Brian Deon Barton...resides in Los Angeles...took part in RBI program as a youth...graduated from Westchester High School...
attended the University of Miami where he tied for the team lead in batting average his junior year (.371) and was named to the College
World Series All-Tournament team...was an aerospace engineering major at Miami and has one more semester to complete his
degree...interned at Boeing in the satellite systems department in El Segundo.2009Appeared in a combined 124 games at the Triple-A level Memphis (Cardinals) and Gwinnett (Braves), hitting .254 with seven home
runs and 47 RBI...Began the season in the Cardinals' organization, batting .107 (3-for-28) in 10 games for Memphis...Traded from St. Louis to Atlanta for RHP Blair Boyer on April 20 and assigned to Gwinnett...Hit .266 (98-for-369) in 114 games for Gwinnett following the trade...Recalled by Atlanta on June 3, making one appearance for the Braves as a pinch-runner on June 3 vs. Chicago (NL) and was caught
stealing...optioned to Gwinnett on June 4...Batted .290 (54-for-186) in 58 road games and hit .323 (32-for-99) with the count in his favor.2008Rookie outfielder proved to be fine contributor off the bench after being tabbed in Rule 5 Draft.
... His .289 BA (11-38) as PHer ranked 15th in NL. He led the team in both pinch hits and pinch AB's. Collected 1st ML hit with
pinch-single 4/1 vs. COL.
... He was one of three N.L. batters to hit for a pinch-hit cycle (1B, 2B, 3B & HR) in 2008.
... Cards went 17-13 in games he started. Made first ML start 4/4 vs. WSH & was 2-4 with 2B to lead-off game.
... Had 2 hits & 2 RBI on 4/11 at SF & threw out runner at the plate.
... Hit his first ML HR 5/27 vs. HOU, a pinch HR in the 5th off S.Chacon.
... Was placed on the disabled list twice; 7/6-8/14 (fractured right wrist) and 8/25-9/9 (right oblique).
... Appeared in 19 games at Memphis (AAA) during injury rehab assignment and batted .260 with 3 HR's & 11 RBI.2007Spent most of his season at Double-A Akron before an August transfer to Triple-A Buffalo.
His .314 Akron batting average ranked second-highest among Eastern League players.
Was hit-by-pitch a league-leading 28 times. His 30 combined HBP ranked second among all minor league players.
After hitting .303 in April and .284 in May, his average climbed each month increasing to .323 in June, .336 in July and .357 in
his three games at Akron in August.
Hit .336 (43-for-128) at Akron with runners on in scoring position.
Had a 12-game hitting streak 7/13-25 in which he had 18 hits in 49 at-bats (.367 avg.).
After his promotion to Buffalo, hit .273 in August (21-for-77).
Had surgery on his right knee in September to clean up an injury suffered on Opening Day of the 2006 season.
Was selected by the Cardinals in the Rule 5 draft on 12/6.2006Began his season at Kinston (A) and was promoted to
Akron (AA) on 7/20...was named to the Carolina League regular
and post-season All Star teams...led the Carolina League in
slugging pct. (.515)...led the Indians player development system
in hits (144) and runs scored (88)...ranked second in the Indians'
farm system in batting average (.323), third in stolen bases (41)
and fourth in home runs (19) and RBI (83)...was named the fifth-best
prospect in the Indians organization by Baseball America.2005Finished second in the Carolina League in triples with six...
had second highest average (.300) and stole fourth-most bases
(20) of any Indians minor leaguer.