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Brandon Barnes | Outfielder

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Mar 20 - 6:04 PM

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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.
Mar 3 - 5:28 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

Brandon Barnes was ejected from Friday's game against the A's in the sixth inning for arguing whether or not he should be awarded first base after being hit by a pitch.

The umpire ruled that Barnes leaned into the pitch, and therefore wasn't awarded first base, which infuriated Barnes. It's the first time this entire season that an Astros player has been tossed from a game, and came from the bench after Barnes continued to chirp at the home plate umpire Alan Porter.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 12:28:00 AM

Brandon Barnes went 3-for-4 with a home run and five RBI against the Twins on Tuesday.

Barnes had a knack for getting the big hit on Tuesday, as he drove in two runs with a single in the seventh inning before launching a game-tying three-run homer off Twins closer Glen Perkins in the ninth. The 27-year-old has an intriguing combination of power and speed, but the rest of the profile suggests he's best left alone in mixed leagues.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 01:19:00 AM

Brandon Barnes (back) is available on Thursday.

Barnes was removed from Wednesday night's game against the Orioles due to lower back stiffness, but he woke up feeling fine on Thursday. The 27-year-old outfielder is batting just .245/.297/.357 this season.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 03:40:00 PM

Brandon Barnes left Wednesday's game against the Orioles with lower back tightness.

He can probably be safely considered day-to-day. Barnes went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored before leaving.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 09:24:00 PM

Brandon Barnes (calf) went 1-for-4 in his return to action Friday.

Barnes hadn't played since Tuesday due to a mild left calf strain. He's now batting .246/.301/.360 with five home runs in 236 at-bats this season.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 08:36:00 AM

Brandon Barnes left Tuesday's game against the Athletics after six innings with a mild left calf strain.

Barnes suffered the injury while running the bases in the fifth inning. He'll be re-evaluated before Wednesday's game, but consider him day-to-day for now.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 10:21:00 AM

Brandon Barnes was an offensive terror in Friday's 10-7 loss to the Mariners, hitting the cycle en route to a 5-for-5 night.

Barnes homered in the second, tripled in the fourth, singled in the sixth and completed the cycle with an eighth-inning double. Barnes, who added an infield single in the ninth, collected two RBI and three runs in the contest. Despite the big day, Barnes is batting just .250/.306/.375 on the season.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 12:30:00 AM

Brandon Barnes went 3-for-5 with a couple of steals against the White Sox on Monday.

Justin Maxwell is expected back in Houston's lineup on Tuesday, but Barnes should remain the team's center fielder, with Maxwell primarily playing right. That doesn't give him much fantasy value -- he's been struggling offensively since his nice April -- but he's an acceptable fifth outfielder in AL-only leagues.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 12:26:00 AM

Brandon Barnes (hamstring) is back in Monday's lineup against the Mariners.

Barnes sat out Sunday's game with hamstring tightness, but it was never a major concern. The 27-year-old is hitting .292 with three home runs, 14 RBI and four stolen bases in 46 games this season.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 05:50:00 PM

Brandon Barnes is not in the Astros' lineup Sunday due to a tight left hamstring.

Barnes had to exit Saturday's game early due to the ailment. He's considered day-to-day. "It’s fine," Barnes said Sunday. "I have to run on it. I just tried to rest it (overnight). It’s just a matter of it not getting loose on me last night. I should be fine." Trevor Crowe is getting the start in center field Sunday.
Sun, Jun 9, 2013 12:07:00 PM

Brandon Barnes went 2-for-4 with his third homer of the year on Tuesday, but the Astros lost to the Orioles.

Barnes has been getting more love of late, as he's started every game since coming through with a game-winning double on May 27. In that span, Tuesday was his third multi-hit game. Without any clearly better options, the Astros will likely continue to roll with Barnes while he's producing.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:23:00 AM

Brandon Barnes delivered a game-winning double in the bottom of the 12th to lift the Astros over the Rockies on Monday.

It's incredible how little respect Barnes has gotten from the Astros, particularly given the struggles of the team's other outfielders. Despite an .850 OPS in 64 at-bats, he's started just one game in the last two weeks. His double today came in his lone at-bat after he entered as a pinch-runner. We're not big believers in Barnes' bat, either, but considering the competition (Rick Ankiel, Robbie Grossman, Trevor Crowe!, Jimmy Paredes), it's odd that he hasn't gotten a chance to prove the doubters wrong.
Mon, May 27, 2013 07:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilin Rosario
2Jordan Pacheco
1B1Justin Morneau
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Josh Rutledge
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Michael Cuddyer
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Jorge De La Rosa
3Brett Anderson
4Tyler Chatwood
5Juan Nicasio
6Jordan Lyles
7Franklin Morales
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Boone Logan
4Matt Belisle
5Adam Ottavino
6Chad Bettis
7Tommy Kahnle