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John Ryan Murphy

#36 | C
Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks
John Ryan Murphy
Name: John Ryan Murphy
Born: May 13, 1991 in Bradenton, Fla. USA
High School: Pendleton School, Bradenton, Fla.
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2018208.202.244.3759
Career559.224.267.35114
Drafted in the 2nd round (76th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2009 (signed for $1,250,000)
The scouting consensus seemed to be that Murphy had risen to the top of the pile of Florida prep catchers by the end of the season, after an amazing spring playing for the IMG Academy in Bradenton. Murphy hit .627 with 11 home runs in 102 at-bats, rapping 34 extra-base hits overall and striking out just four times. That built off a strong summer and fall performance, as Murphy starred for the Florida Bombers during Connie Mack play and the World Wood Bat tournament in Jupiter, Fla., in October 2008. Murphy's bat attracts most of the attention, as he has a short, sharp righthanded swing that generates good bat speed and plate coverage. Scouts grade his hit tool ahead of his power, though he's expected to produce average power with wood. He's also athletic, having made a shift from outfield (and occasionally third base) to catcher. He's shown he's more than capable of handling catcher, showing plus arm strength, solid receiving ability and a quick transfer. The Miami recruit has intelligence and makeup needed for the position, as well, and had hit his way into supplemental round consideration.
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