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Portrait of James Darnell

James Darnell 3BRays

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date1-19-1987
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age27 years, 6 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
-0.32011
-0.02012
2013
0.52014
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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

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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.

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BP Articles

James Darnell is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Third BasemenBen Murphy2014-02-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Third BasemenIan Lefkowitz2014-02-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Third BasemenJared Weiss2014-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 22, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-22
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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 6th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 30, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-30
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-01
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 1, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: San Diego Padres Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-01-02
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Three Days in the Desert, Part 1Geoff Young2012-11-06
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 16Larry Granillo2012-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: La Casa SuciaGeoff Young2012-05-15
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 8Kevin Goldstein2012-05-09
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Spring Training Diary, Days 8 and 9Jason Parks2012-03-08
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BP Unfiltered: Quentin Trade ThoughtsDaniel Rathman2012-01-03
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: San Diego Padres Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: San Diego PadresKevin Goldstein2011-09-19
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: San Diego PadresJay Jaffe2011-09-19
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 8/15/11Michael Street2011-08-15
On the Beat: Padre PlanningJohn Perrotto2011-08-15
Transaction Analysis Blog: Vizcaino, Darnell, and Alvarez ArriveR.J. Anderson2011-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Positional Primacy: Left FieldJason Parks2011-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 19Kevin Goldstein2011-07-20
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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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