Charles Segars Barnes...Twitter: @charliebarnes5...Instagram: @charliebarnes5...graduated in three years from Clemson, majoring in parks, recreation and tourism management...when he graduated, became the 13th member of his family to earn a degree from Clemson... two-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll...brother, James, was a redshirt freshman quarterback on the 2016 Clemson football team... rated the 82nd best college prospect by Baseball America entering the 2017 draft...posted a 3.85 ERA (220.0 IP, 94 ER) with 54 walks and 220 strikeouts in 44 appearances (34 starts) over three seasons at Clemson...in 10 ACC regular-season starts in 2017 had a 3.53 ERA, .246 opponent batting average and 74 strikeouts, with 17 walks in 63.2 innings pitched...graduate of Sumter (SC) High School, where he was named the South Carolina Pitcher of the Year as a senior, Perfect Game First-Team All-Atlantic selection and All-State as a junior and senior...led his team to the state championship as a freshman and senior...named the No. 2 player and No. 1 left-hander in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects as a senior.
Was an invite to Twins spring training, the first of career...Added to 60-man Player Pool on Sept. 5 and spent the final month of season at alternate training site in St. Paul, MN...Participated in Twins Fall Instructional League during October in Ft. Myers, FL.
Posted a 7-8 record, 4.88 ERA (131.0 IP, 71 ER) in 26 appearances (25 starts), with 55 walks and 124 strikeouts across Single-A Ft. Myers (8 games/starts), Double-A Pensacola (14 games, 13 starts) and Triple-A Rochester (4 games/starts)...Led all Twins minor league pitchers with 25 games started...his 124 strikeouts tied for fourth most in the organization and his 131.0 innings pitched were second...Began the season at Single-A Ft. Myers, where he went 3-2 with a 6.51 ERA (37.1 IP, 27 ER) before being promoted to Double-A Pensacola on May 27...on May 18 matched his career high with eight strikeouts across 4.2 innings in a no-decision...Struck out seven batters in his first career Double-A appearance on May 29, allowing four hits across 5.0 scoreless innings, with no walks and one hit batter...went 3-4 with a 3.60 ERA (75.0 IP, 30 ER) in 14 games (13 starts) for the Blue Wahoos, with 24 walks and 73 strikeouts... equaled his career high with eight strikeouts on July 2, yielding two hits and two walks over 7.0 shutout innings...Transferred to Triple-A Rochester on August 9 and finished the season with the Red Wings...made four starts, posting a 6.75 ERA (18.2 IP, 14 ER)...his best Triple-A start came on August 15, when he allowed just two runs over 5.0 innings, with no walks and five strikeouts.
Went 6-6 with a 2.81 ERA (118.1 IP, 37 ER) in 23 starts with Single-A Ft. Myers, where he spent the entire year...led all qualified Twins minor league pitchers in ERA; tied for third in starts and winning percentage, while ranking fifth in opponent batting average (.260)...over the second half of the season, was 5-2 with a 1.87 ERA (62.2 IP, 13 ER) with 19 walks and 34 strikeouts; first half of the season was 1-4 with a 3.88 ERA (55.2 IP, 24 ER)...set a new career best with eight strikeouts in 4.2 innings on April 7 but took the loss after allowing five runs...posted a 1.50 ERA (30.0 IP, 5 ER) in June, followed by a 1.98 ERA (27.1 IP, 6 ER) in July.
Began first professional season with Rookie Elizabethton...made six appearances for the E-Twins...allowed three runs in his first two starts (5.2 IP), but did not allow an earned run in his next four appearances (3 starts) over 17.0 IP (2 unearned runs)...owned a 0.37 ERA (24.1 IP, 1 ER) in six July appearances (5 starts), his lowest monthly ERA in his career...transferred to Single-A Cedar Rapids July 30...made six starts for the Kernels, allowing runs in three of the six.