Monday, June 22, 2015
Minor League Monday - John Barfield, 1990 CMC.
Numbers like that are not calculated to keep one in the Majors and Barfield was assigned to Triple A Oklahoma City to start the 1990 season.
In the course of 19 appearances John made three starts for the 89ers. The rest of his games were in relief. He pitched 43.1 innings and posted a 3.53 ERA and an 1.500 WHIP. His strikeout to walk ratio wasn't very impressive either as he walked 21 while striking out just 25.
It is probably more of a testament to the Rangers lack of pitching at the time than to anything else that they called Barfield up on May 29, 1990. He would spend the rest of the season with Texas and stay there in 1991 as well.