The 20-year-old hurler opened the season at Class A Advanced Inland Empire and recorded a 2.48 ERA with 13 walks and 57 strikeouts over 65 1/3 innings before being elevated to Double-A Mobile in June. Barria has continued to pitch well since his promotion, logging a 0.92 ERA with three walks and 16 strikeouts across 19 2/3 innings.
Barria, listed at 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds, is averaging a career-best 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings this season, up from a 6.0 K/9 in 117 innings with Class A Burlington in 2016.
"Barria's been doing an amazing job," Mobile pitching coach Buddy Carlyle told MiLB.com last week. "[Pitching coach Michael] Wuertz did a great job with him at Inland Empire. He's very advanced for his age and has a tremendous feel for pitching and a good feel for the game. He understands his body really well and has a very unique ability as a 20-year-old to command his off-speed pitches, which really helps him out."
The 2017 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will be held on Sunday, July 9, at 1 p.m. PT at Marlins Park in Miami and can be viewed live on MLB Network and MLB.com.
The U.S. Team leads the all-time series by an 11-7 margin, though the World Team snapped the Americans' six-game winning streak with an 11-3 victory in last year's matchup at Petco Park in San Diego.