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Brian Barton PH

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
6 179 .268 .354 .392 75 0.2
Birth Date4-25-1982
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
Age37 years, 11 months, 4 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2008 SLN 26 82 179 41 9 2 2 19 39 2 3 1 .268 .354 .392 75 -5.1 2.4 0.6 0.2
2009 ATL 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.0
Career83179419221939232.268.354.39275-5.12.10.60.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2005 LKC A SAL 35 160 .262 .334 .397 .472 102 9 2.6 -0.8 205 0 -0.9 0.1 19.2 2.0
2005 KIN A+ CRL 64 273 .000 .000 .000 .354 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 KIN A+ CRL 82 359 .264 .347 .404 .386 103 19.6 8.6 -2.3 135 0 0.4 1.7 5.4 1.4
2006 AKR AA EAS 42 171 .249 .320 .377 .395 108 9.7 3.6 -0.5 157 0 -4.0 -0.1 4.6 0.4
2007 AKR AA EAS 106 461 .266 .336 .407 .399 103 14.2 12.8 -4.1 137 0 -7.4 -0.9 19.8 2.0
2007 BUF AAA INT 25 96 .262 .327 .393 .324 101 -4 2.8 0.1 87 0 -4.2 0.3 -1.3 -0.2
2008 SLN MLB NL 82 179 .274 .346 .439 .345 96 -0.2 5.2 -1 75 10 0.6 2.4 -5.1 0.2
2008 MEM AAA PCL 19 86 .282 .352 .448 .340 96 0.3 2.6 -0.6 81 0 -1.8 0.1 -2.7 -0.2
2009 ATL MLB NL 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.0
2009 GWN AAA INT 114 426 .266 .336 .399 .346 106 -2.2 12.6 -3.4 101 0 3.4 -1.1 1.1 1.2
2009 MEM AAA PCL 10 32 .283 .362 .417 .158 78 -4.9 0.9 -0.4 29 0 0.0 0.5 -2.5 -0.1
2011 LOU AAA INT 19 53 .260 .325 .407 .161 94 -4.3 1.6 -0.5 32 0 -0.8 0.2 -3.4 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2005 KIN A+ CRL 273 223 42 61 15 6 3 97 32 34 57 13 8 .274 .403 .435 .161 1 1
2005 LKC A SAL 160 133 31 55 14 1 4 83 32 18 21 7 2 .414 .509 .624 .211 0 0
2006 AKR AA EAS 171 151 32 53 5 0 6 76 26 13 26 15 5 .351 .420 .503 .152 0 0
2006 KIN A+ CRL 359 295 56 91 16 3 13 152 57 39 83 26 3 .308 .414 .515 .207 3 3
2007 AKR AA EAS 461 389 56 122 18 2 9 171 59 41 99 20 9 .314 .415 .440 .126 2 2
2007 BUF AAA INT 96 87 9 23 3 0 1 29 7 7 18 1 1 .264 .333 .333 .069 0 0
2008 MEM AAA PCL 86 73 12 19 2 2 3 34 11 9 23 1 4 .260 .357 .466 .205 0 0
2008 SLN MLB NL 179 153 23 41 9 2 2 60 13 19 39 3 1 .268 .354 .392 .124 1 4
2009 MEM AAA PCL 32 28 2 3 0 0 0 3 1 4 9 3 0 .107 .219 .107 .000 0 0
2009 GWN AAA INT 426 369 47 98 17 4 7 144 46 45 101 17 7 .266 .355 .390 .125 2 2
2009 ATL MLB NL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2011 LOU AAA INT 53 47 6 6 1 1 1 12 7 4 16 2 1 .128 .208 .255 .128 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 636 0.5204 0.4890 0.6817 0.7039 0.2557 0.7382 0.5128 0.3183 -0.0029
Career6360.52040.48900.68170.70390.25570.73820.51280.3183-0.0029

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2008-08-25 2008-09-09 15-DL 15 11 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2008-07-06 2008-08-15 15-DL 40 35 Right Wrist Fracture Hairline -
2008-03-26 2008-03-26 Camp 0 0 Face Contusion HBP -
2007-10-12 2007-10-12 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Debridement 2007-10-12

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 SLN $390,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$390,000
1 yrTotal$390,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 2 d

Details
  • released by LAD 3/10 signed as a free agent from ATL 12/09 (minor-league contract)
  • optioned to Triple-A 6/5/09 recalled 6/3/09 acquired in trade from STL 4/20/09 re-signed 2/28/09, 1 year/$0.402M (09) ($0.234M min)
  • signed 3/4/08, 1 year/$0.39M (08)
  • Rule5-CLE 12/6/07
  • $0.1M signing bonus (+$0.1M college funds) amateur free agent 04

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-02-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm surprised you didn't put Brian Barton on that well-read list. His mind is reportedly ... interesting. But how about the other extreme? I once read that the ideal athlete, for coachability purposes, has "slightly above average" intelligence. The reasoning is that the very bright ones may resist coaching because of their own ideas, and the dim ones never "get" what they're supposed to be taught. Does that fit your observations? Without naming names, have you ever dealt with players who left you thinking, "Man, how can somebody this dumb ever play major-league baseball?"
(Bill from New Mexico)
Barton is absolutely someone who belongs on such a list. This is a great example of: I wish more people sent in questions ahead of time so I could think about my answers rather than just respond off the top of my head.

Have I ever walked away thinking,"Man, how can somebody this dumb ever play major-league baseball?" I've walked away thinking someone isn't a MENSA cnadidate, but hell, being dumb might sometimes help you play baseball. Or even pretending that you're dumb. Dustin Pedroia might fit that category. He gives a lot of mundane non answers to questions and claims to pay zero attention to stats. Bullcrap. Dustin Pedroia knows every one of his numbers short of maybe VORP. (David Laurila)


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