Thomas James Murphy…resides in Constantia, NY, with wife, Lindsay, and their two children: daughter, Tessa, and son, Jase…attended Paul V. Moore High School (Central Square, NY)…in 3 seasons at University at Buffalo, State University of New York, hit .337 (182x540) with 47 doubles, 4 triples, 27 home runs, 120 RBI and 70 walks… named the top prospect in the New England Collegiate Baseball League by Baseball America in 2011.
Hit .273 (71x260) with 32 runs, 12 doubles, 1 triple, 18 home runs, 40 RBI, 1 HBP, 19 walks and a .858 OPS (.324 OBP/.535 SLG) in 75 games with the Mariners...His .535 slugging percentage was the highest by a Mariners catcher (primary position) in single-season club history (min. 275 PA)...Became the first Mariners catcher in club history to homer in 4 consecutive games, August 13-20...Had 3 multi-homer games: June 9 at Los Angeles-AL, August 13 at Detroit and August 19 at Tampa Bay…1 of 4 Major Leaguers to have 3-or-more multihomer games while playing catcher in 2019: Mitch Garver-MIN (5), Willson ContrerasCHC (3) and Gary Sánchez-NYY (3)...Hit each of his 18 home runs while playing catcher…among Mariners primary catchers, his 18 home runs were tied for 6th-most in single-season club history (also: Dan Wilson, 1996, and Kenji Johjima, 2006)…ranked T6th among AL primary catchers in 2019 (also: James McCann-CWS)...From July 5 - September 18, hit safely in 27 of 36 games and was held hitless in consecutive games only twice (8/24-25 and 9/2-3)…over this stretch, hit .307 (39x127) with 20 runs, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 10 home runs, 22 RBI and 11 walks...From May 20 - June 19, hit safely in 13 of 14 games, batting .314 (16x51) with 9 runs, 2 doubles, 6 home runs and 14 RBI...Became the first player in club history to make appearances at pitcher, catcher and left field in the same season…21st player to do so in the Major Leagues since 1920...On May 18 vs. Minnesota, entered the game in left field in the 8th inning before pitching the 9th inning…became the 2nd player in club history to appear at pitcher and left field in the same game (also: Jeff Nelson, 7/15/93 at BOS)...Made 3 pitching appearances, joining Andrew Romine (2018) as the only position players in club history to make 3 pitching appearances in a season…in 3.0 innings of work, allowed 2 runs on 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 2…on May 18 vs. Minnesota, struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 9th inning, becoming the first non-pitcher to record 2 strikeouts while facing 3 batters in 1.0 inning since Philadelphia's Granny Hamner on July 22, 1956 vs. Milwaukee (game #2 of a doubleheader), according to Baseball-Reference...Hit .347 (41x118) with 11 home runs against left-handed pitchers...Hit safely in a career-best 9 consecutive games, May 20-June 9, batting .333 (11x33) with 7 runs, 1 double, 5 home runs and 10 RBI...Had a pair of 3-hit games - April 16 vs. Cleveland and August 19 at Tampa Bay - equaling his career-high (5x, last: 6/22/18 vs. MIA w/COL)...From May 31 - June 17, homered in 5 of 8 games (6 home runs total)...With 2 outs, hit .290 (27x93) with 7 home runs and 18 RBI....Homered in a career-high 4 consecutive games, August 13-20…also homered in 3 straight games, June 5-9...Acquired by the Mariners from San Francisco in exchange for minor leaguer Jesus Ozoria (rhp) on March 29...Began Spring Training with Colorado…claimed off waivers by San Francisco on March 25…designated for assignment by the Giants on March 28.
Appeared in a career-high 37 games across two stints in his fourth Major League season ... Started 20 games, 19 games at catcher and one at DH … hit .231 (18-for-78) with one home run and nine RBI as a starter … posted a 4.34 catcher's ERA behind the plate in 170 innings ... Batted .200 (3-for-15) with one double, one home run, two RBI and a walk as a pinch-hitter … pinch-hit, go-ahead solo home run in the eighth inning on July 21 at Arizona, the second pinch-hit home run of his career ... Recorded a career-high-tying three hits twice, June 12 at Philadelphia and June 22 vs. Miami … career-high two doubles June 22 vs. Miami ... Placed on the paternity list July 1 and reinstated on July 10 ... In 64 games with Albuquerque, batted .258 (61-for-236) with 16 doubles, three triples, 17 home runs and 49 RBI.
Missed three months due to a fractured right forearm suffered in a Spring Training game while throwing down to second base and striking the hitter's bat...Appeared in 12 games across two stints with the Rockies, his third season with the Major League club...Batted .414 (12-for-29) with four doubles, one triple, one home run and seven RBI in seven rehab games with Albuquerque before being reinstated from the disabled list on June 15...Was 1-for-20 in eight games with the Rockies after being reinstated from the DL … optioned to Triple-A on June 30...Recalled from Triple-A on Sept. 1 … made four pinch-hit appearances through the end of the season, going 0-for-4...In 38 games with Albuquerque, batted .255 (36-for-141) with 10 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 19 RBI, nine walks and 56 strikeouts.
