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Seattle Mariners

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
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Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019SEA7626032711840198720.324.535.273

Player Updates

September 19, 2020 06:12 PM
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Officially shut down
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy (foot) was recently shut down in his recovery process and sent home by the Mariners, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

Murphy fractured his left foot during summer camp and was never able to make it back to game action during the shortened 2020 season. Although the 29-year-old was shut down for the remainder of this season, he could certainly be ready for the 2021 campaign as he should compete for playing time behind the plate.

August 31, 2020 02:44 PM
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Return not imminent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mariners manager Scott Servais said Monday that Murphy (foot) has yet to resume baseball activities, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Though the Mariners dealt backstop Austin Nola to San Diego on Sunday, the move didn't foreshadow an impending return for Murphy, who appeared positioned to open the season as Seattle's top catcher before fracturing his left foot during summer camp. While his placement on the 45-day injured list makes him eligible to return in the first week of September, Murphy doesn't appear close to being ready for game action. Unless Murphy makes demonstrable progress in his recovery in the next week or two, he looks to be at risk of missing the entire season.

August 18, 2020 08:32 PM
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Shifts to 45-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy (foot) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Tuesday.

The 29-year-old recently had a setback while recovering from the broken bone in his left foot and won't be eligible to be activated until Sept. 4, according to Greg Johns of MLB.com. Austin Nola should continue handling primary catching duties for the Mariners.

August 18, 2020 12:32 PM
Mariners' Tom Murphy: No DH-only duties planned for now
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy (foot) is still having trouble catching and running, and manager Scott Servais confirmed there have not been any discussions about activating him to exclusively serve as a designated hitter, the Associated Press reports.

Murphy was described as making some modest progress by Servais on Sunday, but the skipper's latest comments underscore how far Murphy still appears to be from having a realistic shot at game action. Fortunately for the Mariners, Austin Nola has proven adept at handling primary backstop duties, and his .283/.348/.500 line that includes eight extra-base hits (five doubles, one triple, two home runs) and nine RBI is arguably at least on par, if not superior, to what Murphy would be providing with his bat.

August 16, 2020 01:40 PM
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Making slow but steady progress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy (foot) continues to make incremental progress while rehabbing at the team's alternate training site in Tacoma, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Manager Scott Servais acknowledges the progress for Murphy is "maybe not as fast as he'd [Murphy] like" but confirms the veteran backstop is feeling better. Murphy remains without a timetable for return, however, and he'll likely need to corroborate he's capable of catching multiple innings in intrasquad games at the alternate training site before being activated.

August 5, 2020 06:24 PM
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Remains without return timetable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy (foot) is feeling better but doesn't have a timeline for his return, Lauren Smith of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

The 29-year-old has apparently been able to take part in some light catching work, but it doesn't sound as though he's participating in rigorous workouts. Austin Nola should continue to see the bulk of the work behind the plate until Murphy can return from the left foot fracture.

July 31, 2020 03:08 PM
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Still no timetable for return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy (foot) still does not have a timetable for a return, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Murphy, who was placed on the injured list July 23 with a broken bone in his foot, still figures to be a ways out from returning to the Mariners.

July 25, 2020 10:32 AM
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Not wearing boot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy (foot) doesn't have a timetable for a return to action, but manager Scott Servais noted Friday the backstop doesn't have to wear a boot, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Servais added that despite suffering from what is officially a fractured left foot, Murphy is only feeling discomfort when getting down in a catcher's squat and putting added pressure on his instep. While it's modestly good news Murphy doesn't appear to be in an overwhelming amount of pain, it could be some time before the fracture heals completely.

July 23, 2020 09:36 AM
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Lands on IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Mariners placed Murphy (foot) on the 10-day injured list Wednesday.

The transaction was made official shortly after the news broke that Murphy is dealing with a broken bone in his left foot, which he sustained after fouling a ball off of himself last week. The Mariners haven't provided an official timetable for Murphy's return, but his indefinite absence likely paves the way for Austin Nola to begin the season as the club's primary backstop.

July 23, 2020 09:36 AM
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Dealing with foot fracture
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy has a broken bone in his foot and will begin the season on the injured list, Jen Mueller of ROOT Sports Northwest reports.

The 29-year-old was poised to begin the season as the Mariners' starting catcher, but he fouled a ball off his foot on two separate occasions in summer camp and won't be available for Opening Day. GM Jerry Dipoto said he doesn't believe it will be a significant absence, but Murphy doesn't have an official timeline for his return. Austin Nola is set to take over the starting role in the meantime.

July 22, 2020 03:56 PM
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Faces setback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy's ankle isn't responding to treatment, which could impact his availability for Opening Day, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Murphy was limited during camp after fouling two balls off his foot, and he could miss time to begin the regular season since his ankle isn't responding to treatment as the team had hoped. If the 29-year-old is unable to suit up for Opening Day, Austin Nola will likely serve as the primary catcher, with Joe Hudson or a current free agent as a potential backup.

July 17, 2020 02:52 AM
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Back in action Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy (foot) went 1-for-2 with a walk while serving as the designated hitter for Thursday's intrasquad game, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

As expected, Murphy was able to make a quick return after fouling a ball off his foot Tuesday, although manager Scott Servais opted to keep him limited to an offensive role Thursday. Murphy is still likely to draw a slight majority of the starts behind the dish this coming season, but Servais previously stated Austin Nola will get a fair share of playing time and the duo could also be complemented with prospects Cal Raleigh and Brian O'Keefe.

