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40 Jacob Barnes RP

Los Angeles Angels

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January 22, 2020 12:48 PM
Angels' Jacob Barnes: Gets minors deal from Angels
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes agreed to a minor-league contract with the Angels earlier this month, Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America reports.

Barnes' deal is believed to include an invitation to big-league spring training, but his lack of a 40-man roster spot will hinder his chances of breaking camp with the Angels. The 29-year-old was a key piece of the Milwaukee bullpen in 2017 and 2018, but he was disastrous across 33 appearances in the majors last season between the Brewers and Royals, posting a 7.44 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in 32.2 innings.

November 6, 2019 02:44 PM
Jacob Barnes: Released by Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes was released by the Royals on Wednesday.

Barnes will become a free agent after passing through waivers unclaimed. The 29-year-old didn't help his case for a major-league contract this offseason by posting a 7.44 ERA in 32.2 major-league innings last season, though he did record an ERA of 4.00 or lower in each of his first three seasons in the league.

November 4, 2019 02:48 PM
Royals' Jacob Barnes: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes was designated for assignment by the Royals on Monday.

Barnes threw 32.2 innings at the big-league level this season, struggling to a 7.44 ERA while walking 13.8 percent of opposing batters. He has a decent 4.25 ERA in 180.0 career major-league innings, which could be enough for him to get claimed off waivers.

August 13, 2019 02:40 PM
Royals' Jacob Barnes: Earns promotion to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.

Barnes was scooped up off waivers Aug. 3, and it won't take long for the right-hander to make his Royals debut. He posted a 6.86 ERA and 1.68 WHIP with a 22:11 K:BB over 19.2 innings earlier this season with Milwaukee.

August 3, 2019 05:40 PM
Royals' Jacob Barnes: Claimed by Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes was claimed off waivers by the Royals and optioned to Triple-A Omaha.

The 29-year-old righty logged a 6.86 ERA in 19.2 innings with the Brewers this season and was designated for assignment earlier in the week. He has tallied five saves in his career but will likely just serve as low-leverage organizational bullpen depth.

August 1, 2019 02:28 PM
Brewers' Jacob Barnes: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes was designated for assignment by the Brewers on Thursday.

The Brewers needed to free up a roster for Trent Grisham, who had his contract selected from Triple-A San Antonio on Thursday, and Barnes was the roster casualty. The 29-year-old has struggled in 18 appearances for Milwaukee this season, posting a 6.86 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and 22:11 K:BB in 19.2 innings.

June 17, 2019 04:32 PM
Brewers' Jacob Barnes: Sent down to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Monday.

Barnes has a poor 6.86 ERA in 19.2 innings for the Brewers this season. He was sent down to make room for Jhoulys Chacin (back), who returns from the injured list to start Monday against the Padres.

June 2, 2019 01:04 PM
Brewers' Jacob Barnes: Rejoins big-league club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Sunday.

Barnes was sent to San Antonio in mid-May but rejoins the Brewers following Saturday's 13-inning win at Pittsburgh. The 29-year-old hasn't allowed an earned run in 12 of his 16 outings this season, but he's given up a whopping 13 runs (12 earned) in the other four appearances to result in a 6.89 ERA and 1.72 WHIP.

May 18, 2019 03:00 PM
Brewers' Jacob Barnes: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Saturday.

Barnes' latest stay in Milwaukee lasted less than a week. He got into three games, allowing a pair of runs in three innings of work. He'll make way on the roster for Chase Anderson, who returns from his finger injury to start Saturday against Atlanta.

May 13, 2019 11:36 AM
Brewers' Jacob Barnes: Back with big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Brewers recalled Barnes from Triple-A San Antonio on Sunday, Adam McCalvy of reports.

Barnes will give Milwaukee a fresh arm out of the bullpen after the team needed six different relievers to cover the final eight frames of Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Cubs in 15 innings. The Brewers cleared room on the roster for Barnes by demoting Burch Smith, who likely wouldn't have been available for multiple days after tossing 3.1 of those relief innings.

