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GM Scouting Report: OF, Matthew Murton

OF, Matt Murton

Matt Murton, along with fellow 2003 Red Sox draft pick David Murphy, represents a new drafting philosophy within the organization. Murton was selected by the Sox with the 32nd overall pick in this year's draft. He was selected out of Georgia Tech, alma mater of current Sox stars Nomar Garciaparra and Jason Varitek. Murton is in the mold of the classic power hitting outfielder.

Matt Murton had two very impressive summers in the Cape league that helped to improve his stock as a prospect. He was also a member of the Wareham Gatemen along with Murphy and won the league MVP on the strength of his .324 batting average. In the summer of 2002, Murton continued to impress and won the home run derby at the Cape league All-Star game. Murton brought his polished skills to Lowell...

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