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Daniel Murphy

31-Year-Old Second Baseman – Washington Nationals

2016 Stats

AVG

.344

HR

25

RBI

98

R

81

SB

3

2016 Preseason 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: 222   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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Murphy went 1-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk, two RBI and two runs in Friday's 8-5 victory over the Rockies.

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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 124 514 471 81 162 68 38 5 25 98 3 3 31 50 0 6 6 .344 .387 .605 .992
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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)     1027 4,133 3,825 503 1,129 378 266 25 87 500 60 24 249 490 7 35 17 .295 .338 .446 .784

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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
Aug. 30 @Phi 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .344 .387 .605 .992
Aug. 29 @Phi 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .345 .388 .606 .994
Aug. 28 Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .343 .387 .607 .994
Aug. 27 Col 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .346 .390 .612 1.002
Aug. 26 Col 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .346 .390 .615 1.005
Aug. 25 Bal 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .346 .389 .610 .999
Aug. 24 Bal 5 1 3 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .347 .391 .611 1.002
Aug. 23 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .344 .388 .604 .992
Aug. 22 @Bal 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .347 .392 .610 1.002
Aug. 21 @Atl 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .345 .389 .607 .996
Aug. 20 @Atl 4 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .348 .391 .613 1.004
Aug. 19 @Atl Did not play.
Aug. 18 @Atl 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .344 .386 .604 .990
Aug. 17 @Col 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .348 .388 .610 .998
Aug. 16 @Col 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .348 .388 .611 .999
Aug. 15 @Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .347 .387 .612 .999
Aug. 14 Atl Did not play.
Aug. 13 Atl 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .348 .387 .616 1.003
Aug. 12 Atl 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .348 .388 .610 .998
Aug. 10 Cle 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .346 .385 .607 .992
Aug. 9 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .347 .386 .608 .994
Aug. 7 SF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .350 .390 .615 1.005
Aug. 6 SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .353 .393 .619 1.012
Aug. 5 SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .356 .396 .626 1.022
Aug. 3 @Ari 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .358 .398 .630 1.028
Aug. 2 @Ari 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .356 .395 .623 1.018
Aug. 1 @Ari 3 3 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .355 .395 .626 1.021
Jul. 31 @SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .350 .389 .620 1.009
Jul. 30 @SF Did not play.
Jul. 29 @SF 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .351 .390 .622 1.012
Last 7 Games 29 6 10 2 0 2 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .345 .367 .621 .988
Last 14 Games 52 10 16 4 0 3 11 6 4 0 0 0 1 2 .308 .373 .558 .931
Last 30 Games 101 21 32 7 1 5 23 10 10 0 0 0 1 3 .317 .375 .554 .929

Daniel Murphy: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 19 102 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
2016140176260.329.557.927
201512681110.254.349.633
2014146182113.274.370.695

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163276319723.352.6271.023
20153734813622.290.483.817
20144506174610.293.413.747

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162173310462.346.581.958
2015247217351.251.417.707
2014276374248.250.351.652

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162504715521.344.6281.026
2015252357381.310.480.832
2014320425335.322.447.805
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
2016 31 MAJ WAS 514 471 6% 9.7% 0.62 89% .346 .261
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3-Year Averages     625 584 5.4% 11.7% 0.47 88% .309 .132
Career     4,133 3,825 6% 11.9% 0.51 87% .321 .151

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2016 Stat Review for Daniel Murphy    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.344 AVG
ELITE
89% Contact Rate
ELITE
.346 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.605 SLG
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.261 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.62 BB/K
GREAT
6.0% BB Rate
WEAK
9.7% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.992 OPS
ELITE
.387 OBP
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Daniel Murphy: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Murphy went 3-for-5 with five RBI - four coming on a grand slam - in a loss to Baltimore on Wednesday.

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Murphy is out of the lineup Friday against the Braves, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

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Murphy is out of Sunday's lineup against the Braves, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

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Murphy went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, two runs and a walk in a 8-3 victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

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Murphy (leg) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Diamondbacks, Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

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Murphy (leg) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants, MLB.com's William Ladson reports.

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Murphy (leg) is not in the lineup Saturday against San Francisco, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

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Manager Dusty Baker said Murphy was removed from Friday's game against the Giants for precautionary reasons after his leg "tightened up," Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports.

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Murphy was removed from Friday's game during the sixth inning, Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports.

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Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo shot, his 20th home run of the season, in Wednesday's win over the Indians.

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2016

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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.