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Daniel Murphy

32-Year-Old Second Baseman – Washington Nationals

2017 Stats

AVG

.337

HR

16

RBI

71

R

62

SB

1

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The adjustments Murphy made at the plate that turned him into a playoff hero in 2015 with the Mets weren't just a short-sample mirage after all. He continued to hit balls harder (career-high 38.2 perc...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 221   DOB: 4/1/1985   BORN: Jacksonville, FL   COLLEGE: Jacksonville   DRAFTED: 13th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Daniel Murphy Contract Information:

Signed a three-year contract with the Nationals in December 2015.

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Daniel Murphy Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 23 AA BIN 95 407 357 56 110 40 26 1 13 67 14 5 39 46 1 7 3 .308 .374 .496 .870
2008 23 AAA NEW 1 5 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
2008 23 MAJ NYM 49 151 131 24 41 14 9 3 2 17 0 2 18 28 0 1 1 .313 .397 .473 .871
2009 24 MAJ NYM 155 556 508 60 135 54 38 4 12 63 4 2 38 69 4 6 0 .266 .313 .427 .741
2010 25 A+ ST. 3 13 11 2 8 2 1 0 1 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .727 .769 1.091 1.860
2010 25 AAA BUF 8 35 34 4 10 4 3 0 1 8 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 .294 .314 .471 .785
2011 26 MAJ NYM 109 423 391 49 125 36 28 2 6 49 5 5 24 42 3 2 3 .320 .362 .448 .810
2012 27 MAJ NYM 156 612 571 62 166 49 40 3 6 65 10 2 36 82 0 4 1 .291 .332 .403 .735
2013 28 MAJ NYM 161 697 658 92 188 55 38 4 13 78 23 3 32 95 0 5 2 .286 .319 .415 .734
2014 29 MAJ NYM 143 642 596 79 172 48 37 2 9 57 13 5 39 86 0 5 2 .289 .332 .403 .735
2015 30 R GUL 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
2015 30 A+ ST. 4 17 15 2 7 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .467 .529 .600 1.129
2015 30 MAJ NYM 130 538 499 56 140 54 38 2 14 73 2 2 31 38 0 6 2 .281 .322 .449 .771
2016 31 MAJ WAS 142 582 531 88 184 77 47 5 25 104 5 3 35 57 0 8 8 .347 .390 .595 .985
2017 32 MAJ WAS 87 377 344 62 116 48 30 2 16 71 1 0 29 38 0 2 2 .337 .390 .576 .966
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3-Year Averages     138 587 542 74 165 59 40 3 16 78 6 3 35 60 0 6 4 .304 .348 .478 .825
Career  (View All)     1132 4,578 4,229 572 1,267 435 305 27 103 577 63 24 282 535 7 39 21 .300 .343 .458 .801

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Daniel Murphy Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 19 @LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .337 .390 .576 .966
Jul. 18 @LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .340 .393 .581 .974
Jul. 17 @Cin 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .344 .397 .588 .985
Jul. 16 @Cin 4 2 3 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .348 .400 .595 .995
Jul. 15 @Cin 4 2 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .343 .396 .574 .970
Jul. 14 @Cin Did not play.
Jul. 9 Atl 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .342 .393 .572 .965
Jul. 8 Atl 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .341 .393 .572 .965
Jul. 7 Atl 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .341 .394 .571 .965
Jul. 6 Atl 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .340 .394 .574 .968
Jul. 4 NYM 5 1 4 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .341 .395 .575 .970
Jul. 3 NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .389 .568 .957
Jul. 2 @StL 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .334 .390 .570 .960
Jul. 1 @StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .334 .387 .569 .956
Jun. 30 @StL 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .336 .389 .573 .962
Jun. 29 ChC 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .336 .389 .572 .961
Jun. 28 ChC 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .339 .391 .578 .969
Jun. 27 ChC 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .340 .393 .572 .965
Jun. 26 ChC 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .340 .392 .574 .966
Jun. 25 Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .342 .393 .576 .969
Jun. 24 Cin 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .343 .395 .580 .975
Jun. 23 Cin 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .344 .399 .581 .980
Jun. 21 @Mia Did not play.
Jun. 20 @Mia 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .346 .399 .575 .974
Jun. 19 @Mia 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .342 .392 .563 .955
Jun. 18 @NYM 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .345 .395 .566 .961
Jun. 17 @NYM 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .346 .397 .567 .964
Jun. 16 @NYM 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .344 .393 .564 .957
Jun. 15 @NYM 5 1 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .344 .390 .563 .953
Jun. 14 Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .339 .385 .554 .939
Last 7 Games 24 6 7 2 0 2 9 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .346 .625 .971
Last 14 Games 49 9 17 6 0 2 16 4 7 0 0 0 1 0 .347 .389 .592 .981
Last 30 Games 106 21 34 13 1 5 28 12 11 0 0 0 1 1 .321 .387 .604 .991

