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Donnie Murphy

31-Year-Old Third Baseman – Texas Rangers

2014 Stats

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.239

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0

RBI

6

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3

SB

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Although Murphy has been bouncing around the majors for the better part of a decade, his 149 at-bats last year with the Cubs were the most of his career, and he responded with 11 home runs and an .849...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 195   DOB: 3/10/1983   BORN: Lakewood, CA   COLLEGE: Orange Coast CC   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Donnie Murphy Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor league contract with the Cubs in April of 2013.

April 9, 2014  –  Donnie Murphy News

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Donnie 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
2004 21 A Wil 127 543 479 66 122 46 31 5 10 74 1 1 50 95 2 8 4 .255 .325 .403 .728
2005 22 AA WIC 50 234 214 33 67 24 13 1 10 32 1 1 13 32 3 1 3 .313 .359 .523 .882
2005 22 MAJ KAN 32 88 77 4 12 6 5 0 1 8 0 1 9 23 1 1 0 .156 .241 .260 .501
2006 23 AA WIC 94 395 366 57 91 40 25 1 14 45 6 3 19 65 2 0 8 .249 .300 .437 .737
2007 24 AAA SAC 45 199 175 31 57 24 19 2 3 22 4 2 17 44 3 2 2 .326 .388 .509 .897
2007 24 MAJ OAK 42 132 118 21 26 14 8 0 6 21 1 0 10 35 1 1 2 .220 .290 .441 .731
2008 25 A Sto 1 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
2008 25 AAA SAC 36 154 141 25 38 23 10 2 11 27 1 0 8 46 2 1 2 .270 .316 .603 .919
2008 25 MAJ OAK 46 117 103 10 19 6 3 0 3 13 2 1 11 38 0 1 2 .184 .274 .301 .574
2009 26 AAA NOR 2 6 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .400 .500 1.000 1.500
2010 27 AAA New 57 224 205 31 57 25 12 1 12 35 0 0 16 41 1 0 2 .278 .336 .522 .858
2010 27 MAJ FLA 29 47 44 9 14 10 6 1 3 16 0 0 2 19 1 0 0 .318 .348 .705 1.052
2011 28 A+ Jup 8 30 23 4 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 5 6 0 0 2 .130 .333 .217 .550
2011 28 AAA New 6 26 23 3 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 .087 .192 .174 .366
2011 28 MAJ FLA 36 100 92 10 17 7 4 1 2 9 0 0 4 21 0 1 3 .185 .240 .315 .555
2012 29 A+ Jup 4 18 17 4 6 3 1 1 1 6 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 .353 .333 .706 1.039
2012 29 AAA New 33 125 106 21 32 19 6 0 13 25 1 0 14 28 0 1 4 .302 .400 .726 1.126
2012 29 MAJ MIA 52 129 116 13 25 11 6 2 3 12 1 1 9 35 1 1 2 .216 .281 .379 .660
2013 30 AAA Iow 89 340 302 32 80 32 18 2 12 41 5 3 27 75 0 3 8 .265 .338 .457 .795
2013 30 MAJ CHC 46 163 149 23 38 19 8 0 11 23 2 0 8 48 0 0 6 .255 .319 .530 .849
2014 31 MAJ TEX 17 54 46 3 11 3 3 0 0 6 0 0 6 13 0 2 0 .239 .315 .304 .619
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Donnie Murphy
3-Year Averages MAJ   44 129 119 15 26 12 6 1 5 14 1 0 7 34 0 0 3 .218 .279 .412 .691
Career  (View All) MAJ   300 830 745 93 162 76 43 4 29 108 6 3 59 232 4 7 15 .217 .286 .403 .688

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Donnie 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. 22 @Oak 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .315 .304 .619
Apr. 21 @Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .294 .279 .573
Apr. 20 CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .298 .282 .580
Apr. 19 CWS Did not play.
Apr. 18 CWS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .304 .289 .593
Apr. 17 Sea 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .341 .333 .674
Apr. 16 Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .297 .300 .597
Apr. 15 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .306 .310 .616
Apr. 14 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 13 Hou 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .231 .313 .346 .659
Apr. 12 Hou 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .333 .360 .693
Apr. 11 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 9 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .269 .304 .573
Apr. 8 @Bos 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .263 .318 .368 .686
Apr. 7 @Bos 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .353 .333 .686
Apr. 6 @TB 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .385 .273 .658
Apr. 5 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 4 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .333 .143 .476
Apr. 2 Phi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
Apr. 1 Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Mar. 31 Phi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 17 1 5 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .333 .294 .627
Last 14 Days 31 3 7 2 0 0 5 4 8 0 0 0 2 0 .226 .297 .290 .587
Last 30 Days 46 3 11 3 0 0 6 6 13 0 0 0 2 0 .239 .315 .304 .619

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Donnie Murphy: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 14 1
2013 2 40 3
2012 13 22 2
2011 1 15 18
2010 1 4 4

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Donnie Murphy Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013356331.257.600.950
2012473120.128.234.430
2011254130.160.360.627

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013114178201.254.509.818
201269102101.275.478.816
2011676160.194.299.527

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201382177122.305.610.955
201256102100.232.446.780
2011362010.139.194.379

