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Darin ErstadTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1993-2009 MLB Years: 1996-2009
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
World Series Champion

Positions1B-638, CF-540, LF-353, OF-126, DH-49, RF-20Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDarin Charles Erstad
Height6-2Weight212BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateJune 4,1974 [43.326]PlaceJamestown,North Dakota
High SchoolJamestown (Jamestown,ND)
CollegeUniversity of Nebraska (Lincoln,NE)

DraftedSelected by the California Angels [Team Picks] in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 1995 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the New York Mets [Team Picks] in the 13th round (357th overall) of the 1992 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$1,575,000Signing ScoutsTom OsowskiService Time12.077 (2008)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1996-MLB-#4 ... 1996-MLB-#1
MLB DebutJune 14,1996 [22.010]
OrganizationsANA [10] HOU [2] CAL [2] CHA [1] Awards12Awards Voting3-104
TBC Player ID1048Retrosheet IDerstd001MLBAM ID113889
RelationshipsBrother of Bryan Erstad
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Player Notes:   MVP of the Cape Cod Summer League in 1994
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed68Power40Contact69XBH38RBIs48Runs64Hitting63Durability54Team.491Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1993NebraskaCollegeFrcf-1b195823952811611054141182355200.339.394.540.93412927269.341.201.331.4106.698.551.283.7223.9033.33
1994NebraskaCollegeSocf-1b206024352771101252176262350600.317.386.510.89612423280.304.193.346.3889.298.210.884.2920.2529.87
1995NebraskaCollegeJrcf-1b2157251841032071976114412400000.410.493.7731.26619446292.404.363.554.53214.048.220.596.5113.2144.66
1995Arizona AngelsArizRkcal-of214182101001101100000.556.579.6111.19011119.588.055.167.5325.265.261.000.000.0010.00
1995Lake Elsinore StormCalifA+cal-of21251132441735243062200102.363.392.6111.0036915120.414.248.327.4295.0018.333.674.1722.6036.59
1995Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         291312651835254072300102.389.417.6111.0288016139.442.222.305.4435.0416.553.293.6026.2031.37
1996Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAcal-of228535163107225641116445331245.305.385.447.83215733401.344.142.282.36610.9713.221.201.5058.5030.84
1996California AngelsALMLBcal27cf225720834595142033172901313.284.333.375.7087810229.309.091.173.3147.4212.661.711.7552.0016.95
1997Anaheim AngelsALMLBana271b23139539991613441677238518645645.299.360.466.82625154605.327.167.289.3598.4314.211.692.6433.6933.54
1998Anaheim AngelsALMLBana27lf-1b24133537841593931982206437761372.296.353.486.83926161590.315.190.296.3617.2913.051.793.2228.2638.36
1999Anaheim AngelsALMLBana171b-lf2514258584148225135313747101123316.253.308.374.68221940638.285.121.212.3017.3715.832.152.0445.0027.03
2000Anaheim AngelsALMLBana17lf2615767612124039625100288648212498.355.409.541.95036670747.375.186.311.4088.5710.981.283.3527.0429.17
2001Anaheim AngelsALMLBana17cf2715763189163351963241062113101778.258.331.360.69122745711.298.102.222.3048.7215.891.821.2770.1127.61
2002Anaheim AngelsALMLBana17cf28150625991772841073233276725449.283.313.389.70224342663.303.106.181.3054.0710.112.481.5162.5023.73
2003Salt Lake StingersPCLAAAana-of297276110004102100000.407.448.407.85511029.423.000.111.3876.903.450.500.000.000.00
2003Anaheim AngelsALMLBana17cf296725835657141791184042218.252.309.333.6428612284.282.081.182.2866.3414.082.221.4164.5018.46
2004Salt Lake StingersPCLAAAana-1b30416220003001100000.125.176.125.3012017.133.000.063.1465.885.881.000.000.000.00
2004Anaheim AngelsALMLBana171b3012549579146291769161377443419.295.346.400.74619837543.333.105.210.3286.8113.632.001.2970.7125.34
2005Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimALMLBana171b31153609861663337661034710914238.273.325.371.69622643663.321.098.187.3077.0916.442.321.0687.0025.90
2006Rancho Cucamonga QuakesCalifA+ana-32714430000004200000.214.389.214.6033018.250.000.286.30622.2211.110.500.000.000.00
2006Salt Lake BeesPCLAAAana-32730030003101200000.100.129.100.2293031.107.000.067.1093.236.452.000.000.000.00
2006Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1444460003105400000.136.224.136.3606049.150.000.136.18110.208.160.800.000.000.00
2006Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana17cf32409582181051161821102.221.279.326.605319105.269.105.168.2685.7117.143.000.000.0042.86
2007Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha35of3312473600020051400000.128.212.128.3406052.182.000.106.1729.6226.922.800.000.000.00
2007Chicago White SoxALMLBcha17cf3387310337713143272284406104.248.310.335.64510418345.278.087.194.2918.1212.751.571.1677.5023.38
