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Ron DarlingTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1979-1995 MLB Years: 1983-1995
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
World Series Champion

PositionsP-448, DH-1Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRonald Maurice Darling
Height6-3Weight195BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 19,1960 [57.280]PlaceHonolulu,Hawaii
High SchoolSt. John's (Shrewsbury,MA)
CollegeYale University (New Haven,CT)

DraftedSelected by the Texas Rangers [Team Picks] in the 1st round (9th overall) of the 1981 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1983-NYN-#3 ... 1984-NYN-#2
MLB DebutSeptember 6,1983 [23.018]
OrganizationsNYN [10] OAK [5] MON [1] TEX [1] Awards4Awards Voting2-5
TBC Player ID10485Retrosheet IDdarlr001MLBAM ID113054
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Player Notes:   MVP of the Cape Cod Summer League in 1980
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts60Walks44Hittable60SO/BB52vsPower60Hitting28Durability89Team.522Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1979YaleCollegeNCAAFrRel18323.0917314100058.0523320027260001.358.02--4.174.010.96.600-
1980YaleCollegeNCAASoS/R191121.311512312302109.26224160481050001.005.09--3.948.622.19.846-
1981YaleCollegeNCAAJrS/R20942.141512312302105.06931250391050001.035.91--3.349.002.69.692-
1981Tulsa DrillersTexAAtex-ST20424.4413130220071.0724335433536001.489.130.514.186.721.61.667-
1982Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-ST21793.73262606200152.01437663189511412001.578.471.075.636.751.20.438-
1983Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-ST221094.02272705100159.013783711210210710001.507.750.685.776.061.05.526-
1983New York MetsNLMLBnyn44ST22132.80550100035.0311111017233231.367.90--4.335.861.35.2503.15
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn44ST231293.81333302200205.21799787171041367151.387.830.744.555.951.31.5714.11
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn12ST241662.90363514210248.02149380211141677131.327.770.764.146.061.46.7273.85
1986New York MetsNLMLBnyn12ST251562.81343404200237.0203847421811847331.207.710.803.086.992.27.7143.43
1987New York MetsNLMLBnyn12ST261284.29323202000207.21831119924961676331.347.931.044.167.241.74.6004.20
1988New York MetsNLMLBnyn12ST271793.25343407400240.2218978724601617251.168.150.902.246.022.68.6543.54
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn15ST2814143.52333304000217.021410085197015312431.318.860.792.906.342.19.5003.50
1990New York MetsNLMLBnyn15S/R29794.503318151030126.013573632044995151.429.641.433.147.072.25.4384.47
1991New York MetsNLMLBnyn15ST30563.87171700000102.0965044928589461.218.440.792.465.102.07.4553.86
1991Montreal ExposNLMLBmon15ST30027.41330000017.025161465114001.7613.243.182.655.822.20.0007.03
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak17ST30374.0812120000075.0643434738603101.367.680.844.567.201.58.3003.99
1992Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak17ST3115103.66333304300206.0198988415729913041.318.640.653.144.321.38.6003.87
1993Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak17ST32595.16312923010178.01981071022272953151.5210.011.113.644.801.32.3574.83
1994Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak17ST3310114.50252504000160.0162898018591086171.389.111.013.326.081.83.4764.48
1995Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak17ST34476.23212101000104.012479721646695041.6310.731.383.985.971.50.3645.22
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter1361163.87382364183713502358.022441139101623990615909724561.338.560.913.456.061.75.5401.19
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter21203.986666013500382.03522021693423027428001.528.290.805.426.461.19.512-
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter17183.885353011300311.02801591343019722122001.538.100.875.706.401.12.486-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter424.4413130220071.0724335433536001.489.130.514.186.721.61.667-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2382.0147272025604272.1183886101142360001.096.03--3.767.782.07.742-
New York Mets Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter99703.50257241162510401617.0147371663015561411486321361.298.180.863.416.381.87.586-
Oakland Athletics Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter37444.63122120212310723.074640737278287431303201.439.280.973.575.361.50.457-
Montreal Expos Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter027.41330000017.025161465114001.7613.243.182.655.822.20.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13113.87363423100220.02091069522841489251.338.560.913.456.061.75.5421.19
