|Spring Training Career Stats||100||10||23||1||10||0||.230||.319||.659|
|MLB Career Stats||673||60||168||11||70||1||.250||.317||.666|
Bench spots are often the farthest from the spotlight, but having the right people who can face some of the toughest relief pitchers in baseball is essential in the later innings.
Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart finished the 2016 regular season with a .257 average, seven home runs, 51 RBIs, 34 runs scored and one stolen base.
|April 17, 2015||Cincinnati Reds recalled C Tucker Barnhart from Louisville Bats.|
|March 23, 2015||Cincinnati Reds optioned C Tucker Barnhart to Louisville Bats.|
|September 2, 2014||Cincinnati Reds recalled Tucker Barnhart from Louisville Bats.|
|August 18, 2014||Cincinnati Reds optioned C Tucker Barnhart to Louisville Bats.|
|August 9, 2014||Cincinnati Reds recalled Tucker Barnhart from Louisville Bats.|
|July 11, 2014||Cincinnati Reds optioned C Tucker Barnhart to Louisville Bats.|
|July 6, 2014||Cincinnati Reds recalled Tucker Barnhart from Louisville Bats.|
|May 18, 2014||Cincinnati Reds optioned C Tucker Barnhart to Louisville Bats.|
|April 26, 2014||Cincinnati Reds recalled Tucker Barnhart from Louisville Bats.|
|April 7, 2014||Cincinnati Reds optioned C Tucker Barnhart to Louisville Bats.|
|March 30, 2014||Cincinnati Reds recalled Tucker Barnhart from Louisville Bats.|
|March 14, 2014||Cincinnati Reds optioned C Tucker Barnhart to Louisville Bats.|
|November 20, 2013||Cincinnati Reds selected the contract of Tucker Barnhart from Pensacola Blue Wahoos.|
|January 14, 2013||Cincinnati Reds invited non-roster C Tucker Barnhart to spring training.|
|July 4, 2012||Tucker Barnhart assigned to Pensacola Blue Wahoos from Bakersfield Blaze.|
|April 1, 2012||Tucker Barnhart assigned to Bakersfield Blaze from Dayton Dragons.|
|January 12, 2012||Cincinnati Reds invited non-roster C Tucker Barnhart to spring training.|
|April 4, 2011||Tucker Barnhart assigned to Dayton Dragons from Billings Mustangs.|
|February 28, 2011||C Tucker Barnhart assigned to Cincinnati Reds.|
|June 19, 2010||Tucker Barnhart assigned to Billings Mustangs from AZL Reds.|
|August 11, 2009||DH Tucker Barnhart assigned to GCL Reds.|
|August 4, 2009||Cincinnati Reds signed C Tucker Barnhart.|
In 2016 won the Joe Nuxhall Good Guy Award in voting of the local chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America...was on the Reds' Opening Day rosters in 2014 and 2016...from 2011-2014, for 4 straight seasons was rated by Baseball America the best defensive catcher in the organization...following the 2011 season received Minor League Baseball's prestigious Rawlings Gold Glove Award for catchers...in 2013 was a mid-season Southern League All-Star...in 2012 was rated by California League managers the best defensive catcher in the CL...was the Reds' Minor League Player of the Month for June 2012...graduated from Brownsburg (IN) High School, where as a freshman and sophomore he caught current Reds teammate Drew Storen's junior and senior seasons.
