Christopher Morel

Christopher Morel

3B - CHC
Height: 5-11
Weight: 145 lbs
Age: 25
Chicago Cubs

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RotowireChristopher Morel: Launches two homers in win

Morel went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Cardinals.

Source: Rotowire
Sunday, Jul 14, 2024

The ScoreCardinals broadcaster Edmonds rips Cubs' Morel for HR celebration

It's safe to say St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Jim Edmonds isn't a fan of players celebrating home runs against the home team. The former player-turned-analyst voiced his displeasure when Chicago Cubs designated hitter Christopher Morel relished hitting his second home run of the game in the eighth inning off Andrew Kittredge. "[Christopher Morel's] celebration is a joke. I don't mind saying it at all. I've never seen anything like it... You're a .229 hitter... and you're running around like you're Barry Bonds." - Jim EdmondsOn the fan that caught it: "He's also taking up plenty of room out there..." Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) July 14, 2024 "You're a .229 hitter, and you're running around like you're Barry Bonds," Edmonds remarked.He proceeded to insult the fan who caught the home run ball, suggesting the person was "taking up plenty of room out there." Morel entered Sunday's game hitting .199 with a .669 OPS. The 25-year-old has nonetheless been a consistent power threat for the Cubs, with his two homers against St. Louis running his season total up to 18.Edmonds, meanwhile, slashed .284/.376/.527 across a 17-year MLB career that included eight seasons with the Cardinals. Copyright © 2024 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Source: The Score
Sunday, Jul 14, 2024

Yahoo SportsChristopher Morel, Pete Crow-Armstrong hit 2 home runs vs. Cardinals

The Chicago Cubs, who have won six of their last eight, recorded back-to-back homers in the fifth and eighth innings

Source: Yahoo Sports
Sunday, Jul 14, 2024

NBC SportsChristopher Morel went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in an 8-3 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Morel took Miles Mikolas deep in the sixth inning and then Andrew Kittredge yard in the eighth. He now has 18 RBI and 50 RBI on the season, which has allowed him to remain fantasy-relevant despite having a .202/.303/.387 slash line. Morel is a below-average defender and will likely never hit for a high batting average, so there remains the risk that the Cubs will eventually see him as a part-time player; however, his immense power and speed upside will always intrigue fantasy managers if you can withstand his poor average.

Source: NBC Sports
Sunday, Jul 14, 2024

NBC SportsRyan Helsley registered his league-leading 32nd save of the season on Saturday night, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a one-run lead against the Cubs.

Helsley made things interesting as he allowed a one-out single to Seiya Suzuki -- who then advanced to second on a wild pitch. He rallied though to get Ian Happ on a ground ball to third base and Christopher Morel on strikes to end it. Helsley has been an unstoppable force out of the Cardinals' bullpen this season, posting a 2.36 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and a 48/17 K/BB ratio over 42 innings while securing 32 saves in 34 chances.

Source: NBC Sports
Saturday, Jul 13, 2024