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Tucker Barnhart | Catcher | #16

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 192
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 10 (0) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Tucker Barnhart will likely serve as the starting catcher for the Reds in 2018.
That would make Devin Mesoraco the defined backup. Barnhart batted .270/.347/.403 with seven home runs over 121 games in 2017 and also earned the NL Gold Glove for his defense behind the plate, beating out Buster Posey and Yadier Molina. Barnhart, 26, also just signed a four-year, $15.5 million contract extension with a $7.5 million club option for 2022. Mesoraco is due over $13 million next year, but he continues to struggle with injuries and he hasn't been particularly productive when healthy as of late. Wed, Dec 20, 2017 04:18:00 PM

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Tucker Barnhart is not in the Reds starting lineup for Saturday's showdown against the Cubs.

Just a routine day of rest for the backstop. Stuart Turner will start in his place and bat eighth for the Reds against Jon Lester and the Cubs.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 01:38:00 PM

Reds signed C Tucker Barnhart to a four-year, $15.5 million contract extension with a $7.5 million club option for 2022.

The buyout on the option is $500,000, so he's guaranteed at least $16 million with his new contract. Barnhart had been set for his first year of arbitration eligibility this offseason, but now he's locked up for at least one and possibly two free agent years. The 26-year-old has hit a solid .264/.336/.389 over the last two seasons for the Reds and has rated very well in terms of defensive metrics both years. The Reds owe Devin Mesoraco $13.125 million in 2018 in his last year under contract, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see them try to unload him this winter.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 09:23:00 AM

Tucker Barnhart went 3-for-4 with a homer and five RBI on Sunday in a win over the Mets on Sunday.

His homer was a three-run shot off of Hansel Robles to make it 10-5 Reds in the top of the ninth. For the year, Barnhart is now hitting a respectable .272/.351/.399 for Cincinnati.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 05:09:00 PM

Reds activated C Tucker Barnhart from the paternity leave list.

Barnhart will be the team's main catcher while Devin Mesoraco (foot) is sidelined. Stuart Turner and Chad Wallach will back up.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 10:09:00 AM

Reds placed C Tucker Barnhart on the paternity leave list.

Barnhart will be excused from the club for the next few days to welcome a new member of his family. Chad Wallach has been called up from Triple-A Louisville to help behind the plate.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 09:41:00 AM

Tucker Barnhart went 2-for-3 and smoked a three-run homer in a loss to the Padres on Tuesday.

He found a pitch he liked from reliever Jose Torres and deposited it over the center field wall with two aboard in the seventh inning. With Devin Mesoraco injured for most of the last three seasons, Barnhart has taken over as the Reds' primary catcher and has done yeoman's work on both sides of the ball. His stats don't really help his fantasy owners much though. He has a .265 batting average with four home runs and 25 RBI in 250 at-bats.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 10:36:00 PM

Tucker Barnhart went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a walk in the Reds' win over the Marlins on Sunday.

Barnhart hit an RBI single in the Reds' two-run second inning and a two-RBI single in the Reds' four-run seventh. He has a .261/.320/.378 batting line with 20 RBI in 75 games this year.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 04:56:00 PM

Tucker Barnhart delivered a pinch-hit two-run double in the ninth inning of Tuesday's game at San Diego.

The two-out hit helped the Reds avoid a shutout at the hands of the Padres. It was Barnhart's 12th double of the season, and he now has eight RBI. His playing time is still rather erratic and he cannot be counted upon outside of the deepest of NL fantasy formats.
Wed, Jun 14, 2017 02:38:00 AM

Tucker Barnhart is not in the Reds' lineup Monday.

He's just getting a breather. Stuart Turner will do the catching.
Mon, Apr 24, 2017 04:14:00 PM

Tucker Barnhart is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. Stuart Turner will catch Scott Feldman.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 11:19:00 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.
Thu, Apr 6, 2017 10:07:00 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.
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 11:49:00 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.
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 10:55:00 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

Depth Charts

C1Tucker Barnhart
2Devin Mesoraco
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Dilson Herrera
3Cliff Pennington
4Shedric Long
5Brandon Dixon
SS1Jose Peraza
2Alex Blandino
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Phillip Ervin
3Jose Siri
4Mason Williams
RF1Scott Schebler
2Jesse Winker
3Patrick Kivlehan
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Luis Castillo
4Brandon Finnegan
5Sal Romano
6Robert Stephenson
7Tyler Mahle
8Amir Garrett
9Cody Reed
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3David Hernandez
4Wandy Peralta
5Jared Hughes
6Austin Brice
7Kevin Shackelford
8Kyle Crockett
9Kevin Quackenbush
10Ariel Hernandez
11Joe Mantiply
12Jackson Stephens
13Zack Weiss
14Domingo Tapia