Penn Murfee
Seattle Mariners
Pitcher
Born: (1994-05-02) May 2, 1994 (age 27)
Nashville, Tennessee
Bats: Right
Throws: Right

William Penn Murfee (born May 2, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Seattle Mariners organization.

Career

Amateur career

Murfee attended Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee.[1] Undrafted out of high school in 2013, Murfree attended Vanderbilt University.[2] Murfee redshirted his freshman season, and played college baseball for the Commodores for three seasons.[2] Murfee was an infielder his first two seasons, before converting to pitching for his final year at Vanderbilt.[1] Murfee transferred to Santa Clara University for his redshirt senior season.[2]

Seattle Mariners

Murfee was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 33rd round, with the 988th overall selection, of the 2018 Major League baseball (MLB) draft.[3]

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+13 innings.[4] Murfee received the Mariners 2019 minor league "60 ft., 6-in Club” Award.[5]

After the season, he played for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League.[6] And also, on October 10, 2019, he was selected for the United States national baseball team at the 2019 WBSC Premier 12.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b Ben Weinrib (August 29, 2019). "MLB fall league taps three ex-Vandy players". NashvillePost.com. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "PennMurfee bio". Santa Clara University. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Tom Kreager and Erik Bacharach (June 4, 2018). "2018 MLB draft: Who has been selected with Tennessee connections". The Tennessean. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  4. ^ Emily Waldon (October 25, 2019). "Five standouts to watch from each team in the Arizona Fall League's West Division". The Athletic. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  5. ^ Greg Johns (September 27, 2019). "Kelenic receives Griffey honor during Seattle visit". MLB.com. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  6. ^ Mike Rosenbaum (October 9, 2019). "Murfee earns AFL Pitcher of the Week honors". MLB.com. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  7. ^ Kyle Glaser (October 25, 2019). "Bobby Dalbec Brings The Power For Team USA". Baseball America. Retrieved November 12, 2019.