Tony Barnette

Born: 11/09/1983 (Age: 35)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200
Primary Position: RHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Signed as free agent, 12/15/15 (TEX)
Entry Point: IFA
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: March 7th, 2016
Dates Seen: 2010-2014
Level: MLB
Affiliate: Texas Rangers
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Physical Description
Slender, strong lower half; athletic build.
Mechanical Notes
Compact delivery with some effort; arm action hides the ball in back a bit. Will rush at times and can have a soft front side. Gets good angle, drives downhill. Lands hard, does not finish in good fielding position.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2016 50 50 Role 50: Set-up, 7th inning Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 60 60 89-94 96 Flat run on the four-seam; life, late hop in the zone. two-seam sink, arm-side bore.
Flat run on the four-seam; life, late hop in the zone. two-seam sink, arm-side bore.
Curveball
Curveball 50 50 77-79 81 11-to-5; good arm speed; tight rotation, can dial-up snap, but inconsistent. Backs up on him often; 4th pitch.
11-to-5; good arm speed; tight rotation, can dial-up snap, but inconsistent. Backs up on him often; 4th pitch.
Slider
Slider 55 55 80-84 86 Sld/Cut variations; can get big/sweepy; good one has above-average 3/4 depth, bite; can locate arm side and looks to use out of zone for put away. Use primarily to right-handed hitters.
Sld/Cut variations; can get big/sweepy; good one has above-average 3/4 depth, bite; can locate arm side and looks to use out of zone for put away. Use primarily to right-handed hitters.
Cutter
Cutter 60 60 87-92 94 Uses majority of the time. Hard, late dart; variations off the slider; gets some glove-side depth; confident using to backdoor; will use to both righties and lefties, very good feel with it; out pitch.
Uses majority of the time. Hard, late dart; variations off the slider; gets some glove-side depth; confident using to backdoor; will use to both righties and lefties, very good feel with it; out pitch.
Overall Summary
Role 5, average set-up man, 7th inning. High-energy, aggressive guy that throws strikes, works quick and pounds down in the zone. Approach compliments the stuff; looks for soft contact early, gets ground-balls. Stuff is firm, late life. Good two-way fastball that he can locate to both sides; leans on Cutter. Will challenge guys, not timid. Can lose the zone at times and have everything leak up and arm-side. All hard, lacks ability to really change speeds, Curve used primarily early in counts. Limited ability to go multiple innings, but can go back-to-back nights and maintain stuff.