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Darren Oliver

44-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 200   DOB: 10/6/1970   BORN: Kansas City, MO   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Darren Oliver Contract Information:

In October of 2012, the Blue Jays exercised Oliver's club option for the 2013 season.

September 28, 2013  –  Darren Oliver News

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Oliver is hoping to start the Blue Jays' season finale Sunday against the Rays, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.

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Darren Oliver Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 34 AAA TUC 4 4 0 18.3 33 13 3 8 3 1 0 0 6.38 1.96
2005 34 AAA IOW 8 7 0 31.7 61 33 6 18 8 1 3 0 9.38 2.18
2006 35 MAJ NYM 45 0 0 81.0 70 31 13 60 21 4 1 0 3.44 1.12
2007 36 MAJ LAA 61 0 0 64.3 58 27 5 51 23 3 1 0 3.78 1.26
2008 37 MAJ LAA 54 0 0 72.0 67 23 5 48 16 7 1 0 2.88 1.15
2009 38 MAJ LAA 63 1 0 73.0 61 22 5 65 22 5 1 0 2.71 1.14
2010 39 MAJ TEX 64 0 0 61.7 53 17 4 65 15 1 2 1 3 14 2.48 1.10
2011 40 MAJ TEX 61 0 0 51.0 47 13 3 44 11 5 5 2 4 16 2.29 1.14
2012 41 MAJ TOR 62 0 0 56.7 43 13 3 52 15 3 4 2 2 16 2.06 1.02
2013 42 A+ DUN 2 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2013 42 MAJ TOR 50 0 0 49.0 47 21 6 40 15 3 4 0 3 8 3.86 1.27
3-Year Averages     57 0 0 52.2 45 15 4 45 13 3 4 1 3 13 2.59 1.11
Career  (View All)     768 229 4 1,915.7 2,037 960 216 1,259 720 118 98 7 4.51 1.44

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Darren Oliver Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20137914224514.324
201210523922302.234

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013125261323412.211
201211629621401.196

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201323.712020733.421.18
201227.7031251012.931.27

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201325.322020834.261.34
201229.031127521.240.79
Darren Oliver Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 34 AAA TUC 4 4 18.3 3.93 1.47 2.67 1.47 69.7% 6.38 5.11 .407
2005 34 AAA IOW 8 7 31.7 5.12 2.27 2.25 1.71 57.1% 9.38 5.38 .435
2006 35 MAJ NYM 45 0 81.0 6.67 2.33 2.86 1.44 1.56 76.9% 3.44 4.61 .253
2007 36 MAJ LAA 61 0 64.3 7.13 3.22 2.22 0.70 1.25 71.1% 3.78 3.73 .289
2008 37 MAJ LAA 54 0 72.0 6.00 2.00 3.00 0.63 1.17 76.9% 88.9 MPH 2.88 3.46 .286
2009 38 MAJ LAA 63 1 73.0 8.01 2.71 2.95 0.62 1.16 78.2% 89.6 MPH 2.71 3.24 .284
2010 39 MAJ TEX 64 0 61.7 9.49 2.19 4.33 0.58 1.59 79.7% 88.9 MPH 2.48 2.76 .310
2011 40 MAJ TEX 61 0 51.0 7.76 1.94 4.00 0.53 1.05 81.8% 88.6 MPH 2.29 2.95 .306
2012 41 MAJ TOR 62 0 56.7 8.26 2.38 3.47 0.48 1.29 81.8% 88.3 MPH 2.06 3.06 .271
2013 42 A+ DUN 2 2 2.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -0.80 .000
2013 42 MAJ TOR 50 0 49.0 7.35 2.76 2.67 1.10 1.50 73.2% 87.7 MPH 3.86 4.20 .295
3-Year Averages     57 0 52.2 7.76 2.24 3.46 0.69 79.6% 2.59 3.22 .286
Career     768 229 1,915.7 5.91 3.38 1.75 1.01 70.7% 4.51 4.52 .305

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Darren Oliver: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Oliver tossed a scoreless eighth inning in Thursday's 8-2 loss to the Angels.

