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Wham with the Right Hand

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I've never seen Morgan pitch but my first question is how many 5'10" right-handers with a below average fastball have been successful major league starters?

Also, looking at Morgan's numbers for last year at baseball reference.com, it's clear that he is a fly ball pitcher. He had one game at Lynchburg with zero ground balls and 13 fly balls. His one start at Columbus resulted in 2 ground balls against 16 fly balls. The previous game with Akron he gave up 4 ground balls against 19 fly balls.

It seems to me he's living dangerously. Anybody recall any little right-handers with sub-par velo who are extreme fly ball pitchers that have been successful big league starters?
 

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I've never seen Morgan pitch but my first question is how many 5'10" right-handers with a below average fastball have been successful major league starters?

Also, looking at Morgan's numbers for last year at baseball reference.com, it's clear that he is a fly ball pitcher. He had one game at Lynchburg with zero ground balls and 13 fly balls. His one start at Columbus resulted in 2 ground balls against 16 fly balls. The previous game with Akron he gave up 4 ground balls against 19 fly balls.

It seems to me he's living dangerously. Anybody recall any little right-handers with sub-par velo who are extreme fly ball pitchers that have been successful big league starters?
Tanner Roark, Mike Leake, Anibal Sanchez, Julio Teheran, Mike Fiers, and Kyle Hendricks are a few. Not all are diminutive in stature, but I don't think that really matters. 90 mph is 90 mph regardless of if it's coming from 6'5 or 5'6.

All of them sit around 90 and are extreme flyball pitchers.

I don't think anybody is saying Eli Morgan is a sure thing to even have a career in the majors, let alone a good one. However, his results have been promising, and he's yet to give any real reason to be down on him.
 

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I hope Morgan turns into something at the MLB level, have been starting a steady stockpile of his rookie cards
 

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does anyone have any insight into minor league games this year.

I assume they arent happening, but was just curious
 

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does anyone have any insight into minor league games this year.

I assume they arent happening, but was just curious
Last I heard there will be no MiLB this season. But there could be some sort of extended spring training for those guys at Goodyear or maybe even progressive field
 

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