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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]


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.


  1. 2007 Draft Tracker. 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. Retrieved on 2006-06-21.
  4. OSU in first and last Division I games of season. (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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