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David Murphy RFRangers

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
14 3842 .274 .333 .432 106 9.5
Birth Date10-18-1981
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age37 years, 11 months, 27 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2006 BOS 24 20 26 5 1 0 1 4 4 0 0 0 .227 .346 .409 102 0.2 0.1 -0.3 0.1
2007 BOS 25 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.500 79 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2007 TEX 25 43 110 35 12 1 2 7 19 0 0 0 .340 .382 .534 94 -0.4 0.1 0.1 0.3
2008 TEX 26 108 454 114 28 3 15 31 70 0 7 2 .275 .321 .465 99 0.8 2.9 -2.2 1.1
2009 TEX 27 128 493 116 24 1 17 49 106 1 9 4 .269 .338 .447 106 5.2 0.8 5.2 2.2
2010 TEX 28 138 467 122 26 2 12 45 71 0 14 2 .291 .358 .449 116 9.1 -2.8 -4.5 1.2
2011 TEX 29 120 440 111 14 2 11 33 61 0 11 6 .275 .328 .401 100 0.6 -2.0 0.8 0.9
2012 TEX 30 147 521 139 29 3 15 54 74 4 10 5 .304 .380 .479 132 19.3 3.2 -4.1 3.1
2013 TEX 31 142 476 96 26 1 13 37 59 1 1 4 .220 .282 .374 91 -4.0 -0.9 -1.5 0.3
2014 CLE 32 129 462 109 25 1 8 36 61 2 2 3 .262 .319 .385 100 0.2 -4.4 -3.0 0.1
2015 ANA 33 48 162 41 6 0 5 4 20 0 0 1 .265 .281 .400 105 1.5 -1.2 -1.5 0.2
2015 CLE 33 84 229 61 12 1 5 16 29 1 0 1 .296 .344 .437 102 1.3 -0.2 -3.0 0.2
Career111038429502031610431657595428.274.333.43210633.9-4.4-14.09.5

