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  Edmund Muth
Edmund Muth

Player Profile

Long Beach, CA

High School:
St. John Bosco

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195




Returns for his fourth and final season on The Farm...Named a third-team preseason All-American by Baseball America...Expected to be the club's starting center fielder...Begins the year knocking on the door of several of the Cardinal's all-time lists, including batting average (.331), doubles (42), triples (11) and home runs (29)...Needs only one triple, four home runs and five doubles to move onto each respective list, while currently falling just .013 shy of the last position on the Cardinal's career batting average list...Has posted career totals of 59 multiple-hit games and 34 multiple-RBI contests...Can hit for average and power with excellent running speed...Had an excellent Fall 1999 season and appears to be ready for a big senior campaign...Played baseball in the Cape Cod League each of the past two summers...Tied for the team lead in homers with five in just 94 at bats for the Chatham Athletics in 1999...Played for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in 1998 and received honors including MVP of the Cape Cod League all-star game and first team all-league... Led the league in homers (seven) and ranked among the league leaders in RBI (27), runs scored (23) and extra base hits (15)...At Yarmouth-Dennis in 1998, Muth was named first team All-Cape Cod League and MVP of the league all-star game...Participated in the 1998 USA Baseball National Team Trials...Selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 22nd round of the June 1999 Amateur Draft.

As a Junior in 1999 - Selected as a 1999 Baseball America second team Preseason All-American...Spent most of his time as the team's starter in center field after playing primarily in left field as a sophomore...Honorable mention Pacific-10 All-Academic...Finished the campaign with a .305 batting average, six homers and 30 RBI in 52 games and 47 starts...Had an excellent post-season, going 10-for-28 (.357) and collecting hits in seven of the eight games he played in...Also had a pair of post-season homers (both in the College World Series) and six RBI...Was 4-for-10 (.400) in the NCAA Regional...Posted identical eight-game hitting streaks from February 5-17 and May 20-June 14...Hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games and 36 of 52 games overall...Had 17 multiple-hit and nine multiple-RBI contests...Went 4-for-5 in 8-6 loss to Fresno State on January 30, equaling a career-high for hits...Hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs in 11-1 win over Arizona State on March 5...Was 3-for-4 with a double, homer and two RBI in 10-5 victory over Oregon State on May 1...Had two hits and two RBI in 7-4 victory over Nevada in NCAA Regional title game on May 30...In game two of the NCAA Super Regional (5-3 Stanford victory), went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI triple in the seventh inning that helped put the game away...Had two hits, a homer and two RBI in season finale versus Florida State at College World Series.

As a Sophomore in 1998 - Starting left fielder...Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Southern Division...Second team Pac-10 Southern Division All-Academic...Hit .308 with 14 homers and 51 RBI...Stanford leadoff man hit a home run in the Cardinal half of the first inning on five different occasions...Had 19 multi-hit and 13 multi-RBI games...Became the first Stanford player to hit for the cycle since 1992 (Steve Solomon vs. Cal) when he accomplished the feat at UCLA on February 22...Was 4-for-6 with four runs scored and four RBI in that contest...Had a career-best 14-game hitting streak from April 10-May 2...Tripled, doubled, scored three runs and drove in two in an 11-inning 12-10 win at Fresno State on January 30...The next day (February 1) scored four times in a 16-9 win at Fresno State...Hit game-winning two-run home run in the top of the 11th of 6-5 win at San Jose State on March 11...Went 3-for-4 with four RBI in 13-5 loss at Nevada on March 26...Had game-winning single in bottom of ninth of 4-3 win over California on April 24...Homered, drove in three runs and scored three runs in 19-1 NCAA West Regional victory over Minnesota on May 22.

As a Freshman in 1997 - First team All-Pac-10 Southern Division...Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American...Hit .388 in 1997, which ranks as the seventh highest single season batting average in Stanford history...Broke into the starting lineup in mid-February after second baseman Tony Schrager suffered a sprained ankle and right fielder Joe Kilburg moved to second base...Held on to starting job by hitting .388 with nine homers and 46 RBI in 55 games, including 43 starts...Had 23-multi hit and 12 multi-RBI games...Hit .400 with five homers and 25 RBI in Pac-10 Southern Division games...Had 10-game hitting streak from March 9-April 8...Had six consecutive multi-hit games from April 22-May 3...Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI in 18-4 win at Sacramento State on February 25...Went 3-for-5 with a homer and four runs scored in 22-13 win over USC on March 2...Went 4-for-6 with a career-high five RBI in 20-5 victory at California on March 23...Went 2-for-2 with three RBI and two runs scored in 15-9 win at USC on April 4...Went 8-for-18 (.444) with four runs scored and four RBI at the College World Series.

High School - 1996 graduate of St. John Bosco High School...First Team All-CIF...Two-time All-Del Rey League selection...Del Rey League MVP as a senior...Two-time team MVP...1994 St. John Bosco Rookie of the Year...Won 16 individual academic awards and graduated with a 4.15 GPA.

Personal - English major...Son of Martin and Sandra Muth...Recently worked for Smith Barney Mutual Funds.

Muth's Career Stats
Year     Avg   GP/GS   AB   R   H  2B 3B HR RBI  BB   K SB/SBA
1997    .388   55/43  178  58  69  12  2  9  46  27  35    4/4
1998    .308   57/57  221  61  68  17  5 14  51  38  59   7/11
1999    .305   52/47  187  39  57  13  4  6  30  20  35   8/10
Totals  .331 164/147  586 158 194  42 11 29 127  85 129  19/25

Career vs. Pac-10 Team Avg AB H HR RBI Arizona .317 41 13 3 11 Arizona State .235 51 12 4 13 California .359 78 28 2 15 Oregon State .571 7 4 1 3 UCLA .326 43 14 2 10 USC .353 68 24 2 11 Washington .200 30 6 2 4 Totals .318 318 101 16 67

Career NCAA Post-Season Year Avg GP/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB/SBA 1997 .407 7/6 27 7 11 1 1 1 7 2 3 0/0 1998 .231 3/3 13 3 3 0 0 1 4 1 3 0/0 1999 .357 8/7 28 8 10 1 1 2 7 5 7 2/3 Totals .353 18/16 68 18 24 2 2 4 18 8 13 2/3

Career Game Highs AB - 7, vs. Florida State (6/18/99) R - 4, four times, last at Arizona State (2/28/98) H - 4, three times, last vs. Fresno State (1/30/99) HR - 1, 29 times, last vs. Florida State (6/18/99) RBI - 5, at California (3/23/97) SB - 2, twice, last vs. Florida State (6/14/99) Hit Streak - 14 games (4/10/98-5/2/98)