Former Princeton baseball player Danny Barnes has been
nominated for the MiLB Relief Pitcher of the Year award. A current pitcher with
the Minor League Baseball affiliate Dunedin Blue Jays, Barnes set a club record
with 34 saves to lead the Minors in 2012.
The right-handed hurler began the year in
Dunedin and was promoted to the AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats for a brief stint,
before returning to the Florida State League Blue Jays to finish the season. With Dunedin, he conceded only eight runs on 37 hits over 51.1 relief
innings. He concluded the season with a 1.40 ERA, 63 strikeouts and held
opponents scoreless over his final 15 appearances with the Jays.
His combined stat line between both clubs read 1-3, with 34
saves, a 1.87 ERA and 65 strikeouts over 53 innings of work.
Barnes pitched at Princeton from 2008-10, finishing his
collegiate career with three victories and 90 strikeouts over 95 innings of
To help Barnes win the MiLB Relief Pitcher of the Year
award, click here to vote. Voting ends Tuesday, Oct. 23 and you may vote more
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