• Full name Thomas James Murphy
  • Born 04/03/1991 in West Monroe, NY
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 206 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School SUNY Buffalo
  • Debut 09/12/2015
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (105th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2012 (signed for $454,000).
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    Murphy was playing against USA Baseball's college team for the New England Collegiate League when he caught scouts' eyes, turning on a fastball from Louisiana State righthander Kevin Gausman that went about 400 feet foul. Gausman came back with a slider that Murhpy waited on and launched over Fenway Park's Green Monster for a home run. Team USA then picked him up for five games against Japan, before he returned to Holyoke to finish with a .291/.364/.575 line. Murphy is a good athlete with a strong frame at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds. He runs well for a catcher, turning in a 6.75-second 60-yard dash last summer. He got off to a good start for Buffalo, though he tailed off at the plate and hasn't put up the numbers scouts hoped for and was hitting .250 in 116 at-bats against righthanders. He has good raw power and doesn't project to hit for much average, but will be an asset thanks to his solid defense. He has a plus arm and made strides behind the plate this season.

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  • San Francisco Giants transferred C Tom Murphy from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list. Left knee sprain.
  • San Francisco Giants placed C Tom Murphy on the 10-day injured list. Left knee sprain.

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