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April 22, 2010

John Sickels on 2009 unsigned Sox draftee Bryan Morgado

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 22, 2010 7:06 pm


Bryan Morgado, LHP, University of Tennessee
A draft-eligible sophomore last year, Morgado was picked by the White Sox in the third round but did not sign. That may have been a mistake, as his performance this spring has been erratic. He has an ugly 5.88 ERA and has walked 28 in 52 innings, but has allowed just 44 hits and has fanned 60. The K/IP and H/IP point to his potential. Mechanical problems are his biggest issue, but he still has a live arm with a 90+ fastball that someone could take a chance on fairly early.

April 12, 2010

Unsigned draft picks update: Bryan Morgado, Justin Jones, Brian Goodwin & more

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 12, 2010 2:01 pm
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Two of the White Sox’s unsigned high picks from the 2009 draft have experienced mixed results for their respective colleges this spring. …

Justin Jones (7th round, lhp, freshman): 56 K, 19 BB, 51 H, 5 HR, 2.83 ERA in 63.2 IP

Bryan Morgado (3, lhp, junior): 57 K, 26 BB, 38 H, 3 HR, 5.04 ERA in 49.2 IP

Other unsigned draft picks:

Brian Goodwin (17, of, freshman): .303/.435/.541/.976, 27 K, 29 BB, 4 HR in 122 AB

Michael Strong (25, lhp, junior): 35 K, 17 BB, 25 H, 3 HR, 2.90 ERA in 31.0 IP

Kevin Chapman (50, lhp, junior): 21 K, 5 BB, 17 H, 1 HR, 1.21 ERA in 22.1 IP

December 3, 2009

Buddy Bell on the 2009 Draft

Buddy explains things:

“That’s something we hadn’t done much in the past,” player development director Buddy Bell noted. “Before I got here, most of the players we took were more from the college level. But by design we wanted to get higher-ceiling guys out of high school who we could project.”

BTW, here’s the article’s secondary title: “Mitchell, Phegley, Thompson on fast track to Major Leagues”

Trayce Thompson is on the fast track?

November 27, 2009

Fangraphs reviews the last 4 Sox drafts


[Jared] Mitchell’s .417 on-base average was impressive in just 34 low-A ball games. However, his line of .296/.417/.435 was aided by a crazy-high .453 BABIP. His walk rate of 16.7% was offset by a nasty strikeout rate at 34.8%, which is obviously going to have to come down. With an ISO of .139, his power is undeveloped at this time, although he could develop into a 15-homer hitter. Despite good speed, Mitchell nabbed just five steals in eight attempts. …

September 19, 2009

Baseball America on Bryan Morgado: 13th-best college prospect for the 2010 draft

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 19, 2009 2:23 am
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Before the 2009 draft was even over, Baseball America was already looking to the future. After attending numerous high school showcase events and researching 18 summer college leagues and the collegiate national team, our picture of the 2010 draft class began to take shape. Like this year, when 11 of the first 15 players selected were pitchers, the strength of next year’s class appears to be on the mound. Over the past 20 years, there have been just four drafts where 10 or more pitchers were taken within the first 15 picks, and the 2010 draft could mark the first time it’s happened back-to-back. … The 2010 draft is still nine months away and many things can (and will) change between now and then, but the charts above provide the first snapshot of the top talent for next year’s class.

LHP Bryan Morgado was the Sox 3rd round pick in the 2009 draft but didn’t sign.

September 9, 2009

FutureSox looks on the Sox 2009 draft

from one writer’s favorite pick, Ryan Buch:

He’s got the potential to become a mid-rotation starter due to his solid three pitch mix of a low to mid 90’s fastball, excellent curve and improving change. The command of his fastball can be erratic which is what could prevent him from reaching his potential but he’s definitely the prime candidate to be next year’s Dexter Carter or Dan Hudson. …

Lots more at the link.

August 17, 2009

No Bryan Morgado (UPDATE)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 17, 2009 6:28 pm


ESPN.com’s Keith Law says the White Sox won’t sign third rounder Bryan Morgado unless there’s a last-minute turn of events.

UPDATE: FutureSox:

Signing deadline comes and goes, White Sox apparently made a last ditch effort to get Morgado signed but it appears to have fallen short.

August 14, 2009

Unsigned draft picks update (Bryan Morgado, Justin Jones, Brian Goodwin) (UPDATE)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 14, 2009 1:18 pm
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from Jim Callis’ unsigned draft picks update:

Bryan Morgado, lhp (3rd round): May get over-slot bonus

Justin Jones, lhp (7th round): Expected to attend California

This from Yahoo/Rivals:

Outfielder Brian Goodwin, meanwhile, a 17th-round pick of the White Sox, is expected to report to campus for classes [North Carolina].


August 9, 2009

Bryan Morgado at the Cape Cod playoffs

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 9, 2009 11:31 am
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8/8 boxscore:

Bourne Braves          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
Bryan Morgado.......  5.2  4  1  0  4  4 19 23
Logan Billbrough....  2.1  1  1  0  0  4  9  9
Trevor Knight.......  1.0  0  0  0  1  2  2  4

From the Cape Cod times article:

Both Orleans runs were unearned, with one comimg off Bourne starter Bryan Morgado, a third-round White Sox draft pick out of Tennessee.

August 6, 2009

A short outing for Bryan Morgado

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 6, 2009 1:55 pm
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8/5 Boxscore:

Bourne Braves          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
Bryan Morgado.......  0.2  0  0  0  0  0  2  2

Bryan finished the Cape Cod league regular season 2-1 with a 3.06 ERA with a 47/15 K/BB ratio. His team starts its best-of-3 playoff series on Saturday.

August 1, 2009

Bryan Morgado Cape Cod league update

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 1, 2009 11:11 am
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7/31 Boxscore:

Bourne Braves          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
Bryan Morgado.......  4.2  5  6  6  3  8 19 22

“The game was eventually called after 7½ innings due to rain.” (Cape Cod Times)

July 26, 2009

A stellar game for Bryan Morgado

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ July 26, 2009 12:47 pm
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Cape Cod Times:

The Braves received a stellar effort from southpaw Bryan Morgado (Tennessee), a third-round pick of the Chicago White Sox. Morgado limited Chatham to one hit in even innings, allowed two runs but just one earned, struck out seven and walked one.


Bourne Braves          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
Bryan Morgado.......  7.0  1  2  1  1  7 22 23

July 23, 2009

Bryan Morgado not in the Cape Cod League All-Star game

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 23, 2009 11:16 am
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Who played in the 2007 Cape Cod League All-Star game? Gordon Beckham.

July 21, 2009

Draft update


The Sox appear confident that they’ll be able to sign Trayce Thompson [2nd round]  and Justin Jones [7th round].

BTW, FS has a review of the Sox 2003 draft.

July 18, 2009

Bryan Morgado update

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ July 18, 2009 1:09 pm
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Let’s see what’s the Sox 3rd round pick (LHP) is doing at the Cape Cod League:

Bryan Morgado (Tennessee) picked up a no-decision for the Western Division-leading Braves (14-11-2), striking out eight over five innings. But he walked six batters and left after 101 pitches.


Bourne Braves          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
Bryan Morgado.......  5.0  1  0  0  6  8 14 21
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