Darnell McDonald Outfield

     
 

Born: November 17, 1978
Fort Collins, CO
Height: 5-11
Weight: 201
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 1st round, 1997 by BAL
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (Dec. 2009)
High School: Cherry Creek (CO)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Claimed off waivers by the NY Yankees (July 2012)

Scouting Report
: Superb athlete, plus speed. He's shown an average bat during his long career at the Triple-A level, both in terms of power and contact.  That being said, he's had some extended flashes of excellence on the offensive end. Mediocre plate discipline.  Defensively, he has very good range, but he doesn't get the best jumps. 
 

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  1998 Delmarva SAL A BAL 19 134 528 87 138 24 5 6 44 190 33 117 35 11 0.261 0.308 0.360 0.668
  1998 Frederick Caro A+ BAL 19 4 18 3 4 2 0 1 2 9 3 6 2 0 0.222 0.333 0.500 0.833
  1999 Frederick Caro A+ BAL 20 130 507 81 135 23 5 6 73 186 61 92 26 9 0.266 0.347 0.367 0.714
  2000 Bowie East AA BAL 21 116 459 59 111 13 5 6 43 152 29 87 11 4 0.242 0.290 0.331 0.621
  2001 Bowie East AA BAL 22 30 117 16 33 7 1 3 21 51 9 28 3 3 0.282 0.336 0.436 0.772
  2001 Rochester IL AAA BAL 22 104 391 37 93 19 2 2 35 122 29 75 13 9 0.238 0.291 0.312 0.603
  2002 Bowie East AA BAL 23 37 144 21 42 9 1 4 15 65 22 27 9 3 0.292 0.393 0.451 0.844
  2002 Rochester IL AAA BAL 23 91 332 43 96 21 6 6 35 147 32 78 11 3 0.289 0.353 0.443 0.796
  2003 Ottawa IL AAA BAL 24 40 152 19 45 7 1 0 20 54 18 27 5 7 0.296 0.374 0.355 0.729
  2004 Ottawa IL AAA BAL 25 107 410 44 96 32 1 7 44 151 34 100 12 6 0.234 0.294 0.368 0.662
  2004 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 25 17 32 3 5 1 0 0 1 6 2 6 1 0 0.156 0.206 0.188 0.394
  2005 Durham IL AAA TB 26 73 285 45 81 13 2 12 34 134 20 62 7 0 0.284 0.333 0.470 0.803
  2005 Buffalo IL AAA CLE 26 26 74 11 20 7 0 1 4 30 7 19 0 1 0.270 0.349 0.405 0.754
  2006 Durham IL AAA TB 27 136 538 80 157 33 1 14 57 234 47 115 30 12 0.292 0.351 0.435 0.786
  2007 Rochester IL AAA MIN 28 61 224 32 62 12 2 5 32 93 19 35 19 2 0.277 0.339 0.415 0.754
  2007 Columbus IL AAA WAS 28 73 267 39 84 17 4 2 41 115 31 64 14 5 0.315 0.382 0.431 0.813
  2007 Minnesota AL MLB Min 28 4 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0.100 0.182 0.100 0.282
  2008 Rochester IL AAA Min 29 93 369 53 99 25 4 11 57 165 36 81 19 3 0.268 0.334 0.447 0.781
  2009 Louisville IL AAA Cin 30 73 280 42 88 22 7 9 40 151 16 56 8 3 0.314 0.349 0.539 0.888
  2009 Cincinnati NL MLB Cin 30 47 105 12 28 6 1 2 10 42 5 31 1 0 0.267 0.306 0.400 0.706
2009 Hermosillo MWL Wint Cin 30 19 74 15 28 6 0 6 20 52 8 10 3 0 0.378 0.429 0.703 1.131
2010 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 31 10 41 6 14 6 1 2 8 28 2 7 1 0 0.341 0.372 0.683 1.055
2010 Boston AL MLB Bos 31 117 319 40 86 18 3 9 34 137 30 85 9 1 0.270 0.336 0.429 0.765
2011 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 32 9 29 6 10 3 0 2 11 19 5 6 1 2 0.345 0.457 0.655 1.112
2011 Boston AL MLB Bos 32 79 157 26 37 6 1 6 24 63 14 33 2 3 0.236 0.303 0.401 0.704
  2012 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 33 6 21 2 4 3 0 0 2 7 0 6 0 0 0.190 0.217 0.333 0.551
  2012 Scranton/WB IL AAA NYY 33 31 108 18 21 1 0 3 7 31 15 29 1 2 0.194 0.298 0.287 0.585
  2012 Boston AL MLB Bos 33 38 84 17 17 7 0 2 9 31 12 17 1 1 0.214 0.309 0.369 0.678
  2012 NY Yankees AL  MLB NYY 33 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
  2013 Iowa PCL AAA ChC 34 92 263 31 62 13 2 4 26 91 27 50 8 2 0.236 0.307 0.346 0.653
  2013 Chicago NL MLB ChC 34 25 53 4 16 4 0 1 5 23 4 8 0 0 0.302 0.351 0.434 0.785
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
August 8, 1997 by Logan White (Bal)
Signing Bonus: $1,900,000
MiLB Debut: April 1998 (Delmarva)
Added to 40-man: April 20, 2010 (Boston)
MLB Debut:
April 30, 2004 (Bal)
     
  Awards
1996 First Team High School All-American DH
1997 First Team  High School All-American OF
1997 Baseball America High School Player of the Year
2006 International League All-Star OF
 
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (April 8-11, 2010)

 


  

 
 

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