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Matt Barnes

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2015 Stats

W-L

3-4

ERA

5.44

WHIP

1.65

K

39

SV

0

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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   

November 6, 2015  –  Matt Barnes News

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Barnes, who pitched as both a starter and a reliever in 2015, will pitch exclusively out of the bullpen in 2016, WEEI.com reports. "With Matt Barnes, our plans are for him to come to spring training, and we've already talked to him about this, and really focus in on the bullpen, to try to help us with that power arm out there," president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said.

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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
3-Year Averages     18 1 0 26.0 33 15 5 23 8 1 2 0 0 1 5.19 1.58

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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
Oct. 3 @Cle 1.3 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.44 1.65
Sep. 30 @NYY 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.62 1.61
Sep. 28 @NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.53 1.62
Sep. 26 Bal 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.67 1.66
Sep. 24 TB 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.97 1.73
Sep. 22 TB 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.14 1.72
Sep. 18 @Tor 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.25 1.75
Sep. 14 @Bal 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.43 1.77
Sep. 12 @TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.68 1.81
Aug. 22 KC 5.3 8 5 5 1 1 2 1 1 0 L 0 0 0 6.89 1.84
Aug. 17 Cle 5.0 6 6 6 1 3 7 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 6.59 1.87
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
7.0 5 1 1 1 3 5 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 2 1.29 1.14
Last 30 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
10.3 8 1 1 1 3 8 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 2 0.87 1.06
Last 60 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 1.9 IP/G
20.7 22 12 12 3 7 17 1 2 0 0-2 0 0 2 5.23 1.40

Matt Barnes Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

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

Vs. Right

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

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

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
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
3-Year Averages     18 1 26.0 7.96 2.77 2.88 1.73 72.2% 5.19 4.85 .358

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2015 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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2.60 K/BB
WEAK
8.16 K/9
WEAK
3.14 BB/9
AVERAGE
94.8 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.9 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.02 GB/FB Ratio
BALANCED
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.44 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.65 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.29 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.364 BABIP
HIGH
72.6% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

The Red Sox are still discussing where Barnes fits best into the team's plans for next season, the Boston Globe reports.

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Barnes, who has not allowed a run since returning to the Red Sox on Sept. 12, has been better in this stint in the majors because he's throwing first-pitch strikes, the Boston Globe reports. "I think the bottom line is Strike 1 with Matt Barnes," interim manager Torey Lovullo said. "If he gets a strike on you, with that velocity and at that angle, it can be very challenging."

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Barnes mopped up Saturday night's 10-4 win over the Rays, pitching a scoreless ninth inning. He allowed a hit and struck out one.

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Barnes (elbow) will be at Fenway Park on Tuesday for a medical check and could be added to Boston's roster, the Boston Globe reports.

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Barnes (elbow) threw out to 120 feet Friday, the Boston Globe reports.

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Barnes was at Fenway Park on Tuesday to have a sore elbow checked out, the Boston Globe reports. Barnes has not pitched since Aug. 22.

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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.