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For the first time since 2011 — when Jose Reyes was the National League batting champion — David Wright is not the best offensive player on the Mets.
Daniel Murphy has supplanted the captain as the club’s most dangerous offensive weapon.
Wright is still far and away New York’s best overall player. He’s the unequivocal leader, a Gold Glove defender and still a very good hitter.
But Murphy has quietly taken his game to the next level and developed into a superb player.
The 29-year-old is barely talked about nationally. Heck, he’s hardly recognized in New York City. You could make the argument that Murphy is the most underrated player in the game.
No, he’s not a sexy player. He doesn’t blast 450-foot home runs and make highlight-reel plays. But what the smooth-swinging lefty does do it hit. And hit a lot.
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