MOORHEAD, MN- The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that St. Paul Saints’ OF Max Murphy has been named this week’s Pointstreak Player of the Week for the week ending July 7, 2019.
Murphy became the first player in the league to win the award twice this season after hitting .556 this past week with three doubles, four home runs, seven RBIs and four walks drawn. On the season, Murphy is third in the league in batting (.342), first in runs scored (40), first in home runs (16), and second in RBIs (40). Murphy also won the Player of the Week award for the week ending June 23 and St. Paul has now won three straight player of the week awards.
The 26-year-old began his professional career in 2014 after being drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the ninth round of the 2014 MLB Draft. Murphy spent four seasons in the Twins’ organization, reaching double-A in 2017 before latching on with St. Paul prior to the 2018 season. In 98 games with the Saints in 2018, Murphy hit a career best .319 while belting six home runs and driving in 68 runners.
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