Braves: Sean Murphy is already setting franchise records

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Sean Murphy came out of the gate a little sluggish, but if anyone wasn’t sure about what he brings to the table, he’s put all of the concerns to rest in a big way over the last five games. Yesterday, Murphy went 3-for-3 at the plate with two doubles and a homer in the Braves mauling of the Royals. It gives him nine extra-base hits over his last five games, which is the most by any player in franchise history over a five-game stretch since the Braves moved to Atlanta back in 1966.

That’s almost unfathomable, considering all of the fantastic offensive players the Braves have featured over the last 50+ years.

Sean Murphy has come as advertised early in the season, perhaps even better than advertised. He’s elite behind the plate, and he seems to be benefiting offensively from the talent that is around him in the order. Through 12 games, Murphy is hitting .308 and leading the league in slugging at .718. That’s good for a remarkable 1.199 OPS and 214 OPS+, which is 114% better than league average. He’s sure to slow down eventually, but he’s making an early bid for the best catcher in baseball title, and the Braves have him locked up for the next seven seasons. This Alex Anthopoulos guy just doesn’t miss.

Photo: Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire

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