Hunter Morris in Arizona
John Steinmiller has been sending back reports on Milwaukee Brewers minor leaguers participating in the Arizona Fall League. Yesterday, he got to Hunter Morris.
“To go straight from that (Wisconsin) with a couple of days off right into instructional league and then the Fall League here, that’s a lot!” Morris said. “Add that with changing positions and trying to make the transition from first base to third base, it has been a long year, but it’s been well worth it. I am very happy about everything and I feel like I’m making a good transition to professional baseball.”Near the end of Wisconsin’s season, Brewers Roving Infield Instructor Garth Iorg talked to Morris about possibly switching positions from first base to third base in hopes of getting him more playing time and becoming a more versatile player.“It was a much easier transition than I thought it would be,” Morris said. “There is always work to be done and always room to improve and I want to continue to get better, but to me, it didn’t feel like it was the first time I had played third base since high school. It went a lot smoother than I thought. To be honest, I am more comfortable at third base than first base. It will be great to have both (first base and third base) as options moving forward and will only help me out. I have about four gloves in my locker just in case!”
Remember that Morris saw time in the outfield near the end of the Timber Rattlers season, too.
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