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Darnell McDonald PH

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
16 854 .250 .314 .397 86 0.2
Birth Date11-17-1978
Height5' 11"
Weight205 lbs
Age41 years, 0 months, 5 days
BatsR
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2004 BAL 25 17 34 5 1 0 0 2 6 0 1 0 .156 .206 .188 68 -1.3 0.6 -0.3 0.0
2007 MIN 28 4 11 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .100 .182 .100 74 -0.3 -0.2 0.8 0.1
2009 CIN 30 47 111 28 6 1 2 5 31 1 1 0 .267 .306 .400 70 -3.8 -1.6 0.8 -0.2
2010 BOS 31 117 363 86 18 3 9 30 85 2 9 1 .270 .336 .429 89 -4.1 -3.4 0.0 0.2
2011 BOS 32 79 175 37 6 1 6 14 33 2 2 3 .236 .303 .401 95 -0.7 0.0 -2.4 0.0
2012 BOS 33 38 99 18 7 0 2 12 17 0 1 1 .214 .309 .369 85 -1.7 -1.0 2.2 0.2
2012 NYA 33 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 95 0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2013 CHN 34 25 57 16 4 0 1 4 8 0 0 0 .302 .351 .434 87 -0.7 0.1 -0.4 0.0
Career33185419142520681855145.250.314.39786-12.6-5.50.30.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1998 DEL A SAL 0 566 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 FRD A+ CRL 0 21 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 FRD A+ CRL 0 573 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BOW AA EAS 0 492 .000 .000 .000 .287 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BOW AA EAS 30 128 .000 .000 .000 .349 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ROC AAA INT 104 425 .000 .000 .000 .288 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BOW AA EAS 37 168 .000 .000 .000 .336 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ROC AAA INT 91 369 .000 .000 .000 .361 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 OTT AAA INT 40 172 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BAL MLB AL 17 34 .272 .339 .432 .192 105 -3.5 1.0 -0.2 68 11 -0.3 0.6 -1.3 0.0
2004 OTT AAA INT 107 454 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BUF AAA INT 26 83 .260 .328 .413 .352 115 -0.7 2.6 0.2 106 0 2.1 1.0 3.3 0.9
2005 DUR AAA INT 73 306 .265 .330 .424 .327 106 -2.4 4.6 -0.3 111 0 7.3 1.9 5.9 1.8
2006 DUR AAA INT 136 596 .261 .326 .393 .346 100 15.8 16.0 0.7 129 0 -10.8 2.6 17.2 2.5
2007 MIN MLB AL 4 11 .274 .321 .413 .143 89 -1.9 0.3 -0.1 74 11 0.8 -0.2 -0.3 0.1
2007 COH AAA INT 73 304 .266 .335 .404 .408 97 11.6 9.2 -1.6 116 0 0.5 1.7 10.7 2.0
2007 ROC AAA INT 61 252 .261 .331 .397 .308 94 3.7 7.5 -2.5 117 0 -1.7 -0.8 11.4 1.3
2008 ROC AAA INT 93 410 .258 .325 .399 .318 94 11.7 12.2 -3.4 112 0 -3.0 -0.3 -0.7 0.5
2009 CIN MLB NL 47 111 .265 .331 .416 .361 98 -3.7 3.2 -0.7 70 9 0.8 -1.6 -3.8 -0.2
2009 LOU AAA INT 73 304 .266 .331 .409 .362 111 11.2 8.9 -3 131 0 6.4 -1.6 10.3 2.1
2010 BOS MLB AL 117 363 .253 .322 .397 .342 112 -0.4 10.0 -0.8 89 9 0.0 -3.4 -4.1 0.2
2010 PAW AAA INT 10 43 .275 .340 .429 .375 96 4.2 1.3 -0.4 138 0 0.5 0.0 1.8 0.3
2011 BOS MLB AL 79 175 .256 .320 .410 .258 108 -0.8 4.7 -1.1 95 12 -2.4 0.0 -0.7 0.0
2011 PAW AAA INT 9 35 .259 .335 .402 .381 93 4.7 1.1 -0.3 168 0 0.8 -0.1 2.5 0.4
2012 BOS MLB AL 38 99 .254 .324 .410 .242 107 -0.2 2.7 -0.4 85 16 2.2 -1.0 -1.7 0.2
2012 NYA MLB AL 4 4 .241 .322 .408 .000 109 -1 0.1 0 95 18 -0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 PAW AAA INT 6 23 .264 .326 .399 .250 93 -1.6 0.7 -0.2 65 0 -0.9 0.1 -5.2 -0.5
2012 SWB AAA INT 31 124 .250 .322 .376 .237 96 -5.2 3.7 -1 67 0 0.8 0.0 -4.9 -0.1
2013 CHN MLB NL 25 57 .239 .303 .375 .341 103 -0.2 1.5 -0.4 87 11 -0.4 0.1 -0.7 0.0
2013 IOW AAA PCL 92 294 .260 .331 .398 .275 95 -5.9 8.4 -2.4 79 0 -3.2 1.8 -9.4 -0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1998 DEL A SAL 566 528 87 138 24 5 6 190 44 33 117 35 11 .261 .311 .360 .098 0 0
