Joining the team in late June last season, after the team was in need of an outfielder with Michael Lang signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Barrows stepped right in and had a huge impact offensively for the squad.
In 61 games, the 25-year-old hit .284 with 11 home runs, 18 doubles and four triples. With 67 hits, he drove in 48 runs, while also crossing the plate 34 times. He was second on the team in home runs and triples, playing in nearly 30 fewer games.
Prior to joining the X’s, the Old Saybrook, CT native played closer to home in the Atlantic League for the Bridgeport Bluefish. He played in 12 games for the ‘Fish, hitting .286 in 44 plate appearances. In 2011, Barrows’ first year of professional baseball, he split time between two Central Division rivals the Kansas City T-Bones and Wichita Wingnuts. Combined he appeared in 42 games, hitting .288 with three home runs, three triples and eight doubles. As a rookie, Barrows was also patient at the plate drawing an on-base percentage of .370.