Sean Murphy
Sean Murphy
25-Year-Old CatcherC
Oakland Athletics
Out
Injury Knee
Est. Return 2/1/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Murphy spent the bulk of the 2018 season with Double-A Midland, posting a strong .288/.358/.498 line with eight homers in 68 games. Those numbers represented significant growth from his 53-game stint at the same level the season prior, when he hit just .209/.288/.309. The young backstop did miss a month and a half late in the season after undergoing wrist surgery, but he returned to play eight games at the end of the year, including his first three at the Triple-A level. That's probably the level at which he'll spend the bulk of this year, though he'll have a chance for at least some MLB at-bats, especially given the Athletics' lack of established options at his position. Scouting reports project Murphy as a fairly good defender, which should help him get playing time. He doesn't project for much more than average power or contact. Read Past Outlooks
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Undergoes surgery Thursday
COakland Athletics
Knee
October 10, 2019
Murphy underwent surgery on his left knee Thursday, but is expected to be ready for spring training, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Murphy had a procedure to fix some meniscus issues, but it likely will not cause him to miss any time in spring training next season. In 20 major-league games this season, the 25-year-old hit four home runs with a .899 OPS.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
4
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
5
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+33%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+33%
OPS vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .739 20 5 0 3 0 .278 .350 .389
Since 2017vs Right .982 40 9 4 5 0 .229 .325 .657
2019vs Left .739 20 5 0 3 0 .278 .350 .389
2019vs Right .982 40 9 4 5 0 .229 .325 .657
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+90%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+90%
OPS on Road
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .583 24 5 1 2 0 .143 .250 .333
Since 2017Away 1.108 36 9 3 6 0 .313 .389 .719
2019Home .583 24 5 1 2 0 .143 .250 .333
2019Away 1.108 36 9 3 6 0 .313 .389 .719
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Sean 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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.38
 
BB Rate
10.0%
 
K Rate
26.7%
 
BABIP
.273
 
ISO
.321
 
AVG
.245
 
OBP
.333
 
SLG
.566
 
OPS
.899
 
wOBA
.386
 
Exit Velocity
90.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
35.1%
 
Barrels/PA
5.0%
 
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Starting AL Wild Card Game
COakland Athletics
October 2, 2019
Murphy will start Wednesday's AL Wild Card Game against Tampa Bay.
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Situated on bench
COakland Athletics
September 25, 2019
Murphy is not starting Wednesday against the Angels.
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Heads to bench
COakland Athletics
September 21, 2019
Murphy is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers.
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Sitting Tuesday
COakland Athletics
September 17, 2019
Murphy is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Royals.
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Lock for postseason roster
COakland Athletics
September 17, 2019
Murphy is assured of a spot on the Athletics' postseason roster, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
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