Full name ELIJAH ALLAN MORGAN...Pitched for three seasons at Gonzaga, 2015-17...Was First Team all -West Coast Conference as a sophomore and junior...During final year (2017), went 10-2 with a 2.86 ERA and 138 strikeouts, second most ever in GU history in a single-season...Finished Zags career third in SO and second in wins (21-5)...As a junior was First Team All-American from Perfect Game/Rawlings and Second Team All-American from Collegiate Baseball...Named to Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch List and one of four pitchers in the nation with multiple 15-strikeout games in 2017... Pitched for four years at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Rolling Hills, CA…Tallied a 1.23 ERA as a senior in 2014, earning Bay League Co-Pitcher of the Year and All-CIF First Team that season...Played club ball with Garciaparra Baseball Group in Orange County.
Spent entirety of the 2020 season at the Lake County Alternate Training Site....Added to the 40-man roster on November 20.
Split the 2019 season across three levels, making 18 of 25 starts with Akron...For the year, he went a combined 9-6 with a 3.39 ERA in 26 games (140.2IP, 124H, 53ER, 40BB, 146SO)...He led the system in innings, was second in strikeouts and earned an organizational all-star nod from MLB.com...Prior to the season, Eli was named as having the best change-up in the system (Baseball America)...Started the year in Single-A Lynchburg, was promoted to Akron in May and made a spot start in AAA Columbus on July 16.
Named MiLB.com Organizational All-Star...Earned Pitcher of the Week honors three times, once with Lake County and twice with Lynchburg...For second straight year, named Best Change-up in Cleveland Farm System by Baseball America.
Allowed just four earned runs across 35.0 innings for Mahoning Valley, and finished 2nd on the team with 58 strikeouts (14.91 K-per-9.0IP)...His 1.03 ERA was good for the 3rd-lowest mark in the New York-Penn League (min. 35.0IP).