Alex Murphy, a Calvert Hall grad who was VSN’s Baseball Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013, before being drafted by the Baltimore Orioles, is off to a solid start this summer with the Aberdeen Ironbirds, the Orioles’ short-season Class A affiliate in the New York-Penn League.
In 27 games, Murphy is batting .255 in 98 at bats for the Ironbirds. Murphy has 25 base hits with four doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI. He has also scored 11 runs and posted a .324 on base percentage. Murphy has also appeared in four games for the Salisbury Shorebirds, where he collected three hits, with a double and one RBI.
Murphy, a catcher, is making solid strides with his development. Following the 2013 season in which he led Calvert Hall to the MIAA A Conference title, Murphy was drafted by the Orioles and elected to sign with the team rather than go to Wake Forest where he previously had accepted a scholarship offer.
Murphy was assigned to the Orioles’ rookie-league affiliate int he Gulf Coast League. In 31 games, Murphy batted just .231, with seven doubles, a triple and a home run. He scored 11 runs and drove in nine.