JOSH MORGAN

JOSH MORGAN

Team: Down East Wood Ducks

Position: Shortstop, Second, Third Baseman and Catcher

Bats/Throws: Right/ Right

Height/Weight: 5’11”, 185 lbs.

Date of Birth: November 16, 1995

Place of Birth: Corona, California

High School: Orange Lutheran HS

Drafted: 2014 – 3rd round by the Texas Rangers

 

The 6th-ranked prospect in the Texas Rangers organization, Josh Morgan is a versatile player who has seen action at shortstop, second base, third base and catcher in his professional career.

 

Morgan was selected in the third round of 2014 MLB Draft and hit .322 in his first professional season.  In three minor league seasons, Morgan has a career batting average of .300.

 

Morgan spent the 2016 season with High-A High Desert in the California League, and batted .300 with seven home runs, 19 doubles and 64 RBI.

 

Morgan is from Corona, California, and attended Orange Lutheran High School.

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• Rusney Castillo led the Pawtucket Red Sox in batting (.314), doubles (22) and stolen bases (14).

• Mike Shawaryn finished 9th among all players in minor league baseball with 169 strikeouts. He went 8-7 with a 3.81 ERA in 134 innings at Greenville (A) and Salem (High-A).

• Jason Martin hit .278 with 18 home runs and 35 doubles in 125 games between Class A and AA.

• Marcus Wilson batted .295 with 21 doubles, 9 homers and 54 RBI with Class A Kane County, ranking in the top three on the team in each of those catecories.

• Catcher Jacob Nottingham had 21 doubles and 9 home runs for Class AA Biloxi, and was promoted to Class AAA Colorado Springs for the playoffs.

• Dustin Peterson hit 17 doubles and had 78 hits in 87 games with the AAA Gwinnett Braves.

• D.J. Peterson hit 16 home runs with 63 RBI playing with the AAA affiliates of the Seattle Mariners and Chicago White Sox.

• After being promoted to High-A Bradenton in July Stephen Alemais batted .317 with 32 hits and 20 RBI in 30 games.

• Josh Morgan hit .270 with 30 extra base hits for High-A Down East, finishing strong by batting .375 over the final 14 games of the season.

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Josh Morgan is batting .370 during his current 7-game hitting streak

Over his last two starts, Mike Shawaryn has a 3.00 ERA while recording 13 strikeouts in 12 innings

 DJ Peterson has reached base safely in 12 of 15 games during the month of August

In his last 9 games, Stephen Alemais is batting .382 with 10 RBI

Marcus Wilson has reached base safely in 15 straight games, posting a .370 average and a .460 OBP in that stretch

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Jason Martin is 4-for-8 over the last two games with a home run and four RBI.  He’s batting .323 in August.

Dominic Smith makes his MLB debut tonight with the Mets in Philadelphia.  Prior to being called up, he was batting .330 with 16 HR and a PCL best 34 doubles in 114 games with AAA Las Vegas Rusney Castillo has hit safely in 16 of the last 18 games and is batting .333 since the All Star break Josh Morgan has 7 hits in his last 14 at bats and is batting .364 during the month of August D.J. Peterson has hit safely in each of his first three games since joining the White Sox’s AAA affiliate in Charlotte this week. Stephen Alemais is batting .340 with two doubles and 10 RBI in 14 games since joining High-A Bradenton.  
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Roc Nation Sports Farm Report: 7/21

Dominic Smith leads all players in minor league baseball with 129 hits. He’s batting .334 with 13 HR and 64 RBI on the season.

Rusney Castillo is on a current 5-game hitting streak, and he has hit safely in 24 of the last 27 games.

Dustin Peterson is batting .357 in the month of July.

Josh Morgan has 8 hits in his last 16 at bats and is batting .327 in July.

Jason Martin is 10-for-21 with 4 doubles and 4 homers in his last 6 games.

Mike Shawaryn has a 1.26 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 28.2 innings in his last 5 starts

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Roc Nation Sports Farm Report: 7/14

Rusney Castillo started in CF for the International League in the Triple-A All Star game and had two hits, a RBI and a stolen base

Dustin Peterson is batting .472 (17-for-36) in the month of July

DJ Peterson is hitting .364 with a homer and 3 doubles over his last nine games

Mike Shawaryn is 3-0 with a 0.76 ERA and has 26 strikeouts in 23.2 innings in his last four starts, 

Dominic Smith has hit safely in 25 of the last 26 games, batting .373 with 5 HR and 8 doubles in that stretch

Josh Morgan is batting .333 in his last 10 games, with four multi-hit games in that span

Marcus Wilson has a current 5-game hitting streak

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Jacob Nottingham was named the Brewers’ minor league Player of the Month in June after batting .317 with a .391 OBP and a .533 SLG in 18 games. 

 

Mike Shawaryn is 3-0 with a 0.53 ERA in his last three starts with the Salem Red Sox. His 109 strikeouts in 2017 rank 6th among all players in minor league baseball.

 

Rusney Castillo was named to the AAA All Star Game. He’s hitting .305 with 9 HR, 17 2B, 28 RBI and 13 SB in 2017.

 

Dustin Peterson is on a current 5-game hitting streak, batting .400 in that stretch.

[video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://rocnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Dustin-Peterson.mp4"][/video]   DJ Peterson has 10 hits in his last 21 at bats (.476), including 2 doubles, 1 triple and 1 home run.

 

Dominic Smith has hit safely in 21 of the last 22 games, posting a .365 average with 4 HR and 17 RBI.

 

Marcus Wilson leads class A Kane County in home runs (8), slugging (.485) and OPS (.879).

 

Josh Morgan is 4-for-10 with two doubles and a home run since coming off the disabled list on July 3rd.

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