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15 Austin Barnes C

Los Angeles Dodgers

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

October 24, 2020 11:00 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Slugs homer in Game 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored in Game 3 of the World Series against the Rays on Friday.

Barnes drove in his first run in the fourth inning on a safety squeeze, laying down an effective bunt along the first-base line. He followed that up with a solo home run in his next at-bat, putting the Dodgers up 6-1. It was Barnes' first home run of the postseason, though he's managed a strong .350/.381/.500 line across 22 plate appearances overall.

August 30, 2020 02:40 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Playing time tails off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.

Since Will Smith was activated from the 10-day injured list a week ago, Barnes has settled back in as the Dodgers' No. 2 backstop. He'll sit for the fifth time in seven games since Smith's return.

August 19, 2020 05:16 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Sitting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Mariners.

Barnes will head to the bench after going 2-for-2 with a walk and a pair of runs scored in Tuesday's win. Keibert Ruiz is starting behind the dish in his place Wednesday.

August 19, 2020 09:04 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Sparks offense in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes went 2-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored and a stolen base in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Mariners.

Hitting ninth, Barnes flashed his savvy on the basepaths, twice scoring from second base on singles while also swiping his first bag of the year. The 30-year-old catcher extended his hitting streak to seven games, a stretch during which he's slashing .500/.520/.667, and with Will Smith (neck) sidelined, Barnes seems poised to take full advantage of regular playing time.

August 16, 2020 02:32 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Not starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Barnes had started the past three games in place of Will Smith (neck), who has since been placed on the 10-day injured list. Though Keibert Ruiz will step in to replace him behind the dish in the series finale, Barnes should still see the lion's share of the starts at catcher while Smith is sidelined. Barnes is slashing an underwhelming .250/.286/.350 on the season, but he's been running hot at the plate lately, going 8-for-18 with a home run and a double over his past five games.

August 14, 2020 01:44 AM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Goes deep Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a victory over the Padres on Thursday.

Barnes was part of a homer-happy Dodgers offense in the win, slugging the fourth of six Los Angeles homers in the game. His first long ball of the season was a two-run shot off reliever Luis Perdomo in the fourth inning. Barnes has shown signs of emerging from a season-long slump over his last three games, going 5-for-9 with four RBI over that span.

August 10, 2020 03:16 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: In timeshare with Will Smith
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.

Barnes and Will Smith have been deployed in a fairly even timeshare behind the dish this season, with Barnes having started seven games to Smith's nine. Though the Dodgers value Barnes for his defensive skills, he's been the inferior fantasy option of the two thus far, slashing .091/.167/.091 with two RBI and one run entering play Sunday.

July 23, 2020 04:48 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: In line for Opening Day nod
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dave Roberts said in an appearance Thursday on the "Off Air with Joe and Orel" podcast that Barnes will be behind the plate in the Dodgers' Opening Day game against the Giants, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.

Roberts indicated that he expects Will Smith to start three of the Dodgers' first five games, suggesting that he's still Option 1A in the team's timeshare at catcher. The more defensive-minded Barnes looks like he could settle in as a full-time battery mate for Clayton Kershaw, who will take the hill for his franchise-record ninth Opening Day start.

July 21, 2020 06:56 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Starting exhibition matchup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes (hand) is starting behind the plate and batting ninth in Tuesday's exhibition game against the Angels, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

The 30-year-old was hit on his left hand during Sunday's exhibition contest, but his quick return to the field indicates it isn't a serious issue. Barnes should be ready for Thursday's season opener against the Giants, and he's expected to serve as the backup catcher to starter Will Smith.

July 21, 2020 11:28 AM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Catches bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes tested his injured left hand by catching Clayton Kershaw's bullpen session Monday, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

Barnes appears to have avoided a significant injury after getting plunked on his left hand in an exhibition game Sunday. In addition to catching the bullpen -- it bears mentioning that the affected hand is Barnes' glove hand -- the backstop was also slated to take batting practice Monday. He is expected to take part in the team's exhibition game against the Angels on Tuesday and should be good to go for Opening Day.

July 20, 2020 06:20 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: X-ray negative
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes (hand) underwent an X-ray Sunday that came back negative, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.

Barnes left Sunday's exhibition game after being hit by a pitch on his left hand, but he appears to have avoided a major injury. He'll be held out Monday, but the team hopes to allow him to return Tuesday. Barring any setbacks, Barnes should be ready for Opening Day.

July 20, 2020 06:20 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Exits with apparent injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes left Sunday's exhibition game with an apparent left hand injury, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

Barnes was hit by a pitch on his left hand in the bottom of the fourth inning, and he was replaced behind the dish in the fifth frame as a result. The exact nature and severity of the injury are unclear. If he's healthy, Barnes should serve as the Dodgers' backup catcher to begin the season, though comments made by manager Dave Roberts this spring suggest that Barnes and Will Smith could split time.

