Brandon Barnes
Brandon Barnes
32-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Cleveland Indians
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Brandon Barnes in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a minor-league deal with the Indians in November of 2017.
Contract selected by Cleveland
OFCleveland Indians
September 4, 2018
Barnes' contract was selected by Cleveland on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old hasn't played in the majors since 2016 and owns a .242/.289/.356 slash line over parts of five seasons. He'll be a reserve outfielder for the Indians over the final month of the season.
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Since 2016
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Since 2016vs Left .582 36 4 1 2 1 .206 .229 .353
Since 2016vs Right .607 94 8 0 8 0 .235 .278 .329
2018vs Left .821 8 2 1 1 0 .143 .250 .571
2018vs Right .718 13 0 0 1 0 .333 .385 .333
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left .519 28 2 0 1 1 .222 .222 .296
2016vs Right .589 81 8 0 7 0 .219 .260 .329
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Since 2016Home .697 74 9 0 8 1 .265 .286 .412
Since 2016Away .472 56 3 1 2 0 .176 .236 .235
2018Home .393 8 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143
2018Away .968 13 2 1 2 0 .333 .385 .583
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home .733 66 9 0 8 1 .279 .290 .443
2016Away .319 43 1 0 0 0 .128 .190 .128
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Barnes began the year with Triple-A Albuquerque despite spending two consecutive years in the majors. He didn't help his case to be on the parent club, as he hit a horrid .205 in 143 plate appearances. Despite the rough start, he was called up in late May, and was allotted plenty of playing time throughout the year due to the injury troubles of Corey Dickerson. He produced better than in Triple-A, posting a .251/.314/.341 slash line in 281 plate appearances, but struggled toward the end of the season. Barnes should be in line to be the fourth outfielder for the Rockies in 2016, but he'll have to produce more at the plate (especially away from the hitter-friendly Coors Field) if he wants to see more consistent playing time.
Acquired last winter as a throw-in to the deal that sent Dexter Fowler to the Astros, Barnes quickly established himself as an indispensable reserve for the Rockies. He supplied an .838 OPS in April and remained manager Walt Weiss’ go-to bench bat throughout the season, finishing with an astounding .338/.378/.610 line over 85 plate appearances as a reserve, delivering three of his eight homers and all four of his triples in that capacity. However, injuries to Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer ultimately forced Barnes into more extensive action than was probably desired, and his offensive flaws were exposed as his sample size increased. While Barnes never stopped hitting at his home park, he was dreadful in the less favorable road environs, posting a dismal .222/.255/.316 line over 171 plate appearances away from Coors Field. With better health from their starting outfielders this season, the Rockies will deploy Barnes more frequently in the roles he thrived in last season -- as a late-inning pinch-hitter and defensive replacement.
Barnes got his first extended look in the majors last year when Justin Maxwell went down with an injury and was subsequently traded. Known more for his prowess on defense, where he can play all three outfield positions, Barnes underwhelmed as a hitter with a .240/.289/.346 line over 445 plate appearances, striking out 28.5 percent of the time. He does offer slight power (eight home runs) and modest speed (11 steals), but he was also caught 11 times on the basepaths and his plate discipline (0.17 BB/K) was well below his minor league average (0.31). Barnes will likely be given the chance to compete for a reserve spot in the Colorado outfield in 2014, after being acquired by the Rockies as part of the Dexter Fowler deal in December.
It looked like the eight-year minor league veteran was finally putting it all together in the minors, where he hit a combined .316/.374/.506 and earned his first callup at age 26. That success did not exactly translate when he got to Houston. Barnes played all three outfield positions at one time or another, but with a .515 OPS, even a perfect fielding percentage (which Barnes had) does not guarantee him playing time. Barnes' growth in the minors last season should guarantee him a long look during spring training, but more likely than not, the Astros will spend the next year trying to replace him with someone younger.
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Signs with Indians on minors deal
OFCleveland Indians
November 28, 2017
Barnes signed a minor-league deal with the Indians that includes an invitation to spring training, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
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Inks minors deal with Marlins
OFMiami Marlins
January 3, 2017
Barnes signed a minor league deal with the Marlins that includes an invitation to spring training, Joe Frisaro of reports.
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Accepts assignment to Triple-A
OFColorado Rockies
August 1, 2016
Barnes has accepted his assignment to Triple-A Albuquerque.
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Officially designated for assignment
OFColorado Rockies
July 25, 2016
Barnes was designated for assignment on Monday, Jenny Cavnar of reports
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Designated for assignment Monday
OFColorado Rockies
July 24, 2016
Barnes will be designated for assignment Monday, The Denver Post reports.
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