• Full name John Morgan
  • Born 07/16/2002 in New Orleans, LA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 191 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Louisiana State
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (88th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2023 (signed for $781,300).
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    School: Louisiana State Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21
    BA Grade:45/High
    Tools:Hit: 55. Power: 40. Run: 55. Field: 55. Arm: 40.

    Morgan established himself as a cornerstone of Louisiana State’s lineup and infield from the day he stepped on campus, and finished the 2021 season with the fourth-best average in the SEC as a true freshman. He did more of the same in 2022 and 2023 and is a career .332/.424/.497 hitter through 194 games with LSU. He’s an odd profile as a 6-foot-1, 215-pound first baseman and outfielder who is an exceptional defender and athlete at first base, but doesn’t have the sort of power that is necessary to profile there in pro ball. Morgan has never hit double-digit home runs in a single season, even in 2023’s explosive offensive environment, and he’s more of a singles and doubles hitter who controls the zone well and has solid bat-to-ball skills. His exit velocities are modest and he also doesn’t have much more physical projection to bank on more power coming. Because of that, teams were interested to see how he could move around in the outfield and he has split his time in his draft year in left field and first base. He’s a significantly better defender at first, with outstanding instincts around the bag, impressive leaping ability and a 40-grade arm that can be hidden at the position. He’s an above-average runner, but still needs to refine his instincts and route-running in the outfield.

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  • 1B Tre' Morgan assigned to Bowling Green Hot Rods from Charleston RiverDogs.
  • 1B Tre' Morgan assigned to FCL Rays.
  • Tampa Bay Rays signed 1B Tre' Morgan.

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