JOSH MORGAN

JOSH MORGAN

HOMETOWN: Corona, CA

DATE OF BIRTH: November 16, 1995

POSITION: Shortstop / Catcher

TEAM: Texas Rangers Minor League System

 

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In 2017, Morgan launched 21 doubles, three triples and six home runs, batting .270 in 106 games with High-A Down East
  • 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 RBIs
  • Morgan was tabbed “Best Strike-Zone Discipline” among Rangers prospects by Baseball America in 2014
  • Morgan was selected in the third round of 2014 MLB Draft and hit .322 in his first professional season
  • In four minor league seasons, Morgan has a career batting average of .291

AWARDS:

  • MiLB.com Organization All-Star (2017)
  • Mid-Season All-Star (2015)
  • Post-Season All-Star (2014)

OFF THE FIELD HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Morgan hosts several camps to mentor and coach young players on the “Rock Stars” inner city travel team
  • He also enjoys spending time giving back to his church

MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS:

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Roc Nation Sports Farm Report: 8/10 Rusney Castillo (AAA-Pawtucket) is batting .419 with a 1.004 OPS in his last 22 games D.J. Peterson (AAA-Louisville) leads the Bats in home runs (14) and doubles (24), and ranks second in RBI (47) Dustin Peterson (AAA-Gwinnett) is batting .409 in his current 5-game hitting streak
Mike Shawaryn (AAA-Pawtucket) struck out 7 batters in 5 innings and earned his first win in AAA on Thursday
Dominic Smith (AAA-Las Vegas) is batting .364 with 2 HR and 2 doubles in his 5-game hitting streak
Stephen Alemais (AA-Altoona) has reached base safely in 27 of the last 28 games
Josh Morgan (AA-Frisco) is on a 6-game hitting streak, batting .500 (10-for-20)
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Roc Nation Sports Farm Report: 7/13
Rusney Castillo (AAA-Pawtucket) is batting .545 (6-for-11) over the last 5 games
Jason Martin (AAA-Indianapolis) is batting .282 with 4 extra base hits in 10 games since being promoted to AAA
D.J. Peterson (AAA-Louisville) leads the Bats with 9 home runs and 18 doubles, and ranks second with 30 RBI
Dustin Peterson (AAA-Gwinnett) is 7-for-17 (.412) over his last 5 games
Justin Williams (AAA-Durham) has hit safely in 16 of the last 17 games, batting .333 with 14 RBI in that stretch
Stephen Alemais (AA-Altoona) is batting .325 in his last 12 games
Josh Morgan (AA-Frisco) has a current 9-game hitting streak, batting .314 with an .829 OPS in that span
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Roc Nation Sports Farm Report: 7/6 Rusney Castillo (AAA-Pawtucket) leads the International League in hits, and ranks in the top 15 in doubles, RBI and batting average Jacob Nottingham (AAA-Colorado Springs) has reached base safely in 10 straight games with 4 HR and 15 RBI in that stretch D.J. Peterson (AAA-Louisville) is batting .379 in his current 7-game hit streak, and ranks 9th in the International League in home runs Justin Williams (AAA-Durham) is batting .333 over his last 13 games, and has reached base safely in 16 straight games Jason Martin (AAA-Indianapolis) is batting .333 in 6 games since being promoted to AAA Josh Morgan (AA-Frisco) is on a 9-game hitting streak, batting .333 with 7 RBI in that stretch Mike Shawaryn (AA-Portland) leads the Sea Dogs in ERA, WHIP, innings pitched and strikeouts
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Roc Nation Sports Farm Report: 6/8 Rusney Castillo (AAA-Pawtucket) is batting .545 (12-for-22) in his current 5-game hitting streak with 4 2B’s and 2 HR’s D.J. Peterson (AAA-Louisville) leads the Bats in RBI (16) and doubles (13), and ranks second in HR (4) and hits (43) Dominic Smith (AAA-Las Vegas) leads the 51s in OBP (.350), hits (35) and doubles (15) Justin Williams (AAA-Durham) has reached base safely in 9 of the last 10 games, batting .294 in that stretch Stephen Alemais (AA-Altoona) is batting .400 (24-for-60) over the last 18 games with 7 extra base hits Jason Martin (AA-Altoona) has a current 5-game hitting streak and leads the Curve with a .321 average Josh Morgan (AA-Frisco) is batting .333 (12-for-36) over the last 9 games
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Roc Nation Sports Farm Report: 6/1 Rusney Castillo (AAA-Pawtucket) has reached base safely in 10 straight games and leads the PawSox with a .299 batting average D.J. Peterson (AAA-Louisville) is batting .400 with 3 doubles and a home run in his current 6-game hitting streak Justin Williams (AAA-Durham) is batting .364 (8-for-22) over his last 7 games Stephen Alemais (AA-Altoona) is on a current 7-game hitting streak, batting .480 (12-for-25) Josh Morgan (AA-Frisco) has 5 hits in his last 14 at bats (.357) Mike Shawaryn (AA-Portland) has a 2.65 ERA over his last 3 starts, and he leads the Sea Dogs in ERA, innings, and strikeouts Marcus Wilson (A-Visalia) is batting .389 during a current 5-game hitting streak
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Roc Nation Sports Farm Report: 5/25 Rusney Castillo (AAA-Pawtucket) ranks third in the International League with 50 hits Dominic Smith (AAA-Las Vegas) is batting .318 with 8 extra base hits and 12 RBI over his last 23 games Stephen Alemais (AA-Altoona) is 6-for-16 (.375) with 2 doubles in his last 6 games Jason Martin (AA-Altoona) is batting .390 with 4 home runs and 16 RBI in the month of May Josh Morgan (AA-Frisco) has reached base safely in 14 of the 15 games he’s played in, including each of the last 10 Mike Shawaryn (AA-Portland) has allowed 2 earned runs or less in 5 of 8 starts this season, and he leads the Sea Dogs in ERA and WHIP
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Roc Nation Sports Farm Report: 5/18 Dominic Smith (AAA-Las Vegas) is batting .385 over his last 7 games with 9 RBI Rusney Castillo (AAA-Pawtucket) is batting .400 in his current 5-game hitting streak Jason Martin (AA-Altoona) has a current 8-game hitting streak in which he’s hitting .545 (18-for-33) Josh Morgan (AA-Frisco) has hit safely in four straight games since returning from the Disabled List Mike Shawaryn (AA-Portland) leads the Sea Dogs in innings (39.1), strikeouts (36) and games started (7) Marcus Wilson (A-Visalia) has reached base safely in 14 of the last 15 games
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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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