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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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Daniel Murphy slugged his 20th home run of the season on Wednesday against the Indians.
Murphy took Carlos Carrasco deep for a solo shot in the top of the sixth inning. He also singled in the 4-1 victory, finishing 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Murphy has an incredible .351/.388/.621 batting line with 75 RBI through 96 games this season. Jul 27 - 3:24 PM

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Daniel Murphy clubbed his 19th home run of the season on Friday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Nationals past the Padres.

Murphy's solo shot in the eighth inning pulled the Nats to within two runs at 5-3, but that would be as close as they would come. He continues to pummel the baseball, slashing .348/.387/.612 with 19 long balls, 70 RBI and three stolen bases in an impressive debut season with the Nats.
Jul 22 - 11:06 PM

Daniel Murphy crushed a pinch-hit, game-tying solo home run in the ninth inning of Sunday's 18-inning loss to the Pirates.

Due to a hamstring injury, Murphy did not start the contest. He was healthy enough to pinch hit, though, and one swing was all it took. When he knotted the score at 1-1 with his solo homer off of Mark Melancon with two outs in the ninth, he probably didn't know the game would stretch on for another nine frames. At 18 innings, it turned out to be the longest game in Nationals history. For the season, Murphy is hitting a superlative .350/.388/.608 with 25 doubles, 18 homers and 67 RBI across 337 at-bats. It is still difficult to see him maintaining that beautiful triple-slash for the next two-and-a-half months, but he has done well enough to maintain it over the first three-and-a-half months, so who knows.
Jul 17 - 7:35 PM

Daniel Murphy (hamstring) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

He's missed the entire weekend series against the Pirates with a hamstring injury that he suffered during the All-Star Game. Murphy is likely to be ready on Tuesday after Monday's off day. Stephen Drew is filling in at second base.
Jul 17 - 10:34 AM

Daniel Murphy (hamstring) is not in the Nationals' lineup Saturday against the Pirates.

Murphy said he feels good enough to play but manager Dusty Baker is giving him an extra day just to be safe. He's expected to return Sunday and could draw the start at first base. Stephen Drew will fill in at second base Saturday and bat seventh against Pirates ace Gerrit Cole.
Jul 16 - 4:00 PM

Daniel Murphy said after Friday's game that he's dealing with left hamstring soreness.

Murphy tweaked the hamstring on a slide into second base during the All-Star Game and was held out of Friday's lineup. His status for Saturday is unclear, but consider him day-to-day for now.
Jul 15 - 10:52 PM

Daniel Murphy was scratched from the Nationals' lineup Friday due to "general leg soreness."

Clint Robinson will start at first base and Trea Turner will start at second base in Friday night's series opener against the Pirates. Murphy, the current MLB batting leader, is considered day-to-day.
Jul 15 - 5:34 PM

Daniel Murphy went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Mets.

Murphy jumped the Nats out to a 2-0 lead with a two-run tater off Steven Matz in the first inning. He finishes this weekend's series against the Mets having notched seven hits, including a pair of doubles and a pair of home runs. Murphy has been nothing short of phenomenal in the first half and is slashing a superlative .348/.387/.598 with 17 homers and 66 RBI over 336 at-bats. He is a prime regression candidate in the second half, but that is taking nothing away from his lovely work to this point.
Jul 10 - 4:18 PM

Daniel Murphy continued his charmed season, finishing 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI on Saturday.

He also drew a walk. He is now batting .349 with 16 home runs, 52 runs and 64 RBI. Murphy has always been an under-appreciated fantasy contributor, but this year he has been a superstar.
Jul 9 - 10:44 PM

Daniel Murphy went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored Thursday against the Mets.

Murphy continues to crush his former team, as he's now batting .425 with five home runs, 14 RBI and nine runs scored against the Mets this season. Of course, the Mets are one of many teams the 31-year-old has destroyed this year. Murphy still leads the league with a .346 batting average, and his .964 OPS is third-best. He's got 15 home runs, 59 RBI and 51 runs scored with a handful of games left to go before the All-Star break.
Jul 8 - 12:19 AM

Daniel Murphy is getting the day off Monday afternoon against the Brewers.

Murphy went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI on Sunday versus the Reds, but he'll grab some routine rest for the early July 4 game in Washington, D.C. Stephen Drew is starting at second base and batting eighth with Milwaukee throwing right-hander Junior Guerra.
Jul 4 - 9:14 AM

Daniel Murphy swatted two home runs against his former team the Mets on Wednesday.

That gives him 14 longballs for the season, which already matches his career high set last year. He is no longer flirting with a .400 batting average but his .352/.394/.590 slash line with 44 runs and 50 RBI makes him a roto stud nonetheless.
Jun 29 - 10:42 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Trea Turner
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Ben Revere
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
6Sammy Solis
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Matt Belisle