Well Hello Morrow! 17Ks & Why He Should Be On Your Fantasy Team


Today, Toronto Blue Jay Brandon Morrow arguably pitched the strongest outing of the year, let alone one of the finest in history. Morrow went 8 2/3 before surrendering a single to Evan Longoria. In only 136 pitches (93 for strikes), he gave up 1 hit and two walks. Oh yeah, then there was the 17 strikeouts, the most in a game since Johan Santana had 17 in 2006.

Morrow, the first round pick of the Mariners in 2006 never found his footing in Seattle. The most one could have said, was that the young gun could strike people out (204 K in 196.5 IP). Seattle in fact only started using Morrow as a starter towards the end of last year. We got a small glimpse at how good he could be in the last game of last year with an eight inning, one-hitter and 9 K’s against Oakland.

Brandon certainly has had some ups and downs this season (13 quality starts out of 22), but more than not has shown us what he can do. Although this was the first game this year that he had more than 10 strikeouts in a game, Morrow has had seven games of eight strikeouts and three games with nine. Including tonight’s game Brandon is leading the league, averaging 10.69 Ks per nine.

It appears that Morrow is really hitting his stride now and has won four straight. Yes, his season ERA is high at 4.46 but after tonight I’d say Morrow has turned a huge corner and could be part of the elite for years to come, or at the very least a feared strikeout artist.

As of this morning, Morrow was only owned in around 30% of leagues and that number will probably jump to around 40% by tomorrow. Comparatively, Max Scherzer of the Tigers is owned at around 60% and has similar numbers for the year so before you know it, Morrow will be gone in 2/3 of the leagues as well.

Written by Evan Marx exclusively for TheFantasyFix.com. Evan stares at goats but nothing ever happens. Check back daily for more poor humor.

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