Last name is pronounced dar-NO...He is married, wife's name is Caitlyn...Graduate of Los Alamitos High School (Calif.), where he was a three-year letterman in baseball...His brother Travis is a catcher for the New York Mets...The brothers played together on the 2009 South Atlantic League All-Star team...His band, the Chase d'Arnaud band, opened for Lady Antebellum in 2016 at the Verizon Wireless Ampitheater in Alpharetta, Ga.
Started the season with Atlanta, playing in 11 games before being designated for assignment on April 25 ... Was acquired by the Red Sox on April 27 and played in two games before being designated for assignment again on May 18...was acquired by the Padres on May 21 and appeared in 22 games, batting .143 ... Split time for the rest of the season between San Diego and El Paso (AAA)...batted .297 (51-for-172) in 45 games for the Chihuahuas.
Spent the majority of his ninth professional season at the Major League level playing in a career-high 84 games with Atlanta…Also played in 22 games for Atlanta's Triple-A affiliate Gwinnett...Opened the 2016 campaign with Gwinnett and started 22 games for the G-Braves, including 12 starts in right field, seven in centerfield and three at shortstop prior to having his contract selected on 5/2…Was batting .255 (24-for-94) with six doubles, one triple, one home run and four RBI in 22 games with Gwinnett at the time of his call-up… At the time of his call-up (5/2), ranked among International League leaders in at-bats (T1st, 94), doubles (T4th, 6) and stolen bases (T5th, 7)...Posted a .345 (29-for-84) batting average through his first 25 games (through 6/8) with Atlanta…Had seven doubles, one triple, three RBI and reached base at a .402 clip in that time span…In 59 games after 6/8, through the remainder of the season, hit .188 (28-for-149) with a .271 on-base percentage...Ranked second among Major League hitters with a .360 (9-for-25) batting average as a pinch-hitter…His .429 pinch on-base percentage ranked sixth in the majors…As a pinch-hitter, he has a .324 (11-for-34) career batting average...Made 51 starts with Atlanta and played a variety of positions, including shortstop (21 games, 16 starts), third base (19 games, 16 starts), second base (10 games, 10 starts), left field (eight games, five starts), centerfield (four games, three starts), right field (one game, one start)...Smacked his first career home run on 7/1 vs. MIA with a two-run shot (on a 2-1 count) in the fifth inning that gave the Braves a 4-3 lead...Had six RBI over a four-game span, 8/20-24, including driving in the game-tying run in the ninth inning on 8/24 at ARI…Drove in a career-high three runs on 8/20...Set his career high with three hits on four separate occasions…5/21 at PHI, 6/6 at SD, 6/8 at SD and 7/17 vs. COL
Spent the majority of the season - his eighth professional season, with Lehigh Valley (AAA)...appeared in 17 games for the Philadelphia Phillies in September ... Batted .268 with 28 extra-base hits, 35 RBI, 28 stolen bases and 77 runs in 120 games at triple-A ... Had his contract purchased on Sept. 14 and joined the Phillies for the remaining 18 games of the season ... Started four games for Philadelphia (.182, 2-for-11), three starts at shortstop and one at first base ... Started 117 of his 120 appearances for Lehigh Valley: 84 at shortstop, 31 at third base and two in left field.
Spent the entire season with Indianapolis (AAA)...finished second in the International League in triples (9) and third in stolen bases (30)...appeared in games at second base, third base and all three outfield positions ... Had his contract selected by Pittsburgh on Sept. 2 and appeared in eight games through the remainder of the season.
Suffered a broken left thumb while participating in a rundown drill during spring training on 3/9...Had surgery on 3/18 (Dr. Tom Graham) and began season on the 60-day disabled list...Began a rehab assignment with Class-A Bradenton on 5/16...Had rehab transferred to Double-A Altoona on 5/18 and went 2-for-14 in four games...Was transferred to Triple-A Indianapolis on 5/25...Hit .300 (6-for-20) with two RBI in five rehab games with Indy...Was recalled from rehab, reinstated from the D.L. and optioned to Triple-A on 5/31...Hit all four of his home runs in June...Was on D.L. with a left arm (elbow/forearm) contusion from 7/5-24...Made first career outfield appearance (left field) on 8/6 at Louisville...Made a total of 39 appearances at shortstop, 16 at second base, four in left field and one in center field (8/31 vs. Louisville) while playing with Indianapolis.
Spent majority of season with Triple-A Indianapolis...Ranked second in the International League in stolen bases and ranked third among Pirates farmhands in that department...Made 88 appearances at shortstop, six at second base and three at third base with Indianapolis, where he was the Opening Day shortstop...Left the game on 4/7 after being hit on the helmet with a pitch...Was placed on the disabled list on 4/9 and missed a month of action...Returned on 5/8 and went hitless in four at bats...Went 3-for-6 with two doubles and five RBI on 6/3 vs. Syracuse...Was successful in each of his first 23 stolen base attempts before being caught for the first time on 7/13 against Columbus...Hit safely in nine straight games from 7/13-21, going 14-for-37 (.378) with five runs, six doubles, two triples and four RBI...Stole three bases vs. Buffalo on 7/28...Hit safely in each of his last nine games with Indy, going 19-for-39 (.487)...Went 4-for-5 with three runs and a game-winning double on 8/22 vs. Louisville...Had second four-hit game on 8/27 vs. Columbus...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 8/28, but was optioned back to Triple-A on 8/31 without appearing in a big league game...Went 6-for-18 with a home run and five RBI in four games during the first round of the International League playoffs vs. Charlotte...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 9/10...Pinch ran and played the final six innings at shortstop in 15-inning game on 9/10 at Cincinnati (went 0-for-2 at the plate)...Made lone start with Pittsburgh on 10/1 at second base and went hitless in four at bats...Did not record a hit in his six at bats with the Pirates.
