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Darren Oliver #38 - P

  • Age: 43
  • DOB: 1970/10/06
  • POB: Kansas City, MO
  • Height: 6-3 Weight: 250lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/L
  • MLB Seasons: 20
  • Drafted by Texas in 1988 (3rd round).

Scouting Report

AssetsThrows a low-90s fastball with good late movement, and adds a good slider--which helps him get a lot of lefty bats out--and a cutter. Can be used in a variety of roles. Can even spot-start.
FlawsHas always lacked consistency. Can at times be done in by the big inning, as he loses focus now and then.
Career potentialVeteran lefty reliever.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/10/31Filed for free agency.
2013/06/10Missed 19 games (strained left shoulder).
2013/05/24Strained left shoulder, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 19th, 2013).
2013/04/13Missed 2 games (left forearm injury).
2013/04/11Left forearm injury, day-to-day.
2012/10/31Toronto Blue Jays exercised their contract option for next season.
2012/01/04Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays to a one-year contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2010/09/07Missed 1 game (back injury).
2010/09/06Back injury, day-to-day.
2009/12/22Signed as a free agent by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2009/11/06Filed for free agency.
2009/05/04Missed 12 games (triceps injury).
2009/04/23Triceps injury, early September.
2008/12/08Re-signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a one-year contract.
2008/10/31Filed for free agency.
2006/12/11Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a one-year contract.
2006/10/31Filed for free agency.
2006/04/02Contract purchased from Norfolk (AAA).
2005/12/19Signed by the New York Mets to a minor league contract.
2005/05/08Signed by the Chicago Cubs to a minor league contract.
2005/04/10Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a minor league contract.
2005/03/31Released by the Colorado Rockies.
2005/01/12Signed by the Colorado Rockies to a minor league contract.
2004/10/05Did not make the Houston Astros playoff roster.
2004/09/14Missed 35 games (shoulder injury).
2004/08/12Shoulder injury, 15-day DL.
2004/07/22Acquired from the Miami Marlins.
2004/01/29Signed as a free agent by the Florida Marlins to a one-year contract.
2003/10/26Filed for free agency.
2003/08/26Missed 3 games (foot injury).
2003/08/21Foot injury, day-to-day.
2003/03/30Contract purchased from Colorado Springs (AAA).
2003/01/29Signed by the Colorado Rockies to a minor league contract and invited to spring training.
2002/06/25Optioned to Pawtucket (AAA).
2001/12/12Acquired from the Texas Rangers.
2001/06/06Missed 26 games (left hand injury).
2001/05/07Left hand injury, 15-day DL.

Trades

2012/01/04Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays.
2009/12/22Signed as a free agent by the Texas Rangers.
2006/12/11Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
2005/12/19Signed by the New York Mets to a minor league contract.
2005/05/08Signed by the Chicago Cubs to a minor league contract.
2005/04/10Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a minor league contract.
2005/01/12Signed by the Colorado Rockies to a minor league contract.
2004/07/22Florida Marlins traded Darren Oliver to the Houston Astros for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
2004/01/29Signed as a free agent by the Florida Marlins.
2003/01/29Signed as a free agent by the Colorado Rokies to a minor-league contract.
2002/07/20Signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals (minor league contract).
2001/12/13Boston Red Sox traded Carl Everett to the Texas Rangers for Darren Oliver.
2000/01/27Signed as a free agent by the Texas Rangers.
1998/07/31St. Louis Cardinals traded Royce Clayton and Todd Stottlemyre to the Texas Rangers for Darren Oliver, Fernando Tatis and player to be named later (Mark Little).
1988/06/01Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 3rd round in 1988.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
2013TorontoAL5003400049.0472421615401.273.86
2013DunedinA22000002.00000040.000.00
2012TorontoAL6203420056.2431313315521.022.06
2011TexasAL6105520051.0471713311441.142.29
2010TexasAL6401210061.2532017415651.102.48
2009LA AngelsAL6315100073.0612222522651.142.71
2008LA AngelsAL5407100072.0672423516481.152.88
2007LA AngelsAL6103100064.1583127523511.263.78
2006NY MetsNL4504100081.07033311321601.123.44
2005IowaAAA330300013.128202035102.4813.50
2005TucsonAAA441000018.13314133381.966.38
2005Total Tuc/IowaAAA771300031.261343368182.189.38
2004HoustonNL921000014.0126614131.143.86
2004FloridaNL1882300058.27544421317331.576.44
2004Total Fla/HouNL27103300072.28750481421461.495.95
2003ColoradoNL33321311010180.12011081012161881.455.04
2002BostonAL1494501158.0703030727321.674.66
2002MemphisAAA550200016.017161411792.127.88
2001TexasAL28281111010154.018910910323651041.656.02
2001OklahomaAAA11000003.03000031.000.00
2001TulsaAA11010005.04331251.205.40
2000TexasAL212129000108.015195891642491.797.42
2000OklahomaAAA772101132.022117214281.121.97
2000TulsaAA11010004.210760252.5711.57
1999St. LouisNL303099021196.1197969316741191.384.26
1998St. LouisNL10104400057.0643127723291.534.26
1998TexasAL191967020103.114084751143581.776.53
1998Total Tex/StLMLB29291011020160.12041151021866871.685.73
1998OklahomaAAA11000005.02000110.600.00
1997TexasAL32321312031201.12131119429821041.474.20
1996TexasAL3030146011173.2190979020761121.534.66
1996CharlotteA210100012.08441390.923.00
1995TexasAL1774200049.0472523332391.614.22
1994TexasAL4304020050.0402419435501.503.42
1994Oklahoma CityAAA60001007.11000360.550.00
1993TexasAL20000003.12111140.902.70
1993TulsaAA4607560073.1511816141771.251.96
1992TulsaAA330100014.1159514141.333.14
1992CharlotteA821021125.01122010330.840.72
1991CharlotteA22010008.064413121.124.50
1990GastoniaA11000002.01330422.5013.50
1990GCL RangersR33000006.01100170.330.00
1989GastoniaA242387021122.18654434821081.373.16
1988GCL RangersR1295100054.1391613018591.052.15
TotalMLB7662291189871141915.22037104596021672012591.444.51
TotalAL62114785707831328.114187276601455209171.464.47
TotalNL145823328031587.1619318300712003421.394.60
TotalAAA27213611195.01066154943651.575.12
TotalAA5157860097.18037303491011.332.77
TotalA393199232171.1112675661021681.252.94
TotalR15125100060.1401713019660.981.94

Legend:

GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage


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