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Clint Barmes

37-Year-Old Shortstop – Free Agent

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Barmes was brought in by the Padres last offseason to help bolster the middle infield, but his diminishing range and ability in the field made it impossible to overlook his lack of offensive contribut...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 200   DOB: 3/6/1979   BORN: Vincennes, IN   COLLEGE: Indiana State   DRAFTED: 10th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Clint Barmes Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Royals in April of 2016.

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Clint Barmes Stats
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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 25 AAA COL 125 587 530 105 171 60 42 2 16 50 19 8 29 61 9 4 15 .323 .372 .500 .872
2005 26 AA TUL 8 35 34 6 11 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 .324 .343 .353 .696
2005 26 MAJ COL 81 377 350 55 101 30 19 1 10 46 6 4 16 36 4 1 6 .289 .330 .434 .764
2006 27 MAJ COL 131 535 478 57 105 37 26 4 7 56 5 4 22 72 19 7 9 .220 .264 .335 .598
2007 28 AAA COL 108 477 428 68 128 37 20 6 11 44 8 6 22 52 4 1 22 .299 .364 .451 .815
2007 28 MAJ COL 27 39 37 5 8 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 13 1 0 0 .216 .237 .297 .534
2008 29 AAA COL 5 20 18 2 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 .278 .350 .278 .628
2008 29 MAJ COL 107 417 393 47 114 42 25 6 11 44 13 4 17 69 4 1 2 .290 .322 .468 .790
2009 30 MAJ COL 154 604 550 69 135 58 32 3 23 76 12 10 31 121 6 7 10 .245 .294 .440 .734
2010 31 MAJ COL 133 432 387 43 91 29 21 0 8 50 3 2 35 66 2 3 5 .235 .305 .351 .656
2011 32 AA COR 2 10 9 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .444 .500 .444 .944
2011 32 AAA OKL 2 7 6 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .429 .500 .929
2011 32 MAJ HOU 123 495 446 47 109 39 27 0 12 39 3 1 38 88 2 2 7 .244 .312 .386 .698
2012 33 MAJ PIT 144 493 455 34 104 25 16 1 8 45 0 2 20 106 8 2 8 .229 .272 .321 .593
2013 34 MAJ PIT 108 330 304 22 64 20 15 0 5 23 0 0 14 70 9 1 2 .211 .249 .309 .558
2014 35 AA ALT 2 6 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
2014 35 AAA IND 5 21 19 3 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 .158 .190 .316 .506
2014 35 MAJ PIT 48 116 102 15 25 5 5 0 0 7 1 1 9 18 0 1 4 .245 .328 .294 .622
2015 36 MAJ SD 98 224 207 24 48 18 14 1 3 16 0 1 10 55 3 0 4 .232 .281 .353 .634
2016 37 AAA OMA 29 107 98 10 20 8 7 0 1 7 0 0 5 18 1 1 2 .204 .255 .306 .561
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3-Year Averages     84 222 204 20 45 13 11 0 2 15 0 0 11 47 4 0 3 .221 .271 .304 .575
Career  (View All)     1186 4,167 3,805 434 932 314 208 17 89 415 43 30 216 734 60 26 60 .245 .294 .379 .673

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Clint Barmes: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 1 89
2014 2 14 2 27
2013 106
2012 1 142
2011 122
2010 88 1 47
2009 139 16

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Clint Barmes Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201599112110.242.374.673
2014212000.238.286.558

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201510813150.222.333.596
20148113071.247.296.637

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201597122100.227.340.612
2014568071.286.357.736

