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Daniel Murphy | Second Baseman

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Daniel Murphy hit his third home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.
Murphy's two-run shot in the fourth inning was the only offense the Mets could muster against Michael Wacha. The second baseman has 22 RBI to go with a .245/.301/.378 line overall. It's been a slow start to the season for Murphy, but after a brutal April he's hitting .306 (19-for-62) in May. May 19 - 10:07 PM

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Daniel Murphy is not in the Mets' lineup Thursday.

Dilson Herrera is starting at second base and Ruben Tejada is at third base in an odd lineup for Thursday's matinee at Wrigley Field. It's just a day off for Murphy.
May 14 - 11:35 AM

Daniel Murphy went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a stolen base as the Mets lost 2-1 to the Cubs on Wednesday.

It was the second straight start for Murphy in the two hole after he went the first five walks hitting lower in the order. The Mets weren't able to capitalize on the opportunities created tonight as he didn't score once. Still, he should have some additional fantasy value if he continues to hit up there.
May 13 - 10:58 PM

Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a three-run double Friday against the Nationals.

His bases-clearing double in the eighth gave the Mets some much-needed insurance. It wouldn't have been possible without Jayson Werth, who stumbled and had the ball fly ball over his head. Murphy is batting just .212 so far this season, but he leads the Mets with 17 RBI.
May 1 - 9:53 PM

Daniel Murphy had a three-hit night against the Marlins Tuesday, finishing 3-for-4 with a double.

Murphy had three of the Mets' 10 hits but wasn't able to drive in or score any runs as the team scored all three of their runs in the seventh inning. Even so, it was another good day for Murphy, who homered Monday and is now hitting .205/.272/.370. A cold snap to start the year has his numbers down, but Murphy has always hit for average and should see his numbers improve as the season wears on.
Apr 28 - 10:27 PM

Daniel Murphy helped push the Mets to victory, slugging a ninth-inning three-run home run as his team topped the Marlins on Monday.

Murphy entered the frame 0-for-3, appearing to extend what has been a season-long slump. However, he got around on a Steve Cishek offering with two men on base to put the Mets up 3-1 in the top of the ninth. Murphy has two home runs, 14 RBI, and a .174/.247/.333 triple-slash line on the season.
Apr 27 - 9:22 PM

Daniel Murphy went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two RBI in a losing effort against the Yankees on Sunday night.

Murphy also drew a walk, reaching base safely in three of his four plate appearances. He has struggled mightily in the early going, slashing a mere .169/.247/.292 with one homer and 11 RBI. Hopefully this strong night finally gets him rolling.
Apr 26 - 10:54 PM

Daniel Murphy knocked in four runs as the Mets earned their 11th consecutive win Thursday versus the Braves.

Murphy went 2-for-3 with a walk on the afternoon. He unloaded the bases with a double in the first inning to put the Mets up 3-0, then added an RBI single in the seventh, padding the Mets' lead to 6-3. It was a rare positive day at the dish for Murphy, who has struggled to begin the season. He's hitting .170/.250/.283 overall with one home run and five RBI.
Apr 23 - 5:02 PM

Daniel Murphy had an RBI double in a win over the Marlins on Friday.

It was the only hit of the night for Murphy, who is now batting just .162 (6-for-37) through 11 games. Remember that he missed a large chunk of spring training with a hamstring injury, so it might take him a little while to get into the swing of things. Things should get a lot better soon.
Apr 17 - 10:27 PM

Daniel Murphy walked twice and hit a solo home run in five trips to the plate as the Mets downed the Phillies on Tuesday.

Murphy added what seemed at the time to be an insignificant insurance run with his seventh-inning solo homer against Dustin McGowan. It pushed the Mets' lead to three runs, but they wound up winning by only one. Murphy was hitting just .136 entering the game but has registered an extra-base hit in his last two games. Fantasy owners and the Mets, for sure, are hoping it's the start of a hot streak.
Apr 14 - 10:41 PM

Daniel Murphy is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

He's getting the day off against tough lefty Alex Wood. Ruben Tejada is handling second base in Murphy's absence. Travis d'Arnaud and Curtis Granderson are also receiving a breather, with Anthony Recker slated to catch Jacob deGrom and John Mayberry handling right field.

Daniel Murphy (hamstring) went 0-for-4 on Opening Day against the Nationals.

Murphy suffered a hamstring strain on March 19 and at one point appeared likely to open the season on the disabled list, but he showed enough progress to be in the Opening Day lineup. While he mostly batted second last season, he was bumped down to the No. 5 spot Monday.
Apr 7 - 8:47 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed Saturday that Daniel Murphy (hamstring) will not start the season on the disabled list.

He's expected to be active and in the Mets lineup on Opening Day, which has to be a welcomed development for fantasy owners. Check the lineup on Monday to ensure he's in the lineup, but he should be active in all formats.
Apr 4 - 1:02 PM

The Mets are now optimistic that Daniel Murphy (hamstring) will be ready for Opening Day.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson acknowledged Thursday that this is a "significant upgrade in his status from a couple of days ago," as Murphy homered in an intrasquad game on Thursday and is scheduled to test his hamstring in the field on Friday. The current plan calls for him to meet the team in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, which sets him up to play on Opening Day against the Nationals on Monday.
Source: Mets.mlb.com
Apr 2 - 4:43 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that Daniel Murphy (hamstring) is "touch and go" to avoid a stint on the disabled list.

Murphy was slated to get some at-bats in another minor league game Monday, but he's not ready to run the bases and Opening Day isn't the be-all and end-all. If he's not quite ready, look for the Mets to use Danny Muno at second base. The Mets could backdate a stint on the DL for Murphy, so he could return as soon as April 11.
Mar 30 - 5:10 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Anthony Recker
4Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Darrell Ceciliani
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Dillon Gee
6Noah Syndergaard
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Alex Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Buddy Carlyle
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Erik Goeddel
11Jack Leathersich
12Bobby Parnell
13Josh Edgin