From the Field: Christian Morris, sp, New York Yankees

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  • Christian Morris is out of Indiana University, playing there for three seasons. His junior year he went 4-1 with a 5.55 ERA/1.62 WHIP. He pitched 60 innings, allowing 79 hits and striking out 45. It was a bit of an off year…he was quite good his sophomore season (6-3, 2.04 ERA).
  • He was drafted by the Yankees in the 33rd round of the 2015 draft. Clearly they did not let his poor junior year scare them too much.
  • Post draft the Yankees dropping him into rookie ball, where he got knocked around. Despite this, he was promoted to high-A late in the season and pitched 2.1 innings. I am thinking that since rookie league is more about development than results, he was working on some stuff that didn’t reflect in the numbers.
  • Morris would spend all of 2016 in low-A, and would have a very nice season: 8-8-5 with a 2.99 ERA/1.07 WHIP over 120.0 innings.  105 hits allowed with 99 K . He would get his first All-Star selection as well.
  • Morris is probably not on the prospect radar yet, since a college pitcher performing well in low-A is not the biggest of feats. That said, he does what he did last year in high-A? I think people will start to notice him.
Register Pitching
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev W L ERA G GS IP H BB SO WHIP H9 BB9 SO9
2015 21 0.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A+ 0 3 6.44 9 7 29.1 32 13 25 1.534 9.8 4.0 7.7
2015 21 -1.9 Tampa FLOR A+ 0 0 7.71 1 0 2.1 3 1 1 1.714 11.6 3.9 3.9
2015 21 0.6 Yankees 2 GULF Rk 0 3 6.33 8 7 27.0 29 12 24 1.519 9.7 4.0 8.0
2016 22 0.2 Charleston SALL A 8 5 2.99 22 22 120.1 105 24 99 1.072 7.9 1.8 7.4
All All All All 8 8 3.67 31 29 149.2 137 37 124 1.163 8.2 2.2 7.5
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/2/2017.
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