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Kyle David Barraclough (born May 23, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Miami Marlins, Washington Nationals, and San Francisco Giants. His surname is pronounced "bear-claw".[1]

Kyle Barraclough
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Barraclough with the Miami Marlins in 2018
Free agent
Born: (1990-05-23) May 23, 1990 (age 29)
Santa Clara, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 7, 2015, for the Miami Marlins
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record16–14
Earned run average3.53


After graduating from Wilcox High School in Santa Clara, California,[2] Barraclough played college baseball at St. Mary's College of California. In 2011, his junior year, he had a 6–5 win-loss record with a 3.60 earned run average (ERA) in 15 games (14 starts).[3] After the season, he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 40th round of the 2011 MLB draft, but did not sign.[4] As a senior in 2012, he pitched to a 2–9 record with a 3.95 ERA in 84 innings.[5] He was then drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh round of the 2012 MLB draft.[6]

Miami MarlinsEdit

On July 24, 2015, Barraclough was traded to the Miami Marlins for Steve Cishek.[7] He was called up to the majors for the first time on August 7, 2015.[8] He struck out Joey Terdoslavich for his first Major League strikeout. He finished 2–1 with a 2.59 ERA in ​24 13 innings, he struck out 30 while issuing 18 walks. In 2016, he struck out 113 in just ​72 23 innings. He also issued 44 walks. The next season he appeared in 66 games, striking out 76 in 66 innings. On June 3, 2018, he replaced Brad Ziegler as closer.[citation needed]

Washington NationalsEdit

On October 10, 2018, Barraclough was traded to the Washington Nationals for international slot value.[9] He was sent down to the Harrisburg Senators of the Class AA Eastern League on July 27, 2019, after struggling to a 6.66 ERA in 33 appearances.[10] On August 6, 2019, Barraclough was designated for assignment.

San Francisco GiantsEdit

On August 9, 2019, the San Francisco Giants claimed Barraclough from the Nationals off of waivers.[11] On August 15, Barraclough was designated for assignment. He was outrighted to AAA by the Giants on August 16.[12] On September 2, the Giants selected Barraclough's contract. Barraclough was designated for assignment on October 30 and elected free agency on November 1.[13]


Barraclough grew up a Giants' fan.[2]


  1. ^ "Kyle Barraclough". Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Former Wilcox Star Shining in the Major Leagues – The Silicon Valley Voice". Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "Kyle Barraclough Selected By Twins In MLB Draft – SMC California Athletics". Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  4. ^ "Kyle Barraclough Selected By Twins In MLB Draft". Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  5. ^ Wagaman, Andrew. "Cardinals make draft picks in rounds 2–15 today | Cardinal Beat". Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  6. ^ "BSB – Kyle Barraclough Drafted By Cardinals in Seventh Round". Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  7. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals add former Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek to bullpen". Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  8. ^ Fox Sports. "Miami Marlins place Jose Urena, Andre Rienzo on DL; call up Kendry Flores, Kyle Barraclough". FOX Sports. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  9. ^ "Nationals acquire reliever Kyle Barraclough from the Marlins". Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  10. ^ Collier, Jamal (July 27, 2019). "Kyle Barraclough optioned to Double-A Harrisburg | Washington Nationals". Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  11. ^ August 9, 2019, 7:52 PM UTC. "Giants claim Kyle Barraclough from Nationals". Retrieved August 9, 2019.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  12. ^ Jeff Todd (August 16, 2019). "Giants Outright Kyle Barraclough". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
  13. ^ Kerry Crowley (October 30, 2019). "Giants make first acquisition of offseason, add left-handed starting pitcher". The Mercury News. Retrieved October 30, 2019.

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