Brandon Barnes
Brandon Barnes
32-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Cleveland Indians
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Brandon Barnes in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Indians in December of 2018.
Returns to Cleveland
OFCleveland Indians  AAA
December 22, 2018
Barnes signed a minor-league deal with the Indians which includes an invitation to spring training.
ANALYSIS
Barnes spent a majority of the 2018 season at the Triple-A level within Cleveland's organization before finishing up the campaign in the majors. Across 132 games for Columbus, he slashed .273/.347/.444 with 14 home runs, 81 RBI and 19 stolen bases. The 32-year-old will provide additional outfield depth for the Indians heading into 2019.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+14%
OPS vs LHP
2019
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2018
 
 
+14%
OPS vs LHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .821 8 2 1 1 0 .143 .250 .571
Since 2017vs Right .718 13 0 0 1 0 .333 .385 .333
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
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Since 2017
 
 
+146%
OPS on Road
2019
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+146%
OPS on Road
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .393 8 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143
Since 2017Away .968 13 2 1 2 0 .333 .385 .583
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
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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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Elects free agency
OFFree Agent  AAA
November 2, 2018
Barnes elected to become a free agent Friday after being outrighted off the Indians' 40-man roster.
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Removed from 40-man roster
OFCleveland Indians  AAA
November 1, 2018
Barnes was sent outright to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday.
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Contract selected by Cleveland
OFCleveland Indians  AAA
September 4, 2018
Barnes' contract was selected by Cleveland on Tuesday.
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Signs with Indians on minors deal
OFCleveland Indians  AAA
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  AAA
January 3, 2017
Barnes signed a minor league deal with the Marlins that includes an invitation to spring training, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
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