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08/08/2011 02:42 pm ET Updated Oct 05, 2011

Could Brent Lillibridge Be the New Michael Morse?

After two consecutive years of double-digit homeruns, Michael Morse of the Washington Nationals became a household name--at least in houses that participate in fantasy baseball. In just 266 plate appearances last season, Morse owned a .289/.352/.519 line with 15 homeruns, 41 RBI, and 36 runs. When the Nationals lost Adam Dunn to free-agency and Adam LaRoche to injury, Morse grabbed hold of the first base gig, and has swung to the tune of a .314/.365/.545 line with 17 homeruns, 59 RBI, and 47 runs. Teams are always looking for that player who (like Morse), if given the right chance, could provide a surprising level of production. We've seen Jayson Werth, Jose Bautista, and recently Michael Morse in the past few seasons--but it's possible Brent Lillibridge could join their ranks soon....click here to read the rest of this article.

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