Austin Scott Barnes, born On December 28, 1989, is an American Major League Baseball catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB). He was a member of the Arizona State Sun Devils throughout his collegiate career.
Barnes was drafted in the eighth round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft by the Florida Marlins. He made his MLB debut with the Dodgers in 2015 and was instrumental in the team’s World Series victory in 2020. Barnes has also played infielder in addition to catching.
Barnes went on to play collegiate baseball at Arizona State University after graduating from Riverside Poly. During his first year, he didn’t play much.
He played catcher and second base in 20 games, with one start as a designated hitter. Barnes had seven hits and a.412 average in his 17 at bats.
Barnes’ life began to alter as a sophomore, he was summoned behind the plate when catchers Xorge Carrillo and Andrew Pollak were both injured during his second season.
Barnes adapted well to his new position, catching 19 of the first 24 baserunners he faced.  He also increased his batting average, completing the season with a.272 mark.
In his debut season as a full-time catcher, he started 48 games, 43 of which were behind the plate, and posted a.985 fielding percentage.
How Much Does Austin Barnes Make?
Austin currently earns $2,600,000 per year.