UCLA and Indy ball short stop with 5 years overseas experience (free agent). Seeking club for 2021 summer | Baseball Jobs Overseas

UCLA and Indy ball short stop with 5 years overseas experience (free agent). Seeking club for 2021 summer

Name: Eddie Murray

Height: 180cm

Weight: 80kg

DOB: August 13, 1987

Date Available: May 28, 2021

Indy Pro experience

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: SS

Positions (alt): Coach

College: UCLA

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Personal

Eddie has a talent for getting on base.  In his senior college season, his on-base percentage was .434.  In two seasons of independent pro ball in the U.S., he had OPB figures of .457 and .440, respectively.  His OPB ranged from .434 to .575 during his four seasons playing in France.

In addition, he has consistently averaged at least one hit per game each season.

In 2021, he is playing in a weekend league to keep his skills sharp and ensure that he is ready when an overseas opportunity presents itself.

Eddie’s coach at UCLA, John Savage, says, “He is a guy you want on your club. He brings his passion to the field every day and has a deep knowledge of the game. Can really get on base. He was our leadoff hitter but can also hit for extra bases.”

Jamel Boutagra, Eddie’s manager at Paris UC, adds, “Eddie came to France and made a big impact for our team. He played a very good shortstop and was a smart hitter with a good approach. He was a team leader and helped coach the youth teams. He really brought the team together.”

Career Highlights

  • Named the team’s most valuable offensive player in his senior year of college at UCLA

  • In independent pro ball in the U.S. in 2013, batted .283 with an OPS of .820

  • In 2014, played for the Berlin Challengers and helped lead the team to the championship

  • Played four seasons for Paris UC, winning Best Hitter honors once and Best Defender for Shortstop (twice)

  • Played one year of independent pro ball in the U.S. and one winter-league season in Puerto Rico

  • In senior season at UCLA, batted .282 with an OPS of .858

  • In 2020, played in the independent Liberation League in the U.S., batting .312 with an OPS of .807.  He got 34 hits and 15 bases on balls in 27 games.

 

Overseas Goals

Eddie wants to continue his playing career and help increase the popularity of baseball in other parts of the world.

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2021 San Francisco Benders Tri Valley men's league Sunday league to stay game ready
2020 Indiana Barn Owls Liberation league SS/2b
2015-2018 Paris UC France Division 1 Shortstop, Assistant coach
2014 Berlin Challengers Germany Division 3 Shortstop
2013 Alexandria Aces Indy Ball-United League 2B/SS
2006-2009 UCLA NCAA Div. I PAC-12 2B/3B

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2019-20 Head Coach Bishop O'Dowd High School
2015-2018 Player/Coach Paris UC France Div 1 Player/Coach
2010-2016 Assistant Coach Gahr High School Ages 15-18 Assistant Coach

Stats

Pro/Overseas Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 Aces 33 113 35 32 6 0 1 15 28 14 13 1 .283 .457 .363
2015 Paris UC 20 76 22 26 5 3 0 5 10 7 5 2 .342 .446 .487
2016 Paris UC 20 68 16 22 4 0 0 7 13 8 6 2 .324 .477 .382
2017 Paris UC 16 61 13 27 5 1 0 20 11 3 5 2 .443 .575 .557
2018 Paris UC 14 43 12 13 4 0 0 4 7 3 5 0 .302 .434 .395
2020 Indiana Barn Owls 27 109 27 34 6 0 0 19 15 13 5 0 .312 .440 .367

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 UCLA 53 177 40 50 13 3 2 30 31 33 6 6 .282 .434 .424

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Testimonials

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Jamel Boutagra

Head Coach, Paris UC
jamelboutagra@yahoo.fr

Eddie came to France and made big impact for our team. He played very good short stop and smart hitter with good approach. He was a team leader and helped coach the youth teams. Really brought the team together.

Jimmy Jensen

Player, Scout
j.jensen@baseballjobsoverseas.com

I first played against Eddie in France back in 2016. He was a very tough out and a great all-around player. I got to know him better over the past few years and have come to find that he is not only a great athlete, who can contribute on the field and at the plate, but he's also a great person off the field. Eddie is passionate about this game and it shows through the way he plays. He is a team player who is always positive and looking to help out his teammates. I believe that Eddie would be a great addition to any team overseas.

John Savage

Head Coach, UCLA
jsavage@athletics.ucla.edu

Ed is a guy you want on your club. He brings his passion to the field every day and has a deep knowledge of the game. Can really get in base. Was our lead off hitter but can also hit for extra bases.