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James Darnell

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James Darnell
Name: James T. Darnell
Born: Jan 19, 1987 in Fresno, Calif. USA
High School: San Ramon Valley HS, Danville, Calif.
College: South Carolina
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 2nd round (69th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2008 (signed for $740,000)
Teaming up with Havens and Smoak at South Carolina, Darnell was the third piece of one of the most potent infields in college baseball. The best athlete of the three, Darnell has potential to be a five-tool talent in the pros. At 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds, Darnell is a physical specimen with a combination of athleticism and strength. Still somewhat raw as a baseball player, it is still to be determined which position he will play at the professional level. Darnell has an above-average arm but may not have the hands to stay at third base. His above-average footspeed may make him a better candidate for right field. At the plate, consistency is Darnell's red flag. He is known for going through hot-and-cold stretches. He has above-average raw power as he hit 19 home runs last year and has hit three home runs in a game multiple times this season. He has power to all fields but is known more as a pull hitter. Darnell also has shown ability to hit for average as he led the Gamecocks with a .331 batting average in 2007. Darnell's cold spells come when he goes through stretches of chasing breaking balls and changeups out of the zone.
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