Maxwell Steven Muncy…resides in Keller, TX with his wife Kellie…graduated from Keller (TX) High School…attended Baylor University, where he was a Freshman All-American (2010), breaking Baylor freshman school records of HR (11) and RBI (53) and was a two-time All-Big 12 Conference selection at first base (2011 and 2012) for the Bears...selected by Oakland in the fifth round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft and signed by scout Armann Brown.
First baseman slashed .249/.368/.527 with a career-high 26 doubles, two triples, career-high 36 home runs, and 94 RBI with 95 runs scored…was the team leader in home runs... Ranked amongst the best in the National League in several categories: home runs (4th, 36), runs (9th, 95), OBP (10th, .368), SLG (10th, .527), and RBI (11th, 94)... Spent majority of the season at first base (122 G, 101 GS) but also appeared at second base (39 G, 31 GS) and third base (7 G, 3 GS)…registered a combined .996 fielding percentage, committing just three errors in 939 total chances... Participated in his second All-Star game in 2021 at Coors Field and was selected as the starting designated hitter... Notched a 22-game on-base streak from May 8 to June 2, posting a .338/.454/.688 with a 1.142 OPS during that span... Belted three home runs in back-to-back-to-back games twice this season, from May 11-14 and again from June 28-July 1…was tied with teammate Will Smith for most home run streaks of at least three longballs... Recorded a seven-game hitting streak from July 7–17, averaging .419 with eight runs, 13 hits, three home runs, and 10 RBI during that span...Suffered a torn UCL in the regular season finale on October 3 against Milwaukee after a defensive collision at first base... Best offensive month was May, producing a .330/.440/.714 clip with ten home runs, 19 RBI, and 23 runs scored… liked hitting from the comfort of Dodger Stadium, amassing a .269 average (64-for-238) with 15 doubles, 23 home runs, and 53 RBI…dependable in bases-loaded situations, tallying a .667/.600/2.000 slashline with eight RBI while similarly producing a .346/.475/.669 slashline with runners in scoring position…was most productive when batting third, going 13-for-33 for a .394 average across nine games with five home runs and 11 RBI…was even-keeled against both starting and relieving pitching, registering a .240 (67-for-279) average in 135 games and .261 (57-for-218) in 138 games, respectively …totaled five RBI on two separate occasions, 7/17 at COL and 8/18 vs. PIT, hitting two home runs in each of those contests…went 4-for-5 on July 17 at Colorado, smashing two home runs for five RBI and two runs…went 2-for-3 on Aug. 18 vs. Pittsburgh, totaling three runs, two homers, and five RBI.
Led the Dodgers in games (58) and plate appearances (248)…his 39 walks were fifth-most in the NL...Finished the season with 12 homers and 37 RBI, recording his third straight double digit homer output of his career...Started 31 games at first base, 14 games at third base and 11 games at second base…the only other Major Leaguer to start double-digit games at all three of those positions was Colorado’s Ryan McMahon...Was fourth in the Majors in pitches per plate appearance (4.43)...Appeared in all 18 postseason games, batting .250 with three homers and 18 RBI....26 of his 80 postseason plate appearances reached a full count... his 4.61 pitches per plate appearance in the postseason matched his metric from the 2018 postseason…since 1988, his t wo performances rank 15th and 16th in that category walked 20 times, which is the second-most in any single postseason (behind Barry Bonds in 2002).
