Jose Barrero

Jose Barrero

24-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Cincinnati Reds
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Barrero has had a reputation throughout his ascencion of the minor leagues as a strong defender with the raw tools to be something special at the big league level. He has amassed nearly 300 plate appearances over the past three seasons in the majors and owns a career 14 wRC+ in that time. Remember, 100 is average, so that is how far away Barrero is in moving expectations to reality. He has speed, but a career .215 OBP severely limits his chances to use that speed. He has also struck out in 40% of his plate appearances and has not accepted walks because pitchers have simply overmatched him at the plate as he continues to flail away at major league pitching. He still has one more year of options and Cincinnati would be wise to allow him more development time in Louisville before what is left of his confidence at the major league level evaporates. You can keep him on a watch list in your respective research tools, but he is undraftable outside of 50-round draft and hold formats. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a $5 million contract with the Reds in June of 2017.
Playing time on rise
SSCincinnati Reds
October 3, 2022
Barrero will start at shortstop and bat eighth in Monday's game against the Cubs.
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Before resting in Sunday's 8-1 loss to Chicago, Barrero had started in each of the past five games. He'll be back in the lineup as the series with the Cubs shifts to Cincinnati, but the 24-year-old hasn't done much to prove that he's deserving of a full-time role heading into 2023. Over his last 12 games, Barrero has gone 5-for-41 with a 48.8 percent strikeout rate.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
32
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
14
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+37%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+34%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+8%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+90%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .543 87 7 2 8 1 .205 .241 .301
Since 2020vs Right .395 211 14 0 7 5 .156 .204 .191
2022vs Left .497 44 4 2 4 0 .146 .205 .293
2022vs Right .370 130 9 0 6 4 .153 .192 .177
2021vs Left .579 23 2 0 2 1 .227 .261 .318
2021vs Right .624 33 2 0 1 0 .179 .303 .321
2020vs Left .600 20 1 0 2 0 .300 .300 .300
2020vs Right .316 48 3 0 0 1 .149 .167 .149
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+11%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+40%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+21%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .416 132 13 0 5 2 .164 .227 .189
Since 2020Away .463 163 8 2 10 4 .178 .209 .255
2022Home .324 70 8 0 4 2 .123 .186 .138
2022Away .452 104 5 2 6 2 .170 .202 .250
2021Home .661 28 3 0 1 0 .217 .357 .304
2021Away .548 28 1 0 2 1 .185 .214 .333
2020Home .412 34 2 0 0 0 .206 .206 .206
2020Away .426 31 2 0 2 1 .200 .226 .200
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Stat Review
How does Jose Barrero compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.12
 
BB Rate
5.2%
 
K Rate
43.7%
 
BABIP
.264
 
ISO
.055
 
AVG
.152
 
OBP
.195
 
SLG
.206
 
OPS
.401
 
wOBA
.184
 
Exit Velocity
87.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
25.8%
 
Barrels/PA
1.1%
 
Expected BA
.140
 
Expected SLG
.211
 
Sprint Speed
24.2 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
39.8%
 
Line Drive %
17.0%
 
Fly Ball %
43.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
Garcia made waves early in spring training with a two-homer game against the Angels and followed that up with a few more loud hits, exciting a fanbase eager to have some hope at shortstop. Alas, when he got the call with the Reds in August, essentially skipping two levels, he hit a paltry .194/.206/.194 in 68 plate appearances, striking out 26 times against just one walk. He'll probably begin 2021 in the minors, as he clearly needs more time to develop. Reds GM Nick Krall has suggested that they are looking to bring in a shorstop from outside the organization this offseason, as they currently only have Garcia and Kyle Farmer following the departure of Freddy Galvis.
Signed for $5 million out of Cuba in 2017, Garcia underwhelmed in his first season in the Reds organization but got his career on track in 2019. He was 31% better than the average Florida State League hitter by wRC+, registering a .358 wOBA in 452 plate appearances with 15 stolen bases in 17 attempts. He was 21 years old last season, and his performance at the next rung of the minor-league ladder -- at a more age-appropriate level -- will provide a better gauge of where Garcia stands in his development. There is not a lot of power here and his patience is lacking (5.5 BB% last season), but his bat-to-ball skills and speed make Garcia a player to keep an eye on. The Reds will need to add Garcia to the 40-man roster next winter for Rule 5 protection, and they may have a vacancy at shortstop in 2021.
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On bench again Sunday
SSCincinnati Reds
September 25, 2022
Barrero is not in the lineup Sunday against the Brewers.
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Retreats to bench
SSCincinnati Reds
September 24, 2022
Barrero isn't in the lineup Saturday against Milwaukee.
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Remains out of lineup
SSCincinnati Reds
September 22, 2022
Barrero isn't starting Thursday against the Brewers.
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Not starting Wednesday
SSCincinnati Reds
September 21, 2022
Barrero isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox.
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Remains on bench for matinee
SSCincinnati Reds
September 17, 2022
Barrero isn't starting the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
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