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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .242 9 28 32 1 .272 0.5
Birth Date1-19-1987
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age27 years, 9 months, 2 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
-0.32011
-0.02012
2013
0.52014
+proj
WARP Summary

Standard

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
2011 SDN 24 18 52 45 2 10 2 0 1 15 5 7 0 1 1 7 1 0 .222 .294 .333 .196 -1.4 -1.0 -0.3
2012 SDN 25 7 19 17 1 4 1 0 1 8 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .235 .316 .471 .235 0.1 -0.3 -0.0
Career2571623143022379011810.226.300.371.207-1.3-1.4-0.3

Advanced

'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
2008 EUG A- 16 78 .351 .254 .345 .362 .261 .434 104 7.8 2.3 0.3 -0.8 0.4 9.9 0.9 9.9 0.9
2009 FTW A 66 283 .346 .253 .332 .369 .257 .400 108 25.3 8.1 1.1 -6.5 -2.9 31.8 2.6 31.8 2.6
2009 LEL A+ 60 269 .331 .276 .347 .445 .275 .303 102 20.2 7.8 0.1 -0.0 -1.6 27.0 2.8 27.0 2.8
2010 FTW A 7 32 .374 .259 .324 .384 .256 .400 106 3.7 0.9 -0.2 0.3 -0.6 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2010 SAN AA 101 426 .295 .261 .334 .387 .260 .297 88 15.7 12.2 1.1 -7.1 -3.1 24.9 1.8 24.9 1.8
2011 SDN MLB 18 52 .196 .270 .327 .412 .270 .237 92 -3.3 1.4 0.1 -1.0 0.3 -1.4 -0.3 -1.4 -0.3
2011 SAN AA 76 346 .332 .272 .343 .424 .260 .348 108 27.5 10.2 0.8 -11.8 -2.3 35.8 2.4 35.8 2.4
2011 TUC AAA 35 155 .243 .294 .359 .473 .266 .290 110 -3.1 4.8 -0.2 -2.7 -1.3 -0.4 -0.3 -0.4 -0.3
2012 SDN MLB 7 19 .235 .244 .302 .390 .252 .214 96 -0.5 0.5 -0.1 -0.3 -0.0 0.1 -0.0 0.1 -0.0
2012 TUC AAA 31 137 .299 .277 .342 .426 .269 .279 103 6.1 4.1 -0.1 3.2 -1.1 7.7 1.1 7.7 1.1
2013 TUC AAA 15 64 .230 .275 .344 .426 .271 .306 106 -2.1 1.8 -0.6 -0.5 -1.3 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3

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
2008 EUG A- 78 9 25 6 1 2 15 11 12 1 1 .373 .462 .582 .209 .351 9.9 -0.8 0.9
2009 FTW A 283 40 73 17 2 7 38 57 51 5 5 .329 .468 .518 .189 .346 31.8 -6.5 2.6
2009 LEL A+ 269 40 69 18 2 13 43 30 38 3 1 .294 .377 .553 .260 .331 27.0 -0.0 2.8
2010 FTW A 32 5 9 4 0 1 8 5 4 0 0 .360 .500 .640 .280 .374 3.9 0.3 0.4
2010 SAN AA 426 46 99 21 1 10 50 44 64 2 0 .265 .350 .408 .142 .295 24.9 -7.1 1.8
2011 SDN MLB 52 2 10 2 0 1 7 5 7 1 0 .222 .294 .333 .111 .196 -1.4 -1.0 -0.3
2011 TUC AAA 155 20 35 4 0 6 17 16 30 0 0 .261 .344 .425 .164 .243 -0.4 -2.7 -0.3
2011 SAN AA 346 62 96 25 1 17 62 52 48 2 1 .333 .434 .604 .271 .332 35.8 -11.8 2.4
2012 TUC AAA 137 22 31 6 0 7 21 16 25 1 1 .267 .365 .500 .233 .299 7.7 3.2 1.1
2012 SDN MLB 19 1 4 1 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 .235 .316 .471 .235 .235 0.1 -0.3 -0.0
2013 TUC AAA 64 5 15 5 1 0 10 3 12 0 2 .246 .281 .361 .115 .230 -3.0 -0.5 -0.3

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
2011 215 0.5163 0.4233 0.8681 0.6306 0.2019 0.9286 0.6667 0.1319
2012 78 0.4231 0.3974 0.7742 0.5152 0.3111 0.8824 0.6429 0.2258
Career2930.49150.41640.84310.59990.2310.91630.66040.1569