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2lf-cf34140322498916043123146822233.276.309.363.67211720342.337.087.127.2954.0919.884.861.1780.5022.47
2009Corpus Christi HooksTexAAhou-lf-1b3529132001000200001.333.333.556.889529.429.223.222.3790.0022.220.000.000.0066.67
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2lf-1b3510713413268221102143101132.194.268.328.5964412150.235.134.224.2579.3320.672.211.3367.0046.15
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter16546024913169731633124699179584759393736434687.282.336.407.74324514736615.314.125.224.0007.1814.201.981.8748.5827.87
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter1536251051863281179176649831348.298.364.427.79126751696.337.129.250.0009.2014.081.531.5856.8227.42
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter11547174129225653136537131245.274.350.380.73017933530.311.106.234.00010.0013.401.341.1378.5025.58
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter29132001000200001.333.333.556.889529.429.223.222.0000.0022.220.000.000.0066.67
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter3212728447352430102400102.346.391.567.9587215138.394.221.323.0007.2517.392.403.6225.4034.09
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4182101001101100000.556.579.6111.19011119.588.055.167.0005.265.261.000.000.0010.00
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1757331882614784118242118570105800.356.426.6101.03644796841.349.254.412.00010.118.320.824.8817.8836.78
Anaheim Angels Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter10704346690125923325103534156443496403221333665.290.345.426.77118513614781.318.136.242.0007.3013.391.832.1542.1928.67
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter153609861663337661034710914238.273.325.371.69622643663.321.098.187.0007.0916.442.321.0687.0025.90
Houston Astros Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2474566211524264225289923365.252.297.353.65016132492.308.101.156.0005.6920.123.541.2276.0027.83
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter87310337713143272284406104.248.310.335.64510418345.278.087.194.0008.1212.751.571.1677.5023.38
California Angels Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5720834595142033172901313.284.333.375.7087810229.309.091.173.0007.4212.661.711.7552.0016.95
Los Angeles Angels Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter409582181051161821102.221.279.326.605319105.269.105.168.0005.7117.143.000.000.0042.86
Average MLB - Per 162 games162590891663131268186479244459.282.336.407.74324046648.314.125.224.0007.1814.201.981.8748.5827.87
Average Minor - Per 162 games16266211119734812841866810431348.298.364.427.79128354737.337.129.250.0009.2014.081.531.5856.8227.42

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1995Arizona Angels ArizRkcal21OF3--3---331.0001.00------475.05.4
1995Lake Elsinore Storm CalifA+cal21OF25--6521-6867.9852.68------25100.018.0
1996Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcal22OF81--159411164163.9942.01------8595.358.7
1996Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcal221B3--256-531311.00010.33------853.52.2
1996California AngelsALMLBcal22CF36--102-2-104102.9812.83------5763.222.4
1996California AngelsALMLBcal22LF11--1721-2019.9501.73------5719.36.8
1996California AngelsALMLBcal22RF1--2---221.0002.00------571.80.6
1997Anaheim AngelsALMLBana231B126--99964119210741063.9908.44------13990.677.8
1997Anaheim AngelsALMLBana23DH9---------------1396.55.6
1997Anaheim AngelsALMLBana23CF1--3---331.0003.00------1390.70.6
1998Anaheim AngelsALMLBana241B70--46439246505503.9967.19------13352.643.2
1998Anaheim AngelsALMLBana24LF70--109412114113.9911.61------13352.643.2
1998Anaheim AngelsALMLBana24CF3--7---771.0002.33------1332.31.9
1998Anaheim AngelsALMLBana24DH2---------------1331.51.2
1999Anaheim AngelsALMLBana251B78--66941159711710.9999.10------14254.948.1
1999Anaheim AngelsALMLBana25LF67--1777-11841841.0002.75------14247.241.4
1999Anaheim AngelsALMLBana25DH2---------------1421.41.2
1999Anaheim AngelsALMLBana25CF2--8---881.0004.00------1421.41.2
2000Anaheim AngelsALMLBana26LF112-968274932286283.9902.530.29-----15771.369.1
2000Anaheim AngelsALMLBana26CF30-21876---76761.0002.530.35-----15719.118.5
2000Anaheim AngelsALMLBana26DH20---------------15712.712.3
2000Anaheim AngelsALMLBana261B4-35---551.0001.251.67-----1572.52.5
2001Anaheim AngelsALMLBana27CF146-12693991013410409.9982.800.32-----15793.090.1
2001Anaheim AngelsALMLBana271B12-71647-871711.0005.921.00-----1577.67.4
2001Anaheim AngelsALMLBana27DH4---------------1572.52.5
2002Anaheim AngelsALMLBana28CF143-12274521113464463.9983.240.38-----15095.388.3
2002Anaheim AngelsALMLBana281B5-89--2991.0001.801.13-----1503.33.1
2002Anaheim AngelsALMLBana28DH4---------------1502.72.5
2003Salt Lake Stingers PCLAAAana29OF7--16---16161.0002.29------7100.04.9
2003Anaheim AngelsALMLBana29CF66665591902-11921921.0002.910.34-----6798.540.7
