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Bryan Morgado (Photo: Elizabeth Oliver)


Biographical Data
Player Name:Bryan Morgado
Position:Starting/Relief Pitcher
School:University of Tennessee
School Type:College
Academic Class:Sophomore
Birthdate:12/8/88
Height:6'3"
Weight:203 lbs.
Bats:Left
Throws:Left
Report Date(s):3/29/09
Game(s):Georgia


Focus Area
Comments
Fastball:Morgado has plus velocity on his fastball. It's a swing-and-miss pitch he gets up to 94-95 mph.
Fastball movement:There's above-average life at the end.
Curve:Some call it a slider, but it's got more depth than that. It's a hard, tight breaking ball he throws under right-handed hitters' bats.
Changeup:A work in prgress, he'll have to throw it more and develop it. Right now, it's not a factor.
Control:It comes and goes. Inconsistencies with his delivery and arm action lead to his up-and-down command.
Poise:He can have good mound presence when he's on.
Physical Description:Morgado is a large-framed guy, with a developed body and broad shoulders. He does have some room to grow.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Has a two-pitch mix that can put hitters away.
Weaknesses:Doesn't have a good feel for a changeup. His command is inconsistent at best; it comes down to an ability to repeat a delivery that's not easy to repeat.
Summary:Morgado fell out of favor at Tennessee and was relegated to a bullpen role. But he's got raw stuff that could work as a starter if it's refined, with an excellent fastball and hard curve. Command is his biggest issue as he struggles to repeat his delivery consistently. He might need some work, but a southpaw with that kind of stuff won't be ignored come Draft day.