We round out our preview of the non-roster invitees with a look at a small but talent-rich group: the starting pitchers. The Phillies are inviting three starters to camp who are not currently on the roster: two solid veterans and one of the Phillies top prospects.
The Pitcher with the Most to Gain, Least to Lose
The superlatives and high marks are suddenly piling up for the lefty coming off a breakout campaign. Morgan was ranked the best Phillies’ prospect and the 92nd best prospect in baseball by Keith Law and second in the Phillies organization by Minor League Ball’s John Sickels, while Baseball Prospectus ranked him third in the Phillies’ ranks, and Baseball America put him at fifth. He also clearly got the Phillies attention: he is the only Minor League starter who was with the organization last year not on the 40-man to be invited to camp.
With the onslaught of praise, Morgan suddenly has high expectations to meet but has emerged in the nick of time as former top ...