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Darwin Barney 2BBlue Jays

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PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date11-8-1985
Height5' 10"
Weight180 lbs
Age32 years, 7 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.62014
0.32015
0.22016
-0.62017
0.02018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 CHN 24 30 85 79 12 19 4 0 0 23 6 12 0 0 0 2 0 0 .241 .294 .291 .224 2.5 2.4 0.5
2011 CHN 25 143 570 529 66 146 23 6 2 187 22 67 8 4 7 43 9 2 .276 .313 .353 .241 7.3 7.3 1.6
2012 CHN 26 156 588 548 73 139 26 4 7 194 33 58 3 1 3 44 6 1 .254 .299 .354 .239 9.8 15.0 2.6
2013 CHN 27 141 555 501 49 104 25 1 7 152 36 64 6 6 4 41 4 2 .208 .266 .303 .202 -15.2 -1.7 -1.8
2014 CHN 28 72 217 204 18 47 10 2 2 67 9 31 1 1 16 1 0 .230 .265 .328 .228 1.3 -1.2 0.0
2014 LAN 28 22 45 33 6 10 1 0 1 14 8 3 3 1 7 0 0 .303 .467 .424 .364 5.4 -0.4 0.6
2015 LAN 29 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.011 -0.9 0.1 -0.1
2015 TOR 29 15 26 23 4 7 1 0 2 14 1 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 .304 .333 .609 .342 2.8 0.9 0.4
2016 TOR 30 104 306 279 35 75 13 2 4 104 22 48 1 2 2 19 2 2 .269 .322 .373 .234 0.7 1.4 0.2
2017 TOR 31 129 362 336 34 78 14 0 6 110 18 64 2 1 5 25 7 2 .232 .275 .327 .215 -6.9 1.4 -0.6
Career814275825362976251171531865155349241623201299.246.294.341.2306.725.13.4

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2007 PEO A 44 192 .281 .256 .329 .370 .261 .303 91 4.4 5.7 2.6 -1.9 2.1 14.7 1.3 14.7 1.3
2007 CUB Rk 5 22 .413 .268 .332 .385 .251 .444 101 4 0.7 0.3 -0.1 0.7 5.8 0.5 5.8 0.5
2008 DAY A+ 123 459 .252 .260 .334 .377 .258 .295 105 -4 14.5 6.6 12.6 1.2 18.2 3.1 18.2 3.1
2009 TEN AA 74 284 .284 .254 .334 .382 .266 .350 94 7.2 8.0 3.6 -0.1 -0.4 18.5 1.9 18.5 1.9
2009 IOW AAA 63 229 .246 .265 .333 .399 .269 .308 85 -3.5 6.7 2.5 2.8 1.9 7.6 1.0 7.6 1.0
2010 CHN MLB 30 85 .224 .248 .320 .383 .266 .284 95 -3.1 2.3 0.6 2.4 2.7 2.5 0.5 2.5 0.5
2010 IOW AAA 114 510 .251 .277 .345 .432 .265 .330 98 -5.4 15.6 7 2.1 -3.2 14.1 1.5 14.1 1.5
2011 CHN MLB 143 570 .241 .257 .318 .399 .262 .310 101 -10.7 15.4 -0.5 7.3 3.1 7.3 1.6 7.3 1.6
2011 IOW AAA 4 15 .334 .290 .355 .456 .262 .364 101 1.3 0.5 0 -0.4 0.2 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2012 CHN MLB 156 588 .239 .255 .315 .405 .260 .273 101 -12.3 16.1 -0.6 15.0 6.6 9.8 2.6 9.8 2.6
2013 CHN MLB 141 555 .202 .251 .313 .387 .255 .222 104 -30.7 14.5 -0.7 -1.7 1.6 -15.2 -1.8 -15.2 -1.8
2013 IOW AAA 3 13 .383 .279 .357 .393 .259 .714 93 1.7 0.4 0 -0.4 0.9 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2014 CHN MLB 72 217 .228 .252 .313 .388 .266 .262 99 -6.5 5.6 -0.2 -1.2 2.4 1.3 0.0 1.3 0.0
2014 LAN MLB 22 45 .364 .275 .326 .434 .276 .300 94 4.3 1.1 0 -0.4 -0.0 5.4 0.6 5.4 0.6
2014 ABQ AAA 9 38 .219 .281 .335 .446 .271 .300 104 -1.8 1.1 0.4 -0.2 0.9 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2015 LAN MLB 2 4 -.011 .239 .305 .354 .255 .000 92 -1.1 0.1 0 0.1 0.0 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2015 TOR MLB 15 26 .342 .268 .331 .420 .270 .263 107 2.1 0.7 0 0.9 0.1 2.8 0.4 2.8 0.4
2015 OKL AAA 96 379 .262 .268 .333 .406 .273 .306 93 1 10.5 0.7 -3.6 4.4 16.6 1.3 16.6 1.3
