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Matt MurtonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2017 MLB Years: 2005-2009
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Drafted
Played in Japan
Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsOF-368, LF-282, RF-142, CF-1, 1B-1Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMatthew Henry Murton
Height6-1Weight226BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 3,1981 [37.072]PlaceFort Lauderdale,Florida
High SchoolEagle's Landing (McDonough,GA)
CollegeGeorgia Tech (Atlanta,GA)

DraftedSelected by the Boston Red Sox [Team Picks] in the 1st round (32nd overall) of the 2003 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$1,010,000Signing ScoutsRob EnglishService Time2.107 (2008)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2004-BOS-#5
MLB DebutJuly 8,2005 [23.278]
OrganizationsCHN [6] BOS [2] COL [1] DET [1] OAK [1] Awards3
TBC Player ID32701Retrosheet IDmurtm001MLBAM ID444875
RelationshipsBrother of Luke Murton
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Player Notes:   MVP of the Cape Cod Summer League in 2001
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Active Talent RatingsBattingSpeed50Power51Contact67XBH42RBIs64Runs47Hitting72Durability63Team.534Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2001Georgia TechACCNCAA-1of1947161436214173532141630003.385.444.6151.0599922178.399.230.323.4517.878.991.143.9323.0035.48
2002Georgia TechACCNCAA-1So14of206425062861611058207363760307.344.434.536.97013427295.369.192.388.42112.2012.541.033.3925.0031.40
2003Georgia TechACCNCAA-1Jr14of2162246647410313561943541100403.301.403.524.92712926295.311.223.427.40011.8613.901.174.4118.9235.14
2003Lowell SpinnersNYPLA-bos10of2153189305411222993273940705.286.374.397.7717515227.335.111.286.34211.8917.181.440.8894.5027.78
2004Sarasota Red SoxFSLA+bos25of2210237660113164115554426130447.301.372.452.82417031425.331.151.266.3569.8814.351.452.5934.1827.43
2004Daytona CubsFSLA+chn21of222479132011282081010113.253.326.367.69329489.265.114.241.3038.9911.241.252.2539.5020.00
2004Totals for FSL-FSL         126455731331751363745071405510.292.364.437.80119935514.319.145.262.3479.7313.811.422.5335.0026.32
2005West Tennessee Diamond JaSouAAchn25of2378313461071748461852942431311.342.403.498.90115629350.375.156.291.3918.2912.001.452.2939.1327.10
2005Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn-of239344122013004800002.353.421.500.92117338.440.147.265.40410.5321.052.002.6334.0025.00
2005Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         87347501191949491853350431313.343.405.499.90417332388.381.156.288.3928.5112.891.522.3238.5626.89
2005Chicago CubsNLMLBchn19lf235114019453271421162202244.321.386.521.9077312160.336.200.321.38210.0013.751.384.3820.0026.67
2006Chicago CubsNLMLBchn19lf24144455701352231362524562512116.297.365.444.80920238508.319.147.253.3538.8612.201.382.5635.0028.15
2007Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn-of2539151305016162710181820118.331.407.570.9778623172.344.239.364.41710.4710.471.003.4925.1746.00
2007Chicago CubsNLMLBchn19rf-lf2594235356613082210263900004.281.352.438.79010321261.309.157.272.3499.9614.941.503.0729.3831.82
2008Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak25of2632130193612211331132010108.277.345.423.7685515145.318.146.262.3388.9713.791.540.69130.0041.67
2008Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn-of2654191265711111542292031107.298.397.382.7797313225.327.084.246.35612.898.890.690.44191.0022.81
2008Totals for PCL-PCL         863214593233228734240412015.290.377.399.77612828370.324.109.252.34911.3510.810.950.54160.5030.11
2008Chicago CubsNLMLBchn19lf2619402102006001510002.250.286.300.58612242.286.050.075.2652.3811.905.000.000.0020.00
2008Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26lf26930131002001700001.100.129.133.2624131.130.033.067.1213.2322.587.000.000.0033.33
2008Totals for MLB-MLB         287031330080021210003.186.219.229.44816373.224.043.071.2042.7416.446.000.000.0023.08
2009Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol12rf2797373721212711279122395250736.324.389.499.88818640424.345.175.306.3849.2012.261.332.8331.0833.06
2009Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol14lf27295271350162041400000.250.304.404.70821656.324.154.269.3117.1425.003.501.7952.0046.15
2010Hanshin TigersJap CenIntl--2814461310521435317911164770305314.349.395.499.89430655668.371.150.235.3917.0410.481.492.5436.0625.70
2011Hanshin TigersJap CenIntl--29142579661802411360642476111013.311.339.423.76224538606.340.112.157.3353.9612.543.172.1544.5421.11
2012Hanshin TigersJap CenIntl--3012145339118182538241856101014.260.290.342.63215525473.288.082.117.2783.8111.843.111.0690.6021.19
2013Hanshin TigersJap CenIntl-31143566551783711985614281104125.314.361.484.84527457613.338.170.253.3686.8513.211.933.1029.7932.02
2014Hanshin TigersJap CenIntl-32153532581803201484254664706419.338.394.477.87125446591.361.139.220.3827.7810.831.392.3738.0025.56
2015Hanshin TigersJap CenIntl-3314054446150270959013177305021.276.316.375.69120436583.305.099.154.3035.3213.212.481.5460.4424.00
2016Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn25lf34762362974121237111532004114.314.349.398.7479415255.350.084.148.3235.8812.552.130.78118.0020.27
