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Felipe "Tres" Barrera III (born September 15, 1994) is a Mexican-American professional baseball catcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Tres Barrera
Washington Nationals – No. 73
Catcher
Born: (1994-09-15) September 15, 1994 (age 25)
Eagle Pass, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 14, 2019, for the Washington Nationals
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Batting average.000
Home runs0
Runs batted in0
Teams

Early life and amateur careerEdit

Barrera was born in Eagle Pass, Texas and grew up there until his family moved to the Rio Grande Valley when he was ten years old. He attended Sharyland High School, where he played both football and baseball.[1] He played college baseball at the University of Texas.

Barrera is of Mexican descent and is fluent in both English and Spanish.[2][3]

Professional careerEdit

Barrera was drafted in the 6th round (184th overall) by the Washington Nationals in the 2016 MLB Draft.[4] After signing with the Nationals he was assigned to the Auburn Doubledays of Class A Short Season New York–Penn League, where he hit .244 with three home runs and 17 RBIs in 48 games.[5] He batted .278 with eight home runs and 27 RBIs and 28 runs scored in 67 games the following season for Hagerstown Suns of the Class A South Atlantic League, although his playing time was limited due to a broken finger on his throwing hand.[6] He spent the 2018 season with the Class A-Advanced Potomac Nationals, slashing .263/.334/.386 with six home runs, 36 runs scored and 24 driven in and was named a Carolina League All-Star. He was selected by the Nationals to play in the Arizona Fall League for Salt River Rafters after the end of the season. Barrera participated in 2019 spring training as a member of the Major League camp, but was assigned to the Double-A Harrisburg Senators for the season,[7] hitting .249/.323/.381/.704 with 8 home runs and 46 RBI.

Washington NationalsEdit

The Nationals selected Barrera's contract on September 8, 2019.[8] He made his Major League debut on September 14, 2019 against the Atlanta Braves, lining out in a pinch-hit at bat.[9] Barrera played in two games with the Nationals in 2019, going hitless in two at-bats.[10] The Nationals finished with a 93-69 record in 2019, good enough to clinch a wild card spot. Barrera did not take part in any postseason action as the Nationals went on to win the World Series over the Houston Astros, their first in franchise history.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Calderon, Ricardo E. (June 2014). "Eagle Passan Tres Barrera heading to the NCAA Baseball College World Series". Eagle Pass Business Journal.
  2. ^ Houghtaling, Jeremy (July 28, 2016). "After being eased into lineup, catcher Tres Barrera finds ways to contribute for Auburn Doubledays". The Auburn Citizen. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  3. ^ Dougherty, Jesse (September 8, 2019). "Nationals call up Tres Barrera with catcher Kurt Suzuki feeling elbow pain". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  4. ^ Hummer, Chris (June 10, 2016). "Washington Nationals select Texas C Tres Barrera in MLB Draft". 247Sports.com. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  5. ^ Boss, Todd (November 1, 2016). "2016 Season Statistical review of the 2016 Draft Class". NationalsArmRace.com. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  6. ^ "Tres Barrera Minor & Winter Leagues Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  7. ^ Lusk, Lacy (March 6, 2019). "Tres Barrera Enjoys His First Big League Camp". Baseball America. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  8. ^ Ramos, Bryan (September 8, 2019). "Sharyland High alum Tres Barrera called-up by Washington Nationals". The Monitor. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  9. ^ Reddington, Patrick (September 14, 2019). "Washington Nationals lose 11th in last 15 with the Atlanta Braves, 10-1 final in D.C." FederalBaseball.com. SB Nation. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  10. ^ "Tres Barrera Stats". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  11. ^ "Washington Nationals win 2019 World Series". MLB. Retrieved October 31, 2019.

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