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Scouting Yankees Prospect #17: J.R. Murphy

The New York Yankees selected catcher J.R. Murphy out of The Pendleton School in Florida in the second round of the 2009 MLB Draft. Considered an offensive talent when he was selected, he has really come a long way on the defensive side of the ball to the point where he is considered nearly big league ready.

Vital Statistics: Name: J.R. Murphy Position: Catcher DOB: May 13, 1991 Height: 5'11" Weight: 180 Bats: Right Throws: Right He hit a combined .248 between high-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton last season with 37 extra-base hits [including nine home runs], all while continuing to improve his craft behind the plate. "It's obviously always good to get moved up which was one of my goals at the...

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