Darwin James Kunane Barney (born November 8, 1985) is a professional second baseman currently playing for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. He was drafted by the Cubs with the 127th overall pick in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft. Barney graduated from Southridge High School in Beaverton, Oregon, where he led the school to its first baseball state championship in 2002. Barney attended Oregon State University and played for the Beavers for its back-to-back NCAA Division I Baseball Championships in 2006 and 2007, and was named to the all-tournament team in 2007. He was the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 2005, and earned Freshman All-American honors. In 2006, Barney was selected to Team USA by USA Baseball, where his team won the gold medal at the World University Baseball Championship. Barney spent 2007-2009 in the Chicago Cubs minor-league system. In 2009 he split time with the Double-A Tennessee Smokies and the Triple-A Iowa Cubs.
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