The Astros have called up center fielder Brandon Barnes from Triple-A OKC, the Corpus Christi twitter page confirms. No official word yet on corresponding roster moves or what Barnes' role will be with the team, but stay tuned.
The Houston Astros 5th round pick is off to a great professional start hitting .361/.459/.559 with 8 Doubles, 4 Triples, 4 Homeruns, 18 Stolen Bases, and a 22/18 BB/K rate in 39 New York-Penn League games.
He talks about the draft, having his own baseball card while he was still in high school, and more.
Don't know if looking at his old draft profile means much, but interesting to see what people thought of him as he was drafted. He has a Chipper Jones type of body apparently, and he has "plus, plus bat speed" and bad defense at third... CJ 2.0? I am hoping for more from him as a future DH! Plus he's a switchhitter!