UCLA and Indy ball short stop with 5 years overseas experience (free agent). Seeking club for 2021 summer
Name: Eddie Murray
DOB: August 13, 1987
Date Available: May 28, 2021Indy Pro experience
Positions (alt): Coach
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.”
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.
Eddie wants to continue his playing career and help increase the popularity of baseball in other parts of the world.
|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|
|2020||Indiana Barn Owls||27||109||27||34||6||0||0||19||15||13||5||0||.312||.440||.367|