Reiber writes in the article "Daniel Murphy's little black book":
Murphy's notebook contains a record of his at-bats - just like the one his teammate Carlos Delgado has kept for years. Murphy got the idea from Delgado. Well, not directly from him, but from watching a tape of Delgado, a year and a half before they became teammates.This kid gets it. Whatever he can do to improve his swing, his performance on the field, he goes at it 110 percent.
"Two years ago, I was in minor-league camp," Murphy said Sunday in the dugout at Tradition Field. "They showed us film of Delgado hitting a home run off somebody, I think in San Diego, and he went straight to the notebook and was writing down how the AB went. I was like, 'That's a pretty good idea.' So I started doing it."
I really hope he plays well in left field this season, and somehow becomes a cornerstone on the team, wherever he plays.