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Myers brushes off comparisons to Murphy


PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Prized phenom Wil Myers has grown accustomed to being compared to former Braves outfielder Dale Murphy.

Myers' lanky frame and the fact that he changed from catcher to outfield made the comparisons inevitable, as did the fact that Myers actually resembles Murphy somewhat facially.

Myers acknowledged that he knew who Murphy was, but that was about it. He's never seen any highlights of Murphy playing nor has he met him.

Myers smiled when asked if he had any interest in watching films of Murphy to get an idea about whom he was being compared to.

"No, not really," Myers said.

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