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Matt Barnes

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2018 Stats

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3-2

ERA

2.36

WHIP

1.10

K

62

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

For the second straight season, Barnes led the Red Sox's bullpen in innings with 69.2, recording 21 holds, the most on the club. The hard-throwing right-hander improved his strikeout rate to 28.9 perc...

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2018 ADP:  488.05

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 215   DOB: 6/17/1990   BORN: Danbury, CT   COLLEGE: Connecticut   DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

June 16, 2018  –  Matt Barnes News

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Barnes (0-2) took the loss and blew the save against the Mariners on Friday, giving up two earned runs on two hits with two strikeouts and a walk over his one inning of work in a 7-6 defeat for the Red Sox.

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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 62 0 0 66.7 62 30 6 71 31 4 3 1 1 17 4.05 1.40
2017 27 AA POR 1 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
2017 27 MAJ BOS 70 0 0 69.7 57 30 7 83 28 7 3 1 2 21 3.88 1.22
2018 28 MAJ BOS 41 0 0 42.0 25 11 1 62 21 3 2 0 2 20 2.36 1.10
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3-Year Averages     54 0 0 59.8 58 28 7 64 24 4 3 0 1 13 4.22 1.37
Career  (View All)     210 2 0 230.3 211 101 24 263 97 17 12 2 3.95 1.34

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Matt Barnes Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 14 Tor 1.3 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.36 1.10
Jul. 12 Tor 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.43 1.06
Jul. 10 Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 1 2.27 1.01
Jul. 8 @KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.33 1.03
Jul. 7 @KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 2.39 1.06
Jul. 4 @Was 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.45 1.09
Jul. 2 @Was 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.52 1.09
Jun. 27 LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.60 1.07
Jun. 24 Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.67 1.07
Jun. 22 Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.76 1.10
Jun. 17 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.84 1.14
Jun. 15 @Sea 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 2.93 1.17
Jun. 12 @Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.43 1.11
Jun. 10 CWS 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.51 1.12
Jun. 9 CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.95 1.05
Jun. 6 Det 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.03 1.01
Jun. 3 @Hou 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.10 0.94
Jun. 1 @Hou 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.25 1.00
May. 30 Tor 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.35 0.96
May. 25 Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.49 1.02
May. 23 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.61 1.06
May. 19 Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.75 1.12
May. 16 Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.89 1.18
May. 13 @Tor 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.06 1.19
Last 14 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.3 6 1 1 0 3 14 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 5 1.23 1.23
Last 30 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
12.3 8 3 3 0 5 23 0 1 0 3-1 0 1 5 2.19 1.05
Last 60 Games (Team)
24 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
25.3 18 5 5 0 9 40 0 1 0 3-1 0 1 12 1.78 1.07

Matt Barnes Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201866241013410.241
2017104321124314.261
2016110301422214.234

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018108381112201.124
2017183511733703.204
2016177411740902.256

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201819.730034812.751.17
201739.051054832.771.08
201637.0221391724.381.49

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201822.3020281302.011.03
201730.7221292045.281.40
201629.7210321443.641.28
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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 62 0 66.7 9.59 4.19 2.29 0.81 1.43 72.4% 96.8 MPH 4.05 3.77 .324
2017 27 AA POR 1 1 1.0 9.00 9.00 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 4.20 .355
2017 27 MAJ BOS 70 0 69.7 10.72 3.62 2.96 0.90 1.91 70.5% 95.2 MPH 3.88 3.37 .306
2018 28 MAJ BOS 41 0 42.0 13.29 4.50 2.95 0.21 2.61 77.8% 96.4 MPH 2.36 2.13 .298
Next 7 Days     0 0 1.6 11.02 3.11 3.54 0.83 73.1% 3.56 2.98 .330
Rest Of Season     0 0 27.4 10.51 3.65 2.88 0.95 72.4% 3.88 3.45 .319
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3-Year Averages     54 0 59.8 9.64 3.61 2.67 1.05 72% 4.22 3.79 .328
Career     210 2 230.3 10.28 3.79 2.71 0.94 72.9% 3.95 3.58 .326

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Matt Barnes Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2017 69.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 40.7 1 - 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Matt Barnes    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.95 K/BB
GOOD
13.29 K/9
ELITE
4.50 BB/9
TERRIBLE
96.4 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.2 HR/9
ELITE
2.61 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.36 ERA
GOOD
1.10 WHIP
GOOD
2.13 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.298 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
77.8% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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

Barnes struck out two over 1.2 scoreless innings to earn his 14th hold in Sunday's 9-3 win over the Astros.

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Barnes worked around a pair of walks over 1.1 innings to record his fifth hold of the season in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Blue Jays.

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Barnes was saddled with a blown save Tuesday while allowing one run on two walks and a hit while striking out one over one inning, but Boston defeated the Marlins 4-2 in extra innings.

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Barnes pitched a scoreless eighth inning in Friday's 1-0 win over the Rays.

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Barnes allowed one run on two hits while striking out five over two innings Saturday against the Rays.

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Barnes closed out Tuesday's game to pick up his first save of the season in Boston's 1-0 win over Baltimore in 11 innings.

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Barnes (back) was activated from the DL prior to Friday's game against the Yankees, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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Barnes (back) expects to be activated from the 10-day disabled list when first eligible on Friday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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Barnes was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a lower-back strain, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

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Barnes (6-3) allowed four runs -- three earned -- on three hits without retiring a batter in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Royals.

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Barnes cleaned up Wednesday's 8-2 loss to Texas with a perfect inning.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Barnes was a full-time reliever in 2016 after pitching as both a starter and reliever in 2015 -- he admitted to problems going back and forth between the two roles. In the bullpen, Barnes was Boston's leader in innings (66.2 over 62 games) and showed improvement, dropping his HR/9 rate while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. While his 4.05 ERA doesn't scream effective relief, it was skewed by an awful month of August (10.13 ERA in 13 appearances). And he showed some moxie, bouncing back in September, posting a 1.29 ERA over his final 10 outings. Apart from the one bad month, Barnes was a trusted member of the bullpen. His power fastball can be a weapon, but he'll need to command it better (4.2 BB/9). Boston's bullpen has some moving pieces but Barnes will be back in 2017, pitching in a middle-relief role.

2016

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 yanked between roles didnít help, and Barnes admitted difficulty in transitioning from a career starter to first-time reliever ó he didnít know when to throw his secondary stuff and never got to work on those pitches like a starter would do between starts. He would often fall behind hitters, who were waiting on his fastball. A midseason return to Triple-A Pawtucket as a starter proved to be beneficial. He got to work on pitches and improve his fastball command. When he returned to Boston as a reliever in September, Barnes allowed just one run in 10.1 innings. The plan for him in 2016 is to pitch solely as a reliever, and heís got the power arm that will play in the bullpen, possibly as a late-inning reliever.

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.