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4.129 Milwaukee Brewers - Hunter Morris, 1B, Auburn

The Brewers spent the 129th overall pick on Hunter Morris.

Follow the jump for his pre-draft profile.

Hunter Morris   Position: 1B   School: Auburn   State: AL   Year: Jr.   Height: 6’2’’   Weight: 220

Bats: L   Throws: R   Birth Date: 10/7/88   Seiler Rating: 1C3   Last Drafted: 2007 (BOS-2)

 

Year

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

CS

BB

SO

AVG

OBP

SLG

2008

54

211

42

74

15

2

11

49

4

2

29

26

.351

.433

.597

2009

50

195

39

55

7

0

12

33

2

0

29

50

.282

.381

.503

2010

59

250

61

98

17

5

21

70

6

1

25

49

.392

.462

.752


Hunter Morris is an athletic first baseman from Auburn University. Morris originally attended Grissom High School in Huntsville, Alabama. He was a solid prospect coming out of high school, but despite an overwhelming desire to play college baseball that his family passed on to scouts, the Red Sox spent a second round pick on him in 2007, only to not sign him. Despite being drafted that high, things haven’t always been good for Morris in college, and even though his track record is considered solid, there are still plenty of questions that scouts would love answered about his tools and skills. After being a solid, yet unspectacular, starter for the first two years of his career, he absolutely turned it on this spring for the first time, and scouts are starting to feel like the light bulb is coming on for him. His tools are starting to come out, and even though he has some limitations, there is a feeling that he has enough overall upside to be a starting first baseman at the next level. At the plate, he’s finally tapped into his solid tools, which include a solid-average hit tool and solid-average raw power, and when combined, he’s a tough out at times. He does strike out a bit too much still, and that will be an issue going up the ladder, but with his improvements, there’s a feeling that he’ll be fine. He’s also a solid-average runner, and that alone endears him to scouts. In the field, he shows below-average range and hands, but his arm is solid-average, making him adequate. There has been some ideas of moving him to left field in the future, but his lack of aptitude at first makes that idea look questionable. He should be the first college first baseman off the board, likely in the second or third round, and he should be signable for slot money.