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Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy

C | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 232 | Age: 25
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 3, #83, Oakland Athletics) - Wright State
Peekskill, NY USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 60 53 14 13 4 8 0 .245 .333 .566 .899
1 Season 60 53 14 13 4 8 0 .245 .333 .566 .899
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .245 4 8 0 .899
1 Season .245 4 8 0 .899

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2019 OAK AL 20 60 53 14 13 5 0 4 8 6 16 0 0 1 .245 .333 .566 .899
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2019 OAK AL 60 30 29 0 0 .273 9 3 7 257 4.28 .267 .067 .375 .321 .321 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 50 | Run: 40 | Arm: 70 | Field: 65 | Overall: 55

In many respects, Murphy is already a huge success story. He went undrafted and lightly recruited out of high school, making Wright State as a preferred walk-on. He was a three-year, and much honored, starter there and was the second-highest pick in the program's history when the A's took him in the third round of the 2016 Draft, a spot he fell to because of a broken left hamate during his final collegiate season. He's turned into one of the better all-around catching prospects in the game, excelling in Double-A in 2018, though surgery on his other hamate in July shelved him for seven weeks. He was off to a strong start in Triple-A in 2019 when he once again hit the injured list, this time with a torn left meniscus that required surgery in early May.

Murphy has always stood out defensively. He's athletic and agile behind the plate, he blocks and receives well and gets high marks for his game-calling and ability to work with pitchers. He also has one of the strongest arms in the Minors, one that baserunners don't test too often and that has thrown out 35.5 percent of potential basestealers heading into 2019. He's a threat at the plate as well, with a short swing from the right side of the plate to go with a high contact rate. He's not afraid to draw walks and there could be 20-homer potential in the future.

Murphy will be a big leaguer based on his glovework alone, one who could be a defensive-minded starter. Add in his possible offensive production and he has the chance to be an elite-level, all-around receiver soon.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 257 37 3 8.1 90.7 7.3 .238 .476 .370 .340 .419 37.8 26.7 10.0
ALL 257 37 3 8.1 90.7 7.3 .238 .476 .370 .340 .419 37.8 26.7 10.0
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
09/01/2019 Oakland Athletics selected the contract of C Sean Murphy from Las Vegas Aviators.
08/21/2019 Las Vegas Aviators activated C Sean Murphy from the 7-day injured list.
08/15/2019 Las Vegas Aviators sent C Sean Murphy on a rehab assignment to AZL Athletics Gold.
08/01/2019 Las Vegas Aviators placed C Sean Murphy on the 7-day injured list.
07/24/2019 Las Vegas Aviators activated C Sean Murphy from the 7-day injured list.
07/23/2019 AZL Athletics Gold sent C Sean Murphy on a rehab assignment to AZL Athletics Green.
07/13/2019 Las Vegas Aviators sent C Sean Murphy on a rehab assignment to AZL Athletics Gold.
05/01/2019 Las Vegas Aviators placed C Sean Murphy on the 7-day injured list.
01/24/2019 Oakland Athletics invited non-roster C Sean Murphy to spring training.
11/19/2018 Toros del Este placed C Sean Murphy on the reserve list.
10/13/2018 C Sean Murphy assigned to Toros del Este.
08/31/2018 Sean Murphy assigned to Nashville Sounds from Midland RockHounds.
08/27/2018 Midland RockHounds activated C Sean Murphy from the 7-day disabled list.
08/23/2018 Midland RockHounds sent C Sean Murphy on a rehab assignment to AZL Athletics.
07/09/2018 Midland RockHounds placed C Sean Murphy on the 7-day disabled list.
01/10/2018 Oakland Athletics invited non-roster C Sean Murphy to spring training.
06/28/2017 C Sean Murphy assigned to Midland RockHounds from Stockton Ports.
05/17/2017 Stockton Ports activated C Sean Murphy from the 7-day disabled list.
04/26/2017 Stockton Ports placed C Sean Murphy on the 7-day disabled list.
04/05/2017 C Sean Murphy assigned to Stockton Ports from Vermont Lake Monsters.
12/01/2016 Oakland Athletics invited non-roster C Sean Murphy to spring training.
06/22/2016 C Sean Murphy assigned to Vermont Lake Monsters from AZL Athletics.
06/20/2016 C Sean Murphy assigned to AZL Athletics.
06/15/2016 Oakland Athletics signed C Sean Murphy.