We are getting very close to the end of this year top prospect list, with just three names remaining to be added to our top 20, including the one we discuss this morning. That name who comes in for our latest spot just barely squeaked by in an extremely close three-person vote, and also made it three straight pitchers to make the list. That would be Chris Murphy, grabbing just 23 percent of the vote to come in at number 18 on our list https://www.baseballstoreonline.com/Alex_Verdugo-218 .Murphy was a bit of an interesting case coming out of high school in that he wasn drafted, but he was a relatively hot commodity among Division I programs. He ended up playing his college ball at the University of San Diego, where he consistently showed off big-time stuff but also control issues. It was the latter that led to him falling in the draft following a junior year in which he pitched to a 3 https://www.baseballstoreonline.com/Pedro_Martinez-271 .50 ERA with over 12 strikeouts per nine innings. Despite those numbers, Boston was able to grab him in the sixth round, and that would immediately pay off.The Red Sox had identified some issues with Murphy in college and were able to get them to be applied immediately, a credit to their development and scouting staffs as well as to the pitcher himself, who has been open to any tweaks. Some mechanical adjustments as well as a concerted effort to be more aggressive when ahead in counts led to him pretty immediately looking like a steal for Boston in that 2019 draft Bill Lee Pillow Cover .