Has a daughter named Maisy...Graduated from St. Petersburg (FL) High School, where he also played football... Attended Florida Gulf Coast University... This past November participated in his first Stars and Stripes Honor Flight.....through these flights, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and terminally-ill veterans are flown to Washington, DC to visit their respective memorials...Enjoys fishing and golf.....follow him on Twitter (@j_barnes30)
Made his first career Opening Day roster... Went 3-4 with a 4.00 ERA and 2 saves in 73 relief appearances during his first full season... His 73 appearances ranked second on the team (Corey Knebel - 76) and tied for sixth in the National League.....also ranked fourth in the NL in holds (24)...Held opponents to a .220 batting average with 80 strikeouts in 72.0 innings...Retired 51 of 73 first batters faced (69.9%)... Stranded 12 of 17 inherited runners (70.6%)... Did not allow an earned run over his first 12 appearances (12.1ip, 4h, 1r, 0er, 5bb, 14k)... Posted a 0.93 ERA over his final 8 appearances (9.2ip, 2h, 1r, 1er, 4bb, 8k)... Earned his first Major League win on 5/17 at San Dieg... Notched saves on 4/20 vs. St. Louis and 5/28 vs. Arizona
Began the year at Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he went 2-1 with a 1.21 ERA and 1 save in 17 relief appearances.....held opponents to a .184 batting average (14-for-76, 1hr)...Was recalled by Milwaukee on 6/2...Went 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 1 save in 27 relief appearances for the Brewers• Held opponents to a .245 batting average (24-for-98, 1hr) with 26 strikeouts in 26.2 innings...Retired 17 of 27 first batters faced (63.0%) ...Stranded 4 of 5 inherited runners (80.0%)...Made his Major League debut on 6/3 at Philadelphia, tossing a perfect eighth inning (2k).....struck out the first batter he faced (Tommy Joseph)...as on the 15-day disabled list from 7/27-9/1, retroactive to 7/26, with right elbow soreness...On 8/26 was sent to Double-A Biloxi on rehab assignment (3 games)...Posted a 3.71 ERA prior to going on the disabled list (17ip, 7er) and a 0.93 ERA after being reinstated (9.2ip, 1er)...Notched his first Major League save on 10/1 at Colorado.
Went 4-5 with a 3.36 ERA in 39 games (6 starts) at Double-A Biloxi…Recorded 84 strikeouts in just 75.0 innings…Was 1-4 with a 3.81 ERA as a starter (28.1ip, 12er) and 3-1 with a 3.09 ERA in relief (46.2ip, 16er)…Made 6 of his fi rst 7 appearances as a starting pitcher…Following the season pitched for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League and went 1-0 without allowing a run over 8 relief appearances (11.2ip, 6h, 3bb, 17k, .154ba)…Added to the 40-man roster on 11/20.