Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Prep football: IMG's Murphy hits first Triple-A home run

photo by Grant Jefferies
Bradenton native and IMG product J.R. Murphy didn't waste much time making an impact in Triple-A.
Ranked as the New York Yankees' 15th-best prospect, Murphy homered for Scranton-Wilkes Barre on Tuesday. It was his first home run since he was promoted from Double-A Trenton last week.
Murphy was hitting .268 with 25 RBIs in 49 games before his call up to Triple-A, which is one step away from the big club.
A catcher, Murphy threw out 24 of 50 basestealers with Trenton (48 percent) and has thrown out 30 percent in his professional career.
Murphy, 22, was the Yankees second-round pick in 2009.

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