John Ryan Murphy

John Ryan Murphy

  • C
  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 11"/205
  • Age: 24


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John Ryan Murphy Stats

.277 3 14 0 .734

John Ryan Murphy MLB Career Stats

.267 4 24 0 .685

John Ryan Murphy Bio

  • Full Name: John Ryan Murphy
  • Born: 5/13/1991 in Bradenton, FL
  • Draft: 2009, New York Yankees, 2nd rd. (76th overall)
  • High School: The Pendleton School, Bradenton, FL
  • Debut: September 2, 2013
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2015 Stats 155 21 43 3 14 0 .277 .327 .734
MLB Career Stats 262 31 70 4 24 0 .267 .311 .685
  • Status: Active

John Ryan Murphy Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Yankees AL 172 105 90.36 203.52 3.02 7.78 31.32
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 210.20 0.43 8.96 33.39


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November 11, 2015 at 2:29 PM ET

Hicks traded to Yankees

The Yankees acquired outfielder Aaron Hicks from the Twins on Wednesday in exchange for catcher John Ryan Murphy.

June 14, 2015 at 7:34 PM ET

Murphy plates two in three-hit effort

Yankees catcher John Ryan Murphy went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs against the Orioles on Sunday.


John Ryan Murphy Awards

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Tampa FSL

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Charleston SAL

John Ryan Murphy Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 11, 2015 Minnesota Twins traded CF Aaron Hicks to New York Yankees for C John Ryan Murphy.
September 2, 2014 New York Yankees recalled C John Ryan Murphy from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
August 20, 2014 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders activated C John Ryan Murphy from the 7-day disabled list.
August 10, 2014 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders placed C John Ryan Murphy on the 7-day disabled list.
June 17, 2014 New York Yankees optioned C John Ryan Murphy to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
April 15, 2014 New York Yankees recalled John Ryan Murphy from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
March 25, 2014 New York Yankees optioned C J.R. Murphy to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
September 1, 2013 New York Yankees selected the contract of J.R. Murphy from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
June 13, 2013 JR Murphy assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from Trenton Thunder.
June 13, 2013 JR Murphy assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from Trenton Thunder.
January 31, 2013 New York Yankees invited non-roster C JR Murphy to spring training.
July 3, 2012 JR Murphy assigned to Trenton Thunder from Tampa Yankees.
February 8, 2012 New York Yankees invited non-roster C JR Murphy to spring training.
September 14, 2011 JR Murphy roster status changed by Tampa Yankees.
July 26, 2011 Tampa Yankees placed C JR Murphy on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 22, 2011.
June 23, 2011 JR Murphy assigned to Tampa Yankees from Charleston RiverDogs.
June 23, 2011 C JR Murphy assigned to Tampa Yankees from Charleston RiverDogs.
March 7, 2011 C JR Murphy assigned to New York Yankees.
September 25, 2010 JR Murphy roster status changed by Charleston RiverDogs.
September 1, 2010 Charleston RiverDogs placed C JR Murphy on the 7-day disabled list.
May 17, 2010 C JR Murphy assigned to Charleston RiverDogs from GCL Yankees.
August 20, 2009 JR Murphy assigned to GCL Yankees from New York Yankees.
August 18, 2009 New York Yankees signed JR Murphy.
June 14, 2009 Toronto Blue Jays signed JR Murphy.

John Ryan Murphy Bio Info

Attended the Pendleton Academy in Bradenton, Fla… was rated by Baseball America as the fifth-best catcher among the 2009 draft class and as having the second-best "strike-zone judgment" among high school players. Is a member of the board for a non-profit organization called "Where Love Grows" that visits Boys & Girls Clubs in the Tampa, Fla. area… within the organization is "Victoria's Good Table," which serves homecooked meals to children at the Boys & Girls Clubs locations during the "Where Love Grows" visits. Is on the board of a non-profit organization named "Immeasurably More"… through various sports, hobbies and crafts, the goal of "Immeasurably More" is to enhance the lives of individuals who suffer from illness or disability by helping them become identified by their passion, rather than their affliction.

