Barrett Barnes

Position: OF
Birthday: July 29, 1991
Hometown: Sugar Land, TX     Country: United States
Bats/Throws: R/R Height: 5-11
Weight: 209 lbs College: Texas Tech
  • 2018 will be Barnes' first season with the Skeeters, first in the Atlantic League and seventh in professional baseball 
  • Played the 2017 within the Pittsburgh Pirates system, spending time with Triple-A Indianapolis and Pittsburgh's Rookie League affiliate 
  • In 31 games with Triple-A Indianapolis in 2017, Barnes slashed .247/.357/.366 with 13 runs, eight doubles, a home run and 10 RBIs in 114 plate appearances 
  • Has made 219 of his MiLB defensive appearances in left field while also making 97 appearances in center field 
  • Drafted by the Pirates in the first round (45th overall) in the 2012 MLB Draft out of Texas Tech 
  • Has spent all six seasons of his professional career within the Pirates organization 
  • Career MiLB stats: 355 G, 1,431 PA, 187 R, 77 2B, 9 3B, 31 HR, 154 RBI, 52 SB, .275 AVG/.365 OBP/.428 SLG
  • Set professional career highs in average (.306), doubles (28) and RBIs (47) while matching a career high with nine home runs with Double-A Altoona in 2016
  • Barnes was a first-team All-Big 12 selection his junior year at Texas Tech and was the third-highest drafted player from the school at the time