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15 Austin Barnes C

Los Angeles Dodgers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
13%6%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
2004.20514324
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2017LAD1022183563838394341.408.486.289
2018LAD1002003241414316743.329.290.205

Player Updates

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Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Collects second steal in start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes went 1-for-3 with a stolen base in Sunday's victory over the Rockies.

Barnes made his third start over the Dodgers' last four contests. Two of those games have come against southpaws, and Sunday's was the result of Yasmani Grandal sitting out a day game following a night game. The catching situation in Los Angeles appears to be that of a traditional platoon, but neither catcher is batting above .230, so Barnes could certainly earn more playing time if his bat heats up.

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Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Scores twice in start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes went 1-for-4 with a walk and a pair of runs scored in Friday's win over the Rockies.

Yasmani Grandal got the day off against the left-handed Tyler Anderson, allowing Barnes to make his second start of the week. The 28-year-old has been unable to reproduce the breakout numbers he posted in 2017, which has limited his fantasy utility in the first third of the season. Barnes is still receiving occasional starts as a backup at both catcher and second base, so the opportunity is there for him to rebound if his bat wakes up as the weather heats up.

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Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Hits first home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes went 1-for-2 with two walks, a solo home run and two runs scored Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Barnes took advantage of an opportunity to start behind the plate, driving his first home run of the season to left field. He has seen sporadic playing time with only 46 at-bats through 31 games. While he has an ugly .196 batting average, he has been able to get on base at a .413 clip and walked more than he has struck out. However, due to his limited playing time, he is tough to roster outside of deep two-catcher leagues.

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Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Starts at second
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes got a rare start at second base Sunday, going 0-for-2 before being lifted for a pinch hitter in an extra-inning win over the Giants.

Manager Dave Roberts got his backup catcher in the lineup against the left-handed Ty Blach, but he was lifted in favor of Chase Utley when the southpaw was pulled after six innings. Barnes' stock rose heading into the season after he broke out to the tune of a .289/.408/.486 slash line in 262 plate appearances in 2017, but Yasmani Grandal's hot start at the plate has limited the versatile catcher to occasional starts against lefties. The 28-year-old should still see enough action to remain relevant in two-catcher formats, but those in standard leagues can probably find a better option on waivers.

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Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Starting at catcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes (elbow) is in the lineup as a catcher for Tuesday's game against the Cubs, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

Barnes has appeared in three games this spring, all as a designated hitter. He's been battling a minor elbow injury since the start of spring, but since he's back catching more than three weeks before Opening Day, he should be fine by the start of the regular season. He's expected to back up Yasmani Grandal this season.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Milwaukee1120 .250 .182 .182
vs Marquez (Career)620 .333.333.333
vs RHP86130 .298 .186 .151
Last 7 Games
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9/18COL2100010
9/21SD0000000
9/23SD4111200
9/24@ARI1000000
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9/30@SF1111100
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015LAD202946016610 .361 .276 .207
2016LAD213235025900 .270 .188 .156
2017LAD1022183563838394341 .408 .486 .289
2018LAD1002003241414316743 .329 .290 .205
Total 2434797411512558112594 .364 .372 .240
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2015LAD2B11101001.000
2015LAD3B1000000 ---
2015LADC11762575001.000
2016LAD2B721349031.000
2016LAD3B1000000 ---
2016LADC9548471001.000
2017LAD2B21430121714 .967
2017LAD3B1000000 ---
2017LADC55495164971634 .994
2018LAD2B19629111714 .966
2018LADC61534944781513 .998
Total  1841271193110681618 .995
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2015LAD20801102
2016LAD10600000
2017LAD15210600516
2018LAD505801647
Total 2321780212515
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016LAD2110000100 .000 .000 .000
2017LAD15468101541010 .288 .326 .217
2018LAD1300011100 .250 .000 .000
Total 18509101651210 .281 .300 .200
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011ASX-Jamestown Jammers572193363130119252261 .369 .361 .288
2012AFX-Greensboro Grasshopp123478761523631265596192 .401 .481 .318
2013AA-Jacksonville Suns196210212217121000 .446 .484 .339
2013AFA-Jupiter Hammerheads983504291151438525952 .367 .343 .260
2014AA-Jacksonville Suns7828456842021243503680 .406 .507 .296
2014AFA-Jupiter Hammerheads441802457112114192533 .385 .417 .317
2015AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger8129240921729423536122 .389 .479 .315
2016AAA-Okla. City8533659992256394353183 .380 .443 .295
Total 585220134065913617462672953026113 .381 .439 .299
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/190
Birthdate:
12/28/1989
Age:
28
Hometown:
Fullerton, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Los Angeles Dodgers
College:

MLB Experience:
4