2004Salt Lake Stingers PCLAAAana301B4--215132726.9636.50------4100.02.8
2004Anaheim AngelsALMLBana301B12412410659866648310561052.9968.480.99-----12599.276.5
2006Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana32CF2725219711--72721.0002.670.33-----4067.516.7
2006Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana321B13-28311-132321.0002.461.14-----4032.58.0
2007Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha33OF10--17-1-1817.9441.70------1283.37.0
2007Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha331B2--17-111817.9448.50------1216.71.4
2007Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33CF454337110511-107106.9912.360.29-----8751.727.8
2007Chicago White SoxALMLBcha331B221917417414118189188.9958.551.08-----8725.313.6
2007Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33LF1244415---15151.0001.250.34-----8713.87.4
2007Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33RF9876121--13131.0001.440.17-----8710.35.6
2007Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33DH3---------------873.41.9
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34LF5618205371-138381.0000.680.19-----14040.034.8
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34CF4035304971--98981.0002.450.32-----14028.624.8
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou341B12666712-473731.0006.081.11-----1408.67.5
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34RF664812---12121.0002.000.25-----1404.33.7
2009Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou351B1--91-110101.00010.00------250.00.7
2009Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou35LF1--1---111.0001.00------250.00.7
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou35LF244617---771.0000.290.11-----10722.414.8
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou351B151098947-131011011.0006.731.03-----10714.09.3
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou35RF44348---881.0002.000.24-----1073.72.5
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou35CF1-2-------------1070.90.6
MLB Totals for 1B - 12 season(s)-   1B628303279247843202343551275104.9968.131.83-----6280.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 12 season(s)-   CF54016941691510265715411536.9972.840.37-----5400.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 7 season(s)-   LF3522612786362356664659.9921.870.52-----3520.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 8 season(s)-   DH49---------------490.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 4 season(s)-   RF2018158341--35351.0001.750.22-----200.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF98--192421198196.9902.00------980.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B9--6311297674.9748.22------90.00.0
AA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF1--1---111.0001.00------10.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1--91-110101.00010.00------10.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF25--6521-6867.9852.68------250.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF3--3---331.0001.00------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1995Arizona Angels ArizRkcal21---------3-
1995Lake Elsinore Storm CalifA+cal21---------25-
1996Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcal22--3------81-
1996California AngelsALMLBcal22------11361--
1997Anaheim AngelsALMLBana23--126----1--9
1998Anaheim AngelsALMLBana24--70---703--2
1999Anaheim AngelsALMLBana25--78---672--2
2000Anaheim AngelsALMLBana26--4---11230--20
2001Anaheim AngelsALMLBana27--12----146--4
2002Anaheim AngelsALMLBana28--5----143--4
2003Salt Lake Stingers PCLAAAana29---------7-
2003Anaheim AngelsALMLBana29-------66---
2004Salt Lake Stingers PCLAAAana30--4--------
2004Anaheim AngelsALMLBana30--124--------
2006Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana32--13----27---
2007Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha33--2------10-
2007Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33--22---12459-3
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34--12---56406--
2009Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou35--1---1----
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou35--15---2414--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2002Anaheim AngelsDiv SeriesMLB28419482002100101002.421.421.526.94710220.444.105.1580.005.000.000.000.0025.00
2002Anaheim AngelsChamp. SeriesMLB28522480012100300000.364.364.500.86411122.389.136.1820.0013.640.004.5522.0012.50
2002Anaheim AngelsWorld SeriesMLB28730693013101401100.300.313.500.81315433.308.200.2673.0312.124.003.0330.0044.44
2004Anaheim AngelsDiv SeriesMLB30310251012003110000.500.643.9001.5439214.500.400.70021.437.140.337.1410.0040.00
2005Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimDiv SeriesMLB31520162003000600001.300.300.400.7008220.429.100.1000.0030.000.000.000.0033.33
