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1 Brandon Barnes RF
Height/Weight: 6-2/205 | Birthdate: 5/15/1986 | Birthplace: Orange, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Colorado | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Salary: $491,700 | Owned/Started%: 1/1 | Average Draft Position: 312.00
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Brandon Barnes slugs eighth home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Rockies outfieler Brandon Barnes went 1 for 2 with a solo home run in his team's 16-2 blowout win over the Dodgers Wednesday.

Barnes reached base on an error in a pinch-hit appearance before putting the cap on an offensive explosion with his eighth-inning home run. He has hit .253/.290/.428 with eight home runs and 24 RBI in 269 at-bats.


Brandon Barnes records inside-the-park home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Rockies outfielder Brandon Barnes went 1 for 4 with a walk, two RBI and an inside-the-park home run in his team's 5-4 win over the Giants Saturday.

Barnes' ninth-inning home run flipped his team's fortunes, turning a 4-3 deficit into a 5-4 lead. It was his second inside-the-park home run of the season. Barnes has hit .306/.348/.460 with two home runs, eight RBI and four stolen bases in 124 at-bats.


Brandon Barnes on the move


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/3/2013) The Rockies acquired outfielder Brandon Barnes in addition to starting pitcher Jordan Lyles from the Astros Tuesday in exchange for outfielder Dexter Fowler.

Barnes, 27, was the Astros' primary center fielder for most of 2013, hitting .240 with eight homers, 11 steals and a .635 OPS in 408 at-bats. He's expected to play a reserve role for the Rockies.


Brandon Barnes belts three-run homer


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2013) Astros outfielder Brandon Barnes belted a three-run homer in the ninth inning off Twins closer Glen Perkins to tie the game up at six runs apiece Tuesday night. Barnes' seventh HR of the season sent the game into extra innings.

Barnes finished Tuesday's contest with five runs batted in as he went 3 for 4 on the night with a walk. He's batting .245 on the year for Houston.

The center fielder, who was caught stealing for the ninth time this season in the game, has gone 7 for 12 over a four-game hitting streak with six runs batted in over that stretch. He has 36 RBI for the year.

Brandon Barnes with three hits for Houston


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2013) Astros outfielder Brandon Barnes recorded three hits Monday night in Chicago. Barnes doubled and singled twice on the night.

The speedy outfielder went 3 for 4 with a run scored in a wild offensive ballgame. He's batting .242 on the season for Houston.

The 27-year-old has hits in four straight games. He's gone 8 for 15 over that stretch with three RBI and four runs scored.

Brandon Barnes says he's ready to go


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2013) Astros outfielder Brandon Barnes is ready to return, according to the Houston Chronicle

Barnes had to leave Wednesday's game with a back injury, but said he felt "good" Thursday. Barnes is not listed in the starting lineup Thursday, but will be available off the bench. He's hitting .245/.297/.357 in 249 at-bats. 


Brandon Barnes exits with lower back tightness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2013) Astros outfielder Brandon Barnes left Wednesday's game against the Orioles due to lower back tightness, the Houston Chronicle reports. Barnes was 2 for 3 with two runs and one RBI before exiting.

Brandon Barnes back in action


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2013) Astros outfielder Brandon Barnes returned to the starting lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays after leaving Tuesday's game with a mild left calf strain.

Barnes finished 0 for 2 and was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning. He is hitting .246 with five homers and 22 RBI in 232 at-bats.

Brandon Barnes suffers quad strain


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2013) Astros outfielder Brandon Barnes had to leave Tuesday's game against Oakland with a mild left calf strain, MLB.com reports. He is day to day. 

Barnes was 0 for 2 with a run scored in the game before leaving. He's batting .301 on the season for Houston. 

The 27-year-old speedster snapped a four-game hitting streak that included a 5-for-5 performance in which he hit for the cycle. He has five homers, 22 RBI and nine steals on the year over 230 at-bats. 


Brandon Barnes hits for cycle


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2013) Astros rookie outfielder Brandon Barnes had another huge night at the plate as he recorded five hits and hit for the cycle Friday against the Mariners.

Barnes homered in the second, tripled in the fourth, singled in the sixth and doubled in the eighth. He finished 5 for 5 with three runs scored and three RBI in a 10-7 defeat.

The 27-year-old became the first Houston player to hit for the cycle since Luke Scott in 2006. His five-hit game was the most by an Astro since Hunter Pence on May 27, 2008. Barnes is hitting .250/.306/.375 in 216 at-bats.

Brandon Barnes swipes two bags on three-hit night


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2013) Astros outfielder Brandon Barnes had a three-hit night in a 4-2 loss to Chicago Monday. Barnes went 3 for 5 with a run scored. 

All three of his hits were singles and he turned that into two stolen bases. Barnes now has six steals on the season. He is batting .284. 

The 27-year-old has gone 5 for 12 over his last three games. He's been caught stealing five times. 


Brandon Barnes has hit streak end in return


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2013) Astros outfielder Brandon Barnes returned from a hamstring issue to start Monday in Seattle. Barnes went 0 for 4 with a strikeout in the loss. He's batting .282. 

Barnes missed Sunday's game with the injury. His five-game hitting streak ended in his return. 


Brandon Barnes' absence lasts one game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2013) Astros outfielder Brandon Barnes returned to the starting lineup Monday against the Mariners after sitting out Sunday against the Royals with a hamstring injury. Barnes is batting .333 (9 for 27) with one home run, two RBI and three doubles in his last seven games.

