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Birth Date2-27-1996
Height5' 10"
Weight190 lbs
Age20 years, 7 months, 0 days
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2013 BLJ Rk 44 194 .308 .247 .322 .353 .000 .375 100 10.5 5.8 2.5 0.1 1.4 20.3 2.0 20.3 2.0
2013 BLU Rk 15 58 .208 .230 .303 .346 .000 .275 103 -3.4 1.8 0.8 -1.2 -1.3 -2.1 -0.3 -2.1 -0.3
2014 VAN A- 73 328 .314 .263 .335 .380 .000 .378 99 18.5 9.2 3.5 -4.5 2.9 34.1 3.1 34.1 3.1
2015 STO A+ 90 364 .318 .258 .323 .400 .000 .337 95 21.2 9.8 4.1 -14.6 0.6 35.7 2.3 35.7 2.3
2016 MID AA 119 507 .274 .253 .317 .382 .263 .330 104 7 13.7 3.7 -14.2 3.1 27.5 1.4 27.5 1.4
2016 NAS AAA 4 18 .403 .278 .356 .423 .293 .417 78 2.7 0.5 0.2 -0.2 -0.0 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 BLJ Rk 194 30 52 16 6 4 19 13 42 10 4 .299 .368 .529 .230 .308 20.3 0.1 2.0
2013 BLU Rk 58 4 11 5 1 0 7 2 14 0 2 .204 .259 .333 .130 .208 -2.1 -1.2 -0.3
2014 VAN A- 328 65 90 23 4 6 61 26 64 29 5 .311 .384 .481 .170 .314 34.1 -4.5 3.1
2015 STO A+ 364 50 102 22 3 13 47 15 67 8 3 .302 .333 .500 .198 .318 35.7 -14.6 2.3
2016 NAS AAA 18 2 6 0 1 1 3 0 4 0 2 .353 .389 .647 .294 .403 3.4 -0.2 0.3
2016 MID AA 507 63 130 25 3 10 50 36 90 30 15 .281 .340 .413 .132 .274 27.5 -14.2 1.4

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2016-09-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's your best guess as to when Franklin Barreto arrives in the majors? And will it be with A's or will they trade him off in they are in contention next year ala Addison Russell?
(JM from CT)
I'm horrible at guessing these, but I'd assume next year. AAA at the point in the year he moved up seems to me to be a "let's see if he can sustain it" gamble heading into 2017. If he keeps hitting in camp, I can't imagine they leave him down any longer than service time would dictate.

That said, will he start? I'm not sure -- I'd assume if he was up, he'd be up to play, but I've been wrong there too. The luster kind of wore off Marcus Semien, but he's still a contributor, and I doubt the A's are looking to move on from him incredibly quickly. That said, Joey Wendle might be more of a bench piece, and if they're competitive, they might want to have Barreto and Semien play together in the middle infield by moving Semien to 2nd. I could definitely see it.

Also, here's my sports radio guy coming out: no way they do another high profile SS trade any time soon after Russell. Beane seemed to have worked out an exciting Cal-League mirage trading loophole, but that one bit him very badly. (Trevor Strunk)
2016-09-26 20:00:00 (link to chat)When does Franklin Barreto emerge from the minors and take the starting shortstop position with the A's? And/or when does he get traded so the A's can contend as a season winds down? See Addison Russell
(JM from CT)
I love Franklin Barreto and consistently rank him higher than most of my colleagues. That said, it does seem like it takes him a while to adjust to each new level after each promotion, so patience is in order. If you made me pick a month when he becomes an everyday major league shortstop and keeps the job for an extended period of time, I'd pick July 2018. He might get a shot or two at the gig before then, but he could relinquish the position if he's slow to adjust to MLB pitching. I think it's highly unlikely that the A's will trade him before he plays a few years for him in the majors, but then again, I didn't think they'd trade Josh Donaldson when they did, either, so what do I know? (Scooter Hotz)
2016-08-24 20:00:00 (link to chat)Rank you top 5 fantasy SS's over the next 3 years.
