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Darin DownsTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2016 MLB Years: 2012-2014
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PositionsP-348Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDarin Burton Downs
Height6-3Weight176BatsRightThrowsLeft
Born DateDecember 26,1984 [33.329]PlaceSouthfield,Michigan
High SchoolSantaluces (Lantana,FL)

DraftedSelected by the Chicago Cubs [Team Picks] in the 5th round (133rd overall) of the 2003 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$225,000Signing ScoutsRolando PinoService Time2.044 (2014)
MLB DebutJuly 3,2012 [27.189]
OrganizationsCHN [6] TBA [3] DET [2] HOU [2] MIA [1] Awards2
TBC Player ID37280Retrosheet IDdownd001MLBAM ID445153
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (31.20%) -- Cutter (25.63%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (18.52%) -- Changeup (9.05%) -- Slider (8.08%) -- Curveball (7.52%)
Fastball Velocity [2014] - 89.79 - [2013] - 89.61 - [2012] - 90.60
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts60Walks58Hittable54SO/BB63vsPower54Hitting2Durability57Team.500Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2003Arizona CubsArizRkchn-S/R18026.5713112000038.0483028217325001.7011.270.473.997.511.88.000-
2004Boise HawksNwstA-chn33ST19534.9514131000060.0553633535612001.508.250.755.259.151.74.625-
2005Boise HawksNwstA-chn33ST20543.50141310010061.2613024522636001.358.900.733.219.192.86.556-
2005Peoria ChiefsMidwAchn-ST200218.4722000006.01214131431002.5317.051.425.684.260.75.000-
2005Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorA+--ST0564.90161510010067.1734437626667001.469.660.793.448.742.54.455-
2006Arizona CubsArizRkchn-S/R211110.8021100003.05441120001.8013.502.702.705.402.00.500-
2006Boise HawksNwstA-chn-S/R21424.81927001024.025151307241001.329.25--2.598.883.43.667-
2006Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorA+--S/R0535.531138001027.230191718261001.379.760.332.608.463.25.625-
2007Daytona CubsFSLA+chn25Rel22374.11342320014261.06139281017655001.278.951.472.499.543.82.300-
2008Vero Beach Devil RaysFSLA+tba33Rel23036.001019003021.024151419242001.5710.290.433.8610.292.67.000-
2008Daytona CubsFSLA+chn-Rel23202.8917017002028.029119013257001.509.32--4.188.041.921.000-
2008Tennessee SmokiesSouAAchn20Rel23026.5622022002023.0321917116171002.0612.340.396.176.561.06.000-
2008Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorA+--Rel0254.9849148007072.08545402386610001.7010.580.254.738.211.74.286-
2009Charlotte Stone CrabsFSLA+tba22ST241242.00201911000121.2117352711231114001.158.650.811.708.214.83.750-
2009Montgomery BiscuitsSouAAtba-ST24024.76220000011.013661490001.5010.320.793.187.152.25.000-
2009Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorA+--ST01262.23222111000132.1130413312271204001.188.800.811.838.124.44.667-
2010Montgomery BiscuitsSouAAtba20Rel25621.6918315004048.040169215571101.157.500.382.8110.693.80.750-
2010Durham BullsILAAAtba12Rel25624.4623122007040.0442120417455001.519.820.893.7910.042.65.750-
2010Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorA+--Rel01242.95414370011088.08437296321026101.318.560.613.2610.393.19.750-
2011Jacksonville SunsSouAAflo33S/R26254.8322139003076.0874441723483001.4410.260.832.715.662.09.286-
2011New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAflo34S/R26324.291055001035.234171718392001.188.580.252.029.844.88.600-
2011Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorA+--S/R0574.663218140040111.11216158831875001.369.720.642.496.992.81.417-
2012Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet23Rel27022.1525025008029.0258708333001.137.67--2.4510.134.13.000-
2012Detroit TigersALMLBdet38Rel27213.4818018005020.2188819201001.317.840.443.928.712.22.6673.10
2013West Michigan WhitecapsMidwAdet-Rel28000.0010100001.0000001000--------9.000.00--
2013Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet38Rel28012.3012012001015.295406123000.965.17--3.456.892.00.000-
2013Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorA+--Rel0012.1613013001016.295406133000.904.86--3.247.022.17.000-
2013Detroit TigersALMLBdet38Rel28024.8429029008035.0362019411372001.339.171.022.809.423.36.0003.36
2014Corpus Christi HooksTexAAhou21ST29015.4022000001.23110230003.0016.20--10.8016.201.50.000-
2014Oklahoma City RedHawksPCLAAAhou22Rel29125.54909003013.0178804151001.6211.77--2.7710.383.75.333-
2014Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorA+--Rel0135.521129003014.2209906181001.7712.27--3.6811.053.00.250-
2014Houston AstrosALMLBhou38Rel29215.4545045007034.2282221219272201.367.270.524.937.011.42.6673.97
2015Long Island DucksAtlInd-ST30453.8612120000067.2613029330556001.348.110.403.997.321.83.444-
2015Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAhou38Rel30004.9615015005216.01911923114001.3510.471.101.656.063.67--
2016Long Island DucksAtlInd-ST31853.60171701000105.09846425221087201.148.400.431.899.264.91.615-
