Adam Morgan had a fine Triple-A debut for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs tonight. Photo by: Jay Floyd.
Location: Coca Cola Park, Allentown, PA
Opponent: Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A, Washington Nationals)
Conditions: 6:35 PM start – 46 degrees, 6 MPH wind blowing across field
Final Line: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR. 85 pitches, 60 strikes.
Who is he? Adam Morgan is 23 year old lefty who is pitching in just his second season of Minor League baseball. He has rapidly ascended prospect ranks after posting a 3.29 ERA and 140 Ks in 123 IP for Clearwater and a 3.53 ERA and 29 Ks in 35.2 IP for Reading in 2012. Keith Law ranked Morgan ahead of Jesse Biddle, the consensus top Phillies prospect, in his most recent rankings.
Stuff: Adam Morgan challenged hitters throughout the night with three pitches: fastball, change-up, and a slider. He threw the fastball in the early innings at 88-89 and worked righties at the hands and knees. The fastball reached 92 MPH in the second ...