RotoWire Partners

David Murphy

32-Year-Old Outfielder – Cleveland Indians

2014 Stats

AVG

.262

HR

8

RBI

58

R

40

SB

2

2014 Preseason Projections

AVG

HR

RBI

R

SB

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...

Read more about David Murphy

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

$

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.

September 24, 2014  –  David Murphy News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Murphy is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Royals.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including David Murphy – simply subscribe now.

David Murphy Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Show 5x5 Stats OnlyShow All Statistics       Click stat headings to sort columns.
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 129 462 416 40 109 34 25 1 8 58 2 3 36 61 1 7 2 .262 .319 .385 .704
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for David Murphy
3-Year Averages     136 476 432 54 115 38 23 2 13 50 7 5 41 64 0 2 1 .266 .330 .419 .749
Career  (View All)     978 3,448 3,106 402 848 294 185 15 94 422 54 26 296 526 6 32 8 .273 .335 .433 .768

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

No No Yes
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
Sep. 28 TB 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .319 .385 .704
Sep. 27 TB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .317 .376 .693
Sep. 26 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .317 .377 .694
Sep. 24 KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .261 .319 .379 .698
Sep. 23 KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .321 .380 .701
Sep. 22 KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .324 .384 .708
Sep. 21 @Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .324 .385 .709
Sep. 20 @Min 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .325 .388 .713
Sep. 19 @Min 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .321 .383 .704
Sep. 18 @Hou 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .321 .381 .702
Sep. 17 @Hou 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .321 .379 .700
Sep. 16 @Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .322 .380 .702
Sep. 15 @Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .325 .384 .709
Sep. 14 @Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .325 .385 .710
Sep. 13 @Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .325 .386 .711
Sep. 12 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 11 Min 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .326 .387 .713
Sep. 11 Min Did not play.
Sep. 10 Min Did not play.
Sep. 9 Min 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .324 .384 .708
Sep. 8 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .323 .381 .704
Sep. 7 CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .326 .385 .711
Sep. 6 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 5 CWS 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .326 .386 .712
Sep. 4 Det Did not play.
Sep. 3 Det Did not play.
Sep. 2 Det Did not play.
Sep. 1 Det Did not play.
Aug. 31 @KC Did not play.
Aug. 30 @KC Did not play.
Last 7 Days 19 2 3 0 0 1 2 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 .158 .190 .316 .506
Last 14 Days 40 4 9 3 0 1 2 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 .225 .256 .375 .631
Last 30 Days 54 4 14 4 0 1 3 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 .259 .281 .389 .670

David Murphy: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 122 2 120 2
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

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▼ Advanced Stats

David Murphy Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20148051170.238.325.604
20131038191.223.291.562
2012755060.347.440.845

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014336357412.268.399.727
20133334312360.219.399.685
201238260155510.296.487.862

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014203216311.281.438.767
2013214319261.243.435.735
2012224367296.335.513.917

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014213192271.244.333.643
2013222204190.198.315.580
2012233298324.275.446.803
David Murphy Advanced Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats      Click stat headings to sort columns.
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 462 416 7.8% 13.2% 0.59 85% .291 .123
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for David Murphy
3-Year Averages     476 432 8.6% 13.4% 0.64 85% .287 .153
Career     3,448 3,106 8.6% 15.3% 0.56 83% .303 .160

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

No No

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.

Explain This

.262 AVG
WEAK
85% Contact Rate
GREAT
.291 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

Explain This

.385 SLG
WEAK
.123 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

Explain This

0.59 BB/K
GOOD
7.8% BB Rate
AVERAGE
13.2% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

Explain This

.704 OPS
WEAK
.319 OBP
WEAK

Cleveland Indians Roster

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

Murphy is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Astros.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Murphy is out of the lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Murphy is out of the lineup for Game 1 of the Indians' doubleheader with the Twins on Thursday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Murphy he delivered a pinch-hit, game-winning single in the 10th inning Friday in his first game back from the disabled list.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Murphy (oblique) was activated from the 15-day DL on Friday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Murphy (oblique) ran the bases Tuesday and will head out on a rehab assignment Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Murphy (oblique) took 45 swings off a tee Tuesday and will continue to ramp up his rehab, MLB.com reports. "He's going to continue to ramp up his swings this week. He's been so diligent, but you can't push it," manager Terry Francona said.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Murphy (oblique) took 40 swings Saturday and will continue to increase his effort in the coming days, MLB.com reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

Subscribe now to see our 2014 outlook.

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.