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Tom Murphy

24-Year-Old Catcher – Colorado Rockies

2015 Stats

AVG

.257

HR

3

RBI

9

R

5

SB

0

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Murphy spent most of 2015 in the minors, where he showed excellent power-hitting ability. In 294 plate appearances with Double-A New Britain, the 24-year-old had a .788 OPS and improved it to an outs...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 220   DOB: 4/3/1991   BORN: West Monroe, NY   COLLEGE: Buffalo   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   

October 4, 2015  –  Tom Murphy News

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An MRI on Murphy's shoulder revealed no structural damage, but the injury will prevent him from participating in the Arizona Fall League, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

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Tom Murphy Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2012 21 A TRI 55 236 212 26 61 22 13 3 6 38 1 1 14 52 1 2 7 .288 .349 .462 .811
2013 22 A ASH 80 341 288 55 83 47 26 2 19 74 4 5 37 87 3 3 10 .288 .385 .590 .975
2013 22 AA TUL 20 74 69 9 20 8 5 0 3 9 0 0 4 16 0 0 1 .290 .338 .493 .831
2014 23 AA TUL 27 109 94 16 20 9 4 0 5 15 0 0 14 27 0 0 1 .213 .321 .415 .736
2015 24 AA NEW 72 294 265 36 66 31 17 1 13 44 5 2 23 80 0 1 5 .249 .320 .468 .788
2015 24 AAA ALB 33 136 129 19 35 18 9 2 7 19 0 1 5 43 0 1 1 .271 .301 .535 .836
2015 24 MAJ COL 11 39 35 5 9 4 1 0 3 9 0 0 4 10 0 0 0 .257 .333 .543 .876
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3-Year Averages     11 39 35 5 9 4 1 0 3 9 0 0 4 10 0 0 0 .257 .333 .543 .876

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Tom Murphy Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 4 @SF Did not play.
Oct. 3 @SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .333 .543 .876
Oct. 2 @SF Did not play.
Oct. 1 @Ari 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .324 .559 .883
Sep. 30 @Ari Did not play.
Sep. 29 @Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .333 .567 .900
Sep. 27 LAD 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .345 .630 .975
Sep. 26 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 25 LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .320 .667 .987
Sep. 24 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 23 Pit 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .333 .750 1.083
Sep. 22 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 21 Pit 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .294 .625 .919
Sep. 20 SD Did not play.
Sep. 19 SD 5 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .231 .462 .693
Sep. 18 SD Did not play.
Sep. 16 @LAD Did not play.
Sep. 15 @LAD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Sep. 14 @LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Sep. 13 @Sea Did not play.
Sep. 12 @Sea 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Sep. 11 @Sea Did not play.
Sep. 10 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 9 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 8 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 7 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 6 SF Did not play.
Sep. 5 SF Did not play.
Sep. 4 SF Did not play.
Sep. 3 SF Did not play.
Last 7 Days 11 1 2 1 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .357 .273 .630
Last 14 Days 22 3 6 1 0 2 7 4 7 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .385 .591 .976
Last 30 Days 35 5 9 1 0 3 9 4 10 0 0 0 0 1 .257 .333 .543 .876

Tom Murphy: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 11

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Tom Murphy: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 85

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Tom Murphy Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015181010.167.167.417

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015174380.353.9411.362

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015194380.421.8951.371

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015161010.063.125.292
Tom Murphy Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2012 21 A TRI 236 212 5.9% 22% 0.27 75% .357 .174
2013 22 A ASH 341 288 10.9% 25.5% 0.43 70% .352 .302
2013 22 AA TUL 74 69 5.4% 21.6% 0.25 77% .340 .203
2014 23 AA TUL 109 94 12.8% 24.8% 0.52 71% .242 .202
2015 24 AA NEW 294 265 7.8% 27.2% 0.29 70% .308 .219
2015 24 AAA ALB 136 129 3.7% 31.6% 0.12 67% .354 .264
2015 24 MAJ COL 39 35 10.3% 25.6% 0.40 71% .273 .286
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3-Year Averages     39 35 10.3% 25.6% 0.40 71% .273 .286

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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2015 Stat Review for Tom Murphy    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.257 AVG
WEAK
71% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.273 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.543 SLG
ELITE
.286 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

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0.40 BB/K
AVERAGE
10.3% BB Rate
GREAT
25.6% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.876 OPS
ELITE
.333 OBP
GOOD

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Tom Murphy

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Tom Murphy: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Murphy (shoulder) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

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Murphy left Saturday's game with a left shoulder strain, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

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Murphy is out of the lineup Thursday, the Denver Post's Patrick Saunders reports.

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Murphy went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's 13-7 loss to the Pirates.

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Murphy hit his first career home run Saturday, going 3-for-5 with two RBI in a 10-2 drubbing of the Padres.

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Manager Walt Weiss said Murphy would split time with Dustin Garneau behind the plate for the remainder of the season, the Associated Press reports.

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Murphy was recalled by the Rockies on Friday, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

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Murphy received an invitation Tuesday to play on the Rockies' Arizona Fall League squad, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

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Murphy was promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday, the Denver Post's Nick Groke reports.

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2015

The Rockiesí top catching prospect, Murphy was viewed as a dark horse to reach the majors at some point last season, but that never materialized as he batted .213/.321/.415 through mid-May at Double-A Tulsa and then missed the remainder of the campaign with a shoulder issue. Heís expected to be healthy for the start of the upcoming season and figures to slot back in as the primary catcher at the same level again, but the 24-year-old will need to rediscover the plus power and on-base skills that he previously demonstrated in the California League. Murphy isnít nearly as skilled defensively as he is with the bat, but the Rockies seem to believe his receiving abilities and throwing arm are competent enough for him to avoid a position change. In any case, itís Murphyís offense that will dictate his eventual arrival to the majors, so if heís able to rebound swiftly from the long injury layoff, he could still have an outside chance at usurping the disappointing Wilin Rosario for the Rockiesí everyday catching gig some point later in the season.

2014

The Sally League proved to be no challenge for Murphy, who slashed an impressive .288/.385/.590 with 19 homers before getting the call to Double-A Tulsa, skipping High-A entirely. He was able to maintain his success at the plate following the promotion, but still seems likely to spend most of the 2014 campaign at Tulsa for further defensive polish and some light refinement to his swing. Though Murphy doesnít possess the game-changing power of Wilin Rosario, the Rockiesí anointed catcher of the present and future, he appears to be much more adequate as a game-caller and pitch-blocker, and has thus far proven capable with the bat. Colorado's pursuit of Carlos Ruiz in free agency in the offseason suggests the organization is somewhat skeptical Rosario can make the necessary defensive improvements to stay behind the plate long-term, which could open the door for Murphy at some point if he continues to thrive in the upper minors.