Tucker Barnhart is an American professional baseball catcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played in MLB for the Cincinnati Reds. He made his MLB debut in 2014 and won the Gold Glove Award in 2017 and 2020.
Barnhart started 67 games at catcher for the Reds in 2015 and 108 games in 2016 due to injuries to Mesoraco.
A four-year contract extension worth $16 million was signed by Barnhart on September 22, 2017, along with a $7.5 million club option for the 2022 season.
When it came to both wins above replacement and caught stealing percentage, he was at the top of the heap in the National League.
The number of runners he caught stealing was also the highest in the majors (32). He received his first Gold Glove Award in 2017 after a stellar campaign.
An abdominal injury and an oblique strain in June of this year forced him to miss the entire season. By the end of August of this year, he had switched to hitting left-handed.
Barnhart batted.204/.291/.388 with five home runs and 13 RBIs in 38 games in 2020 with the Reds. He was awarded the NL Catcher’s Gold Glove Award, his second career Gold Glove Award.
The no-hitter pitched by Wade Miley was caught by Barnhart on May 7, 2021. As a result, he batted at the end of the 2021 season. In 116 games, he hit 247/.317/.368 with seven home runs and 48 RBIs.
Tucker Barnhart Parents: Meet Kevin Barnhart and Pam Barnhart
Professional baseball player, Tucker Barnhart was born to his parents, Kevin Barnhart (father) and Pam Barnhart (mother).
When Tucker was 11 years old, his family relocated to Brownsburg, Indiana, which is located west of Indianapolis.