Texas Rangers
2014 Avg.
.279
 
Career Avg.
.275
Name  David Murphy
Born  10/18/1981
Height  6-4
Weight  205
Number  7
Position  RF
Bats  L
Throws  L
Hot4/12/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Indians right fielder David Murphy (2-5) collected four RBI Saturday in a 12-6 victory over the White Sox.
Insight: David Murphy the power-hitter? So far the 32-year-old is on pace for 27 jacks and 135 RBI. His career-high is only 74 RBI so fantasy owners shouldn't get too excited. We'll see if Murphy can stay hot Sunday in the series finale.
 
Hot4/8/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Indians right fielder David Murphy followed up his four-hit game Sunday with two more hits, including his first homer with Cleveland, in three at-bats Tuesday against the Padres.
Insight: Murphy also had a double and scored three runs. The Rangers tasked Murphy, who hit .304 with 15 homers in 2012, with replacing Josh Hamilton last season, but he batted .220 with 13 homers and a .656 OPS. He's trying to bounce back in Cleveland.
 
4/6/2014 7:02:00 PM
Description: Indians right fielder David Murphy swatted four hits Sunday in a loss to Minnesota.
Insight: Murphy had just two hits in 14 at bats this season prior to Sunday. It's the veteran's first four-hit game since June 27, 2012.
 
11/19/2013 10:30:00 PM
Description: David Murphy is headed to Cleveland. The former Texas outfielder has agreed to a two-year deal worth $10 million. SOURCE: Dallas Morning News
Insight: It's not an ideal landing spot as Murphy seems destined for a platoon with the equally inconsistent Drew Stubbs in right field. Murphy batted just .220 across 142 games last season, his lowest average in eight seasons in MLB.
 
9/4/2013 11:25:00 AM
Description: Rangers left fielder David Murphy faces an unfavorable matchup Wednesday against Oakland starter Jarrod Parker.
Insight: The A's righthander has limited Murphy to three hits in 17 at bats (.176 AVG). Murphy (.222, 13 HR, 43 RBI) is having an awful season. Right now, he's hitting 54 points below his career average (.276).
 
8/28/2013 10:00:00 AM
Description: Texas outfielder David Murphy is the rare hitter who can produce against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Murphy is 24-for-73 (.329) with three homers and 16 RBI against "King Felix." The Rangers outfielder has struggled with the bat, hitting just .221 this season with a .658 OPS which is well below last season's production level.
 
8/17/2013 11:35:00 AM
Description: Texas outfielder David Murphy is the rare hitter who can produce against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Murphy is 23-for-71 (.324) with three homers against "King Felix." The Rangers outfielder has struggled with the bat, hitting just .222 this season with a .664 OPS which is well below last season's production level.
 
7/12/2013 10:13:00 AM
Description: Texas outfielder David Murphy doesn't get much notice with all the personalities on the Rangers team, but you should pay attention to him on Friday in a favorable matchup..
Insight: Murphy is 9-for-20 (.450) with four homers and eight RBI versus Detroit right-hander Doug Fister. Given the starting job when Josh Hamilton jumped to the Angels, Murphy has struggled with a low batting average (.221), but has knocked out 10 homers.
 
7/4/2013 10:52:00 AM
Description: Texas outfielder David Murphy has performed well against Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma, going 5-for-15 with two doubles and a homer against the righty.
Insight: Murphy was handed a starting job when Josh Hamilton signed with the Angels, but it has not gone well for the lefty-swinging outfielder. He's hitting .224 with a .665 OPS, and Texas just signed Manny Ramirez to a minor league deal. Yes, that Manny Ramirez.
 
5/25/2013 11:16:00 AM
Description: Texas outfielder David Murphy is a career .303 hitter (20-for-66) with a pair of home runs against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Murphy has been a platoon player over the last few seasons, but he was handed a starting job after Josh Hamilton signed with the Angels. He has hit just .223 with a .674 OPS, but this matchup might help his numbers.
 
Cold5/19/2013 10:37:00 AM
Description: If you have held onto David Murphy through his crippling slump this season, Sunday would be a good day to start him. He'll face Tigers starter Doug Fister.
Insight: Murphy has been a platoon player over the last few seasons, but he was handed a starting job after Josh Hamilton signed with the Angels. He has hit just .205 with a .617 OPS. Murphy does have a .444 average (8-for-18) with four homers and eight RBI against Fister, however.
 
Cold5/3/2013 4:49:00 PM
Description: Texas left fielder David Murphy is not in the starting lineup Friday against Boston for the fourth straight game.
Insight: Murphy was handed a starting job after Josh Hamilton signed with the Angels but he is hitting .174 with two homers in 92 at-bats. Boston's Felix Doubront is the fourth straight lefty starter Texas has faced, leaving Murphy marooned on the bench in favor of Jeff Baker.
 
Cold4/23/2013 1:29:00 PM
Description: Texas left fielder David Murphy is just 1-for-19 over his career against Angels lefty Jason Vargas with five strikeouts and a .195 OPS.
Insight: Murphy is currently hitting below the Mendoza Line and this ugly matchup isn't likely to help the situation. Sit him.
 
Cold4/18/2013 12:22:00 PM
Description: Texas left fielder David Murphy is in the midst of a 2-for-16 slump and he's probably not going to snap out of it Thursday versus Chicago. Murphy has just one hit in 10 career at bats versus Cubs righthander Carlos Villanueva.
Insight: Murphy is having a miserable season (.160 AVG in 13 games) and should be benched in all formats until further notice.
 
Cold4/7/2013 10:50:00 AM
Description: Rangers outfielder David Murphy has a .143 average with 11 strikeouts in 49 at-bats against Los Angeles Angels right-hander Jered Weaver.
Insight: Murphy was a platoon player last season but he was handed the starting left field job when Josh Hamilton signed with the Angels. He is 3-for-19 with five Ks this season and should be avoided Sunday.
 
9/27/2012 1:47:00 PM
Description: Texas left fielder David Murphy will get the day off Thursday against Oakland.
Insight: Josh Hamilton (.286, 43 HR, 124 RBI) will slide over to left to take Murphy's place. Craig Gentry (.309, 1 HR, 26 RBI) will get the start in center.
 
9/23/2012 11:15:00 AM
Description: Rangers left fielder David Murphy has never gotten a hit in 14 career at bats against Mariners starter Jason Vargas.
Insight: Doesn't exactly sound like starting outfielder material does it? Bench Murphy (.311, 14 HR, 58 RBI) in all fantasy formats for Sunday's game against Seattle.
 
9/16/2012 11:10:00 AM
Description: Texas outfielder David Murphy is a fantasy must-start Sunday against Seattle's Blake Beavan. He's hitting .417 versus Beavan in 12 previous at bats.
Insight: Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre get most of the attention but Murphy has been just as dangerous for the Rangers in 2012 (.313, 13 HR, 55 RBI). Expect him to have another strong game on Sunday.
 
9/15/2012 10:06:00 AM
Description: Rangers left fielder David Murphy is hitless in 11 tries against Seattle right-hander Jason Vargas.
Insight: Murphy is having a fine season, batting .315 with 13 HR, 54 RBI and a .890 OPS, but Saturday is not a good matchup.
 
Cold9/9/2012 10:39:00 AM
Description: Rangers left fielder David Murphy has produced a stellar .314 average in 125 games this season but he's not the guy you want to start Sunday against James Shields. He's struggled to a .167 average against the Rays ace in 18 previous at bats.
Insight: Murphy produced a torrid 11-for-19 stretch earlier in the month but since then he's just two for his last 18.