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The Chicago Cubs traded catcher Michael Barrett and cash to the San Diego Padres for backup catcher Rob Bowen and minor league outfielder Kyler Burke.

I guess that's what happens when you get in public arguments/physical altercations with two-fifths of your starting pitching staff. Everyone's seen footage of Barrett's fight with pitcher Carlos Zambrano, but he also had a disagreement with starter Rich Hill in the dugout during a game.

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I liked Barrett going into this season and thought he would be a top-10 catcher for sure, with the possibility of cracking the top five. Last season, Barrett hit .307 with 16 homers in 107 games. While his power has been solid this season, Barrett's been out of the lineup lately because of his problems with the pitching staff.

Barrett is the ninth-ranked fantasy catcher according to ESPN.com's standardized player rater. He's batting .256 with nine homers and 29 RBIs through 57 games. Only Cleveland's Victor Martinez and Kansas City's John Buck have more bombs (they both have 13) among catchers.

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So does the move to San Diego help or hurt Barrett's fantasy numbers? This is a tricky one. On one hand, he moves from the friendly confines of Wrigley Field to a pitcher's park in PETCO, meaning his power numbers will likely suffer. The Padres have hit 29 homers at home this season as a team, which ranks 21st in the majors and 10th in the National League.

On the other hand, Barrett will resume his role as an everyday catcher. Since his run-in with Zambrano, Barrett started just 10 of 17 games. Also keep in mind that he is a free agent at the end of the season.

Overall, expect Barrett to finish among the top-10 fantasy catchers, but the high expectations I had for him going into this season probably won't be met.

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