Brian Morrison

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Biographical Information[edit]

Outfielder Brian Morrison played in the minor leagues from 1984 to 1991. He was taken by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 10th round of the 1984 amateur draft and began his professional career that year at 17 years old. He peaked at Double-A.

He showed consistent pop throughout his career, hitting 17, 15, 17, 16 and 14 home runs each year from 1986 to 1990, respectively. However, he hit no better than .260 in a season in that span and struck out as many as 156 times in a campaign, averaging 98 strikeouts (and 89 games played) per year for his career. He was a Pioneer League All-Star in 1985 and in 1988, he led the Florida State League in home runs and was a league All-Star.

On April 10, 1990, Toronto traded him to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league catcher Joe Szekely. He also played in the Atlanta Braves system that year. He wrapped up his career in the Cleveland Indians chain in 1991.

Overall, he slashed .240/.316/.409 with 91 home runs, 372 RBI and 786 strikeouts in 716 games over 8 seasons.

He later became a scout for the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers, signing, among others, Tyler Goeddel, Harmen Sidhu and Bubba Thompson.

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