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Josh Barfield

31-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 190   DOB: 12/17/1982   BORN: Barquisimeto, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Josh Barfield Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor league contract with the Orioles in May of 2012.

May 21, 2012  –  Josh Barfield News

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The Orioles have re-signed Barfield to a minor league contract, reports Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com.

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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 21 AA MOB 138 581 521 79 129 49 28 3 18 90 4 2 48 119 0 7 5 .248 .313 .417 .730
2005 22 AAA POR 137 578 516 74 159 41 25 1 15 72 19 5 52 108 2 7 1 .308 .368 .448 .816
2006 23 MAJ SDG 150 578 539 72 150 48 32 3 13 58 21 5 30 81 2 5 2 .278 .316 .421 .737
2007 24 MAJ CLE 130 444 420 53 102 25 19 3 3 50 14 5 14 90 3 4 3 .243 .270 .324 .594
2008 25 AA AKR 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2008 25 AAA BUF 73 320 299 30 75 24 18 1 5 23 9 5 15 58 1 2 3 .251 .292 .368 .660
2008 25 MAJ CLE 12 33 33 3 6 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 .182 .182 .212 .394
2009 26 AAA COL 73 319 305 27 77 18 15 0 3 35 5 3 8 48 2 3 1 .252 .271 .331 .602
2009 26 MAJ CLE 17 20 20 5 8 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 .400 .400 .450 .850
2010 27 AAA Por 78 284 265 33 78 18 13 0 5 36 4 1 13 34 1 4 1 .294 .325 .400 .725
2011 28 AAA Leh 123 484 452 47 116 33 23 4 6 55 12 8 21 70 2 9 0 .257 .284 .365 .649
2012 29 AA Bow 80 311 285 41 76 21 19 1 1 30 17 6 23 30 0 3 0 .267 .318 .351 .669
2012 29 AAA Nor 4 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .000 .111 .000 .111
Career  (View All) MAJ   309 1075 1012 133 266 75 53 6 16 112 35 11 44 188 5 9 5 .263 .294 .375 .669

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Josh Barfield: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2009 8 1 1 1

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Josh Barfield Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Josh Barfield Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 21 AA MOB 581 521 8.3% 20.5% 0.40 77% .289 .169
2005 22 AAA POR 578 516 9% 18.7% 0.48 79% .366 .140
2006 23 MAJ SDG 578 539 5.2% 14% 0.37 85% .308 .143
2007 24 MAJ CLE 444 420 3.2% 20.3% 0.16 79% .303 .081
2008 25 AA AKR 4 4 0% 50% 0.00 50% .000 .000
2008 25 AAA BUF 320 299 4.7% 18.1% 0.26 81% .297 .117
2008 25 MAJ CLE 33 33 0% 30.3% 0.00 70% .261 .030
2009 26 AAA COL 319 305 2.5% 15% 0.17 84% .291 .079
2009 26 MAJ CLE 20 20 0% 35% 0.00 65% .615 .050
2010 27 AAA Por 284 265 4.6% 12% 0.38 87% .323 .106
2011 28 AAA Leh 484 452 4.3% 14.5% 0.30 85% .293 .108
2012 29 AA Bow 311 285 7.4% 9.6% 0.77 89% .295 .084
2012 29 AAA Nor 9 8 11.1% 33.3% 0.33 63% .000 .000
Career MAJ   1075 1012 4.1% 17.5% 0.23 81% .309 .112

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Best Matchups for Josh Barfield (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Kyle Lohse MIL 5 3 1 2 0 0 0 .600 1.400 2.000
Nate Robertson DET 4 1 1 2 1 1 0 .250 1.000 1.400
John Danks CHI-A 9 4 1 2 1 2 2 .444 .778 1.278
Jon Lester BOS 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .750 1.250
Cole Hamels PHI 5 3 0 1 0 0 2 .600 .600 1.100
Dan Haren LA 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .500 1.100
Jeff Francis CIN 12 4 1 3 1 2 0 .333 .667 1.095
Aaron Harang ATL 6 2 0 2 1 1 0 .333 .667 1.095
Enrique Gonzalez DET 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
Mark Buehrle TOR 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .571 1.000

Worst Matchups for Josh Barfield (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Nick Masset COL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Scott Baker TEX 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Beckett LA 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
James Shields KC 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Kameron Loe KC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
David Aardsma STL 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Garza MIL 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Chad Billingsley LA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ramon Ramirez SEA 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Luis Vizcaino BAL 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Josh Barfield: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Orioles have released Barfield, MASNsports.com's Roch Kubatko reports.

