John Ryan Murphy
C - PIT
C John Ryan Murphy's contract was purchased from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Backup catcher Luke Maile (finger) was ruled out for the season. The Pirates purchased Murphy's contract to be the team's backup catcher to starter Jacob Stallings. Murphy slashed .175/.246/.413 with four homers, seven RBI and nine runs across 70 plate appearances for the Diamondbacks/Braves in 2019.
John Ryan Murphy will be sent to the Braves for cash considerations.
Murphy is still not fantasy relevant. Look for other options on the waiver-wire.
John Ryan Murphy went 1-for-3 with a solo homer as Arizona fell to San Diego on Tuesday night.
The backup catcher now has four homers on the season, but he's hitting just .180 with a .680 OPS. Murphy isn't a fantasy option, even if he wound up getting everyday playing time.
John Ryan Murphy hit a two-run homer and drew two walks in the D'Backs' 6-0 win over the Cubs on Saturday.
Murphy now has three homers on the year. The backstop has some pop in his bat but has little fantasy value outside of being a punt-play at catcher in DFS.
John Ryan Murphy went 2-for-3 with two singles and a sacrifice hit in Saturday's extra-innings loss to the Mariners.
Murphy does not have any fantasy value whatsoever. He is not getting any consistent playing time among Arizona's trio of catchers, and when he is playing he is not hitting well with just a .212 AVG.