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Matt Barnes

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2017 Stats

W-L

7-3

ERA

3.88

WHIP

1.22

K

83

SV

1

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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2017 ADP:  692.5

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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   

September 20, 2017  –  Matt Barnes News

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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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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
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3-Year Averages     33 0 0 39.6 43 20 5 39 16 2 2 0 0 6 4.55 1.49
Career  (View All)     169 2 0 188.3 186 90 23 201 76 14 10 2 4.30 1.39

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats

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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
Oct. 1 Hou 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.88 1.22
Sep. 28 Hou 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.97 1.25
Sep. 26 Tor 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.76 1.22
Sep. 19 @Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.82 1.23
Sep. 18 @Bal 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.88 1.25
Sep. 15 @TB 0.7 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.94 1.25
Sep. 13 Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.84 1.25
Sep. 10 TB 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.90 1.25
Sep. 6 Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.92 1.24
Sep. 4 Tor 0.7 4 3 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.98 1.26
Sep. 3 @NYY 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.58 1.21
Aug. 21 @Cle 0.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.60 1.20
Aug. 19 NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.45 1.17
Aug. 18 NYY 0.7 4 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.51 1.17
Aug. 16 StL 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.24 1.11
Aug. 13 @NYY 0.7 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.34 1.13
Aug. 11 @NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.21 1.09
Aug. 9 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.27 1.09
Aug. 6 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.33 1.11
Aug. 4 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.40 1.13
Aug. 3 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.46 1.13
Aug. 1 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.53 1.16
Jul. 30 KC 0.0 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 3.60 1.18
Jul. 29 KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.06 1.12
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
5.7 5 2 2 1 0 9 0 1 0 1-0 1 0 0 3.18 0.88
Last 30 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
9.7 12 6 6 3 1 17 0 1 0 1-0 1 0 0 5.59 1.34
Last 60 Games (Team)
24 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
20.7 24 14 13 4 6 26 0 2 0 2-1 1 1 5 5.66 1.45
Matt Barnes Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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 ERA WHIP
Aug. 29 Hartford 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 2.00
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 2.00

Matt Barnes Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017104321124314.261
2016110301422214.234
20159215823702.284

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017183511733703.204
2016177411740902.256
201510724733307.333

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201739.051054832.771.08
201637.0221391724.381.49
201520.713019869.151.74

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201730.7221292045.281.40
201629.7210321443.641.28
201522.321020732.011.57
Matt Barnes vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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
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3-Year Averages     33 0 39.6 8.87 3.64 2.44 1.14 72.2% 4.55 4.08 .344
Career     169 2 188.3 9.61 3.63 2.64 1.10 72% 4.30 3.90 .331

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Matt Barnes Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 43 -1 3 -1 0 21 0 0 0
2016 P 66.7 -1 7 -1 0 37 -1 0 0
2017 P 69.7 0 6 0 0 39 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P -1 0 0 0 -1 0 -2
2016 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 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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2.96 K/BB
GOOD
10.72 K/9
GREAT
3.62 BB/9
WEAK
95.2 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.9 HR/9
AVERAGE
1.91 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.88 ERA
WEAK
1.22 WHIP
AVERAGE
3.37 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.306 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
70.5% Strand Rate
LOW

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

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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Barnes walked six batters over 2.1 innings on Boston's recently completed road trip, throwing strikes on just 31 of 69 pitches.

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Barnes (5-2) allowed three hits and struck out five over two scoreless innings in Monday's 6-5 extra-inning win over the Phillies.

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Barnes returned from a personal leave and threw a scoreless ninth inning in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Orioles. He allowed one hit and struck out the game's final batter.

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Barnes (personal) is expected to be back with Boston for Sunday's series finale against the Orioles, Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports.

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Barnes was unavailable out of the bullpen Friday and will likely miss Saturday's game while attending to a family matter, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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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.