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.