How did he get here?: Drafted, 38th Round (2009)
Stats: 6'0", 210 lbs, Bats/Throws: R/R
Age as of April 1, 2010: 23
K:BB Ratio: 4.25
K/PA %: 30.4%
XBH/H %: 44.4%
Barksdale spent 35 of his 36 starts in the outfield, with 28 of them coming in right field. He didn't commit an error all season, and had two outfield assists.
Drafted out of Temple University, Barksdale, in three seasons, didn't hit worse than .307 (including a senior season in which he posted a line of .371/.413/.638). He hit 27 homers in his career, and stole 53 bases, as well. So his first professional season was, shall we say, unexpected. His stats are brutal at home and against lefties, though he did improve from the bases empty to RISP, with all stats ascending.