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Daryle Ward

38-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 240   DOB: 6/27/1975   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ward signed a minor league deal with the Diamondbacks in July of 2011.

January 26, 2012  –  Daryle Ward News

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Ward has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for a banned amphetamine under the minor league testing program, the Associated Press reports.

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Daryle Ward 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 29 AAA NAS 27 99 94 14 26 14 7 0 7 17 0 0 5 16 0 0 0 .277 .313 .574 .887
2005 30 MAJ PIT 133 453 407 46 106 34 21 1 12 63 0 2 37 60 0 8 1 .260 .318 .405 .723
2006 31 MAJ ATL 20 27 26 2 8 2 1 0 1 7 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .308 .333 .462 .795
2006 31 MAJ WAS 78 123 104 15 32 15 9 0 6 19 0 1 14 21 0 3 2 .308 .390 .567 .958
2006  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ ATL/WAS 98 150 130 17 40 17 10 0 7 26 0 1 15 27 0 3 2 .308 .380 .546 .926
2007 32 AAA IOW 4 13 13 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .077 .077 .154 .231
2007 32 MAJ CHN 79 133 110 16 36 16 13 0 3 19 0 0 22 23 0 1 0 .327 .436 .527 .963
2008 33 AAA IOW 3 11 10 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .500 .545 .500 1.045
2008 33 MAJ CHN 89 119 102 8 22 11 7 0 4 17 0 0 16 24 0 1 0 .216 .319 .402 .721
2009 34 AAA SYR 30 392 341 41 86 26 13 0 13 49 2 1 43 69 0 5 3 .252 .337 .405 .742
2009 34 AAA CHA 69 392 341 41 86 26 13 0 13 49 2 1 43 69 0 5 3 .252 .337 .405 .742
2011 36 AA Mob 28 110 85 12 27 9 7 0 2 18 1 0 22 9 0 3 0 .318 .445 .471 .916
Career  (View All) MAJ   948 2462 2234 242 588 226 131 5 90 379 1 6 192 422 0 27 9 .263 .322 .447 .769

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Daryle Ward 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 29 AAA NAS 99 94 5.1% 16.2% 0.31 83% .268 .297
2005 30 MAJ PIT 453 407 8.2% 13.2% 0.62 85% .281 .145
2006 31 MAJ ATL 27 26 3.7% 22.2% 0.17 77% .368 .154
2006 31 MAJ WAS 123 104 11.4% 17.1% 0.67 80% .338 .259
2006  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ ATL/WAS 150 130 10% 18% 0.56 79% .344 .238
2007 32 AAA IOW 13 13 0% 15.4% 0.00 85% .091 .077
2007 32 MAJ CHN 133 110 16.5% 17.3% 0.96 79% .393 .200
2008 33 AAA IOW 11 10 9.1% 9.1% 1.00 90% .556 .000
2008 33 MAJ CHN 119 102 13.4% 20.2% 0.67 76% .243 .186
2009 34 AAA SYR 392 341 11% 17.6% 0.62 80% .282 .153
2009 34 AAA CHA 392 341 11% 17.6% 0.62 80% .282 .153
2011 36 AA Mob 110 85 20% 8.2% 2.44 89% .338 .153
Career MAJ   2462 2234 7.8% 17.1% 0.45 81% .289 .184

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Best Matchups for Daryle Ward (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ryan Dempster BOS 15 6 1 6 3 1 0 .400 .733 1.233
John Lackey BOS 8 3 1 4 0 0 0 .375 .750 1.125
Chris Capuano BOS 6 3 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .500 1.000
Luis Vizcaino BAL 9 3 0 1 1 3 1 .333 .556 .956
Tomo Ohka TOR 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 .400 .400 .900
Josh Beckett LA 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .500 .900
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 8 2 1 1 0 1 0 .250 .625 .875
Matt Cain SF 11 3 0 0 0 3 0 .273 .545 .818
Luis Ayala BAL 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 .250 .250 .679
Jake Peavy BOS 9 3 0 0 0 2 0 .333 .333 .667

