Kyler Murray
21-Year-Old OutfielderOF
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Murray is not the best prospect from the 2018 draft, but is certainly the most famous, and in the end, may not even choose to play pro baseball. The dual-threat quarterback won the Heisman Trophy following an electric junior season for Oklahoma, which came after he was selected by the A's with the No. 9 overall pick in June. He slashed .296/.398/.556 with 10 home runs, 10 steals (on 14 attempts) and a 56:28 K:BB in 189 at-bats in 2018. Those numbers are particularly impressive considering all the at-bats he has missed out on due to his football career. His strikeout total aligns with scouting reports that suggest there would be some swing-and-miss issues against pro pitching, at least initially. He has impact speed on the bases and in center field and could develop 20-homer power. An early-January report suggesting Murray will enter the NFL draft should force dynasty-league managers to move him way down or completely off their boards. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Athletics in June of 2018 that includes a $4.66 million signing bonus.
Declares for 2019 NFL Draft
OFOakland Athletics  R
January 14, 2019
Murray declared for the 2019 NFL Draft on Monday, according to his personal Twitter account.
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As expected, Murray has decided to enter his name into the NFL draft pool prior to Monday's deadline. This move is simply procedural, as Murray can still choose to fulfill his commitment to the A's if he wishes. While reports suggest the Heisman winner is leaning toward going pro in football rather than baseball, the A's are attempting to sway his decision by extending him a major-league deal. Murray's decision of whether to join the Athletics at spring training (Feb. 15) or to participate in the NFL combine (Feb. 26) should offer a better indication of his intentions moving forward. Should Murray choose football, he would forfeit his $4.66 million signing bonus, while Oakland would retain his professional baseball rights.
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Working toward agreement with A's
OFOakland Athletics  R
January 13, 2019
Murray and the Athletics are in talks to agree upon a major-league contract, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Expected to enter NFL Draft
OFOakland Athletics  R
January 9, 2019
The Athletics expect Murray to declare for the NFL Draft, Susan Slusser and Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Invited to big-league camp
OFOakland Athletics  R
January 9, 2019
Murray was invited to the Athletics' major-league spring training camp Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Won't work out for NFL teams
OFOakland Athletics  R
December 27, 2018
Murray's agent Scott Boras informed Yahoo Sports that his client will not be participating in workouts for NFL teams and that Murray will report for spring training Feb. 10, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports.
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Sights still set on baseball
OFOakland Athletics  R
December 12, 2018
Murray still plans on switching to baseball after wrapping up his college football career at the University of Oklahoma, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. "As of right now, I'm going to play baseball. That's about it," Murray said.
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