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Daniel Murphy | Second Baseman | #20

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 222
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Jacksonville
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 13 (0) / NYM
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Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Friday that he'll give Daniel Murphy a day off on Saturday against the Twins.
Murphy has picked up right where he left off in the postseason, swinging an incredibly hot bat to begin the season. He leads the National League with a .411 average and is slashing .411/.484/.679 with two homers and nine RBI. While he can't continue at such an unsustainable pace, it looks as though he'll maintain plenty of fantasy value hitting in the middle of the Nationals lineup. Apr 23 - 8:57 AM
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Daniel Murphy continued his white-hot start and went 1-for-4 with an RBI triple in Saturday's win over the Phillies.

Murphy is hitting .438/.538/.844 with seven extra-base hits in his first 10 games in Washington D.C. That's obviously unsustainable over the course of the season, but it's good to see the 31-year-old hitting for power in his new surroundings. His RBI triple in the first inning capped a three-run outburst that set the tone for the Nationals' win over their division rivals on Saturday.
Apr 16 - 10:04 PM

Daniel Murphy kept up his hot start Monday, singling and smacking a two-run homer in a win over the Braves.

The longball came in the first inning off of Bud Norris, turning a Nationals' deficit into a lead. Even Murphy's outs after being stung right now, and he's sporting a .471/.591/1.000 batting line with two homers and seven RBI in the early going.
Apr 11 - 10:20 PM

Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and three RBI in a loss to the Marlins on Thursday.

Murphy did all his damage with one swing in the first inning, nearly taking an Adam Conley pitch out of the park for what would have been a grand slam. He settled instead for a three-run triple. The stolen base was his first of the season. The 31-year-old has taken well to his new surroundings, batting .364 with a 1.409 OPS, a home run and five RBI through the season's first three games.
Apr 7 - 9:23 PM

Daniel Murphy ripped a solo home run and had a go-ahead RBI double in the 10th inning of Monday's comeback victory over the Braves.

He also drew a pair of walks, reaching base in four of five plate appearances in an impressive debut for his new team. Murphy's longball was to dead center field and came in the fourth inning off of Julio Teheran. His power exploits from last year's postseason won't continue to that degree, but Murphy is off to a fine start.
Apr 4 - 7:50 PM

Daniel Murphy is off to a 2-for-17 start this spring after going 0-for-2 on Monday.

Murphy has seen time batting both second and fifth this spring. It'd seem pretty crazy for him to bat second in the regular season, what with fellow left-handed hitters Ben Revere and Bryce Harper locked into the first and third spots, respectively. Still, Dusty Baker does love having a middle infield in that two hole. Fifth makes the most sense for Murphy, just to keep the lefties separate.
Mar 14 - 4:25 PM

Nationals signed 2B Daniel Murphy to a three-year, $37.5 million contract.

The deal is now official. Murphy makes the jump from the Mets to the Nationals, which should add an interesting wrinkle to the rivalry. The 30-year-old is a poor defender, but he consistently hits for contact and gives Washington a much-needed left-handed bat. The Nationals will forfeit a draft pick for signing Murphy while the Mets will net a compensatory draft pick.
Jan 6 - 1:44 PM

Daniel Murphy has passed his pre-signing physical with the Nationals, per Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.

The Nationals and Murphy have reportedly agreed to a three-year, $37.5 million contract, which is expected to be made official in a press conference on Thursday. Murphy, who has spent his entire career with the Mets, batted .281/.322/.449 with 14 home runs and 73 RBI last season and enjoyed a historic postseason power surge. He turned down a qualifying offer, so the Nationals will surrender their 2016 first-round pick in order to sign him.
Jan 6 - 1:19 PM

The Nationals and second baseman Daniel Murphy have agreed on a three-year deal, according to ESPN's Jim Bowden.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the deal is worth $37.5 million. The Nationals recently attempted to acquire Brandon Phillips from the Reds, but they moved on to Murphy after that deal fell through. The 30-year-old helped his stock more than any player this October, batting .328/.391/.724 with seven homers and 11 RBI during postseason play. The Nats will forfeit a draft pick for signing Murphy while the Mets will net a compensatory draft pick.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 05:06:00 PM

Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports that the Nationals have shown interest in free agent second baseman Daniel Murphy.

Murphy's been one of the quieter free agent names in the rumor mill this offseason. On December 8, the New York Post reported that the Mets were hoping to snag Murphy on a one or two year contract. It's unlikely they would offer him a long-term deal at this point. The 30-year-old infielder rejected New York's $15.8 million qualifying offer in November. Brandon Phillips has also been rumored as a possible second-base candidate for the Nationals.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 05:27:00 PM

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets' interest in Daniel Murphy is limited to this point on their ability to get him on a 1-2 year deal.

In other words, it's almost surely not going to happen. Murphy rejected the Mets' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer and could get as much as a four-year pact this winter from someone. The Mets are moving on to other options for second base after Ben Zobrist picked the Cubs.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 10:02:00 PM

2B Daniel Murphy has rejected the Mets' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer.

He's probably not going to get that much annually, but Murphy won't have trouble netting a multi-year contract this offseason. He batted .281/.322/.449 with 14 homers this past season and broke a postseason record by homering in six straight games. The Rockies are one club known to have some interest in the veteran infielder.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 05:07:00 PM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman indicated Monday that the team doesn't expect to pursue free agent infielder Daniel Murphy.

Cashman declined to answer a question about Murphy specifically, but he indicated that they don't see a player like him as a fit for second base. "We have two offensive-profile players already at that position," said Cashman, in reference to Rob Refsynder and Dustin Ackley. "I think if we did any changing there, it would be seeking more balance on both sides of the ball." The Mets extended a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer to Murphy last Friday. He's fully expected to decline and sign elsewhere, which would net the Mets a compensatory draft pick in 2016.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 09:49:00 AM

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Rockies have had internal discussions about signing Daniel Murphy to play first base.

Murphy is certainly going to get paid this winter after his massive postseason, though he loses a lot of value offensively if installed at first base. The Rockies seem to be open to acquiring a first baseman from outside of the organization, rather than hand the job to Ben Paulsen.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 02:39:00 PM

Mets extended a $15.8 million qualifying offer to 2B Daniel Murphy.

Murphy isn't a $15.8 million player, but he's going to turn down the offer and get a multi-year pact this winter. The second baseman hit .281/.322/.449 with 14 homers this season and raised his stock with a monster showing in the NLDS and NLCS.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 03:30:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Matt den Dekker
CF1Ben Revere
2Michael Taylor
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Matt Belisle
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Sammy Solis