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Daniel Bard

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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Bard spent less than a week with the Red Sox last April, but otherwise battled injuries and ineffectiveness in the minors for the remainder of the season. He walked 27 in 15.1 innings in the minors be...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 200   DOB: 6/25/1985   BORN: Houston, TX   COLLEGE: North Carolina   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Daniel Bard Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Rangers in January of 2014.

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Bard was released by the Rangers on Thursday, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Daniel Bard 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
2007 22 A GRE 17 17 0 61.7 55 44 3 38 56 3 5 0 6.42 1.80
2007 22 A LAN 5 5 0 13.3 21 15 2 9 22 0 2 0 10.13 3.23
2008 23 A GRE 15 0 0 28.0 12 2 1 43 4 1 0 0 0.64 0.57
2008 23 AA POR 31 0 0 49.7 30 11 3 64 26 4 1 7 1.99 1.13
2009 24 AAA PAW 10 0 0 14.0 6 2 2 25 5 1 0 5 1.29 0.79
2009 24 MAJ BOS 49 0 0 49.3 41 20 5 63 22 2 2 1 3.65 1.28
2010 25 MAJ BOS 73 0 0 74.7 45 16 6 76 30 1 2 3 7 32 1.93 1.00
2011 26 MAJ BOS 70 0 0 73.0 46 27 5 74 24 2 9 1 5 34 3.33 0.96
2012 27 AAA PAW 31 1 0 32.0 31 25 2 32 29 3 2 0 0 0 7.03 1.88
2012 27 MAJ BOS 17 10 0 59.3 60 41 9 38 43 5 6 0 0 0 6.22 1.74
2013 28 R GUL 1 0 0 1.2 1 2 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 10.80 5.83
2013 28 A LOW 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.00
2013 28 AA POR 1 0 0 12.2 13 9 1 6 17 0 1 0 0 0 6.39 2.46
2013 28 MAJ BOS 2 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 3.00
2014 29 A HIC 4 0 0 0.2 0 13 0 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 175.50 45.00
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3-Year Averages     29 3 0 44.4 35 23 4 37 23 2 5 0 1 11 4.66 1.31
Career  (View All)     211 10 0 257.3 193 105 25 252 121 10 19 5 3.67 1.22

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Daniel Bard Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20134021000.500
2012154142432704.260

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20132100000.000
2012123241928505.286

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20131.00001209.003.00
201224.3220161633.701.64

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201235.0340222767.971.80
Daniel Bard 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
2007 22 A GRE 17 17 61.7 5.55 8.17 0.68 0.44 62% 6.42 5.66 .277
2007 22 A LAN 5 5 13.3 6.08 14.85 0.41 1.35 68.3% 10.13 8.98 .399
2008 23 A GRE 15 0 28.0 13.82 1.29 10.75 0.32 93.3% 0.64 1.02 .234
2008 23 AA POR 31 0 49.7 11.60 4.71 2.46 0.54 84.9% 1.99 3.16 .262
2009 24 AAA PAW 10 0 14.0 16.07 3.21 5.00 1.29 100% 1.29 2.77 .216
2009 24 MAJ BOS 49 0 49.3 11.49 4.01 2.86 0.91 1.21 74.1% 97.3 MPH 3.65 3.35 .321
2010 25 MAJ BOS 73 0 74.7 9.16 3.62 2.53 0.72 1.37 85.5% 97.9 MPH 1.93 3.49 .225
2011 26 MAJ BOS 70 0 73.0 9.12 2.96 3.08 0.62 1.83 66.2% 97.3 MPH 3.33 3.13 .237
2012 27 AAA PAW 31 1 32.0 9.00 8.16 1.10 0.56 60.3% 7.03 5.67 .332
2012 27 MAJ BOS 17 10 59.3 5.76 6.52 0.88 1.37 1.22 66% 93.1 MPH 6.22 6.47 .283
2013 28 R GUL 1 0 1.2 7.50 45.00 0.17 0.00 71.4% 10.80 16.53 .296
2013 28 A LOW 1 0 1.0 18.00 36.00 0.50 0.00 100% 0.00 11.20 .000
2013 28 AA POR 1 0 12.2 4.43 12.54 0.35 0.74 72.4% 6.39 7.46 .297
2013 28 MAJ BOS 2 0 1.0 9.00 18.00 0.50 0.00 1.00 66.7% 93.7 MPH 9.00 7.20 .355
2014 29 A HIC 4 0 .2 45.00 405.00 0.11 0.00 -44.4% 175.50 233.20 .000
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3-Year Averages     29 3 44.4 7.49 4.66 1.61 0.81 64.8% 4.66 4.26 .260
Career     211 10 257.3 8.81 4.23 2.08 0.87 72.3% 3.67 3.96 .262

