|Born: May 2, 1994|
William Penn Murfee (born May 2, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Seattle Mariners organization.
Murfee attended Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. Undrafted out of high school in 2013, Murfree attended Vanderbilt University. Murfee redshirted his freshman season, and played college baseball for the Commodores for three seasons. Murfee was an infielder his first two seasons, before converting to pitching for his final year at Vanderbilt. Murfee transferred to Santa Clara University for his redshirt senior season.
Murfee was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 33rd round, with the 988th overall selection, of the 2018 Major League baseball (MLB) draft.
He spent the 2018 season with the Everett AquaSox, going 3–2 with a 6.55 ERA over 33 innings.
In 2019, he split between the Modesto Nuts, Arkansas Travelers, and Tacoma Rainiers, going a combined 6–5 with a 3.57 ERA and 136 strikeouts over 113+1⁄3 innings. Murfee received the Mariners 2019 minor league "60 ft., 6-in Club” Award.
After the season, he played for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League. And also, on October 10, 2019, he was selected for the United States national baseball team at the 2019 WBSC Premier 12.