American professional baseball catcher Tom Murphy, also known as Thomas James Murphy Jr., plays for the Major League Baseball Seattle Mariners. On April 3, 1991, he was born in West Monroe, New York, in the United States.
Murphy participated in the baseball team at Paul V. Moore High School in Central Square, New York. Murphy had offers to play collegiate baseball from Buffalo, St. John’s, Michigan, Wagner, Le Moyne, and Monmouth while still in high school.
In the end, Murphy decided to enrol at the University of Buffalo to play baseball. He participated in summer league baseball with the New York Collegiate Baseball League’s Oneonta Outlaws in 2010. He received the 2011 Mid-American Conference Baseball Player of the Year award. Murphy was chosen by the Colorado Rockies in the third round of the 2012 MLB draft, with the 105th overall pick.
He participated in 2012 with the Class A-Short Season Northwest League team Tri-City Dust Devils. He competes in 2013 for the Class A South Atlantic League’s Asheville Tourists, where he was selected SAL Hitter of the Week for the period ending on May 5, 2013. Midway through the season, he was promoted to the Class AA Texas League’s Tulsa Drillers.
He started the 2015 campaign with the Eastern League’s New Britain Rock Cats, the Rockies’ new Class AA club. He was selected to represent the American baseball squad at the 2015 Pan American Games. Murphy was elevated by the Rockies to the Albuquerque Isotopes of the Class AAA Pacific Coast after the Pan American Games.
On September 11, 2015, the Rockies promoted Murphy to the MLB. On September 12 against the Seattle Mariners, Murphy made his MLB debut. In March 2019, the San Francisco Giants picked him up off waivers.
How Tall Is Tom Murphy?
Tom is 1.85 m tall.