2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Daniel Murphy
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Daniel Murphy and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect from the Colorado Rockies first baseman during the 2020 MLB season.
An aging first baseman coming off his worst season in five years usually does make him a profile worthy player. Daniel Murphy cratered in Colorado appearing in only 132 games with 56 runs, 13 home runs, 78 RBI, a stolen base and a .279/.328/.452 slash line. Targeted as a player with batting average upside with a chance to hit 20 or more home runs with Coors Field as his home for half of his games, Murphy disappointed. He’s one full year removed from microfracture surgery on his knee but suffered an avulsion fracture of his left index finger in spring training which landed him on the injured list after two games and one hit in his first 10 at-bats.
It’s possible Murphy never returned to full health on the season with the injury to his pull hand as a left-handed batter. Murphy recorded a 6.7 walk percentage with a 15.5 strikeout percent and .174 isolated power in 2019. He maintained a strong line drive rate (24.2-percent) with a 36.1 fly ball percentage with his home run per fly...