“The main focus is positioning. We both feel I’m athletic enough to play the position. Part of my struggles have been due to poor positioning, especially on the double play. I’m not good enough yet, and we both know this, to get to the bag late and still turn the double play. What we’ve decided to do is I will play closer to the bag. I may give up more in the hole, but I will get to the bag on time and be able to dictate my pivot rather than stumbling over the bag. I think with that it will allow me to slow the game down – it won’t move as quickly. I feel really comfortable there now, especially with the positioning and the double plays in game speed.”
Daniel Murphy, when asked specifically what he had been working on with Tim Teufel.
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One comment on “Daniel Murphy on being athletic enough for 2B”
I’d love to see him turn into a halfway decent second baseman, especially if that entails him getting to the bag early enough to avoid takeout slides. Be nice to have his passion and bat last an entire season.