Injury History

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.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 520 69 127 26 1 20 70 59 96 2 2 .283 .368 .481 .311 35.7 3B -8, LF 2 3.1
80o 496 62 115 23 1 18 64 53 94 2 2 .268 .350 .454 .295 26.8 3B -8, LF 2 2.2
70o 479 58 108 22 1 17 60 49 93 2 1 .256 .337 .435 .284 20.8 3B -7, LF 2 1.6
60o 464 55 100 20 1 16 56 46 92 2 1 .247 .326 .419 .275 16.0 3B -7, LF 2 1.1
50o 450 51 95 19 1 15 53 44 90 2 1 .238 .315 .403 .266 11.7 3B -7, LF 1 0.6
40o 436 48 89 18 1 14 50 41 89 2 1 .229 .305 .388 .257 7.6 3B -7, LF 1 0.2
30o 421 45 83 17 1 13 47 38 87 2 1 .220 .294 .373 .248 3.6 3B -6, LF 1 -0.2
20o 404 41 76 15 1 12 43 35 85 1 1 .209 .280 .354 .237 -0.9 3B -6, LF 1 -0.7
10o 380 37 66 13 1 10 38 31 82 1 1 .194 .262 .329 .222 -6.4 3B -6, LF 1 -1.2
Weighted Mean45753982011555459121.243.320.411.27113.83B -7, LF 10.9

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
6% 22% 14% 22% 47%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201528250325211193225501.235.315.418.2651.516.9-0.6-0.514.93.1-3.3
2016293824879161134640801.234.318.403.2621.014.3-1.0-0.914.91.3-5.1
201730611751222611970641241.227.312.385.2550.08.6-1.7-1.714.9-3.0-8.1
201831625781232612377651350.224.307.399.2570.29.8-1.7-1.914.9-1.5-8.3
201932614761222512072631270.227.311.391.2560.19.0-1.6-2.014.9-2.3-8.2
202033635781252612073661320.224.309.383.253-0.26.7-1.7-2.314.9-4.3-8.5
202134613731222411869601250.226.306.377.249-0.44.6-1.7-2.414.9-6.3-8.2
202235639761252512072631330.221.302.373.247-0.62.7-1.7-2.614.9-8.0-8.5
202336636751252411970611290.222.299.368.244-0.80.9-1.7-2.814.9-9.6-8.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
7.33.41.95.11.40.519.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 77)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 84 Paul McAnulty 2008 .268
2 83 Mike Baxter 2012 .286
3 83 Fred Lewis 2008 .277
4 83 Tagg Bozied 2007 .000 DNP
5 83 Joe Mather 2010 .179
6 82 Lou Montanez 2009 .200
7 82 David Winfree 2013 .000 DNP
8 81 Garrett Jones 2008 .000 DNP
9 81 Seth Smith 2010 .272
10 80 Cole Gillespie 2011 .416
11 80 Danny Putnam 2010 .000 DNP
12 80 Jeff Fiorentino 2010 .000 DNP
13 79 Chad Huffman 2012 .000 DNP
14 79 Bryan LaHair 2010 .000 DNP
15 79 John Bowker 2011 .153
16 79 Ben Francisco 2009 .275
17 78 Josh Kroeger 2010 .000 DNP
18 78 Nolan Reimold 2011 .279
19 78 Michael Taylor 2013 .058
20 78 Daniel Nava 2010 .244
21 77 Brandon Jones 2011 .000 DNP
22 77 Javier Brito 2010 .000 DNP
23 77 Jared Goedert 2012 .000 DNP
24 77 Jordan Parraz 2012 .000 DNP
25 77 Chris Carter 2010 .265
26 77 Robinson Chirinos 2011 .243
27 77 Juan Miranda 2010 .235
28 77 Jamie Romak 2013 .000 DNP
29 77 Brandon Guyer 2013 .000 DNP
30 77 Steve Pearce 2010 .322
31 77 Brandon Allen 2013 .000 DNP
32 77 Allen Craig 2012 .306
33 77 Jason Cooper 2008 .000 DNP
34 77 Cole Garner 2012 .000 DNP
35 76 Mat Gamel 2013 .000 DNP
36 76 Justin Huber 2010 .000 DNP
37 76 Josh Satin 2012 .017
38 76 Alejandro De Aza 2011 .340
39 76 David Cook 2009 .000 DNP
40 76 Bill Rhinehart 2012 .000 DNP
41 76 Thomas Giles 2011 .000 DNP
42 76 Tim Smith 2013 .000 DNP
43 76 Matt Carpenter 2013 .312
44 76 David Smith 2008 .000 DNP
45 76 Matt Rizzotti 2013 .000 DNP
46 76 Clint Robinson 2012 -.009
47 76 Brad Nelson 2010 .000 DNP
48 76 Bubba Bell 2010 .000 DNP
49 75 Roberto Lopez 2013 .000 DNP
50 75 Aaron Bates 2011 .000 DNP
51 75 Mark Hamilton 2012 .000 DNP
52 75 Josh Donaldson 2013 .326
53 75 Alex Presley 2013 .258
54 75 Nick Evans 2013 .000 DNP
55 75 Tug Hulett 2010 .000 DNP
56 75 Brandon Boggs 2010 .036
57 75 Jeff Larish 2010 .199
58 75 Matt Miller 2010 .000 DNP
59 75 Tommy Everidge 2010 .000 DNP
60 75 Jesus Guzman 2011 .320
61 75 James D'Antona 2009 .000 DNP
62 75 Jeff Clement 2011 .000 DNP
63 75 Ole Sheldon 2010 .000 DNP
64 75 Andy Dirks 2013 .255
65 75 Cyle Hankerd 2012 .000 DNP
66 74 Andy Parrino 2013 .112
67 74 Jose Lobaton 2012 .238
68 74 Chris Gimenez 2010 .216
69 74 Chad Tracy 2013 .000 DNP
70 74 Max Ramirez 2012 .000 DNP
71 74 Matt Tuiasosopo 2013 .290
72 74 Kory Casto 2009 .000 DNP
73 74 Luis Antonio Jimenez 2009 .000 DNP
74 74 Collin Cowgill 2013 .237
75 74 Landon Powell 2009 .244
76 74 John Mayberry 2011 .311
77 74 Scott Moore 2011 .000 DNP
78 74 Eric Campbell 2013 .000 DNP
79 74 Jordan Brown 2011 .000 DNP
80 74 Jordan Lennerton 2013 .000 DNP
81 74 Mike Carp 2013 .322
82 74 Delwyn Young 2009 .239
83 74 Steve Tolleson 2011 .000 DNP
84 74 Damon Sublett 2013 .000 DNP
85 74 Johan Limonta 2011 .000 DNP
86 74 Larry Broadway 2008 .000 DNP
87 74 Adam Rosales 2010 .270
88 74 Travis Denker 2013 .000 DNP
89 74 Seth Loman 2013 .000 DNP
90 74 David Freese 2010 .287
91 73 Brian Bogusevic 2011 .263
92 73 Marvin Lowrance 2012 .000 DNP
93 73 Reynaldo Rodriguez 2013 .000 DNP
94 73 Jeff Salazar 2008 .239
95 73 Kevin Thompson 2007 .157
96 73 Matt Craig 2008 .000 DNP
97 73 Russell Mitchell 2012 .000 DNP
98 73 Ryan Langerhans 2007 .208
99 73 Brad Emaus 2013 .000 DNP
100 73 Brian Buscher 2008 .269

