06/29/2016 - 2016 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's National South
Brian continues to show a big upside on the bump. On the mound, this righty has a 3 pitch arsenal in which to keep hitters guessing. FB jumps out of his hand and shows some sinking action - 90 mph. Changeup is outstanding as he throws it with smooth FB arm speed - helping to create deception. Breaking ball is a tremendous pitch, displaying 11/5 shape with tight spin and late / sharp break. He works tall and drives downhill, repeating well. Don't be surprised to hear this young man's name called in next year's MLB draft.
07/31/2013 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1
Brian showed very well both on the mound and at SS during his time at Pirate City. On the hill, Brian has a solid arm action, he works quickly, and he commands the zone. He has level shoulders, good arm strength, and he projects well with his size. At SS, Brian has loose / athletic actions, good footwork, and he throws with carry across the diamond. At the plate, Brian has an open set-up, a level swing, and solid bat speed. He swings in good rhythm and makes solid contact. He projects well on the mound and will be a player to keep an eye on.
02/24/2013 - College PREP - Long Island, NY
Brian is a talented, 2-way player as a RHP/SS. On the mound, this young pitcher has a 3 pitch repertoire and smooth mechanics. He drops down, delivering the ball from a low 3/4 arm slot while maintaining loose arm-action. FB ranges from 74-77 mph and shows some run. He repeats his delivery well and fills up the zone, throwing strikes with all of his pitches. More lower 1/2 drive will help untapped velocities to climb, as he has more in the tank. Defensively at SS, Morrell has good pre-pitch footwork and presents his glove as he works to get into a square fielding position. He has simple actions and a quick/clean release, getting the ball across the diamond. This switch hitter now projects best on the right side. He has a quiet approach, open stance and short stride. He squares up the ball and hits line-drives. Power will increase with more lower 1/2 drive, as he tends to drift forward. It will be exciting to see this young prospect blossom over the next few years.