Morlan Named FSL All-Star

When the names were rolled out for the 2007 Florida State League All-Star Game, only one member of the current Fort Myers Miracle was on the Western Division roster. Reliever Eduardo Morlan will represent the Miracle, though current New Britain Rock Cat Ryan Mullins was also selected.

Eduardo Morlan, one of the top pitching prospects in the Minnesota Twins farm system, was recently named to the Florida State League Western Division All-Star team. The young right-hander is the only current member of the Miracle to be placed on the team, after posting a 2.60 earned run average through his first 17 relief appearances this season.

Morlan was drafted by the Twins in the third round of the 2004 June Draft, and spent the majority of his first three seasons with the organization as a starter. Armed with a mid-90s fastball, Morlan made a seemingly easy jump to the bullpen in 2007, after making only 19 relief appearances through his first 53 minor league appearances.

Starting pitcher Ryan Mullins, now in the starting rotation at New Britain, was also named to the first team, but will not participate due to his recent promotion. Mullins had an incredible 1.98 earned run average in his ten Florida State League appearances, nine of which were starts. He pitched six innings of two-run ball in his Double-A debut earlier in the week.

Jackie Robinson Ballpark, home of the Daytona Cubs, will play host to the classic. The game will be held on June 16, 2007.

Last season, current Minnesota Twins starter Kevin Slowey led the West to a 7-4 victory, and was named the game's Pitcher of the Game.

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