2016 TOR MLB 104 306 .234 .260 .321 .425 .258 .310 110 -8 8.7 1 1.4 -0.9 0.7 0.2 0.7 0.2
2017 TOR MLB 129 362 .215 .254 .322 .422 .258 .270 105 -17.1 10.6 0.4 1.4 -0.8 -6.9 -0.6 -6.9 -0.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2007 PEO A 192 27 48 9 3 2 21 11 22 5 2 .273 .326 .392 .119 .281 14.7 -1.9 1.3
2007 CUB Rk 22 6 8 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .444 .545 .611 .167 .413 5.8 -0.1 0.5
2008 DAY A+ 459 46 107 22 4 3 51 38 58 8 3 .262 .326 .357 .095 .252 18.2 12.6 3.1
2009 TEN AA 284 30 80 12 0 3 32 23 33 5 1 .317 .369 .401 .083 .284 18.5 -0.1 1.9
2009 IOW AAA 229 25 56 12 1 0 17 13 32 4 1 .264 .304 .330 .066 .246 7.6 2.8 1.0
2010 CHN MLB 85 12 19 4 0 0 2 6 12 0 0 .241 .294 .291 .051 .224 2.5 2.4 0.5
2010 IOW AAA 510 72 143 24 4 2 49 23 52 11 3 .299 .333 .378 .079 .251 14.1 2.1 1.5
2011 CHN MLB 570 66 146 23 6 2 43 22 67 9 2 .276 .313 .353 .078 .241 7.3 7.3 1.6
2011 IOW AAA 15 3 5 1 0 1 3 0 2 1 0 .357 .400 .643 .286 .334 2.0 -0.4 0.2
2012 CHN MLB 588 73 139 26 4 7 44 33 58 6 1 .254 .299 .354 .100 .239 9.8 15.0 2.6
2013 IOW AAA 13 4 5 1 0 0 0 3 3 1 0 .500 .615 .600 .100 .383 3.0 -0.4 0.3
2013 CHN MLB 555 49 104 25 1 7 41 36 64 4 2 .208 .266 .303 .096 .202 -15.2 -1.7 -1.8
2014 LAN MLB 45 6 10 1 0 1 7 8 3 0 0 .303 .467 .424 .121 .364 5.4 -0.4 0.6
2014 CHN MLB 217 18 47 10 2 2 16 9 31 1 0 .230 .265 .328 .098 .228 1.3 -1.2 0.0
2014 ABQ AAA 38 5 9 1 0 0 1 3 5 0 0 .257 .316 .286 .029 .219 0.7 -0.2 0.1
2015 LAN MLB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.011 -0.9 0.1 -0.1
2015 OKL AAA 379 52 96 15 0 4 31 22 44 7 4 .277 .325 .354 .078 .262 16.6 -3.6 1.3
2015 TOR MLB 26 4 7 1 0 2 4 1 2 0 0 .304 .333 .609 .304 .342 2.8 0.9 0.4
2016 TOR MLB 306 35 75 13 2 4 19 22 48 2 2 .269 .322 .373 .104 .234 0.7 1.4 0.2
2017 TOR MLB 362 34 78 14 0 6 25 18 64 7 2 .232 .275 .327 .095 .215 -6.9 1.4 -0.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2010 333 0.5135 0.4715 0.8854 0.6433 0.2901 0.9364 0.7660 0.1146 146 -0.004911
2011 2146 0.5270 0.4390 0.8885 0.5508 0.3143 0.9197 0.8276 0.1115 1020 0.001837
2012 2055 0.5207 0.4754 0.8987 0.6187 0.3198 0.9350 0.8222 0.1013 890 0.006469
2013 2114 0.5132 0.4560 0.8942 0.6111 0.2925 0.9367 0.8007 0.1058 978 0.001751
2014 972 0.5237 0.4619 0.8463 0.5914 0.3197 0.9236 0.6892 0.1537 433 0.001646
2015 103 0.5049 0.4272 0.9318 0.5385 0.3137 0.9643 0.8750 0.0682 47 -0.000538
2016 1140 0.5167 0.4842 0.8207 0.6520 0.3049 0.8542 0.7440 0.1793 0 0.000000
2017 1321 0.4830 0.4868 0.8227 0.6317 0.3514 0.8784 0.7292 0.1773 0 0.000000
Career101840.5150.46430.87190.60560.31440.9150.78410.1281644.11790.002

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
2013-03-31 2013-04-16 15-DL 16 12 Left Knee Laceration - -
2012-03-15 2012-03-18 Camp 3 0 Left Trunk Soreness Side - -
2011-06-14 2011-06-29 15-DL 15 15 Right Knee Sprain PCL -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 TOR $2,887,500
2016 TOR $1,050,000
2015 LAN $2,525,000
2014 CHN $2,300,000
2013 CHN $562,000
2012 CHN $500,000
2011 CHN $417,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$10,241,500
