Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sanchez beats out Morrison for Marlins' 1B job

Gaby Sanchez, who hit .409 this spring, beat out Logan Morrison to win the starting first baseman job for the Florida Marlins.

"To be able to do it with a team I grew up watching, it's even better,'' Sanchez said, per Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.

Last year, Sanchez pressed too hard last spring, which is something that Morrison was doing this spring.

"[In] Morrison, I see a very good major leaguer, not just an average major leaguer,'' [manager Fredi] Gonzalez said. "This guy's going to hit. Maybe he's going through what Gaby went through last year.''

Morrison, who is 22 years old, ranks 20th on Baseball America's Top 100 Prospects list (via SI).

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