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Los Angeles Angels Prospect Luke Murphy Talks with AngelsWin.com


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Photo by: Cristina Byrne-Sternberg/Rocket City Trash Pandas

By Chuck Richter, AngelsWin.com

Luke Murphy spent two seasons in the Vanderbilt Commodores’ bullpen and tied for the team lead with nine saves in 2021. In his final game at Vandy, Murphy pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings in what was a decisive Game 3 of the 2021 College World Series vs. Mississippi State. The Angels loved his high octane arm and took him in the fourth round of their pitching-only 2021 Draft.

Now Murphy's holding score for the Rocket City Trash Pandas and is currently tied for the Double-A lead in holds (12) with teammate Kolton Ingram. 

Murphy's fastball touches 99 mph which also has good riding action up in the zone, in addition to a true swing and miss slider and a changeup that he features to left-handed hitters. Murphy has all the makings of a late inning closer or setup man in the big leagues if he can continue to throw strikes and gain experience in the minors.  

As of today (9/3/2022) Murphy has posted a 2.81 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and a .168 BAA and is a key member of the Trash Panda's bullpen which feature Ben Joyce, Eric Torres, Kolton Ingram and Nick Jones. 

We caught up with Murphy on a recent homestand and talked baseball, the Trash Panda's club and playoff run they're on, in addition to some lighter side content where you'll come to learn a little bit about Murphy's personal side. 

Check out our interview with Luke Murphy below.

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