Get To Know A Prospect: Akeel Morris

Akeel Morris was drafted by the Mets in 10th round of the 2010 draft. The 22 year-old pitcher has been with the Mets since was 17 and has pitched in the Gulf Coast League, for Kingsport, Brooklyn and Savannah.

Statistically, he had good run of it in 2010 in a limited exposure of 8 games, 24.2 innings and 2.19 ERA. The worrisome season was 2012 where he posted a 7.98 ERA over 38.1 innings. However the last two years he has turned it around on the stat sheet. In 2013 with a 4-1 record over 45.0 innings posting a 1.00 ERA, 1.156 WHIP and 12 K/9. In 2014 he put up an identical record in Savannah with a 0.63 ERA over 57.0 innings with a 0.719 WHIP / 14.1 K/9.

These are good relief numbers! He most likely projects as a middle inning reliever, maybe like a Vic Black type as an absolute highest ceiling. Amazin’ Avenue puts it best when they talk about all of the effort he puts into his throwing, which would be the main concern.

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