“Jobduan is a young, eager catcher that will help out the depth of our club,” says Bluefish manager Ricky VanAsselberg. “We look forward to his contributions this season.”
Morales started his 2015 season in the Houston Astros organization with High-A Lancaster of the California League and he recorded a .217 batting average with six RBI and six runs scored in 46 at-bats.
In 2014, Morales, 23, spent time with Low-A Quad Cities of the Midwest League and High-A Lancaster of the California League, both affiliates of the Astros and recorded a .244 batting average with 39 RBI and 37 runs scored overall.
He was originally drafted out of high school by the Florida Marlins in the ninth round of the 2009 MLB amateur draft.
Morales spent three years within the Marlins organization before being traded in 2012 to the Astros as part of the Justin Ruggiano deal where he then spent another three seasons. In 2011, he split time between Low-A Greensboro and short-season Class-A Jamestown. In 325 career minor-league games, Morales has a .246 batting average with 16 home runs, 150 RBI’s and 157 runs scored.
This is a great signing for Bridgeport as Morales is a fairly decent hitter with above average plate discipline and a plus arm.