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Portrait of Darwin Barney

Darwin Barney 2BDodgers

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
528 .249 5 47 43 6 .236 1.2
Birth Date11-8-1985
Height5' 10"
Weight185 lbs
Age28 years, 11 months, 15 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.52010
1.62011
2.62012
-1.82013
1.82014
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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
2010 CHN 24 30 85 79 12 19 4 0 0 23 6 12 0 0 0 2 0 0 .241 .294 .291 .224 4.3 0.7 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 7.9 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 13.1 11.8 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 -15.3 -1.4 -1.8
2014 CHN 28 72 217 204 18 47 10 2 2 67 9 31 1 1 2 16 1 0 .230 .265 .328 .229 0.9 -0.8 0.0
2014 LAN 28 22 45 33 6 10 1 0 1 14 8 3 3 1 0 7 0 0 .303 .467 .424 .362 5.2 -0.4 0.5
Career56420601894224465891319637114235211316153205.246.294.336.23115.617.83.5

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
2007 PEO A 44 192 .281 .256 .329 .370 .261 .303 91 4.4 5.7 2.6 -2.2 2.1 15.0 1.3 15.0 1.3
2007 CUB Rk 5 22 .413 .268 .332 .385 .251 .444 101 4 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.7 5.5 0.5 5.5 0.5
2008 DAY A+ 123 459 .252 .260 .334 .377 .258 .295 105 -4 14.5 6.6 12.9 1.2 18.4 3.1 18.4 3.1
2009 TEN AA 74 284 .284 .254 .334 .382 .266 .350 94 7.2 8.0 3.6 1.0 -0.4 17.6 1.9 17.6 1.9
2009 IOW AAA 63 229 .246 .265 .333 .399 .269 .308 85 -3.5 6.7 2.5 2.3 1.9 8.3 1.0 8.3 1.0
2010 CHN MLB 30 85 .224 .248 .320 .383 .266 .284 95 -3.1 2.3 0.6 0.7 2.7 4.3 0.5 4.3 0.5
2010 IOW AAA 114 510 .251 .277 .345 .432 .265 .330 98 -5.4 15.6 7 0.1 -3.2 16.6 1.6 16.6 1.6
2011 CHN MLB 143 570 .241 .257 .318 .399 .262 .310 101 -10.7 15.4 -0.5 7.9 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 11.8 6.6 13.1 2.6 13.1 2.6
2013 CHN MLB 141 555 .202 .251 .313 .387 .255 .222 104 -30.7 14.5 -0.7 -1.4 1.6 -15.3 -1.8 -15.3 -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 .229 .252 .313 .388 .266 .262 98 -6.4 5.6 -0.2 -0.8 2.4 0.9 0.0 0.9 0.0
2014 LAN MLB 22 45 .362 .275 .326 .434 .276 .300 95 4.2 1.1 0 -0.4 -0.0 5.2 0.5 5.2 0.5
2014 ABQ AAA 9 38 .218 .281 .335 .446 .271 .300 106 -1.8 1.1 0.4 -0.1 0.9 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0

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 CUB Rk 22 6 8 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .444 .545 .611 .167 .413 5.5 0.2 0.5
2007 PEO A 192 27 48 9 3 2 21 11 22 5 2 .273 .326 .392 .119 .281 15.0 -2.2 1.3
2008 DAY A+ 459 46 107 22 4 3 51 38 58 8 3 .262 .326 .357 .095 .252 18.4 12.9 3.1
2009 IOW AAA 229 25 56 12 1 0 17 13 32 4 1 .264 .304 .330 .066 .246 8.3 2.3 1.0
2009 TEN AA 284 30 80 12 0 3 32 23 33 5 1 .317 .369 .401 .083 .284 17.6 1.0 1.9
2010 IOW AAA 510 72 143 24 4 2 49 23 52 11 3 .299 .333 .378 .079 .251 16.6 0.1 1.6
2010 CHN MLB 85 12 19 4 0 0 2 6 12 0 0 .241 .294 .291 .051 .224 4.3 0.7 0.5
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
2011 CHN MLB 570 66 146 23 6 2 43 22 67 9 2 .276 .313 .353 .078 .241 7.3 7.9 1.6
2012 CHN MLB 588 73 139 26 4 7 44 33 58 6 1 .254 .299 .354 .100 .239 13.1 11.8 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 -15.3 -1.4 -1.8
2014 ABQ AAA 38 5 9 1 0 0 1 3 5 0 0 .257 .316 .286 .029 .218 0.5 -0.1 0.0
2014 CHN MLB 217 18 47 10 2 2 16 9 31 1 0 .230 .265 .328 .098 .229 0.9 -0.8 0.0
2014 LAN MLB 45 6 10 1 0 1 7 8 3 0 0 .303 .467 .424 .121 .362 5.2 -0.4 0.5

