Barnes has received a pair of preseason All-America honors
Jan. 30, 2012
2012 Perfect Game Preseason All-America Teams
LUBBOCK, Texas -
Texas Tech junior center fielder Barrett Barnes has been named a preseason third team All-America by Perfect Game.
Barnes (Sugarland, Texas) was also named a preseason All-American by College Sports Madness and was tabbed the No. 8 collegiate outfielder in the country by Perfect Game earlier last week.
Barnes, who is considered by many one of the top outfielders in the country, enters his third season as a Red Raider with a .316 career batting average with 118 runs, 34 doubles, three triples, 24 home runs, 91 RBI and 31 stolen bases.
Last season he was named All-Big 12 first team while batting .290 (62-for-214) with 10 home runs and 38 RBI with 19-of-21 stolen bases. He ranked second in the Big 12 in walks (41) and tied for third in home runs.
Barnes batted .316 in 20 games against nationally-ranked opponents while tallying 14 multi-hit games and 10 multiple RBI contests on the year.
In addition, Barnes was one of only three Big 12 position players to be named to one of the three preseason All-America teams, joining Texas A&M's OF Tyler Naquin (First Team) and Texas' 3B Erich Weiss (Third Team).
BARNES' CAREER AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS:
- Perfect Game Preseason Third Team All-America
- Perfect Game College Power Rankings (No. 8 Outfielder)
- College Sports Madness Preseason Fourth Team All-America
- MLB Draft Guide No. 14 Projected First Baseman for the 2012 MLB Draft
- College Baseball Daily Projected No. 19 Player in the Country
- College Sports Madness Preseason All-Big 12 First Team
- College Sports Madness Preseason All-America Fourth Team
- Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Top 2012 MLB Draft Prospect (College Players)
- Baseball America No. 72 MLB Draft Prospect (Top 100 College Players)
- All-Big 12 First Team (Coaches)
- College Baseball Daily All-Big 12 First Team
- Waco Tribune-Herald All-Big 12 Second Team
- Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
- Brooks Wallace Classic All-Tournament Team (OF)
- Red Raider Classic All-Tournament Team (OF)
- Perfect Game USA No. 3 Pro Prospect - Big 12 (Class of 2012)
- Perfect Game USA Preseason All-Big 12
- Baseball America Preseason All-Big 12
- Baseball America No. 5 Pro Prospect - Big 12 (Class of 2012)
- Baseball America: "Best Raw Power"
- Baseball America No. 48 Pro Prospect (College Sophomores)
- CollegeBaseball360.com: No. 6 "College Baseball 1B to Watch"
- CollegeBaseballInsider.com: "Most Underrated Hitter in Big 12"
- CollegeBaseballInsider.com: "Top 3 Pure Hitters in Big 12"
- CollegeBaseballInsider.com: "Top 3 Power Threats in Big 12"
- College Baseball Daily Preseason All-Big 12
- College Baseball Daily Projected No. 32 Player in the Country
- Perfect Game USA: No. 66 Prospect from Cape Cod League
- PING! First Team Freshman All-America
- Pro-Line/NCBWA Freshman All-America
- Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America
- Baseball America First Team Freshman All-America
- Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year
- All-Big 12 Second Team
- All-Big 12 Tournament Team