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Portrait of Scott Barnes

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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
36.7 4.65 1.33 27 2 1 1 -0.1
Birth Date9-5-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight200 lbs
Age29 years, 5 months, 15 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.12013
2014
2015
2016
-0.12017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2012 CLE MLB 16 0 19.0 0 0 0 17 7 16 1 .266 101 8.1 3.3 0.5 7.6 39% .291 .241 1.26 3.63 4.26 106 5.26 112.0 -0.1
2013 CLE MLB 6 0 8.7 0 1 1 8 3 10 3 .268 99 8.3 3.1 3.1 10.4 43% .250 .326 1.27 7.00 7.27 101 4.06 104.5 0.1
CareerMLB22027.70112510264.2671008.13.31.38.541%.280.2681.274.685.201044.88109.6-0.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2008 AUG A 6 6 32.7 3 2 0 15 7 41 0 .258 100 4.1 1.9 0.0 11.3 39% .194 .167 0.67 1.70 1.38 83 1.86 81.5
2008 SLO A- 2 1 5.7 0 0 0 6 1 11 0 .271 99 9.5 1.6 0.0 17.4 31% .462 .245 1.23 0.19 4.74 78 2.16 80.2
2008 GIA Rk 3 0 5.3 0 1 0 3 4 11 0 .258 96 5.1 6.8 0.0 18.7 57% .429 .240 1.32 2.19 3.40 83 2.56 59.0
2009 KIN A+ 3 3 12.7 0 0 0 14 6 10 1 .253 106 9.9 4.3 0.7 7.1 30% .333 .257 1.57 4.23 2.13 115 6.18 112.9
2009 SJO A+ 18 18 98.0 12 3 0 82 29 99 7 .261 99 7.5 2.7 0.6 9.1 44% .292 .221 1.13 3.84 2.85 92 3.44 97.3
2009 AKR AA 6 6 31.7 2 2 0 35 14 29 7 .270 99 9.9 4.0 2.0 8.2 30% .306 .290 1.55 5.69 5.68 99 4.08 101.2
2010 AKR AA 26 26 138.0 6 11 0 126 58 127 15 .259 106 8.2 3.8 1.0 8.3 44% .285 .250 1.33 4.39 5.22 105 5.27 108.7
2010 PEJ Wnt 7 7 24.7 4 1 0 23 7 28 0 .000 8.4 2.6 0.0 10.2 0% .359 .000 1.21 2.94 3.64 0 0.00 0.0
2011 AKR AA 2 2 11.0 1 0 0 5 2 17 0 .274 86 4.1 1.6 0.0 13.9 60% .250 .134 0.64 0.86 1.64 64 1.42 76.2
2011 COH AAA 16 15 88.0 7 4 0 80 34 90 12 .257 104 8.2 3.5 1.2 9.2 43% .292 .245 1.30 4.23 3.68 92 3.64 96.1
2012 CLE MLB 16 0 19.0 0 0 0 17 7 16 1 .266 101 8.1 3.3 0.5 7.6 39% .291 .241 1.26 3.63 4.26 106 5.26 112.0
2012 COH AAA 31 3 52.0 2 3 2 37 23 67 1 .255 110 6.4 4.0 0.2 11.6 44% .288 .226 1.15 2.39 3.98 73 1.61 70.8
2013 CLE MLB 6 0 8.7 0 1 1 8 3 10 3 .268 99 8.3 3.1 3.1 10.4 43% .250 .326 1.27 7.00 7.27 101 4.06 104.5
2013 COH AAA 23 0 27.7 3 3 0 30 20 35 4 .257 101 9.8 6.5 1.3 11.4 38% .371 .294 1.81 4.83 7.81 111 7.04 125.4
2013 CLE Rk 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 .252 98 27.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 33% .400 .502 3.00 17.00 27.00 101 4.76 108.0
2014 COH AAA 25 1 31.7 3 2 0 22 16 35 3 .253 107 6.3 4.5 0.9 9.9 53% .237 .231 1.20 3.99 3.69 88 3.69 98.0
2015 NHP AA 30 6 58.0 2 6 1 72 15 49 8 .261 104 11.2 2.3 1.2 7.6 37% .360 .299 1.50 4.35 5.59 96 4.99 107.1
2015 BUF AAA 3 0 4.3 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 .246 94 2.1 0.0 0.0 6.2 83% .083 .100 0.23 1.77 0.00 95 3.79 100.3
2016 IOW AAA 9 2 16.7 1 3 0 21 10 18 3 .268 97 11.3 5.4 1.6 9.7 32% .383 .340 1.86 5.70 7.02 103 4.39 103.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2012 337 0.4540 0.4214 0.6690 0.5294 0.3315 0.8395 0.4426 0.3310
2013 140 0.4786 0.4357 0.7213 0.5970 0.2877 0.8250 0.5238 0.2787
Career4770.46120.42560.68440.54920.31860.83520.46640.3156

