Player Spotlight: OF/LHP Tyler Murphy

Ronald Sims
Mississippi Scouting Director

Tyler Murphy

Class of 2019 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: New Hope
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: Golden Spikes
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L


Max FB
75 - 76
68 - 69
OF Velo
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

10/15/17 Thick 5-foot-11, 205-pound frame with room for added strength. Right-handed hitter with tall, athletic setup and hands placed close to his ear. Fluid leg lift load, with short stride, consistent rhythm and balance throughout swing. Short path, solid bat speed and slight uphill finish through zone producing an exit velocity of 90 mph. Defender with average hands, deliberate footwork and clean exchanges.  Short high-3/4 release with stiffness and effort, posting a 78 mph outfield positional velocity. Left-handed pitcher works from a high-3/4 slot with short arm stroke. Fluid rhythm working downhill with in-line, landing square, works around front side finishing slightly to third base side. His fastball sat 75-76 mph with straight action and breaking ball showed 1/7 shape 64 mph. Change up was thrown at near fastball arm speed 68-69 mph.

Thick 5-foot-11, 205-pounds, physical frame, proportional strength, room for continued physical development. Right-handed hitter with athletic setup, mechanically quiet and simple, fluid load, maintains rhythm. Solid bat speed, on uphill plane, with some stiffness and effort in swing. Moves athletically for sizes, records 4.35 second in game home to first time.

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