Colorado Rockies Rundown: Hundley, Murphy, Miller, Minor Leagues
Jul 16, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; United States catcher T. Murphy (19) throws out a baserunner in the fifth inning against the Dominican Republic during the 2015 Pan Am Games at Ajax Pan Am Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
Tom Murphy joins the Rockies
Prospect Tom Murphy got the call to replace Hundley on the Colorado Rockies’ active roster, and it was a call that, well, he probably wasn’t expecting, according to Walt Weiss:
"“This is his time. Sometimes you don’t see it coming. Tom wasn’t a September callup, so he was probably mentally into his offseason already. But he got a pretty great call, I would imagine, to meet us out here in Seattle and I’m looking forward to seeing him.”"
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He’s wearing number 30 for the Rox, as you can see:
He’s the real deal as a prospect, and a good-looking catcher behind the plate and beside it. Coincidentally, I saw what he probably assumed would be his final three games of the year, when the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes went to Sacramento to face the San Francisco Giants’ affiliate River Cats to end their Pacific Coast League season.
Murphy looks the part of a big leaguer, for sure. There will be growing pains — perhaps lots of them — but Murphy would probably be expected to back up Hundley for much of 2016, anyways, so it’s never a bad thing to get a peek at him right now.
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