Morgan, at 5-foot-11, is described as another good athlete with hitting potential who could play shortstop or move to the outfield. He has speed, a plus arm and good offensive potential, which ranked him among the top shortstop prospects in the Draft. He has a scholarship waiting for him at UCLA and fits the Rangers' desire to load up an athletic players in the middle of the diamond.
"He is a very good player," scouting director Kip Fagg said. "Plus-hitter, played at a very high level of amateur baseball on Team USA. He is a very exciting player. We're glad to get him in the fold."
Morgan played in 85 games in a four-year career at Orange Lutheran and hit .307 with a .401 on-base percentage but with just 18 doubles and two home runs in 231 at-bats.
Morgan did an interview with Baseball America earlier this year and was asked what his best attributes were.
"My strengths are never taking a play off," Morgan said. "I think I play really aggressively. I feel as though I am a good team leader. If you make a mistake, I am not going to get on you for it, but I am going to let you know what you might want to do the next time you get that opportunity again. I feel as though I am a very easy person to get along with. I feel like a have a fun personality to play the game with because I don't take the game too seriously and am always having fun out there."
The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 12 p.m. CT.
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