#18 Hitter: Jack Murphy, Waynesboro

Th 18th best hitter in the 2019 Valley League season, St. Mary’s Jack Murphy, came a long, long way to participate in summer ball; his hometown is listed as Alamo, California (relatively near Oakland).

Well, the Waynesboro Generals are certainly glad he made the trek, as he was a solid run producer in the lineup all summer.

Way G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS Avg OBP SLG
2019 38 118 30 37 11 0 3 25 20 23 2 0 0.314 0.420 0.483
Play 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0.200 0.500 0.200

The 6-foot-2 outfielder finished tied for seventh in the league in doubles, tenth in runs scored, and tied for tenth in walks. His best game was probably June 27 against Winchester, when he went 4-4, with a run, double, and two RBIs, or maybe July 25 at Staunton, when he went 3-6, with three runs, two home runs, and five RBIs.

He hasn’t played a ton for St. Mary’s in his first two seasons, but still put up decent numbers as a sophomore:

SM G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS Avg OBP SLG
2018 16 20 2 4 2 0 0 4 2 5 0 1 0.200 0.280 0.300
2019 34 76 12 25 5 0 1 16 6 18 0 0 0.329 0.388 0.434

Murphy also played for the Portland Pickles of the West Coast League in the summer of 2018 (the Pickles!), and put up very good numbers:

WCL G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS Avg OBP SLG
2018 32 98 14 34 5 1 1 19 19 22 1 2 0.347 0.467 0.449

Watch for Murphy to earn a larger role in the spring of 2020!

Jack Murphy swinging Waynesboro 2019

 

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