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Kyle David Barraclough (born May 23, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Miami Marlins. His surname is pronounced "bear-claw".[1]

Kyle Barraclough
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Barraclough with the Miami Marlins in 2018
Washington Nationals – No. 20
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 June 15, 2019)
Win–loss record16–14
Earned run average3.54



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 went 6-5 with a 3.60 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]


Barraclough grew up a San Francisco Giants fan.[10]


  1. ^ "Kyle Barraclough". Retrieved July 4, 2016.
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  4. ^ "Kyle Barraclough Selected By Twins In MLB Draft". Retrieved December 3, 2015.
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  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.
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