Hunter Morris Named MVP of Southern League
“Everything came together this year. It all happened a lot faster than I thought it would.” That’s how former Auburn Baseball great Hunter Morris responded Monday when he heard that he had been named the Southern League’s Most Valuable Player.
Hunter plays for the Huntsville Stars and oh what a year he has had. He led the Southern League this year in hits (158), home runs (28), RBIs (113), slugging percentage (563) total bases (294), and tied a Huntsville record for doubles in a season.
He was the fifth Huntsville player to be named the league’s MVP, putting his name along such greats as Jose Canseco.
Morris was drafted in 2010 by the Milwaukee Brewers after a stellar college career at Auburn that saw him being named SEC Player of the Year, after leading the conference in hits, homers and slugging percentage.
The honor is particularly special for Morris as he grew up in Huntsville and played high school ball at Grissom before becoming an All-SEC player at Auburn.
“It really is a great honor,” Hunter said. “I couldn’t be more excited … this has got to be one of my biggest personal goals to achieve in my career.”
Congratulations Hunter. You continue to make us all proud!