July 15, 2020 12:56 PM
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Could return Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy (foot) is not expected to practice Wednesday but could return Thursday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Murphy fouled a ball off his foot during Tuesday's intrasquad game, the second time in eight days that he'd done so. The issue doesn't appear likely to threaten his readiness for Opening Day.

July 15, 2020 01:44 AM
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Bangs up foot again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy fouled a ball off his foot during Tuesday's intrasquad game and exited for good at the end of the inning, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

The backstop had a similar incident occur July 6, and in that instance, he missed one day of summer camp workouts. Tuesday's foul ball caromed off the lower leg/foot area, and although Murphy was able to tough it out until the end of the frame, he was replaced in the following inning. An update on his condition is likely to come at some point Wednesday.

July 7, 2020 01:00 PM
Mariners' Tom Murphy: X-rays negative
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy is back in practice Tuesday after X-rays on his foot were negative, Lauren Smith of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Murphy fouled a ball off his foot Sunday and sat out Monday, but he's since been cleared to return. The one-day absence shouldn't meaningfully impact his readiness for the upcoming season.

July 6, 2020 11:48 AM
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Battling bruised foot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy is expected to skip workouts Monday after fouling a ball off his foot Sunday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Murphy isn't expected to miss much time, as the issue isn't thought to be anything worse than a bruise. Barring setbacks, he should have plenty of time to get ready to serve as the Mariners' Opening Day catcher.

April 12, 2020 02:04 PM
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Working out at home
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy, one of the team's most diligent players with respect to fitness and this season's projected starting catcher, continues to work out in a variety of ways at home in West Monroe, New York while spring training is suspended, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

The 29-year-old backstop headed home to the Empire State after the Mariners closed down their Peoria, Arizona spring training facility and continues to work out with the help of a weight room in his basement and outdoor regimens on his expansive property. Murphy did struggle at the plate during Cactus League play -- he hit just .176 (3-for-17) across nine exhibitions -- but he has the full confidence of manager Scott Servais due to his work ethic and the .273/.324/.535 line he generated during his 2019 debut campaign in Seattle. "I think everybody understands who Murph is," Servais said this spring. "Murph's about business, about bringing 100% effort every day. He does all the things you love your catcher to do, because right or wrong everybody is always looking at the catcher. He knows that and welcomes that."

March 4, 2020 07:16 PM
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Impressing early in spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy has enjoyed a strong start to camp as he prepares to serve as the primary catcher this season, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

The veteran is being lauded for his leadership, veteran presence and relationship with the pitching staff, although Murphy still remains somewhat of an unknown quantity as a full-time player since he's never filled such a role over his first five big-league seasons. The 28-year-old does have a reputation for strong work ethic and preparation, with the latter especially important considering Murphy will serve as the battery mate to a pair of promising but raw young arms in Justus Sheffield and Justin Dunn this season. At the plate, Murphy will also look to improve his numbers versus right-handed pitchers after slashing just .211/.252/.401 against that handedness in 2019, although Johns notes righty bat Austin Nola, who generated a solid .275/.335/.413 line in same-handed matchups last season, could will draw some of those starts as Murphy's backup during the 2020 campaign.

December 5, 2019 05:00 PM
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Likely to serve as primary catcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy will likely serve as the Mariners' primary catcher in 2020 after Omar Narvaez was traded to the Brewers on Thursday, ESPN reports.

Murphy saw an increased role for the Mariners in 2019 even while working behind Narvaez, as he managed to appear in 76 games. Over the season, the 28-year-old hit .273/.324/.535 with 18 home runs and 40 RBI. Austin Nola will likely serve as the backup, but Murphy could gain fantasy relevance in deeper leagues in 2020 if he continues to produce.

September 14, 2019 01:56 PM
Mariners' Tom Murphy: On base thrice in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run in a loss to the White Sox on Friday.

Murphy's breakout season at the plate looks like it's on its way to wrapping up in strong fashion, as the backstop now has a trio of multi-hit efforts over the eight games he's suited up for in September. Murphy's career-best .280 average and impressive .555 slugging percentage are largely comprised of his career-high 30 extra-base hits (12 doubles, one triple, 17 home runs), numbers he's generated in his first major-league campaign with more than 100 plate appearances.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Oakland2381 .385 .478 .348
vs Roark (Career)000000
vs RHP142307 .252 .401 .211
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020SEA0000000000------------
2019SEA7626032711840198720.273.324.5350.859
2018COL379352121134401.226.250.3870.637
2017COL122411012900.042.115.0830.199
2016COL214481251341910.273.347.6591.006
2015COL1135593941000.257.333.5430.876
Total1574565111428743216931.250.301.4930.795
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020SEA000000000
2019SEA7612113910100
2018COL37713600012
2017COL1210200010
2016COL21202900102
2015COL11101900010
Total15723222510234
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2012ASX-Tri-City Dust Devils552122661133638145211.288.349.462
2013AA-Tulsa Drillers2069920503941600.290.338.493
2013AFX-Asheville Tourists8028855832621974378745.288.385.590
2014AA-Tulsa Drillers2794162040515142700.213.321.415
2015AA-New Britain Rock Cat7226536661711344238052.249.320.468
2015AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes3312919359271954301.271.301.535
2016AAA-Albuquerque8030353992671959167811.327.361.647
2017AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes38141223610141995600.255.312.425
2018AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes6423640611631749227642.259.333.568
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/216
Birthdate:
4/3/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
West Monroe, NY
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Seattle Mariners
College:
Buffalo
MLB Experience:
5