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
2010 333 0.5706 0.4715 0.9045 0.6316 0.2587 0.9500 0.7568 0.0955
2011 2157 0.5522 0.4493 0.9049 0.5735 0.2940 0.9327 0.8380 0.0951
2012 2058 0.5462 0.4808 0.9119 0.6326 0.2966 0.9466 0.8231 0.0870
2013 2111 0.5448 0.4611 0.9085 0.5939 0.3018 0.9458 0.8207 0.0904
2014 974 0.5329 0.4671 0.8593 0.5992 0.3165 0.9293 0.7083 0.1385
Career76330.54690.46430.90190.60090.29820.94040.80910.0972

Injury History

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
2015 LAN $
2014 CHN $2,300,000
2013 CHN $562,000
2012 CHN $500,000
2011 CHN $417,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,479,000
2011Current$2,300,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$3,779,000
4 yrTotal$3,779,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 53 dJoe Urbon1 year/$2.3M (2014)

Details
  • 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.

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 590 65 152 30 3 7 51 34 69 7 2 .280 .325 .386 .261 21.9 2B 4 2.8
80o 575 62 143 28 3 7 48 32 69 7 2 .269 .313 .371 .252 16.1 2B 4 2.1
70o 564 59 136 27 3 6 46 30 68 7 2 .261 .305 .360 .245 12.0 2B 3 1.7
60o 555 57 131 26 3 6 44 29 68 6 2 .254 .298 .350 .239 8.7 2B 3 1.3
50o 546 55 127 25 3 6 43 28 68 6 2 .248 .291 .342 .233 5.6 2B 3 1.0
40o 537 53 122 24 3 6 41 27 67 6 2 .242 .284 .333 .228 2.7 2B 3 0.7
30o 528 51 115 23 2 5 39 26 67 6 2 .235 .276 .324 .222 -0.4 2B 3 0.3
20o 517 49 110 22 2 5 38 24 66 5 1 .228 .268 .313 .215 -3.8 2B 3 -0.1
10o 502 46 102 20 2 5 35 23 65 5 1 .217 .256 .298 .206 -8.3 2B 3 -0.6
Weighted Mean54755127253643286862.249.292.343.2346.12B 31.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 30% 11% 13% 90%

