|Born: December 1, 1991
Height: 5′ 11″
Signed: Int. FA, Pittsburgh Pirates, 2008
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
|Barrios was one of the Pirates’ top international signings for 2009, getting a bonus of $250,000. He’s an infielder who was considered a strong hitter. He’s stocky and has played more at third than at short. He’s missed a lot of time, including all of 2010, due to injuries. Barrios’ first name is spelled differently by different sources.
Played primarily short in debut season. Barrios started strongly, hitting .371 in June, but slumped to .205 in July. His K:BB ratio went from 12:7 to 18:3.
Was slated for the GCL, but unfortunately had hamate surgery and missed the season.
Got off to a fast start in the GCL, but slumped to 238/289/262 over his last ten games before getting hurt. I don’t know what the injury was, but it cost him the last half of the season. He played mostly third, with a few games at second and two at short. He had a decent walk rate, but also struck out in a quarter of his at-bats. He showed some good gap power and did well on the bases.
Barrios didn’t make the West Virginia roster and instead opened at State College. He divided his time between second and third, although Jodaneli Carvajal and D.J. Crumlich, respectively, were the regulars at those positions. He didn’t hit much at all.
Barrios has some hitting ability, but he struggles with off-speed stuff, which probably accounts for his problems at State College. He’ll probably return to the New York-Penn League in 2013, but he may rank behind other players for playing time.
|2013: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: $250,000
MiLB Debut: 2009
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2014
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2012
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 5, 2008: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent with a $250,000 bonus.|