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Franklin Morales
Colorado Rockies — No. 56
Starting pitcher
Born: January 24, 1986 (1986-01-24) (age 23)
San Juan de los Morros, Venezuela
Bats: Left Throws: Left 
MLB debut
August 18, 2007 for the Colorado Rockies
Career statistics
(through 2009 season)
Win-Loss     7-6
Earned run average     4.56
Strikeouts     76

Frankin M. Morales (born January 24, 1986, in San Juan de los Morros, Venezuela) is a starting pitcher for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball. A power-throwing left-hander, Morales is seen as one of the leading prospects in the Rockies farm system. He has a very good fastball, but his control is still developing.


Baseball career



He made his Major League debut on August 18, 2007, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He pitched 5 1/3 innings, gave up one run, but got a no-decision.

In 2007, Morales was selected to the All-Star Futures Game at AT&T Park in San Francisco.


On April 29, 2008, Morales was optioned to the Colorado Rockies Triple-A affiliate Colorado Springs Sky Sox in response to sub-par performance during the early 2008 Major League season.


In spring training in 2009, Morales led all pitchers in pickoffs, with 5, in 28 innings.[1]. He began the regular season in the starting rotation, but after struggling early he was optioned to the AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox. He was called back up and has been pitching from the bullpen since July 7.

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