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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date10-1-1985
Height5' 9"
Weight190 lbs
Age28 years, 10 months, 20 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
-0.12011
2012
2013
0.22014
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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 SFN 24 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2011 SFN 25 26 16 14 7 4 0 0 0 4 1 5 1 0 0 0 7 5 .286 .375 .286 .251 -0.6 0.0 -0.1
Career33161484000415100096.286.375.286.251-0.60.0-0.1

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
2005 HEL Rk 61 277 .259 .271 .354 .413 .272 .375 105 -0.2 7.5 -0.4 -3.0 3.8 10.1 0.7 10.1 0.7
2006 WVA A 125 566 .288 .258 .333 .382 .263 .362 110 13.2 13.0 0.7 12.5 7.0 33.6 4.8 33.6 4.8
2007 WVA A 51 254 .304 .275 .347 .420 .267 .417 111 12.2 7.6 0.6 -2.1 -0.1 20.8 1.9 20.8 1.9
2007 BRV A+ 72 317 .244 .268 .338 .398 .263 .285 95 -6.1 10.1 0.8 -5.5 3.0 7.1 0.2 7.1 0.2
2008 BRV A+ 91 401 .238 .255 .326 .375 .251 .296 99 -9.5 12.0 0.6 -8.7 5.6 8.0 -0.1 8.0 -0.1
2008 SJO A+ 38 155 .248 .264 .331 .392 .262 .318 89 -2 4.7 0.3 -0.8 2.7 4.9 0.4 4.9 0.4
2009 SJO A+ 101 441 .309 .269 .340 .411 .270 .379 98 24 13.3 0.7 2.8 2.6 40.7 4.5 40.7 4.5
2010 SFN MLB 7 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 -0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 RIC AA 113 516 .255 .259 .331 .397 .257 .308 99 -2.9 14.4 1.3 1.1 2.4 11.5 1.3 11.5 1.3
2011 SFN MLB 26 16 .251 .253 .321 .389 .260 .444 100 -0.1 0.4 0 0.0 -1.0 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2011 RIC AA 23 97 .246 .273 .335 .409 .280 .387 84 -1.5 2.9 0.1 1.6 0.3 3.4 0.5 3.4 0.5
2011 FRE AAA 18 76 .191 .275 .343 .438 .258 .283 97 -6.1 2.4 0.2 0.3 2.8 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2011 GIA Rk 8 32 .406 .288 .352 .432 .274 .368 105 6.1 1.1 0.1 0.4 -0.6 6.8 0.7 6.8 0.7
2012 TAC AAA 70 329 .265 .279 .340 .425 .266 .331 93 1.7 9.8 0.8 13.2 -1.0 10.2 2.3 10.2 2.3
2012 LEO Wnt 36 171 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 IND AAA 83 274 .219 .257 .324 .389 .254 .288 100 -11.9 7.7 -1.7 -0.2 -2.5 -7.8 -0.8 -7.8 -0.8
2014 FRE AAA 98 320 .276 .274 .342 .434 .271 .380 96 5.4 9.0 -1.2 -5.8 -0.1 12.4 0.7 12.4 0.7

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
2005 HEL Rk 277 57 64 4 3 1 24 33 70 18 4 .271 .364 .326 .055 .259 10.1 -3.0 0.7
2006 WVA A 566 93 139 24 3 7 54 56 133 69 15 .283 .352 .387 .104 .288 33.6 12.5 4.8
2007 BRV A+ 317 46 63 7 1 4 27 35 67 36 6 .231 .315 .308 .077 .244 7.1 -5.5 0.2
2007 WVA A 254 48 75 15 4 5 33 23 56 31 10 .335 .391 .504 .170 .304 20.8 -2.1 1.9
2008 SJO A+ 155 21 28 4 1 0 7 23 42 14 1 .219 .342 .266 .047 .248 4.9 -0.8 0.4
2008 BRV A+ 401 57 79 13 3 2 27 46 88 48 11 .230 .319 .303 .073 .238 8.0 -8.7 -0.1
2009 SJO A+ 441 81 114 17 9 9 50 49 97 35 12 .300 .386 .463 .163 .309 40.7 2.8 4.5
2010 RIC AA 516 64 116 20 9 5 40 39 106 37 15 .251 .311 .365 .114 .255 11.5 1.1 1.3
2010 SFN MLB 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2011 GIA Rk 32 9 9 0 1 2 6 6 4 2 1 .375 .500 .708 .333 .406 6.8 0.4 0.7
2011 SFN MLB 16 7 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 7 5 .286 .375 .286 .000 .251 -0.6 0.0 -0.1
2011 FRE AAA 76 10 15 2 0 2 7 4 23 10 0 .211 .263 .324 .113 .191 -1.1 0.3 -0.1
2011 RIC AA 97 11 24 3 0 0 2 9 24 6 3 .279 .347 .314 .035 .246 3.4 1.6 0.5
2012 LEO Wnt 171 24 41 8 1 1 13 13 31 11 3 .266 .335 .351 .084 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 TAC AAA 329 39 83 16 3 4 33 23 61 26 14 .273 .326 .385 .112 .265 10.2 13.2 2.3
2013 IND AAA 274 36 55 7 2 2 19 27 56 29 11 .230 .307 .301 .071 .219 -7.8 -0.2 -0.8
2014 FRE AAA 320 44 84 10 1 3 25 26 73 32 11 .293 .353 .366 .073 .276 12.4 -5.8 0.7

