MORRISON, TREVER

Position: Shortstop / Second Base

DOB: April 21, 1995

Height: 6’0″ / Weight: 175

Bats: Left / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (12th round, 2016)

Profile: Originally drafted out of high school by the Boston Red Sox in the 38th round in 2013, Morrison opted to head to college instead, playing at Oregon State.  The Brewers selected him in the 12th round following his junior season with the Beavers and this time he signed, agreeing to a bonus of $110,000.  An under-sized middle infielder, Morrison has plus range but an average arm leading to some debate as to whether he fits better at shortstop or second base.  A line-drive hitter who can occasionally muscle up and hit the ball out of the park, Morrison has had issues making contact early in his career, leaving questions about his ability to land an everyday role.  His speed on the basepaths is average at best, but he makes up for some of that with good instincts and heads up baserunning.

2016:  The Brewers were able to lure Morrison away from Oregon State for his senior season and inked him to a contract following the draft, sending him to Helena to begin his professional career.  He saw action in 37 games there, playing second base, shortstop and third base and wound up hitting .265 with three doubles and ten RBI.

2017:  Morrison made the jump from Helena to Wisconsin in 2017, but struggled against tougher pitching in the Midwest League.  He hit just .135 in April, .152 in June and .155 in July but finally showed some signs of life late in the season.  He finished the year with an average of .204, collecting 17 doubles, two triples and five home runs while splitting time fairly equally between second and short.