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Darin Erstad

40-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 220   DOB: 6/4/1974   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Darin Erstad Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract extension in August of 2008.

November 25, 2009  –  Darin Erstad News

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The Astros have said that their offseason priority is to re-sign their own free agents, one of which is Erstad, the Astros' official site reports.

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Darin Erstad 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 30 AAA SAL 4 17 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .125 .176 .125 .301
2005 31 MAJ LAA 153 663 609 86 166 43 33 3 7 66 10 3 47 109 4 2 1 .273 .325 .371 .696
2006 32 AAA SAL 7 31 30 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 .100 .129 .100 .229
2006 32 MAJ LAA 40 105 95 8 21 9 8 1 0 5 1 1 6 18 1 1 2 .221 .279 .326 .605
2007 33 AAA CHA 12 52 47 3 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 14 0 0 0 .128 .212 .128 .340
2007 33 MAJ CHA 87 345 310 33 77 18 13 1 4 32 7 2 28 44 6 1 0 .248 .310 .335 .645
2008 34 MAJ HOU 140 342 322 49 89 20 16 0 4 31 2 3 14 68 2 2 2 .276 .309 .363 .672
2009 35 AA COR 2 9 9 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .333 .556 .889
2009 35 AA COR 2 9 9 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .333 .556 .889
2009 35 MAJ HOU 107 150 134 13 26 12 8 2 2 11 0 2 14 31 1 1 0 .194 .268 .328 .597
Career  (View All)     1654 6,615 6,024 913 1,697 473 316 33 124 701 179 58 475 939 36 43 37 .282 .339 .407 .746

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Darin Erstad: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2009 15 28 24 1 4

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Darin Erstad 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 30 AAA SAL 17 16 5.9% 5.9% 1.00 94% .133 .000
2005 31 MAJ LAA 663 609 7.1% 16.4% 0.43 82% .323 .098
2006 32 AAA SAL 31 30 3.2% 6.5% 0.50 93% .107 .000
2006 32 MAJ LAA 105 95 5.7% 17.1% 0.33 81% .273 .105
2007 33 AAA CHA 52 47 9.6% 26.9% 0.36 70% .182 .000
2007 33 MAJ CHA 345 310 8.1% 12.8% 0.64 86% .279 .087
2008 34 MAJ HOU 342 322 4.1% 19.9% 0.21 79% .340 .087
2009 35 AA COR 9 9 0% 22.2% 0.00 78% .429 .223
2009 35 AA COR 9 9 0% 22.2% 0.00 78% .429 .223
2009 35 MAJ HOU 150 134 9.3% 20.7% 0.45 77% .238 .134
Career     6,615 6,024 7.2% 14.2% 0.51 84% .317 .125

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Darin Erstad: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Erstad returned to action on Sunday after being out for over a week with back spasms, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Erstad (back spasms) was available in the event of an emergency on Friday night, but the team opted to let him rest, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Erstad said his back spasms have ceased, but he wasn't sure when he would next be available to play, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Erstad (back, shoulder) remained out for the second consecutive day, the Houston Chronicle reports. The Astros outfielder would not say when he expects to return.

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A few days after having a cortisone injection on his left shoulder, Erstad was unavailable Tuesday because of problems with his right shoulder, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Erstad made his second straight start at first base on Monday and went 2-for-3 with a double, homer and three RBI.

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As expected, the Astros activated Erstad (hamstring) from the disabled list Friday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Erstad (strained hamstring) is expected to rejoin the Astros on Friday, according to KTRH in Houston.

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Erstad (strained hamstring) will report to Double-A Corpus Christi to begin a brief rehab assignment, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Darin Erstad.

2010

The last few years have not been kind to Erstad, but the Astros may re-sign him with hope that his Gold Glove-caliber fielding will offset his weak bat. A series of injuries (hamstring, back, shoulder) limited him to just 195 defensive innings in 2009. Despite all the usual warning signs that the 35-year-old Erstad is beginning to break down, the Astros plan on bringing him back to reprise his role of fourth outfielder and backup first baseman in 2010.

2009

Erstad saw time all across the outfield and at first base in 2008 for the Astros, and took Michael Bourn's starting job in center field for a short time. He's still a reliable defender no matter where he plays, and his offensive production stayed on par with where it's been the last five years. He hit .276 with four homers, 16 doubles and 31 RBI in 322 at-bats last season and should continue to provide value as a backup at all three outfield spots and first base, but he isn't worth fantasy consideration in most formats, unless he somehow ends up in an everyday role.

2008

Ankle injuries limited him to just 87 games but that shouldn't have come as a surprise. When he was in the lineup he limped along to a .248/.310/.335 line with just four homers. The White Sox exercised a $250,000 buyout option and he signed a one-year deal to be a utility option in Houston, although it's hard to imagine him having much of a roto impact. But hey, he stole seven bases. And you didn't think we'd say anything nice about him.

2007

He's done. When he latches on with someone and that signing is trailed by a raft of good press, just remember that he does absolutely nothing for a fantasy team.

2006

Erstad exceeded 600 at-bats for the first time since the 2002 season and appeared to wear down in the second half. While his stolen bases are nice, his lack of power will kill you in fantasy leagues if you use him as one of your corner infielders. The Angels have a dilemma on their hands - clearly Casey Kotchman is a better hitter right now, and Kendry Morales probably will be too. Erstad's contract and reputation in the clubhouse, however, will keep him in the lineup ahead of Kotchman and Morales.

2005

The good news is Erstad posted his highest OPS since his monster year in 2000; the bad news is that OPS was .746. At a playing age of 31, Erstad is looking less and less like an asset and more and more like a liability. Heís got a weak bat at an offensive-critical position. Thatís a bad mix no matter how you slice it.

2004

Coming off a .252/.309/.333, injury-plagued campaign, Erstad may find himself at first base this season. If his hamstring prevents him from stealing bases, there won't be much offensive upside for the soon-to-be 30-year old outfielder who has only hit more than twenty home runs once in his career. If healthy, .270 with 80 runs and 25-30 steals is the ceiling.

2003

Erstad improved slightly last season over his 2001 numbers, but his stats were still down from his 2000 season in which he led the league in hits and had 25 HR and 100 RBI. It's too early to say his career has hit a plateau, but he doesn't seem to be a candidate to get past the 10 homer, 80 RBI, .280 average marks in 2003. Those numbers are still good and he is a nice threat to steal 20-plus bases, score 90-plus runs and have 25-plus doubles. Monitor his recovery from off-season surgery on a broken hamate bone in his right hand. He is expected to be ready for spring training.