Franklin Barreto

Position: SS
Born: 02/27/96
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Via trade from the Blue Jays on November 28, 2014, along with LHP Sean Nolin, RHP Kendall Graveman and 3B Brett Lawrie for 3B Josh Donaldson (OAK). Originally signed as an international free agent (Venezuela) on June 20, 2013 (TOR).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
Hitting .281 with eight home runs, 32 RBIs, four stolen bases and 10 doubles in 68 games at Nashville (Triple-A) for a .326 OBP and .428 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Nashville on June 24 when INF Chad Pinder went on the 10-day DL.
MLB Debut Date: 06/24/17

Debut Details
June 24, in a 10-2 win over the White Sox. A last-minute addition to the lineup when starting second baseman Jed Lowrie was scratched, he played second and batted seventh, going 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBIs. He also made a fielding error in the third inning. In the second, facing right-handed starter James Shields, he struck out on three pitches. In the third, he hit a one-out two-run home run to center field which scored Bruce Maxwell. In the fifth, against right-handed reliever Michael Ynoa, he hit a one-out single to center, moved to second when Jaycob Brugman drew a walk, advanced to third on a single by Adam Rosales and scored when Matt Joyce drew a bases-loaded walk. In the sixth, facing right-handed reliever Gregory Infante, he flew out to center. In the eighth, against right-handed reliever Tommy Kahnle, he flew out to right.

Player Notes
The top prospect in the Oakland system the past two seasons, Barreto's arrival was hastened by minor injuries to both shortstop Marcus Semien, currently on the DL, and Jed Lowrie, who is active but hobbled. One of the youngest players in the minors (Padres catcher Luis Torrens is two months younger), he combined to hit .284 with 11 home runs, 53 RBIs and 30 steals between Midland (Double-A) and Nashville in 2016, adding 25 doubles for a .326/.428 slash and leading the system in steals while earning Texas League All-Star honors. A three-time Organization All-Star (in 2013 and 2014 with Toronto and 2016 with Oakland), he was Northwest League MVP in 2014 with the Blue Jays when he hit .311 with six home runs, 61 RBIs and 29 stolen bases at short-season Vancouver. You can read ALL about Barreto in our introduction courtesy of Oakland prospect guru Melissa Lockard.