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SAN DIEGO PADRES VS SEATTLE MARINERS
Seattle Mariners' rookie pitcher Brandon Morrow walks towards the bullpen carrying his pink backpack before their game against the San Diego Padres at Safeco Field in Seattle on May 20, 2007. Not only is Morrow a rookie, but he's the youngest pitcher in the bullpen. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant).
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Brandon John Morrow (born July 26, 1984 in Santa Rosa, California) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball . Morrow has four primary pitches, a fastball, slider, circle change and a spiked curveball combination. He can throw for a high velocity, often getting into the mid to high-90's with his fastball. On August 8, 2010, Morrow pitched a complete game one hitter with 17 strikeouts, coming within one out of a no-hitter.

Morrow attended Rancho Cotate High School in Rohnert Park, California. As a senior he was 9-2 with a 0.61 ERA and had 84 strikeouts in 63 innings. He earned first-team all-league, first-team All-Redwood Empire, first-team All-North Coast Section and second-team all-state honors. He competed for the California All-Stars at the 2002 Sunbelt Classic in McAlester, Oklahoma. He majored in American studies.

He was selected by the Anaheim Angels in the 40th round, 1200th overall, in the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft. However, he did not sign with the Angels and decided to attend college at UC Berkeley.

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