Could The Phillies Pitching Prospect Connor Seabold Be The Next Charlie Morton?

In any sport we always look for comps. Who is the latest Phillies phenom most like?  My latest comp for the Phillies pitching prospect Connor Seabold is Charlie Morton.

To wit:  In Seabold’s last start in the AFL, he pitched five innings striking out eight including the last five batters he faced. He allowed four hits and one earned run.  In yesterday’s ALDS game for the Rays, Morton in his five innings, struck out nine including  four in his last two innings. He allowed three hits and a run. In their starts, both Seabold and Morton threw fastballs topping at 94 mph to go with great change ups and sliders.

It’s amazing how similar Seabold and Morton are on the mound. Read about Seabold’s start and what he was throwing HERE and HERE.  Read about Morton’s start HERE and HERE.

Connor Seabold is a top candidate for that much maligned Phillies pitching rotation in 2020. He is proving he deserves it by pitching in the AFL using Charlie Morton as a comp.

Seabold gets a swing and miss on a pitch,”down and in”, in the Arizona Fall League. See below:

Connor Seabold in the AFL (Photo courtesy of


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I have been a faithful Phillies follower all my life. Today I am most intrigued by those players in the minor league system who work every day of the year to make it to the Show. This is what this blog is mostly all about. To read more, click here:
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