One thing I’ve always loved about Murphy as a player is that he always hustles and plays the game hard. He may not be one of the most talented or athletic players in the game, but he is definitely one of that hardest workers as a player.
He may make boneheaded plays at times, but there’s no question of how hard he pays the game. Teams need hustlers and Murphy has been one for the Mets. In addition, Murphy is one of the most studious guys. He will watch film constantly and study opponents’ strengths and weaknesses religiously.
It is because of these qualities that makes Murphy an overachiever.