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Adam Morgan | Starting Pitcher | #39

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 202
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (0) / PHI
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Adam Morgan was tagged for six runs over four innings in a loss to the Cubs on Friday.
Morgan gave up eight hits, including three home runs. His ERA now sits at 6.67 through six starts. The Phillies could look in another direction soon. May 27 - 7:07 PM

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Adam Morgan registered a quality start Saturday, allowing two runs over six innings in a loss to the Braves.

Morgan gave up just four hits and two walks on the afternoon, with a fateful fourth inning accounting for all the damage against him. Even though he was saddled with the loss, it was a good showing after he was knocked around by the Reds his last time out. The southpaw dropped to 1-2 with a 5.61 ERA and 1.40 WHIP through five starts, and things don't get much easier Friday when Morgan draws the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
May 21 - 6:08 PM

Adam Morgan was hammered for seven earned runs in 3 2/3 innings as the Phillies fell to the Reds on Sunday.

Cincinnati pounced for two runs in the second and five more in the fourth. Morgan had a great showing Tuesday against the Braves, but the Reds pack a little more punch and so do most other major league teams. The left-hander is not a realistic fantasy streaming option.
May 15 - 5:33 PM

Adam Morgan spun seven innings of one-run ball in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Braves.

Morgan faced little resistance for the offensively-feeble Braves, as he gave up just four hits and one walk while recording four strikeouts. The left-hander has seen his velocity tick up this season, although this was easily his best of three outings and it came against Atlanta. Morgan will have another juicy matchup this weekend at home versus the Reds.
May 10 - 10:03 PM

Adam Morgan yielded three runs in four-plus innings Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Morgan made it look pretty easy for four innings, allowing just two hits. Then the fifth started and he failed to retire any of the five hitters he faced before being yanked, giving up four hits and a walk. Fortunately, Colton Murray came in and stranded both baserunners he inherited, protecting Morgan's ERA from further damage. Still, he's at 6.00 in two starts since his callup.
May 4 - 11:45 PM

Adam Morgan's average fastball was clocked at 90.8 mph during Friday's start against the Indians.

That's up almost a full two mph from last season. Morgan is now two years removed from shoulder surgery and it appears he's beginning to regain his old velocity. "Everything is good, and that's what I'm excited about. Everything has been progressing phenomenally," Morgan said. "It's a good sign, for sure. I'm feeling good, and it gives me confidence." Morgan's upside still isn't all that high even with the better velocity, but he could carve out some NL-only value.
May 1 - 10:44 AM

Adam Morgan allowed three runs over five innings Friday in a no-decision against the Indians.

He struck out a career-high seven batters and walked just one. Morgan, who was called up this week to replace the injured Charlie Morton, held the Indians scoreless before giving up an RBI single to Rajai Davis and a two-run homer to Jason Kipnis in his final inning of work. While things fell apart for him in the end, the Phillies have to be happy with what they saw. Morgan could carve out some NL-only value in Philadelphia’s rotation.
Apr 29 - 10:56 PM

Phillies recalled LHP Adam Morgan from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Morgan will start on Friday against Cleveland, taking the rotation spot of Charlie Morton (hamstring). The left-hander held a 3.57 ERA in his first three starts for Lehigh Valley but isn't a strong fantasy option.
Apr 29 - 2:17 PM

Adam Morgan was scratched from his scheduled outing Wednesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

The Phillies are expected to promote Morgan so he can start Friday's game against Cleveland. He could draw a handful of starts while Charlie Morton works his way back from a hamstring injury. Morgan has posted a 3.57 ERA in his first three starts for Lehigh Valley.
Apr 26 - 3:05 PM

Phillies optioned RHP Adam Morgan to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

That means Vincent Velasquez has earned a spot in the Phillies' starting rotation. Morgan, 26, posted a 4.48 ERA in 84 1/3 innings (15 starts) last season for Philly. He'll get another shot at the MLB level soon.
Mar 28 - 9:57 AM

Adam Morgan pitched four innings of one-hit ball as the Phillies shut out the Yankees on Sunday.

Morgan is certainly helping his case for a rotation spot with seven scoreless innings his last two times out. To get one, he'll probably have to overtake Vincent Velasquez and Brett Oberholtzer, both of whom are throwing fairly well, too. In fact, Oberholtzer hasn't given up a run in eight innings after throwing three innings out of the pen today. Velasquez is the one of the trio with much in the way of fantasy potential.
Mar 13 - 5:56 PM

Adam Morgan tossed three innings of shutout ball as the Phillies defeated the Pirates 4-2 on Tuesday.

Morgan held his own as a rookie, finishing with a 4.48 ERA in 84 1/3 innings. As of the end of last season, that seemed to put him in pretty good position to claim a rotation spot in 2016. However, the Phillies have since added Jeremy Hellickson, Charlie Morton, Vincent Velasquez and Brett Oberholtzer to go along with Aaron Nola and Jerad Eickhoff. Morgan is probably behind all six of those guys in the pecking order, meaning another stint in Triple-A is likely in store.
Mar 8 - 5:18 PM

The Phillies announced Sunday that Adam Morgan has been shut down for the remainder of the 2015 season.

Morgan missed the entire 2014 season after undergoing shoulder surgery and has already thrown 152 2/3 innings between Triple-A Lehigh Valley and the Phillies this season. He finishes with a 4.48 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 49/17 K/BB ratio over 84 1/3 frames with the big league club. He should have a decent chance of securing a rotation spot next spring.
Source: MLB.com
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 01:36:00 AM

Adam Morgan delivered a nice performance in a losing effort against the Braves on Friday, surrendering only two runs on six hits over six strong frames.

Morgan struck out three on the evening without issuing a free pass. While he pitched well enough to earn his sixth victory, Williams Perez was simply better on the other side of the diamond. He'll look to further improve upon his 4.48 ERA and 1.25 WHIP when he does battle against the Marlins in Miami on Thursday.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 11:06:00 PM

Adam Morgan struggled in a losing effort against the Cubs on Friday, surrendering four runs on seven hits over his five-plus frames.

On the plus side, he did manage to rack up five strikeouts while walking only one on the afternoon. He cruised through four scoreless innings to begin the ballgame, but the Cubs broke through for a pair of runs in the fifth and tacked on another pair while chasing Morgan in the sixth. He'll look to improve upon his 4.60 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into Tuesday's start against the Nationals.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 08:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Tommy Joseph
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Emmanuel Burriss
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Tyler Goeddel
2Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Peter Bourjos
2David Lough
3Cody Asche
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Charlie Morton
3Aaron Nola
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Vincent Velasquez
6Adam Morgan
7Matt Harrison
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Dalier Hinojosa
3David Hernandez
4Hector Neris
5Brett Oberholtzer
6Andrew Bailey
7Elvis Araujo
8Daniel Stumpf
9Mario Hollands