20 Feb

Welcome to the 2015 IBI preview capsules! In order to prepare for the upcoming season, IBI will have a preview capsule running for every player on the 40-man roster and selected non-roster invites. To mix things up, we will be running these roughly in alphabetical order. Next up is outfielder David Murphy.

David Murphy, OF

Bats: Left — Throws: Left — Entering his age-33 season — Contract: $6.5 million in 2015 (team option for $7.0 million in 2016)

2014 Overview: Murphy’s first season in Cleveland actually saw his offense bounce back from his 2013 slump, with the outfielder’s .262/.319/.385 line in 462 plate appearances coming in right at the league average. However, Murphy’s issues defensively brought him all the way down to replacement level in 2014, raising questions as to whether or not the outfielder can add real value to the team this season. Cleveland’s outfield is crowded, but Murphy’s guaranteed contract may get him another chance. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, February 14, 2015

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Posted by on February 20, 2015 in ZY. February 2015


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