Hunter Morris

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Hunter Morris
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Morris playing for the Nashville Sounds in 2013.
First baseman
Born: (1988-10-07) October 7, 1988 (age 30)
Huntsville, Alabama
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Jeffrey Hunter Morris (born October 7, 1988) is an American former professional baseball first baseman.

College career[edit]

Morris was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the second round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft out of Virgil I. Grissom High School in Huntsville, Alabama but did not sign and attended Auburn University.[1] In 2010 Morris was the SEC Player of the Year and a first team All-American by Baseball America and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.[2][3][4]

Professional career[edit]

Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

Morris was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the fourth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft.[5][6]

In 2012, Morris was the Southern League Most Valuable Player after hitting .303/.357/.563 with 28 home runs and 113 runs batted in.[7][8] He also won the Robin Yount Performance Award as the Brewers Minor League Player of the Year.[9]

Morris was added to the Brewers 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[10] He was designated for assignment on January 19, 2015, without ever having appeared in a game for the Brewers.

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

On April 2, 2015, Morris was acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later.[11]

Retirement[edit]

On June 13, 2016, Morris became the student assistant hitting coach for Auburn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 Boston Red Sox Draft Tracker". Boston.com. September 9, 1988. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  2. ^ Charles Goldberg. "Auburn's Hunter Morris SEC player of year". Blog.al.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "Hunter Morris Named SEC Player Of The Year; Six Tigers Named All-SEC". Auburntigers.com. May 25, 2010. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  4. ^ "Hunter Morris Named First Team All-America, Brian Fletcher Second Team". Auburntigers.com. June 16, 2010. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  5. ^ Bitter, Andy (June 8, 2010). "Auburn's Hunter Morris taken by Milwaukee Brewers in fourth round". Ledger-enquirer.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  6. ^ Charles Goldberg. "Auburn baseball draft updates: Hunter Morris says he likes his Brewers; 9 Tigers go". Blog.al.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  7. ^ 09/03/2012 12:28 PM EST (May 24, 2013). "Hunter Morris Named 2012 Southern League Most Valuable Player". Milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  8. ^ The Huntsville Times/Bob Gathany. "Huntsville's Hunter Morris named Southern League Most Valuable Player". Al.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  9. ^ 09/05/2012 2:57 PM EST (May 24, 2013). "Brewers announce 2012 Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year Awards". Milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  10. ^ Brewers protect Morris, Rogers from Rule 5 Draft
  11. ^ 09/05/2012 2:57 PM EST (April 2, 2015). "Pirates acquire first baseman Morris from Brewers". m.pirates.mlb.com.

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