June 26, 2013
PORTLAND, Maine - Former Washington State slugger Jim Murphy has been named to the 2013 Eastern League All-Star Game for the circuit's Eastern Division squad.
A 17th round selection by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft, Murphy currently leads the Eastern League with 15 home runs playing for the Reading Fightin Phils, the Phillies' Class AA affiliate.
The first baseman boasts a .300 batting average, 15 doubles, 47 RBI, a .531 slugging percentage, an .891 OPS and a league-best 144 total bases. He was named to the July 10 event in New Britain, Conn., by fan voting.
Murphy was the Eastern League Player of the Week for June 17-23 after batting .435 (10-for-23) with four home runs, nine RBI and six runs. At Washington State, he set school records for putouts (1,972, also eighth in NCAA history at the time) and hit by pitches (61, a Pac-10 record and tied for eighth in NCAA history at the time).