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2014 Stat Review for Daniel Bard    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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0.11 K/BB
TERRIBLE
45.00 K/9
ELITE
405.00 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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175.50 ERA
TERRIBLE
45.00 WHIP
TERRIBLE
233.20 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.000 BABIP
LOW
-44.4% Strand Rate
LOW

Daniel Bard: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bard has failed to retire a batter in three of his four appearances at Low-A Hickory during his rehab assignment, allowing 13 earned runs while getting just two outs.

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Bard (neck/shoulder) is nearing completion of his rehab and will soon be assigned to a team in the minors, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Bard (neck/shoulder) was assigned to minor league camp Monday, the Rangers' official site reports.

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Bard (neck/shoulder) hopes to throw from the mound next week, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Bard (neck) recently began a light throwing program, the Rangers' official site reports.

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Bard signed a minor league contract with the Rangers on Friday, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports.

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Bard was non-tendered by the Cubs on Monday, becoming a free agent, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

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Bard (abdomen) is unlikely to pitch during the Cubs' final eight games, MLB.com reports.

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2014

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2013

We never really got a clear answer for what caused Bard's train to come off its tracks. The conversion from reliever to starter is the inciting incident that led to the mess his 2012 season became, but those conversions happen all the time. Heck, the Red Sox did it in-season with Franklin Morales. What about Bard's transition, which started in the offseason with plenty of time to prepare, caused him to become the "Wild Thing?" As bad as he was in Boston, Bard was even worse following his demotion to Triple-A Pawtucket. In 32 innings with the PawSox, Bard walked 29 batters and hit another 10. There is much outside speculation that having John Farrell back in the organization will help all the pitchers who seem to have lost their way, including Bard. Getting Bard back to being the effective setup reliever he was prior to 2012 is one of the team's many offseason priorities.

2012

Bard had several individual meltdowns during the season, including a couple of high-profile ones during Boston's dramatic September collapse, leading to a worrisome 3.33 ERA. He maintained his strikeout and hold numbers, but questions started to creep in about his ability to be a full-time closer -- he has 12 blown saves in the past two seasons, which takes on added importance after Boston lost closer Jonathan Papelbon to Philadelphia in the free-agent market. While he's known mostly for his high-90s fastball, Bard can throw enough pitches to be a starter. He entered professional baseball as a starter, before the organization moved him to the bullpen. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington acquired Andrew Bailey and Mark Melancon to handle the late innings, and the plan is to deploy Bard as a starter heading into spring training.

2011

Close observers know all about Bard by now. He throws wall-to-wall heat and misses bats as one of the league's premier setup men. His 32 holds led the American League and ranked third in MLB, behind a couple of relievers from San Diego, who pitched at an airport. Bard was a dominant pitcher in 2010, getting both righties and lefties out while limiting batters to a .159 average with runners on. As Jonathan Papelbon enters the final year of his contract, Bard has no more than a year to wait to become Boston's closer. That could happen sooner if the Red Sox decide to trade Papelbon, who has made it known for a long time he's looking to make a splash as a free agent.

2010

Bard started the 2009 season at Triple-A Pawtucket, then emerged as Boston's leading option as a setup guy to closer Jonathan Papelbon. He struck out 63 batters in 49.1 innings, using a blistering fastball, augmented by a slider he's developed along the way. His walk rate ticked up with the move up to the bigs, but the Red Sox have the utmost confidence in him. He'll open the 2010 season as he finished last year as Boston's set up man. With Papelbon nearing free agency and making noise about getting big bucks, the Red Sox could be grooming Bard for the closer's role in 2012, when Papelbon becomes a free agent.

2009

Bard was extremely successful in his first full season out of the bullpen, making the leap from Low-A Greenville to Double-A Portland. Bard struck out 107 batters in 77.2 innings and limited batters to a .173 batting average. The organization worked on his mechanics and had him work with sports psychologist and former pitcher Bob Tewksbury on the mental aspects to overcome a disastrous 2007 season. He'll work on his secondary pitches this season while with Portland, and could eventually return to being a starter.