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49 Elijah Morgan SP

Cleveland Indians

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August 2, 2021 08:40 PM
Indians' Eli Morgan: Quality start versus Toronto
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morgan allowed two runs on five hits and a walk with nine strikeouts in six innings versus Toronto on Monday. He did not factor in the decision.

The right-hander delivered five shutout innings before allowing a two-run blast to Vladimir Guerrero in the sixth. Long balls continue to be a problem for Morgan, but Monday's start was both his longest and best of the year. The 25-year-old lowered his ERA to 6.75 with a 1.31 WHIP and 42:6 K:BB across 37.1 innings this season. If he remains in the rotation going forward, he lines up to face Detroit this weekend.

August 2, 2021 11:56 AM
Indians' Eli Morgan: Called up for Monday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cleveland promoted Morgan from Triple-A Columbus ahead of his scheduled start Monday against the Blue Jays, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Though Cleveland recalled another starting candidate in Sam Hentges from Triple-A Columbus when Morgan was optioned to the minors July 22, the former wasn't needed at any point over the last week and a half while the team got by with a four-man rotation. Hentges remains on the roster, but Cleveland will bring back Morgan to fill the opening in the rotation with the club requiring a fifth starter. Morgan has been roughed up to the tune of a 7.47 ERA and 1.37 WHIP over 31.1 innings with the big club, but a strong 20.4 K-BB% rate offers some hope of a turnaround for the right-hander once his sky-high 22.4 HR/FB% normalizes a bit.

August 1, 2021 10:56 AM
Indians' Eli Morgan: Back in rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cleveland will call Morgan up from Triple-A Columbus to start Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports.

As he rejoins the Cleveland rotation, Morgan will tentatively line up for a two-start week, with his second turn expected to come Saturday at home versus Detroit. However, based on the results he's provided through his first seven big-league starts, Morgan hasn't given fantasy managers much reason to trust him for the two step. While his 20.4 K-BB% is solid, Morgan's 7.47 ERA and 1.37 WHIP have been toxic.

July 22, 2021 04:04 PM
Indians' Eli Morgan: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morgan was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

Morgan has allowed at least three earned runs in each of his seven starts this year, and he'll attempt to sort things out in the minors for now. The right-hander has posted a 7.47 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 31.1 innings with the major-league club in 2021. The team hasn't yet announced who could take his spot in the rotation, but left-hander Sam Hentges was recalled in a corresponding move.

July 22, 2021 11:16 AM
Indians' Eli Morgan: Solid in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morgan allowed three earned runs on three hits while striking out five across five innings in the win over the Astros on Wednesday. He did not factor into the decision.

Morgan was perfect through three innings and had allowed only a pair of hits through five frames. Unfortunately, both of those hits were home runs. In addition, he surrendered a leadoff double in the sixth inning before being pulled and the runner came around to score. He tossed five innings for the fifth time in a row, and he has now allowed three runs in three straight starts. However, this was the 25-year-old's best start of his career with just three batters reaching base off him. He still has a bad ERA of 7.47 in 31.1 innings but a decent K/BB of 6.6.

July 17, 2021 12:40 PM
Indians' Eli Morgan: Whiffs six in five innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morgan threw five innings in a 5-4 loss to the Athletics on Friday, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk with six strikeouts. He didn't factor into the decision.

Morgan's problem inning was a two-run third, when he allowed three hits, and the rookie also surrendered a single run in the third on a Mitch Moreland homer. The start was only his third allowing three runs or less in six turns, and the five innings matched a career high, though both benchmarks are a bit uninspiring. He currently lines up to pitch in Houston on Wednesday.

July 12, 2021 09:36 PM
Indians' Eli Morgan: Sunday start postponed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morgan will no longer start Sunday against the Royals with the game being postponed due to inclement weather, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

Morgan was looking to bounce back from taking a loss in his start last weekend, but the right-hander will have to wait until after the All-Star break to get back on the mound. Sunday's game has been rescheduled as part of what is now a doubleheader Sept. 20.

