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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date4-1-1985
Height6' 1"
Weight221 lbs
Age33 years, 8 months, 11 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
1.62014
1.42015
4.72016
4.82017
1.22018
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
2008 NYN 23 49 151 41 9 3 2 18 28 1 0 2 .313 .397 .473 102 1.3 -2.2 0.4 0.3
2009 NYN 24 155 556 135 38 4 12 38 69 0 4 2 .266 .313 .427 90 -3.4 3.4 4.6 1.2
2011 NYN 26 109 423 125 28 2 6 24 42 3 5 5 .320 .362 .448 107 5.8 -3.3 1.4 1.3
2012 NYN 27 156 612 166 40 3 6 36 82 1 10 2 .291 .332 .403 92 -2.6 4.0 -3.1 1.5
2013 NYN 28 161 697 188 38 4 13 32 95 2 23 3 .286 .319 .415 102 5.0 7.6 -8.1 2.3
2014 NYN 29 143 642 172 37 2 9 39 86 2 13 5 .289 .332 .403 103 4.6 -1.3 -5.1 1.6
2015 NYN 30 130 538 140 38 2 14 31 38 2 2 2 .281 .322 .449 105 5.6 -0.9 -5.4 1.4
2016 WAS 31 142 582 184 47 5 25 35 57 8 5 3 .347 .390 .595 145 34.6 1.4 -4.7 4.7
2017 WAS 32 144 593 172 43 3 23 52 77 4 2 0 .322 .384 .543 132 26.7 1.2 3.8 4.8
2018 CHN 33 35 146 41 6 0 6 7 23 0 2 0 .297 .329 .471 112 2.8 0.7 -1.1 0.6
2018 WAS 33 56 205 57 9 0 6 13 17 0 1 0 .300 .341 .442 118 5.2 -1.0 -3.5 0.5
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Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2006 BRO A- 8 34 .242 .308 .346 .269 85 0 0.9 -0.6 104 3 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1
2006 KNG Rk 9 37 .000 .000 .000 .233 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 MTS Rk 8 22 .202 .273 .254 .067 110 -2.7 0.7 -0.4 95 7 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0
2007 SLU A+ 135 559 .259 .332 .378 .307 102 10.2 17.7 2.1 122 1 20.9 -0.8 17.7 5.6
2008 NYN MLB 49 151 .256 .324 .409 .382 93 7.6 4.4 -0.9 102 20 0.4 -2.2 1.3 0.3
2008 BRO A- 3 14 .247 .325 .339 .583 92 1.7 0.4 -0.3 93 6 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 0.0
2008 BIN AA 95 407 .263 .337 .399 .324 102 17.3 12.0 -0.2 127 1 4.9 1.2 15.2 3.3
2008 NWO AAA 1 5 .276 .366 .474 .250 81 -0.4 0.2 0 73 5 0.1 0.4 -0.1 0.0
2009 NYN MLB 155 556 .261 .328 .413 .284 95 -1.3 16.0 -8.4 90 16 4.6 3.4 -3.4 1.2
2010 SLU A+ 3 13 .243 .300 .604 .700 86 7 0.4 -0.2 115 5 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.1
2010 BUF AAA 8 35 .269 .333 .423 .290 105 -1.1 1.1 -0.6 100 3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
2011 NYN MLB 109 423 .252 .315 .394 .345 98 10.3 11.4 -3.2 107 16 1.4 -3.3 5.8 1.3
2012 NYN MLB 156 612 .254 .313 .401 .329 96 4.9 16.8 -1.2 92 15 -3.1 4.0 -2.6 1.5
2013 NYN MLB 161 697 .253 .311 .390 .315 97 3 18.3 -1.3 102 14 -8.1 7.6 5.0 2.3
2014 NYN MLB 143 642 .252 .310 .381 .322 96 10.1 16.6 -0.4 103 11 -5.1 -1.3 4.6 1.6
2015 NYN MLB 130 538 .258 .319 .406 .278 90 12 14.5 -1 105 16 -5.4 -0.9 5.6 1.4
2015 SLU A+ 4 17 .244 .299 .328 .467 103 2.1 0.5 0.1 121 4 -0.2 -0.3 0.5 0.1
2015 MTS Rk 1 2 .143 .402 .143 1.000 99 0.9 0.1 0 116 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 WAS MLB 142 582 .255 .321 .412 .348 92 54.8 16.5 -2 145 13 -4.7 1.4 34.6 4.7
