Date of Birth: 10/01/1985
Height: 5' 9" Weight: 190 lbs
Pro Experience: San Francisco (2010-11)
Resides: Millville, NJ
Previous Team: New Britain (Atl.)
Highest Level: MLB
Darren Ford returns to the Bees for his third season in the Atlantic League and 15th of professional baseball. Last year with New Britain, the former big leaguer appeared in 122 games and posted a .276 batting average with 22 doubles, seven home runs, 74 runs scored, 38 RBI, and 36 stolen bases.
The 33-year-old began his professional career with the Milwaukee Brewers after being selected in the 18th round of the 2004 amateur draft. He spent four seasons with the Brewers organization before being traded to the San Francisco Giants as part of a deal for Ray Durham. After two successful campaigns in the minors with San Francisco, Ford made his Major League debut in 2010 for the eventual World Series Champion Giants. He would again appear in the big leagues with San Francisco the following season. The speedster appeared in a combined 33 games during his big league career, collecting a .286 batting average with eight runs scored, and nine stolen bases.
Over the course of 1,331 career minor league games, Darren has comprised a .265 batting average with 66 home runs, 461 RBI, 814 runs scored, and 495 stolen bases.