Preseason Countdown: Justin Morris, #10

Maryland Baseball Network is counting down to Opening Day! Today marks 10 days until the start of the 2017 season, so here’s a look at #10, Justin Morris.

C Justin Morris
C Justin Morris


Year: Junior

Position: Catcher

Bats/Throws: L/R

Height/Weight: 6’2″ / 215 lbs.

Hometown: Edgewater, Md.

Previous School: Dematha Catholic High School

2016 Spring Stats: .194 (20-for-103), 5 2B, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 9 R, .297 OBP, .301 SLG

2016 Summer Stats (Bethesda Big Train, Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League): .287 (35-for-122), 10 2B, 4 3B, 1 HR, 25 RBI, 22 R, .414 OBP, .459 SLG

About Justin: Justin Morris established himself as one of the team’s primary catchers during the 2016 season, making 34 starts and 41 total appearances. He struggled at the plate, hitting below .200, but made up for it on the defensive side, throwing out 38 percent (12-of-32) of would-be base-stealers. Over the summer, Morris blossomed at the plate with the Cal Ripken League’s Bethesda Big Train, hitting .287 with 10 doubles and 25 RBI in 35 games, while leading the team with four triples. He showed his versatility in the field as well, making starts behind the plate, at first base, and in left and right field. This season, he figures to get a bulk of the starts behind the plate thanks to his defensive prowess and experience with the pitching staff, while looking to build on his strong offensive summer.