Austin Barnes, Catcher, Los Angeles Dodgers, #28


Date of Birth: 12/28/1989
Birthplace: Riverside, California
College: Arizona State University

Austin Barnes, catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, was first drafted by the Miami Marlins in 2011. He was traded to the Dodgers on December 11, 2014. He played in the minor leagues from 2011 through 2015. His most impressive statistic is his strikeout to walk ratio. He struck out 249 times and walked 252 times. In 500 games, he batted .300 with 560 hits, 114 doubles, and 228 RBIs. Defensively, he played 150 games at second base and 273 games as a catcher.

Barnes joined the Dodgers for 20 games in 2015. He had 6 hits, including 2 doubles. He spent most of the 2016 season in the minors, playing in just 21 games with the Dodgers. He played in the postseason and he had no hits and one strikeout in one at-bat in 2 games.

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Austin Barnes
Baseball Reference - Austin Barnes