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 62 0.6290 0.5161 0.8125 0.6154 0.3478 0.8333 0.7500 0.1875
Career620.6290.51610.81250.61540.34780.83330.750.1875

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-11 2014-05-03 Minors 22 0 - Head Concussion Diving Into Wall - -
2011-06-27 2011-07-30 Minors 33 29 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-05-23 2011-06-20 15-DL 28 26 Ankle Sprain -
2010-08-21 2010-09-02 Minors 12 0 Right Knee Soreness -
2007-04-04 2007-04-12 Minors 8 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 127 dJoshua Kusnick1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 3/9/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/5/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Seattle (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/11. Released by San Francisco 11/28/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased 11/20/09. Re-signed 3/10.
  • Acquired by San Francisco in trade from Milwaukee 7/20/08 (Ray Durham deal).
  • Drafted 2004 (18-526). Signed 5/05, $0.2M signing bonus (draft-and-follow).

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BP Articles

Darren Ford is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessAn Agent's Take: When Post-Draft Negotiations Get StrainedJoshua Kusnick2014-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessAn Agent's Take: Three Ways to Work in BaseballJoshua Kusnick2014-02-11
An Agent's Take: Approaching the OffseasonJoshua Kusnick2013-11-14
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: Notable NL Minor-League Free Agent SigneesAdam Sobsey2013-02-27
In A Pickle: The Disunited States of AmericaJason Wojciechowski2013-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 19Jason Martinez2012-11-20
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Platoon Advantage: Springtime Can Kill YouJason Wojciechowski2012-02-22
Baseball ProGUESTus: 27 Outs, 140 Characters: Fandom in the Time of TwitterMaiya Gessling2012-01-10
Transaction Analysis: Calling for the CavalryBen Lindbergh2011-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Can the Braves Contend?John Perrotto2011-05-27
Future Shock: Opening Day MadnessKevin Goldstein2011-04-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Spring LeaderboardsCraig Brown2011-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Dodgers, Padres, GiantsChristina Kahrl2010-09-27
The Week in Quotes: September 6-12Alex Carnevale2010-09-13
An Agent's Take: Flexible MoralityJoshua Kusnick2010-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Any Frandsen of Yours Is...Christina Kahrl2010-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Weekend Moves OmnibusChristina Kahrl2008-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Clearing the DecksDan Fox2008-03-20


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did you get a good look at any Giants this spring? Who would win a 60 yard dash-Gary Brown or Darren Ford?
(Josh G from Stockton)
I did. Brown is stupid fast. I wouldn't bet against him. (Jason Parks)
2010-06-07 18:30:00 (link to chat)Ugh....Gary Brown...I think I prefer a real hitter for the Giants. The Giants don't seem to have any luck turning out position players, so I would have liked them to select the guy with the most polished bat, Cox or Brentz or Gyorko. I just don't trust the Giants to turn a hacker into a decent player. I read his profile and just think...Eugenio Velez...Darren Ford, and then I throw up in my mouth a little.
(Gregjitsu from SoCal)
He's bigger, stronger and faster than those guys. You're making poor assumptions. (Kevin Goldstein)


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