I met Brian Barton in January as he toured on the Cardinals Caravan. He told me that he had one objective coming into Spring Training…make the 25 man roster. That’s exactly what he did. Listen to what Barton has to say as he talked with me prior to opening day.
Barton was a Rule 5 draft pick which meant the Cardinals would give a good look at him, because if he didn’t make the big league team, they would have to let him go. However, the Cardinals needed a speedy outfielder and Barton delivered this spring hitting over .350.