A beloved and remembered former New York Mets player is blazing the Indy Ball with the Long Island Ducks. Daniel Murphy has been named the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Player of the Month.
Murphy earned recognition after hitting .347 with 30 hits in May. The veteran ended up hitting .296 in his 12-year MLB career.
Mets postseason hero, Daniel Murphy, is showing he still has it
Daniel Murphy signed this past preseason with the independent baseball team the Long Island Ducks after more than a decade in the big leagues with the New York Mets, Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs, and Colorado Rockies. His work in MLB brought him three All-Star Game selections and two Silver Slugger Awards.
Murphy played seven seasons with the Mets racking up 62 homers, 402 RBI, and 422 runs scored. The former infielder earned his first All-Star selection with the Queen's team in 2014.
Murphy has shown that he hasn't lost his contact skills in the independent league. Through the 30 games of the season, he has posted a line of .347/.423/.479/.902, ranking #2 in the league in hits.
The former Met has stayed hot during his first games in the independent league accumulating to date a streak of 16 games connecting hits and 19 games reaching base. Even Murphy has managed to steal three bases so far this season.
The 38-year-old veteran is showing that he still possesses great baseball skills and abilities to hit the ball. Murphy's feat so far is incredible after missing a couple of years retired from professional baseball and because of his age.
With the level Murphy has been playing, major league baseball teams may be interested in evaluating whether this player's bat can be up to MLB stature again. It would be a great story to have some Daniel Murphy play in MLB or better yet, at some point with the New York Mets.