CBS)
Justin Smoak, TEX – .193, 2, 10 (8% ESPN, 39% CBS)
Daric Barton, OAK – .239, 1, 9 (3% ESPN, 24% CBS)
Casey Kotchman, SEA – .378, 4, 8 (2% ESPN, 11% CBS)
Wilson Betemit, KC – .364, 2, 8 (Virtually all ESPN & CBS leagues)

 

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