7 yrTotal$10,241,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 85 dCAA Sports1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Texas as a free agent 2/5/18 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.25M in majors. May earn additional $0.5M in performance bonuses. May opt out of contract 3/24/18 if not on Major League roster. Released by Texas 3/19/18.
  • 1 year/$2.8875M (2017). Re-signed by Toronto 1/12/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.05M (2016). Re-signed by Toronto 12/10/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.525M (2015). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 12/2/14 (avoided arbitration). DFA by LA Dodgers 6/12/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/14/15. Acquired by Toronto in trade from LA Dodgers 9/13/15. Contract selected by LA Dodgers 9/13/15. Acquired by Toronto in trade from LA Dodgers 9/13/15. DFA by Toronto 10/19/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 10/21/15.
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/6/14 (avoided arbitration, $2.8M-$1.8M). Acquired by LA Dodgers 7/28/14 in trade for a player to be named later after being DFA by Chicago Cubs 7/22/14.
  • 1 year/$0.562M (2013). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2012). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12.
  • 1 year/$0.417M (2011). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 8/12/10.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2007 (4-127) (Oregon State). $222,750 signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .293 .350 .416 .261
11 vs R (Multi) .238 .289 .336 .222
18 Split (Multi) -.055 -.061 -.079 -.039
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .306 .361 .418 .258
31 vs R (2016) .249 .301 .348 .221
38 Split (2016) -.058 -.060 -.070 -.037
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Chris, I'm in an 10 year H2H Roto Deep Keeper League and wondered if I could trade my Darwin Barney for your old Halloween candy.
(Balki from Bartokomous)
Will get bak to you on that I have a lot of ballz in the air but I'm interest. (Chris Rodriguez)
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)After his recent hot streak, can we start to say Arismendy Alcantara has proven himself ready for a callup? What kind of OBP do you think we can expect ROS?
(LoyalRoyal from Poolside)
In a vacuum, I'd like to see Alcantara spend the entire year at Triple-A. He's only 22 and his plate discipline was getting exposed early in Triple-A. He's never going to be a huge on-base guy, but you can't mistake the power production at second base. Plus, Darwin Barney is so terrible that it's going to be an upgrade no matter what. I'd see a .270/.320/.450 kind of guy, which is a nice offensive piece at second base. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)with Barney hitting .190 and Bonafacio DL, do expect the cubs to take a look at Alcantara at 2B.
(Frank from chicago)
Yeah, I'd expect it, but Alcantara currently has a .313 OBP in Triple-A. Remember, the grass isn't always greener. Ok, well it's greener than Darwin Barney, but you get the idea. (Jeff Moore)
2014-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know Spring Training rarely means much, but are there any guys we should keep a close eye on? To see if they are returning from injury well/keeping gains in control/breaking camp?
