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Matt Barnes

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2016 Stats

W-L

2-2

ERA

2.66

WHIP

1.44

K

23

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Barnes served the organization as both a starter and reliever in 2015. In 43 innings at the major league level, Barnes permitted 56 hits, 28 runs and nine homers (nearly two per nine innings). Being y...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 210   DOB: 6/17/1990   BORN: Danbury, CT   COLLEGE: Connecticut   DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

May 25, 2016  –  Matt Barnes News

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Barnes pitched a perfect ninth inning Tuesday, striking out two in Boston's 8-3 win over Colorado.

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Matt Barnes Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2012 22 A GRE 20 5 0 26.2 12 1 0 42 4 2 0 0 0 0 0.34 0.61
2012 22 A SAL 20 20 1 93.0 85 37 6 91 25 5 5 0 0 0 3.58 1.18
2013 23 AA POR 1 24 0 108.0 112 52 11 135 46 5 10 0 0 0 4.33 1.46
2013 23 AAA PAW 1 1 0 5.1 3 0 0 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.98
2014 24 AAA PAW 23 22 0 127.2 119 56 8 103 46 8 9 0 0 0 3.95 1.30
2014 24 MAJ BOS 5 0 0 9.0 11 4 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.00 1.44
2015 25 AAA PAW 17 5 0 37.2 36 17 3 41 22 1 1 0 0 0 4.06 1.56
2015 25 MAJ BOS 32 2 0 43.0 56 26 9 39 15 3 4 0 0 3 5.44 1.65
2016 26 MAJ BOS 20 0 0 23.7 21 7 2 23 13 2 2 0 0 2 2.66 1.44
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3-Year Averages     18 1 0 26.0 33 15 5 23 8 1 2 0 0 1 5.19 1.58
Career  (View All)     57 2 0 75.7 88 37 12 70 30 5 6 0 4.40 1.56

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Matt Barnes Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
May. 27 @Tor 1.3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.66 1.44
May. 24 Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.82 1.48
May. 22 Cle 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.95 1.55
May. 20 Cle 1.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.52
May. 17 @KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.26 1.55
May. 13 Hou 1.3 3 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.44 1.58
May. 11 Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.65 1.53
May. 7 @NYY 1.3 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.81 1.50
May. 5 @CWS 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.45 1.43
May. 3 @CWS 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.77 1.62
Apr. 29 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.92 1.62
Apr. 27 Atl 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.18 1.76
Apr. 24 @Hou 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.61 1.74
Apr. 21 TB 2.3 2 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.24 1.92
Apr. 19 TB 0.7 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.50 2.00
Apr. 17 Tor 1.0 3 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.69
Apr. 13 Bal 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.08 1.15
Apr. 11 Bal 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.45 1.09
Apr. 8 @Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
Apr. 6 @Cle 1.7 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.20
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
6.7 4 2 2 1 4 7 1 1 0 0-1 0 0 1 2.70 1.20
Last 30 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
13.3 9 4 4 1 7 11 1 1 0 1-1 0 0 1 2.70 1.20
Last 60 Days
20 Games:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
23.7 21 9 7 2 13 23 1 1 0 2-2 0 0 2 2.66 1.44

Matt Barnes Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201633567101.269
20159215823702.284
201415405201.333

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20166416614601.241
201510724733307.333
201424426300.286

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201613.002016724.151.85
201520.713019869.151.74
20146.00005113.001.17

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20169.32005500.960.96
201522.321020732.011.57
20143.00003106.002.00
Matt Barnes Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2012 22 A GRE 20 5 26.2 14.43 1.37 10.50 0.00 93.8% 0.34 0.57 .273
2012 22 A SAL 20 20 93.0 8.81 2.42 3.64 0.58 70.2% 3.58 3.15 .316
2013 23 AA POR 1 24 108.0 11.25 3.83 2.93 0.92 72.1% 4.33 3.41 .373
2013 23 AAA PAW 1 1 5.1 12.35 3.53 3.50 0.00 100% 0.00 1.63 .289
2014 24 AAA PAW 23 22 127.2 7.29 3.25 2.24 0.57 69.4% 3.95 3.55 .303
2014 24 MAJ BOS 5 0 9.0 8.00 2.00 4.00 1.00 0.71 75% 93.9 MPH 4.00 3.53 .365
2015 25 AAA PAW 17 5 37.2 9.92 5.32 1.86 0.73 74.5% 4.06 3.90 .341
2015 25 MAJ BOS 32 2 43.0 8.16 3.14 2.60 1.88 1.02 72.6% 94.8 MPH 5.44 5.29 .364
2016 26 MAJ BOS 20 0 23.7 8.75 4.94 1.77 0.76 0.96 84.4% 96.6 MPH 2.66 4.13 .303
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 7.25 3.72 1.95 1.52 64.3% 5.47 1.82 .288
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.6 7.52 3.34 2.25 1.63 66.8% 5.14 5.00 .288
Rest Of Season     0 0 34.5 6.97 3.17 2.20 1.44 67.8% 4.86 4.78 .288
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3-Year Averages     18 1 26.0 7.96 2.77 2.88 1.73 72.2% 5.19 4.85 .358
Career     57 2 75.7 8.33 3.57 2.33 1.43 76.4% 4.40 4.64 .346

