IP 27
ERA 5.333
WHIP 1.296
BB/9 3.333
SO/9 8.667
  • Full name Scott Michael Barnes
  • Born 09/05/1987 in Springfield, MA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School St. John's (NY)
  • Debut 05/30/2012
  • Drafted in the 8th round (237th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2008 (signed for $100,000).
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    Barnes has had an inconsistent spring, but he pitched better down the stretch after making mechanical adjustments. He was out of sync early in the season with his delivery, causing his arm to drag and limiting his extension, and he threw across his body to compensate. He worked in the mid-80s with his fastball and struggled to command his secondary stuff. But his alignment and tempo have improved in the second half, and his fastball has climbed into the 90-92 mph range with good sink. His delivery still has a head jerk, but scouts think his quirkiness adds to his deception. He shows an average slider with good tilt and good feel for a changeup, and he uses a slow curveball as a show pitch. Barnes stands out most for his competitiveness and his aggressiveness, but opinion on him is widely mixed. He could be drafted anywhere from the third to the 10th round.

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  • Rated Best Changeup in the San Francisco Giants in 2009

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