Gareth Morgan (baseball)

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Gareth Morgan
Outfielder
Born: Toronto, Ontario
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Gareth Broderick Morgan (born April 12, 1996) is a Canadian professional baseball outfielder who signed with the Los Angeles Angels.

Career[edit]

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Morgan has also played on the Canadian junior national team, becoming the youngest player to do so, as he joined the team at age 14.[1][2][3]

He became the youngest player to participate in the Under Armour All-American Game powered by Baseball Factory in 2011 and the first Canadian to play in the Perfect Game All-American Game. The 2013 game was played at Petco Park in San Diego, California.[4][5]

He began training with former Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson in 2013.[2]

He was drafted by the Seattle Mariners with the 74th overall pick in the 2014 MLB Draft.[1] He signed with Seattle and was assigned to the AZL Mariners where he batted .148 with two home runs and 12 RBIs in 45 games. Morgan returned to the Mariners in 2015 and posted a .225 batting average with five home runs and 30 RBIs in 55 games. After the season, Morganplayed for the Canada national team at the 2015 WBSC Premier12.[6]

In 2016, Morgan played in 38 total games between the AZL Mariners and the Bakersfield Blaze, posting a combined .232 average with one home run and 15 RBIs. He spent all of 2017 with the Clinton LumberKings where he batted .230 with a career high 17 home runs and 61 RBIs along with a .743 OPS.[7] He was released by the Mariners organization on April 19, 2019. He signed with the LA Angels April 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mariners draft North York's Gareth Morgan 74th overall in MLB draft Toronto Sun. Accessed on June 8, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Canadian baseball prodigy Gareth Morgan standing out CBC. Accessed on June 8, 2014.
  3. ^ Morgan signs with Mariners Baseball Canada. Accessed on June 11, 2014.
  4. ^ Under Armour All-American Game Alumni Gareth Morgan Baseball Factory. Accessed on June 8, 2014.
  5. ^ Reactions to Classic selection vary Perfect Game. Accessed on May 12, 2014.
  6. ^ 2015 "2015 Baseball Canada Premier 12 Roster". Baseball Canada
  7. ^ "Gareth Morgan Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved December 19, 2017.

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