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David Murphy

32-Year-Old Outfielder – Cleveland Indians

2014 Stats

AVG

.288

HR

2

RBI

15

R

8

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Murphy had his worst season as a lineup regular in 2013, hitting just .220 with 13 homers in nearly 500 at-bats. A three-year streak of 10-plus steals came to an abrupt end as well, as he was just 1-f...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 210   DOB: 10/18/1981   BORN: Houston, TX   COLLEGE: Baylor   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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David Murphy Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Indians in November 2013. Deal includes a club option for a third year.

April 23, 2014  –  David Murphy News

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David 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
2004 22 A Sar 73 297 272 35 71 15 11 0 4 38 3 5 25 46 0 0 0 .261 .323 .346 .669
2005 23 AA POR 135 535 484 71 132 43 25 4 14 75 12 6 46 83 1 3 1 .273 .335 .428 .763
2006 24 AA POR 42 184 172 22 47 21 17 1 3 25 4 2 11 29 0 1 0 .273 .315 .436 .751
2006 24 AAA PAW 84 366 318 45 85 36 23 5 8 44 3 3 45 53 0 3 0 .267 .355 .447 .802
2006 24 MAJ BOS 20 26 22 4 5 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 .227 .346 .409 .755
2007 25 AAA OKL 2 7 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .572
2007 25 AAA PAW 100 444 400 50 112 34 20 5 9 47 8 1 41 68 0 2 1 .280 .347 .423 .770
2007 25 MAJ BOS 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.500 2.000
2007 25 MAJ TEX 43 110 103 16 35 15 12 1 2 14 0 0 7 19 0 0 0 .340 .382 .534 .916
2007  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ BOS/TEX 46 112 105 17 36 16 12 2 2 14 0 0 7 20 0 0 0 .343 .384 .552 .936
2008 26 MAJ TEX 108 454 415 64 114 46 28 3 15 74 7 2 31 70 2 6 0 .275 .321 .465 .786
2009 27 MAJ TEX 128 493 432 61 116 42 24 1 17 57 9 4 49 106 2 9 1 .269 .338 .447 .785
2010 28 MAJ TEX 138 467 419 54 122 40 26 2 12 65 14 2 45 71 0 3 0 .291 .358 .449 .806
2011 29 MAJ TEX 120 440 404 46 111 27 14 2 11 46 11 6 33 61 1 2 0 .275 .328 .401 .729
2012 30 MAJ TEX 147 519 457 65 139 47 29 3 15 61 10 5 54 74 0 4 4 .304 .380 .479 .859
2013 31 MAJ TEX 142 475 436 51 96 40 26 1 13 45 1 4 37 59 0 1 1 .220 .282 .374 .656
2014 32 MAJ CLE 19 67 59 8 17 7 4 1 2 15 0 0 7 8 0 1 0 .288 .358 .492 .850
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for David Murphy
3-Year Averages MAJ   136 476 432 54 115 38 23 2 13 50 7 5 41 64 0 2 1 .266 .330 .419 .749
Career  (View All) MAJ   868 3053 2749 370 756 267 164 15 88 379 52 23 267 473 5 26 6 .275 .338 .442 .779

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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David Murphy Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 23 KC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .358 .492 .850
Apr. 22 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .348 .492 .840
Apr. 21 KC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .355 .509 .864
Apr. 20 Tor 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .356 .519 .875
Apr. 19 Tor 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .364 .521 .885
Apr. 18 Tor 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .346 .522 .868
Apr. 17 @Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .333 .535 .868
Apr. 16 @Det 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .318 .550 .868
Apr. 15 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 13 @CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .325 .595 .920
Apr. 12 @CWS 5 2 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .333 .636 .969
Apr. 11 @CWS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .323 .500 .823
Apr. 10 @CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .300 .500 .800
Apr. 9 SD Did not play.
Apr. 9 SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .333 .560 .893
Apr. 8 SD 3 3 2 1 0 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .375 .636 1.011
Apr. 8 SD Did not play.
Apr. 7 SD Did not play.
Apr. 6 Min 5 0 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .300 .421 .721
Apr. 5 Min 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .133 .143 .276
Apr. 4 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .154 .167 .321
Apr. 2 @Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .222 .250 .472
Apr. 2 @Oak Did not play.
Apr. 1 @Oak Did not play.
Mar. 31 @Oak 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 7 Days 19 1 6 1 0 0 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .435 .368 .803
Last 14 Days 34 4 9 1 1 1 9 6 4 0 0 0 1 0 .265 .366 .441 .807
Last 30 Days 59 8 17 4 1 2 15 7 8 0 0 0 1 0 .288 .358 .492 .850

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David Murphy: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 19 19
2013 129 128 1 10
2012 133 120 2 17 9
2011 109 78 13 32 9
2010 125 74 10 51 1
2009 112 104 1 10 11

