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J.R. Murphy C Twins

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Birth Date5-13-1991
Height5' 11"
Weight205 lbs
Age25 years, 3 months, 13 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
-0.12013
0.42014
0.62015
-0.42016
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 NYA 22 16 27 26 3 4 1 0 0 5 1 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 .154 .185 .192 .146 -1.8 1.1 -0.1
2014 NYA 23 32 85 81 7 23 4 0 1 30 4 22 0 0 9 0 0 .284 .318 .370 .267 2.8 1.0 0.4
2015 NYA 24 67 172 155 21 43 9 1 3 63 12 43 1 3 1 14 0 0 .277 .327 .406 .258 7.2 -1.8 0.6
2016 MIN 25 11 44 40 0 3 1 0 0 4 2 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 .075 .119 .100 .121 -4.0 -0.0 -0.4
Career1263283023173151410219811332400.242.286.338.2324.20.20.5

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2009 YAN Rk 9 37 .141 .246 .316 .333 .000 .417 92 -2.8 0.6 -0.4 0.0 0.1 -2.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2
2010 CSC A 87 374 .278 .255 .325 .368 .000 .296 88 7.2 11.0 1.5 -5.5 -0.4 19.3 1.4 19.3 1.4
2011 CSC A 63 277 .284 .259 .328 .388 .000 .327 101 7.2 8.0 1.7 0.7 -4.6 12.3 1.3 12.3 1.3
2011 TAM A+ 23 89 .218 .265 .328 .386 .000 .273 105 -4.2 2.7 1.3 -0.7 0.5 0.3 -0.0 0.3 -0.0
2012 TAM A+ 67 294 .238 .257 .322 .378 .000 .286 107 -7.1 8.8 4.1 0.3 1.8 7.6 0.8 7.6 0.8
2012 TRN AA 43 170 .270 .262 .327 .399 .000 .259 102 1.8 4.7 2.1 9.0 1.1 9.7 2.0 9.7 2.0
2013 NYA MLB 16 27 .146 .249 .322 .394 .000 .235 102 -3 0.7 0.4 1.1 0.0 -1.8 -0.1 -1.8 -0.1
2013 TRN AA 49 211 .307 .260 .335 .392 .000 .293 95 10.1 5.7 3.5 10.1 1.4 20.7 3.3 20.7 3.3
2013 SWB AAA 59 257 .264 .255 .325 .380 .000 .304 96 1.2 7.4 4.2 11.1 0.6 13.4 2.5 13.4 2.5
2014 NYA MLB 32 85 .267 .248 .315 .380 .000 .379 97 0.5 2.2 1.2 1.0 -1.1 2.8 0.4 2.8 0.4
2014 SWB AAA 51 196 .238 .262 .326 .401 .000 .284 104 -4.8 5.9 3.1 9.8 1.0 5.1 1.5 5.1 1.5
2015 NYA MLB 67 172 .258 .251 .309 .411 .000 .357 107 -0.4 4.6 2.8 -1.8 0.2 7.2 0.6 7.2 0.6
2016 MIN MLB 11 44 .121 .275 .341 .457 .285 .091 105 -6 1.2 0.7 -0.0 0.0 -4.0 -0.4 -4.0 -0.4
2016 ROC AAA 76 267 .220 .255 .315 .389 .255 .256 94 -11.1 7.4 4.2 16.1 -1.5 -1.0 1.5 -1.0 1.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 YAN Rk 37 4 11 2 0 1 7 3 8 0 0 .333 .405 .485 .152 .141 -2.5 0.0 -0.2
2010 CSC A 374 46 84 15 2 7 54 36 64 4 5 .255 .331 .376 .121 .278 19.3 -5.5 1.4
2011 CSC A 277 31 76 23 0 6 32 19 38 2 0 .297 .343 .457 .160 .284 12.3 0.7 1.3
2011 TAM A+ 89 8 22 6 0 1 14 2 9 0 0 .259 .270 .365 .106 .218 0.3 -0.7 -0.0
2012 TRN AA 170 23 34 12 1 4 16 16 32 0 0 .231 .306 .408 .177 .270 9.7 9.0 2.0
2012 TAM A+ 294 39 68 14 1 5 28 26 41 4 3 .257 .322 .374 .117 .238 7.6 0.3 0.8
2013 NYA MLB 27 3 4 1 0 0 1 1 9 0 0 .154 .185 .192 .038 .146 -1.8 1.1 -0.1
2013 TRN AA 211 34 49 10 0 6 25 24 32 1 0 .268 .352 .421 .153 .307 20.7 10.1 3.3
2013 SWB AAA 257 26 62 19 0 6 21 23 41 0 1 .270 .342 .430 .161 .264 13.4 11.1 2.5
2014 SWB AAA 196 17 44 9 0 6 28 13 42 0 0 .246 .292 .397 .151 .238 5.1 9.8 1.5
2014 NYA MLB 85 7 23 4 0 1 9 4 22 0 0 .284 .318 .370 .086 .267 2.8 1.0 0.4
2015 NYA MLB 172 21 43 9 1 3 14 12 43 0 0 .277 .327 .406 .129 .258 7.2 -1.8 0.6
2016 ROC AAA 267 21 53 13 0 2 36 21 45 0 0 .221 .277 .300 .079 .220 -1.0 16.1 1.5
2016 MIN MLB 44 0 3 1 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 .075 .119 .100 .025 .121 -4.0 -0.0 -0.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2013 106 0.5000 0.3868 0.7317 0.6038 0.1698 0.8125 0.4444 0.2683 52 -0.000844
2014 312 0.5000 0.5032 0.7707 0.6731 0.3333 0.8857 0.5385 0.2293 128 -0.002981
2015 663 0.4827 0.4827 0.7969 0.6875 0.2915 0.8773 0.6200 0.2031 288 0.007770
2016 165 0.5697 0.4606 0.8289 0.6489 0.2113 0.8361 0.8000 0.1711 0 0.000000
Career12460.50.47670.7890.67170.2810.86840.60850.211189.72070.0033

