• Full name Elijah Allan Morgan
  • Born 05/13/1996 in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Gonzaga
  • Debut 05/28/2021
  • Drafted in the 8th round (252nd overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2017 (signed for $135,000).
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    Morgan went 20-5, 3.32 in 30 starts the last two years at Gonzaga, and his 12.34 strikeouts per nine innings ranked eighth nationally heading into NCAA Tournament play in 2017. However, the 5-foot-10, 185-pounder is no flamethrower. Morgan can reach 88-91 mph early in starts, but he settles in with below-average fastball velocity in the 85-88 range. His fastball plays up because of his easy plus changeup, one of the better secondary pitches available in the draft class. One area scout called it the best college changeup he's seen; he locates it, can use it in any count and throws the pitch with excellent arm speed and deception. Morgan also can throw his breaking ball for strikes. He's similar to 2016 Gonzaga draftee Brandon Bailey (Athletics, sixth round), though Bailey was a bit bigger and had a better breaking ball.

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  • Rated Best Control in the Cleveland Guardians in 2020
  • Rated Best Changeup in the Cleveland Guardians in 2020
  • Rated Best Changeup in the Cleveland Guardians in 2019
  • Rated Best Changeup in the Cleveland Guardians in 2018

Career Transactions

  • Cleveland Guardians sent RHP Eli Morgan on a rehab assignment to Columbus Clippers.
  • Cleveland Guardians placed RHP Eli Morgan on the 15-day injured list. Right shoulder inflammation.

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