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Darwin Barney

28-Year-Old Second Baseman – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

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.120

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0

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

No one can deny that Barney has a great glove, but the 2012 Gold Glove winner can't hit a lick. Seven home runs and four stolen bases might be acceptable for a $1 second baseman who hit .270 in 200 at...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 186   DOB: 11/8/1985   BORN: Portland, OR   COLLEGE: Oregon State   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Darwin Barney Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million contract with the Cubs in February of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 16, 2014  –  Darwin Barney News

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Barney will get the start at second base and bat ninth Wednesday in the second game of the double-header against the Yankees, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports.

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Darwin Barney 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
2007 21 R AZL 5 22 18 6 8 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 .444 .545 .611 1.156
2007 21 A Peo 44 187 176 27 48 14 9 3 2 21 5 2 11 22 0 0 0 .273 .323 .392 .715
2008 22 A Day 123 456 409 46 107 29 22 4 3 51 8 3 38 58 4 5 0 .262 .325 .357 .682
2009 23 AA TEN 73 281 249 29 80 15 12 0 3 32 5 1 23 33 4 5 0 .321 .372 .406 .778
2009 23 AAA IOW 63 229 212 25 56 13 12 1 0 17 4 1 13 32 2 2 0 .264 .304 .330 .634
2010 24 AAA Iow 114 510 479 72 143 30 24 4 2 49 11 3 23 52 2 3 3 .299 .333 .378 .711
2010 24 MAJ CHN 30 85 79 12 19 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 6 12 0 0 0 .241 .294 .291 .585
2011 25 AAA Iow 4 15 14 3 5 2 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 .357 .400 .643 1.043
2011 25 MAJ CHC 143 570 529 66 146 31 23 6 2 43 9 2 22 67 7 4 8 .276 .313 .353 .666
2012 26 MAJ CHC 156 588 548 73 139 37 26 4 7 44 6 1 33 58 3 1 3 .254 .299 .354 .653
2013 27 AAA Iow 3 13 10 4 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 .500 .615 .600 1.215
2013 27 MAJ CHC 141 553 501 49 104 33 25 1 7 41 4 2 36 64 4 6 6 .208 .266 .303 .569
2014 28 MAJ CHC 12 31 25 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 0 0 0 .120 .290 .120 .410
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Darwin Barney
3-Year Averages MAJ   146 568 526 62 129 32 24 3 5 42 6 1 30 63 4 3 5 .245 .291 .331 .622
Career  (View All) MAJ   482 1827 1682 201 411 105 78 11 16 130 19 5 103 206 14 11 17 .244 .293 .332 .625

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Darwin Barney Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 16 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .120 .290 .120 .410
Apr. 16 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 15 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 13 @StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .321 .136 .457
Apr. 12 @StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .333 .143 .476
Apr. 11 @StL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .391 .176 .567
Apr. 10 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .429 .200 .629
Apr. 9 Pit 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .421 .214 .635
Apr. 8 Pit Did not play.
Apr. 6 Phi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .333 .167 .500
Apr. 5 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .333 .167 .500
Apr. 4 Phi 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .417 .222 .639
Apr. 3 @Pit 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .333 .143 .476
Apr. 2 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167
Mar. 31 @Pit 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Last 7 Days 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .083 .000 .083
Last 14 Days 23 1 3 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 1 .130 .286 .130 .416
Last 30 Days 25 1 3 0 0 0 0 6 5 0 0 0 0 1 .120 .290 .120 .410

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Darwin Barney: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 11
2013 141
2012 155 3
2011 135 5
2010 10 6 11

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Darwin Barney Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013130114101.246.415.725
201214422151.257.340.636
201110013182.290.410.734

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013371383313.194.264.515
2012404516395.252.359.659
2011429531357.273.340.650

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013236274203.225.331.628
2012271527323.303.446.799
2011243292234.263.346.641