1998 FRD A+ CRL 21 18 3 4 2 0 1 9 2 3 6 2 0 .222 .333 .500 .278 0 0
1999 FRD A+ CRL 573 507 81 135 23 5 6 186 73 61 92 26 9 .266 .351 .367 .101 0 0
2000 BOW AA EAS 492 459 59 111 13 5 6 152 43 29 87 11 4 .242 .293 .331 .089 0 0
2001 BOW AA EAS 128 117 16 33 7 1 3 51 21 9 28 3 3 .282 .339 .436 .154 0 0
2001 ROC AAA INT 425 391 37 93 19 2 2 122 35 29 75 13 9 .238 .291 .312 .074 2 2
2002 ROC AAA INT 369 332 43 96 21 6 6 147 35 32 78 11 3 .289 .354 .443 .154 1 1
2002 BOW AA EAS 168 144 21 42 9 1 4 65 15 22 27 9 3 .292 .393 .451 .160 0 0
2003 OTT AAA INT 172 152 19 45 7 1 0 54 20 18 27 5 7 .296 .372 .355 .059 1 1
2004 BAL MLB AL 34 32 3 5 1 0 0 6 1 2 6 1 0 .156 .206 .188 .031 0 0
2004 OTT AAA INT 454 410 44 96 32 1 7 151 44 34 100 12 6 .234 .296 .368 .134 2 2
2005 BUF AAA INT 83 74 11 20 7 0 1 30 4 7 19 0 1 .270 .349 .405 .135 0 0
2005 DUR AAA INT 306 285 45 81 13 2 12 134 34 20 62 7 0 .284 .333 .470 .186 0 0
2006 DUR AAA INT 596 538 80 157 33 1 14 234 57 47 115 30 12 .292 .351 .435 .143 4 4
2007 COH AAA INT 304 267 39 84 17 4 2 115 41 31 64 14 5 .315 .388 .431 .116 0 0
2007 ROC AAA INT 252 224 32 62 12 2 5 93 32 19 35 19 2 .277 .343 .415 .138 1 1
2007 MIN MLB AL 11 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .000 0 0
2008 ROC AAA INT 410 369 53 99 25 4 11 165 57 36 81 19 3 .268 .337 .447 .179 0 0
2009 CIN MLB NL 111 105 12 28 6 1 2 42 10 5 31 1 0 .267 .306 .400 .133 0 0
2009 LOU AAA INT 304 280 42 88 22 7 9 151 40 16 56 8 3 .314 .350 .539 .225 3 3
2010 PAW AAA INT 43 41 6 14 6 1 2 28 8 2 7 1 0 .341 .372 .683 .341 0 0
2010 BOS MLB AL 363 319 40 86 18 3 9 137 34 30 85 9 1 .270 .336 .429 .160 0 12
2011 BOS MLB AL 175 157 26 37 6 1 6 63 24 14 33 2 3 .236 .303 .401 .166 2 0
2011 PAW AAA INT 35 29 6 10 3 0 2 19 11 5 6 1 2 .345 .457 .655 .310 0 0
2012 BOS MLB AL 99 84 17 18 7 0 2 31 9 12 17 1 1 .214 .309 .369 .155 1 2
2012 NYA MLB AL 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2012 PAW AAA INT 23 21 2 4 3 0 0 7 2 0 6 0 0 .191 .217 .333 .143 1 0
2012 SWB AAA INT 124 108 18 21 1 0 3 31 7 15 29 1 2 .194 .298 .287 .093 0 0
2013 IOW AAA PCL 294 263 31 62 13 2 4 91 26 27 50 8 2 .236 .307 .346 .110 2 1
2013 CHN MLB NL 57 53 4 16 4 0 1 23 5 4 8 0 0 .302 .351 .434 .132 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2009 418 0.4450 0.5239 0.6712 0.7312 0.3578 0.8382 0.3976 0.3288 0.0038
2010 1375 0.5164 0.4480 0.7451 0.6225 0.2617 0.8462 0.4885 0.2549 -0.0043
2011 698 0.5014 0.4713 0.7660 0.6800 0.2615 0.8950 0.4286 0.2340 0.0027
2012 384 0.5234 0.4349 0.8144 0.6368 0.2131 0.8828 0.5897 0.1856 -0.0058
2013 237 0.5359 0.4599 0.7706 0.6772 0.2091 0.8488 0.4783 0.2294 -0.0004
Career31120.50580.46270.75040.65590.26460.86080.47460.2496-0.0015

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-05-12 2012-06-05 15-DL 24 22 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2011-05-26 2011-06-14 15-DL 19 16 Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2011-03-22 2011-03-25 Camp 3 0 Right Thumb Sprain -
2010-10-13 2010-10-13 Off 0 0 Right Thumb Surgery Ulnar Collateral Ligament 2010-10-13
2010-08-02 2010-08-03 DTD 1 1 Low Back Soreness -
2010-03-14 2010-04-02 Camp 19 0 Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2008-07-31 2008-09-05 Minors 36 0 Left Hand Fracture - -
2008-05-14 2008-05-21 Minors 7 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2008-04-03 2008-04-15 Minors 12 0 - Back Strain - -
2003-06-09 2003-09-15 Minors 98 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Exploratory Labrum 2003-06-12

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHN $
2013 CHN $
2012 BOS $506,500
2011 BOS $470,000
2009 CIN $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,376,500
