Originally posted on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 5/6/13
With Roy Halladay likely headed to the the disabled list, the Phillies will have a vacant spot in the rotation that needs to be filled. There are really only three candidates to replace him and our selection may surprise you. Adam Morgan Pros: Dynamite secondary pitches, great location on fastball, started the year with two truly great starts (1.29 ERA, 9 Ks in 14 IP against a very good Syracuse club), most complete/polished pitcher of the three available at this time. Cons: Just 23 years old – why rush? Has struggled in last three starts (6.75 ERA, 3 HR allowed) and has keeping pitch count low. Has only gone past the sixth inning once. Is not on the 40-man roster. Morgan looked phenomenal in his first to starts of the year against the Syracuse Chiefs, a team loaded with the Nationals’ top prospects. He used sliders and change-ups mixed in with a fastball that climbed in velocity as the game went on and challenged hitters. He was in contention for the spot that went to Jonathan Pet...
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