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Daniel Murphy

30-Year-Old Second Baseman – Washington Nationals

2015 Stats

AVG

.281

HR

14

RBI

73

R

56

SB

2

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 215   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
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3-Year Averages     144 625 584 75 166 51 37 2 12 69 12 3 34 73 0 5 2 .284 .323 .416 .739
Career  (View All)     903 3,619 3,354 422 967 310 228 20 62 402 57 21 218 440 7 29 11 .288 .331 .424 .755

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

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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
Oct. 4 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .322 .449 .771
Oct. 3 @NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .324 .453 .777
Oct. 3 @NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .325 .453 .778
Oct. 2 @NYM Did not play.
Oct. 1 @Atl Did not play.
Sep. 30 @Atl 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .325 .455 .780
Sep. 29 @Atl 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .326 .452 .778
Sep. 28 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 27 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 26 Phi 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .328 .454 .782
Sep. 25 Phi 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .325 .452 .777
Sep. 24 Bal 5 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .324 .449 .773
Sep. 23 Bal 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .321 .443 .764
Sep. 22 Bal 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .321 .438 .759
Sep. 21 Bal 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .320 .434 .754
Sep. 20 Mia 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .275 .318 .431 .749
Sep. 19 Mia 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .318 .430 .748
Sep. 18 Mia 4 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .316 .431 .747
Sep. 17 Mia Did not play.
Sep. 16 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 15 @Phi 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .315 .419 .734
Sep. 14 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Mia 5 1 1 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .318 .424 .742
Sep. 12 @Mia 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .318 .420 .738
Sep. 11 @Mia 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .317 .415 .732
Sep. 9 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .317 .416 .733
Sep. 8 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .319 .420 .739
Sep. 7 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .278 .321 .424 .745
Sep. 6 Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .324 .429 .753
Sep. 5 Atl Did not play.
Last 7 Days 19 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .158 .316 .474
Last 14 Days 40 9 13 4 1 2 6 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 .325 .333 .625 .958
Last 30 Days 86 13 24 7 2 4 15 4 6 0 0 0 1 1 .279 .308 .547 .855

Daniel Murphy: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
201512681110.254.349.633
2014146182113.274.370.695
2013216191196.273.324.616

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20153734813622.290.483.817
20144506174610.293.413.747
201344273125917.292.459.790

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015247217351.251.417.707
2014276374248.250.351.652
20133203663412.263.381.679

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015252357381.310.480.832
2014320425335.322.447.805
20133385674411.308.447.785
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% .326 .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% .386 .160
2009 24 MAJ NYM 556 508 6.8% 12.4% 0.55 86% .288 .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% .347 .128
2012 27 MAJ NYM 612 571 5.9% 13.4% 0.44 86% .331 .112
2013 28 MAJ NYM 697 658 4.6% 13.6% 0.34 86% .318 .129
2014 29 MAJ NYM 642 596 6.1% 13.4% 0.45 86% .325 .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% .282 .168
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3-Year Averages     625 584 5.4% 11.7% 0.47 88% .309 .132
Career     3,619 3,354 6% 12.2% 0.50 87% .317 .136

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2015 Stat Review for Daniel Murphy    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.281 AVG
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92% Contact Rate
ELITE
.282 BABIP
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Power

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.449 SLG
GOOD
.168 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

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0.82 BB/K
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5.8% BB Rate
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7.1% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

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.771 OPS
GOOD
.322 OBP
WEAK

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Daniel Murphy

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

Murphy declined his qualifying offer from the Mets on Friday and will remain a free agent, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

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Murphy, as expected, was given a $15.8 million qualifying offer by the Mets, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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Murphy will receive the $15.8-million qualifying offer once the postseason comes to a conclusion, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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Murphy set a new MLB postseason record by homering in his sixth consecutive game as the Mets completed an NLCS sweep of the Cubs on Wednesday. He didn't stop there, going 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs.

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Murphy did it again, homering for the fourth straight postseason game Sunday against the Cubs.

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Murphy went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in the Mets' Game 1 win over the Dodgers on Friday.

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Murphy is out of the lineup Thursday against the Phillies.

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Murphy went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer against the Phillies on Wednesday.

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Murphy is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports.

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Murphy went 3-for-5 with a triple and two runs against the Reds on Thursday.

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Murphy is out of the lineup Wednesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.