Was a September call-up for the Rockies for the second consecutive year after spending the entire season with Triple-A Albuquerque...Was recalled from Triple-A Sept. 2 and recorded a single in a pinch-hit at-bat that night...In 21 games, posted a .659 slugging percentage, the second-highest in the National League in Sept./Oct. (min. 40 at-bats)...In nine starts at catcher, hit .235 (8-for-34) with one double, four home runs, 11 RBI, two walks and 16 strikeouts...Hit two home runs and had a career-high five RBI Sept. 17 vs. San Diego, his first career multi-home run game … was behind the plate for Jon Gray's 16-strikeout complete-game shutout...Had a hit in each of his first four games with an at-bat and reached base in each of his first five games...His 482-foot home run on Sept. 4 was the fifth-longest in MLB in 2016 according to Statcast, the second-longest of the season for the Rockies (Mark Reynolds, 484')...In 80 games for Triple-A Albuquerque, batted .327 (99-for-303) with 53 runs, 26 doubles, seven triples, 19 home runs, 59 RBI, 16 walks and 78 strikeouts … in 33 games after the Triple-A All-Star break, batted .400 (54-for- 135) with 14 doubles, three triples, eight home runs and 27 RBI...Was named MiLB.com Organization All-Star and a Baseball America Triple-A All-Star
Played in 11 games for the Rockies, making 10 starts, in his first year reaching the big leagues. Reached the big leagues in September after playing 72 games at Double-A New Britain and 33 for Triple-A Albuquerque. Went 9-for-35 (.257), scoring nine runs with one double, three home runs and nine RBI for the Rockies. Made his Major League debut Sept. 12 at Seattle, going 0-for-3 with a run. Notched his first Major League hit, RBI and homer in his fourth game, going 3-for-5 vs. San Diego Sept. 19 in a 10-2 win … singled to left field in the first inning, driving in Carlos Gonzalez, off left-hander Robbie Erlin … cracked his first Major League home run in the fifth inning, a solo shot off right-hander Marcus Mateo … caught Yohan Flande, Christian Bergman, Gonzalez Germen, Simon Castro and Jason Gurka. Hit a home run in three consecutive games (Sept. 19-23), driving in a combined eight runs. Joined Nolan Arenado (twice) and Carlos Gonzalez (twice) as the only Rockies to hit a home run in three or more consecutive games in '15. Had three RBI Sept. 21 and Sept. 23 vs. Pittsburgh. Suffered a shoulder injury Oct. 3, forcing him to miss the Arizona Fall League season. Named a Eastern League Mid-Season All-Star at Double-A New Britain, where he hit .249 (66-for-265) with 17 doubles, one triple, 13 home runs and 44 RBI in 72 games. Hit safely in eight of his first 10 games, including three homers and seven RBI. Had four hits, including two home runs, and six RBI on May 5. Hit .271 (35-for-129) with nine doubles, two triples and seven home runs over 33 games for Triple-A Albuquerque. Hit safely in six of his first seven games at Triple-A from July 23-31 … had a combined seven hits in 13 at-bats vs. El Paso in three games.
Spent the season at Double-A Tulsa but played in just 27 games due to injuries. Hit .213 (20-for-94) with four doubles, five home runs, 15 RBI and 16 runs … played catcher in 23 games and was the club's designated hitter in four games. Played his last game of the season on May 15 … missed the final three and a half months due to a shoulder injury. Hit .278 (10-for-36) in 11 games in May after batting .172 (10-for-58) in 16 April contests. Hit safely in his first five games of the season.
Split the season between Single-A Asheville and Double-A Tulsa hitting a combined .289 (103-for-357) with 31 doubles, 2 triples, 22 home runs and 83 RBI in 100 games...Began the season with Asheville before being promoted to Tulsa on 8/6 to finish the season...Hit .290 (20-for-69) with 5 doubles, 3 home runs and 9 RBI in 20 games for Double-A Tulsa after jumping up two levels...Was selected as the top catcher of the South Atlantic League following the season, was also named a Topps Class A All-Star...Earned SAL Player of the Week honors on three separate occasions and was a SAL Mid-Season All-Star...Baseball America rated him as the 7th-best prospect in the organization, as well as the top catching prospect.
In his first professional season, played the third-most games for Short Season Tri-City...led the Dust Devils with his 22 extra-base hits (13 2B, 3 3B, 6 HR) and 38 RBI...rated the 14th-best prospect for the Rockies by Baseball America.