(Keith from Brooklyn)
Mike Olt is my de facto pick for "guy to watch in spring training". The Cubs offense is a damn mess and I don't think they can stomach playing Darwin Barney and Luis Valbuena for all that much longer. I think they would love Olt to win the job out of spring. (Mauricio Rubio)
2012-08-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)But Darwin Barney!
(bradleyankrom from NYC)
Barney would make a fine utility player. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-08-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you see out of Darwin Barney gold glove defender? Backup on first division team? Or ML starter? thanks
(Mclan89 from Somewhere )
He's a wonderful BASEBALL player, but not very toolsy, or enough of an offensive contributor to work as an every day player. He's going to be in the big leagues for a decade or more though, and deservedly so. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Well, you made it to 24, you may be talking to yourself in chats, but that's better than other Lindbergh babies have managed....Is Darwin Barney capable of being the next David Eckstein?
(Mike from Chicago)
Good point--I'm doing okay by Lindbergh baby standards. As for Barney, no way--he has at least four inches on Eckstein, so even if he were Eck's equal as a player, he'd never have his heart. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've already got Ackley and Montero burning spots on my roster, but Moustakas is available. Would you drop either of the guys I already have in favor of Moustakas? The main reason I have Ackley is that I'm a bit short at second with Darwin Barney as my main guy there. I've got Youkilis at third and Soto at catcher.
(JayT from San Francisco)
Not Ackley, but maybe Montero. It's tough to say if/when Montero will get the call with no real spot for him unless the Yanks part ways with Posada. I'd probably hang onto Montero and look to drop Barney for Moustakas once Ackley gets the call. (Derek Carty)
2011-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where would you rank Allen Craig amongst NL 2B once he gets eligibility?
(KD from Loop)
Depends how much they play Schumaker. If the PT gets split relatively evenly, he's probably somewhere in the middle, ahead of guys like Daniel Murphy and Jonathan Herrera, maybe in line with a guy like Darwin Barney. It really depends on the PT, though. (Derek Carty)
2011-05-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Darwin Barney has been way better then I would have ever expected. Is this just a mirage, or do you think he has a chance of keeping this production up?
(JayT from San Francisco)
Barney sure seems to be turning into a fan favorite, doesn't he? His big league career line isn't too far off what he did in Triple-A, but I'm not certain he is as good as people want him to be because of his intangibles and personality. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-04-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)NL only, 12 team 5x5. I stumbled into shockingly good depth at 2b (which is scarce as heck): Bill Hall, Darwin Barney (bench), Freddy Sanchez, Willie Bloomquist. Who should start, who are trade bait?
(jm010e from Vegas)
I would move Bloomquist, for sure--depending on him to keep it up is a bet I wouldn't want to make, and one you don't have to make, given your depth there. Barney probably won't bring back much in a deal, whether he is good or not, so dangling one of the other two to see what you can get would be the right play. (Marc Normandin)
2011-04-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ok, this Cub team isn't all that exciting to watch. Coming out of the gates and displaying their mediocrity in mediocre fashion. But when can I get incredibly excited about Starlin Castro's start? Now? Am I late already? Should I wait a month? I need something to overhype and he seems to be all I got.
(HypedUp Cub Fan from Chicago)
Especially since they're displaying their mediocrity in mediocre fashion against some pretty lousy teams. Hype up Castro all you want -- he's all we've got. Seriously, can you get excited over Marlon Byrd? Darwin Barney? Marcos Mateo? Castro just hits and hits and hits, and he's risen to every challenge he's been given. I've grown to love the kid, and it's a shameless, probably eventually self-defeating love, but I've thrown myself into it. Feel free to join me. (Ken Funck)
2009-07-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Has the Cubs system improved quite a bit this season with the emeregence of guys like Cashner, Castro, Jackson and Carpenter (amongst others)?
(Raisin from LA)
I think so. It's interesting, in that nearly every couple of weeks I'm talking to someone who sees some Cubs guy he really likes. Add shortstop Darwin Barney to your list. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)When you say you like Darwin Barney, you mean in a utility infield way right? I mean there's no way a guy with 0 secondary skills can be a starter. Or at least deserve to be a starter.
(Jon from Rhode Island)
What is he's a 70 defender? Was good enough for Elvis Andrus. (Kevin Goldstein)


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