- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 218 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/3/1991 (28)
Backup catcher Tom Murphy once again made the most of his opportunity to start, hitting his 13th home run of the year on Sunday in a 7-0 win over Toronto. In his last start on August 12, Murphy hit two home runs and continues to show that he has thunder in his stick every time he steps up to the plate. In a horrible year for catchers, Murphy is a streaming option every time he gets a start.
Seattle Mariners catcher Tom Murphy hit a pair of dingers in a 2-for-5 day at the plate Sunday. He cashed in three RBI in the contest and has hit four homers in his last three starts. Murphy now has seven long balls on the season with 14 RBI and a .304 batting average in a backup role for the M's. He's taken away playing time from Omar Narvaez lately with his tremendous play, but his ugly 40.2% K-rate and 3.7% walk rate is a concern. He likely won't maintain this barrage of power and Narvaez owners shouldn't be worried about a potential loss in playing time continuing. Murphy's streak has been stellar, but he doesn't merit a spot in two-catcher leagues.
The Seattle Mariners acquired catcher Tom Murphy from the San Francisco Giants on Friday, according to sources. It's unclear what the Mariners gave up. With just David Freitas backing up Omar Narvaez in Seattle, Murphy could have the opportunity to stick and see playing time every so often with the M's. The soon-to-be 28-year-old has hit just .219/.271/.439 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI in 81 games for the Rockies in his four years in the majors, though, and won't be much of a fantasy option.