(Dave from Boston)
1. Corey Seager, 2. Carlos Correa, 3. Xander Bogaerts, 4. Francisco Lindor, 5. Addison Russell. If you started the clock three years from now, or moved the time frame a few years farther out, I'd probably find a way to get Franklin Barreto on that list. I love that dude. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-08-24 20:00:00 (link to chat)#1 Prospect in 2018, 2019 and 2020?
(Mike from NYC)
2018: Victor Robles
2019: Franklin Barreto (see?)
2020: Isan DIaz (Scooter Hotz)
2016-08-24 20:00:00 (link to chat)NEXT big prospect nobody is talking about?
(Dan from DC)
If Franklin Barreto qualifies, then Franklin Barreto. This is the third time I'm saying it in this chat, but I love Franklin Barreto. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-07-05 19:00:00 (link to chat)Has Franklin Barreto been over-hyped? His TL numbers are mediocre. Has he been battling nagging injuries or are TL scouts still bullish on him?
(CUBBIE BEAR from CHI-TOWN)
I don't have any specifics on Barreto, but he's young enough that it's definitely too early to write him off. (Kate Morrison)
2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is Franklin Barreto a top 10 prospect by midseason? Or is that above his ceiling?
( Billy B from Oakland)
Hey there Billy. That DePodesta thing in Cleveland is crazy right??? Um...Barreto is getting close to that already given the glut of elite prospects that reached the Majors last season. He's not near the level of someone like J.P. Crawford tho. I'd put him, Rodgers, Turner, Swanson, Anderson and Arcia ahead of him at the position just off the top of my head. Gleyber Torres is in the mix there too. (George Bissell)
2015-12-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Of the following crew of current shortstops how many, if any, can stick at the position: Franklin Barreto, Chad Pinder, Yairo Munoz, Richie Martin, and Mikey White?
(Jack from San Jose )
This is a GREAT question. We are starting this chat off with a GREAT question. I would say all but Pinder have a realistic chance of staying at shortstop. If I was betting on which ones would, however, I'd say Martin and Barreto. Pinder will play it as a utility guy, and the same to White, but I can't see it regularly. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)I need help understanding the Brett Lawrie trade. While he is no Josh Donadlson (cough), he is a 2-3 WAR 3B with some upside, and pretty cheap. Beane traded him off for 2 middling prospects, in order to clear space for.....Jed Lowrie and Danny Valencia?
(Q-Ball from Chicago)
I'm not sure I'm the one to help you, as I found that move puzzling to say the least as well. The team touched on it a little in the TA yesterday, but given the prospect return Oakland got it's tough to not see the Donaldson trade as anything but an unmitigated disaster at this point. Looooot of pressure on Franklin Barreto, who I like a good bit but...doesn't look like Josh Donaldson 2.0. http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=28038 (Wilson Karaman)
2015-09-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)So this year has been pretty terrible for A's fans. Billy Beane dealt the first legit offensive star in Josh Donaldson this team has had since Miguel Tejada, and he got pennies on the dollar (fingers crossed on Franklin Barreto!). Then we saw Jesse Hahn go down with a serious injury and I think he may be sidelined permanently. So give me some good news about the farm. Sean Manaea and Dillon Overton -- thoughts? How about Renato Nunez and Matt Olson? Is Matt Chapman anything other than a Stockton mirage?
