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Sean Murphy

#12 | C/DH
Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves
Sean Murphy
Name: Sean Michael Murphy
Born: Oct 4, 1994 in Dayton, OH
High School: Centerville HS, Dayton, Ohio
College: Wright State
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 232 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (83rd overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2016 (signed for $753,100)
In high school, Murphy looked like an undersized baseball rat whose work ethic would allow him to be a productive college backup. But like his father before him, Murphy hit a growth spurt, going from a 5-foot-9, 140-pound high school junior who walked on at Wright State to a 6-foot-3, 220-pound three-year starter. At 140 pounds Murphy dragged the bat through the zone with a front-foot heavy approach, but he's now developed above-average raw power, although a broken hamate kept scouts from seeing it through most of his junior season. Murphy does a good job of setting a low target, has a plus, accurate arm, blocks balls well and has excellent agility for a catcher. His hands work well but he can improve his pitch presentation. Murphy has the tools to be an everyday catcher and he's kept the work ethic that developed from his time as an undersized kid. He should hear his name called by early on day two of the draft.
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