Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Yankees' Prospect Murphy Reportedly Drawing Interest

While he obviously wasn't amazing during his two months on the Yankees, Catching Prospect John Ryan Murphy definitely did alright.

The Yanks' 2009 2nd Round Pick, who made his debut in September of last season, hit .286/.308/.365 in 65 big league Plate Appearances, a three-RBI game back on April 26 included.

Again, those numbers aren't incredible, but according to a recent report from CBS Sports' Jon Heyman they were good enough to make some teams interested, as the Yanks are currently receiving calls about the youngster's availability.

For at least the next five years, the Bombers are set at the catching position, making a trade involving Murphy sensible.

From what we saw during his time on the bench, he has enough talent to hit consistently, possibly causing some teams to view him as a long-term solution.

Now while losing Murphy still doesn't necessarily sound appealing, we have to remember what a trade piece like him could bring to the table this summer, as the Yanks are pretty short-handed in that category.

Outside of Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, and Jose Ramirez, they don't seem to really possess anybody capable of drawing a lot of interest, making Murphy somebody they might have to part with.

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