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6-3 / 195
Summer 2002 Named No. 22 prospect in the Cape Cod League by Baseball America after finishing fifth in the league with a .304 average
Tied for third in hits with 48
Was the West starting outfielder in the midseason all-star game and was named to the league's postseason all-star team
Named Wareham's team co-MVP as the Gatemen won the league title
Scored 17 runs with 10 doubles, two triples, one home run, 18 RBI and seven steals.
2002 (Sophomore) Missed the first 15 games of the season after breaking his hand during preseason drills, then overcame a sluggish start to hit .318 with six home runs, tied for third on the team
Started 45 games, all in right field
Honored by Baseball America as the No. 4 draft prospect for 2003 in the Big 12 ... Made his season debut as a pinch-runner in the Friday game against Nebraska (March 8), then started the next two games of the series in right field (March 9-10) ... Scored three times and drove in three runs in a 15-9 win over Kansas (March 16) ... Knocked out two doubles and drove in two runs in an 8-6 win over Oklahoma State (April 6) ... Pinch-hit triple drove in two runs in a 12-4 win over Southwest Texas (April 9) ... Pounded out a career-high four hits (including a triple), scored twice and drove in two runs against UTSA (April 10) ... Blasted two home runs and drove in four runs in an 11-5 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (April 13) ... Had two singles and a solo home run at Southwest Texas (April 16) ... Put together a career-best 10-game hitting streak (March 29-April 9) ... Was the back end of back-to-back homers against Kansas State; had four hits in the game (April 26) ... Homered again two days later in a 6-5 Baylor win at KSU (April 28) ... Had three hits, including a double and a home run, and drove in two runs in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament against Nebraska (May 22) ... Finished tied for seventh in the Big 12 in triples (4).
2001 (Freshman) The only true freshman to start regularly in the field for the Bears ... Played in 60 of Baylor's 61 games (54 starts), mostly in right field ... Had six outfield assists to lead the team ... Was perfect on the basepaths with nine steals in nine attempts ... Put together a nine-game hitting streak (April 7-21) ... Tripled and plated two in win against Southwest Texas (Feb. 14) ... Went 2-for-3 with three RBI in win against UT-San Antonio (Feb. 20) ... Singled in the winning run in the 11th inning in Baylor's conference opener at Texas A&M (Feb. 24)
Was 3-for-3 with a run scored against Missouri (March 4) ... First collegiate home run was a first-pitch grand slam against Houston (March 6) ... Went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI against Dallas Baptist (April 7) ... In the Texas series (April 20-22), was 4-for-9 with three runs scored and three RBI ... Was 3-for-4 with two RBI at Oklahoma State (April 27) ... Was 2-for-4 with a double against Oklahoma State (May 16).
High School Three-time letterwinner under coach Barry Smith at Klein High School in Spring, Texas, where he helped lead the Bearkats to the state 5A title as a pitcher in 1998
Named first team all-district and all-state as a senior
Also earned honorable mention on USA Today High School All-America team
Participated in Texas High School All-Star Game
First team all-greater Houston
Hit .500 as a senior with 46 RBI and set school records with 12 home runs and a .978 slugging percentage
A member of National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society
Active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Personal Full name is David Matthew Murphy
Born Oct. 18, 1981 in Houston, Texas
Son of Michael and Sharron Murphy
Chose Baylor over Texas, Texas A&M and Rice
Majoring in marketing ... At age nine, he so impressed pro scouts with his arm while throwing a tennis ball against a wall that the scouts videotaped him for future reference ... Craziest ambition is to run with the bulls in Barcelona.