**ORIGINAL POSTED DATE 8/31/12**
This season, Rangers’ management and fans alike have seen a rejuvenated Murphy who has already surpassed his previous best season in rWAR (2.3 in 2010) as he stands at 2.5 with a month to play. If he qualified to be among the league leaders (currently four plate appearances away from qualifying, should have enough in just a few days), Murphy would be tied for fourth in the AL with a .390 OBP and 11th in OPS (.876).
The most surprising aspect of this season for Murphy has been his ability to hit lefties (albeit in a small sample size of 61 plate appearances) at a clip of .382/.426/.455. To say he has been lucky against LHP this season would be an understatement as he has a most unsustainable .525 BABIP. This is one of the many reasons why you @cantpredictball.
That being said, who saw a Baylor player winning the Heisman last season? This career year for Murphy has been a continuation of what many in Waco have been enjoying since last September. They, like Ranger fans, hope it doesn’t end anytime soon.