Latest Update Daniel Murphy homers, drives in three Thu Jul, 31, 06:24 AM
Blessed with a nice line-drive swing, he can pile up doubles and hit for a good average. Will hit for some power and doesn't strike out too much, either. Runs pretty well and can play several positions in the field.
Flaws: : Is only average with the glove, anywhere on the field. Also lacks optimum power and has a tendency to be streaky at the dish. Must continue to work on the mental aspects of the game, and not let errors bother him.
While this performance was his biggest contribution to the counting stats in some times, Murphy has multi-hit performances in five of his last six games. He's batting .480 (12-for-25) in that span and has raised his batting average to .295 on the year with a .341 on-base percentage. Murphy is one of several Mets who could move at the trade deadline, thought he Mets want to be bowled over if it means parting with their regular second baseman.Analyst: Howard Bender
Murphy has been red hot of late, with Monday making for his fourth straight multi-hit game. He is now slashing .295/.341/.418 with seven home runs, 39 RBI, 60 runs scored and 11 stolen bases through 431 at-bats, making him a solid fantasy option in all formats, considering he has been contributing across the board all season. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Coming into this season I had felt Murphy was very underrated given his ADP following his breakout 2013 season which saw him set career highs in runs, hits, home runs, RBI and stolen bases. Murphy had always been a good hitter given his .290 career average and produces a solid OPS of .756 when compared to others at his position. Murphy once again is on pace for another double digit home run and stolen base season while scoring close to 100 runs for the offensively challenged NY Mets. The Mets would be smart to lock up Murphy but his fantasy value could increase if he was dealt to a contending team. Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
After a seven-game hit streak came to an end Saturday, Murphy is getting a day off before he heads to the All Star Game as an NL reserve. Unless he works as a pinch-hitter, the Mets second baseman will finish the first half batting .295 with seven home runs, 37 RBI, 56 runs scored and 11 stolen bases. Eric Campbell will replace him at second base on Sunday.Analyst: Howard Bender