Began season with Triple-A Indianapolis and reached base safely in each of his first12 games...Batted .303 (10-for-33) with three multi-hit efforts in his first nine games thru 4/15...Went 15-for-81 (.185) with one multi-hit game in his next 23 contests thru 5/10...Hit .533 (16-for-30) duringan eight-game hitting streak from 5/11-18 and .410 (32-for-78) from 5/11 thru 6/10, raising averagefrom .219 to .297...Produced a .329 (26-for-79) average in 21 games during the month of May...Had fourhits and five RBI on 6/10 at Buffalo...Was selected to represent the USA in the MLB Futures Game but didnot play due to his promotion to Pittsburgh...Was batting .280 with Indianapolis when he was selectedby Pittsburgh on 6/24...Made Major League debut as a starter at third base on 6/24 vs. Boston and went1-for-3...Tripled off Jon Lester in third at bat; the first Pittsburgh player since Chance Sanford on 4/30/98to triple for his first big-league hit...Hit safely in his first three games and reached base safely in each ofhis first seven starts thru 7/1...Recorded first Major League stolen base on 6/29 at Toronto and tallied firstRBI with Pirates on 7/2 at Washington (game two)...Served as the club's leadoff batter twice; went 2-for-4on 7/23 vs. St. Louis and 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI on 7/24 vs. St. Louis...Was placed on 15-daydisabled list on 7/27 due to a fractured pinky finger on his right hand...Went 4-for-12 with a homer andthree RBI in four rehab games with Class-A Bradenton between 8/7-11 and 9-for-49 (.184) in 12 rehabgames with Indianapolis from 8/12-23...Was recalled from rehab and reinstated from D.L. on 8/25...Wenthitless in his first 11 at bats with Pirates after coming off D.L. before collecting two hits in his final two atbats on 9/1 vs. Los Angeles...Tallied second triple and had two RBI on 9/25 vs. Cincinnati...Was successfulin each of his first 11 stolen base attempts with Pittsburgh before being caught for the first time on 9/25...Had four hits and three RBI inhis final eight big league at bats and went 6-for-14 (.429) in his last seven games...Made 23 starts at shortstop and 10 at third base forthe Pirates...Hit .225 (23-for-102) with three RBI in 25 games with Pittsburgh before going on the D.L. and .195 (8-for-41) with three RBIin 23 games after being reinstated...Played winter ball in the Dominican Republic; appeared in just three games before having right handstepped on and missed remainder of season.
Spent entire season with Double-A Altoona, where he made 111 starts at shortstop and 17 at second base...Was named to Eastern League mid-season All-Star team and captured MVP honors after hitting a grand slam in the contest...Shared leaguelead in at bats and ranked fourth in runs scored...Tied for league lead in triples and led team in that category - the fourth-highest totalin team history...Also led team in stolen bases and ranked fourth in the league in that department...Went 1-for-3 with a double and anRBI in first Double-A game on 4/8 vs. Harrisburg...Hit .205 in April and .211 in May and lugged a .209 batting average into the monthof June...Tied career high with four hits on 6/11 vs. New Britain...Hit safely in 10 straight games from 6/11-22 (15-for-44, .341) andreached base safely in 19 consecutive games from 6/1-22...Hit first home run on 6/22 vs. Portland...Batted .316 (36-for-114) in 27games during the month of June, raising season average to .250...Led off game on 7/31 at Richmond with a home run - the first Altoonaplayer to do so since Jim Negrych on 7/1/09...Hit .218 in July...Had another four-hit game on 8/7 at Harrisburg...Tripled twice and hadthird four-hit game on 9/4 vs. Reading...Hit three of his six regular-season home runs in his final 10 games...Batted .290 with threehomers and five RBI in eight games during the Eastern League playoffs...Homered off Andy Pettitte in Game One of the ChampionshipSeries on 9/14 at Blair County Ballpark.
Ranked third among Bucco farmhands in batting average (.293) and stolen bases (31) while splitting season between Class-A West Virginia and Class-A Lynchburg...Began season with West Virginia and was named to South Atlantic League mid-season All-Star team...Made all 62 defensive appearances at shortstop while playing with the Power...Swiped three bases on 6/18 at Hickory...Was promoted to Lynchburgon 6/24...Had three hits and five RBI on 8/12 vs. Kinston...Went 4-for-4 on 8/29 at Winston-Salem...Made 26 appearances at shortstopand 25 at second base while playing with Lynchburg...Was named Mills Cup MVP after batting .308 with three doubles and seven RBI whilehelping Lynchburg capture the Carolina League Championship...Batted .296 (24-for-81) with five doubles, six RBI and a league-leading 13stolen bases in 20 games with Scottsdale during the Arizona Fall League (12 games at second base, six at third base and two at shortstop).
Spent first professional season playing with State College and was named to New York-Penn League All-Star team...Tied for ninth in the league in stolen bases...Hit first pro homer and only one of the '08 season on 8/26 at Jamestown...Hit .398 (33-for-83) and reached base safely in 21 straight games from 7/21 thru 8/22; had four-hit game on 8/8 vs. Williamsport...Made 38 appearances at shortstop andfive at third base.