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Sugar Land Skeeters
By Chris Price
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SUGAR LAND, TEXAS (January 29, 2019) Former Sugar Land Skeeters outfielder Barrett Barnes has signed the Minor League deal with the New York Mets. The Fort Bend Austin High School alumni appeared in 112 game for the Skeeters, connected for 12 home runs and 51 RBI, while stealing 24 bases, and led the Atlantic League with 80 walks in 2018.
In a press release by the Skeeters, Barnes stated:
“First off, I just want to say thank you to my family, friends, and the community of Sugar Land, Texas, for welcoming me back with open arms. Thank you to the family that came and supported who hadn’t been able to watch me play in years. Thank you to friends who made it to weekend games. Thank you so much to Sugar Land, Texas and the Skeeters organization for allowing me to come home to play ball, get a breath of fresh air and to allow me to get my career back on track. Thank you to the coaching staff led by Pete Incaviglia. Thank you to the fans, volunteers, front office staff, grounds crew and locker room staff. To everyone involved, thank you so much for your hospitality and now I can’t wait to get back on track chasing my childhood dream with the New York Mets!”
The Sugar Land native was drafted out of Texas Tech by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2012 MLB Draft.