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James Darnell 3B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
6 71 .226 .300 .371 87 0.0
Birth Date1-19-1987
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age32 years, 4 months, 5 days
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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
2011 SDN 24 18 52 10 2 0 1 5 7 0 1 0 .222 .294 .333 82 -1.0 0.3 -1.1 0.0
2012 SDN 25 7 19 4 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 .235 .316 .471 99 0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.0
Career25711430279010.226.300.37187-1.00.3-1.40.0

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
2008 EUG A- NWN 16 78 .254 .345 .362 .434 104 7.8 2.3 0.3 193 0 -1.8 0.4 6.1 0.7
2009 FTW A MDW 66 283 .253 .332 .369 .400 108 25.3 8.1 1.1 186 0 -6.2 -2.9 22.3 2.3
2009 LEL A+ CLF 60 269 .276 .347 .445 .303 102 20.2 7.8 0.1 143 0 0.4 -1.6 4.4 1.1
2010 FTW A MDW 7 32 .259 .324 .384 .400 105 4.2 0.9 -0.2 168 0 0.4 -0.6 2.2 0.3
2010 SAN AA TXS 101 426 .261 .334 .387 .297 88 15.8 12.2 1.1 125 0 -8.3 -3.1 -1.6 0.0
2011 SDN MLB NL 18 52 .270 .327 .412 .237 92 -3.3 1.4 0.1 82 15 -1.1 0.3 -1.0 0.0
2011 SAN AA TEX 76 346 .272 .343 .424 .348 108 27.3 10.2 0.8 181 0 -12.5 -2.3 21.4 1.8
2011 TUC AAA PCL 35 155 .294 .359 .473 .290 109 -3.1 4.8 -0.2 83 0 -4.5 -1.3 -4.9 -0.6
2012 SDN MLB NL 7 19 .244 .302 .390 .214 97 -0.5 0.5 -0.1 99 15 -0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 TUC AAA PCL 31 137 .277 .342 .426 .279 102 6.2 4.1 -0.1 123 0 2.6 -1.1 1.7 0.7
2013 TUC AAA PCL 15 64 .275 .344 .426 .306 106 -2.1 1.8 -0.6 72 0 -1.3 -1.3 -2.6 -0.4

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
2008 EUG A- NWN 78 67 9 25 6 1 2 39 15 11 12 1 1 .373 .462 .582 .209 0 0
2009 FTW A MDW 283 222 40 73 17 2 7 115 38 57 51 5 5 .329 .468 .518 .189 1 1
2009 LEL A+ CLF 269 235 40 69 18 2 13 130 43 30 38 3 1 .294 .377 .553 .260 1 1
2010 SAN AA TXS 426 373 46 99 21 1 10 152 50 44 64 2 0 .265 .350 .408 .142 1 1
2010 FTW A MDW 32 25 5 9 4 0 1 16 8 5 4 0 0 .360 .500 .640 .280 0 0
2011 SDN MLB NL 52 45 2 10 2 0 1 15 7 5 7 1 0 .222 .294 .333 .111 1 1
2011 SAN AA TEX 346 288 62 96 25 1 17 174 62 52 48 2 1 .333 .434 .604 .271 4 0
2011 TUC AAA PCL 155 134 20 35 4 0 6 57 17 16 30 0 0 .261 .344 .425 .164 2 1
2012 TUC AAA PCL 137 116 22 31 6 0 7 58 21 16 25 1 1 .267 .365 .500 .233 2 0
2012 SDN MLB NL 19 17 1 4 1 0 1 8 1 2 2 0 0 .235 .316 .471 .235 0 0
2013 TUC AAA PCL 64 61 5 15 5 1 0 22 10 3 12 0 2 .246 .281 .361 .115 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 215 0.4884 0.4186 0.8333 0.6190 0.2273 0.9231 0.6000 0.1667 -0.0036
2012 78 0.4487 0.3974 0.7742 0.5143 0.3023 0.8889 0.6154 0.2258 -0.0025
Career2930.47780.41300.81760.59110.24730.91400.60410.1824-0.0033

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
2013-03-22 2013-05-05 15-DL 44 30 Right Abdomen Recovery From Strain Oblique - -
2013-03-12 2013-03-22 Camp 10 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2013-03-03 2013-03-11 Camp 8 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-05-18 2012-10-04 60-DL 139 123 Left Shoulder Surgery Capsule From Dislocation 2012-08-29
2011-09-17 2011-09-29 DTD 12 11 Left Shoulder Surgery Capsule From Subluxation 2011-09-20 -
2010-05-08 2010-06-09 Minors 32 0 Fingers Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TBA $
2013 SDN $493,700
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$493,700
3 yrTotal$493,700

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 61 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/6/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.4937M (2013). Re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13. DFA by San Diego 6/14/13. Released 6/19/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by San Diego 3/8/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by San Diego 8/8/11.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2008 (2-69) (South Carolina). Signed 8/15/08, $0.74M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any updates on James Darnell's recovery? If Gyorky is at 2B and Forsythe can work at SS, where does Darnell fit?
(Jon KK from Elkhart, IN)
I'm not sure when Darnell is due to return. As for where he fits in, he is a passable third baseman who can't play anywhere else on the infield. His best-case scenario is Michael Cuddyer's career, but there's a good chance he ends up being a right-handed bat off the bench (sort of like Jesus Guzman), or less. (Geoff Young)
2012-02-23 11:00:00 (link to chat)It looks like Gyorko and Spangenberg are possible 2B of the Future. What do you think of both and who wins out if either? Thanks
(jake1m from Jenny Lind, Ca.)
I like both of them, although Gyorko won't play 2B. He could get a September callup and possibly be a part of the 2013 Padres depending on what they decide to do with Chase Headley and James Darnell (nice problem to have). Spangenberg is farther away, but on-base skills and speed should make him useful at the top of the order. (Geoff Young)
2012-02-23 11:00:00 (link to chat)Does James Darnell have a future with this team? If so, what is it? Seems like the organization sees Gyorko as the future at 3B, and I'm not sure he will hit enough to play LF.
(Travis from San Diego)
Darnell's future probably lies in the outfield. He is already 25 years old, which suggests he'll end up as a role player a la Jesus Guzman. Whether that happens in San Diego or somewhere else, I cannot say. (Geoff Young)
2011-09-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on year 2 of the Jed Hoyer era in San Diego?
(Arby's from Good mood food)
Why wasn't Heath Bell traded? ...I have to admit I haven't seen too many Friars games this year, being generally more focused on the AL East, but it's really hard for me to come to a judgment in that other than Chase Headley, Cameron Maybin, Kyle Blanks, Corey Luebke, and Mat Latos, and (likely) Anthony Rizzo, I see a lot of guys who are basically just interim types. I wish they had gotten more playing time for James Darnell. (Steven Goldman)
2011-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)James Darnell is killing the ball (AA and AAA) and his walk rate is excellent. His minor league track record is excellent, especially when you discount 2010 for injury. When does he get a shot in SD? I have heard differing opinions on his ceiling; your thoughts?
(MJ from Madison, Wis.)
I've only seen him once, but thought he had the most consistent at bats in the Futures Game. He's taken to LF well from what I understand in a very short time. He's athletic, he has some pop. Maybe a solid regular at the corner w/ a touch less than ideal power. (Mike Ferrin)


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