JUSTIN MORRIS, CATCHER
Born: March 26, 1996
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 199
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Signed: Non-drafted free agent, 2018
How Acquired: Non-drafted free agent
College: University of Maryland
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

Morris was regarded as a good prospect in high school, but he went to Maryland and didn’t hit at all there.  In four years, he batted 190/297/293.  His best year was his junior year, when he hit 211/290/389.  He had trouble making contact, striking out in over a quarter of his at-bats.  He does have a good defensive reputation, including a strong arm.  The Pirates signed him as a non-drafted free agent in late July 2018.

2018
R:  222/300/278, 18 AB, 1 2B, 2 BB, 3 K, 0-1 SB

Morris got into nine games, seven of them as a catcher.

Morris figures to serve as an organizational catcher.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2019: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2021
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 7, 2014: Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 35th round, 1050th overall pick.
July 28, 2018:
Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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