Jeremy David Barnes
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 190 lb.
- School University of Notre Dame
- High School South Garland High School
- Born April 13, 1987 in Rowlett, TX USA
Jeremy Barnes played as high as AAA and starred in both Australia and the independent leagues.
Barnes was All-State as a high school senior, hitting .430; the year before, he set a school record in ERA (1.31). As a freshman at Notre Dame, he batted .294/.381/.420 with 49 RBI in 58 games. He was the first Freshman since Dan Peltier (1987) to led Notre Dame in RBI. He led Big East freshmen in RBI and triples (6). He fell to .258/.329/.335 as a sophomore, though he was 8-for-8 in steals. His junior year, he rebounded, producing at a .307/.395/.513 clip with 50 RBI in 55 games. He was second in the Big East in RBI by a second baseman, behind Jedd Gyorko, leading Notre Dame in that department. As a senior, he formed a potent punch with A.J. Pollock, hitting .353/.438/.655 with 53 runs, 15 homers and 70 RBI in 59 games to Pollock's .365/.443/.610 with 69 R, 10 HR and 52 RBI. He was among the Big East leaders in total bases (152, 5th between Mike Spina and Gyorko), triples (tied for 5th), walks (tied for 7th, 35), RBI (4th, between Phil Wunderlich and Spina) and homers (tied for 6th with Austin Markel). Pitt's Chris Sedon beat him out for All-Conference honors at 2B. He was taken by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 11th round of the 2009 amateur draft, one round after Josh Zeid. Nate Dion was the scout.
Jeremy fielded .930 as the main shortstop for the 2009 Williamsport Crosscutters, while batting .287/.359/.464. He tied for 10th in the New York-Penn League in triples. In 2010, he batted .292/.383/.441 for the Lakewood BlueClaws, rapping 38 doubles. He played 2B and 3B mainly that year. He was third in the South Atlantic League in doubles, behind Jake Goebbert and Nolan Arenado and was second to Darin Ruf in the Phillies chain. He fell off a bit in 2011, split between Lakewood (.230/.260/.322 in 22 G) and the Clearwater Threshers (.267/.335/.403); his 28 doubles tied Freddy Galvis for 8th in the Philadelphia farm system. In '12, he struggled with Clearwater (.161/.245/.184 in 24 G), the Reading Phillies (.192/.271/.202 in 22 G) and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (0 for 2, BB, R).
Australia and indies
He starred for the Canberra Cavalry in the 2012-2013 Australian Baseball League, hitting .343/.423/.566 with 32 RBI in 45 games. He was among the ABL leaders in average (3rd behind Adam Buschini and Mitch Dening), OBP (2nd to Chris Snelling by 69 points), slugging (3rd after Buschini and Ryan Stovall), OPS (2nd by 23 points to Buschini), doubles (16, 1st), homers (7, tied for 4th with Welch and Stovall), RBI (tied for 2nd with Dening and Stovall, 18 behind Buschini) and walks (22, 8th).
Let go by Philadelphia, he spent most of 2013 with the New Jersey Jackals (.319/.378/.528, 16 HR, 64 R, 57 RBI in 90 G), also playing 3 games (0 for 4) for the Camden Riversharks. He was among the Canadian-American Association in average (a distant second to Bridger Hunt's .402), homers (tied for second with Jon Smith, behind Steve Brown), runs (tied for 5th with Sébastien Boucher), OPS (2nd to Hunt), slugging (3rd) and OBP (9th). He was named the league's All-Star shortstop and "Star of Stars".
Back with Canberra, he starred as their cleanup man in the 2013 Asia Series, helping them become the first Australian team to make the finale of an Asia Series. He faded to .260/.350/.422 for the Jackals in 2014. He tied Brown and Jerod Edmondson for 8th in home runs. He hit well in limited time for Canberra in 2015-2016 (.312/.413/.481, 22 R in 27 G) to end his career as a player.
Barnes was involved in amateur baseball development in Canberra then became a coach with the Tri-City ValleyCats in 2017-2018. In 2022, he was named assistant hitting coach of the New York Mets.
- 2012 Phillies Media Guide
- Can-Am Association site
- Mister Baseball
- Notre Dame bio
- ABL page
- The Baseball Cube
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