This is the eighth installment in our countdown series. If you missed earlier entries, you can see them here:
Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII
#15: Akeel Morris
Weight: 170 Lbs.
Born: 11/14/92, VI
Scouting – Here is a report before the 2011 season:
He gets every ounce of torque and arm speed he can out of a small frame, but pays for it with an arm that drags way behind his lower half, forcing him to lean back towards first and land quite stiffly. He has a lot of trouble repeating this delivery and misses armside and up (high and tight to right-handed batters) frequently. Overcorrection can lead to a late release point and his pulling the fastball gloveside and down. Fastball is 90-93, touched 94, well-below-average command. Curveball is primary secondary offering (75-77). He maintains his armspeed well and the pitch has some tilt to it, but not enough depth to consistently miss barrels. I’m also not entre...