Monday, July 29, 2013

Player Profile: Daric Barton

I have nine cards of Daric Barton. This one is from 2009 Upper Deck.

Playing career: First baseman Daric Barton came up with the A’s in 2007, and by 2010 looked like a star in the making, hitting .273 with 10 HR and 57 RBI while leading the American League with 110 walks. However, the next season he hit just .212 with 0 HR and 21 RBI and was demoted to the minors at the end of June. He has not shown any signs since that he can return to stardom.

Where he is now: He has spent most of the season at AAA Sacramento, hitting .285 with 6 HR and 55 RBI. He did spend a week in the majors in May with Oakland, going 3 for 21 with a home run.

My memories: I actually came across his card the other day and was wondering what had happened to him. I had guessed that he was out of the game and was surprised to see he is still with Oakland.

Google Autocomplete results: He is second when you type Daric, between Darice, a wholesale craft supplier, and Da’Rick Rogers, a wide receiver for the Bills. There do not appear to be any other prominent Daric Bartons.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Shawn Barton.

1 comment:

  1. In the minors he was Daric the Destroyer. He became Daric the Disappointment