Full name is Kyle David Barraclough (bear-claw)…graduated from Wilcox (Calif.) H.S. in 2008…played four seasons (2009-12) collegiately at Saint Mary’s College of California…went 18-25 with two complete games, a 4.36 ERA (332.2IP, 161ER) and 290K in 63 games (52 starts) with the Gaels…was named to the All-West Coast Conference First Team as a junior in 2011 and the WCC All-Freshman Team in 2009…was originally selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 40th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign.
Did not pitch during the season…was signed by the San Diego Padres as a minor league free agent on 12/17/19 with an invitation to spring training…in three spring training games (all in Arizona), allowed 4ER over 2.2IP (4H, 2BB, 2K, 1HP)…elected free agency on 7/14.
Split his 8th professional season between SF and the 2019 World Champion Washington Nationals, posting a 5.61 ERA in 43 appearances between the clubs…played for 6 different teams in 2019...Began the season on WSH's Opening Day roster after an off-season trade landed him in WSH from MIA in October 2018…went 1-2 with a 6.66 ERA (19 ER, 25.2 IP) in 33 relief appearances for WSH...Placed on the 10-day IL with right radial nerve irritation from June 16-July 9...made 3 rehab appearances, 1 with GCL Nationals (R) and 2 with Potomac (A)...Optioned to Harrisburg (AA) on July 9 and appeared in 7 games before being recalled on July 26...appeared in 1 more game with WSH before being designated for assignment on August 6...Claimed off waivers by SF on August 9 and optioned to Sacramento (AAA) where he made 7 relief appearances and allowed 9 runs in 5.2 innings (11.12 ERA)...Designated for assignment by SF on August 15, cleared waivers and outrighted to SAC on August 16...Had his contract purchased by SF on September 2 and made his SF debut on September 2 at STL.
In his third full season with Miami, he finished with a 1-6 record and 4.20 ERA with 10 saves in 17 save opportunities over 61 appearances... Began the season going 0-2 with a 0.99 ERA through his first 37 appearances, holding opponents to .085 batting average over that span... Was named National League Reliever of the Month for June, a month in which he faced 38 batters and allowed just one hit...Of his 61 appearances throughout the season, 46 were scoreless and 35 were hitless.
Posted 6-2 record with 3.00 ERA (66.0 ip/22 er) and one save in five chances over 66 appearances. Ranked eighth in NL with 22 holds. Tied career high in wins, bringing career record to 14-6 with 57 holds, one save (10 chances) and a 2.87 ERA (163.0/52)... Tied Trevor Rosenthal for 13th among National League relievers with 76 strikeouts. Since start of 2016, has ninth-best SO/9 ratio among NL relievers at 12.27... Went 6-1 with 4.30 ERA in 33 games at Marlins Park. His six wins were tied with Matt Albers and teammate Dustin McGowan for most by an NL reliever at home...Over first 14 home appearances, was 1-1 with 8.71 ERA (10.1/10). In final 19, went 5-0 with 1.89 ERA (19.0/4)...On road, was 0-1 with 1.96 ERA. Ranked sixth among NL relievers in road ERA (min. 30.0 ip). Finished behind Kenley Jansen (0.80), Felipe Rivero (0.87), Brad Hand (1.76), Archie Bradley (1.85) and Chris Rusin (1.88)...Posted 4-1 record and 2.03 ERA (31.0/7) in 30 appearances against NL East teams. ERA ranked second among relief pitchers with at least 25 appearances against the East, behind Hector Neris (1.64)...Held left-handed hitters to a .184 (23x125) average against, fourth-best among NL right-handed relievers ...Allowed multiple runs in just six of his 60 appearances, while holding opponents scoreless 50 times...Over first 13 games, allowed just two runs over 14.2 innings (1.23 ERA) through May 5. On May 9 vs. St. Louis, allowed career-high four runs in 0.1 inning... Tossed career-high tying 2.0 innings on April 22 at San Diego...Equaled high on May 5 at Mets, May 23 at Oakland, June 9 at Pittsburgh and August 22 at Philadelphia...Went 3-1 with 2.57 ERA (14.0/4) in June. Win total was tied with Jim Johnson for most in the Majors by a reliever... Earned second win of season on June 14 vs. Oakland. Started career-best four-game winning streak that saw him go 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA (32.0/8) over 32 games. Had win streak snapped on Sept. 9 at Atlanta...Placed on 10-day disabled list on July 26 (retro to July 25) with right shoulder impingement. Made two rehab appearances between Single-A Jupiter and GCL Marlins, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings with four strikeouts. Reinstated from DL on August 15...Following reinstatement, made 19 appearances, surrendering five runs on 14 hits, while striking out 26 and walking just seven over 19.2 IP.
