Pitching Prospect Shea Murray Offers Some Unique Workout Ideas in a Two-Part Video

Yesterday we looked at the daily routine for Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Brad Case. Shortly after I wrote up the article for Case, I saw a video that was posted by another pitching prospect for the Pirates. Shea Murray shared his daily workout routine in video form on Tuesday night and you have to see and hear it for yourself.

As of late last night, it had over 26,000 views. I talked to Murray after seeing the video and asked if he was planning on posting another video. One of his comments on the video was a promise that leg workouts would be posted on Wednesday. At the time he said that the leg workout comment was more of a joke, but once the first video took off, he was seriously considering a second video. Here’s that second video.

A little background on the first video. Murray was trying to do something fun while staying active and attempting to avoid the television most of the day. After posting the second video last night, I talked to him again about the idea behind the workout videos.

“The biggest thing is searching for ways to stay outside and stay in the sunlight,” Murray said. “It can be a dangerous slope to get on if you’re sitting around inside all day. It really started because I was genuinely looking for ways to move weight because the gyms are all closed! Obviously the videos are more of a caricature of what I’ve actually been doing, but they are certainly based in legitimacy! Honestly, I was most worried people were going to take them overly seriously. I like to keep it light in general.”

Murray is a legit sleeper prospect in the system. He has very little wear on his arm after barely pitching in college and suffering an elbow injury before he pitched his first game for the Pirates. He had major control issues in 2018, but really turned things around last year, which led to a promotion to Altoona at the end of the season. If he takes another step forward with the control like he did last year, then the Pirates could have a serious bullpen prospect on their hands. He’s 6’6″, with a fastball that can hit 99 MPH and a slider that has a ton of movement and gets a lot of awkward swings.


John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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