Sean Murphy
24-Year-Old CatcherC
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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Sitting Tuesday
COakland Athletics
September 17, 2019
Murphy is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Royals.
ANALYSIS
Murphy has been on a tear to start his big-league career, hitting .400/.438/.967 with four homers in his first 10 games. Josh Phegley will start behind the plate in his absence.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
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#5
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#9
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
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#5
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+5%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+5%
OPS vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left 1.200 10 3 0 3 0 .500 .500 .700
Since 2017vs Right 1.263 26 8 4 5 0 .292 .346 .917
2019vs Left 1.200 10 3 0 3 0 .500 .500 .700
2019vs Right 1.263 26 8 4 5 0 .292 .346 .917
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
 
 
+184%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+184%
OPS on Road
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .625 16 3 1 2 0 .188 .188 .438
Since 2017Away 1.772 20 8 3 6 0 .500 .550 1.222
2019Home .625 16 3 1 2 0 .188 .188 .438
2019Away 1.772 20 8 3 6 0 .500 .550 1.222
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 this season's data (min 200 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
0.25
 
BB Rate
5.6%
 
K Rate
22.2%
 
BABIP
.364
 
ISO
.500
 
AVG
.353
 
OBP
.389
 
SLG
.853
 
OPS
1.242
 
wOBA
.522
 
Exit Velocity
94.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
42.3%
 
Barrels/PA
9.4%
 
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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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Out of Saturday's lineup
COakland Athletics
September 14, 2019
Murphy is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rangers.
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Doubles barrage in win
COakland Athletics
September 14, 2019
Murphy went 3-for-4 with a walk, three doubles and four runs scored in Friday's 14-9 win over the Rangers.
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Workload to be managed carefully
COakland Athletics
September 13, 2019
Murphy, who is hitting .333 across his first 19 major-league plate appearances, will nevertheless have his workload monitored closely by manager Bob Melvin, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Leaves yard again
COakland Athletics
September 12, 2019
Murphy went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a win over the Astros on Wednesday.
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