Meet Hunter Morris

The 2010 fourth round pick the Brewers is Hunter Morris out of Auburn. He has just been added to the active roster for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Morris is making his professional debut tonight as the Rattlers take on Clinton in the final game of a three-game series.

Morris, wearing #18, will be playing first base and batting fifth tonight.

For details on Morris, here is his bio page from Auburn.

And check his scouting report at mlb.com.

The release from Auburn announcing Morris as a selection in the '10 draft.
The 2010 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, Morris led Auburn at the plate with a .386 batting average, 18 doubles, five triples, a single-season school-record 23 home runs and 76 RBI. He also scored 66 runs and had a .743 slugging percentage and a .455 on base percentage. In three years at Auburn, he hit .345 with 40 doubles, seven triples and 46 home runs, driving in 158 RBI. This season he became just the second player in SEC history to be named the SEC Freshman of the Year and the SEC Player of the Year. Milwaukee's selection of Morris marks the second time that he was drafted after the Boston Red Sox selected him out of high school.

"Every part of baseball is a funny thing. No, I am not surprised (at not being selected until the fourth round). I have been through the process before having gone out of high school. I had high hopes that it would have happened earlier, but I am in a good situation and the Brewers are a great organization. It's an exciting opportunity so I am looking forward to see what the future has in store," Morris said.
That future starts with the Timber Rattlers tonight.

But, one quick look into the past...From yesterday...
Hunter Morris was named a First Team All-America by both Baseball America and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association while teammate Brian Fletcher was named a Second Team All-America by the NCBWA, both organizations announced on Wednesday.

Morris, who has also been named a First Team All-American by Rivals.com and Ping!Baseball.com, is Auburn's first First Team All-America selection since Todd Faulkner and Gabe Gross in 2000.
The 2010 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, Morris led the SEC in home runs (23), RBI (76), slugging (.743) and total bases (202) while helping Auburn win the SEC West Division championship for the first time since 1995. The cleanup hitter in a lineup that ended the year with a school-record .348 batting average, 131 home runs and 293 extra-base hits, he hit a team-best .386 and helped Auburn advance to the SEC Tournament for the first time since 2003 and the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005.

Auburn's triple crown winner, he established Auburn school records for home runs and total bases in a single season while his 105 hits was the third most by an Auburn player in a single season. He also scored a team-high 66 runs during his junior campaign.

A fourth round pick by the Milwaukee Brewers in last week's draft who has already signed a professional contract, he finished his Auburn career with 46 career home runs and a .628 slugging percentage, both fifth all-time, and 93 extra-base hits, seventh all-time.

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