Worst Matchups for Daryle Ward (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Tim Hudson SF 12 3 0 1 1 1 1 .250 .250 .558
Jerome Williams HOU 5 1 0 0 1 3 0 .200 .200 .533
Bruce Chen KC 8 2 0 1 0 2 0 .250 .250 .500
Jonathan Broxton CIN 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500
Kyle Farnsworth NY-N 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500
Brian Wilson LA 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 .250 .250 .500
Brett Tomko KC 11 1 0 1 1 2 0 .091 .182 .348
Bronson Arroyo AZ 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .143
Kyle Davies CLE 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Aaron Harang ATL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Daryle Ward: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Diamondbacks released Ward on Wednesday, Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus reports.

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Ward has signed a minor league deal with the Diamondbacks, reports the team's official site.

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The White Sox have signed Ward to a minor league contract.

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Ward will begin the 2010 season with the Newark Bears, the Star Ledger reports.

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Ward was traded from the White Sox to the Nationals organization on Thursday, MLB.com reports.

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The White Sox signed Ward to a minor league contract, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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The Reds released Ward on Monday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Ward signed a minor league deal with the Reds and was invited to spring training on Thursday.

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Ward has filed for free agency.

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Ward (herniated disc) was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Daryle Ward.

2009

Ward is your garden variety, 33-year-old left-handed power bat off the bench. He can sub in as a corner outfielder or first baseman, but isn't likely to see more than occasional at-bats. He filed for free agency this fall, but where he lands isn't likely to affect his role too much.

2008

Ward's been a reliable left-handed power bat off the bench and should resume that role with the Cubs this year. He'll also back up Derrek Lee at first base and even play right field on occasion.

2007

Ward will serve as a pinch hitter and reserve at first base and in the outfield for the Cubs. After hitting 12 home runs in 2005, Ward lost his status as an everyday starter last year and was used in more of a utility role. He can still hit right-handed pitching, posting a 1.032 OPS against righties. His upside is as a platoon player in left field. He can be productive in spots but just may not get enough playing time to help most fantasy leagues.

2006

Ward, who became a free agent after the 2005 season, was lining himself up for a nice payday after a strong showing in the first half of the year. He popped 11 homers and 49 RBI through June, acting the role of a cleanup hitter. He slumped miserably thereafter, belting just one home run and 15 RBI in the last three months, combined. Ward has a history of going through power slumps -- he failed to hit a single homer for the Dodgers (in 109 at-bats) in 2003. Without that power, however, the one-dimensional, mediocre-fielding Ward has no value. When the Pirates were unable to move Ward at the trading deadline, the team opted to go with Brad Eldred at first base. At that point, any chance Ward had of ending his season on a high note vanished, along with his playing time.

2005

Ward resurrected his career in Pittsburgh by hitting .249 with 15 homers and 57 RBI in 293 at-bats, numbers that would project well over a full season. Thumb and wrist issues sidelined Ward for a good portion of the season, but the Bucs are hoping that the 1B/OF shows up in 2005 healthy and in good playing shape after having participated in a an offseason conditioning program. With a strong spring, Ward could secure a spot in the middle of the Bucs batting order. At the very least, he’ll provide pop and 1B/OF insurance for the team off the bench.

2004

Ward wound up in the Dodgers' doghouse in 2003. His poor work ethic and lousy attitude led the team to send him to Las Vegas and they opted not to give him a September call-up. He has since signed a minor-league contract with Pittsburgh, where he will attempt to resurrect his career.

2003

Ward has had a mysterious two-year decline in power, culminating in a streak of 215 at-bats without a homer in 2002. A change in scenery might help if it results in him getting a chance to play everyday, but otherwise we find it difficult to contemplate how leaving Houston might help his power. He's now not even hitting for power at home (.454 slugging percentage in 2002).