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2016 Stat Review for Matt Barnes    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.77 K/BB
TERRIBLE
8.75 K/9
AVERAGE
4.94 BB/9
TERRIBLE
96.6 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.8 HR/9
AVERAGE
0.96 GB/FB Ratio
BALANCED
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.66 ERA
GOOD
1.44 WHIP
POOR
4.13 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.303 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
84.4% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Matt Barnes: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Barnes entered Sunday's game in the fourth inning and pitched two scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk in a 7-5 extra-inning win over Houston.

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Barnes (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning in Friday's 8-7 victory over the Blue Jays.

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Barnes pitched 1.2 scoreless innings in Wednesday's loss to the Indians. He allowed a hit and a walk while striking out two.

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Barnes has won a spot in Boston's bullpen, the Boston Herald reports.

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Barnes pitched two scoreless innings, giving up two hits while striking out two in Friday's game against Pittsburgh.

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Barnes appears to be a good bet to make the roster after it was announced Carson Smith will begin the season on the disabled list with a forearm injury, the Providence Journal reports.

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Barnes threw 2.1 scoreless innings of relief Thursday, allowing two hits and striking out one against the Orioles.

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Barnes struck out two batters during a 1-2-3 appearance out of the bullpen in Monday's game against the Pirates, the Boston Herald reports. The right-hander, who has converted to a full-time reliever in 2016, has not allowed a run in four spring appearances (4.2 IP, two hits, one walk, seven strikeouts).

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Barnes had a late start to the season after a sore shoulder cropped up in spring training. Once he got on the field for Triple-A Pawtucket, it looked like the shoulder was still an issue as Triple-A hitters easily handled him. Barnes wasn't commanding his pitches consistently, particularly his average secondary stuff, limiting the effectiveness of his plus fastball. It came together for him in the second half when he walked fewer batters and elicited more swings-and-misses. Despite the late start to the season, Barnes bumped up his innings count. It was also promising to see his fastball velocity increase toward the end of the season. He earned himself a September callup to Boston and worked out of the bullpen during the final month of the season. The Red Sox still consider him a starter with a three-pitch mix, so don't expect Barnes to receive consideration for a place in the Boston bullpen on Opening Day. A return to Triple-A is likely for Barnes, who will continue to work on the secondary stuff (curveball and changeup) while developing the mix needed to get through orders multiple times. With Brandon Workman moving to the bullpen full-time and the trades of Allan Webster and Rubby De La Rosa, Barnes moves to the top of the list of depth starters for Boston.

2014

Barnes opened the 2013 season at Double-A Portland following a dominant stretch at both levels of A-ball in 2012. The move up turned out to be a stern test for Barnes, whose pitch efficiency suffered against advanced hitters. His BB/9 rate increased from 2.2 to 3.8 between the two levels and he averaged just 4.5 innings per start. The 6-foot-4 righty was hurt by big innings and an inconsistent ability to throw his secondary stuff for strikes. He finished out his season with a promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket, where his one start was a successful one. The key for Barnes entering 2014 is throwing his secondary offerings for strikes. He commands his low-to-mid 90s fastball well, but neither the changeup nor curveball are considered above average at this point.

2013

Barnes quickly became Boston's top pitching prospect in 2012, moving through the Low-A South Atlantic League in just one month before being promoted to High-A Salem. As we have seen before with top pitching prospects, they can get by with a good heater in Low-A, but the need to establish secondary offerings, like a changeup and curveball, is the key to continue their ascent. After his promotion, he was definitely challenged more by the advanced hitters. Barnes logged 119.2 innings in his first professional season, and the organization will build off that. Continued work on the secondary pitches is Barnes' main objective entering 2013, which will likely start at High-A.

2012

Barnes was taken in the first-round of the pitching-rich 2011 draft with the 19th overall pick by the Red Sox. As a college pitcher at the University of Connecticut, the Red Sox had ample opportunity to scout him. Because he signed close to the deadline, Barnes didn't make his professional debut last year, so he might be a smidge behind some of his contemporaries. But he's also polished enough to advance pretty quickly through the lower levels of the minors. He frequently works in the 93-95 mph range with his fastball and he throws four pitches (fastball, change, curveball, slider) regularly.