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Fourth-round pick Morris visits Miller Park

ILWAUKEE — With his team off until Friday, first baseman Hunter Morris, the Brewers’ fourth-round draft pick, joined the club on Tuesday at Miller Park.

 

Morris, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound first baseman from Auburn, has been busy since leaving home for Wisconsin early last week.

“I left my house on Sunday afternoon of last week and drove almost all the way to Milwaukee,” Morris said. “I got my physical Monday morning, got up to Appleton Monday night, and then 7:30 the next morning I’m on a four-hour bus ride to Clinton, Iowa.”

Morris has not spent much time in Appleton yet, but he said that “it’s a nice place.” He added that he was excited to be there, but “more excited about the opportunity to play baseball.”

For Morris, who had been to Miller Park previously for a pre-draft workout as a high school senior, the week has been filled with many unfamiliar places as well.

“That was the first time I’ve ever been to Clinton, Iowa,” Morris said. “And I know for a fact it won’t be the last. I’ve been all across the country, but never to Clinton, Iowa.”

Morris, selected 129th overall by the Brewers earlier this month, was among the first draft picks to sign with the club.

According to Morris, he had no interest in prolonging the signing process.

“I was ready to start playing,” Morris said. “I didn’t have any interest in missing the whole summer negotiating and all that stuff. So, I’m excited about getting out there and playing.”

– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter

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Brewers select 1B Morris in 4th round

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
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