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Tucker Barnhart | Catcher | #16

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 192
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 10 (0) / CIN
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Tucker Barnhart is not in the Reds' lineup Monday.
He's just getting a breather. Stuart Turner will do the catching. Apr 24 - 4:14 PM

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Tucker Barnhart is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. Stuart Turner will catch Scott Feldman.
Apr 9 - 11:19 AM

Tucker Barnhart is absent from the Reds' lineup Thursday.

He's getting a day off with it being a day game after a night game, which is pretty standard for starting catchers. Stuart Turner will be being the plate.
Apr 6 - 10:07 AM

Tucker Barnhart (back) was held out of action again on Saturday as a precautionary measure.

Barnhart was scratched on Thursday due to lower back stiffness and while he feels much improved, the club wanted to play it safe and give him an extra day. He caught a full bullpen session on Saturday and should return to game action on Sunday. Barnhart is expected to open the season in a full time-share with Devin Mesoraco behind the plate.
Mar 11 - 11:49 AM

Tucker Barnhart was scratched from the Reds' Cactus League lineup Thursday with lower back stiffness.

Stuart Turner will start at catcher instead against the Athletics. Reds manager Bryan Price said Barnhart should be ready to return to action over the weekend. It's nothing to worry about here in early March.
Mar 9 - 10:55 AM

Tucker Barnhart (hand) is not in the Reds' lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

It's his second straight absence. Barnhart bruised his hand against the Dodgers earlier this week, though fortunately his X-rays came back negative. Ramon Cabrera will start behind the plate and bat eighth against D'Backs starter Zack Godley. Barnhart is considered day-to-day, though the Reds did call up Raffy Lopez from Triple-A in case the injury lingers.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 06:16:00 PM

Tucker Barnhart was scratched from the Reds lineup on Friday due to a sore right hand.

The injury is believed to be very minor and shouldn't cause an extended absence from the lineup. Barnhart could be back behind the dish as early as Saturday.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 12:08:00 AM

Tucker Barnhart was a late scratch from the Reds starting lineup on Friday.

No reason has been given for the late swap, but it'll be Ramon Cabrera starting behind the dish for the Reds on Friday night against Braden Shipley and the Diamondbacks.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 08:35:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 10:59:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 8, 2016 09:33:00 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.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 06:33:00 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.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 12:35:00 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.
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 10:47:00 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.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 04:13:00 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.
Thu, Apr 7, 2016 03:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Jose Peraza
2Scooter Gennett
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
RF1Scott Schebler
2Patrick Kivlehan
3Phillip Ervin
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Amir Garrett
6Rookie Davis
7Bronson Arroyo
8Nick Travieso
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Wandy Peralta
7Cody Reed
8Robert Stephenson
9Nefi Ogando
10Tim Adleman
11Barrett Astin