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Daniel Murphy | Second Baseman | #20

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 221
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Jacksonville
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 13 (0) / NYM
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Daniel Murphy went 3-for-5 with a triple in Tuesday's game at Colorado while tying a career high with five RBI.
Murphy has driven in nine runs over his past three outings while raising his average to .325 and his OPS to .898. He's just getting started with two more games to play in the rarefied air at Coors Field in Denver. Murphy will be a popular play in DFS while running hot, too. Apr 26 - 1:46 AM

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Daniel Murphy belted a grand slam in the first inning on Sunday, powering the Nationals to a 6-3 victory over the Mets and a three-game sweep of the weekend series.

A hit-batsmen, an infield single and a sharp single loaded the bases in the first inning and Murphy unloaded them by taking Zack Wheeler over the wall in right-center on a 1-0 pitch. It was his only hit in four at-bats on Sunday but proved to be the difference. He's now hitting .324/.359/.541 with three homers and 14 RBI on the season.
Apr 23 - 10:55 PM

Daniel Murphy (leg) was available to pinch-hit on Thursday.

Murphy was scratched from the lineup with a right leg injury but was ready if the Nats needed him. He should be back for Friday's series opener against the Mets, his former team.
Apr 20 - 10:29 PM

Daniel Murphy was scratched from Thursday's game against the Braves because of tightness in his right leg.

Grant Green, who was already in the lineup at shortstop, will move to second base with Wilmer Difo filling in at shortstop. Manager Dusty Baker said he could tell Murphy didn't look right swinging the bat on Wednesday night. The Nats are hoping to have Murphy back for Friday's series opener against the Mets.
Apr 20 - 5:48 PM

Daniel Murphy delivered a walk-off RBI double in the 10th inning on Friday, propelling the Nationals to a 3-2 victory over the Phillies.

Bryce Harper led off the 10th inning with a single, setting the stage for Murphy's heroics. He finished the afternoon 2-for-5 and is now slashing an astounding .444/.457/.711 with 10 RBI on the young season.
Apr 14 - 7:38 PM

Daniel Murphy fell a triple shy of the cycle Tuesday versus the Cardinals, going 4-for-5 while driving in five runs.

Murphy hit the third of three dingers for the Nationals off of Cards starter Lance Lynn. The Nats' second baseman had a chance for a cycle in the eighth inning and plugged the gap to score Bryce Harper, but he coasted into second base, apparently content with his second double of the night. There's not a hotter hitter in baseball to start off 2017, as Murphy is batting .472/.486/.778 with two home runs and nine RBI.
Apr 11 - 10:11 PM

Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 and scored a pair of runs in an epic loss to the Phillies on Saturday.

Two of the hits were doubles. Murphy had a slow spring but flipped the switch when the games started to count. He is batting .524/.542/.810 with a homer in his first 21 at-bats of the season. He got off to a tremendous start last year as well and ended up second in the batting title race with a .347 batting average, 25 home runs, 88 runs scored and 104 RBI.
Apr 9 - 12:20 AM

Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 while scoring a run and driving in two versus the Astros on Saturday.

He smacked a two-run double to right field in the fourth inning. He is returning to Grapefruit League action after helping the USA win the championship of the World Baseball Classic. The two hits today raised his batting average from .176 to .238 in 21 at-bats. He had a monster fantasy season last year, nearly winning the NL batting title with a .347 batting average, 25 home runs, 88 runs scored, 104 RBI and five stolen bases in 142 games.
Mar 25 - 4:38 PM

Daniel Murphy and Paul Goldschmidt will play for Team USA in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

They both committed to the March 9-22 tournament on Thursday. Murphy won the Silver Slugger Award at second base last year after slashing .347/.390/.595 with 25 homers and 104 RBI in 142 games for the Nationals. Goldschmidt stands as one of the most well-rounded first basemen in the sport. Team USA is loaded.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 03:56:00 PM

Daniel Murphy has made it a priority this offseason to strengthen his legs in order to avoid a recurrence of the problems he dealt with during the 2016 season.

Murphy was bothered by a hamstring injury off-and-on throughout the 2016 season which eventually led to strained glute that shut him down for a good portion of September. Even with the leg issues, Murphy won the National League batting title and slashed .347/.390/.595 with 25 homers and 104 RBI over 142 games in his first year with the Nationals.
Source: MASN Sports
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 01:16:00 PM

Daniel Murphy was announced as the winner of the Silver Slugger Award for second base in the National League on Thursday.

He’s a first-time winner. After a strong finish and a historic postseason last year, Murphy has emerged as an MVP finalist after batting .347/.390/.595 with 25 homers and 104 RBI over 142 games during his first season with the Nationals. He ended up tying Cincinnati’s Joey Votto (who didn’t win a Silver Slugger Award) for the National League lead with a .985 OPS. The other winners in the National League: Charlie Blackmon (OF), Christian Yelich (OF), Yoenis Cespedes (OF), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Corey Seager (SS), Nolan Arenado (3B), Wilson Ramos (C), Jake Arrieta (SP). Outside of Arenado, everyone else is a first-time winner. Silver Slugger Awards are voted on by MLB coaches and managers.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 06:56:00 PM

Daniel Murphy was named the winner of the 2016 Players Choice Award for NL Outstanding Player.

Murphy's transition from the Mets to the Nationals might have contained a stop at the crossroads ala Robert Johnson, as the 31-year-old second baseman played like a man possessed this past season. In 531 at-bats, Murphy hit .347/.390/.595 with 47 doubles, 25 homers and 104 RBI. All of those numbers -- from the triple-slash to the counting stats -- now stand as Murphy's career bests.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 09:04:00 PM

Daniel Murphy went 1-for-3 with two intentional walks, two stolen bases, and a run scored in the Nationals' Game 5 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday.

Murphy was a thorn in the Dodgers' side for the entire series, but they finally got him when it mattered most. With two on and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts called on his ace Clayton Kershaw to face Murphy and he got him to pop up to second base for the second out of the frame. Kershaw would then strike out Wilmer Difo to finish off the Nats. Murphy hit .438/.545/.438 during the series.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 01:02:00 AM

Daniel Murphy went 2-for-3 with four RBI in the Nationals' NLDS Game 4 loss to the Dodgers.

Murphy opened the game's scoring with an RBI single in the top of the first inning, tied the game at 2-2 with an RBI sac fly in the top of the third, and then tied it again at 5-5 with a two-run single in the top of the seventh. The only other run for Washington in the 6-5 loss came on a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch of Jayson Werth. Murphy now has 17 RBI in 18 career postseason games after storming through October last year with the Mets.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 09:06:00 PM

Daniel Murphy went 3-for-3 and drove home a pair of runs on Sunday, helping to lead the Nationals to a victory over the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS.

Murphy came through with a run-scoring single to increase the Nationals' lead to 4-2 in the fifth inning and chase Rich Hill from the ballgame. He tacked on an insurance run with another RBI knock in the seventh. Murphy also drew a walk in the ballgame, reaching base safely in all four of his plate appearances.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 05:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
3Jose Marmolejos
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Kelley
2Koda Glover
3Blake Treinen
4Sammy Solis
5Oliver Perez
6Joe Blanton
7Enny Romero
8Matt Albers