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15 Austin Barnes C

Los Angeles Dodgers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
3%1%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
2125.20325283
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018LAD1002003241414316743.329.290.205
2019LAD752122843525235630.293.340.203

Player Updates

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.

August 8, 2019 12:52 AM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Mashing at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes went 2-for-4 with a solo blast for the Oklahoma City Dodgers on Wednesday and has now homered in five straight games.

Barnes has responded well to his demotion to the minors, hitting .333 (11-for-33) with five homers and 11 runs batted in over eight games. With top catching prospect Keibert Ruiz potentially out for the season with a broken finger, Barnes figures to get the bulk of the starts with Oklahoma City. We may see him in the majors again this season, but Will Smith's emergence as an offensive force since joining the big club means that Barnes' days as the primary catcher for the Dodgers are likely numbered.

July 25, 2019 08:04 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Barnes has been scuffling at the dish since the All-Star break, slashing .133/.206/.233 over nine contests. As a result, he'll take a trip to the minors with the hope of finding his stroke. The Dodgers will recall Will Smith from Triple-A prior to Friday's clash in a corresponding move. Russell Martin and Smith figure to handle the catching duties moving forward.

July 23, 2019 05:16 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Sitting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Angels.

Barnes will retreat to the bench after taking the collar in Sunday's series finale against the Marlins (0-for-4). Russell Martin is starting behind the dish and batting eighth with Barnes out of the equation.

July 19, 2019 05:36 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Situated on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Marlins.

Barnes will take a seat for the second time in the last three contests. Russell Martin is set to handle the catching duties and bat eighth with Barnes out of the lineup.

July 17, 2019 04:32 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes is not starting Wednesday against the Phillies, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

Barnes will take a seat for Wednesday's night contest with an afternoon game on tap for Thursday. In his place, Russell Martin is starting at catcher and hitting eighth.

July 14, 2019 04:28 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Sitting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

Barnes is getting a routine breather after working behind the plate in the first two games of the series. Backup Russell Martin will handle the catching duties Sunday.

July 6, 2019 06:00 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Not in lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes is not starting Saturday against San Diego.

Barnes has a hit in each of his last three games, following a stretch in which he went hitless for eight straight. Russell Martin takes over behind the plate in his absence.

July 4, 2019 05:12 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Receives breather Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Padres.

Barnes went 2-for-7 with a double in the last two games but will head to the bench for the series opener. Russell Martin will start behind the plate and bat eighth Thursday.

June 30, 2019 01:04 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Day off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Barnes has scuffled in June with a .419 OPS in 17 games, so he'll head to the bench Sunday. Russell Martin will start behind the plate and bat eighth in the series finale.

June 26, 2019 01:24 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Takes seat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Barnes will sit after starting the past three games and going 0-for-6 with three strikeouts. In his place, Russell Martin is starting behind the dish and hitting eighth.

June 22, 2019 04:48 PM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Not in lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes is not starting against the Rockies on Saturday.

Barnes has a poor .559 OPS over his last 10 games. He'll get a rest Saturday, with Russell Martin starting behind the plate.

June 21, 2019 11:56 AM
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Racks up three hits including homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes went 3-for-4 with a home run, double and two RBI in a victory over San Francisco on Thursday.

Barnes' blast -- a two-run shot to left field -- was part of a five-run fourth inning that chased starter Madison Bumgarner. It was his first home run since May 3 and fifth overall this season. Prior to Thursday, Barnes had struggled mightily in June, hitting a microscopic .087 (2-for-23) with no extra-base hits. Perhaps Thursday's performance will be a catalyst to better production.

Situational Stats
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020LAD0000000000------------
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
Total3186911021581780104181124.229.343.3620.705
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020LAD000000000
2019LAD751217220538
2018LAD100505801647
2017LAD10215210600516
2016LAD2110600000
2015LAD2020801102
Total3183532502217823
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:
5