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Darnell McDonald

35-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 205   DOB: 11/17/1978   BORN: Fort Collins, CO   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Cubs in December of 2013.

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Darnell McDonald Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 25 AAA OTT 106 450 407 43 96 40 32 1 7 44 12 6 33 98 2 5 3 .236 .295 .371 .666
2005 26 AAA DUR 99 390 360 56 102 35 20 2 13 39 7 1 27 81 0 0 3 .283 .338 .458 .796
2005 26 AAA BUF 26 84 75 11 21 8 7 0 1 5 0 1 7 19 0 0 2 .280 .357 .413 .770
2006 27 AAA DUR 136 596 538 80 157 48 33 1 14 57 30 12 47 115 4 3 4 .292 .351 .435 .786
2007 28 AAA ROC 134 556 491 71 146 42 29 6 7 73 33 7 50 99 1 9 5 .297 .362 .424 .786
2007 28 AAA COL 73 304 267 39 84 23 17 4 2 41 14 5 31 64 0 5 1 .315 .382 .431 .813
2007 28 MAJ MIN 4 11 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .282
2008 29 AAA ROC 93 410 369 53 99 40 25 4 11 57 19 3 36 81 0 3 2 .268 .334 .447 .781
2009 30 AAA LOU 73 304 280 42 88 38 22 7 9 40 8 3 16 56 3 4 1 .314 .349 .539 .888
2009 30 MAJ CIN 47 111 105 12 28 9 6 1 2 10 1 0 5 31 0 0 1 .267 .306 .400 .706
2010 31 AAA Paw 10 43 41 6 14 9 6 1 2 8 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 .341 .372 .683 1.055
2010 31 MAJ BOS 117 363 319 40 86 30 18 3 9 34 9 1 30 85 12 0 2 .270 .336 .429 .766
2011 32 AAA Paw 9 35 29 6 10 5 3 0 2 11 1 2 5 6 0 0 1 .345 .457 .655 1.112
2011 32 MAJ BOS 79 175 157 26 37 13 6 1 6 24 2 3 14 33 0 2 2 .236 .303 .401 .704
2012 33 AAA Scr 31 124 108 18 21 4 1 0 3 7 1 2 15 29 0 0 1 .194 .298 .287 .585
2012 33 AAA Paw 6 23 21 2 4 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 1 1 .190 .217 .333 .550
2012 33 MAJ BOS 38 99 84 17 18 9 7 0 2 9 1 1 12 17 2 1 0 .214 .309 .369 .678
2012 33 MAJ NYY 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2012  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ BOS/NYY 42 103 88 17 18 9 7 0 2 9 1 1 12 19 2 1 0 .205 .297 .352 .649
2013 34 AAA Iow 92 294 263 31 62 19 13 2 4 26 8 2 27 50 1 2 1 .236 .307 .346 .653
2013 34 MAJ CHC 25 57 53 4 16 5 4 0 1 5 0 0 4 8 0 0 0 .302 .351 .434 .785
3-Year Averages MAJ   48 110 99 15 23 8 5 0 3 12 1 1 10 20 0 1 0 .232 .300 .374 .674
Career  (View All) MAJ   331 854 764 102 191 67 42 5 20 83 14 5 68 185 14 3 5 .250 .314 .397 .711

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Darnell McDonald: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 15 7 8
2012 35 21 7 12 3
2011 67 23 13 37 5
2010 114 30 69 34
2009 36 20 8 10

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Darnell McDonald Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013283140.429.6791.179
2012467160.196.326.628
2011104145181.260.471.804

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013251010.160.160.320
20124210131.214.381.673
20115312161.189.264.506

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013311140.290.484.796
2012529140.192.346.653
201179112101.215.329.597

