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Noah Murdock

#43 | RHP | RoyalsKC
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Noah Murdock
Name: Noah James Murdock
Born: Aug 20, 1998 in Richmond, VA
High School: Colonial Heights (Va.) HS
College: Virginia
Ht.: 6'8" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 7th round (199th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2019 (signed for $230,500)
Murdock ranked No. 143 on the 2016 BA 500 out of high school, and scouts dreamed on his potential as a 6-foot-7 righthander who touched 94-95 and showed feel to spin a tight breaking ball. With a firm commitment to Virginia, Murdock made it to campus where a strong freshman season was cut short by Tommy John Surgery. Since then Murdock has slowly been re-discovering the stuff he flashed as a high schooler, though he usually sits in the 90-91 range and will occasionally touch 94. Now standing 6-foot-8 and 190 pounds, Murdock is a surprisingly good strike-thrower for his size, which is due in part to his athleticism (he was a standout volleyball player in high school and also played basketball). His performance this spring has been underwhelming (6.33 ERA over 13 starts with 66 strikeouts in 69.2 innings) but scouts are still hoping that as he gets further away from his surgery his stuff will continue to improve.
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