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I hope this is only considered if Tampa Bay negotiations have entirely ceased.

The way things are going with TB, I'll pass on any deals with them.

agreed...i got to see murph a bit in september and he looked pretty solid...has a short swing ideal to hit alot of doubles in DS, on a scale of 1 to 10 for speed...id say he is about 8...and he is a hustle guy...you can see how hard he works day in, day out...im not against tryin for this guy in the least bit especially if it doesnt cost us much pitching...but again...NO TRADING PINTO or OLSEN or JOHNSON or TANK

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wonder what the price would be. He isnt even a top 10 prospect for the Red Sox


And don't forget that they have Ellsbury almost ready for the pros and just wasted their top pick on a high school CFer.


Murphy is definitely their third best CFer according to their organization. Like I said hopefully someone like Lindstrom or another Minor league RP could get the deal done.


Here are a few of his minor league credentials Awards

Red Sox Minor League Player of the Month (Jul. 2005)

Quality Plate Appearances Award (Jul. 2005)

2005 Sea Dogs Player of the Year (fan voting)

2005 SoxProspects.com All-Star - OF

2005 Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Year

International League Player of the Week (June 5-11, 2006)

2006 SoxProspects.com All-Star - OF


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If it is something like that worth a shot. He looks like a lefty gap hitter with nothing great for speed or power really. (3 SB 3 CS last year). But better then Reggie at least.


Scouting Report: Murphy is a tall, athletic lefty with a sweet swing. Pulls a lot of pitches, and displays excellent patience at the plate. Loves the game, and displays excellent leadership skills. Needs to work on adding more power. Accurate arm with decent range. Average speed. Injury-plagued 2004 season showed mediocre stats.



MLB Comparison: Ryan Langerhans


There was the scouting report from there too

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C/O rotoworld Aug 12 The Marlins are reportedly looking at Red Sox prospect David Murphy and Houston's Willy Taveras as they continue to search for center field help.


A trade involving Taveras looked like a real possibility a month ago, but he's back playing regularly now and seems unlikely to go. The Red Sox would probably part with Murphy for relief help, but it'd be tough to get him to Florida on waivers. According to MLB.com, the two clubs have discussed Taylor Tankersley. However, he's another player who would never clear waivers and the Marlins aren't going to want to give him up anyway. An offseason deal is a more likely possibility.

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DAVID MATTHEW MURPHY...in 3 seasons at Baylor University, hit .346 (230-for-665) with 147 runs, 44 doubles, 22 homers and 142 RBI in 172 games...was named First-Team All-America by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and First-Team All-Big 12 as a junior...hit .413 with 11 homers and 67 RBI, and set a Big 12 Conference record with 121 hits...led the league in batting and finished 2nd with 84 runs and 180 total bases...the 2nd-ranked position player out of the state of Texas by Baseball America, Murphy also posted a .487 on-base percentage and .614 slugging percentage...played for Wareham in the Cape Cod League during the summer of 2002, helping the Gatemen to the league title...was named the No. 22 prospect in the Cape League by Baseball America after ranking 5th with a .304 batting average...was the West League's starting outfielder in the mid-season All-Star Game and was named to the league's post-season All-Star team...was also crowned Wareham's team co-MVP.


2006 Career Highlights:

By Year:

Boston's first-round draft choice of 2003 was a September callup... Murphy belted a leadoff home run at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 17... He produced his first Major League hit -- a single -- on Sept. 2.




David Matthew Murphy (born October 18, 1981, in Houston, Texas[1]) is an American professional baseball player. He was drafted in the 1st round of the 2003 draft by the Boston Red Sox, out of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He was a 21-year-old outfielder when drafted.


Currently a member of the Red Sox' expanded roster, Murphy has played for the Single A Lowell Spinners, the Single A Sarasota Red Sox, the rookie-level Gulf Coast Red Sox, Double A Portland Sea Dogs, the AFL Peoria Saguaros, and the Triple A Pawtucket Red Sox.[2]


In 2006, Murphy played 42 games for the Sea Dogs before being promoted to Pawtucket on May 26. While at Portland, Murphy had 47 hits in 172 at-bats (.273 AVG), with 17 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs, 25 RBI, and 11 walks. Through August 8 with Pawtucket, David has appeared in 66 games, going 69-for-249 (.277 AVG), with 19 doubles, 5 triples, 7 home runs, 38 RBI, and 39 walks. Comparing his stats from Portland to Pawtucket, David has improved his OBP from .315 to .371.[3]






(dont have an account at BP anymore if someone does and wants to post please feel free to)




there is his milb.com page



One of the most complimentary things that can be said about a prospect is that he is 'coachable.' It implies many things, a good work ethic, baseball smarts, the ability to make adjustments, and most importantly, that player is good enough that the coaches want to spend time with them. The more people you talk to you about Boston Red Sox outfield prospect David Murphy, the more you hear about how 'coachable' he is.





anyone with Scout.com feels like posting the full article would be great for that one.


David Murphy: After starting the season in Portland, David was called up to Pawtucket and hit very well, earning him a promotion to Boston in September. David hit .267/.355/.447 with 23 doubles, 5 triples and 8 HRs in 84 games. David only struck out 53 times while walking 45 times.






lastly here is a link to red sox fans and their opinions

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I posted this yesterday.


For a guy who is supposed be so good defensively, you might want to check out minorleaguesplits.com and his defensive numbers. In a word awful.


He has yet to succeed at any level other than in the minds of the Red Sox PR department who are more than willing to award him all kinds of recognition. All but one of those above are a product of fans or the BoSox themselves.


Defense - http://www.minorleaguesplits.com/pl/461/461815dfs06.html


Pawtucket offensive splits (AAA) - http://www.minorleaguesplits.com/pl/461/461815PawILb06.html


Portland offensive splits (AA) - http://www.minorleaguesplits.com/pl/461/461815PorELb06.html



...and imagine what the BoSox would want in exchange.

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good website with more info on him


i think people have to remember that murphey is still only 24. granted that is by no means a young age, but he is still developing. i'm glad he didn't give in to some of the brass' requests to change his approach at the plate last year when he was scuffling. he kept grinding and it has worked out well for him. He is playing with a great deal of confidence and if that continues he'll be pushing for fenway maybe by mid summer. who really knows. he is a plus defender with an adequate arm. by no means is his arm a plus tool, but it is adequate. comparable to trot's i would say. he does throw from a high angle and he gets good carry on his thows and makes the most of what he has. I will say that he is even better than advertised in the outfield with going to get ball and taking proper angles. he makes it looks easy and covers lots of ground with his long strides; something i think he has improven on since he came in three years ago. his swing is evolving. i don't think fenway's an ideal place for his power but he is strong enough to use the monster. he has somewhat of a natural inclination to go to left center anyway, but the park doesn't play to his best power, which is right to right-center. down the line is one thing, but anything remotely off the line and fenway is not a great hitters park for left-handed batters not named ortiz. i think murphey projects as an everyday outfielder maybe in two years. i wouldn't be suprised to see him put up a .280/.340 OPB/.420 line with 15 home runs and 75-80 driven in, all the while playing solid D. i think he will, in time, also bring some leadership qualities that often go overlooked. he is a well-liked and well-respected guy who is a model for hard work. very much reminiscent of murton. boston is a different monster, but he has already shown quite a bit of resolve through his short career and I expect him to make it sooner rather than later.



That is "supposedly" from a Red Sox Minor leaguer






May .960

June .937

July .805

August .573


He got hurt in July it seems so his numbers drop off hugely second half then before his call up.

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