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Daniel Murphy is not an average second basemen

New York Mets

Daniel Murphy is not an average 2B by any stretch of the imagination. this is not the 2000s guys hitting over .300-avg and 50 home runs are rare. ur not accurately depicting the pitchers game that we are currently residing in when calling Murphy average. let me clarify in 2012 an american league average hitter thats with the DH and no pitcher mind u is .255/.320/.411. the national league average is 254/.318/.400 that comes out to the MLB average player is .255/.319/.405. now lets do this by the position that we are currently talking about a 2B. in 2012 MLB average 2B triple slash line is .250/.316/.378. second base in not an offensive position its an up the middle position known for having good gloves not good hitters. Having Murphy a real hitter at a position like 2B is a huge plus that most teams don’t have. look around the MLB over the last 3 years Murphy has been a top 5 second basemen. for u to call Murphy an average second basemen u have to find 15 names out of this list of 30 that are better then Murphy. if u can u name 15 players in the MLB better then Murphy then u can call him average. i can name 4 maybe 5 players and when u can name only 4 or 5 players better then him at his position that's called elite.

over the last 3 years 2010-2012

guys with less then 3 season i'v included the 2013 season

Daniel Murphy.302/.344/.421

Brandon Philips .285/.336/.439

Marco Scutaro .293/.345/.403

Matt Carpenter .283/.359/.447

Jedd Gyorko .284/.341/.461

Neil Walker .282/.341/.429

Darwin Barney 263/.305/.349

Rickie Weeks .255/.349/.443

Dan Uggla .248/.343/.451

Chase Utley .264/.367/.433

Josh Rutledge .228/.290/.344

Aaron Hill .253/.312/.429

Mark Ellis .265/.326/.363

Howie Kendrick .284/.325/.423

Dustin Pedroia .297/.368/.469

Omar Infante .289/.323/.405

Jose Altuve .289/.329/.385

Jason Kipnis .267/.343/.429

Robinson Cano .311/.370/.539

Brian Dozier .231/.284/.347

Danny Espinosa .239/.315/.411

Donovan Solano .290/.340/.361

Ian Kinsler .263/.350/.441

Maicer Izturis .270/.332/.378

Chris Getz .255/.310/.301

Scott Sizemore .238/.328/.381

Brian Roberts .244/.308/.340

Jamey Carroll .282/.359/.334

Gordon Beckham .238/.303/.362

Dustin Ackley .243/.314/.360

Eric Sogard .190/.237/.302

who has a better career numbers at 2B in the MLB then

Daniel Murphy .289/.335/.423

Brandon Philips 272/.321/.433

Chase Utley .287/.374/.499

Marco Scutaro.279 .342 .393

Matt Carpenter 302/.380/.459

Jedd Gyorko .284/.341/.461

Neil Walker .276/.342/.419

Darwin Barney .258/.303/.350

Rickie Weeks 249/.348/.425

Dan Uggla .250/.342/.465

Chase Utley .287/.374/.499

Josh Rutledge .228/.290/.344

Aaron Hill .273/.328/.434

Mark Ellis .265/.330/.393

Howie Kendrick .294/.332/.431

Dustin Pedroia .304/.371/.458

Omar Infante .276/.316/.398

Jose Altuve .289/.329/.385

Jason Kipnis .267/.343/.429

Robinson Cano .307/.352/.503

Brian Dozier .231/.284/.347

Danny Espinosa .230/.303/.396

Donovan Solano .290/.340/.361

Ian Kinsler .273/.351/.460

Maicer Izturis .264/.327/.360

Chris Getz .252/.310/.313

Scott Sizemore .238/.328/.381

Brian Roberts .280/.351/.413

Jamey Carroll .274/.351/.340

Gordon Beckham .248/.313/.382

Dustin Ackley .237/.307/.344

Eric Sogard .230/.290/.324

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