May 2, 2019 11:56 AM
Brewers' Jacob Barnes: Demoted after Wednesday's 'start'
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Brewers optioned Barnes to Triple-A San Antonio on Thursday.

Barnes was credited with his first career MLB start in Wednesday's 11-4 loss to the Rockies, but he was merely used as the Brewers' opening pitcher in that contest after rotation member Chase Anderson was scratched with a right middle finger blister shortly before the game. The short-notice appointment probably didn't help Barnes, who was tagged for three runs over his lone inning of work. He'll move back to a more traditional relief role in San Antonio.

May 2, 2019 04:32 PM
Brewers' Jacob Barnes: Rough outing as opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 11-4 loss to the Rockies, coughing up three runs on two hits and three walks over one inning while striking out three.

Chase Anderson's late scratch due to a blister forced the Brewers into a bullpen day, but Barnes put extra pressure on the Milwaukee staff with his poor effort. After Barnes issued free passes to the first two batters he faced, Nolan Arenado crushed a one-out homer off the right-hander, who then allowed two more baserunners before escaping the frame after 38 pitches (20 strikes). Barnes' 7.30 ERA and 17:9 K:BB through 12.1 innings should keep him in a low-leverage role until he finds a way to sharpen his command.

May 1, 2019 07:44 PM
Brewers' Jacob Barnes: Late call for start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes will start Wednesday's game against the Rockies, Adam McCalvy of reports.

Scheduled starter Chase Anderson was a late scratch due to a cut on his right middle finger, opening the door for Barnes to make his first career start. The 29-year-old will likely throw an inning or two before turning things over to the rest of the bullpen.

April 19, 2019 11:04 AM
Brewers' Jacob Barnes: Getting job done
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes tossed a scoreless inning out of the bullpen in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

Barnes allowed three earned runs in his first outing of the season, but he has been stellar since, tossing 6.2 innings over six appearances and giving up just one hit while posting an 8:1 K:BB. He has worked mainly in low-leverage situations thus far, which limits his appeal in fantasy leagues.

April 1, 2019 01:20 PM
Brewers' Jacob Barnes: Notches first win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes picked up his first win of the season in Sunday's victory over the Cardinals.

Barnes was summoned to pitch the top of the ninth inning Sunday with the Brewers trailing by one; following a scoreless frame, he was credited with the win after Christian Yelich and the Brewers walked off the Cardinals in the bottom of the ninth. Barnes has pitched twice this season, both in situations where the Brewers were trailing, which -- even in a bullpen with as fluid as anyone's -- suggests he is not in the mix for saves at the moment.

March 26, 2019 07:16 PM
Brewers' Jacob Barnes: In line to make Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes is in line to break camp with the Brewers, according to Adam McCalvy of, after the club's decision to option fellow reliever Jake Petricka on Tuesday.

Barnes was competing for a roster spot with a number of pitchers without an option left, which made him more vulnerable to being sent down. However, the Brewers chose to send down another pitcher who would not be exposed to waivers -- Petricka -- and keep Barnes instead. While Barnes was close to the cut line, he could actually play a key role for the Brewers out of the gate if the club does not add another reliever before Opening Day. Manager Craig Counsell needs to identify late-inning options with fellow relievers Corey Knebel (elbow) and Jeremy Jeffress (shoulder) expected to open the season on the injured list, and Counsell lined up his bullpen in Monday's exhibition game to use Barnes in the eighth inning in a game the Brewers led by just one run before going off for four runs in the top of the frame. Josh Hader -- who pitched earlier in Monday's contest, presumably to face big-league hitters -- is the top option for saves in the bullpen early on, and Taylor Williams -- who entered Monday's game after Barnes -- looks to be option No. 2, but Barnes, based on Monday's usage and his quality spring results (2.45 ERA, 12:1 K:BB over 7.1 innings), could be next in line.

March 25, 2019 11:08 AM
Brewers' Jacob Barnes: In position for roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes threw a scoreless inning in Saturday's split-squad game against the Royals.

