Hunter Morris

1B / Pittsburgh Pirates / EXP: 0YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 228 lb Age: 27 College: Auburn Bats/Throws L/R

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    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Pirates trade for Brewers minor-league 1B Hunter Morris

      The Pirates acquired first baseman Hunter Morris from the Brewers on Thursday in exchange for a player to be named later. Morris' career has stalled since he was named Milwaukee's Minor League Player of the Year in 2012. Morris has a career .272/.321/.478/.799 slash line over five seasons (574 games) in the minors. Morris hit 20-plus home runs in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

    • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

      Brewers reassign Morris, Cravy, Leach to minor-league camp

      The Brewers have sent Hunter Morris, Tyler Cravy and Brent Leach to the team's minor-league camp, reports None of the trio was expected to make the opening day roster for Milwaukee.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      A good spring could help Brewers' Morris in getting back on track

      Brewers first baseman Hunter Morris is trying to re-establish himself this spring after he was removed from the 40-man roster in the offseason. It wasn't long ago that Morris was considered the Brewers' top prospect. "I don't feel any pressure to make this team right away," Morris said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I'm still confident in my ability and I firmly believe I'm going to play in the big leagues. "My goal is go out and force the Brewers' hand and not give them any choice but to have me in the big leagues." Morris was named the Brewers' minor-league player of the year in 2012 after he hit .303 with 28 home runs, 40 doubles and 113 RBI at Double-A. While he totaled 24 home runs the following year, he hit just .247. He ran into more offensive struggles in 2014, and he also missed time due to a wrist injury. "It was frustrating, the way everything played out," Morris said. Now, the 26-year-old first baseman must prove to the Brewers he still has a future in the majors, and it starts this spring. "He needs to have a good year this year, get back on that right track," manager Ron Roenicke said. "He hasn't performed well in spring trainings for us. That's the hard part, that we don't get to see him when he's really good. "All I get is what I see in the spring, and he hasn't had good springs. It's really hard for me to get a good read."

    • by Chris Cwik |

      Brewers designate Hunter Morris for assignment on Monday

      The Brewers have designated first baseman Hunter Morris for assignment on Monday. The team had to clear space off the 40-man roster after making a deal with Texas earlier in the day. The 26-year-old Morris hit .275/.322/.434 over 371 at-bats over three levels on the minors last year.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Brewers prospect Hunter Morris breaks arm

      Brewers minor league first baseman Hunter Morris will be sidelined for six weeks with a broken arm. The 25-year-old Morris has enjoyed a solid season at Triple-A Nashville with a stat line of .274/.316/.444.

    • by R.J. White |

      Brewers send four to Nashville

      The Brewers optioned infielders Hunter Morris and Jason Rogers as well as pitchers Jimmy Nelson and Ariel Pena to Triple-A Nashville Monday, the team announced. Morris went 2 for 16 in nine games this spring, while Rogers went 4 of 18 with three walks in nine games. Nelson surrendered two earned runs in three innings while striking out four in two appearances. Pena allowed two unearned runs in three hitless innings while striking out two and walking five.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Defense going to be key in Brewers' 1B competiton

      Brewers manager Ron Roenicke hinted Mark Reynolds and Lyle Overbay could have "an edge" over Juan Francisco and Hunter Morris at first base because of their defensive skills in the field, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Obviously, everybody isn't going to make our team among the first basemen," Roenicke said. "With Overbay and Reynolds, we know from their history what we're getting from them. We know that Juan Francisco has power and is going to hit a lot of home runs if he's the guy. The other guys, they are younger. Hunter Morris struggled a little bit in Triple-A last year but figured it out in the second half, which I really liked. So, we'll see. "If one of the younger guys steps up, then things change. But going into spring training we do feel we have a veteran presence there. Defense also matters to me a lot there. If we think we're better off defensively with the two veterans, that gives them an edge."

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Brewers might use internal options to fill first-base void

      With spring training getting closer and the free-agent market at first base drying up, the Brewers might have to use internal options to fill the void at first base, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The options would include Juan Francisco and prospect Hunter Morris. "We did get 21 homers and knocked in 86 runs from that position (in 2013)," said general manager Doug Melvin, who added the .629 OPS of his first basemen was historically low. "But the defense has to improve and you'd like to see a better on-base percentage (than .259). "We've gone through the list. There just aren't available guys. Texas, at this point, is not willing to talk about (Mitch) Moreland. Seattle is not interested in moving their guys. So, there aren't a lot of choices. "The Packers went 20 years between Bart Starr and finding Brett Favre. Hopefully, we don't go 20 years trying to find a replacement for Prince Fielder (who left after the 2011 season as a free agent). It might be a situation where we mix and match, or trial and error."

    • by R.J. White |

      Brewers add four to 40-man roster

      The Brewers added first baseman Hunter Morris, outfielder Jason Rogers and pitchers Brooks Hall and Kevin Shackelford to the 40-man roster Wednesday. Morris hit .247/.310/.457 with 24 home runs and 73 RBI in 497 at-bats with Triple-A Nashville last season. Rogers hit .270/.346/.468 with 22 home runs and 87 RBI in 481 at-bats with Double-A Huntsville. Hall went 4-7 with a 3.40 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 79:41 K:BB ratio in 119 innings between high Class A Brevard County and Double-A Huntsville. Shackelford went 2-4 with a 3.08 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 48:11 K:BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings between high Class A Brevard County and Double-A Huntsville.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Should we anticipate a Hunter Morris call-up?

      With the Brewers' playoff hopes all but dashed and Corey Hart (knee) out for the season, you have to think Milwaukee is likely to call up first-base prospect Hunter Morris in the coming weeks. Morris is batting just .238 in 89 games for Triple-A Nashville, but he is slugging .486 and has 19 home runs. He also has committed just four errors and owns a .994 fielding percentage. General manager Doug Melvin said in mid-June Morris wasn't ready for the majors and needed more "consistency" before being promoted. He really hasn't achieved that. He hit .311 in May, but he hit .212 in April, .212 in June and is batting .228 in July, so he's had more lulls than hot streaks. Though, once the Brewers become sellers, which is apparent, what's the harm of getting Morris at-bats in the majors? The worst that could happen is that he doesn't perform much better than he has at Triple-A, but the upside is that he thrives and carries that confidence into next spring.

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