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Brandon Barnes | Outfielder | #1

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 released OF Brandon Barnes.
Barnes was designated for assignment and later optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque last month when the Rockies called up rookie phenom David Dahl. The 30-year-old is a plus defender in the outfield with above average speed but has only hit .242 with 19 homers across 1,153 major league at-bats. His career is trending in the wrong direction. Sep 10 - 6:51 PM

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Rockies sent OF Brandon Barnes outright to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Barnes was designated for assignment in late July to clear a roster spot for top outfielder prospect David Dahl. He passed through waivers unclaimed.
Aug 1 - 1:45 PM

Rockies designated OF Brandon Barnes for assignment.

The move clears a spot for David Dahl on the 40-man roster. Barnes owns an ugly .220/.250/.320 over 48 games with the Rockies this season.
Jul 25 - 5:27 PM

The Rockies are expected to designate Brandon Barnes for assignment on Monday.

The club plans to call up top prospect David Dahl on Sunday, and it looks as though Barnes will be the odd-man out. The 30-year-old outfielder has hit just .220/.250/.320 with no homers, eight RBI and a 30/3 K/BB ratio in 109 plate appearances with the big league club this season.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 24 - 10:28 PM

Brandon Barnes went 0-for-3 as the Rockies' left fielder in Wednesday's loss to the Giants.

The Rockies had alternatives when Gerardo Parra went down last month, but they opted for familiarity over talent. In return, Barnes has given them a .255/.271/.319 line in 47 at-bats since his callup. The sad thing is that there was no reason to expect anything more.
Jul 7 - 1:01 AM

Rockies recalled OF Brandon Barnes from Triple-A Albuquerque.

He's taking Gerardo Parra's (ankle) spot on the roster. Barnes will back up at all three outfield positions.
Jun 17 - 3:55 PM

Rockies optioned OF Brandon Barnes to Triple-A Albuquerque.

He became the odd-man out with Charlie Blackmon returning from the disabled list. Barnes hit .194/.242/.323 with four RBI in 31 at-bats with the big league club. He should find his way back to Colorado again this season.
Apr 29 - 6:43 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tony Wolters
2Tom Murphy
3Dustin Garneau
1B1Gerardo Parra
2B1DJ LeMahieu
SS1Trevor Story
2Cristhian Adames
3Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1David Dahl
2Stephen Cardullo
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Raimel Tapia
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Jordan Patterson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Gray
2Tyler Anderson
3Tyler Chatwood
4Chad Bettis
5German Marquez
6Yency Almonte
7Shane Carle
8Zach Jemiola
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Adam Ottavino
2Jake McGee
3Jason Motte
4Chad Qualls
5Scott Oberg
6Jairo Diaz
7Matt Carasiti
8Jordan Lyles
9Carlos Estevez
10Eddie Butler
11Jeff Hoffman
12Chris Rusin
13Rayan Gonzalez
14Sam Moll