Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 10/7/13
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 Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6’1” 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...
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