Future Games Follow Up: JP Murphy



Future Games 2016

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By Jerry Shank
Maryland Scouting Director

The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for rising junior and select rising sophomore prospects. This year close to 200 college and professional scouts from all over the country were in attendance. The Prep Baseball Report services are subscribed by more than 700 colleges and professional scouts.

2016 was the second year PBR Maryland and Virginia were part of the Future Games, this year forming Team Mid-Atlantic, who also included North Carolina.

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Team Mid-Atlantic Follow Up

JP MURPHYJP MURPHY
Pos: OF
HT/WT: 6-foot-3, 180-pounds
School: Calvert Hall
Grad: 2018

SCOUTING REPORT

8.4.16 - Athletic frame at 6-foot-3, 180-pounds. Continued to show why he is the top uncommitted outfield prospect in Maryland after his workout for team Mid-Atlantic. Athletic actions from the outfield with carry on his throws showing improved arm strength now up at 85 mph. Slightly open set up at the plate. Showed power potential at the plate with a smooth, quick swing that shows ability to elevate and drive the baseball. Reached an exit velocity of 94 mph. Ran a 6.97 60-yard dash.

 


Follow Up

Please describe your Future Games Experience
+I really enjoyed playing in this years Future Games. It was amazing how many colleges were there watching us play baseball. I really enjoyed meeting and playing with and against great players from all over the country in my class. Everything from the combine to the games were run very smoothly and I would do it again anytime. The facility in Indy was a great place where you received maximum exposure.

Would you recommend to 2019 & 2020 grads to play in the Future Games? 
+Yes.

What is your timeline for making a decision? 
+ My timeline for choosing a college is between now and the beginning of my senior year of high school. I want to make sure I make the right decision so I am going to take my time in deciding.  

What are you looking for in your college choice? 
+I am looking for a larger size college in a highly competitive league, as I want to play against the best colleges and players in the country. I have always wanted to play in the south were the weather is not a factor, however I will not rule out any college based on location as I know there are many northern schools that have quality programs I may fit into.
What do you feel are your strengths as a player? 
+My strengths as a player are my arm, bat and speed. My arm continues to get stronger, staying 85 and above all year in the outfield. I have played right field a lot over the last two years, including starting almost every game there at Calvert Hall this Spring and for US Elite this summer. My bat speed continues to improve and my power numbers are going up. My speed is the one I work the hardest at and this year I have been consistently under 7.0 in the 60-yard dash with my best time being 6.77 at a Clemson showcase in June. I still have a lot of work to do as I know I need to get faster and stronger to succeed at the highest levels of this game.

Are there any areas of your game you would like to improve?
 +I feel in baseball you always need to work and improve on what you have. By my senior year in high school I would like to be running under 6.8 consistently, have a bat exit speed of over 97 mph off a tee and arm strength consistently in the low 90's. I am willing to put in the work to achieve these goals.


What travel organization do you play for and/or what have you learned this summer? 
+I play for US Elite 2018's National Team. As I have watched numerous players on my team go through the recruiting process and commit to schools, I have learned how the process works and what I need to do to play D1 baseball. US Elite has taught me that hard work in and out of the classroom is something the best players do on a daily basis to be successful playing high level college ball. They also taught me to hustle all of the time when you are on a baseball field. We run full sprint to and from our position every inning. We run as hard as we can to first base no matter where you hit the ball, even a slow-roller to the pitcher. We are taught if you out hustle your opponent and you will win most of the time.

Team Mid-Atlantic
NAME STATE SCHOOL CLASS POS COMMITMENT
Brooks Bengtson MD Georgetown Prep 2018 OF
Cameron Blankenship MD North East 2018 C
Brandon Cook MD St. Mary's 2018 OF
John Dempsey MD Georgetown Prep 2018 3B
Cole Dunn MD Middletown (DE) 2018 RHP Radford
Trent Gast-Woodard MD Archbishop Curley 2018 C
Will Glock MD Loyola Blakefield 2018 RHP
Don Goodes VA Greenbrier Christian 2018 OF
Camden Grimes VA Hanover 2018 3B
Nick Hopkins MD St. Mary's 2018 SS
Jeremy Lapp-Barger MD Century 2018 OF
Kevin Madden MD St. Pauls 2018 SS
Hunter McGarvey PA La Salle 2018 C
JP Murphy MD Calvert Hall 2018 OF
Bennett Nance NC Morehead 2018 LHP North Carolina
Kyle Novak VA James Madison 2018 SS
Austin Primm NC North Gaston 2018 RHP
Luke Rettig MD Wilmington Christian (DE) 2018 LHP
Joe Seidler MD Chesapeake 2018 RHP
Joey Silan MD Caravel Academy (DE) 2018 RHP
Tevin Tucker VA Prince George 2018 SS
David (Trip) Willis MD Red Lion Christian (DE) 2018 OF
 
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