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2014 Avg.
.230
 
Career Avg.
.244
Name  Darwin Barney
Born  11/8/1985
Height  5-10
Weight  185
Number  15
Position  2B
Bats  R
Throws  R
7/22/2014 10:19:00 AM
Description: Cubs backup second baseman Darwin Barney isn't getting regular playing time these days, but could get a rare start Tuesday in a favorable matchup.
Insight: Arismendy Alcantara has been starting most of the time at second base. Barney is a career 6-for-12 with five extra-base hits versus Padres left-hander Eric Stults.
 
5/22/2014 10:31:00 AM
Description: Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney is 5-for-10 with all five hits being of the extra base variety against Padres starter Eric Stults.
Insight: Barney is an excellent defensive player but has never been much of a hitter (.243 AVG in 1,733 career at bats), but this could be the rare day when he's a useful asset.
 
3/31/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney shouldn't be in your lineup Monday versus the Pirates.
Insight: That's because he owns a .133 lifetime average against Pittsburgh starter Francisco Liriano. Barney is an excellent defensive player but has never been much of a hitter (.246 AVG in 1,657 career at bats). He's not one of the better fantasy options at second base this season.
 
Cold8/12/2013 10:25:00 AM
Description: Chicago second baseman Darwin Barney is hitless in a dozen at-bats against Cincinnati right-hander Mat Latos.
Insight: After an ugly August (.167 batting average, 449 OPS), fantasy owners are most likely ignoring Barney anyway, but if not he should certainly be benched on Monday.
 
8/1/2013 11:40:00 AM
Description: Chicago second baseman Darwin Barney shouldn't be much of a factor Thursday against the Dodgers.
Insight: He's just 1-for-11 in his career against Dodgers ace Ricky Nolasco. Most fantasy owners have probably already given up on Barney (.211 AVG in 336 at bats).
 
6/26/2013 9:49:00 AM
Description: Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney is just 2-for-20 with six strikeouts against Milwaukee right-hander Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Barney started the season on the DL after suffering a deep gash in his knee in spring training. We're still waiting for him to show us fantasy worthy production, but at this point in his career it may never happen.
 
4/16/2013 4:22:00 PM
Description: Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney (knee) will return to action Tuesday.
Insight: Barney started the season on the DL after suffering a deep gash in his knee in spring training. Barney has batted .263 with nine homers, 89 RBIs and 15 steals in 329 games in the big leagues, so he has no fantasy value.
 
4/1/2013 6:29:00 PM
Description: Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney has been moved to the 15-day DL. He suffered a left knee injury over the weekend.
Insight: We'd expect Barney to return after the minimum 15 days. Brent Lillibridge and Alberto Gonzalez are likely to split playing time at second base while Barney recovers.
 
3/31/2013 10:13:00 AM
Description: Chicago second baseman Darwin Barney won't play in the team's season opener Monday at Pittsburgh. Barney cut his knee going for a foul ball Saturday against Houston.
Insight: That means utility man Brent Lillibridge will probably start Opening Day. Barney is known mostly for his defense and carries very little fantasy value.
 
8/15/2012 11:04:00 AM
Description: Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Houston.
Insight: The 26-year-old has improved on last season's numbers, but is still not a fantasy-worthy starting second baseman. He's batting .269, with five homers, 31 RBI and a .699 OPS. His OPS has risen in each season, so there is still hope that down the road he will have fantasy value.
 
8/1/2012 11:43:00 AM
Description: Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney will miss Wednesday's game versus the Pirates one day after being struck in the head by a pitch from A.J. Burnett.
Insight: Barney (.269, 5 HRs, 31 RBIs) had been on a 6-for-11 hot streak prior to the head injury he suffered on Tuesday. For now, consider Barney day-to-day.
 
5/30/2012 8:41:00 PM
Description: Darwin Barney belted a two-run walkoff home run Wednesday in the Cubs' 8-6 win over the Padres.
Insight: It was Barney's third homer of the 2012 season and his second hit of the afternoon. He's six for his last 13 and is now batting .274 for the year with 15 RBIs.
 
4/4/2012 4:04:00 PM
Description: Darwin Barney has batted a steamy .404 this spring with 23 hits, including 12 extra base hits, in 57 at-bats. His OPS is an excellent 1.075.
Insight: Barney won't provide you with power, but he's a solid hitter at a relatively weak position. He's not a fantasy starter, but would be high on your list if an injury hits you at second base.