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2014 Avg.
.298
 
Career Avg.
.290
Name  Daniel Murphy
Born  4/1/1985
Height  6-2
Weight  205
Number  28
Position  2B
Bats  L
Throws  R
4/14/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is 6-for-13 (.462) against Arizona right-hander Bronson Arroyo.
Insight: Murphy missed some time due to paternity leave, but he's back and a viable fantasy option on Tuesday. He's hit safely in eight of 11 games this season.
 
4/8/2014 12:49:00 PM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is 6-for-11 (.545) with five extra base hits and a 1.727 OPS versus Atlanta starter Aaron Harang.
Insight: Murphy missed some time due to paternity leave, but he's back and a viable fantasy option on Tuesday plus multi-position eligible.
 
4/2/2014 5:12:00 PM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy (paternity leave) is expected to return to the lineup Thursday, according to Marc Carig of Newsday.
Insight: Murphy missed Opening Day and will sit out Wednesday due to the birth of his child. He had a .286 average, 13 homers, 78 RBI, 92 runs and 23 steals last season and was quietly one of the top second basemen in fantasy.
 
4/1/2014 6:13:00 PM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy will be placed on paternity leave, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Murphy missed Opening Day and will sit out at least one more on Wednesday. He had a .286 average, 13 homers, 78 RBI, 92 runs and 23 steals last season and was quietly one of the top second basemen in fantasy.
 
3/31/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy won't be in the lineup Monday for Opening Day. SOURCE: Kristie Ackert, New York Daily News
Insight: He's away from the team while his wife gives birth. Utility man Eric Young will get the start at second base and hit leadoff this afternoon against Washington.
 
11/16/2013 11:21:00 AM
Description: Don't be surprised if the Mets trade Daniel Murphy this offseason.
Insight: Though no deal is imminent, Newsday's Andy Martino says the Mets are open to dealing the 28-year-old second baseman. After hitting .286 with 78 RBI and 23 SB in 2013, Murphy's trade value has never been higher.
 
Hot9/24/2013 10:29:00 PM
Description: New York second baseman Daniel Murphy has hit .350 with 10 doubles, a triple, three homers and 17 RBI over his last 26 games.
Insight: Murphy, who went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI Tuesday against the Reds, has quietly had a very good fantasy season, hitting .285 with 13 homers, 76 RBI, 92 runs and 20 steals.
 
9/2/2013 10:41:00 AM
Description: New York second baseman Daniel Murphy faces another favorable matchup Monday against Atlanta.
Insight: Monday he'll take his cuts against lefthander Paul Maholm. Despite being a lefthanded hitter himself, the lefty/lefty matchup hasn't bothered Murphy (.283, 10 HR, 65 RBI, 18 SB) in the least. He's hitting .533 in 15 at bats against Maholm (9-10, 4.37 ERA).
 
8/31/2013 10:41:00 PM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy hit safely in 15 of his last 17 games of August.
Insight: He went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI and two runs Saturday at Washington in a blowout win. Murphy isn't flashy but he does have 10 homers, 63 RBI, 79 runs and 18 steals to go with a .282 average. At second base, those numbers work just fine.
 
8/29/2013 9:02:00 PM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy pounded out four hits Thursday in a rout of Philadelphia.
Insight: Two of the hits were doubles, giving him 28 for the season. Murphy (.277, 10 HR, 61 RBI, 18 SB) has also been on a stolen base tear. Murphy's first inning theft was his fourth in his last nine games.
 
Hot7/29/2013 10:40:00 PM
Description: New York second baseman Daniel Murphy is batting .356 over his last 20 games.
Insight: Murphy, who went 2-for-4 with three RBI Monday at Miami, has raised his average up to .285 from .270 by hitting .483 (14-for-29) over his last seven games.
 
Hot7/26/2013 9:38:00 PM
Description: New York second baseman Daniel Murphy blasted two homers Friday in Game 1 of a doubleheader versus Washington.
Insight: Murphy finished the game with four hits and five RBI. He's hitting .692 (9-for-13) over his last three games with eight RBI and five extra-base hits.
 
7/2/2013 4:24:00 PM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Arizona.
Insight: Murphy had a good week, batting .310 over his last six games, but gets a rest for Tuesday's game. He was a nice offensive factor earlier in the season, but batted just .227 in June which dropped his overall average to .274.
 
6/29/2013 7:34:00 PM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy went 3-for-5 with a triple and two runs Saturday against the Nationals.
Insight: Murphy has gone 11-for-33 over his last eight games, but 10 of the hits were singles. In fact, Murphy has just two extra-base hits and zero homers over his last 19 games.
 
6/13/2013 11:04:00 AM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy has collected six hits in nine career at-bats against Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright.
Insight: That's a .667 average. Murphy is only hitting .215 with a .584 OPS over his last 15 games, so perhaps a matchup with Wainwright Thursday will help get his bat going.
 
6/9/2013 5:33:00 PM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBI and a steal Sunday against the Marlins.
Insight: Murphy came in 3-for-26 (.115) with one RBI over his last five games. He has five homers this season, just one off the number he has had in each of the last two seasons.
 
5/21/2013 10:50:00 AM
Description: New York second baseman Daniel Murphy is just 1-for-10 over his career against Reds starter Mike Leake.
Insight: He's batting .375 over the past week and is posting solid second baseman numbers (.293, 4 HR, 27 runs, 19 RBI). This matchup, however, should be avoided.
 
Hot5/16/2013 9:48:00 PM
Description: New York second baseman Daniel Murphy went 4-for-4 Thursday in a win over St. Louis.
Insight: He's batting .500 over his last five games (10-for-20). Murphy is on pace for 72 RBI, which is seven more than he had last season.
 
Hot4/21/2013 10:51:00 AM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is batting .355 with two homers, 12 RBIs and 17 runs in 16 games this season, and he'll meet Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann Sunday. Murphy is 7-for-21 (.333) with two doubles and a homer against Zimmermann.
Insight: Murphy has been batting second, which has allowed him to score plenty of runs to start the season. He's a career .294 hitter and is best used at second base, though he's also eligible at first.
 
Hot4/18/2013 8:18:00 PM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is batting .352 with 15 runs through 14 games.
Insight: Murphy has been batting second, and David Wright and John Buck have been driving him in frequently. The infielder is a career .294 hitter and is a solid fantasy option at second base in 12-team leagues.
 

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