Latest Update Daniel Murphy would be amenable to contract extension with the Mets Fri Jul, 18, 12:04 PM
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.
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
Because we all can sympathize with the onerous burden that it is to fly from New York to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Sounds like a flimsy excuse to rest a player, but it also isn't like the Mets are tearing it up in the NL East, despite being only seven games behind in the standings.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
Murphy has been a solid fantasy contributor across the board up to this point, slashing .295/.343/.416 with seven home runs, 37 RBI, 54 runs scored and 11 stolen bases through 370 at-bats. It would be nice to see him produce more in the power categories (52.9 AB/HR), but as long as he maintains a respectable slash line and stolen base percentage (73.0 percent), he remains one of the best options at the keystone heading into the All-Star break. Analyst: Matthew Beck