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David Murphy Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20131038191.223.291.562
2012755060.347.440.845
201110712052.215.234.507

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133334312360.219.399.685
201238260155510.296.487.862
20112973411419.296.461.809

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013214319261.243.435.735
2012224367296.335.513.917
2011194318315.278.459.783

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013222204190.198.315.580
2012233298324.275.446.803
2011210153156.271.348.679
David 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
2004 22 A Sar 297 272 8.4% 15.5% 0.54 83% .302 .085
2005 23 AA POR 535 484 8.6% 15.5% 0.55 83% .305 .155
2006 24 AA POR 184 172 6% 15.8% 0.38 83% .314 .163
2006 24 AAA PAW 366 318 12.3% 14.5% 0.85 83% .300 .180
2006 24 MAJ BOS 26 22 15.4% 15.4% 1.00 82% .235 .182
2007 25 AAA OKL 7 7 0% 42.9% 0.00 57% .500 .000
2007 25 AAA PAW 444 400 9.2% 15.3% 0.60 83% .319 .143
2007 25 MAJ BOS 2 2 0% 50% 0.00 50% 1.000 1.000
2007 25 MAJ TEX 110 103 6.4% 17.3% 0.37 82% .402 .194
2007  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ BOS/TEX 112 105 6.3% 17.9% 0.35 81% .410 .209
2008 26 MAJ TEX 454 415 6.8% 15.4% 0.44 83% .300 .190
2009 27 MAJ TEX 493 432 9.9% 21.5% 0.46 75% .320 .178
2010 28 MAJ TEX 467 419 9.6% 15.2% 0.63 83% .327 .158
2011 29 MAJ TEX 440 404 7.5% 13.9% 0.54 85% .301 .126
2012 30 MAJ TEX 519 457 10.4% 14.3% 0.73 84% .337 .175
2013 31 MAJ TEX 475 436 7.8% 12.4% 0.63 86% .228 .154
2014 32 MAJ CLE 67 59 10.4% 11.9% 0.88 86% .306 .204
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for David Murphy
3-Year Averages MAJ   476 432 8.6% 13.4% 0.64 85% .287 .153
Career MAJ   3053 2749 8.7% 15.5% 0.56 83% .305 .167

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2014 Stat Review for David Murphy    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.288 AVG
GOOD
86% Contact Rate
GREAT
.306 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.492 SLG
GREAT
.204 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.88 BB/K
ELITE
10.4% BB Rate
GOOD
11.9% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.850 OPS
GREAT
.358 OBP
GREAT

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for David Murphy (by OPS, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jordan Lyles COL 7 4 2 6 4 0 1 .571 1.429 2.156
Clay Buchholz BOS 11 8 1 2 1 0 1 .727 1.182 1.932
Sean O'Sullivan PHI 8 3 3 3 0 0 0 .375 1.500 1.875
Edgar Gonzalez CIN 10 7 1 3 0 0 0 .700 1.100 1.800
Edwin Jackson CHI-N 8 4 1 1 5 1 0 .500 1.000 1.692
Boone Logan COL 7 4 0 1 0 1 0 .571 1.000 1.571
Wandy Rodriguez PIT 7 3 1 1 0 2 0 .429 1.143 1.571
Vin Mazzaro PIT 10 3 2 4 1 1 0 .300 1.000 1.364
Tyson Ross SD 7 3 1 3 1 1 0 .429 .857 1.357
Brian Matusz BAL 10 5 1 3 1 3 0 .500 .800 1.345

Worst Matchups for David Murphy (by OPS, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Glen Perkins MIN 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .143 .286
Tom Wilhelmsen SEA 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286
Joakim Soria TEX 7 1 0 0 0 2 0 .143 .143 .286
Hiroki Kuroda NY-A 15 2 0 0 0 2 0 .133 .133 .267
Jason Vargas KC 22 2 0 0 2 5 0 .091 .091 .258
Brett Cecil TOR 8 1 0 0 0 3 0 .125 .125 .250
Tim Collins KC 8 1 0 1 0 2 1 .125 .125 .250
Greg Smith PHI 9 1 0 1 0 2 0 .111 .111 .222
Brandon League LA 11 1 0 1 0 0 0 .091 .091 .182
Carlos Villanueva CHI-N 12 1 0 0 0 2 0 .083 .083 .167

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

Murphy is not in the lineup Friday against the White Sox

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Murphy isn't in the Indians' lineup for the second contest of Wednesday's doubleheader versus the Padres.

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Murphy drove in four runs and collected his first homer of the season Tuesday.

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Murphy collected four hits and drove in a run Sunday.

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Murphy will play right field and bat seventh in the second half of Wednesday's doubleheader, the Indians' official Twitter feed reports.

