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Tanner Morris

Tanner Morris

SS | B/T: L/R | 6' 2" 190 | Age: 20
Draft: 2019 (Rd: 5, #147, Toronto Blue Jays) - Virginia
Crozet, VA USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 263 221 30 55 2 26 4 .249 .369 .357 .726
Career Minors 263 221 30 55 2 26 4 .249 .369 .357 .726
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .249 2 26 4 .726
Career Minors .249 2 26 4 .726

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2019 Vancouver Canadians NWL A(Short) 58 263 221 30 55 16 1 2 26 39 52 4 2 3 .249 .369 .357 .726

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 45 | Run: 45 | Arm: 50 | Field: 50 | Overall: 45

Morris was a solid prospect who played for former big league closer Billy Wagner in high school, albeit one who was 19 years old and with a strong commitment to the University of Virginia. After a solid first season as the starting shortstop for the Cavaliers, Morris' All-Star turn in the Cape Cod League raised his profile, and he continued to hit extremely well as a Draft-eligible sophomore, ultimately earning a selection in the fifth round by Toronto.

Morris has a very good track record of hitting, and most scouts believe he'll continue to hit for average at the next level. The left-handed hitter sends a lot of line drives the other way and controls the strike zone extremely well. Virginia's home park is not conducive to power, nor is Morris' current approach, but as he continues to learn how to turn on pitches on the inner half of the plate and fills out his 6-foot-2 frame, there could be more pop coming in the future. There's less belief in Morris' ability to play shortstop than there is in his bat. While he has decent hands and enough arm, he's not a runner, with most thinking he'll profile better at second base as a pro.

Virginia has produced several players who had a strong foundation for hitting, with many of them going on to add power as they developed. That's the hope for Morris, who could be a solid offensive-minded second baseman when all is said and done.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
06/13/2019 SS Tanner Morris assigned to Vancouver Canadians.
06/11/2019 Toronto Blue Jays signed SS Tanner Morris.