(Ted from San Jose)
Still shaking my head at the Donaldson trade. I liked pretty much all the pieces the A's got back... but they aren't guys you trade a star 3B for. Really like Manaea. He's a dude. Going to be perfect middle rotation/3 SP in Oakland. Not sure the fastball command will be there for anything more than that though. Great park for his skill set, too. And man... personality is a perfect fit for the A's. Great get. Overton wasn't throwing very hard last I heard. Have to see where the health is there, but he's got some potential. My reports on the other guys are pretty dated. I wasn't a big fan of Olson. (Al Skorupa)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Strictly in your opinion, can you rate these SS on their potential upside, and are there sizable gaps anywhere in the rankings? Jorge Mateo, Javier Guerra, Gleybar Torres, Adrian Rondon, Gilbert Lara (3B bound) and Franklin Barreto. Thanks
(Flanders from Springfield)
Torres, Barreto, Mateo, Lara, Guerra, and Rondon. I think there's a gap between Torres/Barreto and the rest of those guys. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Chad Pinder get the next shot at SS in Oakland the way Semien has kicked the ball around ? Pinder himself has 15 errors already so do you think he has to move off SS ?
(Curt from Stockton, Cal)
I don't think Billy Beane knows what his roster is going to look like in a week, much less next season. Franklin Barreto is the guy long-term at short in Oakland for my money. (George Bissell)
2015-07-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Billy Bean situation and stuff, but do you think Franklin Barreto's becoming an untouchable prospect? He's been a beast this year.
(David from Oakland)
I've heard some serious reports on Barreto and he's about to be one of the break out prospects of the year. Serious dude. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-07-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Ooooh, Franklin Barreto talk makes me excited! What confused me though is the lack of steals, is that just an aberration? Also, does he stick at SS?
(Tim from SD)
Last one, I think the stolen bases come back. Barreto has the arm for short but I think he's a CF long term. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)We're 50-some games into the season, and Josh Donaldson has a slash of .316/.375/.606 overall while Brett Lawrie is hitting .265/.295/.376. Kendall Graveman has charitably been uneven. Sean Nolin is coming back from an injury. Franklin Barreto can't even hit in Stockton. Why did Billy Beane sell so low on Donaldson, who would look really great in a lineup that has hit lefties to the tune of .226/.308/.323 this season? I feel like we haven't gotten the whole story on this trade.
(John from San Francisco)
Well, there were some rumors of disrespect on Donaldson's part that ended up making it into the mainstream media, so I can't imagine Beane was too torn up about seeing Donaldson go at the time.

It was a bad decision even if you're rosy as hell on Barreto. I did wonder if Beane saw something in Nolin and Graveman that he liked but neither player is going to make up the difference one Josh Donaldson makes. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-04-06 20:15:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Richard Urena going to full season ball. Do you think him and Gordon could be the best low-A short stops in the minors?
(Mike from NY)
I don't have a firm read on Urena beyond that he's interesting and I plan on finding out more. I still think he's behind guys like Amed Rosario and Franklin Barreto, though Gordon definitely factors in quite highly, there. (Craig Goldstein)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for the chat, Jordan! Please rank the following middle infield prospects by their offensive potential: Daniel Robertson, Tim Anderson, Dilson Herrera, Trea Turner, Alen Hanson, and Franklin Barreto.
(Dennis from LA)
A lot of these guys are really, really close. Man. Anderson, Robertson, Barreto, Herrera, Turner, Hanson, but the middle few guys are definitely in the same tier. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Does Franklin Barreto profile better as a 2B or CF? And what's the upside in his bat?
(Giles from Murin)
I like Barreto better in center field, as I think there's enough instincts and speed to play well at the position. Going back to a late-night debate with Jason Parks in Arizona last spring, I have a natural affinity for the center field profile over the second base profile, and with that, I would prefer to see Barreto shift to that position if he can't handle shortstop. Offensively, Barreto has a chance to contribute across the board, which when combined with an up-the-middle profile, is extremely valuable. (Mark Anderson)
2015-03-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which prospects ranked in BP's 2015 top 50-101 have the best chance of vaulting into the top 10 or 20 for 2016?
(GLK from Boston)
I like Sean Manaea most for this category. Nods to Jeff Hoffman, Alex Jackson, Franklin Barreto. (Sam Miller)
2014-12-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Josh Donaldson had 4 years before free agency, and the A's got an adequate, injury prone replacement in Brett Lawrie, a pair of soft-tossers in Sean Nolin and Kendall Graveman, and an infielder who is years away from contributing in Franklin Barreto. Then they dealt Brandon Moss for a 24-year old second baseman who just got to Double-A in Joey Wendle. And before that, they signed DH Billy Butler to a three-year deal. Why sell off Donaldson and Moss for such paltry returns? Why bring in Butler if you're going to rebuild? What is Billy Beane doing?
