Position(s): RH Starting Pitcher
Projected 2007 Team: Colorado Springs (AAA)
Age on April 1st: 23
Born: November 5, 1983 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 190
Bats: R | Throws: R
Drafted: N/A | How Acquired: Signed as a non-drafted free agent (April, 2001)
College: N/A | High School:
Contract Notes: 1 option year remaining
Other: -2007: Ranked as the 12th best prospect in the Rockies organization by Baseball America.
-2006 Texas League All-Star
Scouting Report / Bio: Morillo's raw power has never been questioned. He sits in the high nineties throughout his starts, but Juan has struggled to consistently throw strikes or show a quality slider or change. Immediate future may be in the pen, but Morillo has the type of relaxed mechanics and easy arm motion to throw 200+ innings in the pros. If he can harness both his control and command, he has the type of arm to throw 70+ innings a year at the back of the bullpen.
Future Outlook: Middle reliever most likely, with outside shot as a closer or number two starter.
Links and Articles:
-Scouting Report and Future Outlook by David OhNo