Thursday, April 28, 2011

The New Charlie Morton Show

Before I embark on a nice long trip to the Sunshine State I want to leave you with someone to ponder over the next 2 weeks. I saw a nice comparison of Charlie Morton’s delivery and Roy Halladay’s. Morton is on record stating he changed his entire mechanics in the off season to resemble Halladay’s.  One rival scout had this to say, “Morton has copied his windup perfectly, from the way he starts to the way he finishes. It’s almost identical.”
He has dominated two of the better offenses this year in St. Louis, Cincinnati for wins. This week he only gave up 4 hits and 1 earned against the Giants. He is now in the top 3 among SP for GB% and has learned to get an out on 1 pitch instead of working the count to each hitter and increasing his pitch count unnecessarily. I’m not saying he will be an all-star and have an ERA well under 3.00 but he is no longer the old SP for the scrapheap, to me he has value and I have picked him up today in a few leagues. Here are a couple of nice snippets for you to compare.
While on vacation the site will be down until May 9th because this is a one man gig for the time being. Anyway, yours truly hopes to get to see the Rays on Wednesday and then the Marlins on Friday.

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