Completed fifth professional campaign with career highs in wins (6), appearances (75), innings pitched (72.2), strikeouts (113) and holds (29). Began season at Triple-A New Orleans, appearing in three games with Zephyrs before being recalled on April 17. Went 1-0 with one save and 1.50 ERA (6.0 ip/1 er) in that time. Named José Fernández Rookie of the Year by South Florida chapter of the BBWAA. Led all National League relievers with 113 strikeouts and 14.00 strikeouts/9.0. Set new single-season Club record for strikeouts by a reliever, moving past Robb Nen, who previously held mark with 92 in 1996. His 14.00 SO/9 rate was highest by Marlins reliever in Club history. Matt Mantei held previous record with 12.39 in 1999. Among NL relievers, ranked third in holds, tied for fourth in wins and seventh in opponents average (.176). His 29 holds also set Marlins' single-season Club record, passing Jay Powell's 24 in 1997. Tied career high with 2.0 innings pitched on June 7 at Minnesota. Recorded 24 strikeouts in August, tying Matt Mantei (24 in May 1999) for most strikeouts in a month by a reliever in Club history. Tied career-best with four strikeouts on August 23 vs. Kansas City. Recorded two-or-more strikeouts in 36 of 75 appearances, including 17 appearances with three-or-more. Earned win on July 17 at St. Louis and July 18 at Philadelphia, becoming first Marlins pitcher to earn wins in back-to-back games since Renyel Pinto from April 29-30, 2009.
Combined to go 3-0 with 14 saves in 15 chances, and 2.06 ERA (43.2 ip/10 er) in 38 games at Minor League level. With Miami, posted 2-1 mark and 2.59 ERA (24.1/7) in 25 appearances...Began season at Single-A Palm Beach, appearing in 11 games before being promoted to Double-A Springfield on May 14...Named to Texas League All-Star game while going 2-0 with 3.28 ERA (24.2/9) and eight saves in nine opportunities...Totaled 68.0 innings on season (including Minor League numbers), passing previous career-high of 58.1 in 2014. Had 90 strikeouts, also a career-high, besting 78 last season...Acquired by Miami on July 24 in exchange for RHP Steve Cishek, and was assigned to Double-A Jacksonville...With the Suns, went 2x2 in SVO, and tossed 4.0 scoreless innings over four games prior to having contract selected on August 7...Made Major League debut on Aug. 7 at Atlanta. Tossed scoreless eighth inning, while recording first strikeout...Earned first MLB win on August 12 vs. Boston. Tossed 1.1 innings, recording a season-high four strikeouts, while allowing one hit and two walks (one intentional)...Recorded second win on September 8 vs. Milwaukee, and tied a season-high with four strikeouts over 1.2 innings...Pitched 8.2 scoreless innings from August 23-September 11. Streak was broken on September 14, in loss to Mets after allowing one run on one hit and three walks (one intentional)...On Sept. 19 at Washington, allowed season-high two runs. Also allowed first Major League home run to Bryce Harper. It was first home run allowed at any level since July 4, 2012 vs. Connecticut with Single-A Batavia, which spanned 121 games...Led all Major League rookie relievers (min. 25 G) with .154 average against, while strikeouts/9.0 IP (11.10) ranked third, behind Enrique Burjos (13.00) and Carson Smith (11.83).