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Matt Murton

33-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 220   DOB: 10/3/1981   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Murton signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract to remain with the Hanshin Tigers in November of 2013.

November 15, 2014  –  Matt Murton News

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Murton had another fine year in Japan, leading the Central League with a .338 batting average, and posting a strong .872 OPS.

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Matt Murton Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 22 A DAY 24 89 79 13 20 4 1 1 2 8 2 0 8 10 0 1 1 .253 .326 .367 .693
2004 22 A SAR 102 425 376 60 113 31 16 4 11 55 5 4 42 61 0 4 3 .301 .372 .452 .824
2005 23 AA WES 78 350 313 46 107 29 17 4 8 46 18 5 29 42 3 1 4 .342 .403 .498 .901
2005 23 AAA IOW 9 38 34 4 12 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 4 8 0 0 0 .353 .421 .500 .921
2005 23 MAJ CHN 51 160 140 19 45 12 3 2 7 14 2 1 16 22 2 2 0 .321 .386 .521 .908
2006 24 MAJ CHN 144 508 455 70 136 38 22 3 13 62 5 2 45 62 1 2 5 .299 .367 .446 .813
2007 25 AAA IOW 39 172 151 30 50 23 16 1 6 27 1 0 18 18 0 1 2 .331 .407 .570 .977
2007 25 MAJ CHN 94 261 235 35 66 21 13 0 8 22 1 0 26 39 0 0 0 .281 .352 .438 .791
2008 26 AAA IOW 54 225 191 26 57 13 11 1 1 15 4 2 29 20 1 1 3 .298 .397 .382 .779
2008 26 AAA SAC 86 370 321 45 93 28 23 3 2 28 7 3 42 40 1 2 4 .290 .377 .399 .776
2008 26 MAJ OAK 9 31 30 1 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 .100 .129 .133 .262
2008 26 MAJ CHN 19 42 40 2 10 2 2 0 0 6 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 .250 .286 .300 .586
2008  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ OAK/CHN 28 73 70 3 13 3 3 0 0 8 0 0 2 12 0 0 1 .186 .219 .229 .448
2009 27 AAA COL 97 424 373 72 121 40 27 1 12 79 12 2 39 52 0 7 5 .324 .389 .499 .888
2009 27 MAJ COL 29 56 52 7 13 6 5 0 1 6 2 0 4 14 0 0 0 .250 .304 .404 .707
Career  (View All)     346 1,058 952 134 273 80 46 5 29 112 10 3 93 149 3 4 6 .287 .353 .437 .790

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Matt Murton: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2009 16 12 5

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Matt Murton Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 22 A DAY 89 79 9% 11.2% 0.80 87% .269 .114
2004 22 A SAR 425 376 9.9% 14.4% 0.69 84% .336 .151
2005 23 AA WES 350 313 8.3% 12% 0.69 87% .376 .156
2005 23 AAA IOW 38 34 10.5% 21.1% 0.50 76% .440 .147
2005 23 MAJ CHN 160 140 10% 13.8% 0.73 84% .342 .200
2006 24 MAJ CHN 508 455 8.9% 12.2% 0.73 86% .324 .147
2007 25 AAA IOW 172 151 10.5% 10.5% 1.00 88% .346 .239
2007 25 MAJ CHN 261 235 10% 14.9% 0.67 83% .309 .157
2008 26 AAA IOW 225 191 12.9% 8.9% 1.45 90% .329 .084
2008 26 AAA SAC 370 321 11.4% 10.8% 1.05 88% .326 .109
2008 26 MAJ OAK 31 30 3.2% 22.6% 0.14 77% .130 .033
2008 26 MAJ CHN 42 40 2.4% 11.9% 0.20 88% .286 .050
2008  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ OAK/CHN 73 70 2.7% 16.4% 0.17 83% .224 .043
2009 27 AAA COL 424 373 9.2% 12.3% 0.75 86% .353 .175
2009 27 MAJ COL 56 52 7.1% 25% 0.29 73% .324 .154
Career     1,058 952 8.8% 14.1% 0.62 84% .315 .150

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Matt Murton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Murton signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract to remain with the Hanshin Tigers, the Kyodo news service reports.

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Murton is uncertain whether he will return to the Hanshin Tigers next year, the Kyodo news service reports.

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Murton is likely to play for the Hanshin Tigers again in 2013, the Kyodo news service reports.

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Murton agreed to a contract to remain with the Hanshin Tigers in 2012, the Kyodo news service reports.

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Murton is winding down his season on a strong note, with a 26-game hitting streak in progress.

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Murton got off to a slow start this season, but has heated up of late and has his average back over .300. Other key indicators -- 30:11 K:BB, .341 OBP, .420 SLG -- are down relative to last year.

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Murton commented that he will be back with Hanshin for 2011 while speaking at a Christian event in Osaka, Sankei Sports reports.

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Murton has tied Ichiro Suzuki's Japanese League record with 210 hits and still has three games left to play.

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Hanshin has announced that it is ready to pick up Murton's option for next year, according to Daily Sports.

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Murton has kept up his hot pace, hitting .358 with six home runs through May 5's action.

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Murton is off to a hot start in Japan, hitting .396 through his first 12 games.

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Colorado has sold Murton's contract to to the Hanshin Tigers, the Kyodo news service reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Matt Murton.

2009

Murton failed to capitalize on a fresh start after being acquired from the Cubs and was sent down for good in late July after a 30 at-bat flop. It's hard to see a scenario where he'll get more than 200 at-bats in the A's outfield in 2009 with their offseason focus to acquire more offense. There are skills here, but they've been hidden for a few years now.

2008

After a strong second half of 2006, Murton was shuttled in and out of the lineup last season and even sent down to Triple-A Iowa during the summer. Murton hits for average, has good on-base skills and supplies a little power, but the Cubs want a left-handed-hitting corner outfielder, and at this point, a full-time gig doesn't seem to be in the cards -- at least in Chicago. If Murton were traded to a team that would play him full time, he's a good bet to score close to 100 runs.

2007

Murton fought off a June slump and subsequent benching by then-manager Dusty Baker to finish his first full season strong: he went .319/.390/.522 in 207 at-bats after the All-Star break. He has decent contact skills, will draw a walk and hits for modest power. He'll also steal a handful of bags. Now that he's heading into his third year and has 595 career at-bats under his belt, Murton's a candidate to take a major step up, assuming, of course, the Cubs don't sit him too often against right-handed pitchers. Consider him a sleeper.

2006

Murton made a strong case for the Cubs Opening Day left field job last summer, showing good plate discipline and hitting for average and power in 140 big league at-bats. The Cubs don't even have a right fielder at press time, so despite having veteran-loving Dusty Baker as his manager, Murton has a good chance to land a regular spot in the lineup. Murton can also run a little, as evidenced by his 18 steals in 78 games at Double-A last year.

2005

The 30th overall pick in the 2003 draft, Murton held his own at high Single-A last season, going .301/.372/.452. He's shown decent plate discipline and a fair amount of pop so far, but the true test will be at Double-A where he'll almost certainly begin the year.