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Oliver has struck out 12 batters and given up four runs in 12 innings (3.00 ERA) since returning from the disabled list June 10.

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Oliver (shoulder) tossed a scoreless seventh inning in his return from the disabled list Monday.

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Manager Alex Anthopoulos confirmed Oliver (shoulder) would be activated from the DL on Monday, Blue Jays radio broadcaster Mike Wilner reports.

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Oliver will return to the Blue Jays' bullpen either Sunday or Monday, Sportsnet reports.

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Oliver (shoulder) began a rehab assignment with High-A Dunedin on Wednesday.

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Oliver (shoulder) is eligible to return June 3, but it's unclear if he'll be ready for activation at that time, The National Post reports.

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Oliver received a cortisone shot in his ailing shoulder Friday, the National Post reports.

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The Blue Jays placed Oliver (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 19.

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Oliver has been dealing with a sore shoulder for the past 7-to-10 days, according to Sportsnet.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Darren Oliver.

2013

At age 41, Oliver posted his best ratios ever as a major leaguer finishing with a 2.07 ERA and 1.02 WHIP. The Blue Jays hold an option on Oliver so he will most likely return to Toronto unless he decides to retire. He will not be in line for saves next year so his value will be in leagues that count holds, but there's reason to believe his recent track record is sustainable for now.

2012

Oliver was effective once again, posting a sub 1.140 WHIP and 2.90 ERA for the fourth straight season. He remained effective against both right-handed and left-handed batters, making him a nice seventh-inning option. Don't forget about the old guy if you're in a deep league that rewards holds.

2011

Oliver had another solid year in relief, posting nearly identical numbers for the third straight season. He started to fade a bit the second half, including a rough patch in July and August but rebounded with a strong September before being asked to pitch in just about every game in Texas' run to an appearance in the World Series as the rest of the bullpen faltered. A reduced workload would benefit Oliver, who should remain an effective reliever for at least one more season.

2010

Oliver's transformation to strike machine and key member of a good team's bullpen has been something to see. He walked 82 hitters in 1997, and has walked exactly that many in the last four seasons combined. Oliver doesn't have a large platoon split, and in fact should probably pitch in longer outings than he does now. There's not much chance he'll pick up saves, so his value is limited to one-league setups. He figures to work out of the bullpen as a swingman for Texas this season, a role he's been very productive in for the Angels in recent seasons.

2009

Oliver was one of the Angels� best relievers last season, going 7-1 with a 2.88 ERA in 54 appearances out of the bullpen. Oliver�s numbers are very good, yet he�s unlikely to post a second consecutive career-best year at the age of 38. He accepted the Angels' offer of arbitration in December, just one of two major league free agents to do so, ensuring he'll be back for one more year.

2008

Oliver made a career-high 61 appearances last season and finished with a 3.78 ERA in 64.1 innings, guaranteeing his contact and earning him a spot in the bullpen in 2008. Oliver is 37 and has no chance of jumping into the starting rotation as anything more than an emergency starter, making him the type of player who is much more valuable to the Angels than to fantasy owners.

2007

Oliver was mainly used as a long reliever by Mets' manager Willie Randolph, posting a solid 3.44 ERA and 1.123 WHIP and turned that rebound year into a two-year contract with the Angels. Look for him to fill a similar role with the Halos.

2005

Oliver was acquired by the Astros from Florida in July 2004, but a shoulder injury and stamina issues prevented Oliver from making much of a contribution. He signed up for a second tour of duty with the Rockies over the offseason - don't expect this time to go as well as his previous stint.

2004

Oliver managed to throw 180 innings in Colorado last year, nearly matching his career ERA by season's end. Oliver can get guys out when he wants to, but he walks almost as many as he strikes out and seems to lose his focus on the hill from time to time. He's a good innings-eater, but he won't help your fantasy team in any of the categories that count. That is, unless crafty veteran-ness is suddenly a scoring stat.

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