3 yrTotal$1,376,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 130 dJim McNamara1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/22/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Chicago Cubs 4/2/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/10/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 8/10/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/9/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year/$0.5065M (2012). Re-signed by Boston 3/9/12. Claimed off waivers by NY Yankees 7/3/12 after being DFA by Boston 6/30/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by NY Yankees 7/20/12.
  • 1 year/$0.47M (2011). Re-signed by Boston 3/8/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed as a free agent 1/15/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 4/20/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed as a free agent (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 4/5/09. DFA 5/22/09. Sent outright to AAA 5/26/09. Contract purchased 8/25/09. Sent outright to Triple-A 11/5/09.
  • 1 year (2007). Signed as a free agent 11/06 (minor-league contract). Acquired in trade from Washington 6/24/07. Contract purchased 7/19/07. Optioned to Triple-A 7/25/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Signed as a free agent 1/06 (minor-league contract).
  • Drafted 1997 (1-26).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-07-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who is going to stay with the big club, Dewayne Wise or Darnell McDonald?
(Alex from Anaheim)
This probably depends at least somewhat on Brett Gardner's timetable. Wise is the better defender of the two, and McDonald's main skill -- hitting left-handed pitching -- is already covered by Andruw Jones, but McDonald may be less redundant with the other players on the roster. Now that I've talked myself in circles, my tentative guess is that McDonald hangs around. (Daniel Rathman)
2010-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)might the red sox get something from trading darnell? or is he on the way to a cut and a thank you when Cameron comes back? also, apropos of nothing: since you love history, have you ever checked out the memory palace podcast? Short history stories. This american Life-ish. It's kind of amazing...
(timelesselegance from durham)
Nah, nobody's going to give them anything for Darnell McDonald, so it'll have to stick with a polite thank you. Since I routinely enjoy "This American Life," it sounds as if I'll definitely have to check out the Memory Palace podcast, so thanks for the tip. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-04-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Reds top of the order....Hairtston Jr. and Darnell McDonald? What gives?
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
Hairston's going to play against lefties, and Taveras is sick, giving McDonald a start. Me, I would have played Dickerson against the no-split Santana, put Hairston in center and sat McDonald. I'm not Dusty Baker, though. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Minnesota signs a veteran like Kenny Loften to platoon in CF and play lead off? Will Gomez start the year in AAA or will he beat out Jason Pridie and Denard Span?
(Mike from Minnesota)
No, and they shouldn't bother. If you're going to be an also-ran, why sign Lofton (who can't really play center any more)? And to some extent, they already have one such guy, in that Darnell McDonald is on the 40-man, and he's actually pretty handy. I suspect this will be the big opportunity for guys like Pridie and Span to show something now, while Gomez polishes his game in Triple-A--which he definitely needs to do. (Christina Kahrl)


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