Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy finished second in 2016 National League Most Valuable Player voting behind Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant. The award is given by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Murphy posted career highs in nearly every major offensive category this season including batting average (.347), homers (25), RBI (104), doubles (47), on-base percentage (.390) and slugging percentage (.595). He was also named an all-star for the second time in his career.
Murphy was tied for the National League lead in OPS (.989) with Reds first baseman Joey Votto, and he finished the season with the second-highest batting average in all of MLB, just one point behind Rockies second baseman D.J. LeMahieu (.348).
Last week Murphy was selected as the National League's Most Outstanding Player by the MLB Players Association.
The Florida native received one first-place vote, and was tied with Dodgers rookie shortstop Corey Seager in second-place votes (11) and third-place votes (10).