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Anthony Joseph Morris
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 185 lb.
- School Kansas State University
- High School Humble High School
- Debut May 24, 2016
- Final Game June 15, 2016
- Born December 1, 1986 in Houston, TX USA
A.J. Morris was an All-American in 2009.
Morris was 11-2 with a 2.45 ERA and 111 K in 80 innings as a senior, winning Louisville Slugger High School All-American honors. He was redshirted in 2006 as a college freshman. In 2007, he was 4-2 with a 3.78 ERA for Kansas State. The next season, A.J. fell to 4-4, 6.04.
Morris made major strides as a redshirt junior in 2009. He was 14-1 with a 2.09 ERA and .222 opponent average. He joined Stephen Strasburg, Mike Leake and Louis Coleman as consensus All-American pitchers. He was 6th in NCAA Division I in ERA and tied Coleman for second in wins behind Leake. He had led the Big 12 Conference in wins and finished second to Taylor Jungmann in ERA. Morris was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Year and joined Kyle Gibson and Chance Ruffin as the All-Conference starters. The Washington Nationals took him in the fourth round of the 2009 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Kerrick Jackson and made his pro debut that summer.