Thomas James Murphy Jr. is a professional baseball catcher in the United States who currently plays for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball. Earlier in his career, he was a member of the Colorado Rockies. Before Murphy started his career in the major leagues, he was a college baseball player for the University at Buffalo.
Murphy went to Paul V. Moore High School in Central Square, New York, where he was a member of the baseball team.
In his senior year, he had a .510 batting average and was named All-Central New York (CNY) and CNY Athlete of the Year. Murphy was selected to play college baseball in high school by Buffalo, St. John’s, Michigan, Wagner, Le Moyne, and Monmouth.
Murphy eventually decided to play baseball at the University of Buffalo. He played summer league baseball with the Oneonta Outlaws of the New York Collegiate Baseball League in 2010.
He was named the Mid-American Conference Baseball Player of the Year in 2011 after leading the conference in batting average with .384. That summer, he played for the Holyoke Blue Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL), and in the NECBL All-Star Game, he hit a home run off of Kevin Gausman over the Green Monster at Fenway Park against the United States Collegiate National Team.
What Team Does Tom Murphy Play For?
Tom Murphy plays for the Seattle Mariners. Murphy was traded by the Giants to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Jesus Ozoria.