July 4, 2021 09:28 PM
Indians' Eli Morgan: Stuck with third loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morgan (1-3) took the loss Saturday, giving up three runs on five hits and two walks over five innings as Cleveland was downed 3-2 by the Astros. He struck out three.

The rookie right-hander didn't pitch poorly, throwing 52 of 86 pitches for strikes, but solo shots by Carlos Correa and Abraham Toro in the fourth inning -- as well as little run support -- did him in. Morgan will need to find a way to keep the ball in the park if he's going to hang onto a spot in the rotation when bigger names like Shane Bieber (shoulder) and Zach Plesac (thumb) get healthy, as his impressive 22:4 K:BB through his first 21.1 big-league innings is masked by an 8.44 ERA and ghastly 3.38 HR/9.

June 29, 2021 10:12 AM
Indians' Eli Morgan: Earns first MLB win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morgan (1-2) allowed four runs on six hits while striking out four over five innings to pick up his first career win Monday against the Tigers.

Morgan didn't necessarily have a spectacular outing, but he did enough to walk away with a win. He allowed the Tigers to get on the board in the second when Miguel Cabrera led off the inning with a solo home run. The rookie gave up another run in the fourth and then surrendered a two-run blast to Jake Rogers in the fifth before his day came to a close. Morgan has allowed 17 earned runs over 16.1 innings, which comes out to a 9.37 ERA. He does have a 19:2 K:BB, but his time in the rotation is quickly dwindling with Zach Plesac (thumb) on the brink of activation from the injured list.

June 23, 2021 01:12 AM
Indians' Eli Morgan: Fans nine but takes loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morgan (0-2) was charged with the loss Tuesday against the Cubs, pitching five innings and allowing four runs on four hits and no walks while striking out nine.

Morgan's third big-league outing was easily his best, as he notched career highs with five innings and nine strikeouts while racking up 14 swinging strikes on 71 pitches. He gave up only one run through five frames but tired in the sixth, yielding three straight hits -- including a two-run double -- before he was pulled. The right-hander has been getting an opportunity in the rotation due to injuries to Shane Bieber (shoulder) and Zach Plesac (thumb), and he should get another start with both injured pitchers not expected to return until July.

June 21, 2021 11:56 AM
Indians' Eli Morgan: Getting another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morgan is scheduled to start Tuesday's game against the Cubs.

The rookie right-hander will be making his second straight turn in the Cleveland rotation after permitting three runs on five hits while striking out five over 3.2 innings in a no-decision June 17 versus the Orioles. Morgan was capped at 67 pitches in that outing, but he should have a looser restriction with his workload Tuesday.

June 17, 2021 11:48 PM
Indians' Eli Morgan: Shaky against Baltimore
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morgan allowed three earned runs on five hits and no walks while striking out five across 3.2 innings Thursday against the Orioles. He did not factor into the decision.

Morgan surrendered a pair of solo home runs, which accounted for the majority of the damage against him. However, he showed some signs of promise, backing up his five strikeouts with nine swinging strikes on 67 total pitches. It remains to be seen if Morgan takes another turn through the rotation, though Cleveland is currently missing both Shane Bieber (shoulder) and Zach Plesac (thumb).

June 17, 2021 09:32 AM
Indians' Eli Morgan: Picks up start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Morgan will start Thursday's game against the Orioles, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

Morgan wasn't needed in long relief the past two days after being called up from Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday, so he'll slot into a Cleveland rotation that's without two of its top starters in Shane Bieber (shoulder) and Zach Plesac (thumb). The 25-year-old right-hander was roughed up in his MLB debut back on May 28, serving up six runs on eight hits and two walks over 2.2 innings in a loss to Toronto.

June 15, 2021 03:48 PM
Indians' Eli Morgan: Recalled to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cleveland recalled Morgan from Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

The righty's major-league debut May 28 was a disaster, as he allowed six runs on eight hits in just 2.2 innings against the Blue Jays. Morgan hasn't been exceptional in Triple-A either this season, posting a 4.67 ERA in 17.1 innings across four starts. Regardless, he will likely be called upon to make multiple starts while Shane Bieber (shoulder) spends time on the injured list.