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-28 2014-09-01 Minors 65 0 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi -
2013-08-30 2013-10-03 60-DL 34 29 Left Wrist Recovery From Previous Injury Sprain - -
2013-07-03 2013-08-30 Minors 58 0 Left Wrist Sprain - -
2011-07-11 2011-09-21 Minors 72 0 - Knee Surgery ACL - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CHN $
2015 TOR $
2014 CLE $
2013 CLE $
2012 CLE $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 112 d1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Chicago Cubs 12/18/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Toronto 3/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 3/27/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/14. Acquired by Baltimore in trade 11/26/14 after being DFA by Cleveland 11/22/14. Claimed by Texas off waivers from Baltimore 12/8/14. Claimed by Toronto off waivers 12/23/14 after being DFA by Texas 12/16/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4936M (2013). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/11/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Cleveland 11/18/11. Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/12.
  • Acquired in trade from San Francisco 7/27/09 (Ryan Garko deal).
  • Drafted 2008 (8-237) (St. John's). $0.1M signing bonus.

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.4 1.3 1.4 33 3 51.1 42 17 37 6 .240 1.15 3.83 0 4.3 0.5
80o 2.1 1.2 1.1 29 2 45.0 39 17 33 6 .254 1.24 4.22 0 1.9 0.2
70o 1.8 1.1 1 26 2 40.7 38 16 30 5 .264 1.31 4.51 0 0.3 0.0
60o 1.6 1 0.9 24 2 37.2 36 15 27 5 .273 1.37 4.76 0 -0.8 -0.1
50o 1.5 0.9 0.8 22 2 33.9 34 14 25 5 .281 1.43 5.00 0 -1.6 -0.2
40o 1.3 0.8 0.7 20 2 30.8 32 14 22 5 .289 1.49 5.24 0 -2.3 -0.2
30o 1.1 0.7 0.6 18 1 27.5 30 13 20 4 .298 1.55 5.50 0 -2.9 -0.3
20o 1 0.6 0.5 15 1 23.7 27 11 17 4 .309 1.63 5.81 0 -3.3 -0.4
10o 0.7 0.5 0.4 12 1 18.7 23 10 14 3 .323 1.75 6.26 0 -3.6 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.40.90.821233.23314245.2791.414.960-1.4-0.2

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201830322463746635721137.3001.374.645.338.14.38.81.3-0.1
20193121137259502762737.3001.304.124.737.64.19.41.10.3
20203221134255492857737.3131.414.415.078.14.69.41.20.1
20213321132250462352837.3121.374.535.208.24.19.31.40.0
20223432250379683277937.2971.263.954.547.73.68.71.00.6
202335322473757135691037.3131.414.515.188.54.28.31.20.0
202436000406748137.3921.834.955.6810.56.012.01.5-0.0