(John from San Francisco)
I think, emphasize think, I could come up with explanations on each of these moves on their own. But combined, they really throw me for a loop. I'm struggling to come up with an answer that's not far-fetched... We've been programmed to trust Beane, but it looks like he went all in last summer, which I loved and now he realizes that if he doesn't try and get some long-term assets for his club, it could go down the tubes quickly. I get that thought process, I'm not sure I see these moves being the best execution. Adding Butler to the mix almost feels like they changed their minds as to how to approach the offseason a few weeks into the process. Perplexing... (Sahadev Sharma)
2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)Do the A's plan on trying to keep Franklin Barreto at SS. His numbers looked pretty good last year, is he someone that could be a top 50 prospect by this time next year?
(Harrison from Cali)
There's always a dream that your top flight prospects are going to stay at shortstop, simply because other than catcher it is probably the most difficult position to find impact offensive talent on a regular basis. Barreto should continue to get a chance while he's in the low minors, but the actions just weren't that natural for me and I think by the time he hits the upper levels he will be moving to center field. (Mark Anderson)
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)What have you heard on Franklin Barreto? He is 18 year old shortstop, in low A, and hit .311 with 6 HR and stole 29 bases in 79 games. Also is JaCoby Jones a guy to keep an eye on? I mean he is college guy in A, but 23 HR and 17 SB ca't be ignored. But A seems low for a college guy and he hasn't exact moved fast. Thanks Ben.
(Matt from Cambridge)
Both are legit fantasy prospects at this point, to be sure. Jones is probably the safer bet to reach the majors, but Barreto has the higher upside, and thatís who I prefer. Youíre going to have to wait a while, but you could be left with a quality starting fantasy shortstop. (Ben Carsley)
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks C.J. Could you rank these prospects in terms of ceiling: Nomar Mazara, Franklin Barreto, and Manuel Margot.
(Keith from Manchester, CT)
In the order you have them, in my opinion. (CJ Wittmann)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ranking highest upside, bat only... Aaron Judge, Rio Ruiz, Lewis Brinson, Renato Nunez, Dalton Pompey, and Franklin Barreto?
(MP from Kentucky)
Pure upside: Brinson, Judge, Pompey, Ruiz, Barreto, Nunez (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)Is Franklin Barreto starting to climb up the prospect rankings, any chance he is a top 101 guy at the end of the year?
(JB from CT)
Barreto has been in the discussion for the 101, and I'm sure he'll be in the discussion again this year. Will be a stretch to stick at SS, but even in CF, has some tools to impact the game. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Amed Rosario or Franklin Barreto?
(SK from Boston)
Rosario. He's going to stick at SS, whereas Barreto is a CF long term. I like both guys quite a bit, but the early reports on Rosario are excellent. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)What's the latest Franklin Barreto buzzbuzzbuzz?
(Esteban from South Jersey)
He's in extended ST. The buzz is muted until short-season starts. (Jason Parks)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are you hearing on Franklin Barreto? Is the bat legit?
(Drew from Chicago)
I think so absolutely. The hands are ridiculous at the plate and there's too much natural ability there for him not to hit in my opinion. (Mark Anderson)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'll go ahead and apologize for the blatant fantasy question, but in a medium-deep keeper league looking for lottery tickets, which one of Gabriel Guerrero, Manuel Margot, Franklin Barreto, Amed Rosario, and Ronald Guzman would you want?
(Rob from Alaska)
You can't really go wrong with any of them if you're looking for lottery tickets. I've been particularly impressed with the reports on Rosario, but my eyes tell me Margot might be the guy I'd put my money on. (Mark Anderson)


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