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013223010.318.364.764
2012368151.222.361.643
201178154141.256.474.811
Darnell McDonald Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 25 AAA OTT 450 407 7.3% 21.8% 0.34 76% .295 .135
2005 26 AAA DUR 390 360 6.9% 20.8% 0.33 78% .335 .175
2005 26 AAA BUF 84 75 8.3% 22.6% 0.37 75% .364 .133
2006 27 AAA DUR 596 538 7.9% 19.3% 0.41 79% .350 .143
2007 28 AAA ROC 556 491 9% 17.8% 0.51 80% .361 .127
2007 28 AAA COL 304 267 10.2% 21.1% 0.48 76% .408 .116
2007 28 MAJ MIN 11 10 9.1% 27.3% 0.33 70% .143 .000
2008 29 AAA ROC 410 369 8.8% 19.8% 0.44 78% .318 .179
2009 30 AAA LOU 304 280 5.3% 18.4% 0.29 80% .367 .225
2009 30 MAJ CIN 111 105 4.5% 27.9% 0.16 70% .361 .133
2010 31 AAA Paw 43 41 4.7% 16.3% 0.29 83% .375 .342
2010 31 MAJ BOS 363 319 8.3% 23.4% 0.35 73% .342 .159
2011 32 AAA Paw 35 29 14.3% 17.1% 0.83 79% .381 .310
2011 32 MAJ BOS 175 157 8% 18.9% 0.42 79% .263 .165
2012 33 AAA Scr 124 108 12.1% 23.4% 0.52 73% .237 .093
2012 33 AAA Paw 23 21 0% 26.1% 0.00 71% .267 .143
2012 33 MAJ BOS 99 84 12.1% 17.2% 0.71 80% .246 .155
2012 33 MAJ NYY 4 4 0% 50% 0.00 50% .000 .000
2012  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ BOS/NYY 103 88 11.7% 18.4% 0.63 78% .239 .147
2013 34 AAA Iow 294 263 9.2% 17% 0.54 81% .278 .110
2013 34 MAJ CHC 57 53 7% 14% 0.50 85% .341 .132
3-Year Averages MAJ   110 99 9.1% 18.2% 0.50 80% .263 .142
Career MAJ   854 764 8% 21.7% 0.37 76% .306 .147

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Darnell McDonald (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Tommy Milone OAK 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.333 3.333
Jeremy Hellickson TB 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 .500 2.000 2.667
Anibal Sanchez DET 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 .500 2.000 2.667
Pedro Strop CHI-N 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Fernando Abad OAK 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Brian Flynn MIA 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Jeremy Guthrie KC 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Scott Downs CHI-A 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 .667 1.333 2.000
Zach Britton BAL 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 .667 1.333 2.000
Francisco Liriano PIT 11 6 2 5 1 3 0 .545 1.273 1.856

Worst Matchups for Darnell McDonald (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Wade LeBlanc ANA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Boone Logan COL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
James McDonald CHI-N 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Dustin McGowan TOR 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brad Mills MIL 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Minor ATL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Thornton NY-A 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Tony Sipp SD 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Webb BAL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brad Ziegler AZ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Darnell McDonald: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

McDonald was reassigned to minor league camp Monday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

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The Cubs have re-signed McDonald, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

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The Cubs outrighted McDonald off the 40-man roster Wednesday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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McDonald hit a pair of doubles and a tie-breaking three-run homer against the Pirates on Wednesday.

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McDonald will start in left field and bat seventh in Monday's game against the Nationals.

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McDonald was called up by the Cubs on Saturday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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McDonald has been placed on the disabled list with a sprained left thumb, MiLB.com reports.

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McDonald homered in Monday's exhibition game.

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McDonald has elected free agency.

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McDonald was designated for assignment Tuesday, WFAN's Sweeny Murti reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Darnell McDonald.

2012

McDonald has been a popular teammate in Boston the last two seasons, though his production dropped off significantly last year after a surprisingly-effective 2010 season. Boston may add a free-agent outfielder in the offseason, but McDonald has a chance to see semi-regular time in right field while Ryan Kalish recovers from shoulder surgery. He's hit lefties well over the past couple of seasons, has a modicum of speed, and has been accepting of a subordinate role with the team at a cheap salary. Keep in mind, however, that job security is a major concern here.

2011

Who knew McDonald would become such an important part of Boston's everyday lineup in 2010? Injuries to Mike Cameron and Jacoby Ellsbury, which turned out to be season-long dramas, afforded McDonald his best opportunity (117 games) at the major league level since his 2004 debut with Baltimore. His offseason thumb surgery is progressing as expected and he'll be ready for spring training. If he returns to Boston, you can bet your salary that he won't start the season as one of the starting three outfielders. Still, the Red Sox like that he can play all three outfield positions and he would be an ideal fit as a fourth or fifth outfielder.

2008

McDonald got playing time in Minnesota's outfield last season after a few injuries and with a dearth of minor league talent in the outfield. He'll try to win a reserve role this spring, but McDonald is more likely to add depth at Triple-A. He stole 30 bases between three teams last season, so his speed could provide fantasy value if he finds playing time.

2004

McDonald began last season like he was heading to Baltimore, but his season ended in June with a shoulder injury that required surgery. The Baltimore outfield will be crowded in 2004, so expect McDonald to start the season at Triple-A Ottawa. He's running out of time.

2003

McDonald played 91 games at Class AAA Rochester, hitting .289 in 332 at-bats with six homers, 35 RBI, 21 doubles and 11 steals. Another season at Triple-A is likely.