Max Muncy
Oakland Athletics
Shortstop
Born: (2002-08-25) August 25, 2002 (age 19)
Camarillo, California
Bats: Right
Throws: Right

Maxwell Price Muncy (born August 25, 2002) is an American professional baseball shortstop for the Oakland Athletics organization. He was selected in the first round of the 2021 Major League Baseball draft by the Athletics.

Early life and amateur career

Muncy grew up in Camarillo, California and attended Thousand Oaks High School.[1] He made the varsity baseball team as a freshman and hit for .382 average with 13 extra-base hits as a sophomore.[2] As a senior, Muncy batted .469 with 45 hits, 49 RBIs and 11 home runs, and scored 34 runs in 28 games played and was named the Baseball Player of the Year by the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Daily News.[3][4] Muncy committed to play college baseball at the University of Arkansas.[5]

Professional career

Muncy was selected 25th overall in the 2021 Major League Baseball draft by the Oakland Athletics.[6] He signed with Oakland for a $2.85 million bonus.[7]

Muncy made his professional debut with the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League Athletics, slashing .129/.206/.129 with four hits, 12 strikeouts, three walks, and four RBIs over 31 at-bats.[8] He opened the 2022 season with the Stockton Ports of the Single-A California League.[9]

References

  1. ^ "Thousand Oaks' Max Muncy kept improving until he was the best". Los Angeles Times. July 5, 2021. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  2. ^ Ledin, Loren (February 21, 2020). "HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PREVIEW: Max Muncy has made a name for himself at Thousand Oaks High". Ventura County Star. Retrieved July 12, 2021.
  3. ^ "Thousand Oaks' Max Muncy headlines 2021 Daily News All-Area baseball team". Los Angeles Daily News. July 1, 2021. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  4. ^ Gallegos, Martin (July 11, 2021). "A's select prep SS Max Muncy 25th overall". MLB.com. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  5. ^ Kirk, Otis (July 11, 2021). "SS Max Muncy First Razorback Recruit Off the Board in Round 1". NWAHompage.com. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  6. ^ "Athletics' Max Muncy: Drafted by A's in first round". CBSSports.com.
  7. ^ Gallegos, Martín (July 19, 2021). "'It's just surreal': A's sign 1st-rounder Muncy". MLB.com. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  8. ^ "Oakland A's top 30 prospects: Tyler Soderstrom and Zack Gelof battle it out for No. 1".
  9. ^ "Here's where A's Top 30 prospects are starting '22". MLB.com.