Date of Birth: 10/21/1989
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 215 lbs
Resides: Tampa, FL
Highest Level: MLB
Barnes begins his first season with the Flock and 11th in professional baseball. The right-hander has three seasons of Major League experience, pitching with the Toronto Blue Jays from 2016-18. In 119 MLB appearances, he has compiled a 6-9 record with a 4.33 ERA and 114 strikeouts to 51 walks over 120.2 innings. The 31-year-old was named the Blue Jays Rookie of the Year in 2017. He made his Major League debut on August 2, 2017, against the Houston Astros, striking out Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa in a scoreless inning at Minute Maid Park.
The righty has pitched in 258 games (four starts) during his minor league career, recording 68 saves while posting a 2.69 ERA and 453 strikeouts to 93 walks over 344.2 innings. Most recently, he combined to make eight appearances with Triple-A Buffalo and the Blue Jays Gulf Coast League affiliate in 2019. The Long Island native from Manhasset was named an MiLB.com Organization All-Star as well as a Florida State League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star in 2012. He was also chosen as an Eastern League All-Star in 2015. Barnes was originally selected by the Blue Jays in the 35th round of the 2010 amateur draft.