Saturday, October 11, 2008
#71T Mickey Morandini
It seems quite fitting to be writing the copy for this card on the morning of the day when the Phillies will play their first NLCS game since 1993 when, you guessed it, Morandini was their starting 2B.
I don't usually comment on the actual physical appearance of players but, man oh man, what an ugly photo! Sort of reminds me of Lenny Dykstra, actually.
IMPACT FACTOR 5/10: Morandini was a pretty good player for the Phillies. He was always good on defense, and by 1994 made himself into an average player on the offensive side of the ball (not bad for a 2B.) Eventually, the Phils traded him away for Doug Glanville, a pretty poor offensive player who was nevertheless good enough to start for the Phillies in CF for several years. Did you know that Glanville's middle name is Metunwa?
Morandini was one of the Phillies' best draft choices in the late 1980s and early 1990s.