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Uncommitted Spotlight: '26 RHP/OF Gary Morse

Steven Hardesty
Central Coast/North LA Area Scout


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The Uncommitted Spotlight Series continues as the summer circuit is getting underway Prep Baseball California is beginning to highlight some of the top uncommitted class of '26 athletes ahead of the August, 1st contact date for this class. The player featured today is one of the top players in the state of California and figures prominently in our Class of 2026 Rankings. The players featured within our Uncommitted Spotlight series are ones that college coaches and fans should be keeping their eyes on over the coming months.

We invite you to get to know them through the eyes of our Prep Baseball California staff of scouts both through our in person looks at players and/or the data-backed numbers collected at our events with our partnered companies. TrackMan, Blast Motion, Swift Performance, and Visual Edge provide comparable data to project and evaluate players. All of these systems come together to give a clear picture at what colleges will get when a players steps onto their campus.

Today, we put the spotlight on the number 11 ranked player in the 2026 class in SoCal '26 RHP/OF Gary Morse from Orange Lutheran High School. With an intriguing frame with long limbs, high hips, wiry present strength with projection to it at 6'7 190 lbs. with a starter pitchers profile. Morse has consistently performed across the board for the Prep Baseball California staff including being a part of the 2023 Future Games with Team California and at the 2024 Prep Baseball Preseason All State event where he stood out on the mound and even flashed some interesting tools at the plate. During the Preseason All State event Morse was preparing for his Soph. campaign in the Trinity League where he displayed his 3 pitch mix highlighted by a FB/CB combo that feature swing miss action and the emergence of his CHG which he continued to improve throughout the spring. His FB was up to 90.7 MPH on Trackman while sitting at 89-90 MPH throughout his appearance 2300+ RPM spin rates at the peak. The CB came in as high as 80.7 MPH with power to the break and while sitting in the upper 70's. Morse added the CHG which came in at 80 MPH consistently with feel to kill spin and create fade/sink in the movement profile. During batting practice session Morse also put on a display with his RH swing which saw him peak at 102.3 MPH on exit velocity with HR power to the pull side of the field, but hitting is the side act to his abilities as one of the top uncommitted RHP's in the '26 class nationally.. With his abundance of tools on the mound, athletic delivery, arm speed, control of the strike zone and projection Morse was a key piece pitching at a high level in game this spring for the CIF-SS D1 semifinalist Lancers program program. Morse made 12 appearances going 6-2 with an eye popping 1.18 ERA this spring while facing down elite competition within the state of California and nationally. In addition to the front line stats his performance stats were as enticing with 59.1 IP, 45 Ks, only 35 hits allowed of which just 1 was a HR, and walked 17 hitters. The ceiling for Morse is very high as one of the best RHPs in the state & nationally. As he continues to mature and develop as a player to go with his already stellar performance Morse has a chance to contiunue to increase the level of his performance and his profile over the course of his final 2 years of high school/travel baseball. 

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Gary Morse

Class of 2026 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: ZT National Prospects
  • Height: 6-7
    Weight: 188.1lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Scouting Report


Gary Morse, Orange Lutheran (CA), 2026
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-7, 190-pounds. long lean frame with loose whippy actions.
Delivery: RH. smooth controlled delivery with a good sequence to the order of the delivery. uses his lower 1/2 efficiently with body control while staying online through the delivery. starter profile.
Arm Action: RH. arm stroke gets depth in the back swing with loose whippy arm speed that flashes fast. repeats well with easy velocity out of the hand.
FB: T90.7, 89-90.4 mph. show plus potential with the FB flashing life through the zone with easy velocity. T2344, 2190 average rpm.
CB: 70.9-77.1 mph. flashes power on the breaking ball with sharp action. fringe plus potential T1902, 1795 average rpm.
CH: 80.5-80.9 mph. firm pitch with average potential needs polish his feel for it. T1637, 1484 average rpm.
ATH: 7.78 runner in the 60. average runner with good body control.


Gary Morse, Orange Lutheran (CA), 2026
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-7, 190-pounds. long lean frame with loose whippy actions.
Hit: RHH. tall narrow stance with a small knee bend and slightly open. hands are loose with a higher set around the ear and low back elbow. sits into his back hip in the load with a forward move on the front foot. shows an aggressive turn with the lower 1/2 while letting his his whippy quick hands work. bat path shows loft with ability to drive the baseball. approach is pull oriented with feel for the barrel. 72.6 mph bat speed with 10.4 G's of rotational acceleration.
Power: 102 max exit velocity, averaged 80.4 mph. 362' max distance. there is loud power in the profile with the ability to drive the ball with carry in the air from the middle to pull side of the field.
Arm: RH.
Defense: feet work at 1B with a good glove and works well around the base.
ATH: 7.78 runner in the 60. average runner with good body control.