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Darwin Barney (born November 8, 1985 in Portland, Oregon) is a baseball shortstop who was drafted by the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball with the 127th overall pick in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.[1]

High schoolEdit

Barney graduated from Southridge High School in Beaverton, Oregon, where he led the school to its first baseball state championship in 2002.[2]

CollegeEdit

Barney attended Oregon State University and played for the Beavers for its back-to-back NCAA Division I Baseball Championships in 2006 and 2007,[3] and was named to the all-tournament team in 2007.[4]

He was the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 2005, and earned Freshman All-American honors.[3] In 2006, Barney was selected to Team USA by USA Baseball, where his team won the gold medal at the World University Championships.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Barney spent 2007-2009 in the Chicago Cubs minor-league system. In 2009 he split time with the Double-A Tennessee Smokies and the Triple-A Iowa Cubs. Throughout the 2009 season Barney averaged a .293 batting average in 137 games. In January 2010, Barney was invited to the Cubs' training camp.[5] In 2010, Barney will be playing for the Triple A Iowa Cubs. On August 11, 2010 Barney was called up from AAA to play with the Cubs after they traded Mike Fontenot to the San Francisco Giants.[6] Barney will be splitting time at Second Base and playing aside other rookie call up Starlin Castro who is currently playing at Shortstop.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2007 MLB.com Draft Tracker. MLB.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-21.
  2. Eggers, Kerry. "‘Little twerp’ grows into Southridge star", Portland Tribune, 2004-05-18. Retrieved on 2007-07-16.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Darwin Barney. OSUBeavers.com. Retrieved on 2006-06-21.
  4. OSU in first and last Division I games of season. OregonLive.com (2007-06-25). Retrieved on 2007-06-25.
  5. Non Roster Invitees.
  6. Barney the latest rookie to join the Cubs.

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