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Darin Downs

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

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The 28-year-old late bloomer carved out a role as a lefty specialist out of the Tigers' bullpen last season, finishing 0-2 with a 4.84 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 35.2 innings. While not overpowering, Downs ...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 208   DOB: 12/26/1984   BORN: Southfield, MI   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Darin Downs Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract including a spring NRI with the Marlins in December 2010.

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Darin Downs 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
2004 19 A Boi 14 13 0 60.0 55 33 5 61 35 5 3 0 4.95 1.50
2005 20 A Peo 2 2 0 6.1 12 13 1 3 4 0 2 0 18.47 2.62
2007 22 A Day 34 2 0 61.3 61 28 10 65 17 3 7 2 4.11 1.27
2008 23 A Day 17 0 0 28.0 29 9 0 25 13 2 0 0 2.89 1.50
2008 23 A Ver 27 1 0 49.0 53 23 1 49 22 2 3 0 4.22 1.53
2008 23 AA TEN 22 0 0 23.3 32 17 1 17 16 0 2 0 6.56 2.06
2009 24 A Cha 20 19 0 121.7 117 27 11 111 23 12 4 0 2.00 1.15
2009 24 AA MON 2 2 0 11.3 13 6 1 9 4 0 2 0 4.76 1.50
2010 25 AA Mon 23 3 0 48.0 40 9 2 57 15 6 2 0 0 0 1.69 1.15
2010 25 AAA Dur 23 1 0 40.1 44 20 4 45 17 6 2 0 0 0 4.46 1.52
2011 26 AA Jac 10 13 0 76.1 87 41 7 48 23 2 5 0 0 0 4.83 1.45
2011 26 AAA New 10 5 0 35.2 34 17 1 39 8 3 2 0 0 0 4.29 1.19
2012 27 AAA Tol 25 0 0 29.1 25 7 0 33 8 0 2 0 0 0 2.15 1.13
2012 27 MAJ DET 18 0 0 20.7 18 8 1 20 9 2 1 0 0 1 3.48 1.31
2013 28 A Wes 12 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2013 28 AAA Tol 12 0 0 15.2 9 4 0 12 6 0 1 0 0 0 2.30 0.99
2013 28 MAJ DET 29 0 0 35.3 36 19 4 37 11 0 2 0 0 4 4.84 1.33
2014 29 AAA Okl 4 0 0 5.1 8 4 0 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 6.75 2.35
3-Year Averages MAJ   23 0 0 28.0 27 13 2 28 10 1 1 0 0 2 4.18 1.32

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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Darin Downs Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

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Darin Downs Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20136819314302.219
2012381036000.171

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20138318822712.306
20124810612401.293

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201316.00108535.631.50
201215.021016314.801.27

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201319.301029614.191.19
20125.70004600.001.41
Darin Downs 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
2004 19 A Boi 14 13 60.0 9.15 5.25 1.74 0.75 67.1% 4.95 4.00 .316
2005 20 A Peo 2 2 6.1 4.43 5.90 0.75 1.48 20% 18.47 6.31 .436
2007 22 A Day 34 2 61.3 9.54 2.49 3.82 1.47 73.5% 4.11 4.08 .321
2008 23 A Day 17 0 28.0 8.04 4.18 1.92 0.00 78.6% 2.89 2.81 .350
2008 23 A Ver 27 1 49.0 9.00 4.04 2.23 0.18 70.3% 4.22 2.81 .368
2008 23 AA TEN 22 0 23.3 6.56 6.17 1.06 0.39 66% 6.56 4.49 .388
2009 24 A Cha 20 19 121.7 8.21 1.70 4.83 0.81 87.6% 2.00 3.12 .314
2009 24 AA MON 2 2 11.3 7.15 3.18 2.25 0.79 68.8% 4.76 3.82 .343
2010 25 AA Mon 23 3 48.0 10.69 2.81 3.80 0.38 86.8% 1.69 2.37 .327
2010 25 AAA Dur 23 1 40.1 10.10 3.82 2.65 0.90 71.9% 4.46 3.82 .370
2011 26 AA Jac 10 13 76.1 5.68 2.72 2.09 0.83 67% 4.83 4.16 .324
2011 26 AAA New 10 5 35.2 9.97 2.05 4.88 0.26 61% 4.29 2.04 .354
2012 27 AAA Tol 25 0 29.1 10.21 2.47 4.13 0.00 78.8% 2.15 1.76 .338
2012 27 MAJ DET 18 0 20.7 8.71 3.92 2.22 0.44 1.21 73.1% 90.6 MPH 3.48 3.35 .308
2013 28 A Wes 12 0 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2013 28 AAA Tol 12 0 15.2 7.11 3.55 2.00 0.00 73.3% 2.30 2.81 .226
2013 28 MAJ DET 29 0 35.3 9.42 2.80 3.36 1.02 1.31 65.1% 89.7 MPH 4.84 3.68 .338
2014 29 AAA Okl 4 0 5.1 10.59 7.06 1.50 0.00 66.7% 6.75 3.20 .488
3-Year Averages MAJ   23 0 28.0 9.00 3.21 2.80 0.64 68.6% 4.18 3.20 .329

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2014 Stat Review for Darin Downs    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.50 K/BB
TERRIBLE
10.59 K/9
GREAT
7.06 BB/9
TERRIBLE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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6.75 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.35 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.20 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.488 BABIP
HIGH
66.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Darin Downs (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Alex Gordon KC 1 1 1 4 1 0 1 1.000 4.000 5.000
Ryan Raburn CLE 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Jose Iglesias DET 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 3.000 4.000
Alexi Casilla BAL 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Peter Bourjos STL 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Drew Stubbs COL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Alcides Escobar KC 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Josh Willingham MIN 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Mike Trout ANA 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Manny Machado BAL 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000

Best Matchups for Darin Downs (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Avisail Garcia CHI-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brent Lillibridge TEX 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Zimmerman WAS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Robinson Cano SEA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Salvador Perez KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Andy Parrino TEX 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Darin Mastroianni MIN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jed Lowrie OAK 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Alberto Callaspo OAK 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Elvis Andrus TEX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Downs permitted two earned runs on two hits and two walks over two innings Saturday against the Yankees.

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Downs was claimed off waivers by the Astros on Friday.

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The Tigers recalled Downs from Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

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Downs (shoulder) picked up two strikeouts in a scoreless inning with Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.

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Downs (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Low-A West Michigan on Wednesday, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Downs (shoulder) will throw a live batting practice session Monday in Chicago, MLive.com reports.

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Downs (shoulder) threw a light bullpen session Friday, the Detroit News reports.

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Downs was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with left rotator cuff tendinitis.

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Downs is not expected to be available for Saturday's game.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Downs made his major league debut in 2012, appearing in 18 games while working out of the bullpen. The 28-year-old lefty finished the season 2-1 with a 3.48 ERA and 20:9 K:BB while working primarily in stress-free innings. He does not possess an overpowering arsenal, but Downs was able to dominate left-handed hitters (.171/.237/.158), which should give him the opportunity to earn a specialty role out of spring training.

2012

Downs will join Detroit in spring training as a non-roster invitee. The 27-year-old lefty has spent his entire career in the minors, compiling a 49-43 record with a 4.29 ERA in 232 appearances as a starter and reliever. He'll provide Detroit with extra organizational pitching depth in the minors.