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Former top prospect Josh Barfield hopes for another chance in majors

Former top prospect Josh Barfield hopes for another chance in majors

Two older gentlemen sit in the back of the press box, arguing over the validity of the diving catch the Bowie Baysox right fielder just made.

"I'm going to give Barfield defensive player of the game after that catch," one of the two Baysox staffers exclaims, while his counterpart shakes his head and looks down at his scorebook.

"No way. He took the wrong angle," the other says. "It was a nice catch but only because he was out of position."

So it goes in the career of Josh Barfield, the former top prospect of the San Diego Padres who now finds himself as a 29-year-old utility man for the Orioles' Double-A affiliate.

In a career once...

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