Weight: 205 lbs.
Hometown: Vista, CA
High School: Rancho Buena Vista HS
Previously Drafted: 11th round, 2005 (Los Angeles Angels)
Murphy has good stuff and good numbers. He’s got a solid arsenal — a 92-93 mph fastball, a power curveball and an emerging changeup — which he commands well. His strikeout rate is impressive, but his other stats are merely OK. He’s been burned by a high hit and home run rate but that should come down in 2008.
For a college pitcher, Murphy has less experience than you would think. He was drafted by the Angels as an outfielder in 2005. Scouts saw him off the mound, but he was too wild and too raw.
Late first round/supplemental round.