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Daniel Murphy

29-Year-Old Second Baseman – New York Mets

2014 Stats

AVG

.298

HR

0

RBI

5

R

8

SB

2

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 adver...

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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 one-year, $5.7 million contract with the Mets in January of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 14, 2014  –  Daniel Murphy News

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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 13 60 57 8 17 3 3 0 0 5 2 0 2 10 0 1 0 .298 .317 .351 .668
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Daniel Murphy
3-Year Averages MAJ   142 576 540 67 159 46 35 3 8 64 12 3 30 73 1 3 2 .294 .332 .415 .747
Career  (View All) MAJ   643 2499 2316 295 672 211 156 16 39 277 44 14 150 326 7 19 7 .290 .333 .422 .755

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher 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
Apr. 16 @Ari 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .298 .317 .351 .668
Apr. 15 @Ari 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .309 .346 .655
Apr. 14 @Ari 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .277 .300 .340 .640
Apr. 13 @LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .289 .302 .591
Apr. 12 @LAA 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .310 .325 .635
Apr. 11 @LAA 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .371 .394 .765
Apr. 10 @Atl 4 2 3 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .321 .367 .393 .760
Apr. 9 @Atl 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .280 .292 .572
Apr. 8 @Atl 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .286 .250 .536
Apr. 6 Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .313 .267 .580
Apr. 5 Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .417 .364 .781
Apr. 4 Cin 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .429 .500 .429 .929
Apr. 3 Was 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .500 .333 .833
Apr. 2 Was Did not play.
Mar. 31 Was Did not play.
Last 7 Days 33 7 11 2 0 0 5 1 6 2 0 0 1 0 .333 .343 .394 .737
Last 14 Days 57 8 17 3 0 0 5 2 10 2 0 0 1 3 .298 .317 .351 .668
Last 30 Days 57 8 17 3 0 0 5 2 10 2 0 0 1 3 .298 .317 .351 .668

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Daniel Murphy: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 13
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
2013216191196.273.324.616
2012187171250.283.369.680
20118782160.299.437.755

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201344273125917.292.459.790
20123844554010.294.419.761
2011304414335.326.451.825

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133203663412.263.381.679
2012273291326.322.440.800
2011179212172.313.413.776

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133385674411.308.447.785
2012298335334.262.369.674
2011212284323.325.476.838
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 60 57 3.3% 16.7% 0.20 82% .362 .053
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Daniel Murphy
3-Year Averages MAJ   576 540 5.2% 12.7% 0.41 86% .329 .121
Career MAJ   2499 2316 6% 13% 0.46 86% .324 .132

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

Contact

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.298 AVG
GREAT
82% Contact Rate
GOOD
.362 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.351 SLG
POOR
.053 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.20 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.3% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
16.7% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.668 OPS
POOR
.317 OBP
WEAK

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

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Vance Worley PIT 17 12 0 3 2 1 0 .706 .941 1.678
Adam Wainwright STL 11 6 0 2 1 0 0 .545 .909 1.492
Sean Burnett ANA 8 4 0 2 0 0 0 .500 .875 1.431
Aaron Harang ATL 14 6 1 5 0 3 1 .429 .929 1.357
Ross Ohlendorf WAS 10 6 0 3 1 0 1 .600 .700 1.336
Anibal Sanchez DET 10 5 0 1 0 1 0 .500 .800 1.300
Wade LeBlanc ANA 11 5 1 1 0 0 0 .455 .727 1.182
Ryan Vogelsong SF 8 4 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .625 1.181
Tommy Hanson CHI-A 17 8 0 0 0 3 0 .471 .706 1.176
Josh Collmenter AZ 9 4 0 0 0 1 0 .444 .667 1.167

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

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Charlie Morton PIT 13 2 0 0 0 1 1 .154 .154 .308
Matt Belisle COL 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .143 .286
Jhoulys Chacin COL 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 .143 .143 .268
Javier Lopez SF 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 .143 .143 .268
Tyler Chatwood COL 8 1 0 0 0 2 1 .125 .125 .250
Ross Detwiler WAS 11 1 0 2 0 4 0 .091 .091 .182
Huston Street SD 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Phil Hughes MIN 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Craig Kimbrel ATL 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Kyle Lohse MIL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Murphy went 3-for-4, driving in three runs while scoring twice, in the Mets' 6-4 win over the Braves on Thursday.

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Murphy made his season debut Thursday against the Nats, going 1-for-3 at the dish with a single and a run scored. However, he made two errors in the field.

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Murphy (personal) is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Nationals.

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Murphy was placed on the paternity list Wednesday, ESPN.com's Adam Rubin reports.

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Murphy is slated to go on paternity leave due to the birth of his son Monday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

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Murphy (right leg) won't play Monday, though it's not due to his leg woes; rather, his wife is in labor, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

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Murphy (lower leg) increased his workload during the final week of spring games and carried a five-game hitting streak to close out the exhibition season.

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Murphy (right leg) won't play Saturday but did some running at the Mets' complex, Newsday's Marc Craig reports.

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Murphy is out of Thursday's lineup due to a right leg injury that he sustained recently, ESPN New York reports.

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Murphy, who banged up his right shin sliding in his 2014 spring training debut Friday and had sat out since then, resumed outdoor baseball activities Tuesday, ESPN New York reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.