• Full name Hunter Edward Barnhart
  • Born 02/14/2002 in Paso Robles, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School St. Joseph
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (96th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2020 (signed for $585,000).
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    Barnhart spent three years at Paso Robles (Calif.) High before transferring to St. Joseph’s (Santa Maria, Calif.) his senior year. He was a standout quarterback at both schools, earning league MVP and All-Central Coast player of the year honors last fall. Barnhart is one of the more polished high school righthanders in the class. His fastball jumped from 88-91 mph to 90-94 mph this spring and he has one of the best curveballs in the class, a high-spin power curve that draws consensus plus grades. He also mixes in a developing changeup. Barnhart only recently grew into his velocity but developed advanced command and feel before his velocity spiked. He is a plus strike-thrower with his fastball and curveball and has an aggressive, football mentality on the mound. Barnhart doesn’t have a ton of physical projection left, but his velocity keeps ticking up and he might throw harder with his focus solely on baseball. He is committed to Arizona State.

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  • RHP Hunter Barnhart assigned to FCL Rays from Charleston RiverDogs.
  • Charleston RiverDogs placed RHP Hunter Barnhart on the 60-day injured list.

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