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Joey Murray

#16 | RHP | Blue JaysTOR
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Joey Murray
Name: Joseph Murray
Born: Sep 23, 1996 in Dublin, Ohio USA
College: Kent State
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
2019138.12.671.113.2511.06
Career1642.521.123.2911.47
Drafted in the 8th round (236th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2018 (signed for $169,600)
Murray is a favorite of scouts and coaches because of his ability to generate swings and misses with very modest velocity. He's had one of the best seasons in college baseball, posting a 8-1, 1.63 line during the regular season with only 44 hits allowed and 132 strikeouts in 88.1 innings. Murray's fastball sits 87-90 mph, but he blows away hitters like he's throwing 97 mph. Murray draws comparisons to former MAC pitcher of the year Josh Collmenter, who has had a nine-year big league career after sliding to the 15th round because of his modest fastball. Murray has exceptional deception, but it's hard to give the 6-foot-2 righthander anything more than an average grade on his fastball because of its lack of velocity. His curveball and slider are both fringe-average pitches, but his swings and misses mainly come from the fastball. He doesn't really mix in much of a changeup yet. Murray's lack of velocity limits how highly he will be picked, but unlike Collmenter, he could jump into day two.
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