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Tucker Barnhart | Catcher | #16

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 188
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 10 (0) / CIN
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Tucker Barnhart hit a grand slam in the first inning to help the Reds beat the Marlins 6-3 on Tuesday.
Barnhart yanked an inside fastball from Marlins starter Jose Urena over the right field wall for the first grand slam of his career. The homer was his seventh of the season and increased his RBI total from 30 to 34. The 25-year-old catcher has actually filled in admirably for the injured Devin Mesoraco this year, batting .267/.331/.410 through 88 games. Aug 16 - 10:59 PM

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Tucker Barnhart went 2-for-3 in a loss to the Marlins on Friday.

Barnhart entered the season as the backup to Devin Mesoraco but has been pressed into service as the Reds' primary backstop all year long. Viewed as a defensive specialist, he has proven himself semi-adequate with the bat as well. His .270/.335/.387 slash line makes him a serviceable option in two-catcher leagues.
Jul 8 - 9:33 PM

Tucker Barnhart launched a three-run home run in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Cubs.

The Cubbies held a 3-1 advantage heading into the top of the seventh, but Barnhart turned the game around with his three-run homer off Trevor Cahill. That big blow would be his only hit of the game. The home run was Barnhart's third of the season. With a .264/.330/.383 triple-slash, he doesn't make for a particularly useful fantasy option.
Jul 6 - 6:33 PM

Tucker Barnhart went 3-for-4 with a game-winning RBI in the 10th inning as the Reds topped the Nationals 9-4 on Saturday.

With the bases loaded in a 4-4 game, Barnhart knocked his third single of the game to break the tie and start a five-run inning for the Reds. Barnhart also scored two runs in the game and stole a base, his first steal of the year. The backstop, who was pressed into regular duty when Devin Mesoraco went down early in the year, is hitting a passable .268/.336/.376 in 59 games this year.
Jul 3 - 12:35 AM

Tucker Barnhart plated the Reds lone run with an RBI double in Friday's loss to the Pirates.

His run-scoring double off of Arquimedes Caminero in the ninth inning pulled the Reds to within three at 4-1, but that would be as close as they would come. Barnhardt finished the evening 1-for-4. He has been swinging a hot bat in the first month of the season, slashing .333/.385/.417 with four RBI in 39 plate appearances.
Apr 29 - 10:47 PM

Tucker Barnhart hit a walkoff RBI single in the Reds' 6-5 defeat of the Rockies on Wednesday.

Barnhart doubled home Adam Duvall in the bottom of the seventh and then played the role of hero in the bottom of the ninth with a base hit to right field that plated Brandon Phillips easily from third. The backup catcher finished the day 2-for-4 with two RBI and is now batting .348/.423/.391 over seven games played (23 at-bats). Devin Mesoraco might be getting more days off in the coming weeks.
Apr 20 - 4:13 PM

Making his first start behind the plate, Tucker Barnhart went 3-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored Thursday against the Phillies.

Barnhart doesn't offer any power at all, but he did get on base at a .324 clip in 242 at-bats while helping to fill in for Devin Mesoraco last year. He's at 1.000 this season.
Apr 7 - 3:56 PM

Tucker Barnhart homered in a second straight game Thursday off the Braves' Shelby Miller.

Barnhart started just twice in his first 13 days on the Reds' roster following Devin Mesoraco's injury, but he's now played back-to-back games and homered both days. He's not really a better hitter than Brayan Pena, but he is the better defender and he might be the superior option to start in Mesoraco's place. Of course, the Reds still think they're going to get Mesoraco back soon, or something.
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 10:04:00 PM

Reds recalled C Tucker Barnhart from Triple-A Louisville.

He'll serve as Brayan Pena's backup for now, although Devin Mesoraco (hip) is expected to be ready soon. Barnhart batted .185 (10-for-54) with a home run last season.
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 03:26:00 PM

Reds optioned C Tucker Barnhart to Triple-A Louisville.

Barnhart, 24, appeared in 21 games with the Reds last year and batted .185 (10-for-54) with a home run. He'll continue to serve as organizational catching depth.
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 04:26:00 PM

Reds recalled C Tucker Barnhart from Triple-A Louisville.

Barnhart is hitting .139 (5-for-36) with one home run over 13 games with the Reds this season. He'll function as a third catcher down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 10:24:00 AM

Reds optioned C Tucker Barnhart to Triple-A Louisville.

Barnhart was in the majors for only eight days this time around. He should be back up in early September to serve as an emergency third catcher down the stretch.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 03:49:00 PM

Reds recalled C Tucker Barnhart from Triple-A Louisville.

With Brayan Pena nicked up, he will provide additional depth behind the plate. He has struggled in his limited time with the Reds, hitting .152/.222/.242 in his 12 games.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 02:29:00 PM

Reds optioned C Tucker Barnhart to Triple-A Louisville.

Barnhart has hit only .152/.222/.242 in 12 games for the Reds this season. The club is only going with two catchers even though Brayan Pena is expected to see the bulk of the starts at first base with Joey Votto (quad) out.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 02:32:00 PM

Reds recalled C Tucker Barnhart from Triple-A Louisville.

He'll be up for a couple days while Brayan Pena is on paternity leave. Barnhart has hit just .107/.138/.214 in the majors this season.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 10:54:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tucker Barnhart
2Ramon Cabrera
3Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Tony Renda
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Scott Schebler
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Brandon Finnegan
4Dan Straily
5Tim Adleman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tony Cingrani
2Caleb Cotham
3Blake Wood
4Ross Ohlendorf
5Raisel Iglesias
6Michael Lorenzen
7Keyvius Sampson
8Josh Smith
9Alfredo Simon
10Jumbo Diaz