- Full name Matthew Christian Morris
- Born 08/09/1974 in Middletown, NY
- Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Seton Hall
- Debut 04/04/1997
Drafted in the 1st round (12th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1995 (signed for $850,000).
View Draft ReportMorris is the power pitcher of the first order and a favorite to be the first pitcher drafted. His fastball is clocked routinely in the mid-90s, while his delivery reminds scouts of former Orioles star Jim Palmer. Morris probably won't be one of the first college pitchers to reach the big leagues because he took up pitching only in his senior year of high school and still is learning how to pitch. He lacks command of a power curve and has little concept of pitching in the strike zone.