Owen Murphy is having an interesting first full season of pro ball down on the farm. The 2022 first rounder is striking out upwards of 12 batters per 9 innings, but he’s walking a bit too many for comfort and allowing his fair share of home runs, so his FIP is only a solid but unspectacular 3.76, although much better than his 4.71 ERA. While I’m inclined to be more encouraged about the strikeout numbers than concerned by anything else, Murphy is showing a bit more upside than I expected to see from the high school arm that was described as high-floor (as much as a prep arm can be), even if he was also described as analytically friendly at the same time as he is showing some of the wrinkles you would expect from a prep arm.
Eddie Rosario played the hero in a thriller of a win over the Giants.
Owen Murphy had another outing with a lot of strikeouts but suboptimal run prevention.
Tony Gonsolin appears to be out for the season as he is hitting the IL with an elbow injury.