Morlan was drafted by the Twins in the third round of the 2004 June Draft, and spent the majority of his first three seasons with the organization as a starter. Armed with a mid-90s fastball, Morlan made a seemingly easy jump to the bullpen in 2007, after making only 19 relief appearances through his first 53 minor league appearances.
Starting pitcher Ryan Mullins, now in the starting rotation at New Britain, was also named to the first team, but will not participate due to his recent promotion. Mullins had an incredible 1.98 earned run average in his ten Florida State League appearances, nine of which were starts. He pitched six innings of two-run ball in his Double-A debut earlier in the week.
Jackie Robinson Ballpark, home of the Daytona Cubs, will play host to the classic. The game will be held on June 16, 2007.
Last season, current Minnesota Twins starter Kevin Slowey led the West to a 7-4 victory, and was named the game's Pitcher of the Game.