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
201529253255811122214333.249.295.337.2350.42.71.21.712.5-12.71.5
201630250245611132112342.240.283.329.2280.0-1.31.21.614.9-19.01.4
201731405399119143521563.245.291.336.2330.63.31.92.414.9-15.92.3
201832406399016243324533.238.289.319.2290.30.81.92.314.9-18.42.4
201933250245411032213351.236.280.329.2270.1-0.41.11.39.2-12.01.4
20203425023519122013341.222.267.300.214-0.9-10.21.11.314.9-27.51.4
202135250235310122014360.228.277.308.220-0.1-2.21.21.28.0-12.61.4
202236285266011122215420.226.273.297.215-0.8-9.11.31.314.9-26.71.7
202337383357814132922570.222.273.292.214-0.7-9.11.81.614.9-27.52.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
18.121.624.417.73.17.684.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 76)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 82 Chris Getz 2012 .239
2 82 Alex Cintron 2007 .210
3 81 Johnny Ray 1985 .250
4 81 Alexi Casilla 2013 .230
5 80 Dave Cash 1976 .257
6 80 Jeff Frye 1995 .258
7 80 Billy Goodman 1954 .267
8 79 Placido Polanco 2004 .270
9 79 Bobby Avila 1952 .301
10 78 Cesar Izturis 2008 .232
11 78 Jose Vidro 2003 .299
12 78 Mark DeRosa 2003 .244
13 78 Omar Infante 2010 .282
14 78 Horace Clarke 1968 .211
15 77 Lenny Harris 1993 .226
16 77 Jonathan Herrera 2013 .238
17 77 Brandon Phillips 2009 .265
18 77 Carlos Baerga 1997 .247
19 77 Emmanuel Burriss 2013 .000 DNP
20 77 Nellie Fox 1956 .257
21 77 Felix Millan 1972 .233
22 77 Ryan Theriot 2008 .257
23 77 Rich Dauer 1981 .259
24 77 Jeff Treadway 1991 .277
25 77 Jody Reed 1991 .263
26 77 Mike Lansing 1996 .250
27 76 Ted Sizemore 1973 .264
28 76 Bill Mazeroski 1965 .250
29 76 Andy LaRoche 2012 .000 DNP
30 76 Craig Counsell 1999 .194
31 76 Chris Burke 2008 .221
32 76 Paul Janish 2011 .205
33 76 Tommy Helms 1969 .223
34 76 Jim Gantner 1981 .251
35 76 Luis Rivas 2008 .198
36 76 Cookie Rojas 1967 .249
37 76 Frank Bolling 1960 .245
38 76 Tony Fernandez 1990 .262
39 75 Tom Herr 1984 .254
40 75 Andres Blanco 2012 .000 DNP
41 75 Todd Walker 2001 .260
42 75 Trevor Crowe 2012 .000 DNP
43 75 Tim Teufel 1987 .322
44 75 Barry Larkin 1992 .304
45 75 Steve Sax 1988 .254
46 75 Jerry Hairston 2004 .268
47 75 George Kell 1951 .289
48 75 Davey Johnson 1971 .297
49 75 Bill Doran 1986 .287
50 75 Yuniesky Betancourt 2010 .236
51 75 Lou Whitaker 1985 .302
52 75 Roberto Alomar 1996 .314
53 74 Fernando Vina 1997 .237
54 74 Edgar Renteria 2005 .249
55 74 Alan Bannister 1980 .261
56 74 Ramon Martinez 2001 .236
57 74 Tim Flannery 1986 .266
58 74 Ronnie Belliard 2003 .255
59 74 Jose Oquendo 1992 .271
60 74 Alberto Gonzalez 2011 .214
61 74 Mike Andrews 1972 .249
62 74 Granny Hamner 1955 .239
63 74 Chris Stynes 2001 .252
64 74 Jimmy Rollins 2007 .290
65 74 Luis Sojo 1993 .169
66 74 Norberto Martin 1995 .243
67 74 Harvey Kuenn 1959 .326
68 74 Dioner Navarro 2012 .260
69 74 Cesar Tovar 1969 .286
70 73 Alan Trammell 1986 .296
71 73 Angel Sanchez 2012 .000 DNP
72 73 Ichiro Suzuki 2002 .293
73 73 Bob Aspromonte 1966 .239
74 73 Mark Loretta 2000 .259
75 73 Luis Gonzalez 2007 .000 DNP
76 73 Ken Oberkfell 1984 .251
77 73 Rich Rollins 1966 .262
78 73 Jason Bartlett 2008 .244
79 73 Jim Gilliam 1957 .240
80 73 Bob Johnson 1964 .230
81 73 Pete Runnels 1956 .288
82 73 Tom Poquette 1980 .000 DNP
83 73 Luis Rodriguez 2008 .245
84 73 Joe Orsulak 1990 .270
85 73 Marty Barrett 1986 .269
86 73 Brendan Ryan 2010 .225
87 73 Maicer Izturis 2009 .281
88 73 Chuck Knoblauch 1997 .282
89 73 Warren Morris 2002 .007
90 73 Don Mueller 1955 .260
91 72 Duane Kuiper 1978 .243
92 72 Glenn Beckert 1969 .253
93 72 Matt Tolbert 2010 .241
94 72 Chuck Hiller 1963 .213
95 72 Buddy Bell 1980 .308
96 72 Phil Gagliano 1970 .166
97 72 Damion Easley 1998 .279
98 72 Chris Sabo 1990 .285
99 72 Bobby Valentine 1978 .245
100 72 Bill Mueller 1999 .254

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .255 .308 .390 .237
11 vs R (Multi) .224 .274 .304 .209
18 Split (Multi) -.031 -.034 -.086 -.028
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .246 .310 .415 .246
31 vs R (2013) .194 .251 .264 .184
38 Split (2013) -.052 -.059 -.151 -.062
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Raymond Chandler once said, “From 30 feet away she looked like a lot of class. From 10 feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from 30 feet away.” And that's the sort of ballplayer Barney is. From a distance he's got impressive-looking batting averages for a middle infielder, but up close his lack of secondary offensive skills means that he profiles as a bench player or utility guy, not a starter for a contender. His reputation as a defender is sterling but overstated: He looks flashy, but when you look at how many plays he actually makes, he's very good, but not superlative.
2012 Barney embodies all the traits that are often ridiculed by the sabermetric community. He's gritty, great on fundamentals, hustles all the time, has a selfless attitude, and is a good teammate. A natural shortstop, he has above-average range and a plus arm for the right side of the infield. His combination of attitude and fielding skill will support his marginal bat through a long career, though if he doesn't miraculously add some walks or power to his offensive game, he profiles more as a utility player than a regular.
2011 If this were the '70s and not the Aughties, folks might look at Barney and see what he'd have been back then: a decent prospect at shortstop, a good chip off the Tommy Veryzer block. But look beyond the defense, and you have a hitter with no power or patience, and merely modest contact skills. He could wind up starting for a bad team, or be carried as a starter on a club with seven or eight good players, but there's no time like the present, and his Cubs future is stillborn with Castro already in place.
2010 Darwin Barney owns a good shortstop’s glove, a bad shortstop’s bat, and a phone likely to ring if the Cubs need some short-term middle infield help.

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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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