Results tagged ‘ Wisconsin Timber Rattlers ’

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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Davis wins Midwest League HR derby

Wisconsin outfielder Khris Davis won Monday’s Midwest League home run derby as part of the All-Star festivities at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Davis, a right-handed hitting slugger, hit 25 homers in three rounds of competition, including 11 in the finals to defeat infielder Nate Freiman of the Fort Wayne TinCaps.
In his postgame interview on the field, Davis noted that he just tried to go out and do what his favorite player, Ken Griffey Jr., used to do in the Major League home run derby.
Through 65 games this season, Davis has slugged eight home runs with 34 RBIs for the TImber Rattlers.
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter
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