A Brief Post Capitalizing on Daniel Murphy’s Unlikely Success

The purpose of this post, nominally, is to provide some manner of brief but substantive comment on the exploits of second baseman Daniel Murphy, which player just recorded his sixth home run in as many postseason games for the (likely) National League champion Mets. The purpose of this post simultaneously is to capitalize on the enthusiasm of the public for Murphy’s accomplishments by providing an internet link on which they might idly click.

For those reading these words, the second objective has been accomplished. To satisfy the terms of the first objective, the author has produced the following — namely, a table of the 16 qualified batters from 2015 (out of 141 total) who recorded fewer home runs this year over 162 games than Murphy himself has over a half-dozen of them.

Qualifiers with Fewer Homers Than Postseason D. Murphy
Name Team PA HR
1 Brock Holt BOS 509 2
2 Ben Revere 634 2
3 Nick Markakis ATL 686 3
4 Alcides Escobar KCA 662 3
5 Erick Aybar LAA 638 3
6 Angel Pagan SFN 551 3
7 Dee Gordon MIA 653 4
8 Andrelton Simmons ATL 583 4
9 Yadier Molina STL 530 4
10 Chris Owings ARI 552 4
11 Billy Burns OAK 555 5
12 Anthony Gose DET 535 5
13 Ender Inciarte ARI 561 6
14 DJ LeMahieu COL 620 6
15 Jace Peterson ATL 597 6
16 Jean Segura MIL 584 6

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Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.

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Oh hey, 3 Braves. Weird that we aren’t watching them play right now huh?


Like how Markakis is apparently an A now.