Full name is Jacob Andrew Barnes…has one daughter named Maisy…played collegiately at Florida Gulf Coast University from 2009-11…struck out a team-high 68 batters his senior season across 55 innings of work…prepped at St. Petersburg HS (FL) where he also played football…received honorable mention All-State…selected in the 14th round of the 2011 MLB Draft by Milwaukee…signed by Tim McIlvaine.
Elected free agency on 6/18 after starting season with Detroit…made 22 appearances for the Tigers posting a 6.10 ERA and striking out 10 across 20.2 innings of work…signed four days later by Seattle to a Minor-League contract…entered four games in relief for Triple-A Tacoma before re-signing with the Tigers…released on 8/26 and joined New York-AL on 8/30, spending the rest of the season with Scranton/Wilkes Barre… made lone Major League appearance with the Yankees on 10/1 tossing 1.2 scoreless innings and punching out two.
Started the 2021 season in the New York Mets organization before being traded to Toronto on June 19...Picked up a save on May 21 at Miami...was his first save since April 18, 2018 vs. Cincinnati...Recorded 10 consecutive scoreless outings with Triple A Buffalo from August 6-September 10, throwing 10.0 shutout innings with four hits allowed and six strikeouts.
Appeared in 18 games with the Angels and went 0-2 with a 5.50 ERA (11 earned runs/18.0 innings) with four walks and 24 punchouts…Struck out a career-high five in 2.0 innings on Sept. 26 at Los Angeles-NL.
Played for Royals organization in final half of 2019 season before being released on Nov. 6… Pitched three games for Triple-A Omaha and 15 for Kansas City, all in relief...Claimed off waivers by Kansas City from Brewers on Aug. 1, 2019… Split time between Milwaukee and Triple-A San Antonio...Signed with Angels as a minor league free agent with a Spring Training invite, Dec. 23, 2019.
Went 0-1 with a 3.33 ERA and 2 saves in 49 relief appearances with Milwaukee...Had four stints with the team (Opening Day-5/11, 5/27-7/26, 8/4-8/12 and 8/30-end)... Opponents batted .266.....had 47 strikeouts in 48.2 innings...Retired 30 of 49 first batters faced (61.2%)... Stranded 12 of 23 inherited runners (52.2%)... Notched saves on 3/29 at San Diego (Opening Day) and 4/18 vs. Cincinnati...Made 11 relief outings at Triple-A Colorado Springs, going 1-0 with a 1.54 ERA and 2 saves...Was not on the NLDS or NLCS rosters.
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.