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Sean Morgan

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Sean Morgan
Name: Sean M. Morgan
Born: Jan 15, 1986 in Madison, Wis. USA
College: Tulane
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 4th round (133rd overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007 (signed for $202,500)
Morgan shared outstanding pitcher honors at the 2003 World Wood Bat Championship with Yovani Gallardo, who's now with the Brewers and is one of the best pitching prospects in the minors. He could have been a third-round pick as a Texas high schooler in 2004 had he not been intent on attending Tulane, and he'll go in roughly the same range three years later. He has one of the best sliders in the draft, along with a solid-average fastball. His maximum-effort delivery isn't pretty but works for him, and he needs to watch his weight. Morgan's fastball has ranged from 88-92 mph and touched 94 mph, and he threw harder as a freshman when the Green Wave used him as a reliever. That's the role he projects to fill as a pro, as he can carve up hitters with his slider and won't have to worry as much about using his changeup. The main concern about using him out of the bullpen is that it often takes him an inning to get rolling. Morgan carried as much as 230 pounds in the fall, but he dropped 15 pounds after getting mono and looks better without the extra weight. Neither he nor Tulane performed well down the stretch, with Morgan struggling with his command, a byproduct of his less-than-smooth mechanics.
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