2017Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet5lf35726240002002800000.154.214.154.3684028.222.000.077.1757.1428.574.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter3469521342724652911210393149634527.286.352.436.788415801058.312.150.255.0008.7914.081.602.7432.8329.41
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter571209833164812517463145518226310234271371.309.378.450.8289451882378.340.141.267.0009.5013.041.371.9345.6129.01
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter31411411823548062317621612015811114545.310.377.451.8285151091287.340.141.259.0009.3212.281.321.7949.6130.79
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter78313461071748461852942431311.342.403.498.90115629350.375.156.291.0008.2912.001.452.2939.1327.10
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter126455731331751363745071405510.292.364.437.80119935514.319.145.262.0009.7313.811.422.5335.0026.32
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter53189305411222993273940705.286.374.397.7717515227.335.111.286.00011.8917.181.440.8894.5027.78
Intl Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter843328736910201737774172721208424161228106.310.352.437.78914382573534.336.127.192.0005.8912.002.042.1842.6925.20
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter17365716922240530149421385941907013.338.424.551.97536275768.356.213.387.00011.0712.241.113.9121.9033.78
Chicago Cubs Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter308870126256405281048388128634526.294.362.448.81039073971.318.154.261.0009.0613.181.452.8831.0728.52
Colorado Rockies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter295271350162041400000.250.304.404.70821656.324.154.269.0007.1425.003.501.7952.0046.15
Oakland Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter930131002001700001.100.129.133.2624131.130.033.067.0003.2322.587.000.000.0033.33
Average MLB - Per 162 games162446631272221452514470312213.286.352.436.78819437495.312.150.255.0008.7914.081.602.7432.8329.41
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625959418435513891656488718420.309.378.450.82826853675.340.141.267.0009.5013.041.371.9345.6129.01

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2003Lowell Spinners NYPLA-bos21OF47--8212-8583.9761.77------5388.763.5
2004Sarasota Red Sox FSLA+bos22OF100--1881324203201.9902.01------10298.073.5
2004Daytona Cubs FSLA+chn22OF19--281--29291.0001.53------2479.215.1
2005West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx SouAAchn23OF77--130542139135.9711.75------7898.755.4
2005Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn23OF9--12-1-1312.9231.33------9100.06.5
2005Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23LF4338329621216563.9691.470.19-----5184.326.5
2006Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24LF1331221049240332246243.9881.830.23-----14492.482.1
2007Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn25OF38--643-167671.0001.76------3997.426.4
2007Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25RF4132283652417167.9441.630.24-----9443.625.3
2007Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25LF2821186501--51511.0001.820.27-----9429.817.3
2007Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25CF1-1-------------941.10.6
2008Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn26OF49--654217169.9721.41------5490.734.5
2008Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak26OF29--562216058.9672.00------3290.620.1
2008Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26LF1066213---13131.0001.300.21-----1952.66.2
2008Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26LF7761271-128281.0004.000.46-----977.84.3
2008Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26RF2-41---111.0000.500.25-----1910.51.2
2009Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol27RF94--16756-178172.9661.83------9796.966.2
2009Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol27LF1287412---12121.0001.000.16-----2941.47.4
2009Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol27RF5-101---111.0000.200.10-----2917.23.1
2016Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn34LF49--672117069.9861.41------7664.534.3
2016Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn341B1--8--2881.0008.00------761.30.7
MLB Totals for LF - 5 season(s)-   LF2332021761404654415410.9881.760.23-----2330.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 3 season(s)-   RF4832297672417369.9451.440.23-----480.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF1-1-------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF125--197953211206.9761.65------1250.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF94--16756-178172.9661.83------940.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF49--672117069.9861.41------490.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1--8--2881.0008.00------10.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF77--130542139135.9711.75------770.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF119--2161424232230.9911.93------1190.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF47--8212-8583.9761.77------470.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2003Lowell Spinners NYPLA-bos21---------47-
2004Sarasota Red Sox FSLA+bos22---------100-
2004Daytona Cubs FSLA+chn22---------19-
