Chris Murphy
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 1" 186LBS | Age: 25
Draft: 2019 | Rd: 6, #197, Boston Red Sox | University of San Diego
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 1 2 4.91 20 0 1 47.2 49 1.41
1 Season 1 2 4.91 20 0 1 47.2 49 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 20 1-2 4.91 47.2 49 1.41
1 Season 20 1-2 4.91 47.2 49 1.41
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2023 25 870 145 10 6.9 4.7 87.1 112.6 12.5 34.5 .235 .362 .321 .295 .346 33.1 23.1 8.0 4.91 3.63
Player 870 145 10 6.9 4.7 87.1 112.6 12.5 34.5 .235 .362 .321 .295 .346 33.1 23.1 8.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Murphy relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(38.7%) ,
Slider
(31.7%) ,
Curveball
(18.3%) ,
Changeup
(6.3%) ,
Sweeper
(4.9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2023 44.8 29.0 21.4 4.8 42.1 27.6 30.3 6.2 33.1 28.3 22.8 2.8 6.9 4.7
Player 44.8 29.0 21.4 4.8 42.1 27.6 30.3 6.2 33.1 28.3 22.8 2.8 6.9 4.7
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Curveball BOS L 159 75.8 62.3 5.3 9 14.2 2.0 16
2023 Changeup BOS L 55 84.9 29.6 -4.2 -12 14.2 -0.2 -1
2023 4-Seamer BOS L 337 93.9 15.7 -0.1 0 6.3 -1.7 -22
2023 Sweeper BOS L 43 79.3 45.5 2.7 6 15.4 -0.4 -2
2023 Slider BOS L 276 88.0 28.0 -5.1 -16 4.1 -0.3 -8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 4-Seamer -0.6 -2 337 38.7 90 .338 .481 .422 15.5 20.0 19.8 .291 .443 .366 43.3
2023 Slider -1.1 -3 276 31.7 64 .298 .544 .406 23.4 12.5 13.1 .257 .386 .304 35.3
2023 Curveball 2.3 4 159 18.3 34 .121 .152 .137 32.8 44.1 25.9 .110 .146 .160 10.5
2023 Changeup 3.3 2 55 6.3 14 .000 .000 .050 31.8 35.7 25.0 .096 .111 .133 0.0
2023 Sweeper -2.1 -1 43 4.9 10 .300 .600 .380 22.2 30.0 16.7 .267 .637 .378 28.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 53 84.9 98 16.6 10:00 9:45 15
2023 Curveball 157 75.8 92 22.8 4:30 4:45 -15
2023 4-Seam Fastball 329 93.9 92 16.2 11:00 11:15 -15
2023 Slider 255 87.9 47 8.1 12:00 1:15 -75
2023 Sweeper 41 79.2 70 16.6 4:15 3:30 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2023 212 870 3 7 -6 -4 -1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2023 870 46.9 71.8 83.3 26.6 62.6 41.0 56.1 47.8 22.4 6.9 81.7
Player 870 46.9 71.8 83.3 26.6 62.6 41.0 56.1 47.8 22.4 6.9 81.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2023 73 62 76 80 70 79 68 85 87 48 57 24 22 48 63 57 41
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2023 22.9 5 3.3 2 6 1 2 40.0
Player 22.9 5 3.3 2 6 1 2 40.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2023 5 2 3 3 3 3 5 2 3 2 4 7 2 2 4 2 3 2 5 5 2 5 4 4 2 3 3 5 2 3 3
Player 5 2 3 3 3 3 5 2 3 2 4 7 2 2 4 2 3 2 5 5 2 5 4 4 2 3 3 5 2 3 3
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2023 Shades 212 .321 128 4 3.1 84 29 34.5
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2023 244 14.3 64.8% 0.4% 154 17.8 6.5% 0.6%
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Pitch Distribution