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Prospects On Deck: OF Max Murphy – Twins

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Max Murphy. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette)

The Minnesota Twins have a crop of talented prospects in their farm system and one that stands out is outfielder Max Murphy who is currently with their Class A Advanced affiliate, the Fort Myers Miracle.

Murphy, a Minnesota native, was selected by the Twins in the 9th round of the 2014 MLB June Amateur draft out of Bradley University, and has quickly moved his way through Minnesota’s farm system.

In his first season in pro baseball, Murphy played with the Elizabethton Twins (Rookie), and batted .378, with 10 home runs and 26 RBIs in 35 games. He was then promoted to Class-A Full Season Cedar Rapids Kernals and in 32 games he batted .242, with four home runs and 15 RBIs.

In 2015, Murphy remained with the Kernals and in 93 games, he hit .225, with 15 doubles, eight triples, four home runs and 36 RBIs. He also had 10 three-hit games and 17 multi-hit games for the season.

This year the Twins sent Murphy back to the Kernals to start the season and in 18 games he batted just .159, but on May 1st he was promoted to the Class-A Advanced Fort Myers Miracle and currently he is hitting .303 (20 for 66), with a .361 OBP, .500 Slug, and four home runs and has hit safely in 14 of the 19 games he has appeared in.

In his last 10 games, Murphy is batting .368 (14 for 38), with three home runs and has four multi-hit games in that span.

The Miracle are in first place in the Florida State League South Division and even though Murphy is not considered one of their top prospects, he is a player to keep an eye on as he continues to make his way through the Twins farm system.

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