MLB

Darnell McDonald # - OF

  • Age: 35
  • DOB: 1978/11/17
  • POB: Fort Collins, CO
  • Height: 5-11 Weight: 205lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 7
  • Drafted by Baltimore in 1997 (1st round).

Scouting Report

AssetsAn exceptional athlete who brought speed to the field, he displayed a good power/speed combination on offense and solid glove in the outfield. Had the range to play center field but could defend at all three outfield positions.
FlawsDidn't get on base enough to take advantage of his speed. Also didn't run as much as he could have. Struggled to find the level of consistency required to see regular at-bats at the big league level.
Career potentialAthletic backup outfielder.

Honours and Awards

2006International League (AAA) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/04/06Announced his retirement.
2014/04/02Released by the Chicago Cubs.
2014/03/24Assigned by the Chicago Cubs to their minor league camp.
2013/12/02Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a minor league contract.
2013/11/05Opted for minor league free agency.
2013/10/09Outrighted to Iowa (AAA).
2013/08/10Contract purchased from Iowa (AAA).
2013/03/22Assigned by the Chicago Cubs to their minor league camp.
2013/01/10Signed by the Chicago Cubs to a minor league contract.
2012/10/06Released by the New York Yankees.
2012/07/19Outrighted to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).
2012/07/17Optioned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).
2012/07/04Claimed off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.
2012/06/30Designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox.
2012/06/05Missed 22 games (oblique injury).
2012/05/13Oblique injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 12th, 2012).
2012/03/09Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.
2011/06/14Missed 16 games (left quadricep).
2011/05/26Left quadricep, 15-day DL.
2011/03/08Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.
2010/04/20Contract purchased from Pawtucket (AAA).
2010/04/07Assigned to Pawtucket (AAA).
2009/11/24Signed by the Boston Red Sox to a minor league contract.
2009/11/05Outrighted to Louisville (AAA).
2009/08/24Contract purchased from Louisville (AAA).
2009/05/26Outrighted to Louisville (AAA).
2009/05/22Designated for assignment by the Cincinnati Reds.
2009/04/05Contract purchased from Louisville (AAA).
2009/01/07Signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league contract.
2008/03/08Assigned by the Minnesota Twins to their minor league camp.
2008/02/25Outrighted to Rochester (AAA).
2007/07/25Optioned to Rochester (AAA).
2007/07/20Contract purchased from Rochester (AAA).
2007/06/24Acquired from the Washington Nationals.
2007/03/12Assigned by the Washington Nationals to their minor league camp.
2006/11/06Signed by the Washington Nationals to a minor league contract.
2006/11/01Opted for minor league free agency.
2006/03/16Assigned by the Tampa Bay Rays to their minor league camp.
2006/01/11Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a minor league contract and invited to spring training.
2005/10/28Opted for minor league free agency.
2005/05/06Suspended by the MLB for 15 games for violations of the Major League drug prevention and treatment program.
2005/03/14Assigned by the Cleveland Indians to their minor league camp.
2005/01/26Signed by the Cleveland Indians to a minor league contract and invited to spring training.
2004/10/27Opted for minor league free agency.
2004/10/15Outrighted to Ottawa (AAA).
2004/09/06Recalled from Ottawa (AAA).
2004/08/26Optioned to Ottawa (AAA).
2004/08/19Recalled from Ottawa (AAA).
2004/07/27Optioned to Ottawa (AAA).
2004/07/23Recalled from Ottawa (AAA).
2004/05/09Optioned to Ottawa (AAA).
2004/04/30Recalled from Ottawa (AAA).
2004/04/18Recalled from Ottawa (AAA).
2004/04/03Optioned to Ottawa (AAA).
2004/02/27Re-signed by the Baltimore Orioles to a one-year contract.
2003/03/11Optioned to Ottawa (AAA).
2003/02/27Re-signed by the Baltimore Orioles to a one-year contract.
2002/11/20Added to the Baltimore Orioles 40-man roster.

Trades

2013/01/10Signed by the Chicago Cubs to a minor league contract.
2012/07/04Claimed by the New York Yankees off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.
2009/11/24Signed by the Boston Red Sox to a minor league contract.
2009/01/07Signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league contract.
2007/06/24Washington Nationals traded Darnell McDonald to the Minnesota Twins for Levale Speigner.
2006/11/06Signed by the Washington National to a minor league contract.
2005/06/10Signed by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to a minor league contract.
2005/01/26Signed by the Cleveland Indians to a minor league contract.
1997/06/03Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1st round (26th overall) in 1997.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013Chicago CubsNL2553416401548000.302.351.434.785
2013IowaAAA9226331621324262750822.236.307.346.653
2012NY YankeesAL4400000002001.000.000.000.000
2012BostonAL3884171870291217111.214.309.369.678
2012Total Bos/NYAAL4288171870291219112.205.297.352.649
2012Scranton/WBAAA3110818211037152912-.194.298.287.585
2012PawtucketAAA6212430020600-.190.217.333.550
2011BostonAL791572637616241433234.236.303.401.704
2011PawtucketAAA929610302115612-.345.457.6551.112
2010BostonAL1173194086183934308591-.270.336.429.765
2010PawtucketAAA104161461282710-.341.372.6831.055
2009CincinnatiNL47105122861210531102.267.306.400.706
2009LouisvilleAAA7328042882279401656832.314.349.539.888
2008RochesterAAA933695399254115736811933.268.334.447.781
2007MinnesotaAL41001000013001.100.182.100.282
2007ColumbusAAA73267398417424131641455.315.382.431.813
2007RochesterAAA61224326212253219351923.277.339.415.754
2006DurhamAAA136538801573311457471153012-.292.351.435.786
2005DurhamAAA73285458113212342062702.284.333.470.803
2005BuffaloAAA267411207014719010.270.349.405.754
2005Total Buf/DurAAA993595610120213382781712.281.337.457.794
2004BaltimoreAL173235100126100.156.206.188.394
2004OttawaAAA1074104496321744341001267.234.294.368.662
2003OttawaAAA401521945710201827573.296.374.355.729
2002RochesterAAA91332439621663532781135.289.353.443.796
2002BowieAA371442142914152227931.292.393.451.844
2001RochesterAAA1043913793192235297513912.238.291.312.603
2001BowieAA30117163371321928332.282.336.436.772
2000BowieAA1164595911113564329871149.242.290.331.621
1999FrederickA130507811352356736173269-.266.347.367.714
1998DelmarvaA1345288713824564433443511-.261.308.360.668
1998FrederickA4183420123220-.222.333.500.833
TotalMLB3317641021914252083681851459.250.314.397.711
TotalAL259606861473241768591461357.243.312.393.705
TotalNL721581644101315939102.278.321.411.732
TotalAAA10253784508103223433804533388101495744.273.334.415.749
TotalAA18372096186297137960142231012.258.319.372.691
TotalA2681053171277491013119971196320-.263.328.366.694

Legend:

GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage


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