|Date of Birth||3/11/1992|
2016 Season Outlook - Luke is a big strong RHP with a good action sinking fastball, a tight slider and splitter," said Manager Dan Rohn. "He should fortify the back-end of the bullpen for us."
Previous Experience - Barker spent four seasons as a pitcher at Chico State University, going 16-11 with a 2.91 ERA in 72 appearances, 26 of them starts. As a senior, he was an All-West Region and First Team CCAA honoree, going 4-3 with a 1.73 ERA in 11 starts.
As a junior in 2014, he led all of NCAA Division II in saves with 18.
He ranks second all-time for the Wildcats in appearances (72), is third in saves (18), fourth in strikeouts (196) and innings pitched (257.0) while ranking 10th in victories (16).
Following the conclusion of his playing career, Barker a member of the coaching staff at his alma mater, overseeing strength and conditioning.
Personal - Barker earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Chico State in 2014 and is completing his master’s degree in biomechanics from Chico State. His proud parents are Scott & Anita Barker.