5 - Taylor Murphy
Taylor Murphy
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
Year: So.
Hometown: Solana Beach, Calif.
High School: Torrey Pines
Position: 3B

Freshman (2012):
Started 38 games and appeared in 47 in the outfield, at second base, third base and designated hitter. Hit .232 on the year with a .308 on base percentage. Posted six doubles and a triple with 14 runs batted in and 21 runs scored. His 21 runs scored was fifth on the team. Tallied six multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games. Went four-for-five with two runs batted in and two runs scored at Sacramento State (Feb. 28). Tripled and drove in a run as part of a two-hit day against UC Riverside (May 11). Put together a 6-for-13 series against Brown (March 24-26) with three runs batted in and six runs scored.

High School:
Drafted out of high school by the San Diego Padres (40th round, 1223 overall). Hit .345 as a senior with a .394 on-base percentage. Collected 10 doubles with a pair of home runs and 24 runs batted in. Posted 18 walks against just three strikeouts in 37 games played (one strikeout for every  44 at bats). Stole six bases in eight attempts. Hit .420 in league play and playoffs. As a junior put up a .286 batting average with with four doubles and a .377 on-base percentage.

Personal:
Taylor John Murphy... Son of John and Heidi Murphy. Has older sister Ashley and younger sister Mallory. Cousin of Arizona Diamondbacks’ infield Geoff Blum, a 13-year MLB veteran. Majoring in Business Administration