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Jacob Morris (Photo: Perfect Game USA)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Jacob Morris
School:Coppell HS (Tex.)
School Type:High School
Academic Class:Senior
Weight:195 lbs.
Report Date(s):3/6-3/7/09
Game(s):The Woodlands/Plano West HS

Focus Area
Hitting ability:Morris is very athletic, but has some problems with his swing and lacks hittability.
Power:He has some limited power potential, if his swing can be fixed.
Running speed:Has above-average to fringy-plus speed.
Base running:Runs the bases pretty well.
Arm strength:He has an average arm (at best) from the outfield.
Fielding:He's a solid defender overall.
Range:He uses his speed well to track down balls.
Physical Description:Morris is fairly tall and athletic, a guy who has played football and run track.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths: Speed is his best tool and he's a pretty good defensive outfielder.
Weaknesses: The bat. He doesn't have great offensive instincts.
Summary: Morris is an athletic, switch-hitting outfielder whose best tool is his speed. He uses it well to play a good defensive outfield. Offensively, however, issues with his swing keep him from having good timing at the plate. The Arizona State signee could get drafted by a team that feels they can fix his swing mechanics and help him use his athleticism to his advantage.