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The Indians are confident that Murphy, who is hitting .139 in 39 at-bats this spring, will be ready when Opening Day rolls around, MLB.com reports. "Whether it's today, Opening Day, a month, he'll find it," manager Terry Francona said. "He's a good hitter. We're trying to help him along a little bit, just by getting him some extra at-bats. He welcomes it, which helps."

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Murphy (elbow) will start in right field in Wednesday's spring game.

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Murphy is dealing with elbow soreness, which is why he has been in the lineup as a DH for the past few spring games, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

It happens every March. Murphy is seemigly buried on the depth chart, destined for a reserve outfielder role, and yet he ends up with 400-plus at-bats by the time October comes calling. It was much the same again last year, and you can all but mark him down for 15 homers, 55 RBI, 50 runs and 10 steals every year. There are far worse endgame options should it progress to that point, and the only concern here would be a move to the outfield for Ian Kinsler or the acquisition of a bigger ticket corner outfielder.

2012

Murphy starts every year as the fourth outfielder and ends the season with 120 games and 400 at-bats under his belt, invariably aided by injuries to Nelson Cruz and Josh Hamilton. He didn't hit for much power or average this season, though he still managed a roto-friendly 11 homers, 11 steals and 46 RBI that likely far outpaced his cost back in March. He's a favorite of manager Ron Washington, though a possible permanent shift of Hamilton to left field (with Leonys Martin manning center field) would seem to cut into Murphy's playing time to some extent, but he'll get his at-bats somewhere.

2011

Murphy begins every spring training without a spot in the everyday lineup but ends up with 400-plus at-bats by the end of the year. He's a cheap source of 15 homers, 60 RBI and a .280 average, and he'll get his 400 at-bats again despite an apparent lack of available at-bats when March rolls around. To sweeten the pot, Murphy went 14-for-16 on stolen base attempts last season and his part-time role should be significant as long as the Rangers have a mix of injury-prone corner outfielders and an uncertain option in center field with Julio Borbon.

2010

Murphy began the year buried on the bench and went hitless in his first 21 at-bats. He got back in the lineup with Josh Hamilton limited by injury, and posted a decent season when all was said and done. He'll find himself getting regular at-bats with the offseason departure of Hank Blalock and Andruw Jones, plus the departure of Marlon Byrd via free agency. He's a good bet to approach 20 homers and 70 RBI in an expanded role, though his value takes a small hit in leagues that use OBP and slugging as scoring categories.

2009

Murphy missed the final two months of the season with a knee injury suffered in a home plate collision, but still managed a respectable fantasy line. He tailed off a bit (.239/.265/.435 in June, .238/.315/.438 in July), but he's a favorite of Ron Washington, which should result in a semi-regular reserve role at a minimum. There's a platoon possibility with Marlon Byrd if Nelson Cruz earns regular playing time in the spring and Hank Blalock is limited to DH duties.

2008

Murphy made a good impression with his new club, hitting a robust .343/.384/.552 in 105 at-bats after being acquired from Boston in the Eric Gagne trade, but a truer reflection of his skills are found in his Triple-A numbers (.280/.347/.423, 41 walks in 400 at-bats). He'll get a look at earning an everyday lineup spot in the spring with Texas' lack of decent outfielders, but don't get fooled here looking strictly at his numbers for Texas.

2007

Murphy finally reached the show in 2006, getting some September at-bats for Boston. His batting average and power numbers dropped through stops at Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket, but he still possesses an excellent swing and shows good patience at the plate. The club would like to see him develop more power. Though he came up as a center fielder, he'll probably be a corner outfielder for the Red Sox, who are high on center field prospect Jacoby Ellsbury and still have Coco Crisp at the major league level. He could stick with Boston as a left-handed bat off the bench and fifth outfielder.

2006

Murphy finally started to show why he was taken in the first round in the 2003 draft. A lackluster 2004 carried over into the beginning of 2005 when he was hitting as low as .207 on June 7, however he salvaged the season by hitting .310 (75-for-242) in the final 66 games, including a .379 (39-for-103) July, and won the organization's minor league defensive player of the year award (four errors in 131 games). His power stroke started to develop and he improved in every major offensive category. He'll likely begin the 2006 season in Triple-A.

2005

Murphy, 23, was Boston's first-round pick in 2003. He has all the ancillary skills -- leadership, patience at the plate, a good attitude -- but is still behind offensively. You can blame injuries for keeping his stats down in 2004, but he only hit four homers in 290 at-bats. Injured or not, we expect more from an outfielder. We and the club are anxious to see how he responds in 2005.

2004

Murphy, Boston's No. 1 pick in 2003, moved quickly to High-A Sarasota after hitting well at short season Lowell. He struggled at the higher level, but the club is pleased with his progress. He didn't show much extra-base power at either level, but he's still developing.