Brandon Barnes

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  • LF
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2"/210
  • Age: 29


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Brandon Barnes Stats

.251 2 17 4 .655

Brandon Barnes MLB Career Stats

.244 19 92 21 .652

Brandon Barnes Bio

  • Full Name: Brandon Michael Barnes
  • Nickname: Superman
  • Born: 5/15/1986 in Orange, CA
  • Draft: 2005, Houston Astros, 6th rd. (194th overall)
  • College: Cypress CC, CA
  • Debut: August 7, 2012
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2015 Stats 255 30 64 2 17 4 .251 .314 .655
MLB Career Stats 1053 121 257 19 92 21 .244 .293 .652
  • Status: Active

Brandon Barnes Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Rockies NL 281 149 87.74 223.15 -0.23 9.38 32.67
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.67 0.42 9.00 33.43


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September 26, 2015 at 12:31 AM ET

Rox's Barnes likely to miss rest of year

Rockies reserve outfielder Brandon Barnes likely will miss the rest of the season with a left hamstring strain, manager Walt Weiss said Friday.

August 27, 2015 at 12:04 AM ET

Barnes goes 3-for-4 with two-run long ball

Rockies outfielder Brandon Barnes went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, two runs scored and a double on Wednesday against the Braves.


Brandon Barnes Awards

MLBPAA Astros Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2013 Houston AL Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Houston NL
2012 Houston NL

TEX Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/16/2012 Corpus Christi TEX
04/23/2012 Corpus Christi TEX

CAL Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/10/2009 Lancaster CAL

Brandon Barnes Leaderboards

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2013 11 3rd in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2013 8 10th in AL

Brandon Barnes Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 20, 2015 Colorado Rockies recalled LF Brandon Barnes from Albuquerque Isotopes.
April 1, 2015 Colorado Rockies optioned RF Brandon Barnes to Albuquerque Isotopes.
December 3, 2013 Colorado Rockies traded Player To Be Named Later and CF Dexter Fowler to Houston Astros for RF Brandon Barnes and RHP Jordan Lyles.
August 7, 2012 Houston Astros selected the contract of Brandon Barnes from Oklahoma City RedHawks.
May 27, 2012 Brandon Barnes assigned to Oklahoma City RedHawks from Corpus Christi Hooks.
April 5, 2012 Brandon Barnes roster status changed by Corpus Christi Hooks.
April 4, 2012 Corpus Christi Hooks placed CF Brandon Barnes on the reserve list.
October 28, 2011 Houston Astros invited non-roster CF Brandon Barnes to spring training.
August 1, 2011 Corpus Christi Hooks activated CF Brandon Barnes from the temporarily inactive list.
July 28, 2011 Corpus Christi Hooks placed OF Brandon Barnes on the temporarily inactive list.
July 23, 2011 OF Brandon Barnes assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Oklahoma City RedHawks.
July 23, 2011 Brandon Barnes assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Oklahoma City RedHawks.
April 28, 2011 Brandon Barnes assigned to Oklahoma City RedHawks from Corpus Christi Hooks.
April 4, 2011 Brandon Barnes assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Oklahoma City RedHawks.
March 16, 2011 OF Brandon Barnes assigned to Houston Astros.
September 1, 2010 OF Brandon Barnes assigned to Round Rock Express from Lancaster JetHawks.
April 6, 2010 Brandon Barnes assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Corpus Christi Hooks.
March 13, 2010 LF Brandon Barnes assigned to Houston Astros.
August 31, 2009 Brandon Barnes assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Lancaster JetHawks.
June 11, 2009 Brandon Barnes assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Lexington Legends.

Brandon Michael Barnes Bio Info

Graduated from Katella High School in Anaheim, CA where he played both baseball and football...quit baseball during his senior year to focus on his dream of playing Division I football...played offense and defense on the gridiron, and was recruited as a safety by UCLA and Colorado State. ... Attended Cypress Junior College (CA) where he walked on to the baseball team... after his first year at Cypress, was selected by Houston in the sixth round of the June 2005 draft...signed by Astros scout Dennis Twombley. ... Was added to the Astros 40-man roster after getting his contract purchased by the club on August 7, signed to a one-year contract that runs through the 2013 season.


Spent his first season with the Rockies, in his third MLB season (2012-13 with Houston)...made the Rockies' Opening Day roster, his second-straight Opening Day roster and was a member of the Rockies active roster for the entirety of the campaign...Versatile player that received starts at all three outfield positions for the second-straight year...also received starts in first, second, sixth, seventh and eighth spots in the batting order...Was the most heavily used pinch-hitter on the club and hit .279 (17-for-61) with four doubles, three triples, two home runs, five RBI, 12 runs as a pinch-hitter...his 17 hits as a pinch-hitter led the Majors, as did his 12 runs as a pinch hitter...First two HR of the season were inside-the-park-homers (June 5 vs. Ariz., June 14 at San Francisco) the only player in Rockies history with multiple inside-the-park home runs in the same season...His inside-the-park home run on June 14 at San Francisco came in the ninth inning with a runner on and the Rockies trailing by was the first go-ahead inside-the-park home run in the 9th inning in Rockies history...prior to Barnes, the last player with a two-out, go-ahead inside-the-park home run with his team trailing in the ninth or later was Kevin Millar on May 24, 1999 at Chicago-NL with Fla...Was the first MLB player with first two home runs of the season to be inside-the-park home runs since Kansas City's Willie Wilson in 1983 (Wilson also did so in '79, '80 and '82)...Set career-highs in extra-base hits (29), slugging percentage (.425) and OPS (.718) in 2014...Had one of the Rockies nine walk-off RBI in 2014, as he ended the game on June 7 vs. Los Angeles-NL with an RBI triple in the 10th.


