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Daniel Murphy

30-Year-Old Second Baseman – New York Mets

2015 Stats

AVG

.282

HR

10

RBI

58

R

43

SB

2

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Quadriceps
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:

Agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal with the Mets in January 2015, avoiding arbitration.

September 3, 2015  –  Daniel Murphy News

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Murphy is considered day-to-day with a mild left quad strain, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.

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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 107 446 412 43 116 41 31 0 10 58 2 2 27 32 0 5 2 .282 .325 .430 .755
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3-Year Averages     153 648 608 77 175 50 38 3 9 66 15 3 35 87 0 4 1 .288 .326 .405 .730
Career  (View All)     880 3,527 3,267 409 943 297 221 18 58 387 57 21 214 434 7 28 11 .289 .332 .421 .752

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
Sep. 2 Phi 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .325 .430 .755
Sep. 1 Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280 .324 .427 .751
Aug. 31 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .325 .429 .754
Aug. 30 Bos 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .283 .327 .432 .759
Aug. 29 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .328 .434 .762
Aug. 28 Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .331 .438 .769
Aug. 27 @Phi 6 1 3 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .332 .439 .771
Aug. 26 @Phi 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .284 .328 .436 .764
Aug. 25 @Phi 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .329 .438 .767
Aug. 24 @Phi 6 3 3 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .287 .331 .442 .773
Aug. 23 @Col 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .328 .428 .756
Aug. 22 @Col Did not play.
Aug. 21 @Col 4 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .282 .328 .425 .753
Aug. 19 @Bal 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .327 .427 .754
Aug. 18 @Bal 4 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .280 .326 .418 .744
Aug. 16 Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .325 .412 .737
Aug. 15 Pit 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .325 .414 .739
Aug. 14 Pit 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .331 .421 .752
Aug. 13 Col 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .329 .417 .746
Aug. 12 Col Did not play.
Aug. 11 Col 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .331 .417 .748
Aug. 10 Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .330 .417 .747
Aug. 9 @TB 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .331 .419 .750
Aug. 8 @TB 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .329 .415 .744
Aug. 7 @TB 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .330 .416 .746
Aug. 5 @Mia 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .328 .405 .733
Aug. 4 @Mia Did not play.
Aug. 3 @Mia 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .322 .397 .719
Aug. 2 Was 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .320 .399 .719
Aug. 1 Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .318 .388 .706
Last 7 Days 24 4 6 2 0 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .280 .333 .613
Last 14 Days 51 13 15 5 0 2 13 3 2 1 0 0 3 2 .294 .316 .510 .826
Last 30 Days 112 20 35 12 0 4 22 5 8 1 0 0 3 2 .313 .333 .527 .860

Daniel Murphy: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 13 52 41 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
20151075150.234.318.583
2014146182113.274.370.695
2013216191196.273.324.616

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015303379522.297.465.810
20144506174610.293.413.747
201344273125917.292.459.790

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015210185291.243.381.667
2014276374248.250.351.652
20133203663412.263.381.679

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015200245281.320.475.839
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 446 412 6.1% 7.2% 0.84 92% .286 .148
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3-Year Averages     648 608 5.4% 13.4% 0.40 86% .324 .117
Career     3,527 3,267 6.1% 12.3% 0.49 87% .319 .132

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2015 Stat Review for Daniel Murphy    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.282 AVG
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92% Contact Rate
ELITE
.286 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

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.430 SLG
GOOD
.148 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

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0.84 BB/K
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6.1% BB Rate
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7.2% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.755 OPS
GOOD
.325 OBP
AVERAGE

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

Manager Terry Collins does not believe Murphy's quad injury is serious, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports.

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Murphy left Wednesday's game after three innings with a quadriceps injury, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

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Murphy will receive the day off Friday against the Red Sox.

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Murphy went 3-for-6 with a double, two RBI and a run against the Phillies on Thursday.

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Murphy is out of the lineup Saturday, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

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Murphy went 1-for-4 with two RBI and two runs in Friday's win over Colorado.

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Murphy went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

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Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI on Sunday against the Rays.

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Murphy is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

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Murphy went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI in Saturday’s win over the Dodgers.

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Murphy is out of the lineup Saturday.

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Making his return from the DL on Tuesday, Murphy went 1-for-4 with a double against the Cubs.

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Murphy (quad) has been activated from the DL.
Murphy (quad) will make one final rehab appearance at High-A St. Lucie before his expected activation Tuesday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

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2015

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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.