I actually mentioned this to Jake last night, interesting stuff, courtesy of MLBTR
A quick look at Barton's stats shows he walks, hits for average, and hits for power, an even deeper look reveals he'd make a good platoon partner, but I'm not sure what his exact role on our team would be - smells like another trade is forthcoming, perhaps as earlier as tomorrow - remember the winter meetings begin in about 24 hours.
A University of Miami graduate, Barton struggled a bit in limited AAA action, in fact it was the first time since 2001 that he posted a OPS lower than .900. Here's what BA recently said about him:
That's exactly what this team needs; doesn't he sound a bit like Joel Guzman though? With all of this in mind I took at look at the Rule 5 draft candidates over at BTB.