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-10 2014-08-20 Minors 10 0 - Not Disclosed -
2011-07-22 2011-09-05 Minors 45 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-09-01 2010-09-07 Minors 6 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 MIN $528,700
2015 NYA $518,700
2014 NYA $
2013 NYA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$518,700
2011Current$528,700
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,047,400
2 yrTotal$1,047,400

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 120 dISE Baseball1 year/$0.5287M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5287M (2016). Signed by Minnesota 3/2/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5187M (2015). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/15. Acquired by Minnesota in trade from NY Yankees 11/11/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5027M (2014). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by NY Yankees 9/1/13.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2009 (2-76) (Pendleton School, Bradenton, Fla.). $1.25M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .266 .313 .438 .259
11 vs R (Multi) .283 .330 .347 .252
18 Split (Multi) .017 .017 -.091 -.007
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.012 -.023 -.032 -.018
30 vs L (2015) .266 .314 .456 .258
31 vs R (2015) .289 .341 .355 .257
38 Split (2015) .024 .027 -.100 -.001
39 LgAvg (2015) -.009 -.021 -.026 -.016

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BP Articles

J.R. Murphy is referenced in the following articles.

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Expert FAAB Review: Week FiveMike Gianella2016-05-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe -Only League Landscape: American League CatchersMike Gianella2016-01-15
Get to Know: Catcher ProspectsBen Carsley2016-01-13
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 73: SchwarbercastGeorge Bissell2016-01-12
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 73: SchwarbercastMike Gianella2016-01-12
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 73: SchwarbercastBret Sayre2016-01-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Tiered Rankings: CatchersMike Gianella2016-01-12
Prospectus Feature: Passed Balls and Wild Pitches: Getting It RightJonathan Judge2015-11-09
Transaction Analysis: How The Wild Card Winners Were BuiltBP Staff2015-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: The Year In HangoversR.J. Anderson2015-10-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 26Keith Cromer2015-09-25
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 25Keith Cromer2015-09-23
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Expert FAAB Review: Week TwoMike Gianella2015-04-14
Moving Beyond WOWY: A Mixed Approach To Measuring Catcher FramingJonathan Judge2015-02-05
Moving Beyond WOWY: A Mixed Approach To Measuring Catcher FramingDan Brooks2015-02-05
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-05-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Now I'm feeling guilty for not saying anything Minnesota Nice about J.R. Murphy. I'll say this: he caught the full 16 innings of an epic showdown here against the Nats a few weeks ago, and at the end he was still running out grounders like a champ. Have you ever seen a team ride a catcher that hard? Almost six hours of squatting ... it seemed downright abusive.
(Twins Fan from D.C.)
Yeah. you'd need like three days off after that. Good grief. Don't know if that happens a lot. (Kenny Ducey)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the likelihood of J.R. Murphy getting to show much in the majors this year? It seems like the Yankees are going through a lot of catchers already, but he's still behind Romine, and McCann will be the starter.
(mockcarr from Arlington, VA)
He may get a cup of coffee this year, but without a major injury to McCann, Murphy isn't likely to get enough time to make much of an impact in 2014. (Mark Anderson)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2010 afx 0 .000 0.0 2478 .005 -4.2 71 .053 .007 -2.3 -6.6 0.0
2011 afx 0 .000 0.0 1703 -.001 0.4 56 .012 -.001 -0.4 0.0 0.0
2011 afa 0 .000 0.0 651 -.000 0.1 22 .059 .003 -0.8 -0.7 0.0
2012 afa 0 .000 0.0 2733 -.001 0.8 72 .018 -.005 -0.7 0.1 0.0
2012 aax 2861 .018 8.3 1652 .001 -0.6 25 -.014 .003 0.2 7.9 0.0
2013 aaa 4271 .012 8.6 2492 -.001 1.0 74 -.027 .000 1.3 10.9 0.0
2013 aax 4094 .011 7.8 2524 -.000 0.0 43 -.097 .000 2.6 10.4 0.0
2013 mlb 514 .014 1.1 307 .000 -0.0 5 -.016 .004 0.0 1.1 0.0
2014 mlb 1493 .008 1.7 916 .000 -0.1 12 .034 .000 -0.2 1.4 0.0
2014 aaa 3625 .019 11.7 2202 .000 -0.2 42 .026 .000 -0.8 10.7 0.0
2015 mlb 3111 -.002 -0.7 2112 .000 -0.2 26 .007 -.000 -0.1 -1.0 0.0
2016 aaa 4845 .024 18.3 0 .000 0.0 39 .024 .000 -0.6 17.7 0.0
2016 mlb 757 .003 0.4 451 .000 -0.0 5 .020 .003 -0.1 0.3 0.0

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