Sun Mar 22 07:29am EDT
Daniel Murphy has only 131 major league at-bats, but his approach is impressive enough that New York Mets manager Jerry Manuel said he will bat Murphy in the No.2 hole behind Jose Reyes and bat veteran Luis Castillo No.8, according to the New York Daily News.
"I'm confident that I can go out there and try to put a quality at-bat on them every time," said Murphy, who hit .313 with two homers and 17 RBI during his rookie season. "That's what my goal is. It's not numbers. It's not hits. It's not home runs. It's not doubles or RBI. It's quality at-bats."
The Mets used 10 different hitters in the No. 2 position last season, according to The Daily News.