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Brandon Barnes | Outfielder

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Aug 10 - 11:13 PM

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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.
Jul 30 - 11:33 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
Jul 25 - 2:29 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.
Jun 14 - 8:06 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.
Jun 7 - 9:12 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.
Apr 27 - 9:33 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.
Mar 20 - 6:04 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.
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilin Rosario
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Matt McBride
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Josh Rutledge
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Michael Cuddyer
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Jorge De La Rosa
3Brett Anderson
4Tyler Chatwood
5Jordan Lyles
6Christian Bergman
7Tyler Matzek
8Franklin Morales
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Adam Ottavino
4Matt Belisle
5Boone Logan
6Brooks Brown
7Nick Masset
8Juan Nicasio