Charlie Morton is a power right-handed starting pitcher who is excelling at Triple-A. He is close to being ready for the big leagues and has the upside to become a quality Major League starting pitcher.
Went 7-2 with a 2.51 ERA (64.2ip/18er) and 55 strikeouts in 10 starts this year for the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves of the International League.
Was tied for first in the International League in wins (7), ranked eighth in ERA (2.51) and third in innings pitched (64.2) at the time of the trade to Pittsburgh.
Struck out seven batters while tossing a seven-hit shutout while winning his fifth consecutive start in his last outing in Triple-A.
Has posted a 12-4 record and 2.26 ERA (143.2ip/36er) in 23 games (22 starts) in Triple-A since the beginning of last season.
Made his Major League debut with Atlanta in 2008 and went 4-8 with a 6.15 ERA (74.2ip/51er) and 48 strikeouts in 16 games (15 starts).
Was charged with three earned runs or less in eight of his 15 starts with the Braves and worked at least 6.0 innings in seven of those outings.
The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions.