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Matthew Barefoot

#34 | CF | AstrosHOU
Tri-City ValleyCats Tri-City ValleyCats
Matthew Barefoot
Name: Matthew Scott Barefoot
Born: Sep 20, 1997 in Dunn, NC
High School: Campbell
Four-Year College: Campbell
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: L
  AB AVG OBP SLG HR
Career 71 .155 .241 .169 0
Drafted in the 6th round (196th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2019 (signed for $150,000)
A 6-foot, 205-pound outfielder, Barefoot has been a tricky player for scouts to evaluate, as he’s a bat-first prospect with lacking supplemental tools who has always produced. He does it with an extremely unconventional swing. Barefoot starts with a high handset behind his head and has a slight leg kick and toe tap in his load, crouching down slightly into his swing, which can flatten out at times. Despite the awkward mechanics, it’s hard to argue with the results, as Barefoot has hit over .300 every year with Campbell after redshirting his freshman season. He has average power in the tank as well. Barefoot may have eased some concerns by going to the Cape Cod League last summer and winning the batting title with a .379/.474/.521 line that included a 22-game hitting streak. Defensively, Barefoot will be limited to a corner as a below-average runner with a fringe-average arm, but his plus hit tool might be enough for a team to disregard his defensive limitations.
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