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Darwin Barney

32-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

2018 Stats

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2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Barney's glove continues to keep him around at the big-league level, but for how much longer is a real question. He still graded out as a net positive in the field in 2017, but not to the same extent ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 180   DOB: 11/8/1985   BORN: Portland, OR   COLLEGE: Oregon State   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Darwin Barney Contract Information:

Signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers in February of 2018 that includes an invitation to spring training.

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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 AAA ALB 9 38 35 5 9 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 .257 .316 .286 .602
2014 28 MAJ CHC 72 217 204 18 47 14 10 2 2 16 1 0 9 31 2 1 1 .230 .265 .328 .593
2014 28 MAJ LAD 22 45 33 6 10 2 1 0 1 7 0 0 8 3 0 1 3 .303 .467 .424 .891
2014  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ CHC/LAD 94 262 237 24 57 16 11 2 3 23 1 0 17 34 2 2 4 .241 .300 .342 .642
2015 29 AAA OKL 96 379 347 52 96 19 15 0 4 31 7 4 22 44 4 2 4 .277 .325 .354 .679
2015 29 MAJ LAD 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2015 29 MAJ TOR 15 26 23 4 7 3 1 0 2 4 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 .304 .333 .609 .942
2015  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ LAD/TOR 17 30 27 4 7 3 1 0 2 4 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 .259 .286 .519 .804
2016 30 MAJ TOR 104 306 279 35 75 19 13 2 4 19 2 2 22 48 2 2 1 .269 .322 .373 .695
2017 31 MAJ TOR 129 362 336 34 78 20 14 0 6 25 7 2 18 64 5 1 2 .232 .275 .327 .602
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3-Year Averages     83 232 214 24 53 13 9 0 4 16 3 1 13 38 3 1 1 .248 .293 .346 .638
Career  (View All)     814 2,756 2,536 297 625 163 117 15 31 201 29 9 155 349 25 16 24 .246 .294 .341 .635

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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
Last 7 Games .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Darwin Barney: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 73 44 10 4 4 2
2016 40 32 25 5 5
2015 15 1 1
2014 79 2
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
201712311165.244.285.608
20169814270.306.418.779

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017213235192.225.352.595
2016181212122.249.348.649

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017155152133.239.316.582
2016168212112.304.411.751

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017181194124.227.337.619
201611114280.216.315.611
Darwin Barney vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .295 .095
2009 23 AA TEN 281 249 8.2% 11.7% 0.70 87% .353 .085
2009 23 AAA IOW 229 212 5.7% 14% 0.41 85% .308 .066
2010 24 AAA IOW 510 479 4.5% 10.2% 0.44 89% .329 .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% .310 .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% .222 .095
2014 28 AAA ALB 38 35 7.9% 13.2% 0.60 86% .300 .029
2014 28 MAJ CHC 217 204 4.1% 14.3% 0.29 85% .262 .098
2014 28 MAJ LAD 45 33 17.8% 6.7% 2.67 91% .300 .121
2014  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ CHC/LAD 262 237 6.5% 13% 0.50 86% .267 .101
2015 29 AAA OKL 379 347 5.8% 11.6% 0.50 87% .306 .077
2015 29 MAJ LAD 4 4 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2015 29 MAJ TOR 26 23 3.8% 7.7% 0.50 91% .263 .305
2015  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ LAD/TOR 30 27 3.3% 6.7% 0.50 93% .217 .260
2016 30 MAJ TOR 306 279 7.2% 15.7% 0.46 83% .310 .104
2017 31 MAJ TOR 362 336 5% 17.7% 0.28 81% .270 .095
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3-Year Averages     232 214 5.6% 16.4% 0.34 82% .283 .098
Career     2,756 2,536 5.6% 12.7% 0.44 86% .273 .095

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Darwin Barney Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
2B 2017 511.7 -3 26 -2 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2017 294.7 -3 - -2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0
SS 2017 54 1 - 2 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF 2017 13 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Barney requested his release from the Rangers on Monday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic Dallas reports.

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Barney signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Monday which includes an invitation to spring training.

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Barney went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Royals.

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Barney is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles.

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Barney is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Barney is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles.

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Barney will start at second base and bat ninth Sunday against the Twins, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Barney is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rays, Laura Armstrong of the Toronto Star reports.

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Barney is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Barney is out of the lineup Monday against the Rays, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Barney barely made the 25-man roster in 2016, and was expected to be sent to the minors once Devon Travis returned from offseason surgery. In a twist of fate, Ryan Goins -- who was ahead of Barney on the depth chart -- struggled immensely to begin the campaign. That opened the door for Barney to fill a regular role for a short period before the All-Star break. The utility man saw time at second, third, short (reaching 20 games at all three positions) and even in the outfield. Prior to the Midsummer Classic, the 28-year-old slashed .296/.345/.392, well above his career marks across the board. Barney's second-half production (.215/.279/.333) fell way short of his first-half success, but his overall campaign increased his standing with the team heading into 2017. Although his numbers won't blow anyone away, Barney's versatility at least lends itself reasonably well to volume.

2015

Barney finally evolved in 2014 into what he should have been the entire time -- a role player. He's a glove-first player that has never run, hit for average or hit for power at the major league level. Barney ended up with the Dodgers after leaving Chicago and actually scattered some hits around when matchups were in his favor. However, 29-year-old glove-first players have one role in fantasy circles: occupying spots in the FA pool. His career-high in runs is 73, and that came in a season where he had nearly 600 plate appearances. Even if Barney were to go back to 500-plus plate appearances, there isn't much he is going to do with them.

2014

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-bats, but Barney received over 500 at-bats in 2013 and barely stayed above the Mendoza Line. His .569 OPS was ahead of only Adeiny Hechavarria among qualifiers in the National League. His defense may save a few runs for the Cubs, but it's his bat that keeps the Cubs' games low-scoring. You're better off finding a part-timer to fill your middle-infield spot, and if he doesn't start hitting a little better, the Cubs may start to look elsewhere as well.

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.