Daniel Murphy: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 85
2016 21 117 1 1
2015 17 69 42 1
2014 1 126 16
2013 7 150
2012 12 138
2011 52 24 28 1 1
2009 101 27 27

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Daniel Murphy Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201769102140.333.536.923
2016155186300.329.548.924
201512681110.254.349.633

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172755214571.338.585.976
20163767019745.354.6141.010
20153734813622.290.483.817

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017161244290.311.472.828
20162523910503.361.591.988
2015247217351.251.417.707

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171833812421.361.6671.085
20162794915542.333.599.982
2015252357381.310.480.832
Daniel Murphy Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 23 AA BIN 407 357 9.6% 11.3% 0.85 87% .318 .188
2008 23 AAA NEW 5 4 20% 0% 0.00 100% .250 .000
2008 23 MAJ NYM 151 131 11.9% 18.5% 0.64 79% .382 .160
2009 24 MAJ NYM 556 508 6.8% 12.4% 0.55 86% .284 .161
2010 25 A+ ST. 13 11 15.4% 0% 0.00 100% .700 .364
2010 25 AAA BUF 35 34 2.9% 5.7% 0.50 94% .290 .177
2011 26 MAJ NYM 423 391 5.7% 9.9% 0.57 89% .345 .128
2012 27 MAJ NYM 612 571 5.9% 13.4% 0.44 86% .329 .112
2013 28 MAJ NYM 697 658 4.6% 13.6% 0.34 86% .315 .129
2014 29 MAJ NYM 642 596 6.1% 13.4% 0.45 86% .322 .114
2015 30 R GUL 2 1 50% 0% 0.00 100% 1.000 .000
2015 30 A+ ST. 17 15 11.8% 0% 0.00 100% .467 .133
2015 30 MAJ NYM 538 499 5.8% 7.1% 0.82 92% .278 .168
2016 31 MAJ WAS 582 531 6% 9.8% 0.61 89% .348 .248
2017 32 MAJ WAS 377 344 7.7% 10.1% 0.76 89% .342 .239
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3-Year Averages     587 542 6% 10.2% 0.58 89% .316 .174
Career     4,578 4,229 6.2% 11.7% 0.53 87% .321 .158

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Daniel Murphy Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 133 2 18 1 0 2 73 0 29 -1 1 0 0
2015 2B 572.3 -5 144 -3 -2 0 322 2 121 -3 -5 5 -3
2015 3B 352 -3 66 -4 0 -3 161 0 95 1 -3 -3 1
2016 1B 151.7 0 17 2 -1 1 94 1 39 1 -2 2 1
2016 2B 1016.3 -13 185 -10 -3 0 495 -3 238 -4 5 -9 -6
2016 3B 9 -2 2 -2 0 -2 9 -2 1 0 0 -2 0
2017 2B 743.7 -17 153 -19 2 0 360 -12 200 -5 8 -8 -19
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B 0 0 1 1 0 2
2015 2B 0 -1 -1 -4 0 -6
2015 3B 2 0 0 -3 0 -1
2016 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 2B 0 1 0 -10 0 -9
2016 3B 0 0 0 -2 0 -2
2017 2B 0 -1 -1 -13 0 -15

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2017 Stat Review for Daniel Murphy    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.76 BB/K
ELITE
7.7% BB Rate
WEAK
10.1% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.966 OPS
ELITE
.390 OBP
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Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.337 AVG
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.342 BABIP
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Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.576 SLG
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.239 ISO
GREAT

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Daniel Murphy: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Murphy is out of the lineup for Friday's series opener against Cincinnati, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Murphy went 4-for-5 with a double, five RBI and a run against the Mets on Tuesday.

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Murphy is out of the lineup Monday against the Mets, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

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Murphy went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Friday against the Reds.

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Murphy is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

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Murphy went 2-for-3 with two walks, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday's 12-3 rout of the Marlins.

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Murphy went 3-for-5 with a triple, two RBI and a run during Thursday's win over the Mets.

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Murphy is not in the lineup Thursday against the Orioles, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

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Murphy went 4-for-6 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Friday's 13-3 rout of the A's.

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Murphy went 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Giants.

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Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Monday's win over the Giants.

