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Birth Date10-18-1981
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age32 years, 10 months, 12 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
1.32010
0.42011
3.62012
-0.52013
0.22014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2006 BOS 24 20 26 22 4 5 1 0 1 9 4 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 .227 .346 .409 .246 1.3 -0.5 0.1
2007 BOS 25 3 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.500 .739 1.1 0.0 0.1
2007 TEX 25 43 110 103 16 35 12 1 2 55 7 19 0 0 0 14 0 0 .340 .382 .534 .310 8.7 -0.1 0.8
2008 TEX 26 108 454 415 64 114 28 3 15 193 31 70 0 6 2 74 7 2 .275 .321 .465 .262 13.2 -1.6 1.2
2009 TEX 27 128 493 432 61 116 24 1 17 193 49 106 1 9 2 57 9 4 .269 .338 .447 .272 19.5 0.7 2.0
2010 TEX 28 138 467 419 54 122 26 2 12 188 45 71 0 3 0 65 14 2 .291 .358 .449 .280 15.0 -2.2 1.3
2011 TEX 29 120 440 404 46 111 14 2 11 162 33 61 0 2 1 46 11 6 .275 .328 .401 .250 1.9 2.0 0.4
2012 TEX 30 147 521 457 65 139 29 3 15 219 54 74 4 4 0 61 10 5 .304 .380 .479 .307 36.3 -2.2 3.6
2013 TEX 31 142 476 436 51 96 26 1 13 163 37 59 1 1 0 45 1 4 .220 .282 .374 .234 -0.5 -4.5 -0.5
2014 CLE 32 109 405 362 36 95 21 1 7 139 34 54 2 6 1 55 2 3 .262 .324 .384 .269 3.9 -3.3 0.1
Career958339430523988341811593132429451983164195426.273.336.434.270100.2-11.79.1

