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Brian Barden

36-Year-Old Third Baseman – Free Agent

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Brian Barden in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 200   DOB: 4/2/1981   BORN: Templeton, CA   COLLEGE: Oregon State   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers in January 2013.

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Barden agreed to a minor league deal with the Dodgers on Wednesday.

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Barden has found his way to Japan with the Hiroshima Carp, according to Japanese publication Sanspo.

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Barden optioned out of his contract and is now a free agent, reports Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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Barden signed a minor league deal with the Rangers on Saturday that includes an invitation to spring training, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Anthony Andro reports.

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The Marlins designated Barden for assignment Saturday, the Miami Herald's Clark Spencer reports.

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Barden, getting the start at shortstop Tuesday due to Hanley Ramirez's benching, went 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI.

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Barden will get the start at shortstop Wednesday, with Hanley Ramirez receiving a day off, the Palm Beach Post reports.

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Barden got into Thursday's 10-2 blowout win over the Reds, playing shortstop for two innings and going 0-for-1 with a run scored.

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Barden has been informed that he has made the Marlins' 25-man roster, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

There was no outlook written for Brian Barden.

2009

About the only thing notable about Barden is that he has a similar name to Cardinals teammate Brian Barton. As a 27-year-old playing his fifth year in Triple-A, Barden should have hit a little better than .285/.349/.421. His upside now is as a September utility man.

2008

Barden spent most of 2007 playing for Arizona's Triple-A club, but the Cardinals claimed him off waivers in August and he served as a utility infielder in St. Louis in September. He didn't do much in the majors for either big league team, and even his time in the minors was a huge step down from the promise he showed in 2006. At 26, it's starting to look like the best he can hope for is to carve out a niche as a utility infielder. He'll likely spend most of 2008 in Triple-A.

2007

A college draftee, Barden's performance has remained virtually the same coming through the system. Barden is a bit like Casey Blake or maybe Wes Helms, capable of being a league-average hitter at third base with an OK glove. He might eventually find his way into a platoon, or even become a stopgap solution if the D'backs trade Chad Tracy.

2006

Barden was a hot prospect a couple of years ago, but his minor league numbers the last three seasons aren't all that impressive given how much El Paso and Tucson inflate offensive statistics. Barden is close to getting the Quadruple-A label, and he's not really in Arizona's plans at the moment.

2004

Barden hit .287/.348/.399 with just three homers in 109 games at Double-A El Paso in 2003, not very good given the park. He'll likely start 2004 back at Double-A.

2003

Barden was Arizona's sixth round pick out of Oregon State in 2002, and in his first pro season, he earned California League all-star honors, hitting .335 in 64 games (eight homers, .502 slugging, .872 OPS). He'll start 2003 at Double-A El Paso. If Chad Tracy struggles or is traded in a deadline deal for a veteran, Barden immediately becomes Arizona's third baseman of the future.