Joseph Israel Barlow...went 3-3 with a 2.12 ERA (11 ER/46.2 IP) and 51 strikeouts over 13 games/7 starts as a sophomore at Salt Lake Community College…also started 25 games behind the plate for the Bruins…was a 2014 All-State selection at Riverton (Utah) High School…has seven brothers and three sisters.
Recorded 14.68 strikeouts per 9 innings (93 SO/57.0 IP) across 3 levels of the Texas farm system, the 6th-highest rate among minor league pitchers with at least 50.0 IP...named the best reliever in the Carolina League in Baseball America's annual Best Tools survey after posting a .132/.269/.197/.466 opp. slash line over 17 appearances at Down East…honored with organization's internal Reliever of the Month award for May, going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER/14.0 IP) and 4 BB/25 SO… allowed 0 ER in 15 consecutive outings from 4/10-5/27 and struck out 37 of 79 (46.8%) batters faced during that stretch... saw action in 13 games with Double-A Frisco from 5/30-7/11 and ranked among Texas League leaders (min. 15.0 IP) in SO/9 (2nd, 15.19), opp. AVG (3rd, .118), and ERA (T5th, 1.13) over that span...made his Nashville debut on 7/15 and proceeded to fan 22 batters over 17.1 IP (11.42 SO/9) in his 1st career stint at the Triple-A level…right-handed batters slashed .176/.289/.294/.583 (21-119) on the season compared to .225/.392/.275/.667 (18-80) line by left-handed opponents.