2017 WAS MLB 144 593 .259 .327 .432 .341 97 33.7 17.3 -0.8 132 15 3.8 1.2 26.7 4.8
2018 CHN MLB 35 146 .242 .308 .398 .318 101 3.4 4.1 -0.3 112 14 -1.1 0.7 2.8 0.6
2018 WAS MLB 56 205 .244 .316 .400 .302 100 4.5 5.7 -1.2 118 14 -3.5 -1.0 5.2 0.5
2018 HAR AA 10 44 .268 .335 .423 .226 104 2 1.3 -0.2 125 3 -0.4 0.5 1.5 0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2006 MTS Rk 22 18 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 3 0 0 .056 .227 .056 .000 0 0
2006 BRO A- 34 29 2 7 1 0 0 8 3 4 3 0 0 .241 .333 .276 .034 0 0
2006 KNG Rk 37 33 2 9 0 0 2 15 7 4 1 0 0 .273 .351 .455 .182 0 0
2007 SLU A+ 559 502 68 143 34 3 11 216 78 42 61 6 3 .285 .345 .430 .145 0 0
2008 BIN AA 407 357 56 110 26 1 13 177 67 39 46 14 5 .308 .380 .496 .188 1 1
2008 NYN MLB 151 131 24 41 9 3 2 62 17 18 28 0 2 .313 .397 .473 .160 1 0
2008 NWO AAA 5 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .000 0 0
2008 BRO A- 14 14 1 7 0 0 0 7 2 0 2 0 0 .500 .500 .500 .000 0 0
2009 NYN MLB 556 508 60 135 38 4 12 217 63 38 69 4 2 .266 .313 .427 .161 6 4
2010 SLU A+ 13 11 2 8 1 0 1 12 6 2 0 0 0 .727 .769 1.091 .364 0 0
2010 BUF AAA 35 34 4 10 3 0 1 16 8 1 2 1 0 .294 .314 .471 .176 0 0
2011 NYN MLB 423 391 49 125 28 2 6 175 49 24 42 5 5 .320 .362 .448 .128 2 3
2012 NYN MLB 612 571 62 166 40 3 6 230 65 36 82 10 2 .291 .332 .403 .112 4 0
2013 NYN MLB 697 658 92 188 38 4 13 273 78 32 95 23 3 .286 .319 .415 .129 5 0
2014 NYN MLB 642 596 79 172 37 2 9 240 57 39 86 13 5 .289 .332 .403 .114 5
2015 SLU A+ 17 15 2 7 2 0 0 9 4 2 0 0 0 .467 .529 .600 .133 0 0
2015 MTS Rk 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 0 0
2015 NYN MLB 538 499 56 140 38 2 14 224 73 31 38 2 2 .281 .322 .449 .168 6 0
2016 WAS MLB 582 531 88 184 47 5 25 316 104 35 57 5 3 .347 .390 .595 .249 8 0
2017 WAS MLB 593 534 94 172 43 3 23 290 93 52 77 2 0 .322 .384 .543 .221 3 0
2018 HAR AA 44 37 8 9 2 0 2 17 7 6 4 0 0 .243 .364 .459 .216 0 0
2018 CHN MLB 146 138 23 41 6 0 6 65 13 7 23 2 0 .297 .329 .471 .174 1 0
2018 WAS MLB 205 190 17 57 9 0 6 84 29 13 17 1 0 .300 .341 .442 .142 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 630 0.4905 0.4063 0.8242 0.5372 0.2804 0.8976 0.6889 0.1758 -0.0045
2009 2071 0.4775 0.4679 0.8731 0.6411 0.3096 0.9448 0.7373 0.1269 -0.0068
2011 1557 0.4483 0.4560 0.8873 0.6404 0.3062 0.9329 0.8099 0.1127 -0.0017
2012 2242 0.4536 0.4630 0.8690 0.6264 0.3273 0.9246 0.7805 0.1310 0.0073
2013 2495 0.4934 0.4693 0.8676 0.6198 0.3228 0.9253 0.7598 0.1324 -0.0077
2014 2326 0.4893 0.4794 0.8646 0.6503 0.3157 0.9230 0.7493 0.1354 0.0003
2015 1854 0.4779 0.4935 0.9104 0.6772 0.3254 0.9650 0.8063 0.0896 -0.0040
2016 2038 0.4764 0.4681 0.8795 0.6437 0.3083 0.9376 0.7690 0.1205 0.0000
2017 2206 0.4819 0.4615 0.8625 0.6378 0.2975 0.9307 0.7265 0.1375 0.0000
2018 1275 0.5239 0.5075 0.8686 0.6766 0.3213 0.9248 0.7385 0.1314 0.0000
