Future Games Spotlight: LHP Brendan Murphy



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Brendan Murphy

Name: LHP Brendan Murphy

Graduating Class: 2017

Position: LHP

School: Mundelein

Height: 6-3

Weight: 180

Rank:
State: 3
Overall: 32

The Skinny:
While other pitchers on Team Illinois may flash better velocity, Murphy’s three-pitch arsenal separates him for the pack. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound southpaw emerged in the spring as a bona fide ace. Murphy dominated opponents with a three-pitch mix, which includes a tailing 85-88 fastball. Both his curveball and changeup show the makings of being out pitches in the future. He works from a high-3/4 slot with a clean, loose arm action.

Scouting Report:
6-foot-3, 180-pound left-handed pitcher with a long, lanky projectable frame. High waisted. Works from a high ¾ arm angle with a loose, clean arm action. Shorter in the back with good extension out front. Tall and fall online delivery with good tempo and balance throughout. Square landing with an athletic finish. Fastball showed armside run with life down in the zone. At times flashed advanced command of fastball to both sides of the plate. Fastball sat 84-87 topping out at 88 mph with more to come. Curveball showed swing and miss potential at 70-72 mph, showing 1-7 shape and good depth. Changeup showed heavy run at 77-78 mph. High level prospect who will continue to develop.

The Future Games:
This one-of-a-kind event will feature the best uncommitted Class of 2017 prospects from our 20-plus state coverage area. The Future Games will take place on July 30 - Aug 1 (Thursday-Saturday) at Grand Park, a state-of-the-art 22-field baseball complex located in Westfield, IN, just north of Indianapolis. The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for Class of 2017 prospects and select 2018 prospects. Last year, more than 110 colleges from all over the country were in attendance.

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