Future Watch: Adrian Morejon Rookie Baseball Cards, Padres

Future Watch: Adrian Morejon Rookie Baseball Cards, PadresFuture Watch: Adrian Morejon Rookie Baseball Cards, PadresAdrian Morejon was signed as an International free agent by the San Diego Padres in 2016. Since then the pitcher has been on a bit of a ride with the hopes of getting to the major leagues.

The Cuban pitcher starting his pro career with the Tri-City Dust Devils. He started seven games and pitched 35 1/3 innings, he struck out 35 and only walked three. His 3.57 ERA was a good start. He finished that season with the Fort Wayne TinCaps. In 27 innings he struck out 13 and had a 4,23 ERA. That was Class A-ball and he temporarily met his match.

In 2018 he pitched a few innings for the Arizona League Padres to get him going. He eventually graduated to the Lake Elsinore Storm in Advance A-ball. In 62 2/3 innings, he struck out 70 and walked 24. He had a 1.24 WHIP, a 4-4 record with a 3.30 ERA. He then had to recover from a hip injury. He still had a strong finish to his season, and he was well on schedule as a prospect.

Collectors can get his 2018 Bowman Draft autographed rookie card.

According to his MLB.com Draft Profile:

Morejon impresses with a combination of stuff and polish, both of which he made strides with last season. He’s physically strong, with an athletic and repeatable delivery that gives him feel for locating a fastball that sits at 93-96 mph and scrapes higher. He complements his fastball with both a knuckle-changeup and a standard changeup, and both versions of the pitch receive at least above-average grades from evaluators. His curveball has improved as he’s learned to better repeat his arm slot and could be a legitimate out pitch for him with further refinement. ETA 2020.

Here’s a look at him in action:

Recently, he just threw five scoreless innings and earned the win for the Corpus Christi Hooks in Double-A. He struck out seven and walked one.

Future Watch: Adrian Morejon Rookie Baseball Cards, Padres – Stats

Register Pitching
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RA9 G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2014-15 15 -10.3 Mayabeque CNS Fgn 2 1 .667 4.88 5.63 6 6 0 0 0 24.0 27 15 13 5 13 1 7 1 0 0 110 1.667 10.1 1.9 4.9 2.6 0.54
2017 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs A–A SDP 3 4 .429 3.86 4.00 13 13 0 0 0 0 63.0 65 28 27 4 16 0 58 3 2 9 266 1.286 9.3 0.6 2.3 8.3 3.63
2017 18 -3.9 Fort Wayne MIDW A SDP 1 2 .333 4.23 4.55 6 6 0 0 0 0 27.2 28 14 13 2 13 0 23 1 0 4 120 1.482 9.1 0.7 4.2 7.5 1.77
2017 18 -3.6 Tri-City NORW A- SDP 2 2 .500 3.57 3.57 7 7 0 0 0 0 35.1 37 14 14 2 3 0 35 2 2 5 146 1.132 9.4 0.5 0.8 8.9 11.67
2018 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-Rk SDP 4 5 .444 3.44 3.99 14 14 0 0 0 0 65.1 59 29 25 6 24 0 74 4 1 1 276 1.270 8.1 0.8 3.3 10.2 3.08
2018 19 -4.2 Lake Elsinore CALL A+ SDP 4 4 .500 3.30 3.88 13 13 0 0 0 0 62.2 54 27 23 6 24 0 70 4 0 1 263 1.245 7.8 0.9 3.4 10.1 2.92
2018 19 -1.5 Padres 1 ARIZ Rk SDP 0 1 .000 6.75 6.75 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.2 5 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 13 1.875 16.9 0.0 0.0 13.5
2019 20 -4.6 Amarillo TL AA SDP 0 1 .000 9.00 11.25 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 4 5 4 1 2 0 5 1 0 0 20 1.500 9.0 2.3 4.5 11.3 2.50
Minors (3 seasons) Minors 7 10 .412 3.81 4.22 28 28 0 0 0 0 132.1 128 62 56 11 42 0 137 8 3 10 562 1.285 8.7 0.7 2.9 9.3 3.26
All Levels (4 Seasons) 9 11 .450 3.97 4.43 34 34 0 0 0 0 156.1 155 77 69 16 55 1 144 9 3 10 672 1.343 8.9 0.9 3.2 8.3 2.62
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/10/2019.

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