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Taken in the second round of the 2008 draft, Darnell has hit at every level. Finding him a defensive home and keeping him healthy have been trickier. His natural position is third base, but he wasn't great with the glove and was blocked by Chase Headley, so he shifted to the outfield. Once there, Darnell injured his left (non-throwing) shoulder in his seventh game of the season while diving for a ball. The injury kept him out of action for the remainder of 2012, requiring surgery toward the end of August. Darnell's right-handed power will play in any ballpark, but time is not on his side.
2012 After an injury-marred 2010, Darnell returned to Double-A San Antonio and played like someone who resented having to repeat a level. He laid waste to Texas League pitching despite playing half his games in one of baseball's toughest hitting environments. Although he enjoyed less success at higher levels, including brief stints in San Diego, Darnell showed the advanced approach at the plate that made him a second-round pick in 2008. A third baseman by trade, Darnell moved to left field during the season due to concerns about his defense and the presence of Chase Headley. Darnell was scheduled to refine his outfield skills in the Arizona Fall League but injured his left (non-throwing) shoulder in September and had surgery instead. He is expected to be ready for spring training, although the position and level at which he will play remain unclear. If healthy, Darnell could hit 20-25 homers over a full season, even with half his games at Petco Park.
2011 Darnell's season at Double-A looks disappointing, but he dealt with a finger injury and played in a park that hindered his offensive output. His strike-zone recognition was as advanced as ever, yielding walks in over 10 percent of his plate appearances and punchouts in just 15 percent, but his .142 ISO was well below its High-A level, and he posted the lowest batting average of his pro career thanks to a .223/.317/.352 line at home. While his .311/.382/.467 road numbers didn't save his season, they do lend credence to the idea that his progression isn't far off track. Darnell has all the tools to be a solid defender at third, but so far they haven't come together, a problem which may eventually force a move to the outfield.
2010 Darnell is part of the Padres' expanding logjam of third basemen, but they will find a place for him somewhere as he moves up the ladder because of his power and plate discipline. As exciting as he is at the plate as one of the Padres' best offensive prospects, he's frustrating in the field. While he certainly has the tools and athleticism to succeed at the hot corner, he's just not good there, and scouts have seen little progress. The bat is going to play if and when he gets moved to first base or an outfield corner, but at those positions he'll be just another player. If he could somehow stay at third, he could be a star.

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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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