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Friend since elementary school got drafted by the Yankees today!

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#1 Dex


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 05:41 PM

Kid has had a rough life. Allergic to everything, dad passed away a few years ago but against all odds reached his dream! He's also a Yankees fan. We live in CT so it's ok. Taken in the 6th round short stop.







After taking shortstop Tyler Wade in the fourth round, the Yankees went back to shortstop again in the sixth round with senior John Murphy out of Sacred Heart University. Murphy is a 5'11", 185 pound left-handed hitter from Seymour, Connecticut.

Baseball America does not have Murphy ranked in their top 500 prospects. Murphy played in the Cape Cod League last year for the Bourne Braves and was named MVP of the NEC Tournament with Sacred Heart, where he homered and drove in five runs. In 57 games for Sacred Heart this season, Murphy batted .374/.449/.576 with four homers and 29 stolen bases. His patience at the plate is going to need to improve for him, as he took only 26 walks in 203 at-bats this season. The hitting potential is certainly there, as he out-hit all his teammates by at least 20 this season.

Murphy led the Pioneers in all categories comfortably, and profiles as a bat that could fit in the top of the lineup going forward. Sacred Heart's baseball coach called him one of the most complete players the program has ever had. Murphy was instrumental in helping the Pioneers to multiple NEC titles and consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.

At 22 years old, he could likely start his season at either Staten Island or Charleston if he came to an agreement with the Yankees before too long. The good thing about college bats is that they don't have to toil around as long in the low levels of the minors while they develop. With Cito Culver already manning shortstop at Charleston, it will be interesting to see whether they have Murphy split time with him eventually, or if they keep Murphy in Staten Island until they figure out what to do with Culver if he doesn't start to hit.


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 06:22 PM


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:29 PM

tell him to give us all money

#4 TheRumGone


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 09:03 PM

I will not be rooting for him if he makes it to the bigs (sox fan). But good luck to him.


Guy is getting a great opportunity, hope the best for him!

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:19 PM

the yankees will trade him, he'll blow up into this giant superstar on like the mariners or something and then the yankees will give him like 500 million


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 07:24 AM

I miss Cape Cod, it's really nice up there. My family moved to the area around 1620.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 05:58 PM

Congratz! Yankees are my team.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:02 PM

who cares. I was drafted out of high school but blew my elbow out

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:03 PM

mmmm poop tastes sooo good

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:26 PM

Yeah are you gonna make a thread every time some guy you know in high school does something worth while?


I know a crap ton of guys from my childhood that went pro, we all played on the same little league team that made it to the championship in the little league world series vs. Curacao.


Should I start making threads? 

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