TUSCALOOSA, AL (WSFA) - TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WSFA) - The Philadelphia Phillies have what some consider the best starting pitching staff in baseball history. But that doesn't mean they aren't going to stockpile for the future.
The Phils added an arm to their team Tuesday by taking Alabama junior Adam Morgan with the 120th overall pick in the third round of the MLB Draft.
The left-hander made 47 appearances for the Crimson Tide, holding a 16-14 career record.
"For any team to take me in the third round as their top three picks, it's just amazing," Morgan said.
During the 2011 campaign, Morgan went 5-7 with 4.64 ERA in 16 starts for the Tide. He threw 97.0 innings, striking out 77 compared to only 26 walks, and held opposing batters to a .278 batting average.
Morgan went at least 6.0 innings in 11 of his 16 starts, including one complete game. He was also the starting pitcher in two of the seven Crimson Tide shutouts this season.
Morgan says he's excited his hard work has paid off.
"You work so hard all your life for this opportunity. I'm really excited the Phillies picked me," Morgan said.