|Win–loss record 6–3|
Role Baseball player
Date joined 2014
Name Aaron Barrett
Salary 514,200 USD (2015)
Spouse Kendyl Barrett
Earned run average 3.47
Weight 98 kg
|Current team Washington Nationals (#30 / Pitcher)|
Similar People Blake Treinen, Drew Storen, Tanner Roark, Craig Stammen, Sammy Solis
Aaron James Barrett (born January 2, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Washington Nationals organization.
Barrett graduated from Evansville Central High School and attended Wabash Valley College for two years before transferring to the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). He played college baseball for the Wabash Valley Warriors and the Ole Miss Rebels.
Barrett was drafted in the 2006, 2008 and 2009 Major League Baseball Drafts, but did not sign a professional contract. The Los Angeles Dodgers did not offer him a contract in 2006. When he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins two years later, Barrett had already committed to Ole Miss. He did not pitch well in his first year with the Rebels, and was not going to receive a bonus from the Texas Rangers in 2009. Barrett ultimately signed with the Washington Nationals after being drafted in the ninth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft.
Barrett played in the Arizona Fall League in 2012. He started the 2013 season with the Harrisburg Senators.
Barrett made the Nationals' Opening Day roster for the 2014 season. He made his debut in the ninth inning of the team's first game of the year against the New York Mets, striking out two while picking up his first career win.
On September 4, 2015, Barrett underwent Tommy John surgery. In December, he had bone spurs in his ankle removed.
On July 23, 2016, while rehabbing in Florida, Barrett fractured his right elbow while pitching. He underwent surgery with Dr. James Andrews on July 25.
Barrett signed a new minor league contract with the Nationals on April 3, 2017, after missing the entire 2016 season.
Barrett met Kendyl Mygatt while a student at the University of Mississippi. She had transferred to Ole Miss from Texas Tech, and played soccer at both schools. They married on October 20, 2012.