|Position: OF||Birthday: July 29, 1991|
|Born: Sugar Land, TX||Bats/Throws: R/R|
|Height: 5-11||Weight: 209 lbs|
|Pro Experience: 8 years||College: Texas Tech|
Barnes, 28, re-joins the Skeeters after spending the 2019 season within the New York Mets minor league system. Barnes appeared in 98 games with Double-A Binghamton and matched his career high of 12 home runs, originally set with the Skeeters in 2018. While with the Skeeters in ’18, Barnes hit .243/.393/.393 with 12 home runs and 51 RBIs (both career-highs at the time) while also stealing 24 bases.
The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Barnes in first round (45th overall) of the 2012 MLB Draft out of Texas Tech. He played at the prep level with Fort Bend Austin High School in Sugar Land. Barnes spent six seasons in the Pirates system, reaching as high as the Triple-A level. He was voted a Pirates MiLB.com Organizational All-Star in 2016 after hitting .306/.377/.477 in 124 games with Double-A Altoona. Prior to the 2013 season, Barnes was ranked as the No. 9 prospect in the Pirates organization, per MLB Pipeline.
Over eight seasons at the professional level, Barnes has hit .262/.368/.416 with 55 home runs and 255 RBIs in 563 games. He’s made 288 of his professional career appearances in left field.