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4.141 Philadelphia Phillies - Bryan Morgado, LHP, Tennessee

The Phillies spent the 141st overall pick on Bryan Morgado.

Follow the jump for his pre-draft profile.

Bryan Morgado   Position: LHP   School: Tennessee   State: TN   Year: Jr.   Height: 6’3’’   Weight: 205

Birth Date: 12/8/88   Seiler Rating: 2C1   Last Drafted: 2009 (CHW-3)

 

Year

W

L

ERA

G

GS

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

2007*

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2008

5

5

4.59

14

13

0

80.1

70

45

41

9

37

104

2009

4

2

6.36

20

5

2

52.1

55

44

37

8

36

75

2010

2

7

7.90

15

13

0

68.1

73

62

60

9

36

74

*Missed due to injury

Bryan Morgado is a hard-throwing left-handed starting pitcher from the University of Tennessee. Morgado originally came to Tennessee from Florida Christian High School in Miami, Florida, where he was a teammate of 2009 fifth round pick Ryan Jackson from the University of Miami. He was an excellent prospect coming out of high school, but he dropped due to the thirty-fourth round due to mechanical and signability issues, and the Red Sox were unable to sign him that late. He went to school, but he quickly blew out his elbow, resulting in Tommy John surgery and a lost freshman year. He came back strong for his redshirt freshman year, though, showing excellent stuff with good results in a starting role. His stock dipped as a sophomore due to major command issues as he slipped mainly into a relief role, but the White Sox liked enough of what they saw to take him in the third round last June as an eligible sophomore. He didn’t like their first offer, so he went to pitch on the Cape, where he had a very successful summer. The sides were unable to come to an agreement, and he returned for his junior year, which has been a disaster. Scouts believe that he’s a future setup man, and they evaluate him with that lens on. His fastball is an easy plus to plus-plus pitch from the left side, sitting 92-95, touching 97 last spring. He can’t command it, but if he harnesses its power, he could be dominant. He adds in a potential plus slider and a fringe-average changeup, but he’s likely to drop the changeup. With his high ceiling, he’s a candidate to go somewhere in the fourth to eighth round range, where he’s likely to sign as a 22 year old junior.