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Barnes Among Baseball America's Top 100 College Players


Barnes batted .290 with 10 home runs, 38 RBI and recorded 19-of-21 stolen bases

Dec. 7, 2011

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech junior center fielder Barrett Barnes was named the No. 72 Major League Baseball Draft Prospect by Baseball America in its "Top 100 College Players" list for the 2012 MLB Draft.

Barnes, a two-time All-Big 12 selection, was among top Red Raiders last season batting .290 (62-for-214) with 15 doubles, 10 home runs and 38 RBI with 19-of-21 stolen bases.

He ranked second in the Big 12 with 41 walks and tied for third in home runs. Barnes was also second team Academic All-Big 12.

Barnes, the 2010 Big 12 Freshman of the Year, enters his junior season as a Red Raider with impressive career statistics that includes playing in 114 games (114 starts) with .316 batting average (136-for-431), 118 runs, 34 doubles, 24 home runs, 91 RBI, 81 walks, .575 slugging percentage, .439 on-base percentage and 31-of-36 in stolen bases.

He is coming off his second consecutive summer playing in the prestigious Cape Cod League. This past summer he helped lead Falmouth to the league's championships game. Barnes hit .308 in the post-season.

Barnes was one of seven Big 12 Conference players named to Baseball America's Top 100 College Players list (2012 MLB Draft) and only the second position player as he joined Texas A&M RHP Michael Wacha (No. 9), Texas A&M OF Tyler Naquin (No. 18), Oklahoma State LHP Andrew Heaney (No. 22), Texas LHP Hoby Milner (No. 38), Texas LHP Sam Stafford (No. 43) and Oklahoma RHP Jon Gray (No. 53).

Barnes' Honors/Recognitions at Texas Tech:

2012
- Baseball America No. 72 MLB Draft Prospect (Top 100 College Players)

2011
- 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

2010
- 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

 

 

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