Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy
28-Year-Old CatcherC
Seattle Mariners
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Tom Murphy in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Waived by the Rockies in March of 2019. Claimed off waivers by the Giants in March of 2019.
Back on bench
CSeattle Mariners
May 12, 2019
Murphy is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Murphy started behind the dish Friday and Saturday, recording a hit in both games but striking out five times between the two contests. Omar Narvaez will check back into the lineup for the series finale and looks to have a fairly steady hold on the top spot on the depth chart at catcher.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+34%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+101%
OPS vs RHP
2018
Even Split
2017
 
 
-100%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .521 77 2 0 4 0 .192 .234 .288
Since 2017vs Right .699 94 7 4 12 0 .233 .266 .433
2019vs Left .549 26 0 0 0 0 .240 .269 .280
2019vs Right 1.106 23 3 2 4 0 .333 .391 .714
2018vs Left .637 32 1 0 3 0 .226 .250 .387
2018vs Right .637 64 4 2 8 0 .226 .250 .387
2017vs Left .276 19 1 0 1 0 .059 .158 .118
2017vs Right .000 7 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+19%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+59%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+390%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .679 79 6 2 9 0 .227 .266 .413
Since 2017Away .569 92 3 2 7 0 .205 .239 .330
2019Home .798 25 1 1 2 0 .261 .320 .478
2019Away .812 24 2 1 2 0 .304 .333 .478
2018Home .813 40 4 1 7 0 .282 .300 .513
2018Away .511 56 1 1 4 0 .185 .214 .296
2017Home .071 14 1 0 0 0 .000 .071 .000
2017Away .348 12 0 0 1 0 .091 .167 .182
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Stat Review
How does Tom Murphy compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.14
 
BB Rate
6.1%
 
K Rate
44.9%
 
BABIP
.500
 
ISO
.196
 
AVG
.283
 
OBP
.327
 
SLG
.478
 
OPS
.805
 
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The list of would-be Rockies catchers expected to be a fantasy stud is dotted with names like Todd Greene, J.D. Closser, Ben Petrick, Wilin Rosario, Yorvit Torrealba, Miguel Olivo and Charles Johnson. Murphy has his work cut out for him to keep his name from being added. He posted an impressive 1.006 OPS in September of 2016, heightening expectations for 2017. Hidden in that impressive month was a not-so-impressive 39 percent strikeout rate. In the spring, Murphy broke his arm, getting hit by an Anthony Rizzo swing while attempting to thwart a steal attempt. When he finally returned, Murphy struggled with Triple-A Albuquerque, fanning at a 36 percent clip with a middling .736 OPS. He was promoted when rosters expanded and played sparingly down the stretch, recording a terrible .198 OPS in 26 plate appearances. Murphy is still young, but Colorado brought back Chris Iannetta, so Murphy is going to have to have a big spring to carve out a significant role. Let someone else draft the uniform.
A dreadful spring training left Murphy in the minor leagues to start the season, but the 25-year-old turned things around in a flash while catching for Triple-A Albuquerque. In 80 games with the Isotopes, Murphy throttled opposing pitchers for 26 doubles, seven triples, and 19 home runs to run his slash line up to a ridiculous .327/.361/.647. Though his strikeout and walk rates look horrific, both actually improved in 2016. The best part of it all is that the top prospect's power tool translated to the big leagues during his September callup, as he logged five home runs and two doubles in just 44 at-bats. An improvement in his K:BB ratio would be more than welcome for the Rockies and fantasy owners alike, but there's no denying that Murphy's power is ready to take stage in Denver. Now that Nick Hundley is out of the picture, the Rockies' starting catching job is Murphy's to lose.
Murphy spent most of 2015 in the minors, where he showed excellent power-hitting ability. In 294 plate appearances with Double-A New Britain, the 24-year-old had a .788 OPS and improved it to an outstanding .836 after his promotion to Triple-A Albuquerque. This strong showing and injuries at the major league level led to his first big-league action in September. He only batted .257 in 39 plate appearances, but still showed his impressive power with three homers and a double. Murphy's season was cut short with another shoulder injury in October -- he missed most of 2014 with a shoulder issue -- but no structural damage was found and he should compete for a spot on the Rockies' roster in the spring if he can stay healthy.
The Rockies’ top catching prospect, Murphy was viewed as a dark horse to reach the majors at some point last season, but that never materialized as he batted .213/.321/.415 through mid-May at Double-A Tulsa and then missed the remainder of the campaign with a shoulder issue. He’s expected to be healthy for the start of the upcoming season and figures to slot back in as the primary catcher at the same level again, but the 24-year-old will need to rediscover the plus power and on-base skills that he previously demonstrated in the California League. Murphy isn’t nearly as skilled defensively as he is with the bat, but the Rockies seem to believe his receiving abilities and throwing arm are competent enough for him to avoid a position change. In any case, it’s Murphy’s offense that will dictate his eventual arrival to the majors, so if he’s able to rebound swiftly from the long injury layoff, he could still have an outside chance at usurping the disappointing Wilin Rosario for the Rockies’ everyday catching gig some point later in the season.
The Sally League proved to be no challenge for Murphy, who slashed an impressive .288/.385/.590 with 19 homers before getting the call to Double-A Tulsa, skipping High-A entirely. He was able to maintain his success at the plate following the promotion, but still seems likely to spend most of the 2014 campaign at Tulsa for further defensive polish and some light refinement to his swing. Though Murphy doesn’t possess the game-changing power of Wilin Rosario, the Rockies’ anointed catcher of the present and future, he appears to be much more adequate as a game-caller and pitch-blocker, and has thus far proven capable with the bat. Colorado's pursuit of Carlos Ruiz in free agency in the offseason suggests the organization is somewhat skeptical Rosario can make the necessary defensive improvements to stay behind the plate long-term, which could open the door for Murphy at some point if he continues to thrive in the upper minors.
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Goes yard Sunday
CSeattle Mariners
April 21, 2019
Murphy went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Angels on Sunday.
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Makes good use of start
CSeattle Mariners
April 17, 2019
Murphy went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and two doubles in a loss to the Indians on Tuesday.
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Nabs another start
CSeattle Mariners
April 12, 2019
Murphy will bat eighth and is catching Friday night against the Astros, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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On base thrice in debut
CSeattle Mariners
March 31, 2019
Murphy drew the start behind the dish in Saturday's win over the Red Sox and went 1-for-2 with two walks.
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Moving to Mariners
CSeattle Mariners
March 29, 2019
Murphy was traded to the Mariners from the Giants on Friday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
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