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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
Contract: view contract details

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Daniel Murphy homered and doubled Friday as the Nationals beat the Padres 7-5.
Murphy's homer was his 12th, leaving him two shy of matching his career high. He's batting .359, he's slugging .609 and he's leading the NL in OPS by about 50 points. It's all pretty hard to believe. Jun 18 - 2:29 AM

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Daniel Murphy is not in the Nationals' lineup Thursday against the Padres.

Murphy is just getting a breather. Stephen Drew will take over at second base and bat seventh against Padres right-hander Erik Johnson. The NL's batting average leader has cooled off in June with just seven hits in his last 34 at-bats (.206).
Jun 16 - 7:01 PM

Daniel Murphy swatted his 11th home run of the season as the Nationals fell to the White Sox on Thursday night in Chicago.

Murphy's fifth inning blast off Miguel Gonzalez accounted for all of the Nationals' offense in the ballgame. He finished the night 1-for-4, with his long ball being the only extra-base hit the club had in their five total hits. Murphy has been outstanding in his first season in Washington, slashing .374/.413/.617 with 11 homers, 39 RBI and two stolen bases.
Jun 10 - 12:19 AM

Daniel Murphy went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and three total RBI in Sunday's win over the Reds.

Murphy cranked a two-run homer off Reds starter Jon Moscot to spark what would evolve into a five-run fourth inning for the Nats. He also notched an RBI single in the sixth. The 31-year-old second baseman is slashing a superlative .384/.416/.626 with 15 doubles, 10 homers and 37 RBI. Those numbers should theoretically come back to earth as summer unfolds.
Jun 5 - 5:39 PM

Daniel Murphy singled and ripped a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

Another day, another big night for Murphy, who evidently hasn't been told that the 2015 postseason is over. The second baseman put the Nationals ahead with a solo blast off of Aaron Nola in the sixth inning and that proved to be the winning run. Murphy finishes the first two months of the season with an improbable .397/.428/.634 batting line.
May 31 - 11:35 PM

Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with his eighth homer and 15th double to lead the Nationals past the Phillies 4-3 on Monday.

Murphy has been on fire since day one this year, and he shows no signs of slowing down. He's already more than half way to his career high of 14 homers, and his 1.047 OPS is 278 points higher than his career mark of .769 with the Mets.
May 30 - 10:23 PM

Daniel Murphy is getting the night off Thursday.

Stephen Drew will start at second base in the Nationals' series opener against the visiting Cardinals. Murphy went 2-for-4 in Wednesday's loss to the Mets and is batting .394/.426/.617 in 46 games this year.
May 26 - 2:59 PM

Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in a win over the Mets on Thursday.

Murphy has been victimizing everyone else, so it's only fair that he treats his former team the same way. The two-run blast in the first inning was his sixth of the season, giving him 27 RBI. Everybody just expected that he'd cool down eventually -- he's been hot since October, after all -- but Murphy is batting .397/.429/.636 with a little over a week left in May. Fantasy owners should enjoy the ride, however much longer it lasts.
May 19 - 11:31 PM

Daniel Murphy (illness) flied out in a pinch-hitting appearance Sunday against the Marlins.

Murphy was a late scratch from Sunday's starting lineup because of an illness. He must be feeling better if he was able to pinch-hit. Murphy, who leads the major leagues with a .400 batting average, should be back in the lineup for Tuesday's series opener against his former team, the Mets.
May 16 - 10:15 AM

Daniel Murphy was a late scratch from the Nationals' lineup Sunday due to illness.

He should be fine in a day or two. Stephen Drew took Murphy's spot at second base.
May 15 - 11:57 AM

Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with two RBI and raised his batting average to .409 in Wednesday's win over the Tigers.

We're two weeks into the month of May, and Murphy is still hitting .409/.449/.661 with 22 RBI and 22 runs scored. It's been a ridiculous stretch for the 31-year-old second baseman. He's now moved into the clean-up role for the Nationals and should see his run-producing opportunities increase behind the oft-walked Bryce Harper. There's no way he can maintain this pace over 500-plus plate appearances. For now, though, enjoy the madness.
May 11 - 10:14 PM

Daniel Murphy continued his hot start Monday versus the Tigers by going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.

Murphy had an RBI single in the fourth inning before adding a two-run homer in the sixth inning. He’s up to five home runs through 31 games, so he’s in good shape to surpass his career-high of 14 homers from last season. Oh, and Murphy continues to lead the world with a .398 batting average.
May 9 - 10:43 PM

Daniel Murphy is not in the Nationals starting lineup on Saturday.

The hot-hitting second baseman will get a breather on Saturday against Jason Hammel and the Cubs. Stephen Drew will start in his place and bat seventh for the Nats on Saturday.
May 7 - 12:31 PM

Daniel Murphy went 4-for-4 with two runs scored in Friday's loss to the Cubs.

He got lucky on one of the hits, as Murphy hit a chopper that bounced off the first base bag and went over Anthony Rizzo's head. Still, he's been one of the best hitters in the game so far this season with a .406/.452/.660 batting line. The .406 average is tops in baseball.
May 6 - 5:17 PM

Daniel Murphy finished 4-for-5 with three RBI in the Nationals' 13-2 rout of the Royals on Wednesday.

Murphy hit a two-run double -- his 10th double of the year -- in the Nationals' six-run first inning, singled and scored in the Nats' four-run third inning, slugged a solo shot in the fourth inning, and then singled again for good measure in the sixth. Murphy has ridden his remarkable 2015 postseason into a fantastic opening month of 2016, now with a .398/.449/.663 batting line, four homers, 17 RBI, and 17 runs scored in 26 games.
May 4 - 5:43 PM

Depth Charts

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