Kyler Murray
24-Year-Old OutfielderOF
 Free Agent  
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Kyler Murray in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a $210,000 contract with the Athletics in June of 2018.
'Fully committing' to football
OFOakland Athletics  
February 11, 2019
Murray is "firmly and fully committing [his] life and time to becoming an NFL quarterback," the two-sport athlete announced on his personal Twitter account Monday.
This appeared to be the direction Murray had been heading in all winter after declaring for the NFL draft and accepting an invitation to the NFL combine. Reports in previous months left open the possibility that Murray would nevertheless try to keep a window open to play both sports, but his announcement that he is "dedicating 100% of [himself] to being the best QB possible" doesn't seem to leave room for a second career. The decision is a blow to the Athletics, who picked Murray ninth overall in the 2018 draft.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Kyler Murray
Farm Futures: Ranking The Farm Systems
August 3, 2019
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February 7, 2019
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June 6, 2018
Jesse Siegel delivers his analysis of the minor leagues heading into the MLB Draft.
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.
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Accepts invite to NFL combine
OFOakland Athletics  
February 7, 2019
Murray will attend the NFL combine beginning Feb. 26, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
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Declares for 2019 NFL Draft
OFOakland Athletics  
January 14, 2019
Murray declared for the 2019 NFL Draft on Monday, according to his personal Twitter account.
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Working toward agreement with A's
OFOakland Athletics  
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  
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  
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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