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Luis Barrera

Luis Barrera

CF | B/T: L/L | 6' 0" 205 | Age: 23
Tamboril, Dominican Republic
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 240 224 35 72 4 24 9 .321 .357 .513 .871
Career Minors 1747 1576 234 441 21 183 62 .280 .337 .412 .749
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .321 4 24 9 .871
Career Minors .280 21 183 62 .749

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 DSL Athletics DSL ROK 39 149 126 15 24 5 4 4 20 18 22 3 3 3 .190 .302 .389 .691
2014 DSL Athletics DSL ROK 16 52 46 2 6 0 0 0 3 5 12 2 0 0 .130 .216 .130 .346
2015 AZL Athletics AZL ROK 37 133 115 17 33 3 2 0 12 12 26 1 0 0 .287 .344 .348 .691
2016 2 Teams Minors 60 253 229 34 71 14 2 3 22 20 46 8 3 0 .310 .361 .428 .789
2016 Vermont Lake Monsters NYP A(Short) 41 177 159 26 51 10 0 2 18 16 29 5 2 0 .321 .379 .421 .800
2016 Beloit Snappers MID A(Full) 19 76 70 8 20 4 2 1 4 4 17 3 1 0 .286 .320 .443 .763
2017 2 Teams Minors 108 425 392 56 103 15 7 7 38 24 86 16 8 3 .263 .307 .390 .698
2017 Stockton Ports CAL A(Adv) 35 124 114 15 26 2 0 4 16 8 25 3 1 0 .228 .276 .351 .627
2017 Beloit Snappers MID A(Full) 73 301 278 41 77 13 7 3 22 16 61 13 7 3 .277 .320 .406 .726
2018 2 Teams Minors 124 495 444 75 132 26 11 3 64 41 81 23 7 5 .297 .361 .426 .787
2018 Stockton Ports CAL A(Adv) 88 351 313 51 89 18 7 3 46 32 63 10 4 3 .284 .354 .415 .770
2018 Midland RockHounds TEX AA 36 144 131 24 43 8 4 0 18 9 18 13 3 2 .328 .378 .450 .828
2019 Midland RockHounds TEX AA 54 240 224 35 72 9 11 4 24 12 48 9 7 1 .321 .357 .513 .871

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 35 | Run: 65 | Arm: 55 | Field: 55 | Overall: 45

Barrera was the biggest international sign by the A's in the 2012-13 signing period, with his $450,000 bonus in July 2012 the top among five players who received six figures from the organization. He's moved methodically, not touching full-season ball until his fourth summer in 2016. Since then, he's earned in-season promotions in '17 and '18 and really jumped more firmly on the prospect map by hitting his way to Double-A in '18 and earning a spot on the 40-man roster.

Perhaps the most improved player in the organization, Barrera came into his own in 2018 in terms of his approach and consistency in his at-bats. With a line-drive, slashing style, Barrera is showing he has the ability to hit for average with excellent bat control, a decrease in his strikeout rate and an increased willingness to draw walks. He won't be a home run hitter because of his flat bat path, but there could be a bit more pop to unlock at some point. Aggressive with good instincts, Barrera uses his speed well to steal bases. He also uses it to play all three outfield positions and his defensive play has improved nearly as much as his bat has.

Barrera does have the tools to play center field regularly. If his step forward offensively is for real, he could shed the fourth outfielder profile and become a regular in the big leagues.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
09/09/2019 Oakland Athletics recalled CF Luis Barrera from Midland RockHounds.
09/09/2019 Oakland Athletics placed CF Luis Barrera on the 60-day injured list. Right shoulder surgery.
07/01/2019 Midland RockHounds placed CF Luis Barrera on the 7-day injured list.
05/06/2019 Midland RockHounds activated CF Luis Barrera from the 7-day injured list.
04/20/2019 Midland RockHounds placed CF Luis Barrera on the 7-day injured list.
04/01/2019 CF Luis Barrera assigned to Midland RockHounds from Las Vegas Aviators.
03/03/2019 Oakland Athletics optioned CF Luis Barrera to Las Vegas Aviators.
12/27/2018 Tigres del Licey placed OF Luis Barrera on the reserve list.
11/20/2018 Oakland Athletics selected the contract of Luis Barrera from Midland RockHounds.
11/20/2018 OF Luis Barrera assigned to Tigres del Licey.
08/30/2018 Midland RockHounds activated CF Luis Barrera from the 7-day disabled list.
08/27/2018 Midland RockHounds placed CF Luis Barrera on the 7-day disabled list.
07/15/2018 CF Luis Barrera assigned to Midland RockHounds from Stockton Ports.
04/02/2018 RF Luis Barrera assigned to Stockton Ports from Beloit Snappers.
01/08/2018 OF Luis Barrera assigned to Tigres del Licey.
09/06/2017 LF Luis Barrera assigned to Beloit Snappers from Stockton Ports.
07/12/2017 LF Luis Barrera assigned to Stockton Ports from Beloit Snappers.
05/09/2017 Beloit Snappers activated LF Luis Barrera from the 7-day disabled list.
04/26/2017 Beloit Snappers placed LF Luis Barrera on the 7-day disabled list.
08/05/2016 LF Luis Barrera assigned to Beloit Snappers from Vermont Lake Monsters.
06/15/2016 LF Luis Barrera assigned to Vermont Lake Monsters from AZL Athletics.
05/19/2015 LF Luis Barrera assigned to AZL Athletics from DSL Athletics.
07/03/2012 Oakland Athletics signed free agent LF Luis Barrera to a minor league contract.