Akeel Morris – MLB Stats- 0-0, 6.75 ERA, WHIP 2.02, 17.1 IP with 14 K’s and 13 BB.
Akeel Morris has been up with the Angels multiple times this season, four to be exact. This may be his last opportunity to prove he is worthy of keeping for the Angels. Morris has pitched in six games for the Angels all in relief and he went 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA. Morris has pitched 9.1 innings with 5 strikeouts and 6 walks. He has a 2.04 WHIP and opponents are hitting .342 off of him.
Morris was acquired from the Atlanta Braves in a trade in early April with the Braves for a player to be named later. Morris has pitched only 15 games in the majors with the Mets, Braves, and now the Angels.
For most of his career Morris has bounced around the minor leagues after being drafted in the 10th round by the Mets in 2010. Morris’ minor league numbers are pretty impressive going 19-21 with a 2.97 ERA and a WHIP of 1.18. He has held opponents to a .181 batting average in 415 innings of work and he has struck out 542 batters with only 222 walks. Morris also has 46 saves in 57 opportunities in the minors.
Hopefully these four pitchers will the Angels stay in contention until they get some of their injured players back healthy.