Date of Birth: 11/14/1992
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 205 lbs
Pro Experience: New York-NL (2015), Atlanta (2017), Los Angeles-AL (2018)
Resides: Orlando, FL
Previous Team: High Point (Ind., Atlantic)
Highest Level: MLB
Akeel Morris heads to New Britain during his 10th year of professional baseball and first in the Atlantic League after being acquired from the High Point Rockers, via the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs to complete an earlier trade. The former Major Leaguer began the 2019 campaign with the Rockers, appearing in 22 games and posting a 4.23 ERA with 23 strikeouts over 27.2 innings of work.
The 26-year-old was originally drafted by the New York Mets in the tenth round of the 2010 MLB amateur draft. He spent six seasons with the Mets organization before making his Major League debut in 2015 at the age of 22. The righthander would spend two more years in the big leagues with the Atlanta Braves (2017) and Los Angeles Angels (2018). In 18 career games in the Majors, he has struck out 16 batters in 22.0 innings pitched.
Over the course of 277 career minor league appearances (26 starts), Akeel has recorded 23 wins with a 3.32 ERA and 585 strikeouts in 466.2 innings pitched.