June 6, 2021 01:24 AM
Indians' Eli Morgan: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morgan was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday.

Morgan was roughed up in his major-league debut in late May, as he allowed six runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out one in 2.2 innings. The right-hander will now return to the minors, while Jean Carlos Mejia should remain in the starting rotation in the immediate future.

June 2, 2021 05:16 PM
Indians' Eli Morgan: Not starting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morgan won't start Wednesday against the White Sox as previously scheduled, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

The team announced after Tuesday's contest that Jean Carlos Mejia will instead start Wednesday, with no additional details offered. Mejia began the season at Triple-A and started two games before being promoted May 18, so Morgan isn't a safe bet to piggyback him.

June 1, 2021 12:08 PM
Indians' Eli Morgan: Second start coming Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morgan is slated to start Wednesday's game against the White Sox.

Cleveland will stick with Morgan for a second turn through the rotation after he was touched up for six runs on eight hits and two walks over 2.2 innings in his MLB debut Friday against the Blue Jays. In addition to facing one of baseball's top offenses, Morgan had the misfortune of pitching through miserable weather in Cleveland, as gusty winds and rainy conditions likely had a hand in his lack of success. He'll be granted a mulligan for the rough debut outing, but Morgan may need a stronger showing Wednesday to stick in the rotation on a longer-term basis.

May 29, 2021 06:48 PM
Indians' Eli Morgan: Roughed up in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morgan (0-1) allowed six runs on eight hits and two walks with one strikeout in 2.2 innings Friday, taking the loss versus Toronto.

A windy and stormy night in Cleveland was a fitting backdrop for Morgan's major-league debut. He got through the first inning without trouble, but Toronto quickly solved him over the next two frames before manager Terry Francona brought in reliever Phil Maton. The 25-year-old Morgan made the start Friday in place of Zach Plesac (thumb). Cleveland's starting pitching depth will be tested with nine games scheduled in the next nine days, but it's undecided if Morgan will get another look during this stint in the majors.

May 29, 2021 03:36 PM
Indians' Eli Morgan: Called up for debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morgan was recalled as expected ahead of his big-league debut Friday against the Blue Jays, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

Morgan was added to the team's 40-man roster in November, though he's not a particularly highly rated prospect. He has a very good changeup but sits in the high-80s with his fastball. He owns a 3.11 ERA in 332.2 career minor-league innings, striking out 27.5 percent of opposing batters while walking just 6.7 percent, but it remains to be seen whether or not he can strike out that many big-league hitters given his modest velocity. In a small sample of four Triple-A starts, Morgan's strikeout rate comes in at just 19.2 percent.

May 27, 2021 12:12 PM
Indians' Eli Morgan: Major-league debut on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morgan will start Friday's game against the Blue Jays, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

Morgan was protected from the Rule 5 draft in November, and he made three starts for Triple-A Columbus to begin the season. He posted a 3.95 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 13.2 innings during that time, and he'll now take the mound at home for Friday's series opener against Toronto.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
08/02@ TORW 5-26.05219
07/21@ HOUW 5-45.03305
07/16@ OAKL 4-55.07316
07/03vs HOUL 2-315.05323
06/28vs DETW 13-515.06404
06/22@ CHCL 1-715.04409
06/17vs BALW 10-33.25305
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021CLE136.7588000037.3432828121642
2020CLE00---0000000.00000000
Total136.8108000037.0432828121642
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021CLE024440.5000000.2831.31216112.05
2020CLE000---00000------0---
Total024440.5000000.2831.32416112.16
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2017ASX-Mahoning Valley Scra 35.01350320589241.030.943
2018AFA-Lynchburg Hillcats 99.01919177010026933.911.202
2018AFX-Lake County Captains 44.1880200568311.840.884
2019AFA-Lynchburg Hillcats 33.2660310405191.900.723
2019AAX-Akron RubberDucks102.019181640104331003.791.304
2019AAA-Columbus Clippers 5.01100102255.401.400
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/190
Birthdate:
05/13/1996
Age:
25
Hometown:
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Cleveland Indians
College:

MLB Experience:
0