Career186940.47980.47040.87320.64000.31380.93270.76050.1268-0.0016

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
2014-09-12 2014-09-13 DTD 1 1 Left Forearm Contusion HBP -
2014-08-25 2014-09-09 15-DL 15 13 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2013-02-19 2013-03-28 Camp 37 0 Right Trunk Strain Intercostal and Recieved Cortisone Injection - -
2012-09-13 2012-09-14 DTD 1 0 - Low Back Stiffness - -
2012-08-27 2012-08-28 DTD 1 0 Right Shoulder Strain - -
2011-08-08 2011-09-29 60-DL 52 49 Left Knee Sprain MCL - -
2010-06-03 2010-09-07 Minors 96 0 Right Knee Sprain MCL - Player Collision -
2010-03-31 2010-05-24 15-DL 54 45 Right Knee Sprain MCL -
2008-11-20 2008-11-20 WIN 0 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-10-24 2008-10-24 WIN 0 0 Forearm Laceration -
2008-06-16 2008-06-30 Minors 14 0 Right Shoulder Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 WAS $17,500,000
2017 WAS $12,000,000
2016 WAS $8,000,000
2015 NYN $8,000,000
2014 NYN $5,700,000
2013 NYN $2,925,000
2012 NYN $512,196
2011 NYN $422,000
2010 NYN $419,000
2009 NYN $401,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$38,379,196
2018Current$17,500,000
10 yrPvs + Cur$55,879,196
10 yrTotal$55,879,196

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 109 dACES3 years/$37.5M (2016-18)

Details
  • 3 years/$37.5M (2016-18). Signed by Washington as a free agent 1/6/16. 16:$8M, 17:$12M, 18:$17.5M. $5.5M of 2018 salary is deferred without interest, to be paid $2.5M on 1/15/19 and $3M on 1/15/20. Deferrals reducing contract's present-day value to $37,270,849, according to MLB calculation. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Washington 8/21/18 with $3,763,441 remaining on contract. As part of the deal, Nationals paid Cubs an undisclosed amount of cash.
  • 1 year/$8M (2015). Re-signed by NY Mets 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration, $8.6M-$7.4M).
  • 1 year/$5.7M (2014). Re-signed by NY Mets 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.925M (2013). Re-signed by NY Mets 1/29/13 (avoided arbitration, $3.4M-$2.55M).
  • 1 year/$512,196 (2012). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.422M (2011). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/2/11.
  • 1 year/$0.419M (2010). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/10/10.
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/2/09 (split contract).
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by NY Mets 8/2/08.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2006 (13-394) (Jacksonville University).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG DRC+
10 vs L (Multi) .299 .340 .455 ?
11 vs R (Multi) .322 .365 .533 ?
18 Split (Multi) .023 .025 .077 ?
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 ?
30 vs L (2016) .329 .376 .548 ?
31 vs R (2016) .354 .396 .614 ?
38 Split (2016) .025 .020 .066 ?
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 ?