Barnes has posted a 2.84 ERA this spring by allowing two earned runs over 6.1 innings, but that number is a bit misleading, as he did give up five unearned runs as well. Regardless, he did have a good spring in the K:BB department, punching out 10 batters while issuing just one base on balls. He has not officially won a roster spot just yet, but if he does, he could find himself working in key spots early, as manager Craig Counsell will be looking to fill the void created by injuries to Corey Knebel (elbow) and Jeremy Jeffress (shoulder), and he has used Barnes in that role before. While the bulk of the holds came in 2017, Barnes accumulated four saves and 28 holds over the last two years for the Brewers.

March 15, 2019 12:12 PM
Brewers' Jacob Barnes: Good results this spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes allowed two unearned runs over 0.2 innings in Thursday's spring game against the Angels.

Barnes is competing for a spot in the Brewers' bullpen and has had an interesting spring, posting a 5:1 K:BB and allowing just one earned run over 3.2 innings (2.45 ERA), but also giving up three unearned runs. He has been effective enough and is experienced enough to break camp with the big club, but the Brewers have numerous pitchers who are out of options while Barnes has one remaining, which certainly will not work in his favor when decision time comes.

September 26, 2018 10:36 AM
Brewers' Jacob Barnes: Tosses clean frame in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes tossed a scoreless ninth inning in Tuesday's 12-4 victory over the Cardinals.

Tuesday's game was well out of reach when Barnes entered the game, but he still locked up the victory without issue. It's been an up-and-down season for Barnes, who owns a 1.51 ERA over his 48 appearances, but he has done a good job keeping runs off the board, posting a 3.35 ERA overall and a 2.38 ERA since the All-Star break.

August 30, 2018 11:36 AM
Brewers' Jacob Barnes: Called up from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday.

Barnes has pitched in 41 games this year for the Brewers, posting a 3.61 ERA and 1.51 WHIP with an 8.9 K/9 across 42.1 innings. Following Wednesday's extra-inning affair, Barnes will provide a fresh arm in Milwaukee's bullpen for the series finale in Cincinnati.

Situational Stats
vs Minnesota 2.102 7.71011
vs LHB 13.000 2.0801012
vs RHB 19.200 10.9801220
Last 7 Games
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Pitching Stats
2016MIL01 2.702700011 26.2249810626
2017MIL34 4.007300027 72.0573532833380
2018MIL01 3.334900024 48.2512418402347
2019MIL-KC15 7.443310000 32.2363027702232
2020KC00 ---0000000.00000000
Total 411 4.25182100512 180.0168988520384185
Batting Stats
2016MIL27000000000 --- --- ---
2017MIL730000010001.000 --- ---
2018MIL49000000000 --- --- ---
2019MIL-KC33000000000 --- --- ---
Total 1820000010001.000 --- ---
Fielding Stats
2016MILP27062310 .833
2017MILP7302071031 .850
2018MILP490136430 .769
Total  182145162271 .844
More Pitching Stats
2016MIL12525 1.1211002 .245106 10.1 .3270
2017MIL47754 1.6141106 .215304 11.6 .3585
2018MIL25541 1.4671004 .266217 13.7 .3802
2019MIL-KC14228 1.5720003 .265160 16.0 .4780
2020KC000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 8199148 1.481431015 .243787 12.8 .3847
Minor League Pitching Stats
2011R-Helena Brewers21 2.17180002 29.0257732643
2012AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat47 3.84257003 93.28746401024683
2013AFA-Brevard County Manat96 3.082114100105.1984336633666
2014AFA-Brevard County Manat00 1.2330000 7.13111008
2014AA-Huntsville Stars26 4.262321000105.29457509103875
2015AA-Biloxi Shuckers45 3.36396000 75.0743228223084
2016AAA-Colorado Springs Sky21 1.21170001 22.1143310723
2016AA-Biloxi Shuckers00 0.0030000 2.22000004

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St Petersburg, FL
Los Angeles Angels

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