Luke Murphy - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#50 Luke Murphy


Class Junior
Height 6'5"
Weight 190
Hometown Cross Plains, Tenn.
High School East Robertson

Head coach Tim Corbin on Murphy: “Like his family members, Luke had a strong desire to be at Vanderbilt as a kid. We are the beneficiaries of his love for this University and his strong baseball abilities. There are not many kids that possess the overall arm talent that Luke has. Over the last year, he has been able to harness his pitch package and really hone in on his overall development on the mound. He is improving daily. Luke loves the team environment.”

Student-Athlete Features — Fastball of Luke
The Tennessean – Cousins Luke and Grayson Murphy pushed each other in sports

As a Junior (2021)
• Selected by the Los Angeles Angels with the 110th pick in the fourth round of the 2021 MLB Draft
• Tied for the team lead in saves with nine on the campaign
• Made 28 appearances, which ranked second on the squad, totaling 41.1 innings of work
• Recorded 61 strikeouts, marking the most of the Commodore relievers
• Retired three via the punchout in 1.0 inning of work against Wright State in Game 2 (Feb. 20)
• Recorded his first win of the season in the final series of the regular season versus Kentucky (May 20), striking out four and allowing a hit in 2.0 innings of work
• Struck out a season-high six Ks in the May 26 victory over Ole Miss – in 3.1 innings of work, he only allowed one run on two hits
• Etched at least one punchout in all but two appearances
• Threw a career-long 3.2 innings in the 11-inning, Regional-clinching win over Georgia Tech
• Struck out four, walked one and allowed a hit while allowing two runs
• Pitched a perfect inning in Game 1 of the NCAA Super Regional versus East Carolina

As a Sophomore (2020)

  • Season canceled due to coronavirus outbreak
  • SEC’s 32nd-best 2021 MLB Draft prospect by D1Baseball
  • Made four relief appearances
  • Recorded at least one strikeout in three appearances
  • Tossed a scoreless frame, fanning two vs. Central Arkansas (March 3)

As a Freshman (2019)

  • Did not appear in a game after undergoing Tommy John surgery

The Murphy File:

  • Product of East Robertson High School (Cross Plains, Tenn.)
  • Also lettered four years in basketball and one in golf
  • Tennessee’s No. 4 right-handed pitcher in class of 2018 (Perfect Game)
  • Tennessee’s No. 8 overall player in the class of 2018 (Perfect Game)
  • 2018 Rawlings/Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American
  • 2018 Southeast – All Region 1st Team
  • 2018 District 9A MVP and 2018 All-USA Second Team
  • Three-time all-country honoree
  • 2018 Robertson County Player of the Year
  • Two-year baseball team captain (junior and senior year)
  • Two-year basketball team captain (junior and senior year)
  • American studies major
  • Son of Neil and Phonna
  • Brother to Lane
  • Father, Neil played baseball at Austin Peay
  • Cousin, Will Clinard, was a three-time letter winner for Vanderbilt baseball from 2010-12
  • Uncle, Seth Massey, played baseball at Austin Peay