Hit .284 (23-for-81) with 7R, 4 doubles, 1 HR and 9 RBI in 32 games (21 starts at C) over two stints with theYankees (4/15-6/17 and 9/2-28)... Hit safely in a career-high eight straight games from 4/25-5/21, batting .500 (12-for-24) with 1 HR and 6 RBI overthe stretch... Hit a game-winning solo HR-the first HR of his Major League career-and was 2-for-3 with 3RBI on 4/26 vs.Los Angeles-AL…marked his first career multi-hit and multi-RBI game…according to Elias, became the firstYankees rookie catcher with a home run and at least 3RBI in a game since Jorge Posada in 1997 (three times)... Was recalled for a second stint with the Yankees on 9/2, batting .278 (5-for-18) with 3R, 2 doubles and 1RBI ineight games in September... Also appeared in 51 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, batting .246 (44-for-179) with 17R, 9 doubles, 6 HR and 28 RBI in 51 games…hit .207 (19-for-92) with 2 HR prior to the All-Star Game, compared to .287 (25-for-87) with 4 HR following the break.

Hit .154 (4-for-26) with 3R, 1 double and 1RBI in 16 games (six starts at C) in his only stint with the Yankees in 2013 (9/1-29)… recorded a 2.67 catcher's ERA and caught 3-of-6 potential base stealers. Was signed to a Major League contract and selected to the Yankees' active roster from
Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 9/1. Made his Major League debut in 9/2 win vs. Chicago-AL, pinch-hitting for Cano in the eighth inning and recording his first Major League hit with an infield single off David Purcey… became the 52nd player used by the Yankees in 2013, setting a new franchise record for players used in a season (surpassing 51 players used in both 2005 and '08). Made his first career appearance at catcher as a ninth-inning defensive replacement in 9/6 loss vs. Boston (did not bat). Scored the first run of his Major League career in 9/7 loss vs. Boston, going 1-for-2 with 2R after pinch-hitting for Romine in the sixth and remaining in the game at C. Made his first Major League start at C in 9/14 loss at Boston, going 0-for-2 with 1BB. Was behind the plate for Mariano Rivera's final career appearance on 9/26 vs. Tampa Bay. Started three of the Yankees' final four games of the season (9/26 vs. Tampa Bay and
9/27 and 9/29 at Houston). Collected his first Major League RBI with a 14th-inning run-scoring single in 9/29 win at Houston… caught all 14.0 innings of the game. Began the year with Double-A Trenton, batting .268 (49-for-183) with 34R, 10 doubles, 6HR and 25RBI in 49 games. Was promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 6/13 and hit .270 (62-for-230) with 26R, 19 doubles, 6HR and 21RBI in 59 games. Attended spring training with the Yankees as a non-roster invitee, batting .364 (4-for-11)
with 1R, 3 doubles, 1HR and 4RBI in eight games. Following the season, was tabbed by Baseball America as the Yankees' fourth-best prospect and as the organization's "Best Defensive Catcher."


Combined at Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton to bat .248 (102-for-412) with 26 doubles, 2 triples, 9HR and 44RBI in 110 games. Began the year with Tampa, hitting .257 (68-for-265) with 14 doubles, 1 triple, 5HR and 28RBI, earning a spot on the FSL midseason All-Star team. Was promoted to Trenton on 7/3 and finished the season with the Thunder, batting .231 (34-for-147) with 4HR and 16RBI in 43 games… started all eight Trenton postseason games at catcher and tied a team high with 2HR (.231, 6-for-26, 4RBI).

2011 Started the season with Single-A Charleston, batting .297 (76-for-256) with 23 doubles, 6HR and 32RBI in 63 games...was transferred to Single-A Tampa for the remainder of the season on 6/23... batted .259 (22-for-85) with 6 doubles, 1HR and 14RBI...missed the fi nal month-and-a-half of the season on the disabled list with a bruised ankle...threw out a combined 23-of-72 (31.9%) of potential base stealers. 2010 Appeared in 87 games with Single-A Charleston (53 starts at C), batting .255 (84-for-330) with 46R, 15 doubles, 2 triples, 7HR, 54RBI and 36BB...caught 20-of-88 (22.7%) potential basestealers...went 3-for-6 with a grand slam, three-run homer and 9RBI in 8/13 win at Hickory, marking his first career multi-homer game and falling 1RBI shy of the SAL single-game record. 2009 Played in nine games with the GCL Yankees in his professional debut, hitting safely in eight of the contests...following the season, was selected as the Yankees' eighth-best prospect by Baseball America and their best "pure hitter" from the draft...also tabbed as the organization's sixth-best prospect by Baseball Digest.