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings12123.98383807300220.0203116972013215816001.528.290.805.426.461.19.500-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1982Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-p21271000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1983New York MetsNLMLBnyn44p22510010000000301000.100.100.100.2001011.143.000.000.0910.0027.270.000.000.000.00
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn44p23396771010030011906101.149.159.164.32311175.204.015.030.1471.3325.3319.000.000.0010.00
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn12p244276913400010425013000.171.213.224.43717493.255.053.118.2014.3026.886.250.000.0030.77
1986New York MetsNLMLBnyn12p25348148200000329010000.099.131.123.25410294.154.024.062.1203.1930.859.670.000.0025.00
1987New York MetsNLMLBnyn12p26326558500400222010000.123.149.200.34913577.186.077.108.1552.6028.5711.000.000.0062.50
1988New York MetsNLMLBnyn12p27348241842040012109001.220.229.317.54626692.295.097.110.2421.0922.8321.000.000.0033.33
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn15p2835738910250012815000.123.147.219.36616380.163.096.110.1671.2535.0028.002.5036.5033.33
1990New York MetsNLMLBnyn15p2934312400020031205000.129.206.129.3354039.211.000.097.1697.6930.774.000.000.000.00
1991New York MetsNLMLBnyn15p3017340430010001405000.118.118.206.3247339.200.088.088.1410.0035.900.000.000.0075.00
1991Montreal ExposNLMLBmon15p3036011002000201000.167.167.333.500217.250.166.167.2160.0028.570.000.000.00100.00
1991Totals for NL-NL         20400540030001606000.125.125.225.3509446.208.100.100.1520.0034.780.000.000.0080.00
1994Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak17p33271000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter30252639762122211015175165102.144.169.203.37210725608.211.059.089.0002.4728.7811.670.33263.0032.89
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter271000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter271000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
New York Mets Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter27251939752022191015173164102.145.170.202.37210524600.212.057.089.0002.5028.8311.530.33259.5032.00
Montreal Expos Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter36011002000201000.167.167.333.500217.250.166.167.0000.0028.570.000.000.00100.00
Oakland Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter271000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162282214111111110894135101.144.169.203.3725713326.211.059.089.0002.4728.7811.670.33263.0032.89
Average Minor - Per 162 games1626000000000600000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1981Tulsa Drillers TexAAtex20P13--612121918.9471.38------13100.019.7
1982Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn21P26--1226444238.9051.46------2796.319.0
1983Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn22P27--2630255856.9662.07------27100.019.4
1983New York MetsNLMLBnyn22P5-3526-1881.0001.600.23-----5100.03.1
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn23P33-2051738335855.9481.670.27-----3984.620.4
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn24P36-2482447257371.9731.970.29-----4285.722.2
1986New York MetsNLMLBnyn25P34-2372447777871.9102.090.30-----34100.021.0
1987New York MetsNLMLBnyn26P32-2071743356360.9521.880.29-----32100.019.8
1988New York MetsNLMLBnyn27P34-2401735345552.9451.530.22-----34100.021.3
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn28P33-2171537455652.9291.580.24-----3594.320.4
1990New York MetsNLMLBnyn29P33-1267222-3129.9350.880.23-----3497.120.4
1991New York MetsNLMLBnyn30P17-1027175-2924.8281.410.24-----17100.010.6
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak30P12-7589-117171.0001.420.23-----12100.07.4
1991Montreal ExposNLMLBmon30P3-17311154.8001.330.24-----3100.01.9
1992Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak31P33-2061126424137.9021.120.18-----33100.020.4
1992Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak31DH1---------------333.00.6
1993Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak32P31-17812171-3029.9670.940.16-----31100.019.1
1994Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak33P25-160326213129.9351.160.18-----2792.621.9
1995Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak34P21-1041020-230301.0001.430.29-----21100.014.6
MLB Totals for P - 13 season(s)-   P382-23571773913737605568.9391.490.24-----3820.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P53--38566910094.9401.77------530.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P13--612121918.9471.38------130.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1981Tulsa Drillers TexAAtex2013----------
