Danny Barnes

Position: RHP
Born: 10/21/1989
Height: 6'1
Weight: 195
B/T: L/R
Acquired: Drafted in the 35th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TOR).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 3-1 with an 0.84 ERA in 36 games between New Hampshire (Double-A) and Buffalo (Triple-A), striking out 61 while walking just five and scattering 22 hits in 53.1 IP.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Buffalo August 2 when RHP Bo Schultz was sent down.?
MLB Debut Date: 8/2/2016

Debut Details
August 2, in a 2-1 win against the Astros. The second of three pitchers, he tossed one inning of one-hit, shutout ball, striking out two. Out of 17 pitches, 12 were for strikes. Coming on in relief of starter R.A. Dickey, Barnes started the bottom of the eighth inning and got the first batter he faced, George Springer, to pop out to shortstop. Alex Bregman followed by striking out swinging and then, after Jose Altuve singled to left field, Carlos Correa struck out swinging to end the threat.?

Player Notes
The New York-born Ivy Leaguer’s big league debut came in a low-scoring game that featured only five pitchers, but two of them were making their MLB debuts – Barnes for the Jays and Joe Musgrove for the Astros. Looking at his stats for the first half of 2016, they certainly indicate why the Jays called up the Princeton product (and only lead one to wonder what took so long). Barnes brings a career 2.45 ERA into his big league debut, and in his pro career overall had struck out 406 batters and walked just 88 in 312.1 IP. In 2015 at New Hampshire, he was 3-2 with a 2.97 ERA in 40 games, fanning 74 and walking 19 in 61 innings.