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20136764110.194.433.722
2012603121.200.317.542
2011568280.214.393.667
Donnie 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
2004 21 A Wil 543 479 9.2% 17.5% 0.53 80% .299 .148
2005 22 AA WIC 234 214 5.6% 13.7% 0.41 85% .331 .210
2005 22 MAJ KAN 88 77 10.2% 26.1% 0.39 70% .208 .104
2006 23 AA WIC 395 366 4.8% 16.5% 0.29 82% .268 .188
2007 24 AAA SAC 199 175 8.5% 22.1% 0.39 75% .422 .183
2007 24 MAJ OAK 132 118 7.6% 26.5% 0.29 70% .260 .221
2008 25 A Sto 3 3 0% 66.7% 0.00 33% 1.000 .334
2008 25 AAA SAC 154 141 5.2% 29.9% 0.17 67% .321 .333
2008 25 MAJ OAK 117 103 9.4% 32.5% 0.29 63% .258 .117
2009 26 AAA NOR 6 5 16.7% 33.3% 0.50 60% .500 .600
2010 27 AAA New 224 205 7.1% 18.3% 0.39 80% .296 .244
2010 27 MAJ FLA 47 44 4.3% 40.4% 0.11 57% .500 .387
2011 28 A+ Jup 30 23 16.7% 20% 0.83 74% .176 .087
2011 28 AAA New 26 23 11.5% 15.4% 0.75 83% .105 .087
2011 28 MAJ FLA 100 92 4% 21% 0.19 77% .217 .130
2012 29 A+ Jup 18 17 0% 16.7% 0.00 82% .385 .353
2012 29 AAA New 125 106 11.2% 22.4% 0.50 74% .292 .424
2012 29 MAJ MIA 129 116 7% 27.1% 0.26 70% .282 .163
2013 30 AAA Iow 340 302 7.9% 22.1% 0.36 75% .316 .192
2013 30 MAJ CHC 163 149 4.9% 29.4% 0.17 68% .300 .275
2014 31 MAJ TEX 54 46 11.1% 24.1% 0.46 72% .333 .065
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Donnie Murphy
3-Year Averages MAJ   129 119 5.4% 26.4% 0.21 71% .263 .194
Career MAJ   830 745 7.1% 28% 0.25 69% .275 .186

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

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.239 AVG
POOR
72% Contact Rate
POOR
.333 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.304 SLG
TERRIBLE
.065 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.46 BB/K
AVERAGE
11.1% BB Rate
GREAT
24.1% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.619 OPS
TERRIBLE
.315 OBP
WEAK

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Best Matchups for Donnie Murphy (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Cole Hamels PHI 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 3.000 4.000
Jon Lester BOS 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 1.000 2.500 3.500
Rafael Soriano WAS 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.500 3.500
Collin Balester PIT 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Justin De Fratus PHI 2 1 1 3 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Matt Garza MIL 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Kris Medlen ATL 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Ryan Webb BAL 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Dale Thayer SD 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 .500 1.500 2.000
Shaun Marcum CLE 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000

Worst Matchups for Donnie Murphy (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Nick Vincent SD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Thornton NY-A 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jeff Samardzija CHI-N 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Johan Santana BAL 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Manny Parra CIN 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Pelfrey MIN 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Joel Peralta TB 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Wily Peralta MIL 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Chad Qualls HOU 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
David Robertson NY-A 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Murphy and Josh Wilson have split the first two games at second base, an arrangement that is expected to continue according to manager Ron Washington, the team's web site reports.

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Murphy is covering second base and batting seventh Tuesday versus the Phillies, John Blake of the Rangers' official site reports.

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Murphy has won an Opening Day roster spot with the Rangers, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Murphy started at second base Thursday and responded with a double and home run in his first two at-bats, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Murphy was claimed off waivers from the Cubs by the Rangers on Wednesday, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports.

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Murphy doubled and scored a run in a split-squad loss Saturday.

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Murphy signed a one-year contract with the Cubs for just $825,0000 Monday, the team's official site reports.

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Murphy came off the bench Monday with a pinch-hit, RBI single in the eighth inning.

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Murphy (wrist) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Braves.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2012

Murphy won the Marlins' starting third base job out of spring training, mainly by default, but he suffered three different injuries in the first month of the season and eventually landed on the 60-day DL. By the time he returned to action, the only reason he saw any playing time at all was due to Hanley Ramirez's own health woes. He'll probably be back in a bench role, but if he's a regular starter again for any length of time something very bad has happened in Miami.

2009

Murphy struggled with an elbow injury and then struggled at the plate upon his return, making his minor-league deal with the Orioles the most attractive option this winter. The fact that he could surface again in the majors shouldn't entice you at all.

2008

Murphy's bat has come around recently, making him the A's best utility infielder candidate now that Marco Scutaro has been shipped off to Toronto. He has enough pop to be an adequate injury fill-in for whenever Bobby Crosby gets hurt next, so there could be some value potential here as an endgame option in deeper leagues.

2007

Murphy first saw major league action as an overmatched 21-year-old. Just three years later, he had somewhat regressed as a hitter (his earlier forte) while improving as a second baseman under the tutelage of Frank White. The offensive troubles may have been caused by injuries, however. Seeing the upper level full with Mark Grudzielanek, Esteban German, Jeff Keppinger and others, the Royals sent him to Oakland for cash, where he will likely try to rebound offensively in 2007.

2006

Murphy moved up to Double-A Wichita and continued to hit the ball well, finishing with a .313 average and nice power numbers. But the Royals, once again, couldn't contain themselves and called him up to the big leagues for the second straight season. Predictably, he fell on his face and now has a career Major League average of .163 with 30 strikeouts in 39 games. Not ready and not among the likely candidates for a starting role in Kansas City in 2006, Murphy will spend another year honing his craft in the minors and just may be ready for a September call-up by the end of the year.

2005

You canít fault the Royals too much for awarding Murphy a September trip to the big leagues, but you also canít fault Murphy for showing very little in that stint. The second baseman developed offensively during his Single-A season in Wilmington, hitting .255 with 31 doubles and 10 home runs. That output garnered him a trip to the Royals and a trip to the Arizona Fall League. The AFL-championship-deciding grand slam highlighted a dismal performance for Murphy, who hit .214 and struck out 25 times in 84 at-bats.