Team New England Future Games Spotlight: Jonathan Morrison, RHP

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By Dylan Hefflinger
New England Editor in Chief/Scout 

On July 30th through August 1st, PBR New England will take a select team of players in the Classes of 2017 and 2018 to represent the New England states at the PBR Future Games in Indianapolis at Grand Park.

Players receive exposure unlike any other event for underclassmen. Last year, 100+ colleges from all over the country were in attendance, including coaches from every Division I power conference in the country. Only players who have a legitimate shot at being a Division I recruit and who have an interest in the possibility of making a verbal commitment during their sophomore or junior seasons have been considered.

To view other Future Games Spotlight Articles, click below.
+ Michael Burrows, RHP/SS
+ Dylan McNary, SS/2B
+ Joe Simourian, OF
+ Trevor Gustavson, C/1B
+ Travis Lane, RHP/1B
+ Jonathan Morrison, RHP
+ Bryce Reagan, 3B/SS
+ Brenden Cournoyer, RHP

Interested in attending a PBR New England event? Check out our schedule by clicking here.

Team New England Future Games Spotlight: Jonathan Morrison, RHP

Jonathan MorrisonName: Jonathan Morrison
Position: RHP
Class: 2018
Height/Weight: 6-foot-4, 195 pounds
High School: Hopkins Academy
Summer Team(s): NE Royals

Past Showcase/In-Game Performances:
Date: 6/30/15
Scouting Report: Big and long right-handed arm. Touched 82 mph out of a high leg lift and coil delivery that he repeats well. The fastball has leverage and arm-side run to it. The breaking pitch is still being harnessed but got to 74 mph, the shape and form are correct. The changeup is a work in progress as he needs to throw it for it to continue to improve. The length and size of his body lead you to believe the future is a bright one for this young man.

Date: 12/6/14
Scouting Report: Long and lean, 6-foot-3,190-pound right-handed pitcher who has a great deal of potential. Slightly higher than 3/4 slot with a little head lean during arm swing. Fastball was 79-82 mph with good arm-side action and life. Showed a 69 mph breaking ball and also an above average slider at 74 mph. Changeup was 71 mph but still has a ways to go. Nice easy leg lift and frame to work with as he matures. Impressive showing for a young 2018 arm.

Thoughts on being selected to play in PBR's Future Games and representing the New England states: "I feel honored and look forward to competing among some of the best players in the country."

How has PBR helped as far as recruiting and exposure: "It has help by putting tweets out about me and getting my name around."

Athletic awards or academic accolades that you have received (All-State teams, Preseason all-state teams, league honors, honor roll, etc): All Western Mass second team (8th grade) All Western Mass first team, All league first team (9th grade baseball) All Western Mass second team, All league second team (9th Grade Basketball) High honors (9th grade)

2015 Statistics: 21 IP, 32 Ks, 1.66 ERA, 3-0 (8th grade Varsity) 47 IP, 83 Ks, 0.59 ERA, 7-0

What other sports do you play: Varsity basketball, starting 5, 234 points


2015 PBR Future Games: Team New England

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Owen Batchelder NH Souhegan 2017 LHP
Michael Burrows CT Waterford HS 2018 RHP
Brenden Cournoyer MA Berkshire 2017 RHP
Matthew Gray MA Dexter 2017 3B
Trevor Gustavson MA Saint John's 2017 C
Travis Lane MA Phillips Academy Andover 2018 RHP
Dillon Lifrieri CT Wilton HS 2018 SS
Aidan McLaughlin MA Xaverian 2017 C
Dylan McNary MA Doherty Memorial 2017 SS
Jonathan Morrison MA Hopkins Academy 2018 RHP
Tim Pfaffenbichler CT Windsor Locks 2018 RHP
Dylan Presnal MA Deerfield Academy 2017 RHP
Bryce Reagan NH Souhegan 2018 3B
Robert Regine RI Coventry 2017 SS
Ian Seymour MA St. Johns 2017 LHP
Joe Simourian MA Phillips Andover 2018 OF
Shane Smith MA Governors Academy 2018 RHP
Aaron Soucy CT The Pomfret School 2017 C
Matt Tabor MA Milton Academy 2017 SS


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