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Brandon Barnes | Outfielder

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jul 4 - 1:54 AM

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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.
May 21 - 6:41 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.
May 20 - 5:18 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.
Apr 1 - 8:40 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
Mar 27 - 11:39 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.
Mar 6 - 6:02 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

Brandon Barnes hit a go-ahead two-run inside-the-park homer in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Giants.

The Rockies were down to their final out in the top of the ninth inning when Barnes hit a ball into right-center field that bounced past Angel Pagan and trickled all the way to the wall. Charlie Blackmon scored easily from first base and Barnes showed tremendous hustle right behind him. It was the second consecutive blown save for Giants closer Sergio Romo. Barnes is batting .306/.348/.460 this season as a utility outfielder.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 08:06:00 PM

Brandon Barnes tripled in Justin Morneau in the bottom of the 10th to give the Rockies a 5-4 win over the Dodgers on Saturday.

A good center fielder probably would have caught Barnes' drive to the wall, but Andre Ethier didn't even make the attempt. It proved to be Barnes' second hit in two at-bats off the bench. He's been excellent in his bit role this year, hitting .312 and playing excellent defense, but the Rockies haven't been finding much more than one start per week for him even with Michael Cuddyer previously on the DL and Carlos Gonzalez there now.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 09:12:00 PM

Brandon Barnes went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the Rockies' win over the Dodgers on Sunday.

With the bases loaded in the second inning, Barnes delivered a two-run single to give the Rockies the lead. He's got a seven-game hitting streak that's raised his average to .360. The Rockies outfield is crowded, but it'll be hard for manager Walt Weiss to keep Barnes out of the lineup when he's this hot.
Sun, Apr 27, 2014 09:33:00 PM

Brandon Barnes had a productive day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a homer against the Brewers on Thursday.

Barnes took Wei-Chung Wang deep for a solo shot in the third inning. He would have finished the day 3-for-3 but was robbed of a hit by third baseman Aramis Ramirez. Still, Barnes is hitting a lofty .381 over 42 Cactus League at-bats. He has certainly played his way into consideration for a spot on the Rockies' roster as a back-up outfielder.
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 06:04:00 PM

Brandon Barnes went 2-for-3 with two singles, an RBI, and a stolen base Monday against the Mariners.

Barnes is now hitting .571 after three Cactus League games. The Rockies acquired him back in January in the Dexter Fowler trade. Barnes is competing for a spot as a back-up outfielder but faces a lot of competition for playing time in Drew Stubbs, Corey Dickerson, and Charlie Blackmon.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 05:28:00 PM

Rockies acquired OF Brandon Barnes and RHP Jordan Lyles from the Astros for OF Dexter Fowler and a PTBNL.

Barnes is a .233/.282/.330 hitter in 550 major league plate appearances. He has some speed and can cover ground in the outfield, but the 27-year-old is doubtful to suddenly become a fantasy star in Colorado.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 05:32:00 PM

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