• Full name Kacey Murphy
  • Born 01/21/1997 in Rogers, AR
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Arkansas
  • Drafted in the 11th round (315th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2018 (signed for $145,000).
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    There's little flashy about Murphy, but he has been effective with fringe-average stuff and above-average control. Scouts like his competitiveness and his ability to get ahead of hitters. He bumps up to 90-91 mph at his best, but Murphy lives in the upper 80s with his fastball. What has made the fastball effective is its movement and his ability to locate it to both sides of the plate. The same can be said for his fringe-average changeup and curveball. Neither is particularly sharp, but he locates them well. Murphy's margin of error is small and when he misses, he's prone to giving up home runs, but he doesn't make many mistakes and he went 7-4, 3.15 this season.

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