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Morgan McSweeney

#43 | RHP | OriolesBAL
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Morgan McSweeney
Name: Morgan McSweeney
Born: Sep 21, 1997 in Hudson, MA
High School: Wake Forest
College: Wake Forest
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
  IP ERA WHIP BB/9 SO/9
2021 2 0.00 0.00 0.00 9.00
Career 25.2 1.75 1.09 4.21 11.22
Drafted in the 17th round (498th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2019 (signed for $125,000)
A 6-foot-4, 210-pound righthander, McSweeney has tantalizing raw stuff and athleticism that give him some upside, but he’s struggled to throw strikes consistently while at Wake Forest. That has made some teams hesitant, believing he’ll have to be a reliever at the next level. McSweeney has an above-average fastball that touches 95 mph regularly and flashes two plus secondaries in a cutter and a curveball. McSweeney began his career at Wake Forest in the bullpen as a freshman, when he posted a 3.50 ERA over 25 games with 48 strikeouts (12 per nine) and 18 walks (4.5 per nine). After that, McSweeney moved to the starting rotation for his 2018 and 2019 seasons, where his stuff didn’t play to the same level, striking out just over eight batters per nine in 2018 and a tick over seven per nine through 50.2 innings this spring. What seems to hold McSweeney back the most is his strike-throwing ability, as he’s never walked fewer than 4.5 batters per nine and has walked a career-high 6.4 batters this spring. McSweeney’s delivery is above-average, which is typically good news, except that it means there is less of an obvious tweak to make in order to help improve his control.
Career Statistics
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  • 2021 Game Logs
  • 2021 Splits
  • Spring Training
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