Owen Murphy

19-Year-Old PitcherP
Atlanta Braves A
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Ranked outside of Baseball America and MLB Pipeline's pre-draft top 40, Murphy was selected by Atlanta with the No. 20 overall pick and signed for $850K under slot. A 6-foot-1, 190-pound prep righty from Illinois, Murphy was a two-way prospect in high school who also played third base, but his future is on the mound. His fastball has trended up and now sits in the low-90s with excellent movement. He throws four pitches and has the command and control to start. Prep righties are considered extremely risky for good reason, but every year a couple really pop in their first full pro seasons. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a $2.56 million contract with the Braves in July of 2022.
Impressive start to season
PAtlanta Braves  A
April 24, 2023
Murphy has yet to give up a run with an 11:3 K:BB through two starts and 7.1 innings for Single-A Augusta.
The right-hander won't turn 20 until September, but Murphy has lived up to his first-round pedigree to begin his first full pro season. Atlanta is hoping his athleticism -- he was a two-way player in high school -- will lead to plus command down the road and let his four-pitch mix, highlighted by a low-90s fastball with good movement and a potentially plus curve, play up. Murphy likely won't be rushed through the system given his age, but if everything comes together for him, in a few years he could emerge as a stingy mid-rotation option along the lines of a pre-injury Michael Soroka.
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Headed to Atlanta
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July 17, 2022
Atlanta has selected Murphy with the 20th overall pick in the 2022 first-year player draft.
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