Jeff Morton
Jeff Morton

CLASS OF 2018

OF
LHP

Jeff
Morton

Triton JC
Mundelein (HS) • IL
5-11 • 185LBS • L/L
Travel Team: Slammers-Coyote

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1.29.18 - Verbally committed to Triton JC.
1.21.18 - Recent Triton JC commit. 5-foot-11, 185-pound, strong, left/left two-way prospect. Ran a 7.25 laser-timed 60. At the plate, balanced setup, short stride and good balance through contact. Stays short to the ball, strong wrists, fast bat and makes a lot of hard contact; 88 mph exit velocity from a tee. In the outfield, flashes natural outfield actions, fluid footwork, body control and a clean exchange. Loose arm action, high ¾ slot, throws carry and topped at 84 mph. On the mound, left-handed pitcher, works on-line, smooth rhythm, lands square and regular effort throughout. Short, loose arm action from a high ¾ window. Fastball, occasional run and sink, 77-80 mph, touched 82. Curveball, 1/7 shape, firm, short break, 68-71 mph. Changeup, fade action, 72-74 mph.
2.26.17 - 5-foot-11, 190-pound, athletic left-handed outfielder and pitcher. Defensively, works from a high ¾-to-over-the-top arm slot with a short, loose arm action, kept throws around the bag with carry. Plays through the ball athletically, fluid footwork, clean on exchanges. Clocked at 84 mph from the outfield. Offensively, balanced, crouching setup, short stride, maintains balance throughout. Pull hitter, has gap-to-gap ability, level barrel path. Recorded a 92 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran a 4.55 home to first. On the mound, works from a ¾ arm slot with short arm action. Drop and drive delivery, works on-line, soft, closed landing, finishes athletically. Fastball clocked at 77-79 mph, topped out at 80 mph. Curveball, 12/6 shape, tight action, clocked at 69-70 mph. Changeup, fade action, clocked at 70-71 mph.
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