Sean Murphy
24-Year-Old CatcherC
Oakland Athletics AA
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
Undergoes surgery
COakland Athletics  AA
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  AA
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  AA
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  AA
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  AA
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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