Stock Report: 2015 RHP/SS Seth Murphy



By Chris Fuller
Kentucky Scouting Director

Today's stock report takes a look at Seth Murphy, a RHP/SS from Garrard County HS.Murphy

Murphy established himself as a top pitching prospect in the Class of 2015 at the Northern Kentucky Prospect ID Showcase at the end of December.  Simply put, Murphy had an impressive bullpen session.   The 6-foot, 160-pound sophomore showed repeatable, on-line mechanics and long arm action through a high ¾ arm slot that produced an 85-88 mph fastball with some arm side run.  His curveball sat at 65-66 mph and showed sharp 12/6 action when down in the zone.  He threw a 70-71 mph change up with near fastball arm speed that showed good arm side run and sink.

In the infield, Murphy showed plenty of arm strength with throws that registered at 86 mph.  He has good lateral movement and needs to continue to work on footwork and hands to maximize his potential at the SS position. 

At the plate, Murphy shows a balanced setup with a short stride.  He gets good lower half involvement in his swing that helps generate bat speed through the zone but needs to be careful of  arm barring in his load.  He shows good speed down the line, registering a 4.20 home to first time.

Pre season