Barret begins his third professional season after he was acquired by Chicago from Texas in November of 2012 for pitcher Jake
Brigham ... has gone 22-6 with a 3.62 ERA (95 ER/236.0 IP) in 46 career minor league starts. ...Participated in the Cubs inaugural Rookie Development Program in
Chicago in January of 2013.
...Named the Texas League 2012 Pitcher of the Year, helping Double-A
Frisco to the Championship Series after going 14-1 in 25 starts.
...Signed by Texas as a minor league free agent, November 22, 2010.
...Selected by Arizona in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2010 draft
... did not sign prior to the August 16, 2010 deadline and the next day
was declared a free agent (beginning September 1) by Commissioner
...Attended Texas A&M University, and was named a Louisville Slugger
NCAA Division I Third-Team All-American and First-Team All-Big 12
following his junior season.
...Was a semifinalist for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award following
his junior year.
...Named to the Big 12's All-Academic squad in both 2009 and 2010.
...Originally drafted in 2007 out of Stratford (Texas) High School in the
24th round by Detroit ... did not sign.2012Earned Texas League Pitcher of the Year honors with Double-A Frisco, helping the team to the Texas League Championship
Series ... was the starting pitcher for the North squad in the Texas League All-Star Game, and finished the season 14-1 with a
3.47 ERA (49 ER/127.0 IP) in 25 starts. ...Limited opponents to a .251 batting average (120-for-478).
...Allowed three or fewer earned runs in 22 of his 25 starts.
...Walked two or fewer in 20 of his 25 outings.
...Posted a 1.63 ERA (5 ER/27.2 IP) in five April starts.
...Won his first 10 starts to begin the campaign ... struck out 55 compared
to 17 walks in that stretch.
...Posted a 2.63 ERA (7 ER/24.0 IP) in five July starts.
...Allowed one or fewer runs in six of his final eight starts of the season,
beginning July 25.2011Spent his first pro season with Single-A Myrtle Beach in Texas' system ... recorded the second-most strikeouts (127) in
the Carolina League ... went 8-5 with a 3.80 ERA (46 ER/109.0 IP) in 21 starts. ...Tallied 10 or more strikeouts four times, including a season-high 11
...Pitched at least 5.0 innings in 16 of 21 starts, including nine quality
...Won six-straight decisions from May 19-July 5, posting a 2.40 ERA (13
...On the minor league disabled list with an oblique strain, August 13
through the end of the season.