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Austin Murr

#13 | OF | TigersDET
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Austin Murr
Name: Austin Michael Murr
Born: Jan 26, 1999 in St. Paul, MN
College: North Carolina State
College: North Carolina State
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 218 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Career135.319.440.3931
2021135.319.440.3931
Drafted in the 6th round (165th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2021 (signed for $200,000)
Murr isn’t your prototypical college leadoff hitter as a 6-foot-2, 218-pound slugging first baseman. But he’s a proven hitter and he’s gotten on base at close to a 40% rate in his collegiate career, and what more could you want for a leadoff hitter than to get on base? Murr ranked on the back end of the BA 500 in 2020 because of his performance and this spring just kept hitting, and helped the Wolfpack reach Omaha, with a .323/.374/.518 line, with seven home runs and 16 doubles. Murr doesn’t have the sort of power that typically profiles well at first base and he also hit the ball on the ground close to 50% of the time this spring, with a swing that scouts have said is flat and more conducive to liners in the gap than real over-the-fence power. As a defender limited to first base, he might be a swing-change candidate at the next level to try and tap into more power, but his production has been solid enough that he could go off the board as a money-saver somewhere in the fourth-to-10th-round range.
Career Statistics
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  • 2021 Game Logs
  • 2021 Splits
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