• Full name Tucker J. Barnhart
  • Born 01/07/1991 in Indianapolis, IN
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 192 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Brownsburg
  • Debut 04/03/2014
  • Drafted in the 10th round (299th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2009 (signed for $250,000).
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    Brownsburg High has churned out more than its share of prospects in recent years. Lance Lynn, a 2005 graduate, went on to Mississippi and became a supplemental first-round pick of the Cardinals last June. Drew Storen, a 2007 graduate, now attends Stanford and could sneak into the first round in 2009. Barnhart won't go as high as those righthanders, but he could be a fourth- or fifth-round pick for a club that isn't scared by his commitment to Georgia Tech. He's a switch-hitter with a good stroke from both sides of the plate and some power as a lefthander. He's strong for his size (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) and very athletic for a catcher. His speed is below average but he moves well behind the plate and is capable of playing the middle infield. He has soft hands and solid arm strength, and scouts laud his aptitude, instincts and work ethic. Some worry about his size and think he may be maxed out physically, while others think he has enough tools to eventually become a big league regular.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Catcher in the Cincinnati Reds in 2014
  • Rated Best Defensive Catcher in the Cincinnati Reds in 2013
  • Rated Best Defensive Catcher in the California League in 2012
  • Rated Best Defensive Catcher in the Cincinnati Reds in 2012

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