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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 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. Aug 8 - 10:36 PM

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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.
Jul 30 - 4:56 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.
Jun 14 - 2:38 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Jose Peraza
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Jesse Winker
CF1Billy Hamilton
RF1Scott Schebler
2Patrick Kivlehan
3Phillip Ervin
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Luis Castillo
6Robert Stephenson
7Tim Adleman
8Sal Romano
9Asher Wojciechowski
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Wandy Peralta
5Blake Wood
6Kevin Shackelford
7Austin Brice
8Lisalverto Bonilla
9Nefi Ogando