Yohandy Morales, the talented college third baseman from the University of Miami, has taken a significant step toward realizing his dream of playing in the Major Leagues. Morales has been selected in the MLB Draft, an exciting moment that marks the start of his professional baseball career. The Washington Nationals saw immense potential in Morales and drafted him, further raising the hype around his promising career.
Morales heard his name heard when the Nationals selected him 40th overall, an honor that comes after an outstanding college career. The 21-year-old Miami native made a name for himself with impressive performances on the diamond, garnering the attention of scouts and baseball enthusiasts alike. With his selection by the team from our nation’s he has the chance to showcase his talents on the big stage of professional baseball.
— MLB Draft (@MLBDraft) July 10, 2023
Throughout his tenure at the University of Miami, Morales consistently displayed his prowess at the plate. A true offensive force, he posted a remarkable .408 batting average during the 2023 season. Morales’ power was evident as he hit 20 home runs, drove in 70 runs and boasted an impressive 1.187 OPS. His ability to make good contact and rack up big hits made him a key contributor to the Hurricanes’ success. His impressive achievements did not go unnoticed. He received several accolades, including being named an All-American for the first time in his career.
His outstanding performance landed him a semifinalist for the prestigious Golden Spikes Award, a testament to his status among the elite players in college baseball. Morales’ impact on Miami’s baseball program was also recognized when he was honored as the team’s Most Valuable Player. Morales is the son of former Cuban League star Andy Morales, whom you might remember for hitting a homerun during the exhibition game between the Baltimore Orioles and Cuban National Team at Camden Yards in 1999.
Yohandy Morales is trending in the right direction.
He jumped 25 spots in our BA 300 update Friday.
He's committed to @CanesBaseball.
And he's got pro bloodlines. His father, Andy, signed with the Yankees from Cuba.
— Baseball America (@BaseballAmerica) April 5, 2020