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Team Brain Armor Spotlight: Kyle Barrett, Miami Marlins

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In this week’s Team Brain Armor Spotlight, we had the chance to talk to Kyle Barrett of the Miami Marlins organization. He was selected by the Marlins in the 15th round of the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft from the University of Kentucky. He was the 2nd player in school history to lead the Southeastern Conference regular season in Hits, and he finished his illustrious college career at UK hitting .324, good enough for 22nd in the school’s history. In 2016, Kyle was named the Marlins’ Class A Player of the Year. He that up by being selected a Mid-Season All-Star in 2017, which quickly led to a promotion to the club’s Double-A affiliate in June of 2017.

Brain Armor: When did you think you were good enough to play professional baseball?

Kyle Barrett: I felt as if I had the ability to play at the next level after my freshman year at the University of Kentucky.

Kyle as a freshman at Kentucky led the team in hitting (.349) and on-base percentage (.407). Barrett finished the year 11th most hits in UK freshman history. He also ranked 10th in SEC in batting average, second among SEC freshmen behind only eventual World Series Champion Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros.

BA: What has been your biggest takeaway from your time in pro ball thus far? How is it different from playing in college?

KB: My biggest takeaway from pro ball thus far is every player to your left and right has the ability to play on television. The deciding factor being consistency, work ethic and not getting in trouble off the field. Also, it is a long season so there will be failures at some point so how to handle adversity and get yourself back in a position to be successful again and grasping the understanding of controlling the controllable.

BA: What are one or two things most responsible for getting you to where you are today?

KB: My family, friends, and the University of Kentucky.

Kyle Barrett 2017 Mid-Season All-Star Team.

BA: What has a normal day looked like this offseason?

KB: This off season I took a job as project manager working for my dad. I work all day and workout at night. I just started hitting two days ago so my schedule has changed to me working out in the morning, working half a day and then go hit.

BA: How has your diet changed since you’ve been drafted?

KB: My diet has become stricter and I am more self-conscience about what I put in my body knowing more about the recovery process and how my body performs with what I eat.

BA: Now that you are more aware of what you put in your body, how has Brain Armor helped you perform?

KB: Brain Armor is a great product and helps me get my Omegas and also is a key factor in my recovery.

Thanks to Kyle Barrett for taking some time out of his busy offseason and letting us know what it has taken for him to get the professional level. We wish him well as he advances through the Miami Marlins organization.