Don’t get me wrong, I don’t see any young player who has the potential that Daniel Murphy has, especially considering how hard he works, but the media and fans have portrayed him as a 10-year veteran and an established major leaguer who has experienced it all.
Wait… experienced what? For someone who has not even played 1/3 of a major league season, you never know what will happen to him next — regardless of how highly touted he is.
People need to take a deep breath and see how he performs throughout an entire season to see what kind of consistency he can build up.
I’m not saying that I’m not optimistic about this guy, I’m just saying everyone needs to understand that a guy that has had only 131 major league at-bats isn’t exactly a proven gem.
Heck, he spent the entire season in Double-A before he jumped to the majors due to Marlon Anderson’s injury in August.
So before you expect him to hit .300 this year, maybe you should see where he is at the All-Star break and go from there. It is simply too early to be jumping to conclusions with this guy.