May 28, 2020 01:36 AM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Staying sharp during hiatus
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes has been able to both hit and catch during the suspension of play, he stated in an interview with John Hartung of Spectrum SportsNet LA on Wednesday.

"I'm able to play catch. I'm able to hit a little bit, find a cage here and there," Barnes explained. The 30-year-old indicated that he "feels good" and is ready to go should a second spring training take place in the weeks ahead. Barnes is slated to back up Will Smith behind the plate this season, though the two may approach something close to a split based on comments made by manager Dave Roberts before play was halted.

March 17, 2020 08:24 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Could split catching duties
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes has fared well in spring training and may split catching duties when the regular season commences, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Barnes entered spring training behind fellow backstop Will Smith in the pecking order. While Barnes posted a 1.033 OPS in 21 at-bats, Smith lagged behind with a .518 OPS in the same number of trips to the plate. The sample size is small and both players had similar strikeout and walk numbers this spring, but manager Dave Roberts' description of their "partnership" behind the plate could imply that they'll get nearly equal playing time at the start of the season.

December 2, 2019 07:00 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Gets one-year deal from Dodgers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million deal with the Dodgers on Monday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.

He will avoid arbitration and won't get non-tendered, despite the fact he hit .203/.293/.340 in 242 plate appearances last year. While his offensive output has been quite poor in every year except 2017, he is a good defensive catcher and can play second base in a pinch. He should serve as Will Smith's backup in 2020.

September 7, 2019 02:04 AM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Rejoins Dodgers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Barnes returns to the Dodgers after spending the 10-day minimum in the minors and should serve as the third catcher and occasional utility man. The 29-year-old has struggled in the majors this season with a .198/.288/.333 slash line in 71 games.

September 4, 2019 04:08 AM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Will return to Dodgers on Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes will be called up to the Dodgers on Friday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

With Will Smith thriving as a major-league starter and Russell Martin set as his backup, Barnes is likely to take the role of third catcher and occasional utility player. The 29-year-old has struggled mightily with the big club this season, hitting .198 with five homers in 207 at-bats. However, he performed well after being sent down to the minors, slashing .264/.375/.540 with six long balls and 17 RBI in 23 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

August 27, 2019 02:32 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Sent back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Barnes will head back to the minor leagues following the return of Russell Martin from the bereavement list, though he's expected to be recalled when rosters expand in September. Barnes is slashing .198/.288/.333 with five homers and 23 RBI over 71 games in the majors this season.

August 24, 2019 06:20 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Will be optioned, then recalled
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes will be optioned once Russell Martin (personal) returns to the team but will be recalled once rosters expand in September, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.

Barnes was recalled Saturday to serve as the team's backup catcher in the absence of Russell Martin. However, Martin is set to return to the team Tuesday, at which point Barnes will be sent back down to Triple-A Oklahoma City. The shuffle will continue, however, once rosters expand Sept. 1, and Barnes will be recalled to serve as the third catcher for the team for the remainder of the campaign.

August 24, 2019 01:32 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Recalled to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Barnes was recalled to serve as the backup catcher while Russell Martin is on the bereavement list. His time with the big-league club figures to be short, as Martin can miss a maximum of seven games. In his stint with the Dodgers earlier this season, Barnes managed only a .196/.288/.328 line across 233 plate appearances.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
10/23@ TBW 6-23111200
10/15@ ATLL 2-102000000
10/14@ ATLW 15-32000000
10/07vs SDW 6-52120010
10/01vs MILW 3-03120100
09/27vs LAAW 5-02100010
09/25vs LAAW 9-54000000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020LAD2986142119132430.244.353.3140.667
2019LAD752122843525235630.203.293.3400.633
2018LAD1002003241414316743.205.329.2900.619
2017LAD1022183563838394341.289.408.4860.895
2016LAD213235025900.156.270.1880.458
2015LAD202946016610.207.361.2760.637
Total3477771161791889117205154.230.344.3560.700
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020LAD29302712200
2019LAD751217220538
2018LAD100505801647
2017LAD10215210600516
2016LAD2110600000
2015LAD2020801102
Total3473832773419823
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2011ASX-Jamestown Jammers572193363130119252261.288.369.361
2012AFX-Greensboro Grasshopp123478761523631265596192.318.401.481
2013AA-Jacksonville Suns196210212217121000.339.446.484
2013AFA-Jupiter Hammerheads983504291151438525952.260.367.343
2014AA-Jacksonville Suns7828456842021243503680.296.406.507
2014AFA-Jupiter Hammerheads441802457112114192533.317.385.417
2015AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger8129240921729423536122.315.389.479
2016AAA-Okla. City8533659992256394353183.295.380.444
2019AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger2387192360617142011.264.375.540
2019AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua251200011100.400.500.400
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/190
Birthdate:
12/28/1989
Age:
30
Hometown:
Fullerton, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Los Angeles Dodgers
College:
Arizona State
MLB Experience:
1