It took four rounds, but the Brewers finally took a position player, first baseman Hunter Morris, a junior from Huntsville, Ala.
Morris, who was previously drafted by the Red Sox in 2007, has an above-average bat all around with impressive raw power as a left-handed hitter. On the basepaths, he’s said to have better-than-expected speed.
Defensively, Morris has improved at first base and is considered athletic enough, with a good enough arm as well, to play a corner outfield spot.
Physically, he’s drawn comparisons to Brad Hawpe of the Colorado Rockies. And while he was a little overweight early in his college career, he has lost some weight recently and changed his body significantly.
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter