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John Ryan Murphy | Catcher | #36

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (0) / NYY
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said Sunday that he's considering altering the catcher rotation in order to play John Ryan Murphy more often.
Murphy homered Saturday and has gone deep four times over 59 plate appearances this season. The 27-year-old has never been much with the bat, though, so even if he plays more he's probably safe to ignore in fantasy leagues. May 20 - 12:02 PM

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John Ryan Murphy went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and an RBI single in Saturday's loss to the Mets.

Murphy notched an RBI single off Steven Matz in the second inning and later came through with a two-run home run in the fourth. The tater was his fourth of the season. He's done a respectable job with relatively limited playing time this season, slashing .250/.276/.518. In most fantasy formats, he holds no intrigue, but those in very deep NL-only leagues might consider giving him a look.
May 20 - 12:29 AM

John Ryan Murphy finished 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Wednesday's 2-1 loss against the Dodgers.

Murphy has made the most of his opportunities when given the chance behind the plate, slashing .270/.289/.514. He isn't a terrible No. 2 fantasy catcher option in deeper NL-only leagues. It appears he is going to be Zack Godley's personal catcher, so he isn't a bad low-cost DFS option when the righty is on the bump.
May 3 - 2:41 AM

John Ryan Murphy made the start behind the dish Tuesday against the Dodgers and he finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored.

Murphy did a decent job offensively, but he was charged with a passed ball and there was a wild pitch on Zack Godley that could have gone for a second PB. Still, he has driven in a run in each of his two starts so far this season and isn't a bad No. 2 backstop in deeper NL-only fantasy formats.
Apr 4 - 2:00 AM

Diamondbacks recalled C John Ryan Murphy from Triple-A Reno.

Murphy is a .238/.283/.337 hitter over parts of four seasons in the majors. He'll be the third catcher with Jeff Mathis (hand) out.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 05:48:00 PM

Diamondbacks acquired C John Ryan Murphy from the Twins for LHP Gabriel Moya.

Murphy has spent the entire 2017 season at Triple-A, slashing just .222/.298/.330 with four home runs and 27 RBI over 59 games. The 26-year-old catcher will be organizational depth for Arizona.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 12:36:00 PM

Twins optioned C John Ryan Murphy to Triple-A Rochester.

Chris Gimenez will back up Jason Castro to open the year. Murphy, 25, posted a brutal .146/.193/.220 batting line in 90 plate appearances last season at the major league level.
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 10:01:00 AM

Twins recalled C John Ryan Murphy from Triple-A Rochester.

He'll function as the club's third catcher over the final month of the season. Murphy struggled in his time with the Twins this season, slashing a mere .075/.119/.100 in 44 plate appearances, and wasn't much better with .236/.286/.323 in 83 games at Triple-A. He's irrelevant for fantasy purposes.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 03:56:00 PM

Twins optioned C John Ryan Murphy to Triple-A Rochester.

Murphy has been in a timeshare with Kurt Suzuki but has managed just three hits in 40 at-bats this season. He'll get a chance to play every day at Rochester and should get another shot in the majors later this year.
Fri, May 6, 2016 01:57:00 PM

The Twins are expected to demote John Ryan Murphy to Triple-A Rochester on Friday.

Murphy continued his season-long slump by going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Thursday. At this point he could probably use a change of scenery. Juan Centeno is expected to take Murphy's vacant roster spot.
Thu, May 5, 2016 09:57:00 PM

John Ryan Murphy went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Wednesday, leaving him 3-for-40 on the season.

At least the Twins pitchers had been performing much better with Murphy catching than with Kurt Suzuki behind the plate, well, at least until they gave up 16 runs in this one. The Twins might opt to send down Murphy to give him a chance to sort through his offensive struggles in the minors.
Thu, May 5, 2016 12:03:00 AM

John Ryan Murphy was ejected from Monday's game against the Astros.

Murphy was tossed after arguing balls and strikes while catching. He went 0-for-1 with a walk before being replaced by Kurt Suzuki behind the plate.
Mon, May 2, 2016 10:01:00 PM

John Ryan Murphy came to the plate with 11 men on base Thursday and ended up 0-for-5 against the Brewers.

Murphy has followed up an awful spring by going 2-for-21 to open the season. Kurt Suzuki isn't doing much, either, but Murphy isn't going to steal any playing time away from him at this rate.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 05:11:00 PM

John Ryan Murphy went 0-for-3 with a walk Tuesday to drop his spring average to .091.

The Twins were probably going to start Kurt Suzuki on Opening Day regardless of what Murphy did this spring, so it doesn't matter a whole lot that Murphy is 2-for-22. Murphy still figures to be the Twins' best catcher this year, and it'd be pretty disappointing if he's not the clear starter by June 1.
Tue, Mar 22, 2016 04:17:00 PM

Twins acquired C John Ryan Murphy from the Yankees for OF Aaron Hicks.

This is a case of both teams using depth to upgrade in other areas. After Kurt Suzuki's disappointing season, the Twins had an obvious need behind the plate. Murphy doesn't turn 25 until next May and batted .277/.327/.406 with three home runs and 14 RBI over 67 games this season while serving as Brian McCann's backup. He'll share playing time with Suzuki at the very least, but the Twins are likely hoping that he can become a decent regular. As for the Yankees, the move signals that they believe prospect Gary Sanchez isn't far off from the majors.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 02:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Jeff Mathis
3John Ryan Murphy
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Ketel Marte
2Chris Owings
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Deven Marrero
3B1Jake Lamb
2Daniel Descalso
LF1Steven Souza
2Jarrod Dyson
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1David Peralta
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Taijuan Walker
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
7Matt Koch
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Archie Bradley
3Yoshihisa Hirano
4Andrew Chafin
5Jorge De La Rosa
6Fernando Salas
7T.J. McFarland
8Silvino Bracho
9Randall Delgado