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2003 LOW A- 21 95 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .391 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SAR A+ 45 173 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SAR A+ 73 297 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PME AA 135 535 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 BOS MLB 20 26 .246 .268 .338 .431 .255 .235 107 -0.4 0.8 0 -0.5 0.1 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2006 PME AA 42 184 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 PAW AAA 84 366 .279 .255 .323 .385 .254 .300 98 7.3 10.1 -0.3 -9.3 -1.6 17.3 0.8 17.3 0.8
2007 BOS MLB 3 2 .739 .214 .323 .286 .234 1.000 74 1.1 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2007 TEX MLB 43 110 .310 .272 .337 .429 .266 .402 99 6.1 3.3 -0.5 -0.1 0.1 8.7 0.8 8.7 0.8
2007 OKL AAA 2 7 .206 .236 .300 .358 .239 .500 85 -0.4 0.2 0 -0.0 -0.2 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2007 PAW AAA 100 444 .277 .268 .340 .405 .266 .319 92 8 12.8 -1.3 -3.1 0.1 20.1 1.6 20.1 1.6
2008 TEX MLB 108 454 .262 .261 .329 .412 .259 .295 111 0.9 13.1 -3.5 -1.6 2.9 13.2 1.2 13.2 1.2
2009 TEX MLB 128 493 .272 .267 .333 .430 .263 .311 107 6.5 14.2 -4 0.7 0.8 19.5 2.0 19.5 2.0
2010 TEX MLB 138 467 .280 .259 .327 .405 .258 .324 112 9.3 12.9 -3.3 -2.2 -2.8 15.0 1.3 15.0 1.3
2011 TEX MLB 120 440 .250 .256 .319 .402 .262 .299 111 -4.2 11.9 -3.1 2.0 -2.0 1.9 0.4 1.9 0.4
2012 TEX MLB 147 521 .307 .255 .317 .412 .262 .333 104 24.1 14.2 -3.8 -2.2 3.2 36.3 3.6 36.3 3.6
2013 TEX MLB 142 476 .234 .256 .318 .403 .268 .227 101 -11.7 12.5 -3.1 -4.5 -0.9 -1.0 -0.6 -0.5 -0.5
2014 CLE MLB 109 405 .269 .258 .319 .405 .264 .287 103 3.3 10.5 -3.8 -3.3 -4.4 3.9 0.1 3.9 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2003 SAR A+ 173 18 37 5 1 1 18 20 33 6 2 .242 .329 .307 .065 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LOW A- 95 13 27 4 0 0 13 16 9 4 1 .346 .457 .397 .051 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SAR A+ 297 35 71 11 0 4 38 25 46 3 5 .261 .323 .346 .085 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PME AA 535 71 133 25 4 14 75 46 83 13 6 .275 .338 .430 .155 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 PAW AAA 366 45 85 23 5 8 44 45 53 3 3 .267 .358 .447 .179 .279 17.3 -9.3 0.8
2006 PME AA 184 22 47 17 1 3 25 11 29 4 2 .273 .317 .436 .163 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 BOS MLB 26 4 5 1 0 1 2 4 4 0 0 .227 .346 .409 .182 .246 1.3 -0.5 0.1
2007 BOS MLB 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.500 1.000 .739 1.1 0.0 0.1
2007 TEX MLB 110 16 35 12 1 2 14 7 19 0 0 .340 .382 .534 .194 .310 8.7 -0.1 0.8
2007 PAW AAA 444 50 112 20 5 9 47 41 68 8 1 .280 .348 .422 .142 .277 20.1 -3.1 1.6
2007 OKL AAA 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 .286 .286 .286 .000 .206 -0.3 -0.0 -0.0
2008 TEX MLB 454 64 114 28 3 15 74 31 70 7 2 .275 .321 .465 .190 .262 13.2 -1.6 1.2
2009 TEX MLB 493 61 116 24 1 17 57 49 106 9 4 .269 .338 .447 .178 .272 19.5 0.7 2.0
2010 TEX MLB 467 54 122 26 2 12 65 45 71 14 2 .291 .358 .449 .158 .280 15.0 -2.2 1.3
2011 TEX MLB 440 46 111 14 2 11 46 33 61 11 6 .275 .328 .401 .126 .250 1.9 2.0 0.4
2012 TEX MLB 521 65 139 29 3 15 61 54 74 10 5 .304 .380 .479 .175 .307 36.3 -2.2 3.6
2013 TEX MLB 476 51 96 26 1 13 45 37 59 1 4 .220 .282 .374 .154 .234 -0.5 -4.5 -0.5
2014 CLE MLB 405 36 95 21 1 7 55 34 54 2 3 .262 .324 .384 .122 .269 3.9 -3.3 0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 1643 0.5423 0.4340 0.8513 0.5668 0.2766 0.9010 0.7308 0.1473
2009 2018 0.5144 0.4069 0.8168 0.5241 0.2806 0.8732 0.7055 0.1832
2010 1878 0.4878 0.3955 0.8720 0.5251 0.2713 0.9252 0.7739 0.1280
2011 1723 0.5113 0.4297 0.8716 0.5755 0.2767 0.9310 0.7425 0.1284
2012 2021 0.4983 0.4368 0.8322 0.6038 0.2702 0.8882 0.7080 0.1678
2013 1849 0.4911 0.4392 0.8621 0.5903 0.2933 0.9384 0.7138 0.1379
2014 1499 0.4903 0.4503 0.8459 0.5946 0.3115 0.9314 0.6891 0.1541
Career126310.50480.42650.84950.56760.2820.91130.72370.1503

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-10 - 15-DL - - 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 CLE $500,000
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
6 yrPrevious$13,035,490
2011Current$5,500,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$18,535,490
2 yrFuture$6,500,000
9 yrTotal$25,035,490

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 87 dMoye Sports2 years/$12M (2014-15), 2016 option

Details
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .251 .303 .322 .226
11 vs R (Multi) .257 .327 .440 .268
18 Split (Multi) .006 .024 .117 .041
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .223 .270 .291 .204
31 vs R (2013) .219 .286 .399 .236
38 Split (2013) -.004 .015 .108 .032
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

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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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