Johnny Barbato

Position: RHP
Born: 7/11/1992
Height: 6'1
Weight: 235
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Via trade from San Diego for RHP Shawn Kelley on December 29, 2014 (NYY). Originally drafted in the sixth round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SDP).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2015 SEASON STATS: Combined to go 6-2 with a 2.67 ERA in 40 games between Trenton (Double-A) and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A), striking out 70 while walking 25 in 67.1 innings and allowing 55 hits. At Scranton, he was 4-0 with a 0.36 ERA in 25 IP.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Already on the 40-man roster, he made the club out of spring training.
MLB Debut Date: 4/5/2016

Debut Details
April 5, in a 5-3 loss to the Astros. The last of four pitchers, he struck out three in 1.1 hitless innings. Coming on with two outs in the eighth inning, he hit the first batter he faced (fellow “debutante” Tyler White) before getting the final out of the inning, and then cruised through the ninth inning untouched.

Player Notes
Barbato brought a 3.55 career ERA over five seasons into the 2016 campaign, with all but the first year coming out of the bullpen. Fanning 326 batters in 317 IP, he’s limited hitters to a combined .236 BAA in that time. His numbers at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre no doubt helped tip the Yankees off that he could be ready for prime time. In his last season with the Padres prior his trade to New York, he posted a 2.87 ERA at San Antonio (Double-A), collecting 16 saves and striking out 33 in 31 IP while walking 10.