Made his first Opening Day roster and hit his first Opening Day homer in his second season with the Dodgers…went on to slash .251/.374/.515 and set career-high marks in games played (141), runs (101), hits (122), doubles (22), RBI (98), walks (90) and stolen bases (4) while matching his 2018 single-season high of 35 homers ... Participated in the 2019 All-Star Game at Progressive Field in Cleveland after his first All-Star selection of his career ... Over his first two seasons with the Dodgers, leads the club in walks (169), ranks second in runs (176), homers (70), RBI (177), OBP (.381) and slugging (.545), fourth in hits (226) and sixth in doubles (39) and average (.256)…sits among the top leaders in the NL in homers (6th), walks (6th), slugging (8th), OBP (11th) RBI (T-15th) and runs (16th) during the span ... Ranked 13th among NL second basemen (min. 70 G) with a .973 fielding percentage (6 E) across a career-high 520.1 innings at second…recorded his 100th career RBI with a sacrifice fly on March 31 against the Diamondbacks…set a new career-high with five RBI on June 28, going 2-for-4 with a homer and five RBI…collected a career-high four hits in his first career walk-off on Aug. 4 against Arizona…proceeded to launch his second career walk-off home run on Aug. 21 to send the Dodgers to their league-leading 11th walk-off victory of the season…compiled an 11-game on-base streak from Aug. 10-23, slashing .250/.423/.750 and hitting safely in nine-consecutive contests-going 9-for-33 with 10 runs, a pair of doubles, six homers and 12 RBI during the hitting streak…from June 11-24, reached a career-high 10 consecutive games registering a hit, including a pair of doubles, four homers, 11 RBI and 10 walks against six strikeouts at a .310/.442/.643 clip…saw his best offensive month during May, when he led the team in homers (7) with Joc Pederson and ranked second in RBI (18) with a .302/.391/.583 line…turned in reverse splits at the plate after collecting a career-high 157 at-bats against left-handed pitching for a .268 average, compared to a .242 mark against right-handed pitching (330 AB)...ranked 11th overall in the NL and seventh among all in-fielding left-handed bats in the category…turned in his strongest Postseason series numbers to-date after going 5-for-19 (.263) with four runs, a career-best three homers and seven RBI with four walks against two strikeouts for a .391 OBP and 1.128 OPS…clubbed homers in back-to-back games during Games 2 and 3 of the NLDS…according to MLB Stats, he is the first Dodger player with three homers in consecutive Postseasons…over his last two Postseasons, he has homered six times, and sits in a three-way tie for second with Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman for most homers during the span…accrued a 5.7 WAR, which ranked seventh among NL position players.
Saw his first action as a Dodger after entering the season as a non-roster invitee in big league camp…hit .263 with a .391 OBP, 35 homers and 79 RBI in 137 games with Los Angeles ... Led the Dodgers in both slugging percentage (.582) and home runs, which tied for fifth in the National League…among players with 375 or more AB, ranked among the NL's best in OBP (7th), SLG (2nd) and OPS (2nd), behind only the league's MVP Christian Yelich ... Batted .293 (27-for-92) and ranked second on the team with 79 RBI ... Nearly made the All-Star team after finishing third in the NL's Final Vote, but still participated in the Home Run Derby where he won the first round against the Cubs' Javier Baez before being eliminated by the eventual champion Bryce Harper ... Appeared in all 16 of the Dodgers' Postseason games, going 10-for-50 (.200) with three homers and six RBI…ended the longest World Series game in history when he hit a walk-off home run in the 18th inning off of Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to end Game 3…it was the longest World Series game in history in both time (seven hours and 20 minutes) and innings ... Had his contracted selected by the Dodgers from Triple-A Oklahoma City on April 17…slashed .313/.421/.563 in nine games with OKC.
Spent the entire season with Triple-A Oklahoma City, slashing .309/.414/.491 with 62 runs, 20 doubles, one triple, 12 homers and 44 RBI in 109 games ... Averaged .366 with runners in scoring position while posting a .309 mark with runners on base ... Excelled against right-handed pitchers, as he posted a .323 average, compared to a .258 mark against lefties ... Made his first career pitching appearance, allowing just two hits over 2.1 scoreless innings over three relief appearances.
Batted .186 in 51 games over three stints with the A's after hitting .206 in 45 games over four stints with Oakland in his Major League debut in 2015…his slugging percentage dropped from .392 in 2015 to .257 in 2016…however, his on-base percentage improved from .268 to .308…made each of his 34 starts against right-handed pitchers…hit .185 (20-for-108) with all 20 of his walks and all four of his extra base hits (two doubles, two home runs) against right-handers…was just 1-for-5 (.200) against lefties… has made all 60 of his career starts against righties and is a .196 (41-for-209) career hitter against righties compared to .167 (1-for-6) against southpaws…batted .257 in 14 games before the All-Star Break, .154 in 37 games after the break…hit .224 in Oakland, .145 on the road…batted .273 with both of his home runs in 18 day games, .130 in 33 games at night…went 2-for-28 (.071) with two outs but both of the hits came with runners in scoring position (2-for-8, .250)…was 0-for-10 when putting the first pitch in play and is 1-for-17 (.059) in his career…appeared in 21 games (19 starts) at second base, 17 games (13 starts) in right field, four games in left field and one game (one start) at third base…made his only error in his one game at third base…did not commit an error in 75 total chances at second base…had never played second base or outfield in the majors prior to 2016…hit .256 as an outfielder and .169 as an infielder…was also 0-for-9 with five strikeouts as a pinch hitter…is 2-for-18 (.111) with seven strikeouts in the pinch in his career…saw his most action with 11 starts in both the eight and nine spots in the order.