Won the Joe Nuxhall Good Guy Award in voting of the local chapter of the BBWAA...in May became the Reds' starting catcher following Devin Mesoraco's season-ending shoulder injury and established career highs in almost every statistical category...hit .355 with RISP (33-93), second-highest on the club to Joey Votto (.356)...in his last 63 apps of the season beginning 6/24 hit .273 (57-209, 15 2b, 5hr, 41rbi), raising his BA from .238 to season-ending .257 and including a career-high 12-game hitting streak (7/31-8/16)...hit .271 batting lefthanded (5hr, 44rbi) and .207 batting righthanded (2hr, 7rbi)...started Brandon Finnegan's complete game on 5/23 at LAD and 5 of the team's 8 shutouts...Reds pitchers went 46-60 in his starts and posted a 5.04 ERA while he caught...threw out 24-68 baserunners attempting to steal (27%)...from 7/15-7/29, made 9 starts behind the plate in which Reds pitchers went 9-0, 2.00...his RBI-single off Christian Bergman in the ninth inning of the 6-5 win on 4/20 vs Col was the first walkoff hit of his career and 1 of 6 walkoff hits by the Reds...with 2 outs in the seventh inning of the 3-2 win on 5/9 vs Pit, hit his first professional home run as a righthanded batter to snap the 2-2 tie (off Jonathan Niese)...in the 5-3 win on 7/6 at Cubs, his 3-run HR in the seventh inning off Trevor Cahill erased a 3-1 deficit and gave the Reds a 4-3 lead they would not relinquish...was his first career home run with a runner on base...in the 6-3 win on 8/15 vs Mia hit his first Major League grand slam (Jose Urena) and produced a career-high 4 RBI...on 7/2 at Wsh recorded his first career stolen base...from 8/26-8/31 missed 6g with a chip fracture, right middle finger.2015
In his second Major League season made 67 starts behind the plate, second on the club to Brayan Pena's 84 starts...Reds pitchers went 25-42 in his starts and posted a 4.91era while he caught...threw out 14-50 baserunners attempting to steal (28%)... caught Mike Leake's complete game on 4/19 at StL (2-1 loss) and caught 5 of the team's 8 shutouts...hit .269 vs RHP...began the season at Louisville...was promoted on 4/17, when Kyle Skipworth was optioned and following the hip injury to Devin Mesoraco...spent the rest of the season in Cin...from 4/29-5/16 hit .368 during a career-high 7-game hitting streak (2hr, 3rbi)...in the 10th inning on 7/19 vs Cle pinch hit and then played RF, his first professional appearance at a position other than catcher and the first outfield appearance of his life...in the makeup game on 9/28 at Wsh singled with 1 out in the eighth inning to break up Max Scherzer's no-hitter.2014
Made his first Opening Day roster when Devin Mesoraco began the season the disabled list...spent most of the season at Class AAA Louisville but in his Major League debut made 21 apps and 14 starts behind the plate in his 5 stints with the Reds (Opening Day-4/6, 4/26-5/17, 7/6-7/10, 8/9-8/17, 9/2-end of season)...while with the Bats threw out 35 percent of the baserunners attempting to steal (26-75), fourth-best in the International League, and picked off 5 runners...for the Reds threw out the last 5 runners attempting to steal and 8-11 overall...made his Major League debut in a start on 4/3 vs StL and threw out John Jay trying to steal third base...in his second start, on 4/5 at NYM, singled twice off Dillon Gee for his first career hits...in the fifth inning of the 8-3 win on 5/1 vs Mil tied the score at 2-2 with his first Major League home run (solo off Marco Estrada)...during spring training wore uniform number 68.2013
Spent the season at Class AA Pensacola, where he was a mid-season Southern League All-Star...ranked T2nd on the club in doubles and third in RBI...the first week of July was disabled with a strained left hamstring...following the season played for Glendale in the prestigious Arizona Fall League (16g, .245, 3 2b, 2rbi)...on 11/20 was added to the 40-man roster.2012 Made 59 apps at Class A Bakersfield and in his Class AA debut played in 41g at Pensacola...was rated by California League managers the best defensive catcher in the CL...while at Bakersfield was the organization's Minor League Player of the Month for June (19g, .382, 3hr, 12rbi, 1.057ops). 2011 Spent the season at Class A Dayton...received Minor League Baseball's prestigious Rawlings Gold Glove Award and was rated by Baseball America the best defensive catcher in the organization...committed just 2 errors...from 5/13-5/31 hit .395 during a season-high 13-game hitting streak...hit his first 3 professional home runs, on 5/7 at West Michigan off Kevin Eichhorn, 6/30 vs Bowling Green off Eliazer Suero and 8/26 at Great Lakes off Tim Sexton. 2010 Hit .305 in 35 apps for rookie Billings in the Pioneer League 2009 Began his professional career with Sarasota in the rookie Gulf Coast League.