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.
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: