Posted by: portersprospectreport | July 15, 2008

7/13 Low A Minor League Report

Brett Lorin

  • 6 IP 4H 4BB 2K—1-0 2.82 ERA 29K/22IP at Everett


Adrian Ortiz

  • 3-5 RBI—.314 2 HR 30 RBI 27 SB


Justin Jackson

  • 1-4 HR(6) 2 RBI—.232 33 RBI 12 SB 103 K’s


Kevin Ahrens

  • 2-3 HR(2) 2 RBI R BB—.270 33 RBI


Cristian Santana

  • 3-4 2B 3B 2R—.238 8 HR 29 RBI (watch this guy)


Tyler Johnson

  • 2-2 2 2B 2 RBI 2BB R—.254 8 HR 32 RBI 17 SB (talented but still raw)


Robert Fish

  • 6 IP 5H 2ER 3BB 9K—7-2 4.88 ERA 91K/94IP


Ben Revere

  • 1-3 RBI BB SB( 28 )—Avg. down to .401 since moving to 3rd spot in the order


Zack Cozart

  • 3-5 HR(10) 2 RBI 2R—.262 27 RBI


Darin Holcomb

  • 2-4 HR(13) 3 RBI R—.337 73 RBI .960 OPS


Michael Mitchell

  • 1-3 2R BB SB( 38 )—.301 3 HR 30 RBI


Ryan Morris

  • 5 IP 7H ER 2BB 4K—7-2 3.11 ERA 63K/93IP


Kelvin De La Cruz

  • 7 IP 4H 2ER 7K—8-4 2.09 ERA 88K/90IP


Connor Graham

  • 7 IP H 2BB 6K—8-4 1.92 ERA 89K/103IP


Scott Moviel

  • 6 IP 3H 3K (W)—6-2 2.81 ERA 36K last 10 games


Brad Suttle

  • 2-4 2B 2 RBI R—.278 7 HR 19 RBI


Carmen Angeleni

  • 3-4 2 RBI 2 SB(15)—.245 HR 27 RBI (being groomed to succeed Jeter someday)


BUY/SELL Analysis

Ryan Morris was a 2006 4th round selection by the Cleveland Indians out of a high school in North Carolina.  At 6-3 175lb., Morris is a 19 year old finesse LHP who was overlooked by Baseball America as a prospect.  This season, Morris has been solid at Low-A compiling a 7-2 record with a 3.11 ERA and a respectible .239 BAA.  Morris has shown that he can get groundball outs (1.77 GO/FO), which will need to continue at higher levels as he does not yet have dominant stuff.  Morris has cards in the 2006 Bowman Draft and Chrome set which sell right now at 40-70 cents each.  Refractors can be had at less than $3.


Market Advice: Morris is a classic example of low-risk, mid-ceiling as a prospect.  His frame suggests that he could easily build strength and velocity as he matures and scouts report that he has a very good mental approach to his game.  I think he is a strong BUY and hold right now and my gut tells me that AA will dictate a great deal about whether or not Morris is a good long term investment.  All told, I think Morris will be a solid mid-level prospect that will find a home in the middle of Cleveland’s rotation within the next 2-3 years.


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