Thanks to emailer Dave, I have an update on Patrick Murray, one of our numerous draft and follows. Murray is playing at Golden West College, a solid program in a solid league, and is off to a nice start
.443/.494/.543 with 5 2B, 1 3B, and 14 RBI. He’s drawn 7 walks to only 4 strikeouts in 70 AB.
Also, it should be noted, Murray has already signed a letter of intent with Oral Roberts University. That doesn’t mean the Phillies won’t make a run at him, but it probably means he’s going to demand a decent sized bonus. Here is the blurb from the above article on Murray
Patrick Murray * IF * 6-2 * 230 * Huntington Beach, Calif. (Marina HS/Golden West College)
Currently a sophomore at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, Calif. … Starred last year at Santa Anna Junior College where he hit .330 with three home runs and 22 RBI in only 29 games played … Prepped at Marina High School where he earned 1st team all-league honors his junior and senior year … Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 31st round in 2005 and by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 46th round in 2006 … Choose ORU over UNLV, Cal Poly, and Loyola Marymount … says Walton, “Patrick has good size and is a very good hitter who should fill one of the holes in our lineup next year. He has a chance to bat in the middle of the lineup and to drive in runs.”