Felipe “Tres” Barrera III, born September 15, 1994, is a Major League Baseball (MLB) catcher for the Washington Nationals (MLB).
Barrera was born in Eagle Pass, Texas, and lived there until he was 10 years old, when his family moved to the Rio Grande Valley. He attended Sharyland High School and participated in football and baseball.
The Washington Nationals selected Barrera in the sixth round (184th overall) of the 2016 MLB Draft. After signing with the Nationals, he was assigned to the Auburn Doubledays of the Class A Short Season New York–Penn League, where he hit.244 with three home runs and 17 RBIs in 48 games.
On September 8, 2019, the Nationals selected Barrera’s contract. He made his Major League debut against the Atlanta Braves on September 14, 2019, lining out in a pinch-hit at-bat. Barrera appeared in two Nationals games in 2019, going hitless in two at-bats.
The Nationals concluded 2019 with a 93-69 record, good enough for a wild card position. Barrera did not appear in any playoff games as the Nationals went on to win their first World Series, defeating the Houston Astros.
Lindsey Barrera, Barrera’s wife, gave birth to the couple’s first child, a son, in 2020, however, he died the next day. Their daughter was born in the year 2022.