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4  Kyle Barrett
Kyle Barrett

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Douglasville, Ga.

High School:
Chapel Hill

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180

Position:
OF

Experience:
HS

B/T:
L/R


03/08/2014

Reed, Thomas Homer in No. 22 Baseball's 24-1 Pounding of Ball State

Wildcats Get NCAA-Leading Eighth Homer from Reed, Six RBI from Thomas

04/22/2013

No. 24 Baseball Travels to Western Kentucky

Wildcats In Midst of Season-Long Seven Game Road Swing

04/20/2013

No. 14 S. Carolina Walks Off With 11-Inning Win

Series Concludes on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET at Carolina Stadium

04/20/2013

No. 17 Baseball at No. 14 South Carolina -- Game One -- Postgame Notes

No. 17 Baseball at No. 14 South Carolina -- Game One -- Postgame Notes

04/20/2013

No. 17 Baseball at No. 14 South Carolina -- Game Two -- Postgame Notes

No. 17 Baseball at No. 14 South Carolina -- Game Two -- Postgame Notes

02/25/2014

Barrett talks first-career home run

Kyle Barrett hit his first-career home run in UK's 7-1 home opening win over Wright State on Tuesday.

04/12/2013

Barrett on UT win, freshman success

Kyle Barrett had three hits and two RBI in UK's 5-4 win over Tennessee on Friday.

Statistics

2013 Game-by-Game

• 2013 No. 5 prospect in the Perfect Game Collegiate League (Perfect Game)
• 2013 No. 3 prospect in the Perfect Game Collegiate League (Baseball America)
• 2013 Perfect Game Collegiate League All-Star
• SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll (2013)
• 2013 All-SEC Freshman Team (OF)

Outlook
One of the top hitters for average in the SEC, coming off leading the team with a .349 average in 2013 ... Ranked second among SEC freshmen in average, behind only SEC Freshman of the Year Alex Bregman at LSU ... Lightly recruited out of Georgia, earned playing time with his line-drive, opposite-field approach at the plate ... Emerged as the leadoff hitter in 2013, with his dynamic speed playing into his line-drive approach ... Defensive prowess gives UK three centerfielders in the outfield ... Saw some time at second base during the fall practice season ... Earned All-SEC Freshman Team honors in 2013 ... Ran up a season-long 16-game hitting streak during the 2013 season ... Ranked 10th in the SEC in average.

Summer
Had an all-star summer with the Amsterdam Mohawks in the Perfect Game Collegiate League ... Joined UK pitcher Dylan Dwyer and UK staff member and former star Mike Brown on the Mohawks, which won the league title for the second consecutive year ... Played in 38 games with 35 starts, batting .343 (47-for-137) with 29 runs, four doubles, one homer and 11 RBI ... Stole 18-of-22 bases, with a 16-13 walk-strikeout ratio and a .418 on-base percentage ... Had one outfield assist, fielding a perfect 1.000.

2013
Had a historic freshman season, leading UK in average and earning a spot on the All-SEC Freshman Team ... Played in 46 games with 38 starts, batting a team-high .349 (51-for-146) with four doubles, one triple and 14 RBI ... Reached base safely in 34 of his 38 starts, including 19 straight to end the year ... Had a 14-25 walk-strikeout ratio, with a .407 on-base percentage ... Hung four sacrifice flies, stole 4-of-10 bases and totaled three outfield assists ... In SEC games alone, hit .333 (34-for-102) with two doubles and eight RBI ... In 30 games vs. SEC opponents (including SEC Tournament), hit .330 (35-for-106) with two doubles and eight RBI ... In games against non-conference teams, batted .386 (17-for-44) with two doubles, one triple and six RBI ... In games at home, led UK with a .379 (36-for-95) average ... Led UK in average on the road, batting .294 (15-for-51) with three RBI ... Led UK in hitting in games UK won, .394 (26-for-66), batting a team-high .313 in games UK lost ... Led UK with a .341 average in day games and a .359 average in night games ... Started getting hot in March and securing a starting job, batting .375 in March (15-for-40), .333 (19-for-57) in April and .356 (16-for-45) in May ... Led UK with 1.11 hits per game ... Totaled 15 multiple-hit games and two multiple-RBI games ... Ran up a season-long 16-game hitting streak ... Finished the year reaching base safely in 19 consecutive games ... Made two starts in leftfield, 34 starts in rightfield and two starts as the DH ... Hit all over the order, including No. 1 (21 times), No. 6 (nine times), No. 7 (six times), No. 8 (once) and No. 9 (once) ... Hit .408 on balls in play ... Move to the leadoff spot in the order was highly successful, batting .360 (32-for-89) with a .414 on-base percentage ... Twice turned 9-3 double plays on fully extended grabs in rightfield ... Laid down two bunts in five bunt-single chances ... Hit .353 with runners on base, .406 with runner on and two outs and .293 with runners in scoring position and two outs ... Began the year as the fifth outfielder, serving as a pinch runner early in the season ... Made collegiate debut vs. Niagara in a blowout UK win, dropping a fly ball for an error in his first college chance, adding a sacrifice fly in his first at bat ... Scored first career run as the go-ahead tally in the ninth inning at USC Upstate, pinch running for A.J. Reed ... Registered first career start in the second home game of the year vs. EKU, going 1-for-4 with his first steal ... Served as a pinch hitter and pinch runner until returning to the starting lineup vs. Michigan State in the rubber match, driving a clutch double down the rightfield line and adding a walk ... Followed up his breakout start vs. MSU with a 2-for-4 game vs. Ohio in the final midweek game before the SEC opener at Florida ... Came on to make SEC debut at Florida as a pinch hitter in the league lidlifter ... Started the next two games at Florida, scoring a run with a walk, RBI and hit by pitch in the second game of the series and going 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs in the rubber-match win ... Started 19 consecutive games starting with the UF series, running up a nine-game hitting streak during the stretch ... Had hits in each game of UK's series win over No. 14 Mississippi State ... Had a strong series vs. his home state of Georgia, collecting two hits in each of the first two games, adding a single in the rubber-match win ... Drove in the game-winning run in the 10th inning at No. 9 Louisville, hanging a sacrifice fly to force in the go-ahead run ... After going through a 0-for-9 stretch during the UL game and first two games at No. 2 LSU, rebounded with a 2-for-4 game in the finale vs. the Tigers ... Added multiple-hit games in six of his next eight games, with a career-high 3-for-4 game with two RBI and a double vs. Tennessee ... Went 3-for-4 with two runs vs. No. 9 Louisville at Cliff Hagan drawing a walk ... Had a pair of 2-for-4 games at No. 16 South Carolina, before injuring his shoulder and having to sit out the series finale ... Started his season-long 16-game hitting streak during Tennessee series, with eight multi-hit games, including a 3-for-4 outing vs. Wright State ... Came off the bench with a pinch-hit single in the series finale at Missouri ... Went 1-for-4 in his SEC Tournament debut vs. No. 21 Ole Miss.

High School
Starred for Chapel Hill in Douglasville, Ga., for coach Mick Harper ... A 2012 second-team All-Region Rawlings All-America honoree ... Also named honorable mention Perfect Game All-America in 2011 ... As a junior, hit .485 with four homers and batted .564 with 19 runs and two homers as a senior ... Played basketball in his freshman and sophomore years.

Personal
Full name is Andrew Kyle Barrett ... Born Aug. 4, 1993 in Douglasville, Ga. ... Son of Bill and Tricia Barrett ... Family lived in London, Ky., during youth ... Has one brother and one sister, Will (23) and Cass (21).

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