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Prospect Notebook: Morris Working On Cutter, Owens Looks Crisp

Prospect Notebook: Morris Working On Cutter, Owens Looks Crisp

Bryan Morris threw two innings today at Pirate City, and flashed a new pitch in the process. Morris throws a mid-90s fastball, and also flashes a good curveball, but today while watching him it appeared that he was also throwing a slider.

I spoke with Morris afterwards, who mentioned that the pitch was a cutter. The pitch was a variation of a pitch Morris worked on last year, which was more of a slider. This year Morris has been trying to throw the pitch harder, making it sharper.

The right-hander struggled with the pitch in the first inning, throwing it low-and-away and in the dirt against right-handed hitters.

"Just a little bit of trying to make it cut, rather than throwing it the way you're supposed to throw it, and that's what happens," Morris said about his struggles with th...

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