Franklin Barreto
Franklin Barreto
22-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Oakland Athletics
2018 Fantasy Outlook
It may not be a very exciting prognosis, but while a lot happened with Barreto in 2017, his middling production at Triple-A (103 wRC+) and significant struggles in 76 big-league plate appearances were to be expected for a 21-year-old toggling between shortstop and second base. He appeared to sell out for power more than ever before, upping his strikeout rate to 27.6 percent while hitting 15 home runs -- both minor-league career highs. While his decline in stolen bases last season may have been a result of hitting in the middle of the Triple-A lineup, he also has a physically mature 5-foot-10, 190-pound frame and doesn't project to hold plus speed much longer. Jed Lowrie will return to second base in 2018, but Barreto is next in line for the big-league club. He profiles as an inexpensive power/speed middle-infield dart late in drafts. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Blue Jays in 2012 that includes a $1.45 million signing bonus. Traded to the Athletics in November of 2014.
Rejoins Athletics
SSOakland Athletics
September 1, 2018
Barreto was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
Barreto showcased some power during his stint with the Athletics earlier this season, hitting four home runs in 61 at-bats, but he also struck out 25 times. The 22-year-old showed similar issues at Nashville, striking out 106 times in 282 at-bats. Barreto will serve as a depth infielder for the Athletics during the playoff push.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+52%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+16%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+156%
OPS vs RHP
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .503 52 4 2 7 0 .146 .212 .292
Since 2016vs Right .766 92 15 4 13 2 .258 .283 .483
2018vs Left .684 27 3 2 6 0 .192 .222 .462
2018vs Right .793 41 6 2 8 0 .275 .293 .500
2017vs Left .291 25 1 0 1 0 .091 .200 .091
2017vs Right .744 51 9 2 5 2 .245 .275 .469
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+50%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+48%
OPS at Home
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .665 68 9 2 7 2 .215 .250 .415
Since 2016Away .680 76 10 4 13 0 .222 .263 .417
2018Home .599 34 3 1 4 0 .212 .235 .364
2018Away .900 34 6 3 10 0 .273 .294 .606
2017Home .733 34 6 1 3 2 .219 .265 .469
2017Away .495 42 4 1 3 0 .179 .238 .256
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Franklin Barreto compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.04
 
BB Rate
1.5%
 
K Rate
39.7%
 
BABIP
.343
 
ISO
.242
 
AVG
.242
 
OBP
.265
 
SLG
.485
 
OPS
.750
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2015
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Barreto, the second youngest player in the Texas League, got off to a slow start in 2016. However, his owners' disappointment quickly turned to relief, and then smug satisfaction, as he hit .337/.393/.490 with 22 extra-base hits and 16 steals (on 25 attempts) over his final 51 games with Midland. Barreto makes do with average raw power, using his strong forearms, excellent bat speed and leveraged swing to send balls out to the pull side. He should hit 15-20 homers annually at maturity, with the speed to steal 20-plus bases in his early seasons. A plus hit tool completes a well-rounded offensive package. Evaluators have been saying he might move off shortstop ever since he was signed in 2012, and he started 31 games at second base last year -- his first professional action at the keystone. Barreto will start the year at Triple-A, but could be turning double plays with Marcus Semien sometime this summer.
The A's took a lot of heat for how the Josh Donaldson trade worked out in 2015 as the Bringer of Rain forged his MVP candidacy all summer for the Blue Jays, but the biggest piece the A's received back in the trade is the soon-to-be 20-year-old Barreto. The right-handed shortstop was impressive for High-A Stockton as a 19-year old, hitting .302 with an .833 OPS and 13 homers over 338 at-bats — only 338 because he missed time late with a wrist injury. Most scouting reports rave about Barreto's bat speed and ability to barrel up the ball as well as his polish for his age. It is unclear at this point if he will stick at shortstop defensively or slide to second or maybe move to center field. The A's are likely to be rebuilding in 2016, meaning there will be reason to slow play Barreto's development. It's possible he could spend a full season at Double-A with an eye toward a 2017 debut in the major leagues.
Entering his age-19 season, Barreto has the potential to be one of the biggest risers on prospect lists. He has yet to play in a full-season league, but the hype train has already left the station after his impressive showing at short-season Vancouver. Barreto displayed across-the-board production, slashing .311/.384/.481 with six home runs and 29 steals in 328 plate appearance. He seems to have a plan at the plate and does not simply hunt fastballs, but his approach will no doubt be tested as he moves up to full-season ball pin 2015. Barreto’s athleticism, quick hands and strong wrists give hope to him tapping into more power, but he could just as easily never be more than a line-drive hitter who has to move off shortstop. He is still a high-risk prospect, but few players in the minor leagues will be more intriguing to watch in 2015, and he'll receive much more attention in prospect circles throughout the upcoming season after being shipped to Oakland in a trade that sent Josh Donaldson to Toronto in November.
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Sent down to Triple-A
SSOakland Athletics
August 7, 2018
Barreto was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday.
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Drives in three Wednesday
SSOakland Athletics
August 2, 2018
Barreto went 3-for-4 with a two-run double and solo home run in a win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
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Called up from Triple-A
SSOakland Athletics
July 29, 2018
The Athletics recalled Barreto from Triple-A Nashville ahead of Sunday's game against the Rockies.
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Headed back to Triple-A
SSOakland Athletics
July 24, 2018
Barreto was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday.
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Back in big leagues
SSOakland Athletics
July 14, 2018
Barreto was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Saturday.
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