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013265223211.192.279.516
2012277210123.206.264.509
2011286370205.287.360.687
Darwin Barney Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 21 R AZL 22 18 18.2% 0% 0.00 100% .444 .167
2007 21 A Peo 187 176 5.9% 11.8% 0.50 88% .303 .119
2008 22 A Day 456 409 8.3% 12.7% 0.66 86% .299 .095
2009 23 AA TEN 281 249 8.2% 11.7% 0.70 87% .362 .085
2009 23 AAA IOW 229 212 5.7% 14% 0.41 85% .311 .066
2010 24 AAA Iow 510 479 4.5% 10.2% 0.44 89% .332 .079
2010 24 MAJ CHN 85 79 7.1% 14.1% 0.50 85% .284 .050
2011 25 AAA Iow 15 14 0% 13.3% 0.00 86% .364 .286
2011 25 MAJ CHC 570 529 3.9% 11.8% 0.33 87% .313 .077
2012 26 MAJ CHC 588 548 5.6% 9.9% 0.57 89% .273 .100
2013 27 AAA Iow 13 10 23.1% 23.1% 1.00 70% .714 .100
2013 27 MAJ CHC 553 501 6.5% 11.6% 0.56 87% .226 .095
2014 28 MAJ CHC 31 25 19.4% 16.1% 1.20 80% .150 .000
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3-Year Averages MAJ   568 526 5.3% 11.1% 0.48 88% .271 .086
Career MAJ   1827 1682 5.6% 11.3% 0.50 88% .271 .088

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2014 Stat Review for Darwin Barney    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.120 AVG
TERRIBLE
80% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.150 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.120 SLG
TERRIBLE
.000 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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1.20 BB/K
ELITE
19.4% BB Rate
ELITE
16.1% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.410 OPS
TERRIBLE
.290 OBP
POOR

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Darwin Barney (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Dallas Keuchel HOU 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 .800 1.600 2.400
Eric Stults SD 10 5 1 3 2 0 0 .500 1.200 1.783
Josh Johnson SD 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 .833 .833 1.667
Anthony Bass HOU 5 3 0 1 3 0 0 .600 .800 1.550
Wilton Lopez COL 7 4 0 2 1 0 1 .571 .857 1.482
Mitchell Boggs CHI-A 5 3 0 0 1 1 2 .600 .800 1.467
Phil Humber OAK 5 3 0 0 1 0 0 .600 .800 1.467
Fernando Salas ANA 5 2 1 2 0 2 0 .400 1.000 1.400
Tony Watson PIT 5 2 0 0 1 2 0 .400 .800 1.300
Wade LeBlanc ANA 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 1.267

Worst Matchups for Darwin Barney (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Logan Ondrusek CIN 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Burke Badenhop BOS 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Jonathan Broxton CIN 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Capuano BOS 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Kris Medlen ATL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Juan Nicasio COL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Drew Pomeranz OAK 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
J.A. Happ TOR 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Lucas Harrell HOU 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jim Henderson MIL 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Darwin Barney: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Barney is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Yankees, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Barney singled and walked twice in Wednesday's win over Pittsburgh.

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If Starlin Castro (hamstring) isn't ready for the start of the regular season, Barney could move over to short, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Barney played shortstop in spring training game Thursday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Barney hit a home run in his 2014 spring debut Friday. "I'm trying to stay short and hit line drives," he said afterward. "My swing allowed me to do that and I'm happy about that. It's early, it's just one pitch. I've got a lot of work to do."

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Barney has been working with new hitting coach Bill Mueller this spring, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Barney agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million contract with the Cubs on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports.

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Barney is not in the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals.

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Barney is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

A .254/.299/.354 line doesn't pay the bills except when it comes from an elite defensive second baseman - and that's a fair description for Barney whose 13.1 UZR led MLB at his position. That defensive skill set will keep his bat in the lineup, and the volume should yield decent counting stats in deeper leagues - seven homers, six steals and 73 runs have some use. Barney turned 27 in November, and given his strong contact rate and improving batting eye, it should not surprise if he hits .275 or higher.

2012

A long shot to win the second-base job last year, Barney beat out Jeff Baker and Blake DeWitt to be the Cubs' everyday starter as a rookie. His .276/.313/.353 line isn't eye-popping, however, and Barney has never run all that much - nine steals in 529 at-bats last year, and 11 in 479 Triple-A at-bats in 2010. Moreover, Barney doesn't hit for power or draw walks. He is an excellent contact hitter, though, and his defense makes him the favorite the begin the season as the team's starter. At 26, Barney can still get better, but he's probably not a high ceiling player.

2011

Barney got a cup of coffee in September and didn't hit. He can play second, short and third, and he runs well (though he hasn't translated his raw speed into base-stealing ability), so he'll be considered for a utility role. Otherwise, his skill set - not much power or patience, good contact skills - doesn't jump out.