The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced they have selected outfielder Barrett Barnes in the supplemental round with the 45th overall selection in the annual First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Joe DelliCarri, Pirates Director of Scouting.
As a junior this year at Texas Tech University, Barnes hit .325 (67-for-206) with 17 doubles, six
triples, nine home runs, 49 RBI, 53 runs scored and 19 stolen bases in 55 games. He was rated
by Baseball America as the 21st-best position player available in the draft. The same publication
also tabbed him as having the “Best Raw Power” in the Big 12 this season.
In his career at Texas Tech, Barnes became only the second player in school history to bat .300,
record 500 at bats, score 150 runs, collect 200 hits, 50 doubles, 30 home runs, 100 RBI, 100 walks
and 50 stolen bases, joining Texas Tech alum Clint Bryant from 1993-96.
He ranks fifth in school history in doubles (51), runs (171) and total bases (371), sixth in walks
(113), seventh in at bats (637), ninth in home runs (33) and tied for ninth in hits (203). He also
became the fourth player in school history to earn All-Big 12 honors in three consecutive seasons;
he was second-team in 2010 and first-team in both 2011 and 2012.
In his first year at Texas Tech, he was named the Big 12 Freshman-of-the-Year after hitting .341
(74-for-217) with 19 doubles, 14 home runs, 53 RBI, a .641 slugging percentage and a .465 onbase