Sean Murphy
24-Year-Old CatcherC
Oakland Athletics AAA
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Murphy spent the bulk of the 2018 season with Double-A Midland, posting a strong .288/.358/.498 line with eight homers in 68 games. Those numbers represented significant growth from his 53-game stint at the same level the season prior, when he hit just .209/.288/.309. The young backstop did miss a month and a half late in the season after undergoing wrist surgery, but he returned to play eight games at the end of the year, including his first three at the Triple-A level. That's probably the level at which he'll spend the bulk of this year, though he'll have a chance for at least some MLB at-bats, especially given the Athletics' lack of established options at his position. Scouting reports project Murphy as a fairly good defender, which should help him get playing time. He doesn't project for much more than average power or contact. Read Past Outlooks
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Undergoes surgery
COakland Athletics  AAA
Wrist
July 20, 2018
Murphy had surgery on his right wrist Friday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Murphy will hit the shelf after undergoing surgery on his right hamate bone. The Athletics hope he'll be healthy enough to return to minor-league action before the end of the season.
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Reassigned to minors
COakland Athletics  AAA
March 18, 2018
The Athletics reassigned Murphy to their minor-league camp Sunday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Granted spring invite
COakland Athletics  AAA
February 8, 2018
Murphy has received an invitation to the Athletics' spring training as a non-roster invitee, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.
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Struggling with average at Double-A
COakland Athletics  AAA
August 17, 2017
Murphy, 22, is hitting .212/.275/.288 with two home runs and 17 RBI in 39 games since being promoted to Double-A Midland.
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COakland Athletics  AAA
June 10, 2016
The A's have selected Murphy with the 83rd overall pick in the 2016 first-year player draft.
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