Barnes Recognized by CBD as No. 19 Player on Top 100 List
Barnes joins All-American closer John Neely (No. 88) as Red Raiders on the Top 100 list
Jan. 10, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech junior center fielder Barrett Barnes became the second Red Raider named to the College Baseball Daily Preseason Top 100 Players list as he checked in at No. 19 on Tuesday, the publication announced.
Barnes (Sugarland, Texas) joins All-American closer John Neely (No. 88) as Red Raiders who have been named to the 2012 preseason honor roll.
Barnes has been named to the top 100 players list for the second consecutive year while College Baseball Daily tabbed him as the No. 32 preseason player prior to his sophomore season in 2011.
Barnes followed with an impressive campaign in 2011 that earned him All-Big 12 first team honors. He enters his junior season as a two-time All-Big 12 recipient after earning second team honors and Big 12 Freshman of the Year in 2010.
Barnes enters 2012 having played in 114 games as a Red Raider with a .316 batting average (136-for-431) with 118 runs, 34 doubles, three triples, 34 home runs, 91 RBI, 81 walks, 31-of-36 stolen bases, .575 slugging percentage and .439 on-base percentage.
In his career at Tech he has tallied 36 multi-hit games and 25 games with multiple RBI. Twice he has recorded 15-game hit streaks and has four multiple home run games to his credit.
During 2011, Barnes batted .290 with 47 runs, 15 doubles, 10 home runs and 41 RBI. He became the third fastest Red Raider to reach 20 career home runs over the past decade while needing just 85 career games. Barnes also became the fastest Red Raider to reach 100 career base hits (79 career games) since 2006 (Roger Kieschnick, 68 games).
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