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Daniel Murphy
.352 14 53
Team: WashingtonHt / Wt: 6-1 / 222 NFBC ADP: 165.36
Position: 2BBorn: 4/1/1985 Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida
Bats/Throws: L/R Draft: 13th Round by Mets (2006)

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June 30 8:31 AM PT9:31 AM MT10:31 AM CT11:31 AM ET11:31 ET15:31 GMT23:31 8:31 AM MST10:31 AM EST11:01 AM VEN19:31 UAE10:31 AM CT-Murphy belted a pair of home runs to key Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Mets.
Analysis: Murphy is 10 for 25 (.400) with seven RBIs over his last six games. He's second in the majors with a .352 average to go along with 14 homers and 53 RBIs.
June 25 10:42 PM PT11:42 PM MT12:42 AM CT1:42 AM ET1:42 ET5:42 GMT13:42 10:42 PM MST12:42 AM EST1:12 AM VEN9:42 UAE12:42 AM CT-Murphy went 2 for 4 with two RBIs in Friday's loss at Milwaukee.
Analysis: The NL's leading hitter had been in a slump prior to this effort, with Murphy entering the game 3 for 19 over his previous five. He's still batting an excellent .349 overall.
June 18 11:05 PM PT12:05 AM MT1:05 AM CT2:05 AM ET2:05 ET6:05 GMT14:05 11:05 PM MST1:05 AM EST1:35 AM VEN10:05 UAE1:05 AM CT-Murphy homered and drove in three runs to help the Washington Nationals to a 7-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
Analysis: Murphy has struck out once in seven games.
June 11 9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET12:00 ET16:00 GMT0:00 9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST11:30 AM VEN20:00 UAE11:00 AM CT-Murphy had another big game with two doubles and three RBIs in Friday's 9-6 home win over the Phillies.
Analysis: Murphy has been outstanding at home, batting .413 with seven doubles and 17 RBIs in 25 games there. He's hit safely in seven straight and in 23 of those contests.
June 10 10:28 AM PT11:28 AM MT12:28 PM CT1:28 PM ET13:28 ET17:28 GMT1:28 10:28 AM MST12:28 PM EST12:58 PM VEN21:28 UAE12:28 PM CT-Murphy belted his 11th home run in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the White Sox.
Analysis: Murphy has gone 5 for 24 with two home runs over his last six games.
June 1 2:03 PM PT3:03 PM MT4:03 PM CT5:03 PM ET17:03 ET21:03 GMT5:03 2:03 PM MST4:03 PM EST4:33 PM VEN1:03 UAE (+1)4:03 PM CT-Murphy finished off his stellar month by going 2 for 4 and hitting one of Washington's four homers in a 5-1 win against Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Murphy batted .416 in May, raising his average to an MLB-best .397, and tied a franchise record with 47 hits in a month. He extended a 10-game hit streak with Tuesday's performance.
May 31 12:31 PM PT1:31 PM MT2:31 PM CT3:31 PM ET15:31 ET19:31 GMT3:31 12:31 PM MST2:31 PM EST3:01 PM VEN23:31 UAE2:31 PM CT-Murphy was a tough out once again Monday, knocking in three runs while finishing a triple short of the cycle in a win at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Murphy's .395 average is impressive enough but he's adding some power to his game as well, as he's on pace for a career-high 25 homers. The offseason addition is hitting .429 with two homers and six RBIs during a nine-game hitting streak.
May 15 10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET13:00 ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST12:00 PM EST12:30 PM VEN21:00 UAE12:00 PM CT-Murphy has been scratched from the lineup due to illness in Sunday's series finale against the Marlins.
Analysis: Murphy's .403 batting average leads the majors, and he also has five homers and 23 RBI in 36 games played. Originally slated to hit cleanup for Washington, he was replaced at second by Stephen Drew, who is batting seventh.
May 12 3:21 PM PT4:21 PM MT5:21 PM CT6:21 PM ET18:21 ET22:21 GMT6:21 3:21 PM MST5:21 PM EST5:51 PM VEN2:21 UAE (+1)5:21 PM CT-Murphy stayed hot with three hits and two RBIs in Wednesday's win over Detroit.
Analysis: Murphy's banner postseason with the Mets continues to carry over into his tenure with Washington. He's a scorching 21 of 42 with 10 RBIs over his last 10 games and leads the majors with a .409 average.
May 7 12:03 PM PT1:03 PM MT2:03 PM CT3:03 PM ET15:03 ET19:03 GMT3:03 12:03 PM MST2:03 PM EST2:33 PM VEN23:03 UAE2:03 PM CT-Murphy had four hits for the second time in three games in an 8-6 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Friday.
Analysis: Murphy, who boosted his MLB-best average to .406, is 12 for 21 (.571) with five extra-base hits in his last five games.
May 5 4:02 PM PT5:02 PM MT6:02 PM CT7:02 PM ET19:02 ET23:02 GMT7:02 4:02 PM MST6:02 PM EST6:32 PM VEN3:02 UAE (+1)6:02 PM CT-Murphy finished a triple shy of the cycle Wednesday and drove in three runs in a 13-2 rout of Kansas City.
Analysis: The Washington Nationals second baseman boosted his average to an MLB-best .398. He is 11 for 21 (.524) with two homers, three doubles and seven RBIs in his last five games.
May 3 11:59 AM PT12:59 PM MT1:59 PM CT2:59 PM ET14:59 ET18:59 GMT2:59 11:59 AM MST1:59 PM EST2:29 PM VEN22:59 UAE1:59 PM CT-Murphy kept the good times rolling Monday.
Analysis: Murphy had three hits and is sizzling at .382.
Apr. 12 3:52 PM PT4:52 PM MT5:52 PM CT6:52 PM ET18:52 ET22:52 GMT6:52 3:52 PM MST5:52 PM EST6:22 PM VEN2:52 UAE (+1)5:52 PM CT-Murphy went 2 for 4 with a two-run home run on Monday.
Analysis: He has tallied two hits in four of his five games.
Apr. 11 3:35 PM PT4:35 PM MT5:35 PM CT6:35 PM ET18:35 ET22:35 GMT6:35 3:35 PM MST5:35 PM EST6:05 PM VEN2:35 UAE (+1)5:35 PM CT-Murphy went 2 for 2 with a pair of singles on Sunday.
Analysis: He also walked twice and scored a run.
Apr. 8 11:41 PM PT12:41 AM MT1:41 AM CT2:41 AM ET2:41 ET6:41 GMT14:41 11:41 PM MST1:41 AM EST2:11 AM VEN10:41 UAE1:41 AM CT-Murphy went 2 for 4 with three RBIs in a 6-4 loss to Miami on Thursday.
Analysis: The Washington Nationals' new second baseman is 4 for 11 with three extra-base hits and five RBIs in his first three games.
Apr. 5 2:52 PM PT3:52 PM MT4:52 PM CT5:52 PM ET17:52 ET21:52 GMT5:52 2:52 PM MST4:52 PM EST5:22 PM VEN1:52 UAE (+1)4:52 PM CT-Murphy picked up where he left off from last year's postseason with a double, home run and two RBIs in his first game with Washington on Monday.
Analysis: The Nationals signed Murphy after he hit seven home runs in the New York Mets' 2015 run to the World Series, including one in six straight games.

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