|Batting average .207|
Role Baseball Player
Home runs 0
Height 1.75 m
|Runs batted in 1|
Weight 84 kg
Name Austin Barnes
Salary 507,500 USD (2015)
|Current team Los Angeles Dodgers (#65 / Catcher)|
Similar People Chris Hatcher, Enrique Hernandez, Yasmani Grandal, Andrew Heaney, A J Ellis
Dave roberts explains dodgers plan for austin barnes during spring training
Austin Scott Barnes (born December 28, 1989) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is the nephew of former MLB infielder Mike Gallego.
- Dave roberts explains dodgers plan for austin barnes during spring training
- Amateur career
- Miami Marlins
- Los Angeles Dodgers
Barnes was born in Riverside, California and attended Riverside Polytechnic High School. He played college baseball at Arizona State University for the Arizona State Sun Devils from 2009 to 2011. Prior to his sophomore season in 2010 he moved from infield to catcher. During his career he played in 109 games and hit .308/.379/.429 with two home runs.
Barnes was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the eighth round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft and made his professional debut that season for the Jamestown Jammers. From 2012 to 2014 he played for the Greensboro Grasshoppers, Jupiter Hammerheads and Jacksonville Suns. He split time between catcher and second base.
Los Angeles Dodgers
On December 10, 2014, Barnes was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, along with Chris Hatcher, Andrew Heaney, and Enrique Hernández, in exchange for Dan Haren, Dee Gordon, Miguel Rojas and cash. He was assigned to the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers. On May 23, 2015, he was called up to the Major Leagues for the first time when Yasmani Grandal went on the 7-Day DL with a concussion. He made his MLB debut as the starting catcher for the Dodgers on May 24, 2015, and had one hit in three at-bats in his debut, with his first MLB hit being a single to center field off of Dale Thayer of the San Diego Padres. He returned to Oklahoma City after his short time on the Dodgers roster and was named as a starter on the Pacific Coast League team for the mid-season Triple-A All-Star. He was also named to the post-season PCL all-star team and Baseball America's Triple-A All-Star team. He rejoined the Dodgers in September He played in 20 games for the Dodgers with six hits in 29 at-bats (.207). In 81 games for the Oklahoma City team, he hit .315 with nine homers and 42 RBI.
Barnes appeared in 21 games for the Dodgers in 2016, hitting .156 and 85 games for Oklahoma City, hitting .295. He also appeared in two games in the 2016 National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals, with one pinch hit appearance and one pinch run appearance.
Barnes made the Opening Day roster as the primary backup catcher. On May 9, 2017, Barnes hit a walk off double against the Pittsburgh Pirates to drive in Ross Stripling in the 10th inning to give the team a 4-3 win. On June 30, 2017, Barnes record his first multi-homer game of his career (his first career grand slam and a three run home run) and record a career high 7 RBIs in a 10-4 win against the San Diego Padres.