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201511012160.236.364.652
2014467000.196.217.477
Clint Barmes 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 25 AAA COL 587 530 4.9% 10.4% 0.48 88% .342 .177
2005 26 AA TUL 35 34 2.9% 8.6% 0.33 91% .355 .029
2005 26 MAJ COL 377 350 4.2% 9.5% 0.44 90% .299 .145
2006 27 MAJ COL 535 478 4.1% 13.5% 0.31 85% .246 .115
2007 28 AAA COL 477 428 4.6% 10.9% 0.42 88% .321 .152
2007 28 MAJ COL 39 37 2.6% 33.3% 0.08 65% .333 .081
2008 29 AAA COL 20 18 5% 5% 1.00 94% .294 .000
2008 29 MAJ COL 417 393 4.1% 16.5% 0.25 82% .329 .178
2009 30 MAJ COL 604 550 5.1% 20% 0.26 78% .276 .195
2010 31 MAJ COL 432 387 8.1% 15.3% 0.53 83% .265 .116
2011 32 AA COR 10 9 10% 10% 1.00 89% .500 .000
2011 32 AAA OKL 7 6 14.3% 0% 0.00 100% .333 .167
2011 32 MAJ HOU 495 446 7.7% 17.8% 0.43 80% .280 .142
2012 33 MAJ PIT 493 455 4.1% 21.5% 0.19 77% .282 .092
2013 34 MAJ PIT 330 304 4.2% 21.2% 0.20 77% .258 .098
2014 35 AA ALT 6 6 0% 0% 0.00 100% .333 .000
2014 35 AAA IND 21 19 4.8% 4.8% 1.00 95% .118 .158
2014 35 MAJ PIT 116 102 7.8% 15.5% 0.50 82% .298 .049
2015 36 MAJ SD 224 207 4.5% 24.6% 0.18 73% .302 .121
2016 37 AAA OMA 107 98 4.7% 16.8% 0.28 82% .241 .102
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3-Year Averages     222 204 5% 21.2% 0.23 77% .277 .083
Career     4,167 3,805 5.2% 17.6% 0.29 81% .283 .134

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Clint Barmes: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Barmes re-signed with the Royals on a minor league contract Friday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Barmes is working on re-signing with the Royals on a minor league contract, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

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The Royals released Barmes on Monday.

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Barmes signed a minor league deal with the Royals on Thursday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Barmes' option for 2016 was declined by the Padres, making him a free agent.

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Barmes is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins, MLB.com's Bill Center reports.

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Barmes is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies.

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Barmes went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

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Barmes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a 4-3 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.

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Barmes is starting at shortstop and batting eighth in the lineup Tuesday against Colorado.

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Barmes is starting at shortstop Monday and will bat eighth against the Dodgers.

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2016

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2015

Barmes batted .245/.328/.294 in 116 plate appearances in 2014, but Jordy Mercer's continued development at shortstop and Barmes's nagging groin injury limited him to just 48 games. His 17.6 UZR/150 continues to keep him in the majors -- even at age 36 -- but Barmes's days as a fantasy producer have long since passed. The infielder topped out with 23 homers and 76 RBI for the Rockies in 2009 and has been in offensive decline ever since. He signed with the Padres in the offseason and may very well take over the starting job at shortstop, but playing time alone won't be enough to put him back on the radar.

2014

With 8.9 UZR and 14.2 UZR/150 ratings in 2013, Barmes would be the perfect shortstop in fantasy leagues counting fielding categories. Unfortunately, the days of double-digit homers have long passed, leaving the shortstop largely a sinkhole across most standard offensive categories. These days, Barmes projects more as a punchless backup who adds value on defense but doesn't help fantasy teams. He hit .211/.249/.309 with five homers and 23 RBI in 304 at-bats with the Pirates last season. The more he plays, the more his poor fantasy numbers will hurt owners, who would be better served by the Pirates giving the full-time shortstop job to Jordy Mercer to save them the hassle of hanging onto Barmes.

2013

Barmes hit .271 in his final 50 games of 2012 to raise, that's right raise, his season mark to a measly .229. He was a disappointment at the plate and has yet another season left on a two-year, $10.5 million deal. As a result, the Pirates continue to write his name in the eighth spot. At 34, he plays steady defense and figures to see 130 starts or so, provided he stays healthy. His OPS has fallen under .700 three straight seasons and dipped to .593 last year. There's little reason to expect a rebound in 2013.