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter444.76920920020089.2825048739845201.338.140.693.878.342.15.5000.44
Minor League Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter50494.052969020610644733.07603853325425470056101.379.270.663.108.542.76.505-
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter1093.899468800252148.0148706574615518001.298.860.422.759.283.37.526-
AA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter8124.156620460090159.2175867411601345101.469.800.623.367.512.23.400-
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter17143.0381225910192231.123110078226222518001.268.960.852.418.733.63.548-
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter0215.9532100007.01214131441002.1814.731.234.914.911.00.000-
A- Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1494.323728900110145.1141817010641489001.408.690.623.959.122.31.609-
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter136.9115123000041.2533432318345001.7011.450.653.897.341.89.250-
Ind Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter12103.70292901000172.2159767185216313201.228.290.422.718.503.13.545-
Detroit Tigers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter234.34470470013055.1542827520573001.328.680.803.219.162.85.400-
Houston Astros Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter215.4545045007034.2282221219272201.367.270.524.937.011.42.667-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings10104.76223022300490220.0199121116179520412501.338.140.693.878.342.15.5000.44
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings15154.0588276100191220.022711599167620917001.379.270.663.108.542.76.500-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2008Tennessee SmokiesSouAAchn2023221000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2011Jacksonville SunsSouAAflo33p26117100000003300000.000.300.000.3000010.000.000.429.20830.0030.001.000.000.000.00
2011New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAflo34p2665010001000400000.200.200.200.4001051.000.000.000.1780.0080.000.000.000.000.00
2011Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1712110001003700000.083.267.083.3501015.200.000.250.19820.0046.672.330.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter3913110001003800000.077.250.077.3271016.200.000.231.00018.7550.002.670.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter65010001000400000.200.200.200.4001051.000.000.000.0000.0080.000.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter338100000003400000.000.273.000.2730011.000.000.375.00027.2736.361.330.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625444000400123300000.077.250.077.3274066.200.000.231.00018.7550.002.670.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2004Boise Hawks NwstA-chn19P14--182-119.8180.64------14100.018.4
2005Boise Hawks NwstA-chn20P14--212--14141.0001.00------14100.018.4
2005Peoria Chiefs MidwAchn20P2---11-21.5000.50------2100.01.4
2006Arizona Cubs ArizRkchn21P2---1--111.0000.50------2100.03.6
2006Boise Hawks NwstA-chn21P9--221-54.8000.44------9100.011.8
2007Daytona Cubs FSLA+chn22P34--413-117171.0000.50------34100.024.8
2008Tennessee Smokies SouAAchn23P22---4-1441.0000.18------22100.015.8
2009Charlotte Stone Crabs FSLA+tba24P20--2172-2119.9050.95------20100.014.6
2009Montgomery Biscuits SouAAtba24P2--11--221.0001.00------2100.01.4
2010Montgomery Biscuits SouAAtba25P18---5--551.0000.28------18100.013.0
2010Durham Bulls ILAAAtba25P23--12--331.0000.13------23100.016.1
2011Jacksonville Suns SouAAflo26P22--419112423.9581.05------22100.015.7
2011New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAflo26P10--15--661.0000.60------10100.07.0
2012Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet27P25---52-75.7140.20------25100.017.4
2012Detroit TigersALMLBdet27P18-2013-1441.0000.220.203175.0-18100.011.1
2013West Michigan Whitecaps MidwAdet28P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2013Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet28P12--14--551.0000.42------12100.08.3
2013Detroit TigersALMLBdet28P29-3512--331.0000.100.09-10.0-29100.017.9
2014Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou29P2---------------2100.01.4
2014Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou29P9---1-1111.0000.11------9100.06.3
2014Houston AstrosALMLBhou29P45-3425--771.0000.160.214180.0-45100.027.8
2015Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAhou30P15--11--221.0000.13------15100.010.5
MLB Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P92-89410-114141.0000.150.167370.0-920.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 6 season(s)-   P94--418212422.9170.23------940.00.0
AA Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P66--529123534.9710.52------660.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P54--630213836.9470.67------540.00.0
A Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P3---21-32.6670.67------30.00.0
A- Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P37--5223-3027.9000.73------370.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P2---1--111.0000.50------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2004Boise Hawks NwstA-chn1914----------
2005Boise Hawks NwstA-chn2014----------
2005Peoria Chiefs MidwAchn202----------
2006Arizona Cubs ArizRkchn212----------
2006Boise Hawks NwstA-chn219----------
2007Daytona Cubs FSLA+chn2234----------
2008Tennessee Smokies SouAAchn2322----------
2009Charlotte Stone Crabs FSLA+tba2420----------
2009Montgomery Biscuits SouAAtba242----------
2010Montgomery Biscuits SouAAtba2518----------
2010Durham Bulls ILAAAtba2523----------
2011Jacksonville Suns SouAAflo2622----------
2011New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAflo2610----------
2012Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet2725----------
2012Detroit TigersALMLBdet2718----------
2013West Michigan Whitecaps MidwAdet281----------
2013Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet2812----------
2013Detroit TigersALMLBdet2829----------
2014Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou292----------
2014Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou299----------
2014Houston AstrosALMLBhou2945----------
2015Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAhou3015----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2011Florida MarlinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB260011.5720200002.1633020003.8123.140.007.710.000.0011.57.000
2012Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB27009.0020200002.0222023102.009.000.009.0013.501.509.00.000
2013Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB28100.6413013005014.09110316210.865.790.001.9310.295.330.641.000
2014Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB29016.7561500009.11077342101.549.642.893.861.930.506.75.000
2015Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB300014.2960600105.21599156003.8523.821.597.949.531.2014.29.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 5 yrs115.9429128006033.342222241627411.7411.341.084.327.291.695.94.500

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2005Northwest League All-Star Team (LHP)1
2009Florida State League All-Star Team (RP)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2015-05-23RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Astros30.148  
2015-04-09RPHouston AstrosFresno (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Fresno (AAA)30.104Team Roster on 2015-04-09
2014-12-27RPHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)-MinorsReassigned MinorsOutrighted to minors30.001Team Roster on 2014-12-27
2014-09-02RPHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL29.250Team Roster on 2014-09-02
2014-08-19RPHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right oblique strain29.236Team Roster on 2014-08-19
2014-05-04RPHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Oklahoma City (AAA)29.129Team Roster on 2014-05-04
2014-04-12RPHouston AstrosOklahoma City (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Oklahoma City (AAA)29.107Team Roster on 2014-04-12
2014-03-23RPHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to minors29.087Team Roster on 2014-03-23
2013-11-01RPHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActive--Claimed off waivers from Tigers by Astros28.310Team Roster on 2013-11-01
2013-09-11RPDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Toledo (AAA)28.259Team Roster on 2013-09-11
2013-08-04RPDetroit TigersToledo (AAA)YMinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL and assigned to Toledo (AAA)28.221Team Roster on 2013-08-04
2013-07-29RPDetroit TigersToledo (AAA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Toledo (AAA) for rehab28.215Team Roster on 2013-07-29
2013-07-24RPDetroit TigersWest Michigan (A)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to West Michigan (A) for rehab28.210Team Roster on 2013-07-24
2013-07-07RPDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Left rotator cuff tendinitis [-]28.193Team Roster on 2013-07-07
2012-07-14RPDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Toledo (AAA)27.200Team Roster on 2012-07-14
2012-07-12RPDetroit TigersToledo (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Toledo (AAA)27.198Team Roster on 2012-07-12
2012-07-03RPDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from Toledo (AAA)27.189Team Roster on 2012-07-03
2012-06-09PDetroit TigersToledo (AAA)-Minors--27.165Team Roster on 2012-06-09
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2010-12-07ContractSigned by Marlins 
2003-06-07Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2003Chicago Cubs-18225,000-------225,000Signing Bonus out of 2003 Draft (5th round - 133rd overall)
2012Detroit TigersTeam Payroll27480,000-76034-2,954,887480,000705,000
2013Detroit TigersTeam Payroll28494,000-69625233,023,990490,0001,199,000
2014Houston AstrosTeam Payroll29500,0002.04479429-3,256,497500,0001,699,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red