- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 221 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/1/1985 (34)
Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story and first baseman Daniel Murphy are not in Thursday's lineup against the St. Louis Cardinals. Both appear to be fine health-wise. Garrett Hampson plays short batting sixth and Josh Fuentes bats seventh playing first base. Moving up in the lineup are outfielder Raimel Tapia and second baseman Ryan McMahon. It's a Coors game against St. Louis starter Miles Mikolas, McMahon could be an okay DFS value play, but none of the other Rockies outside of premium options Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon are very enticing.
Colorado Rockies first baseman Daniel Murphy singled and walked twice in the team's loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday. It was the first time Murphy scored two runs in a game in nearly a month, and they were just his second and third walks of August. Murphy has really struggled to hit for power this season. His HR/FB rate has fallen for the third straight year, and while he's hit 25 doubles, he'll likely finish with less than 15 home runs for the second straight season. It's not clear yet whether this is age catching up to the 34-year-old or a result of his early hand injury, but either way, this certainly isn't what the Rockies expected when they signed Murphy in the offseason.
Colorado Rockies first baseman Daniel Murphy set a career high when he drove in six runs against the Reds on Friday to help his team secure the win. Murphy set the tone for the day when he launched a three-run homer in the first inning that fell deep in the right-center seats. Murphy's 11th home run of the season comes one day after he drilled his 10th of the year against his former team, the Nationals. Since missing the first month of the season, Murphy has put together a pretty solid year, hitting .289 and knocking in 57 runs.