Dec 3 2:53p
Barnes was traded to the Rockies on Tuesday along with Jordan Lyles, in exchange for Dexter Fowler and a player to be named later.
Barnes' numbers at the highest level (.233/.282/.330) suggest he's best suited for a reserve role. In 136 games with the Astros in 2013, Barnes hit just .240, despite a .327 BABIP, with a .105 ISO. However, considering the Rockies' other corner outfield options (Charlie Blackmon, Corey Dickerson), it's conceivable that Barnes could at least compete for a starting job next spring.