Matt Barnes, Bethel Resident, Debuts With Red Sox Today

Bethel "Legacy" debuts as Pro

By Mike Andrews, SoxProspects.com | ESPNBoston.com


The 19th overall pick in the 2011 draft, right-handed pitcher Matt Barnes is on the precipice of making his professional debut with the Greenville Drive on Easter Sunday. A native of Bethel, Conn., Barnes is already considered a top-10 prospect in the Red Sox system, and one who projects as a middle-of-the-rotation starter at the major league level. Starting as a tee-baller in a small New England town, he has had an interesting road to get to the professional ranks. 

“I started baseball at a young age, five or six – I played tee-ball, little league, middle school, high school, the whole nine yards,” said Barnes. “I played soccer when I was really young too, and I attempted freshman football, but it wasn’t really my thing. My second love for a sport is basketball; I played that for seven or eight years through to varsity.”   To read more on the ESPN story, click here.

Michael Shea April 09, 2012 at 01:30 AM
And what a great debut it was! Keep this up Mr Barnes: http://tinyurl.com/8yvt9ft
Dan S April 09, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Matt went 5 innings, 9 strikeouts, allowed only 2 runs. Everyone from Bethel should be exceptionally proud of this young man


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