Made his first Opening Day roster as a rookie... Ranked second among AL rookies in stolen bases (11) behind Jonathan Villar...led AL rookies in games played (136) and ranked tied for third in runs (46), fourth in RBI, tied for fourth in hits and doubles (17), and tied for fifth in homers... Made the club out of Spring Training and spent the entire year with Houston...named by the MLB Players Alumni Association as Houston's recipient of the Heart and Hustle Award, which honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game... Finished tied for third on the club in multi-hit games (22) and multi-RBI games (9)...appeared in 134 games (115 starts)... Saw time at all three outfield spots: 116g in CF, 13g in RF, 8g in LF...was fourth among American League center fielders with eight outfield assists...had nine total OF assists, which ranked tied for third in Astros history for a rookie in a single season...led AL center fielders in double plays turned (4)...ranked second among Major League outfielders in putouts per 9.0 innings (2.85) behind Coco Crisp (3.01)...led MLB center fielders with 3.05 total chances per 9.0 innings... Fared well against lefties (.296 AVG), at home (.298 AVG), and with runners in scoring position (.329 AVG)...among Astros rookies all-time, posted the third highest OPS (.791) and batting average against lefties for a single season... Recorded the eighth cycle in Astros history on July 19 vs. SEA with a 5x5 performance...his plate appearances went: HR, 3B, 1B, 2B, 1B...was the first Astro to hit for the cycle since Luke Scott on July 28, 2006...was the first righthanded hitting Astro to complete the cycle since Craig Biggio on April 8, 2002 at COL...was the second cycle of the season (Mike Trout hit the first)...Barnes, Trout and Alex Rios were the only Major Leaguers to hit for the cycle in 2013...his 5 hits on July 19 set a career high...became the first Astro to record five hits in a game since Hunter Pence on May 27, 2008 at STL...also became the first Astro to have a five-hit game while hitting for the cycle...the last Major Leaguer to have five hits while hitting for the cycle was B.J. Upton on Oct. 2, 2009 vs. NYY.

2012 Started 24 games for the Astros, including 23 starts in center field and one in right field...hit .250 (10x40) over his last 17 games with the club...was a non-roster invitee at Astros Spring Training before beginning his season with Double A Corpus Christi...promoted to Triple A OKC on May 27...had his contract purchased and was added to the Major League roster for the first time in his career on Aug. 7...made his MLB debut in a start in center field on Aug. 7 vs. WSH (0x3)...recorded his first MLB hit on Aug. 8 vs. WSH, a single off LHP Gio Gonzalez...hit his first MLB homer as a pinch-hitter on Aug. 13 at CHC off RHP Jeff Samardzija... was the second Astro to hit his first MLB homer in the pinch during the season, also Marwin Gonzalez (May 14 at PHI)...prior to the season, the last Astro to hit his first MLB homer in the pinch was IF Mark Saccomanno on Sept. 8, 2008...combined to hit .321 (128x399) with 39 doubles, 12 home runs, 69 RBI, 21 steals and a .381 OBP in 106 games with OKC and Corpus Christi...hit .323 (76x235) in 62 games with 19 doubles, five home runs, 38 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 62 games at the Triple A level...named Corpus Christi's Offensive Player of the Month in April (.353, four homers, 21 RBI) and OKC's Defensive Player of the Month in July... earned consecutive Texas League Player of the Week Awards for his weeks beginning on April 16 and April 23...Played for Leones del Caracas of the Venezuelan Winter League in the 2012 offseason, hitting .292 (31x106) with four homers, 20 RBI and an .844 OPS (.353 OBP/.491 SLG) in 28 games with the club. 2011 Split his campaign between Double A Corpus Christi (54g) and Triple A Oklahoma City (71g) combining to hit .238 (103x432) with 26 doubles, 15 home runs and 54 RBI...earned OKCs Defensive Player of the Month in May...following the season, played for Sydney in the Australian Baseball League, hitting .316 (36x114) with six home runs and 30 RBI in 28 games. 2010 Spent the majority of the season at Advanced Class A Lancaster, earning the club's MVP Award...posted a .269 (132x491) average with 31 doubles, 27 home run and 80 RBI in 126 games with the JetHawks...finished fifth in the California League in home runs, sixth in slugging (.517) and tied for eighth in doubles (31)...also earned Lancaster's Defensive Player of the Month in June...promoted to Triple A Round Rock for his final six games of the season...following the season, played for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League and hit .250 (20x80) with four home runs and 18 RBI in 20 games. 2009 Split his season with three different clubs, combining to hit .273 (132x484) with 18 home runs and 78 RBI...began the year at Class A Lexington before a promotion to Lancaster on June 12...promoted to Corpus Christ for his final seven games of the season...earned his club's Defensive Player of the Month Award twice: June (with Lexingston) and August (with Lancaster)...also named the California Player of the Week from August 3-9...hit safely in all six games that week, posting six extra-base hits and eight RBI. 2008 Spent the entire season with Lexinton, hitting .241 in 311 at-bats...earned the club's Defensive Player of the Month for July. 2007 Promoted to Tri-City and earned Tri-City's Most Valuable Player Award...tied for second on the New York-Penn League in home runs (10) and led his club in home runs and RBI (41). 2006 Repeated the year at rookie level Greeneville, hitting .220 (38x173) in 52 games. 2005 Began his professional career with Greeneville, playing in 39 games in the same year he was drafted.