1982Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn2126----------
1983Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn2227----------
1983New York MetsNLMLBnyn225----------
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn2333----------
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn2436----------
1986New York MetsNLMLBnyn2534----------
1987New York MetsNLMLBnyn2632----------
1988New York MetsNLMLBnyn2734----------
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn2833----------
1990New York MetsNLMLBnyn2933----------
1991New York MetsNLMLBnyn3017----------
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3012----------
1991Montreal ExposNLMLBmon303----------
1992Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3133---------1
1993Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3231----------
1994Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3325----------
1995Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3421----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1986New York MetsChamp. SeriesMLB25007.201005.0642501.6010.800.003.609.002.500.00.000
1986New York MetsWorld SeriesMLB25111.5330017.2133101201.346.620.005.096.111.200.00.500
1988New York MetsChamp. SeriesMLB27017.712007.01164702.1414.140.005.149.001.750.00.000
1992Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB31013.001006.0422301.006.000.003.004.501.500.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs026.00404000018.0210120815001.6110.500.004.007.501.880.00.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs111.53303000017.7130301012001.306.620.005.096.111.200.00.500

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1986New York MetsChamp. SeriesMLB2511000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1986New York MetsWorld SeriesMLB2533000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1988New York MetsChamp. SeriesMLB2723000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs34000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs33000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2005Montreal ExposMLBMLB-44Broadcaster.000--None listed
2005Washington NationalsNLMLBMLBwas44Broadcaster1628181.5009.05Frank Robinson-
2006New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn45Broadcaster1629765.599--1Willie RandolphLost NLCS (Cardinals)
2007New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn46Broadcaster1628874.5431.02Willie Randolph
2008New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn47Broadcaster1628973.5493.02Willie Randolph,Jerry Manuel
2009New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn48Broadcaster1627092.43223.04Jerry Manuel
2010New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn49Broadcaster1627983.48818.04Jerry Manuel
* 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 [4]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1980Ivy League All-Conference (P)1
1981Ivy League All-Conference (P)1
1984NL Pitcher of the Month (June)1
1989National League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1995-08-21Released by Athletics. 
1992-12-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1992-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-01-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1991-10-31Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1991-07-31TradeTraded by Expos to Athletics for Russell Cormier and Matt Grott. 
1991-07-15TradeTraded by Mets with Mike Thomas to Expos for Tim Burke. 
1982-04-01TradeTraded by Rangers with Walt Terrell to Mets for Lee Mazzilli. 
* 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
1985New York MetsTeam Payroll24230,000-3801637370,78060,000230,000
1986New York MetsTeam Payroll25440,000-2681262++386,34760,000670,000
1987New York MetsTeam Payroll261,050,000-51593++344,90660,0001,720,000
1988New York MetsTeam Payroll271,000,000-62591++392,10762,5002,720,000
1989New York MetsTeam Payroll281,966,666-26597++429,80262,5004,686,666
1990New York MetsTeam Payroll291,566,667-60792++515,727100,0006,253,333
1991Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll301,966,667-120884++742,231100,0008,220,000
1991New York MetsTeam Payroll301,966,667-1201184++742,231100,0008,220,000
1991Montreal ExposTeam Payroll301,966,667-120484++742,231100,0008,220,000
1992Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll312,200,000-1421283++962,245109,00010,420,000
1993Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll322,250,000-161883++968,431109,00012,670,000
1994Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll332,250,000-177981++957,101109,00014,920,000
1995Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll343,000,000-113688++999,520109,00017,920,000
* 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