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Murphy (illness) is batting fifth and playing second base Monday against the Giants, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

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Murphy (illness) flied out as a pinch hitter in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Murphy's torrid run at the plate during the postseason, which featured a home run in six consecutive games, will be recalled every October for years to come. Hamstring and quad injuries slowed Murphy in the first half and likely factored into his significant reduction in stolen-base attempts, but those injuries may have also masked the byproduct of mechanical adjustments Murphy made at the plate with hitting coach Kevin Long. The power surge in October was preceded by a strong second half (.284/.313/.490, nine homers), and an overall career-best strikeout rate (7.1 percent). In addition to the possibility that his new swing and approach have allowed him to tap into additional pop on a regular basis, getting out of Citi Field for half of his games may lead an increase in overall production, as Murphy has posted a .255/.297/.382 line at home over the past three seasons compared to a .313/.349/.456 line on the road.

2015

The epitome of the non-sexy sexy fantasy baseball player. Over the past two seasons, only two second baseman have hit at least .280 while scoring 75-plus runs and driving in at least 50: Robinson Cano and Daniel Murphy. Murphy is a high-contact batter that uses that ability to get on base more so than walking. His BABIP has been over .315 each of the past four seasons, allowing him to consistently hit for a high average. The steals dropped from 23 to 13 last season, but Murphy is still a double-double threat in that area to go along with the high average and runs. He is a 3.75 category player and the Mets are bringing in the fences in right field, which should give Murphy a boost in the power department. Last season, he out-earned the like of Ben Zobrist, Dustin Pedroia, Matt Carpenter & Chase Utley and was drafted later than all of them in most leagues. Stop undervaluing this guy already.

2014

Murphy set career highs in runs, runs batted in and stolen bases, capped by a big September, and had another solid season at the plate. The main negative was a sharp drop in his walk rate, which adversely impacted his on-base percentage. In addition, his BABIP fell for the second straight year, which caused a slight drop in his batting average. Murphy has become a passable second baseman, but his main value is in his offense and durability. Now arbitration-eligible, there is a growing chance that the Mets will shop Murphy's services.

2013

Murphy finally settled in at a primary position last season, logging 138 games at second base despite grading out as one of the weaker regulars at the keystone (-9.0 UZR). Offensively, little changed in Murphy's numbers as he walked at the same six-percent clip as he did in 2011 while maintaining a steady contact rate (84 percent). Now 28, it is hard to envision significantly more power coming from him as he slugged just .403 last season. Further, Murphy has not shown progress against left-handed pitching, and remains susceptible to being platooned at second base if the Mets can find someone to complement his splits (.294/.341/.419 vs. RHP, .283/.311/.369 vs. LHP).

2012

Murphy, who suffered a "high-grade" MCL tear in his right knee that sidelined him for the year in July 2010, had a brilliant spring training to break camp with the Mets. He opened the year hitting, forcing the Mets to dump Brad Emaus and make him an everyday player. Murphy saw action at first and third, but settled in as the starting second baseman. However, he suffered an MCL tear for the second straight year, this time to his left knee. Murphy still struggles with mental mistakes and a lack of baseball instincts, but he is penciled in as the starting second baseman and occasional leadoff hitter. Don't expect much power, but Murphy should post a solid batting average with lots of doubles and a good on-base percentage if healthy.

2011

Murphy, who failed to meet the hype in 2009, was battling Mike Jacobs to open 2010 as the Mets' first baseman before spraining his right MCL late in camp. Once he returned to action in the minors, Ike Davis was set as the team's first baseman, so Murphy was to be groomed as a utility player. In his first start at second base, Murphy suffered a "high-grade" MCL tear in his right knee that sidelined him for the year. Murphy had a big winter league season playing second base before getting shut down with a slightly strained left hamstring but is expected to be healthy for spring training, where he will contend to open the year as the starter at second.

2010

Murphy, the Mets' Golden Boy entering 2009, got off to a strong start with a home run on Opening Day, but it was mainly downhill from there. His fielding struggles while trying to play left field impacted his confidence at the plate, landing him on the bench. Murphy was shifted to first base with Carlos Delgado out. After bottoming out at .234 in mid-June, Murphy hit .281 to finish at .262 and looked extremely comfortable defensively at first base. His role in 2010 will depend on what the Mets do in free agency; if the team adds a big bat in left, Murphy could remain the starter at first, but the more likely scenario has him platooning with a right-handed bat at the position.

2009

Murphy exploded out of the chute at Double-A Binghamton and made a brief pit stop at Triple-A before being promoted to the Mets in early August. The knock on Murphy in his career has been his defense, as he played third in the minors before seeing time at second and ended up playing left in the majors. His bat looked major league ready in a 131 at-bat trial, so one possible role for him in 2009 is that of a super-utility player similar to Tony Phillips early in his career, enabling the Mets to find a regular position for him over time. Murphy injured his forearm in the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars game and then suffered a Grade 2 strain of the right hamstring, but he is expected to be ready for spring training, where he is slated to platoon in left with Fernando Tatis, though that will depend on what the Mets do in free agency.