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Aug 18, 2007 - Aug 19, 2007   Green  23
Burlington Athletic Stadium - Burlington, NC
RJ Barnes
3B C, RHP 6-2 195   R/R

FB
77
60
7.27
40
OF
IF
75
1B
C
70
Pop
2.02
Range
75-77
CB
65
SL
69
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
RJ Barnes is a 2010 3B/C/P with a 6'2'', 195 lb. frame from Crozier, VA who attends Goochland HS. He has a very strong, athletic build, especially in his hips and legs. Barnes played a number of positions at the showcase but it was very evident that catcher was the best place for him. Along with having the strength for the position, Barnes received the ball cleanly, showed good side to side mobility and his arm worked much better than it did at third base or on the mound. We would encourage him to play behind the plate as much as possible. Barnes is a 7.27 runner but didn't show the kind of mobility or actions to think of him at third base in the long term. Offensively, Barnes hits from a very spread stance with a very complicated, multipiece swing. He has raw bat speed and some lift at contact and his strength is a plus. He needs to make some adjustments and simplify his approach to improve his contact but the raw tools are there. Barnes also pitched and threw 75-77 mph off the mound with both a curveball and slider. Barnes played hard and enjoyed being on the field and should be a good bet to keep improving with some good coaching. He is a good student, too.
PG Grade 7.0




Jul 17, 2007 - Jul 22, 2007   Rise Baseball Club  5
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
RJ Barnes
3B C, RHP 6-2 195   R/R

FB
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
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CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
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Sep 16, 2006 - Sep 17, 2006   Steel  23
Riverdale Community Recreation Center - College Park, MD
RJ Barnes
3B C, RHP 6-0 185   R/R

FB
60
7.65
40
OF
IF
69
1B
C
Pop
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
RJ Barnes is a 2009 3B/RHP/C that attends Goochland HS and resides in Crozier, VA with a 6'0", 185 lb. frame. RJ has an athletic build and showed a great work effort and love for the game. At the plate RJ showed good athletic actions in the box with good bat speed. His approach needs a lot of work as he is very jumpy and does not get himself in good hitting position. He has nice potential at the plate, but will really need to work on alot on his approach to see his potential. In the field RJ is athletic and gets to the ball but is really limited by his arm. He looks like he would be best at first base. On the mound RJ throws from a high 3/4 arm slot with a long arm action. He has some nice cut action on his fastball, but his command is all over the place. RJ has a great work ethic and seems to be a very good kid. He has some work to do, but there is little doubt he will do what is needed to improve. In time RJ could turn into a small to mid-level college prospect.
PG Grade 6.5




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RJ Barnes 60 2006 Mid-Atlantic Underclass Showcase
RJ Barnes Hitting 2006 Mid-Atlantic Underclass Showcase
RJ Barnes IF 2006 Mid-Atlantic Underclass Showcase
RJ Barnes P 2006 Mid-Atlantic Underclass Showcase
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