Murphy, 25, is slashing .296/.320/.640 with 13 homers and a 59:7 K:BB in 186 at-bats with Triple-A Albuquerque this season. He is putting on quite the power display in the Pacific Coast League this year, although his 31.1 percent K-rate is troublesome. A catching prospect who can sustain a .335 ISO at Triple-A warrants monitoring in deeper formats, but it's unclear when the Rockies will be willing to recall Murphy, or if his hit tool will allow his impressive power to play against big league pitching.
Murphy, 25, is batting .286 with three home runs and 11 RBI over his last 10 games for Triple-A Albuquerque. Muprhy has been a tad injury prone throughout his professional career, but looks healthy now and has been tapping into his power lately. He has multiple seasons with 20 home runs in the minors, and could be close to seeing the bigs.
Murphy (oblique) has returned to action with Triple-A Albuquerque, and is slashing .273/.304/.591 with one home run through six games. Murphy was a trendy cheap catcher in two-catcher formats this year, and he still has time to make good on that flyer. With Nick Hundley (oblique) on the big league DL, Tony Wolters and Dustin Garneau are manning the catcher position for the Rockies, so Murphy should get a shot fairly soon if he continues to hit at Triple-A
Murphy (oblique) is playing games at extended spring training and could rejoin the Triple-A squad soon, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. Murphy hasn't been able to appear in a game yet with Triple-A Albuquerque due to the oblique strain, but it appears that he's progressed very well through the rehab process. Unfortunately, he may be locked in the minors for the time being despite his upper-prospect status due to the success of major league backup catcher Tony Wolters.
Murphy has been on the disabled list at Triple-A Albuquerque with a strained left oblique to start the season. Had Murphy been healthy, he could have served as a fill-in option for Nick Hundley, who is currently on MLB's 7-day DL with a concussion. However, Hundley will probably come off the DL before Murphy, meaning Murphy will get back in the swing of things at Triple-A and attempt to earn a call-up in May or June.