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Tampa Bay Rays: Logan Morrison should be a 2017 All Star

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May 6, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Logan Morrison (7) at bat against the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
May 6, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Logan Morrison (7) at bat against the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Very quietly, Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Logan Morrison is putting himself into the conversation as a possible All Star.

With Corey Dickerson stealing the spotlight as the Tampa Bay Rays best player so far in 2017, Logan Morrison is quietly putting up huge numbers.

LoMo has 18 home runs to go along with 41 RBI through his first 63 games. His 18 homers already gives him the second most in a season in his career. And we haven’t hit the All-Star Break.

He is tied for 2nd in the AL in Home Runs, and tied for 3rd in the entire MLB in that category. LoMo is also tied for 9th in the American League’s RBI category.

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Morrison is sporting a .542 slugging percentage, which it good enough for 10th in the American League. LoMo also finds himself 10th in the AL in OPS with a .886.

Morrison is well deserving on his first All-Star appearance, but likely won’t win the fan vote since he is currently outside the top five leading vote getters. Logan has more home runs, RBI, walks, total bases, and runs scored than the leading vote getter at first base, Yonder Alonso.

Morrison has already passed his home run total from last season with the Rays, and is only five shy of his single season high of 23 homers set in his first full season back in 2011.

First base is a very competitive position in the American League, but Logan Morrison is more than deserving of earning a spot on the American League Roster.

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With more than half of the season left, Morrison is on the verge of having the best season of his career, and hopefully his first appearance in the midsummer classic.

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