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 85)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Mike Burns 2008 0.00 DNP
2 91 Ben Howard 2008 0.00 DNP
3 91 Adalberto Mendez 2011 0.00 DNP
4 90 Brian Sanches 2008 8.18
5 90 Victor Marte 2010 9.76
6 90 Cesar Jimenez 2014 1.69
7 90 Carlos Muniz 2010 0.00 DNP
8 89 Steven Jackson 2011 0.00 DNP
9 89 Josh Zeid 2016 0.00 DNP
10 89 Juan Perez 2008 0.00 DNP
11 89 Pedro Figueroa 2015 0.00 DNP
12 88 Travis Hughes 2007 0.00 DNP
13 88 John Ennis 2009 0.00 DNP
14 88 Frank Brooks 2008 0.00 DNP
15 88 Andrew Sisco 2012 0.00 DNP
16 87 Tyler Sturdevant 2015 0.00 DNP
17 87 Brian Gordon 2008 2.25
18 87 Dalier Hinojosa 2015 1.09
19 87 Jonah Bayliss 2010 0.00 DNP
20 86 Josh Perrault 2011 0.00 DNP
21 86 Matt Yourkin 2011 0.00 DNP
22 86 Fu-Te Ni 2012 0.00 DNP
23 86 Jon Huber 2011 0.00 DNP
24 86 Dirk Hayhurst 2010 0.00 DNP
25 86 Chris Hatcher 2014 3.38
26 86 Bobby LaFromboise 2015 1.12
27 86 Rocky Cherry 2009 0.00 DNP
28 86 Ben Julianel 2009 0.00 DNP
29 86 Ryan Meaux 2008 0.00 DNP
30 86 Shane Youman 2009 0.00 DNP
31 86 Pedro Viola 2012 0.00 DNP
32 86 Carmen Cali 2008 0.00 DNP
33 85 Justin James 2011 0.00 DNP
34 85 Levale Speigner 2010 0.00 DNP
35 85 Ryan Houston 2009 0.00 DNP
36 85 Tim Corcoran 2007 6.75
37 85 Pat Venditte 2014 0.00 DNP
38 85 Brent Leach 2012 0.00 DNP
39 85 Austin Adams 2016 9.87
40 85 Willie Eyre 2008 0.00 DNP
41 85 Tim Norton 2012 0.00 DNP
42 85 Wilkins Arias 2010 0.00 DNP
43 85 James Fuller 2016 0.00 DNP
44 85 Matt Childers 2008 0.00 DNP
45 85 Jim Hoey 2012 0.00 DNP
46 85 Chia-Jen Lo 2015 0.00 DNP
47 85 Josh Judy 2015 0.00 DNP
48 85 Thomas Diamond 2012 0.00 DNP
49 85 Chris Smith 2010 5.40
50 84 Bryce Stowell 2016 0.00 DNP
51 84 Agustin Montero 2007 0.00 DNP
52 84 A.J. Murray 2011 0.00 DNP
53 84 Geoff Geary 2006 3.35
54 84 Jake Woods 2011 0.00 DNP
55 84 Sandy Rosario 2015 0.00 DNP
56 84 Jim Miller 2011 2.57
57 84 Jack Taschner 2007 5.40
58 84 Chris Piersoll 2007 0.00 DNP
59 84 Dale Thayer 2010 27.00
60 84 Mike Zagurski 2012 5.79
61 84 Matt White 2007 0.00 DNP
62 84 Kazuhito Tadano 2009 0.00 DNP
63 84 Kenny Faulk 2016 0.00 DNP
64 84 Jim Ed Warden 2008 0.00 DNP
65 84 Matt Smith 2008 0.00 DNP
66 84 Sung-Ki Jung 2009 0.00 DNP
67 84 Brandon Sisk 2015 0.00 DNP
68 84 Trystan Magnuson 2014 0.00 DNP
69 84 Andrew Russell 2013 0.00 DNP
70 84 Jeremy Horst 2015 0.00 DNP
71 84 Bobby Seay 2007 2.33
72 84 Cody Satterwhite 2016 0.00 DNP
73 83 Scott Dunn 2007 0.00 DNP
74 83 Joe Horgan 2006 0.00 DNP
75 83 Francisco Felix 2013 0.00 DNP
76 83 Cole Kimball 2015 0.00 DNP
77 83 Rafael Martin 2013 0.00 DNP
78 83 Josh Rupe 2012 0.00 DNP
79 83 Matt Daley 2011 10.50
80 83 Nick Hill 2014 0.00 DNP
81 83 Scott Maine 2014 0.00 DNP
82 83 Bill White 2008 18.00
83 83 C.C. Lee 2016 0.00 DNP
84 83 Brian Omogrosso 2013 9.92
85 83 Deunte Heath 2015 0.00 DNP
86 83 Darin Downs 2014 5.71
87 83 Scott Chiasson 2007 0.00 DNP
88 83 Clay Zavada 2013 0.00 DNP
89 82 T.J. Beam 2010 0.00 DNP
90 82 Jerome Gamble 2009 0.00 DNP
91 82 Jeff Stevens 2013 0.00 DNP
92 82 Travis Webb 2014 0.00 DNP
93 82 Joe Torres 2012 0.00 DNP
94 82 Mike Hinckley 2012 0.00 DNP
95 82 Ron Flores 2009 0.00 DNP
96 82 Duke Welker 2015 0.00 DNP
97 82 Taylor Thompson 2016 0.00 DNP
98 82 Jon Adkins 2007 0.00
99 82 Joe Bisenius 2012 0.00 DNP
100 82 Victor Moreno 2008 0.00 DNP