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2003 LOW A- NYP 21 95 .000 .000 .000 .391 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SAR A+ FSL 45 173 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SAR A+ FSL 73 297 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PME AA EAS 135 535 .259 .324 .397 .307 99 0.3 5.7 0.4 120 0 -16.3 3.2 12.2 0.5
2006 BOS MLB AL 20 26 .268 .338 .431 .235 107 -0.4 0.8 0 102 13 -0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1
2006 PME AA EAS 42 184 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 PAW AAA INT 84 366 .255 .323 .385 .300 98 7.3 10.1 -0.3 116 0 -14.2 -1.6 6.2 0.0
2007 BOS MLB AL 3 2 .214 .323 .286 1.000 74 1.1 0.1 0 79 16 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 TEX MLB AL 43 110 .272 .337 .429 .402 99 6.1 3.3 -0.5 94 15 0.1 0.1 -0.4 0.3
2007 OKL AAA PCL 2 7 .236 .300 .358 .500 85 -0.4 0.2 0 67 0 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 0.0
2007 PAW AAA INT 100 444 .268 .340 .405 .319 92 8 12.8 -1.3 110 0 -4.3 0.1 5.1 1.2
2008 TEX MLB AL 108 454 .261 .329 .412 .295 111 0.9 13.1 -3.5 99 9 -2.2 2.9 0.8 1.1
2009 TEX MLB AL 128 493 .267 .333 .430 .311 107 6.5 14.2 -4 106 8 5.2 0.8 5.2 2.2
2010 TEX MLB AL 138 467 .259 .327 .405 .324 112 9.3 12.9 -3.3 116 9 -4.5 -2.8 9.1 1.2
2011 TEX MLB AL 120 440 .256 .319 .402 .299 110 -4.2 11.9 -3.1 100 10 0.8 -2.0 0.6 0.9
2012 TEX MLB AL 147 521 .255 .317 .412 .333 103 24 14.2 -3.8 132 10 -4.1 3.2 19.3 3.1
2013 TEX MLB AL 142 476 .256 .318 .403 .227 101 -11.8 12.5 -3.1 91 8 -1.5 -0.9 -4.0 0.3
2014 CLE MLB AL 129 462 .258 .320 .404 .285 102 3.1 11.9 -4.3 100 11 -3.0 -4.4 0.2 0.1
2015 ANA MLB AL 48 162 .241 .297 .390 .275 101 -3 4.3 -1.3 105 7 -1.5 -1.2 1.5 0.2
2015 CLE MLB AL 84 229 .256 .317 .410 .318 108 2.8 6.1 -2.4 102 7 -3.0 -0.2 1.3 0.2
2016 ROC AAA INT 10 39 .251 .314 .372 .231 99 -2.3 1.1 -0.4 65 0 0.5 -0.1 -1.9 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2003 LOW A- NYP 95 78 13 27 4 0 0 31 13 16 9 4 1 .346 .457 .397 .051 0 0
2003 SAR A+ FSL 173 153 18 37 5 1 1 47 18 20 33 6 2 .242 .329 .307 .065 0 0
2004 SAR A+ FSL 297 272 35 71 11 0 4 94 38 25 46 3 5 .261 .323 .346 .085 0 0
2005 PME AA EAS 535 484 71 133 25 4 14 208 75 46 83 13 6 .275 .338 .430 .155 1 1
2006 PAW AAA INT 366 318 45 85 23 5 8 142 44 45 53 3 3 .267 .358 .447 .179 0 0
2006 BOS MLB AL 26 22 4 5 1 0 1 9 2 4 4 0 0 .227 .346 .409 .182 0 0
2006 PME AA EAS 184 172 22 47 17 1 3 75 25 11 29 4 2 .273 .317 .436 .163 0 0
2007 BOS MLB AL 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.500 1.000 0 0
2007 TEX MLB AL 110 103 16 35 12 1 2 55 14 7 19 0 0 .340 .382 .534 .194 0 0
2007 PAW AAA INT 444 400 50 112 20 5 9 169 47 41 68 8 1 .280 .348 .423 .143 0 0
2007 OKL AAA PCL 7 7 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 .286 .286 .286 .000 0 0
2008 TEX MLB AL 454 415 64 114 28 3 15 193 74 31 70 7 2 .275 .321 .465 .190 6 2
2009 TEX MLB AL 493 432 61 116 24 1 17 193 57 49 106 9 4 .269 .338 .447 .178 9 2
2010 TEX MLB AL 467 419 54 122 26 2 12 188 65 45 71 14 2 .291 .358 .449 .158 3 0
2011 TEX MLB AL 440 404 46 111 14 2 11 162 46 33 61 11 6 .275 .328 .401 .126 2 1
2012 TEX MLB AL 521 457 65 139 29 3 15 219 61 54 74 10 5 .304 .380 .479 .175 4 0
2013 TEX MLB AL 476 436 51 96 26 1 13 163 45 37 59 1 4 .220 .282 .374 .154 1 0
2014 CLE MLB AL 462 416 40 109 25 1 8 160 58 36 61 2 3 .262 .319 .385 .123 7
2015 ANA MLB AL 162 155 16 41 6 0 5 62 23 4 20 0 1 .265 .281 .400 .135 1 0
2015 CLE MLB AL 229 206 22 61 12 1 5 90 27 16 29 0 1 .296 .344 .437 .141 4 1
2016 ROC AAA INT 39 36 3 7 1 0 1 11 3 3 9 0 0 .194 .256 .306 .111 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1619 0.5497 0.4317 0.8412 0.5607 0.2743 0.8938 0.7100 0.1588 -0.0012
2009 2014 0.5248 0.4042 0.7998 0.5222 0.2738 0.8514 0.6908 0.2002 0.0029
2010 1874 0.4995 0.3954 0.8583 0.5321 0.2591 0.9177 0.7366 0.1417 0.0066
2011 1732 0.5179 0.4267 0.8552 0.5674 0.2754 0.9037 0.7478 0.1448 0.0085
2012 2018 0.5035 0.4376 0.8154 0.6152 0.2575 0.8704 0.6822 0.1846 0.0061
2013 1847 0.5062 0.4385 0.8469 0.5968 0.2763 0.9211 0.6825 0.1531 -0.0055
2014 1722 0.5023 0.4512 0.8237 0.5931 0.3081 0.9103 0.6553 0.1763 0.0011
2015 1472 0.5115 0.4620 0.8471 0.5604 0.3588 0.9076 0.7481 0.1529 -0.0044
Career142980.51400.42960.83490.56860.28300.89580.70520.16510.0020

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-10 2014-09-05 15-DL 26 22 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2013-05-04 2013-05-05 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Illness - -
2010-09-30 2010-10-09 DTD 9 4 Left Groin Strain -
2009-07-23 2009-07-24 DTD 1 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2009-07-10 2009-07-12 DTD 2 2 Right Fingers Strain -
2008-08-07 2008-09-29 15-DL 53 47 Right Knee Sprain PCL -
2004-06-14 2004-07-26 Minors 42 0 Left Foot Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 MIN $
2015 CLE $6,000,000
2014 CLE $5,500,000
2013 TEX $5,775,000
2012 TEX $3,625,000
2011 TEX $2,400,000
2010 TEX $427,670
2009 TEX $414,820
2008 TEX $393,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$24,535,490
8 yrTotal$24,535,490