Made both his Triple-A debut and Major League debut in 2015, his fourth professional season…batted .206 with three home runs and nine RBI in 45 games over four stints with Oakland and .274 with four home runs and 35 RBI in 60 games with Nashville…also had eight doubles and one triple with the A's and 12 of his 21 hits were extra base hits (57.1%)…that was the fourth highest percentage in Oakland history among players with at least 100 plate appearances…made each of his 27 starts against a righthanded pitcher…had just two plate appearances against a left-hander and went 0-for-1 with a walk… batted .259 with all three of his home runs with two outs…had a .289 batting average against American League West competition, .156 against all other teams…hit .205 at home, .206 on the road…batted .148 with runners in scoring position and .100 with no walks when leading off an inning…hit .172 against a pitcher the first time he saw him in a game, .217 the second time and .333 after that…started 17 games at first base and 10 at third base…made two errors as a first baseman (.987 fielding percentage) and four in 16 games overall at third base (.846 fielding percentage)…entered 2015 with just 22 games of professional experience at third base…was selected from Triple-A Nashville April 25 and saw most of his action during his first stint…hit .203 with two home runs and six RBI in 34 games before he was optioned to Nashville June 30…went 5-for-23 (.217) with a home run and three RBI in 11 games over his final three stints…made his ML debut April 25 with a start at third base against Houston…singled off Scott Feldman in the seventh inning for his first ML hit…hit his first ML home run May 17 against Chicago (AL), a two-run shot off Jeff Samardzija in the fourth inning…that started a five-game stretch from through May 21 where he went 5-for-13 (.385) with four runs, two doubles and two home runs… the streak lifted his average to .290 but he went 1-for-16 over his next seven games to fall to .213… played in just one game during his second stint from July 28 to Aug. 3, going 1-for-3 in a start at third base against Cleveland Aug. 1…returned for a third time Aug. 24, had a pinch hit single Aug. 28 at Arizona, and was sent back to Nashville Aug. 29…returned for good Sept. 8 following the conclusion of the Sounds season and went 3-for-19 (.158) in nine games…played for Jalisco in the Mexican Pacific Winter League following the season and hit .320 with a home run and two RBI in seven games
Spent the entire season at Double-A Midland and batted .264 with seven home runs and 63 RBI in 122 games…added 87 walks for a .385 on-base percentage…led the Texas League in walks and onbase percentage and ranked third in RBI…tied for fifth in all minor league baseball in walks…ranked second in the A's farm system in walks, fourth in on-base percentage and 10th in RBI…was named to the TL Midseason All-Star team…grounded into just one double play in 435 at bats…hit .272 with six of his seven home runs off right-handed pitching compared to .248 against left-handers…had a .303 batting average and .395 on-base percentage when leading off an inning…went 7-for-15 (.467) with two grand slams and 24 RBI with the bases loaded…six of his seven home runs came with runners on base…hit .271 at night, .216 during the day…clubbed all seven of his home runs at night…appeared in 86 games at first base, 22 at third base and one in right field…led TL first basemen in assists (54) and tied for the lead in double plays (78)…committed four errors as a first baseman (.995 fielding percentage) and four as a third baseman (.941)…hit .151 in 14 games as the designated hitter…batted .219 in 73 games while hitting third in the order compared to .335 in all other spots in the order (24 batting fifth, 14 hitting clean-up, 10 in the six spot and one in the leadoff spot)…hit .269 over his first 15 games but drew 18 walks for a .457 on-base percentage…grounded into his only double play of the season April 5 against Arkansas…it came in his third game and eighth at bat…finished the season with a 119-game, 427-at bat streak without a GIDP…had a season-high six RBI April 8 against Northwest Arkansas…reached base safely in 19 consecutive games from April 26 to June 1…hit .344 with a .429 on-base percentage during the streak…began the streak with a season-best nine-game hitting streak through May 4 (14-for-32, .438)…had