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Cody Morris

#47 | RHP
Cleveland Guardians Cleveland Guardians
Cody Morris
Name: Cody McKinley Morris
Born: Nov 4, 1996 in Columbia, MD
High School: Reservoir HS, Fulton, Md.
College: South Carolina
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 222 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 7th round (223rd overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2018 (signed for $185,600)
Drafted in the 32nd round by the Orioles out of high school in 2015, Morris is now a draft-eligible sophomore at South Carolina. Morris is a big-bodied righthander listed at 6-foot-5, 222 pounds who possesses a starter's frame but fringy command. Morris can scrape the mid- to upper 90s with his fastball, generally working 92-95 mph, but due to his long arm action he has difficulty repeating his release point and has issues locating his power breaking ball. That slider grades below-average, but he does feature an above-average changeup. When he's on, Morris has ace-like stuff and he's shown improvement over the course of the season--actually pitching better for the Gamecocks during SEC play (4-2, 3.71, 51 IP, 15 BB, 57 K). That performance could be enough for Morris to enter pro ball after South Carolina's postseason run, as he's projected to land in the seventh or eighth round. But he does have leverage if he decides to return to South Carolina for his junior season.
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