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Barnette Adjusts to Double-A Hitters

Barnette Adjusts to Double-A Hitters

Last year, Tony Barnette was enjoying a fine season at Lo-A ball, but that success came with the caveat that he was older than most of his competition at age 23. Barnette has since skipped Hi-A ball, begun to dominate the Southern League, and moved up in the eyes of the Arizona Diamondbacks front office.

One of the domino effects from dealing away six highly-regarded prospects to acquire Dan Haren this offseason is that it forced many Diamondbacks prospects to begin the 2008 season at a higher level than they were perhaps ready for.  Many would have considered Tony Barnette such a prospect, as he began the year at Double-A despite never having tossed an inning with the Hi-A Visalia Oaks...

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