Platoon

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Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 With a slider and changeup that look above average on his good days, Scott Barnes is still considered a potential major-league reliever despite a pedestrian fastball and a forgettable season ended by a wrist sprain.
2013 Barnes made the transition from starter to reliever last May, and he projects to be a pretty good one: nearly ready for the show at present. He won't overpower anyone with his fastball, which sits in the low-90s, but he features a hard, plus slider and a quality changeup that should allow him to retire batters from both sides of the plate. His 2012 sips of coffee could turn into gulps this year, and it wouldn't surprise to see him working the seventh or eighth innings for the Tribe within a year or two.
2012 In his first season at Triple-A, Scott Barnes, a lefty with a bit of deception in his delivery, pitched quite well. With an above-average fastball, a tight slider, and a change, Barnes could have a future as a back-end starter.
2010 Little did the Indians expect that no more monkeying around with General Garko would bring them a prospect as worthwhile as Barnes, but when Brian Sabean locks in, what's a team to do? Barnes may well end up another of the Tribe's seemingly limitless supply of low-velo lefties, but he can dial his heat into the low 90s at times, and he supports it with a plus change and quality curve. An eighth-round pick out of St. John's in '08, he's moving up fast, and in the right organization to make something of it.
2009 The Giants feel they got a steal in 2008 eighth-round pick Scott Barnes, a lefty out of St. John's who had no problems dominating in the full-season Sally League in his pro debut thanks to a three-pitch mix and an advanced feel for his craft.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 31, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bonder the Next OneR.J. Anderson2013-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 2, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 10th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 6th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 30, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 29, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Handicapping the Injury-Prone Pitchers of 2013Ben Lindbergh2012-12-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-11-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Indians Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-01-19
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Deadline Confusion Eric Seidman2010-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 9Kevin Goldstein2010-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 14Kevin Goldstein2010-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL ActionChristina Kahrl2009-12-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Major Moves RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-07-30


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)I like Willingham a lot. It seems like the Nats do too, so what do you think the Giants would have to part with to get him?
(Gregjitsu from Still Southern Cal)
Well, he won't be a free agent until 2012, so it will take more than it took to get Ryan Garko (which was Single A pitcher Scott Barnes, who was considered one of the team's better pitching prospects) but nothing along the lines of Bumgarner. Maybe someone like Henry Sosa. (Eric Seidman)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Scott Barnes has thrown 751 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (89mph) and Slider (82mph).