Latest Update Barnes drives in two runs Tuesday Wed Aug, 06, 07:17 AM
Owns a fairly lively bat, decent plate coverage and some base-stealing acumen. Can cover the ground in center field and play all three outfield positions.
Flaws: : Doesn't have optimum home-run power, which prevents him from seeing regular at-bats at the big-league level. Could stand to be more efficient running the bases.
Barnes has taken advantage of his increased playing time with Carlos Gonzalez sidelined, going 5-for-16 (.313 BA) with two doubles and three RBI over his last five games. However, he is still slashing just .248/.295/.400 with five home runs and 18 RBI through 201 at-bats, so there is little to like about Barnes moving forward, even if he continues to receive somewhat regular playing time. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Getting a rare start, Barnes got a chance to play hero Saturday as he stepped to the plate in the ninth inning and drilled a ball to deep right center, also known as Triples Alley at AT&T Park, and whipped around the bases for a two-run inside-the-park home run. The always crowd-pleasing moment proved to be the game-winner after LaTroy Hawkins closed things out in the bottom half of the inning for the Rox. He's now batting .307 with two home runs, eight RBI, 19 runs scored and four stolen bases on the year. Analyst: Howard Bender
The Rockies outfield is too crowded, even with CarGo on the disabled list, to count on Barnes in anything other than maybe NL-only formats.Analyst: Michael Pichan
Barnes has taken full advantage of his increased workload following the injury to Michael Cuddyer, and is now the proud owner of a .360 average (18-for-50) through the early stage of the season. Although his starting job in right field is going to come to an end once Cuddyer is healthy, he at least proved to the team that he can get the job done when called upon. Those in deep mixed leagues and NL-only formats will want to give Barnes a look if searching for short-term outfield options. Analyst: Matthew Beck