For years we have been hearing about the catching prospects that were supposed to make the Yankees set at the position for the future. Except Jesus Montero was traded (and has been a bust in Seattle), Austin Romine hasn’t hit enough to stick in the big leagues, and Gary Sanchez is still only 21-years-old, even if it seems he’s been in the organization for a decade.
Now along comes John Ryan Murphy, the one catching prospect who didn’t get much hype, making a splash on Saturday with three RBI and his first major-league home run,
Although Murphy is nothing but a backup since the team signed Brian McCann to a five-year deal, he has opened some eyes around the Yankees, and scouts from other organizations say he has the all-around game to be a capable starting catcher in the big leagues.
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