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Barfield has signed a minor league contract with the Orioles, according to Baseball America.

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The Phillies sent Barfield to the minors Sunday, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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Barfield appears to be one of the top candidates to earn a bench job with the Phillies this spring, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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Manager Charlie Manuel said that Barfield has caught his eye of late, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Barfield went 2-for-3 with a triple on Thursday. He is hitting .538 with one double and one triple in six Grapefruit League games.

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The Phillies signed Barfield to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training, the team's official site reports.

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Barfield (finger) was reinstated from Triple-A Portland's disabled list, the team's official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Josh Barfield.

2009

An untimely finger injury derailed Barfield's season just when it looked like he might get an extended look with Cleveland. He slugged just .368 at Triple-A, and while the Indians might have an opening at second base if they move Asdrubal Cabrera over to shortstop, it's hard to imagine Barfield will get much of a look. There's some speed upside here but until he learns some patience at the plate he's going to get chewed up by major league pitchers.

2008

Barfield opened the season as Cleveland's starting second baseman, but struggled and eventually lost his job to Asdrubal Cabrera. Big things were expected out of him once he escaped the confines of PETCO Park in an offseason trade, but that never materialized. He's still young enough to recapture some of the power he flashed in San Diego and he did manage to steal 14 bases last season, but his future with the Indians is in doubt. With Cabrera manning second and Jhonny Peralta holding down shortstop, there's simply nowhere for Barfield to play on a regular basis unless the Indians get creative and move Peralta over to third, Cabrera to his natural position of shortstop and Casey Blake to an already crowded corner outfield situation.

2007

Barfield was traded to Cleveland during the offseason, where heís likely to assume the Indians starting second base job. The Indians are expected to place Barfield and his low .318 OBP toward the bottom of the order, which is not great for his fantasy value. However, Barfield hit eighth for a good portion of the 2006 season and posted solid power numbers (13 homers, 58 RBI and 32 doubles in 539 AB). He's a good sleeper pick in 2007, especially if the Indians offense clicks in front of him.

2006

Barfield rebounded nicely from a dicey 2004 in Double-A Mobile, putting up decent numbers in Triple-A Portland at the age of 22. He may not have the range to play second in the big leagues, but the trade of Mark Loretta certainly clears a path for him to give it a go. Ultimately, Barfield could wind up in the outfield, but in 2006, if he breaks camp with the team, he's not a bad end-game middle infielder.

2005

The Padres' top prospect struggled in 2004, failing to get into a groove after a hamstring injury slowed him initially. He still led the Southern league in RBI and should return to form in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League in the upcoming season. A legitimate power threat at second base, he's not likely to make a major league dent until 2006.

2004

The son of former big league outfielder Jesse Barfield has quickly become one of the top prospects in all of baseball. He obliterated the High Single-A competition in the California League in 2003 by posting a .337 batting average with 16 home runs and 128 RBI, quite an accomplishment for a 20-year-old middle infielder who played through a wrist injury most of the season. The Padres signed Mark Loretta to a two-year deal recently and currently have Ramon Vazquez as well. Barfield won't be rushed and should see his first tough test playing for Double-A Mobile of the Southern league in 2004.

2003

Barfield earned honors as the Padresí Minor League co-Player of the Year after a season in which he hit .306 and stole 26 bags in A ball. The 20-year old son of former major leaguer Jessie Barfield posted a horrendous 26/105 BB/K rate, but led the Midwest league in hits with 146. Pitch selection is the biggest roadblock in the path of this prospectís success. Watch him closely in 2003.