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)First Answer: 1:04pm Chat time Temperature: 95 degrees (Heat Index 106) Wind blowing out to CF at 8mph
(Mike Ferrin from Baltimore)
Did you know: Daniel Murphy's in the Top 10 in hitting in the NL? I sure didn't... (Mike Ferrin)
2011-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where do you think Daniel Murphy ends up, both position and team-wise?
(bigcity from NY)
I love the super utility roll for him. Let you spell guys all over. He certainly doesn't hurt you offensively as an extra guy. If you needed to play him everyday at 2B, does it kill you? I guess the big question is: Is 2B REALLY a defensive position? If not, well, the bat certainly plays there. (Mike Ferrin)
2011-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where would you rank Allen Craig amongst NL 2B once he gets eligibility?
(KD from Loop)
Depends how much they play Schumaker. If the PT gets split relatively evenly, he's probably somewhere in the middle, ahead of guys like Daniel Murphy and Jonathan Herrera, maybe in line with a guy like Darwin Barney. It really depends on the PT, though. (Derek Carty)
2011-03-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who will be playing 2B for the Mets this year?
(bfitzge3 from Upstate NY)
Head says Daniel Murphy, since they've seen him before and at least know his bat, although his glove may be suspect. Gut says Brad Emaus, because they have to keep him on the roster as a Rule 5 pick, he'll be superior defensively, and shouldn't be too much less than Murphy with the bat. (Cory Schwartz)
2010-05-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi John How much time do you think Chris Carter is going to have with the Mets? Thanks
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
That's a great question. I would say until they are ready to bring Daniel Murphy back from Buffalo, where he has been optioned after being activated from the DL. I'd like to see Carter get a shot to show what he can do. (John Perrotto)
2010-03-23 16:30:00 (link to chat)Ike Davis is way better than Daniel Murphy... why are the Mets burring this guy? I know he needs more time at Triple A... but it can't be any worse than Murphy and .133 avg so far.
(Jquinton82 from NY)
I really wouldn't read into Spring Training stats much at all. I'd look only at power numbers if anything for hitters, and maybe K/BB for pitchers. There's too much noise there. Here's the thing about calling up Ike Davis-- do you think he'll be better in 2016 or 2010? Because the Mets get him for six years without needing to pay the market price of his talent. They can pick the six years as 2010-2015 or 2011-2016. Are the Mets going to be more competitive in 2016? Maybe that's another reason. (Matt Swartz)
2009-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Jack Cust make any sense for the Mets? What would be Oakland's asking price, maybe Daniel Murphy in a straight swap?
(Robin from NJ)
I have no idea why the Mets would want Jack Cust. He can't play the outfield, the NL doesn't have a DH, and unless they were going to use him in a Matt Stairs with the Phillies type of role, it makes no sense. And even if they did want him to be their Stairs, there are plenty of freely available guys like Andy Tracy who could do the same thing without expensing much. (Eric Seidman)
2009-05-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Starts Jermey Reed at 1b and Daniel Murphy in LF and Gary Sheffield in RF (go get 'em Carlos!) as Ryan Church sits the bench. Starts Gary Sheffield in RF at bats him 4th. Omir Santos starts again! Sacrifice bunts with no one out and a runner on second IN THE FIRST INNING. Pinch hits for Daniel Murphy with Angel F. Pagan with the bases loaded and one out in the 8th inning down by two. These are all things Jerry Manuel did JUST LAST NIGHT. Was he this bad in Chicago? BTW- Mets didn't score in the first (or ever for that matter.) Pagan grounded into a double play. Sheffield went 0 for 4 and left 4 on base.
(Dave from NJ)
He was, and he will be. That the Mets were impressed with him was proof they didn't remember that this was what happened last time around: Manuel aced his interview, says all the right things in a conference room, and then handicapped his ballclub with his fascination with ways of insinuating himself into the ballgame. I know it means something to Mets fans if I label the man "Torborgian," but that's what you're working with, with a dash of braggadocio to spice things up a bit. (Christina Kahrl)


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