2005West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx SouAAchn23---------77-
2005Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn23---------9-
2005Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23------43----
2006Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24------133----
2007Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn25---------38-
2007Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25------28141--
2008Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn26---------49-
2008Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak26---------29-
2008Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26------10-2--
2008Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26------7----
2009Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol27--------94--
2009Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol27------12-5--
2016Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn34--1---49----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2001Wareham GatemenCape Cod LeagueCollege1938145234770228190183500000.324.399.414.813609163.417.090.34511.0421.471.941.2372.5019.15
2002Wareham GatemenCape Cod LeagueCollege20165592261085271000000.400.468.5451.01330762.489.145.32711.2916.131.430.000.0031.82
2005Mesa Solar SoxArizona Fall LgMinor23249215311111143171200000.337.384.511.895471399.380.174.2727.0712.121.711.0192.0041.94
2006Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB24255510226019218901000.400.476.5641.04031764.467.164.32712.5014.061.131.5655.0031.82
2007Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2524761123803130110701202.303.375.526.901401189.294.223.34211.247.870.703.3725.3347.83
2008Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB26276912245004116600103.348.395.420.81529576.375.072.1597.897.891.000.000.0020.83
2009Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB27225314162025225600001.302.362.453.81524458.311.151.2458.6210.341.203.4526.5025.00
2016Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3459341011100200000.444.444.8891.333829.500.445.5560.0022.220.0011.119.0050.00
2017Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB3522210012000010000.500.6672.0002.667413.0001.5001.5000.000.000.0033.332.00100.00
Cape Cod League Totals - 2 yrs542003269131236242254500000.345.418.450.8689016225.438.105.34011.1120.001.800.89100.0023.19
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs249215311111143171200000.337.384.511.895471399.380.174.2727.0712.121.711.0192.0041.94
MLB Spring Training Totals - 6 yrs105264529022083465293012306.341.404.515.91913630299.358.174.2889.7010.031.032.6833.0033.33

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
20012nd Team College Freshman All-American1
2004Florida State League All-Star Team (OF)1
2005Southern League All-Star (OF)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2017-04-19OFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Tigers35.198  
2017-04-06OFDetroit TigersToledo (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Toledo (AAA)35.185Team Roster on 2017-04-06
2017-02-19OFDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract35.139Team Roster on 2017-02-19
2016-11-07OFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency35.035  
2016-08-20OFChicago CubsIowa (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from disabled list34.321Team Roster on 2016-08-20
2016-07-26OFChicago CubsIowa (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured34.296Team Roster on 2016-07-26
2016-05-21OFChicago CubsIowa (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from disabled list34.230Team Roster on 2016-05-21
2016-05-11OFChicago CubsIowa (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured34.220Team Roster on 2016-05-11
2016-04-19OFChicago CubsIowa (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from disabled list34.198Team Roster on 2016-04-19
2016-04-12OFChicago CubsIowa (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured34.191Team Roster on 2016-04-12
2016-04-10OFChicago CubsIowa (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Iowa (AAA)34.189Team Roster on 2016-04-10
2016-02-05OFChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract34.125Team Roster on 2016-02-05
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2009-12-07Released by Rockies 
2009-02-04TradeTraded by Athletics to Rockies for Corey Wimberly 
2008-07-08TradeTraded by Cubs with Sean Gallagher, Eric Patterson and Josh Donaldson to Athletics for Chad Gaudin and Rich Harden 
2004-07-31TradeTraded by Red Sox to Cubs July 31 2004 
2003-07-08Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2003Boston Red Sox-211,010,000-------1,010,000Signing Bonus out of 2003 Draft (1st round - 32nd overall)
2005Chicago CubsTeam Payroll23300,000-79446-2,189,055300,0001,310,000
2006Chicago CubsTeam Payroll24337,000-64826192,365,072327,0001,647,000
2007Chicago CubsTeam Payroll25415,000-54425322,459,737380,0002,062,000
2008Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll26390,0002.10775336-2,696,252390,0002,452,000
2008Chicago CubsTeam Payroll26390,0002.10775338-2,696,252390,0002,452,000
2009Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll27400,000-72440-2,746,792400,0002,852,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red