Sean Murphy (baseball)

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Sean Murphy
Oakland Athletics – No. 12
Born: (1994-10-10) October 10, 1994 (age 25)
Peekskill, New York
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 19, 2019, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
(through September 22, 2019)
Batting average.308
Home runs4
Runs batted in8

Sean Michael Murphy (born October 10, 1994) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB).


Murphy attended Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio and played college baseball at Wright State University. He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the third round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft.[1]

Murphy made his professional debut with the Arizona League Athletics, playing one game with them, before being promoted to the Vermont Lake Monsters.[2] He batted .237 with two home runs and seven RBIs in 22 games with Vermont. He started 2017 with the Stockton Ports and was promoted to the Midland RockHounds in June;[3][4] he batted a combined .250 with 13 home runs and 48 RBIs in 98 games between the two teams.[5] In 2018, he spent the majority of the year with Midland, slashing .288/.358/.498 with eight home runs and 43 RBIs in 68 games.[6] He also played in three games for the Nashville Sounds at the end of the year. He began 2019 with the Las Vegas Aviators[7] where he hit the first home run in Las Vegas Ballpark history.[8]

On September 1, 2019, the Athletics selected Murphy's contract and promoted him to the major leagues.[9] On September 4, in his MLB debut, Murphy hit his first career home run for his first hit against Jake Jewell.[10]


  1. ^ Doug Harris, Contributing Writer. "Wright State's Murphy picked in third round of MLB Draft". daytondailynews. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "Top MLB Prospects, Scouting Reports, Analysis". Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  3. ^ Bob Highfill. "Catch a rising star: Murphy has 'elite' defensive skills - Sports - - Stockton, CA". Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  4. ^ Korn, Will (June 29, 2017). "ROCKHOUNDS: Murphy grows into catching prospect - Midland Reporter-Telegram". Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  5. ^ "Sean Murphy Stats, Highlights, Bio - Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  6. ^ "Sean Murphy Stats, Highlights, Bio - Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved October 20, 2018.
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  8. ^ Aviators, Las Vegas (2019-04-11). "SEAN MURPHY WITH THE FIRST AVIATOR HOMERUN IN LV BALLPARK HISTORY Let it fly! Murphy secures a 3 run homer in the bottom of the 8th bringing the score to - 11 , -". @AviatorsLV. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  9. ^ Matt Kelly (August 31, 2019). "Oakland to call up No. 3 prospect Murphy". Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  10. ^ Ben Ross (September 4, 2019). "A's top prospect Sean Murphy puts on show in MLB debut, win vs. Angels". NBC Sports Bay Area. Retrieved September 5, 2019.

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