Matt Murton (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Matt Murton was born in October of 1981 and currently plays right field for the Sky Sox. Murton was born in Ft. Lauderdale, and he went to college at Georgia Tech. He was an All-American in college, and always hit well over .300 with power at Georgia Tech.
Originally, Murton was drafted by the Red Sox as their number one pick in 2003. Then he was traded to the Cubs and then to the A’s. He joined the Sky Sox earlier this year after coming up through the minors to play for both the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland A’s.
Murton's lifetime batting average with those Major League teams is .287 with an OPS of .791.
While playing in 22 games for the Rockies in 2009, Murton hit .267 with a home run. However, he was sent down to Colorado Springs to play for the Sky Sox for most of this year. If Murton continues to hit well for the Sky Sox, he will definitely be back up playing for the Rockies soon.
Murton has been a huge part of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox lineup this year, batting .322 with 10 homers in 85 games. His OPS is at around .881 and he has also stolen 10 bases so far. Also noteworthy, Murton set a new hitting streak record earlier this year while with the Sky Sox organization, hitting safely in 29 games in a row. In June, he was also named the PCL Player of the week.
Whether, he’s fielding or hitting, Murton is certainly one of the most exciting players the Sky Sox have.