2005Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimChamp. SeriesMLB31517141000101200000.235.278.294.5725118.267.059.1765.5611.112.000.000.0025.00
2006Los Angeles AngelsMLB Spring TrainingMLB32184310141015008910001.326.442.419.86118252.394.093.27915.3817.311.131.9243.0014.29
2007Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB332380102440182041401101.300.329.388.71731586.348.088.1634.6516.283.501.1680.0020.83
2008Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB34225510197114203800003.345.379.564.94331958.391.219.3095.1713.792.671.7255.0047.37
2009Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB3523617183016014900101.295.333.393.72624466.327.098.1486.0613.642.251.5261.0022.22
MLB Spring Training Totals - 4 yrs86239377515142341194011206.314.364.435.79910420262.360.121.2137.2515.272.111.5359.7526.67
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs12497195017103811003.388.434.551.98527654.450.163.2455.5614.812.671.8549.0031.58
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs10395121012201500000.308.325.410.73516240.333.102.1792.5012.505.002.5039.0016.67
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs730693013101401100.300.313.500.81315433.308.200.2673.0312.124.003.0330.0044.44

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2011University of Nebraska CornhuskersBig12NCAACollege-37Assistant Coach26917.3469.59Mike Anderson
2012University of Nebraska CornhuskersBig10NCAACollege-38Manager241410.5833.04 
2013University of Nebraska CornhuskersBig10NCAACollege-39Manager24159.6252.03 Conference Finalists
2014University of Nebraska CornhuskersBig10NCAACollege-40Manager24186.7503.02 Conference Finalists,CWS Regionals
2015University of Nebraska CornhuskersBig10NCAACollege-41Manager23914.39112.58 
2016University of Nebraska CornhuskersBig10NCAACollege-42Manager24168.6670.52 CWS Regionals
2017University of Nebraska CornhuskersBig10NCAACollege-43Manager23167.696--1 CWS Regionals
2018University of Nebraska CornhuskersBig10NCAACollege-44Manager000.000--0 
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [12]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1994Big 8 Conference All-Conference (OF)1
19951st Team College All-American (OF) ... Big 8 Conference All-Conference (OF) ... Big 8 Conference Player of the Year3
1998American League Player of the Week (June 8-June 14)1
2000AL Silver Slugger Award (OF) ... American League Gold Glove (Outfielder) ... American League Player of the Week (May 22-May 28) ... Baseball America Second-Team Major League All-Star (OF)4
2002American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
2004American League Gold Glove (First Base)1
2017Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2009-08-07InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-07-20InjuredDisabled -- Strained left hamstring 
2008-08-29ContractSigned by Astros (1-year extension) 
2007-10-31Option declined by White Sox for 2008 
2007-07-31InjuredActivated from DL 
2007-06-23InjuredDisabled -- Sprained left ankle 
2007-06-22InjuredActivated from DL 
2007-06-01InjuredDisabled -- Left ankle 
2007-01-23ContractSigned by White Sox 
2006-09-01InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-06-23InjuredDisabled -- - 
2006-06-12InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-05-08InjuredDisabled -- - 
2004-06-13InjuredActivated from DL 
2003-08-09InjuredDisabled -- - 
2003-06-09InjuredActivated from DL 
1995-07-26Contractsigned 
* 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
1995California Angels-211,575,000-------1,575,000Signing Bonus out of 1995 Draft (1st round - 1st overall)
1996California AngelsTeam Payroll22109,000-78639-957,870109,0001,684,000
1997Anaheim AngelsTeam Payroll23175,000-64426281,182,177150,0001,859,000
1998Anaheim AngelsTeam Payroll24550,000-40922551,276,192170,0002,409,000
1999Anaheim AngelsTeam Payroll25800,000-37616581,454,491200,0003,209,000
2000Anaheim AngelsTeam Payroll262,500,000-2221175++1,394,248200,0005,709,000
2001Anaheim AngelsTeam Payroll273,450,000-191379++1,897,758200,0009,159,000
2002Anaheim AngelsTeam Payroll286,250,000-101489++2,011,045200,00015,409,000
2003Anaheim AngelsTeam Payroll297,250,000-82590++2,163,527300,00022,659,000
2004Anaheim AngelsTeam Payroll307,750,000-72792++2,070,100300,00030,409,000
2005Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimTeam Payroll318,250,000-66493++2,189,055300,00038,659,000
2006Los Angeles AngelsTeam Payroll328,750,000-76491++2,365,072327,00047,409,000
2007Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll33750,000-45819432,459,737380,00048,159,000
2008Houston AstrosTeam Payroll341,000,00012.07740317562,696,252390,00049,159,000
2009Houston AstrosTeam Payroll351,750,000-34412582,746,792400,00050,909,000
* 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