Daniel Murphy was named the National League Player of the Month for July after the 31-year-old infielder went 27 for 78 (.346/.372/.744) with 11 doubles, a triple and six home runs over 22 games and 86 plate appearances last month.
It was the second Player of the Month award of his career after he received the nod in May earlier this season.
Murphy made his second All-Star appearance in July too, and was the only hitter on the NL squad to have a multi-hit game in the Midsummer Classic.
He reached base in 18 of 22 games on the month, with hits in 17 of 22, and ended the month of July leading the NL in AVG (.350), SLG (.620), OPS (1.009), total hits (131), doubles (31), extra base hits (56) and multi-hit games (41) on the year.
Murphy had the highest slugging percentage, the 4th-highest average, the third-highest home run total and the 4th-highest wRC+ (181) in the NL in July.
Murphy’s 8 for 23 so far in August, with a double and a home run in six games, leaving him with a .350/.390/.615 line, 32 doubles, five triples, a career-high 21 home runs, 23 walks and 44 Ks in 105 games and 431 PAs in the first year of his 3-year/$37.5M with the Nationals.
His Player of the Month nod earned him the Topps NOW treatment as well.
Murphy got a card recognizing his accomplishment and he’s featured alongside the AL Player of the Month, Boston Red Sox’ outfielder Mookie Betts, who put up an equally gaudy .368/.415/.653 line with 10 doubles and five home runs in 23 games and 106 PAs in July.
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