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 87 dMoye Sports1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Boston as a free agent 3/2/16 (minor-league contract). Salary of $2M in majors. May earn additional $1.5M in performance bonuses. May opt out of contract 3/27/16 if not on Major League roster. Released by Boston 3/28/16. Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 4/14/16 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.15M in majors. Retired 4/16.
  • 2 years/$12M (2014-15), plus 2016 club option. Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 11/21/13. 14:$5.5M, 15:$6M, 16:$7M club option, $0.5M buyout. Price of 2016 club option may increase $1.5M based on 2015 plate appearances ($0.25M each for 500, 525, 550, 575 PA. $0.5M for 600 PA). Assignment bonus: $0.1M if traded. Acquired by LA Angels in trade from Cleveland 7/28/15, with $2,229,508 remaining in 2015 salary, plus $0.5M buyout. LA Angels declined 2016 option 11/6/15.
  • 1 year/$5.775M (2013). Re-signed by Texas 1/21/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$3.625M (2012). Re-signed by Texas 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.4M (2011). Re-signed by Texas 1/6/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4276M (2010). Re-signed by Texas 2/24/10.
  • 1 year/$0.41482M (2009). Re-signed by Texas 2/20/09.
  • 1 year/$0.393M (20008). Re-signed by Texas 2/25/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Boston 3/07. Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Recalled 6/21/07. Optioned to Triple-A 6/26/07. Acquired by Texas in trade from Boston 7/31/07. Recalled 8/10/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by Boston 11/05. Re-signed 2/06. Optioned to Triple-A 3/06. Recalled 9/06.
  • Drafted by Boston 2003 (1-17) (Baylor). $1.525M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-04-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Appreciate your work Ben. What do you make of the OF situation in Texas? Julio Borbon surely isn't an everyday player in this league. Are they crazy for not getting David Murphy 500+ at bats?
(batch1nyy from Ft. Worth)
I wouldn't get too excited about David Murphy in an outfield corner, and I'm not sure how realistic an option Murphy in center would be. He's probably a better fit as a fourth outfielder. Of course, Borbon is probably a better fit as a Triple-A outfielder, so you have a point. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)David Murphy, in his age 28 season, has quietly hit a solid .292/.358/.450. Do you see him matching, or even bettering, those numbers in the coming years?
(Cambridge from Cambridge)
I wouldn't have much confidence in his ability to better that by a large margin, but matching? Sure, for at least a couple years. As a corner outfielder, he can't afford to lose much off of that line, though. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)I love the fact that the Rangers are winning, but is Ron Washington not the worst game manager in baseball? I mean David Murphy in the 3 hole, Bengie Molina batting betweeen Hamilton and Nellie Cruz. I know that he's a "player's" manager and all, but you could see the disgust in Hambone's face when Wash bunted Molina to get to Cruz after a leadoff double...ok done ranting...thoughts?
(ramjam36 from Fort Worth, Tx)
I haven't seen enough of his day-to-day nature to know if he's a problem in that sense, but I've heard some odd things about sac bunts and lineup placement this year. (Marc Normandin)
2010-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Your opinion of the following proposed trade: Astros Roy Oswalt and Hunter Pence to the Rangers for Ian Kinsler.
(CTM from Houston, TX)
This would be ghastly, especially for the Rangers. Pence may not really stick as much more than a filler in a corner in the better league, and the Rangers already have that on their bench in the form of David Murphy. Putting him in center seems a stretch, so he doesn't fix that problem. And then how do you replace Kinsler, bump Michael Young to the keystone and put Chris Davis at third? Arias and Blanco aren't viable everyday players. And all of this to get Oswalt, an older, shorter right-hander with health issues, coming to the DH league? As Eric Seidman argued this morning, I think any deal for Oswalt's only going to yield pennies on the dollar, given his contract. He's worth more to the Astros as an Astro than as something to dangle and then wangle with. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Andruw Jones recently had his 32nd birthday. 1) What your odds that he has returned to nearly peak form? 2) Will there be room in the line-up for him when Hamilton returns?
(hotstatrat from at home on my computer)
1) Not great. I like him as a fourth/platoon outfielder who can play center better than anyone else on the roster, though. 2) As long as David Murphy is in the mix, there should be room for Jones, because Jones is no worse a player, and maybe better. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-03-10 14:30:00 (link to chat)Andruw Jones has had an encouraging spring thus far. Does he make the Rangers opening day roster and if so what can we expect out of him this year as far as playing time and numbers go?
(tompshock from San Diego)
I'd like to see him batting eighth or ninth and playing center field a lot of the time. The Rangers have simply refused to put good defensive players in the outfield for quite some time. It'd be nice to see if a real CF made the pitching better. Given that I don't think much of David Murphy, I have no problem with a Cruz/Jones/Hamilton outfield, with Murphy as the fourth and Byrd as the fifth. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-10-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)What would you do with 2b if you were Omar? Castillo is a sunk cost.
(Robert from NYC)
I've been asked by the readers to scout David Murphy. I think you have to see how that transition goes before making Castillo go away. Problem with Castillo is that he can't even fake shortstop, so if he's not your everyday 2B, he's a waste of a roster spot. (Joe Sheehan)


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