three-hit games on April 27 at San Antonio and May 2 against Corpus Christi, which were a season high (seven times)…was batting .320 with two home runs, 19 RBI and 24 walks (.446 on-base percentage) in 29 games when he was placed on the disabled list May 6 with a lacerated left thumb… was reinstated May 23 and hit .247 with five home runs, 44 RBI and 63 walks (.363 on-base percentage) over his final 93 contests…hit .357 in 13 games in May…started at first base for the South Division All-Stars in the Texas League All-Star Game June 24 at Arkansas and went 0-for-3 with a strikeout… connected for grand slams in back-to-back games on July 14 and 15 at Corpus Christi…had nine RBI in the two games, including five on the 14th…was named Texas League Player of the Week for the week of July 14-20 after going 10-for-23 (.435) with six runs scored, one double, three home runs, 16 RBI and 10 walks…had a .870 slugging percentage and .606 on-base percentage…hit four of his seven home runs in 30 games in July…added 23 RBI and 27 walks (.397 on-base percentage)…batted .237 with two home runs, three RBI, three walks and seven runs scored in nine postseason games to help Midland win the Texas League Championship.
Began the year at Class-A Stockton and hit .285 with 21 home runs and 76 RBI in 93 games before earning a promotion to Double-A Midland July 14…hit .250 with the RockHounds and batted a combined .273 with 25 home runs and 100 RBI in 140 games overall…tied for second in minor league baseball in games played and tied for 10th in RBI…led the A's farm system in home runs, RBI, walks (88) and total bases (249), ranked third in runs (89), hits (143) and extra base hits (53), fourth in slugging (.476) and fifth in on-base percentage (.381)…had a .400 on-base percentage with Stockton, which ranked fourth in the California League…led the CL in intentional walks (9) and had the second best at bat per home run ratio (16.71)…was named to the Cal League Midseason All-Star team…hit .284 with 20 of his 25 home runs against right-handed pitching…batted .313 with runners in scoring position, including .386 with RISP and two outs…was 5 for 9 (.556) with a home run and 15 RBI with the bases loaded…hit 15 of his 25 home runs at Stockton's Banner Island Ballpark…appeared exclusively at first base on defense (128 games)…also went 8-for-42 (.190) in 12 games at designated hitter…hit .281 in 90 games batting third in the order, all with Stockton…hit two home runs April 7 against Bakersfield and April 19 at Modesto…had a total of four multi-homer games for the season…was perfect 4-for-4 with a walk May 20 against Lake Elsinore…it was his first of two four-hit games (June 12 at Inland Empire)… reached base safely in 27 consecutive games from May 30 to June 28…hit .356 with 11 home runs, 37 RBI and a .446 on-base percentage during the streak…hit a grand slam June 2 against San Jose…then hit three home runs and drove in a season-high five runs June 5 against Lancaster…was named Cal League Player of the Week for the Week of June 3-9 after hitting .393 (11-for-28) with five home runs and 16 RBI in seven games…started at first base for the Cal League All-Stars June 18 and went 0-for-1 with three walks against the Carolina League All-Stars…hit .340 with 11 home runs and 37 RBI in 27 games in June…led all of minor league baseball in RBI in June and tied for second in home runs…had his fourth multi-homer game of the season, a two-homer performance Sept. 1 against Frisco…hit .224 with 10 walks (.350 on-base percentage) and three RBI in 15 games for Mesa in the Arizona Fall League… was rated as the A's No. 6 prospect by Baseball America following the season…was also named as the best defensive first baseman in the Cal League.
Made his professional debut with Class-A Burlington and hit .275 with 20 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 23 RBI in 64 games…added 41 walks for a .383 on-base percentage…hit .307 against right-handed pitching compared to .170 against left-handers…batted .354 during the day…63 of his 64 appearances came as a first baseman…saw his most action with 24 games batting fifth and 21 hitting third…went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in his professional debut June 24 against Wisconsin…had a 10-game hitting streak from July 25 to Aug. 4 (15-for-40, .375)…went 3-for-11 (.273) with a RBI in three postseason games for the Bees