MiLB Scouting Report: Adam Morgan

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and clubs don't stop scouting players once they enter the pros. As part of our minor league coverage here at Scout.com, we'll be providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on prospects around minor league baseball. Here's a look at Phillies' prospect, Adam Morgan.

Name: Adam Morgan
Position: Pitcher
Team: Williamsport Crosscutters (Phillies)
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 195
Bats/Throws: L/L

Events Scouted: Cape Cod League




Scouting Report

Morgan is not going to overpower anyone. But, he has enough life on his fastball to keep hitters honest and he keeps the ball away from the barrel pretty well. He repeats his delivery very consistently and gathers well at his balance point. Mechanically and even stuff wise in many ways he's reminiscent of former big league lefty, Sterling Hitchcock.

The strongly built southpaw sits at 88-90 mph with his fastball, and he'll reach 91-92 every now and then. He also shows an excellent feel for a changeup with two-seam fade at 80-82 mph. This pitch will get him a lot of weak ground balls from righty hitters at the professional level. He also mixes in a slider, which grades out as a future average big league pitch, that comes in at 79-83 mph.

Nothing about Morgan's arsenal jumps out, but when you put together the above average command, three quality pitches, advanced delivery and smooth arm action you have a guy who could move quickly and contribute at the back end of a big league rotation. And, continuing to refine the command within the zone of his secondary pitches will be a big key in his advancement.

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