Brandon Barnes out with hamstring injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2013) Astros outfielder Brandon Barnes was not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Royals after leaving Saturday's game with left hamstring tightness, according to the Houston Chronicle. Barnes, however, doesn't expect to be sidelined for long.

"It’s fine," Barnes said Sunday."“I have to run on it. I just tried to rest it (overnight). It’s just a matter of it not getting loose on me last night. I should be fine."

Barnes is batting .333 (9 for 27) with one home run, two RBI and three doubles in his last seven games.


Brandon Barnes hits third home run


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2013) Astros outfielder Brandon Barnes hit his third home run in Tuesday's loss to Baltimore.

Barnes finished 2 for 4, and his solo shot marked Houston's only run. Barnes is hitting a sharp .286/.349/.429, a performance that might put him in the Rookie of the Year conversation if he can keep it up.


Brandon Barnes looking at expanded role


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2013) Astros outfielder Brandon Barnes started Tuesday against the Rockies, a sight that should become more familiar with the demotion of Robbie Grossman to Triple-A. Barnes is expected to get more consistent playing time over the next few weeks, while Justin Maxwell recovers from a fractured hand, according to MLB.com.

"The opportunity is great and I'm very appreciative," Barnes said. "I'm still going to go about the job the same way and still work hard."

Barnes was hitless Tuesday, going 0 for 4 with a strikeout in a 2-1 loss, dropping his average to .304 in 69 at-bats. Astros manager Bo Porter mentioned Barnes' ability to handle a larger role as one of the key questions the team wants answered in the next few weeks.

"Brandon Barnes is another one of those questions," Porter told MLB.com. "Can he play every day between now and the time Justin Maxwell comes back? We're going to find out whether or not he's able to do that. I'm going to run him out there against righties and lefties, and give him an opportunity to answer those questions."


Trevor Crowe, Brandon Barnes out of everyday mix


by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2013) Astros manager Bo Porter named J.D. Martinez, Robbie Grossman and Jimmy Paredes the team's regular three starters in the outfield, MLB.com reports. Porter had been rotating Trevor Crowe and Brandon Barnes in the outfield over the past few weeks.

"I took the opportunity to talk to Barnes and Crowe today to let them know my decision," Porter said. "I told them I'm not going to leave them sitting for long periods of time."

Brandon Barnes hits second home run


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2013) Astros outfielder Brandon Barnes hit his second home run of the season Sunday against the Rangers. 

In the bottom of the ninth inning, Barnes took a changeup over the left-field wall for a two-run homer. Barnes has seen his playing time increase in recent weeks, though he's not yet a full-time player. In 59 at-bats, Barnes is hitting .322/.403/.475.


Brandon Barnes earns more playing time


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2013) Astros outfielder Brandon Barnes started for the third time in four games Tuesday against the Yankees. It's an attempt by manager Bo Porter to give Barnes more playing tme.

"Brandon has played outstanding, and I think he deserves some more at-bats," Porter said before Tuesday's game, per MLB.com. "He played well again last night, and that's why he's back in the lineup today and we'll continue to see how he takes advantage of the opportunity, but I want to find more opportunities for him."

Barnes is batting .435 (10 for 23) with one home run, two stolen bases, two doubles and five RBI in his last eight games.

"(Robbie) Grossman came here, and the plan was to give him an opportunity to see if he can play every day at the major-league level," Porter said, "but Brandon Barnes has done nothing to hurt his chances or [have an] opportunity to eventually be an everyday player. He came into the season with the notion he was only going to play against lefties, and he's coming to the ballpark today and starting against a right-hander. When you play well, from a manager's standpoint, it's my goal to keep the guys that are playing well in the lineup."


Brandon Barnes drives in three runs


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2013) Astros outfielder Brandon Barnes recorded three hits and stole a base on Monday during a 9-1 win over the Yankees in New York. 

Barnes drove in two runs with a double in the fourth inning and added his third RBI of the game with a single in the fifth. He stole his third base and finished 3 for 5 in the game. 

Barnes is batting .405 after 37 at-bats. He's gone 7 for 13 in his last four games with two of his three steals. 


Brandon Barnes is a look-but-don't add player


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2013) Fantasy owners have taken an interest in Astros outfielder Brandon Barnes, seeing if he is worthy of adding in Fantasy. As I'm sure you will soon find out, Barnes is at best an AL-only Fantasy flier.

While Barnes had some 20-homer and 30-double seasons in the minors, Barnes slugged just .447 in 765 games, struck out plenty and was inconsistent, which is why he's spent most of his career down on the farm. 

He's been seeing regular starts for the Astros, mostly against left-handed pitchers, but there's probably not enough upside here for most Fantasy owners to add Barnes in mixed leagues.


Brandon Barnes hits first home run


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2013) Astros right fielder Brandon Barnes connected for his first home run of the season against Scott Kazmir with a man on in Saturday's 19-6 loss to the Indians.

Barnes has seen increased playing time this week as the Astros deal with injuries in the outfield. He has hit .333/.429/.500 in 28 plate appearances.


Brandon Barnes makes Astros' 25-man roster


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2013) Outfielder Brandon Barnes has made the Astros. 

Manager Bo Porter informed Barnes he had made the team’s 25-man roster on Monday. 

Barnes saw limited playing time with the team last season. In 105 plate appearances, he hit .204/.250/.265.


Barnes starts after recall


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2012) Astros outfielder Brandon Barnes was promoted from Triple-A Oklahoma City to the major-league roster Tuesday. He was immediately put in the starting lineup against the Nationals, playing in center field and batting seventh.