MURPHY, BRENDAN

Position: Pitcher

DOB: January 2, 1999

Height: 6’4″ / Weight: 200

Bats: Left / Throws: Left

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (4th round, 2017)

Profile:  Selected by the Brewers out of high school in the fourth round in 2017, Murphy turned down an offer to Arizona State in order to sign with the Brewers for a bonus reported to be worth $500,000.  He made his way to Maryvale after signing and joined Milwaukee’s affiliate in the Arizona League, where he appeared in nine AZL contests, logging 16 innings.  With a low-90’s fastball that he mixes with a better than average changeup and developing slider, Murphy has a good, clean delivery and should add a bit more velocity as he fills out.

2017:  After signing with Milwaukee following the draft, Murphy joined their AZl affiliate in Maryvale, where he pitched in nine games, starting four of them.  He went 0-2 with a 6.19 earned run average, striking out 11, but allowing 12 walks.