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Daniel Murphy (2B,3B)

New York Mets - 63% owned

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Bats: L, Throws: R

Daniel Murphy went 1-for-4 in Thursdays 6-1 loss to the Cubs. Murphy is 4-for-13 since returning from the disabled list. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Daniel Murphy was the only Met swinging the bat well in the past series against Chicago. Murphy collected two doubles in the series and will likely be the Mets third or fourth hitter depending on the pitching match-up.

 

Daniel Murphy returns to lineup

Wed, Jul 1st 5:25pm EDT
By Mike Ryan

Daniel Murphy returned to the Mets lineup last night going 1-for-4 with a double. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Murphy's return should provide a much needed boost to the Mets lineup. Although the Mets were shut out in his return, Murphy contributed 1 of the 3 hits for the Mets. Murphy will hit fourth tonight against the lefty, Jon Lester.

 

Daniel Murphy has a strained left quad and was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy was hitting well prior to the injury. I expect him as a sneaky option once he returns in daily formats.

 

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Daniel Murphy goes 0-for-4 with a walk in Saturday's 9-5 loss to Miami. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Daniel Murphy was white hot before today's struggles. Murphy had collected 14 hits over the prior eight games.

 

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The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Monday, 3-1. The win improved the Mets to 15-5 on the season. The Mets got their runs on a three-run home run by Daniel Murphy in the ninth inning. It was Murphy's only hit of the day. Murphy is batting .174 so far this season.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy have five RBI over the past two games and now has 14 on the season. His on-base percentage is just .247 and slugging percentage is .333, but has struck out only five times in 69 at-bats.

 

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The New York Mets managed just seven hits in their 6-4 loss to the Yankees on Sunday. Daniel Murphy, who has struggled this first month, got two of those hits. He had two doubles and two RBI and is now batting .169 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy has made the most of his 11 hits this season. He has five doubles, a home run and 11 RBI. He's also drawn seven walks and struck out just five times in 65 at-bats.

 

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The Net York Mets improved to 13-3 following a 6-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday. Daniel Murphy provided the bulk of the offense, going 2-for-3 with four RBI. Murphy now has nine RBI on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy has struggle for much of the early part of this season, hitting just .170. The 2-for-3 day against the Braves may have gotten the Mets' five-hole hitter out of his slump. Murphy has an on-base percentage of .250 and slugging percentage of .283.

 

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Daniel Murphy went 1-for-4 with an RBI in the Mets 7-6 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday. The RBI was Murphy's fifth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy has only three extra base hits in 45 at-bats and is batting just .156. He's only struck out twice and it appears only a matter of time before Murphy breaks out of his early season slump.

 

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Daniel Murphy's struggles continue

Thu, Apr 16th 10:51pm EDT
By Mike Ryan

Daniel Murphy went 1-4 against Miami raising his average to .162. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Daniel Murphy seems to be uncomfortable hitting as the five hitter for the New York Mets. Murphy is hitting .162 with one home run and three RBI's in the teams first ten games. Murphy is good enough hitter to break out of his early season slump and its only a matter of time before he starts producing like he is capable of.

 

The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, 6-5. Daniel Murphy helped the cause with two walks and a home run in three at-bats. The home run was Murphy's first of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy had been struggling and is now hitting .160 so far this season. He started slow this spring due to injury, but expect Murphy, hitting in the number five hole, to get his timing back before long. The home run yesterday was a good sign.

 

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Daniel Murphy, who has not appeared in a Grapefruit League game due to a hamstring injury, participated in limited baseball activities for the second straight day. Murphy hit off a tee and took throws at first base. While Murphy's optimistic he'll be ready for the start of the season, he hasn't done much to test the injured hamstring. (Source: Twitter.com)

Fantasy Impact: Murphy, who has played his entire career with the Mets, hit .289 with 9 home runs and 57 RBI in 143 games last season. Murphy has been a solid, but unremarkable hitter, posting a career batting average of .290 with 48 home runs and 329 RBI. Should Murphy be unable to go Opening Day, expect Matt Reynolds or Danny Muno to get the start.

 

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The Mets initially labeled Murphy's injury as hamstring "tightness." An MRI taken Friday revealed a more extensive hamstring injury. Mets GM Sandy Alderson said that Murphy may begin the season on the DL with a pulled right hamstring. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Murphy projects as a third tier 2B in mixed leagues. He is currently ranked as the 138th overall pick in mixed leagues by FantasyPros experts (12th ranked 2B; 18th ranked 3B). His injury could impact his availability in the early part of the season. As such, owners who intend to start Murphy at 2B should make plans to potentially address an early season DL stint.

 

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X-rays have confirmed that Daniel Murphy did not suffer a break or fracture after being hit in the right hand by a David Price pitch yesterday. Murphy is listed as having a contusion on his right hand. (Source: Adam Rubin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Murphy projects as a third tier 2B in mixed leagues. He is currently ranked as the 136th overall pick in mixed leagues by FantasyPros experts (11th ranked 2B; 18th ranked 3B).

 

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