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Scouting Yankees Prospect #16: 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. Signed for $1.25 million because of his batting potential, he had a solid first full season last year while getting his first extended time behind the plate.

Vital Statistics: Name: J.R. Murphy Position: Catcher DOB: May 13, 1991 Height: 5'11" Weight: 180 Bats: Right Throws: Right "I thought it went well," Murphy said of what was essentially his debut season. "I learned a lot about myself, a lot of things a first year player is going to go through. I think I had a good year. I got better in a lot of areas and I definitely got my feet wet." He...

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