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The Book on James DarnellSD



Prospect Info and Scouting Report

James Darnell / 3B, SD
Born 1/19/1987
Danville, CA, USA
School: University of South Carolina
Height 6-2
Weight 195
Bats/Throws R/R
576 | 4/15/2013


RAAAAAAMiLBMLB
0 549 661 311 62

Total professional at-bats: .



A top third base / outfield prospect in the Padres system, James (JD) Darnell is a well-rounded hitter who has more than just corner pop. Darnell also boasts real doubles hustle and good baserunning skills, despite raw speed that's only average. His fielding is a work in progress for now, and it's possible that his training may be cut short with a move across the diamond to first base in the future, but at present he looks like a good long-term value for the Padres, and his work in the minors will continue to focus on fielding drills and defense while he competes for an MLB job that he's almost qualified for already.

4/15/2013




Batting Stats
Yr Age Lv Lg Tm GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB K BA OBP SLG OPS
2012 25 MLB NL San Diego SD 7 17 1 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 .235 .316 .471 .786
2011 24 MLB NL San Diego SD 18 45 2 10 2 0 1 7 1 0 5 7 .222 .294 .333 .627
2013 26 AAA PCL Tucson SD 15 61 5 15 5 1 0 10 0 2 3 12 .246 .281 .361 .642
2012 25 AAA PCL Tucson SD 31 116 22 31 6 0 7 21 1 1 16 25 .267 .365 .500 .865
2011 24 AAA PCL Tucson SD 35 134 20 35 4 0 6 17 0 0 16 30 .261 .344 .425 .770
2011 24 AA Texas San Antonio SD 76 288 62 96 25 1 17 62 2 1 52 48 .333 .434 .604 1.038
2010 23 AA Texas San Antonio SD 101 373 46 99 21 1 10 50 2 0 44 64 .265 .348 .408 .756
2010 23 A Midwest Ft Wayne SD 7 25 5 9 4 0 1 8 0 0 5 4 .360 .500 .640 1.140
2009 22 A+ Cal Lk Elsinore SD 60 235 40 69 18 2 13 43 3 1 30 38 .294 .377 .553 .930
2009 22 A Midwest Ft Wayne SD 66 222 40 73 17 2 7 38 5 5 57 51 .329 .468 .518 .986
2008 21 A- NW Eugene SD 16 67 9 25 6 1 2 15 1 1 11 12 .373 .462 .582 1.044


Fielding Stats
Yr Age Lv Lg Tm   Posn GP Ch PO A E Fld
2012 25 MLB NL San Diego SD   3B 1 3 1 1 1 .953
2012 25 MLB NL San Diego SD   LF 4 2 2 0 0 .985
2011 24 MLB NL San Diego SD   LF 3 3 3 0 0 .987
2011 24 MLB NL San Diego SD   3B 12 22 7 13 2 .954
2013 26 AAA PCL Tucson SD   1B 1 12 11 1 0 1.000
2013 26 AAA PCL Tucson SD   3B 3 5 1 4 0 1.000
2013 26 AAA PCL Tucson SD   LF 7 11 10 1 0 1.000
2013 26 AAA PCL Tucson SD   RF 3 1 1 0 0 1.000
2012 25 AAA PCL Tucson SD   3B 19 63 16 41 6 .905
2012 25 AAA PCL Tucson SD   LF 13 35 32 3 0 1.000
2011 24 AAA PCL Tucson SD   3B 20 44 10 32 2 .955
2011 24 AAA PCL Tucson SD   LF 16 22 22 0 0 1.000
2011 24 AAA PCL Tucson SD   CF 1 0 0 0 0
2011 24 AAA PCL Tucson SD   RF 3 2 2 0 0 1.000
2011 24 AA Texas San Antonio SD   1B 4 25 22 2 1 .960
2011 24 AA Texas San Antonio SD   3B 70 132 27 96 9 .932
2011 24 AA Texas San Antonio SD   LF 4 12 12 0 0 1.000
2010 23 AA Texas San Antonio SD   3B 95 234 58 152 24 .897
2010 23 A Midwest Ft Wayne SD   3B 4 15 4 11 0 1.000
2009 22 A+ Cal Lk Elsinore SD   3B 51 144 34 99 11 .924
2009 22 A Midwest Ft Wayne SD   3B 66 152 35 98 19 .875
2008 21 A- NW Eugene SD   3B 16 36 10 25 1 .972

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