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2011 DRAFT: - Profile - RHP - Matt Barnes

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4-7-10 from: link  - RHP Matt Barnes (Connecticut): The 6-4, 205-pound Barnes could well find himself lumped with righthanders like Cole and Jungmann over the next year. He has excellent command of mid-90s type stuff and has been overmatching hitters all spring (5-0, 2.10, 34 IP/6 BB/35 K).


5-10 -10 from: - hlink  - Connecticut righthanded pitcher Matt Barnes and West Virginia third baseman Grant Buckner are the winners of the BIG EAST’s weekly baseball honors for the week-ending May 9.Barnes threw the first complete-game shutout of his career in a 14-0 win against Cincinnati on May 8, improving to 7-0 on the season. He allowed two hits and struck out eight batters, while walking one against 29 batters faced. Against BIG EAST opponents this season, the righthander owns a 2.17 ERA, ranking second in the conference. Overall, Barnes holds an ERA of 2.49 with a team-high 64 strikeouts. This is his first BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week honor.


6-13 from: - http://perfectgame.atinfopop.com/4/OpenTopic?a=tpc&s=114295945&f=6174069131&m=3221081702  - RHP, Matt Barnes, U Conn, 6'4 190, up to 95 but he's all over the place, release points vary, once he calms down, look out.


6-15-10 from: - http://www.deepleagues.com/?p=1830  – 2011 Mock Draft - 28. Tampa Bay Rays Matt Barnes P, Connecticut


6-28 from: - http://mlb.fanhouse.com/2010/06/27/anthony-ranaudo-matt-barnes-dazzle-but-should-sox-pay-ranaudo  - Results don't always match the stuff and vice versa, but in this particular case there was no discrepancy. Barnes was filthy from the very first pitch of the game. He worked at 93-96 mph with his fastball, reaching 97 twice on my gun. For most of the game, he was steadily at 94-95 mph. And, while his secondary stuff was certainly there, it was his fastball that really set the tone. It showed big, late life and bored up and in on right-handed hitters all night long. Share When he was getting ahead in the count, his fastball was close to unhittable up and out of the zone. On top of that exploding fastball, the bad news for hitters was that he had his secondary pitches working as well. While his secondary pitches do not grade as highly as his fastball, he was able to consistently spot his breaking ball both for strikes and down out of the zone when he needed to. He threw some of his breaking balls at 74-77 mph with more of a curveball break, but more effective for him, was a harder, sharper two-plane breaking ball with a slider break at 78-81 mph. Barnes showed the ability to throw both breaking balls to the front door and back door to righty hitters, and coming off his plus fastball, there were a lot of paralyzed hitters taking called third strikes. Couple that with the quality changeup he flashed at 83-85 mph, an easy delivery and, at least to me, this is a top-15 talent heading into the 2011 draft.


6-29 from: - Andy Seiler Mock Draft - http://www.mlbbonusbaby.com/2010/6/28/1541924/andys-first-2011-top-50#storyjump  – 19. Matt Barnes, RHP, Connecticut


7-1 from: - http://sullydraft.blogspot.com/  – 2011 Mock Draft – 38. Matt Barnes- RHP, Connecticut


7-1-10 from: - http://www.mlbbonusbaby.com/2010/7/1/1547221/all-questions-answered#comments  - Barnes was the standout. Despite being saddled with the loss, Barnes racked up 14 strikeouts for Wareham and allowed just one walk, four hits, and one run over seven dominant innings of work. Results don’t always match the stuff and vice versa, but in this particular case there was no discrepancy. Barnes was filthy from the very first pitch of the game. He worked at 93-96 mph with his fastball, reaching 97 twice on my gun. For most of the game, he was steadily at 94-95 mph. And, while his secondary stuff was certainly there, it was his fastball that really set the tone. It showed big, late life and bored up and in on right-handed hitters all night long. When he was getting ahead in the count, his fastball was close to unhittable up and out of the zone. On top of that exploding fastball, the bad news for hitters was that he had his secondary pitches working as well. While his secondary pitches do not grade as highly as his fastball, he was able to consistently spot his breaking ball both for strikes and down out of the zone when he needed to. He threw some of his breaking balls at 74-77 mph with more of a curveball break, but more effective for him, was a harder, sharper two-plane breaking ball with a slider break at 78-81 mph. Barnes showed the ability to throw both breaking balls to the front door and back door to righty hitters, and coming off his plus fastball, there were a lot of paralyzed hitters taking called third strikes. Couple that with the quality changeup he flashed at 83-85 mph, an easy delivery and, at least to me, this is a top-15 talent heading into the 2011 draft.


7-3 from: - http://mlb.fanhouse.com/2010/07/03/early-follow-list-for-2011-mlb-draft  - from Fanhouse.com MLB Draft guru Frankie Piliere – Matt Barnes RHP UConn - Front of the rotation stuff. 93-96 w/ the fastball, throws breaking ball for strikes. Swing-and-miss stuff.


7-3 from: - http://milbprospects.blogspot.com/2010/07/early-version-of-top-50-prospects-for.html  - Top 50 - 36 Matt Barnes , RHP , Connecticut


7-23-10 from: - http://pnrscouting.com/articles_teamusacollegiate_finalroster_07212010.html  - USA CNT Roster Breakdown, Spring Stat Links and Trials Notes: - Matt Barnes - RHSP So. Univ. of Connecticut - Trials Notes: Barnes backed-up his early-Cape performance with two solid outings over the Trials week. His arm action is a little on the long side -- getting the ball out early and hooks it behind him, showing it to first -- but he repeats his slot fairly well and generates plus velocity through excellent arm speed (that arm speed also helps him to keep a solid tempo and clean release. His fastball is a low-90s offering that he can get downhill out of his 3/4 slot and he commands it fairly well. Barnes shows a true curve with solid bite and depth and a slider with solid late action and some tilt. Both are potential average or better offerings, and his change-up could end-up the best of his secondaries, coming with some deception and good fade. The Huskies righty gets good extension and does an admirable job repeating his slot with each of his four offerings and is a potential 1st Round arm in next year's draft if he continues to progress through the Summer/Spring.

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