EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Evansville Otters signed infielder Pedro Barrios, outfielder Hunter Cullen and right-handed pitcher Randy Wynne.
Barrios comes to Evansville after playing college baseball for the Bulldogs of Tennessee Wesleyan University from 2015-17. As a senior in 2017 at the NAIA powerhouse, Barrios hit .350 with 15 doubles and 38 RBIs.
He finished his two-year stay at TWU with a .366 batting average, 77 RBIs and 173 hits after beginning his collegiate career at Ranger College.
“Pedro is a very talented young player and we are looking for him to compete for a middle infield position,” Otters manager Andy McCauley said. “He had a very good senior year at Tennessee Wesleyan and we are hoping he can continue that play with the Otters.”
Former Otter Wynn Pelzer, who is now a scout for the Milwaukee Brewers and based in southern California, recommended Cullen to McCauley. Cullen played for Cal State Fullerton from 2015-17 after beginning his collegiate career at Saddleback College in 2014.
As a senior in 2017, Cullen hit .251 and finished with eight doubles, two triples and six home runs. He appeared in 127 games for the Titans in his career and stole 11 bases.
“Hunter will be looking to compete for a starting job in our outfield,” McCauley said. “He comes from a very prestigious baseball program in Cal State Fullerton and played in the NCAAs three times there as a player.”
Wynne also came from a recommendation from a Minnesota Twins scout and arrives in Evansville after playing two seasons in the United Shore Professional Baseball League for the Birmingham-Bloomfield Beavers.
Last season, Wynne appeared in 15 games on the mound and finished 7-4 with a 3.54 ERA in 86.1 innings. In 2016, he pitched 61.1 innings while going 5-4 with a 3.08 ERA.
Before joining the Beavers, he played collegiately at Grossmont Junior College and Missouri Baptist.
“He looks to be capable arm that should figure into our rotation,” McCauley said.