2012

After being squeezed out of playing time in Colorado, Barmes opened last season as the Astros' starting shortstop. He posted good defensive numbers, but got too many at-bats (446) for a player with a .698 OPS. The Astros wanted to keep Barmes in a reserve role, but the veteran infielder moved on to Pittsburgh, where he figures to get regular playing time as the everyday shortstop. The Pirates' mistake shouldn't be yours, you can do better with your endgame buck.

2011

Any goodwill that Barmes built with fantasy owners in 2009 was washed away in 2010. He hit .235/.305/.351 in 387 at-bats and saw the field primarily because of his defensive skills. Those defensive skills were enough to peak Houston's interest as it traded for him in the offseason. He can hit lefties (.280/.340/.408) and possesses some pop in his bat (48.9 percent flyball rate), which suggests a platoon role would be ideal. The short porch at Minute Maid Park will help him, but outside of that, expect more of the same from his 2011 campaign.

2010

Barmes was the biggest benefactor from the Rockies' midseason managerial switch, when he transitioned from a utility player off the bench into the everyday second baseman. Manager Jim Tracy brought with him a confidence in Barmes, who responded well at first, but tailed off after the All-Star break. Barmes was beginning to look like one of the best waiver-wire fantasy pickups of the season, hitting .314 with four home runs and 19 RBI in June, however, he peaked soon thereafter and finished the season with an uninspiring .245 average. The 23 home runs he hit were a pleasant surprise for a defensive shortstop, but he will shed some of his value with his positional eligibility in 2010, and Eric Young Jr. could begin to encroach on his playing time at second base.

2009

The utility infielder got regular playing time when Troy Tulowitzki went down, hitting well enough at home to fool some of the people all of the time. Barmes' career line outside of Coors Field: .228/.267/.340. He can't play, and Ian Stewart can, so Barmes' days as more than bench help are over.

2008

Barmes started 2007 at Triple-A after losing the spring training shortstop battle to Troy Tulowitzki. He batted .299/.364/.451 with 11 home runs and received a September callup, but failed to impress during the brief stint. He will compete for the starting second base job during spring training, but unless he proves he can hit major league pitching on a more consistent basis, he'll continue to bounce between Triple-A and the majors regardless of his organization.

2007

Barmes struggled mightily this past season, a year after a strong rookie campaign was derailed by the now infamous "deer meat" incident, where he broke his clavicle. He batted just .164 from August 1 on and eventually lost playing time to rookie Troy Tulowitzki. The Rockies are shopping Barmes around this winter and plan on making the impressive young Tulowitzki their shortstop of the present. It's difficult to see Barmes getting a fulltime job anywhere in 2007 coming off a .598 OPS season.

2006

Barmes will be the starter at shortstop for the Rockies after a strong rookie season. He started last season red-hot, hitting .329 with 8 HR and 34 RBI before breaking his collarbone. He struggled upon his return in September and ended his rookie campaign with a respectable .289 batting average. He hit a meager .239 away from home compared to .332 at Coors Field, however.

2005

The future is now for Barmes, who is the extent of the Rockies' organizational depth at shortstop and should be in the Opening Day starting lineup. Barmes has hit for average at every stop in his minor league career, but has only gap power with unspectacular speed. His best-case scenario in 2005 is a strong average in the spacious confines of Coors Field, with power like he displayed in the similarly high altitude of Triple-A Colorado Springs.

2004

Barmes made an impression in September call-up last season, hitting .320 in 25 at-bats. He's been tabbed the Rockies SS of the future and looks to be on his way to fulfilling that promise. He doesn't have a ton of power or speed, though he did he crack 35 doubles at Triple-A last season. Barmes plays great defense and covers a lot of ground in the infield and his defense alone should get him an extended look in Spring Training in the hopes that the future is now for the Rockies' shortstop.

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