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Brandon Barnes | Outfielder | #1

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cypress (CA) JC
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 6 (0) / HOU
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Rockies and OF Brandon Barnes avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1 million contract.
The 29-year-old outfielder appeared in 106 games for the Rockies in 2015, slashing .251/.314/.341 with two homers, 17 RBI and four stolen bases. He's expected to once again function as a reserve outfielder for the Rockies. Fri, Nov 20, 2015 08:39:00 PM

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Brandon Barnes (hamstring) is likely done for the season.

Barnes tweaked his left hamstring Wednesday and just doesn't have enough time to heal before the season concludes. He's hit .251/.314/.341 with two homers in 106 games for the Rockies this season.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 05:45:00 PM

Brandon Barnes (hamstring) is out of the Rockies' starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the Pirates.

Barnes suffered a mild left hamstring strain Wednesday while filling in for Charlie Blackmon, who was a late scratch due to neck stiffness. With only 10 games left on the docket, this hamstring injury could keep Barnes out for the remainder of the season.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 12:12:00 PM

Brandon Barnes left Wednesday's game against the Pirates with a mild left hamstring strain.

Barnes was actually in the lineup because the Rockies' starting center fielder, Charlie Blackmon, was a late scratch with neck stiffness. Barnes, who was 0-for-3 in the game, was replaced by Kyle Parker. The Rockies should provide a clearer picture on Barnes' outlook after the game.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 11:15:00 PM

Brandon Barnes went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and a double in the Rockies' 6-3 victory over the Braves on Wednesday.

One would think the Rockies would be better off using Barnes' at-bats to take a look at Kyle Parker, but he's still starting a little more than half of the time and he came through in this one. The homer was his second in 211 at-bats this season. He's still batting just .224 since the All-Star break.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 11:37:00 PM

Brandon Barnes went 0-for-3 on Wednesday and is hitless in 17 at-bats during August.

The Rockies could have just sent down Barnes rather than cut Drew Stubbs, but they weren't willing to go that route, even though Barnes hasn't done a whole lot since a quick start. He's batting .182 with one extra-base hit in 44 at-bats since the All-Star break. Most likely, he'll keep losing at-bats to Kyle Parker.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 11:24:00 PM

Brandon Barnes went 0-for-3 before being removed as part of a double-switch Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Barnes should start losing some time now that the Rockies have brought Drew Stubbs back to the majors. Barnes still has a decent .276 average, but it's going down quickly and he doesn't bring much else to the table.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 01:54:00 AM

Brandon Barnes went 4-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored Thursday against the Phillies.

Barnes was making his first start since being recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday. He's already two hits away from Drew Stubbs' total from the entire season thus far. Stubbs was just 6-for-51 (.118) with 31 strikeouts prior to being demoted this week. With Corey Dickerson on the disabled list, Barnes certainly has the opportunity to have value in NL-only and deeper mixed leagues right now.
Thu, May 21, 2015 06:41:00 PM

Rockies recalled OF Brandon Barnes from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Barnes was batting just .205/.266/.364 in 33 games at the Triple-A level, but he has good speed and a little power and the 29-year-old could take on value in deeper mixed fantasy leagues if he begins seeing regular playing time while Corey Dickerson (foot) is out. Drew Stubbs was optioned to the minors in a corresponding move Wednesday.
Wed, May 20, 2015 05:18:00 PM

Rockies optioned OF Brandon Barnes to Triple-A Albuquerque; reassigned RHP Scott Oberg and OF Matt McBride to minor league camp.

Barnes, working with an overhauled swing, batted just .229/.362/.250 this spring. He was the victim of a numbers crunch as the Rockies had to cut down to 25 players, but Barnes should be up in Colorado at some point this year.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 08:40:00 PM

Brandon Barnes is using a completely overhauled swing this spring.

Barnes has added a high leg kick and intends to sacrifice power for more contact. "I tried to refine who I am and what type of player I am in the box," said Barnes. "I'm not a guy who's going to hit 30 home runs. I know that. I'm the big guy who needs to be a pest, drive the ball into gaps, hit doubles, use my speed to my advantage, bunt, all those things." The odds are against the new swing making a huge different for the career .242/.286/.365 hitter, but it's interesting to note. Most of Barnes' value is likely to continue to be tied to his plus defense.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 11:39:00 AM

Brandon Barnes went 1-for-2 with a double in a losing effort against the Angels on Friday.

As a team the Rockies were held scoreless and only able to muster four hits against Jered Weaver and company. The 28-year-old will function as a reserve for the Rockies this season, though given their already crowded outfield situation it will take an injury or two for him to gain fantasy relevance.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 06:02:00 PM

Brandon Barnes went 3-for-5 with a run scored in a win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Getting a rare start, the 28-year-old responded with his first multi-hit game in over two months. He's been hitting better in August, going 9-for-20 (.450) in limited action this month. With Carlos Gonzalez going back on the disabled list, Barnes should begin seeing more time and is a decent add in NL-only leagues.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 11:13:00 PM

Brandon Barnes broke a 4-4 tie in the 10th inning with an RBI single, his only hit in five at-bats in Wednesday's win against the Cubs.

The Rockies had loaded the bases against lefty Wesley Wright and Barnes dropped a single into left field to put his club up 5-4. It was a rare sign of life from the outfielder, who has played sparingly while slashing .241/.291/.392 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 218 plate appearances.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 11:33:00 PM

Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that the Blue Jays have been scouting Brandon Barnes.

Saunders notes that the Jays have "not yet put together a deal for Barnes," but a trade of the outfielder "at the right price, could make sense." Barnes is only a career .237/.285/.345 hitter over parts of three major league seasons, but he's a gifted defensive outfielder who can play all three spots.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 02:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Dustin Garneau
3Tom Murphy
1B1Ben Paulsen
2Mark Reynolds
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Jose Reyes
2Cristhian Adames
3Trevor Story
3B1Nolan Arenado
2Rafael Ynoa
LF1Gerardo Parra
2Raimel Tapia
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Chad Bettis
3Chris Rusin
4Jon Gray
5Jordan Lyles
6Tyler Chatwood
7Tyler Anderson
8Carlos Estevez
9Antonio Senzatela
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Jason Motte
3Chad Qualls
4Boone Logan
5Justin Miller
6Jairo Diaz
7Chris Rusin
8Miguel Castro
9Adam Ottavino
10David Hale
11Jason Gurka