Canadian prospects show great drive against Blue Jays

Top Canadian high school prospect Gareth Morgan put on a show against the Blue Jays Tuesday, while...

Top Canadian high school prospect Gareth Morgan put on a show against the Blue Jays Tuesday, while Brampton's Zach Pop pitched a scoreless fourth. (EDDIE MICHELS)

Bob Elliott, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:37 AM ET

Brandon Morrow was asked if he noticed the No. 3 hitter in the Canadian junior national team lineup.

“You mean the guy who nearly took my head off with the line drive up the middle in the first inning?” asked Morrow. “That guy? Yeah. I noticed him. He has a real quick bat.”

Morrow worked three innings allowing two runs — one earned — as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Canuck high schoolers 12-2 before roughly 2,000 fans and 50 scouts.

Many were there to see 6-foot-4, 220-pound Gareth Morgan, rated anywhere from a first- to a third-rounder by talent evaluators heading into the June draft. Morgan has displayed light tower power during batting practice, but scouts want to see more during games.


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