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Matt Purke

Matt Purke P

Syracuse Chiefs

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Matthew Taylor Purke
  • Age: 24 (July 17, 1990)
  • Birthplace: Nacogdoches, TX
  • Bats/Throws: L/L Ht: 6' 4" Wt: 215
  • Draft: Round 3 (2011, WSH)
  • School: Texas Christian
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Matt Purke Career Stats

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Matt Purke Awards and Honors

Matt Purke  P

  • Full Name: Matthew Taylor Purke
  • Born: July 17, 1990
  • Age: 24
  • Birthplace: Nacogdoches, TX
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 215
  • Draft: Round 3 (2011, WSH)
  • School: Texas Christian

Ranked No. 9 among Nationals prospects by MLB.com entering the 2013 season. ... Selected by the Washington Nationals in the third round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Texas Christian University. ... Spent two years at TCU, going 21-1 with a 2.61 ERA in 31 games (29 starts). ... In 2010, he was the consensus National Freshman of the Year after going 16-0 with a 3.02 ERA in 20 games (18 starts). Averaged 11 strikeouts per nine innings and led the nation in wins. ... Helped TCU earn its first berth in the College World Series, recording two wins in Omaha. ... Limited to 11 starts as a sophomore due to tendinitis and blister problems. ... Suffered his lone college loss on March 12, 2011 against Houston Baptist. ... Selected by the Texas Rangers in the first round (14th overall) of the 2009 Draft but did not sign. ... Participated in the 2008 in the Aflac All-American Game at Dodger Stadium... scheduled for Tommy John surgery on May 29, 2014.