Danny Barnes
Danny Barnes
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Toronto Blue Jays
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Barnes' first full season in the big-league bullpen was solid, if rather unremarkable. Any enthusiasm over his 3.55 ERA and 1.09 WHIP should be tempered by his .222 BABIP and 81.6 percent strand rate -- the estimators point to Barnes being closer to a mid-4.00s pitcher. He posted a 23.4 strikeout percentage, which is decent but not great for a reliever, and a 9.1 walk percentage. The right-hander had issues with the long ball (1.50 HR/9) and those problems could have been worse given his heavy flyball skew (52.0 percent). On the bright side: Barnes was very good against opposite-handed hitters (.232 wOBA) and had a 3.13 ERA away from Rogers Centre. He works mostly fastball-changeup, spinning a breaking pitch only five percent of the time last season. Barnes is a viable MLB reliever but may not have the arsenal to advance much further in the bullpen hierarchy. Read Past Outlooks
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Returns to majors
PToronto Blue Jays
August 27, 2018
Barnes was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Monday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
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Barnes will rejoin the big club to offer a fresh arm out of the bullpen after the team used five relievers during Sunday's loss. The right-hander owns a 4.50 ERA across 32 innings with the Blue Jays this season.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-17%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-11%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-21%
BAA vs LHP
2016
 
 
-38%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .213 219 53 28 40 12 1 6
Since 2016vs Right .257 295 61 23 69 17 0 11
2018vs Left .267 91 21 14 20 8 1 4
2018vs Right .300 100 17 8 27 8 0 2
2017vs Left .172 104 27 10 16 2 0 2
2017vs Right .218 161 35 14 32 6 0 9
2016vs Left .200 24 5 4 4 2 0 0
2016vs Right .323 34 9 1 10 3 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-11%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-41%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-23%
ERA on Road
2016
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 4.61 1.32 54.2 2 3 0 8.4 4.3 1.3
Since 2016Away 4.09 1.33 65.0 4 6 0 8.6 3.4 1.2
2018Home 4.19 1.45 19.1 2 1 0 8.4 4.7 1.4
2018Away 7.06 1.89 21.2 1 2 0 8.3 5.0 1.2
2017Home 4.08 1.08 28.2 0 2 0 8.5 3.8 1.6
2017Away 3.13 1.10 37.1 3 4 0 8.4 2.9 1.4
2016Home 8.10 1.95 6.2 0 0 0 8.1 5.4 0.0
2016Away 0.00 0.86 7.0 0 0 0 10.3 1.3 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Danny Barnes compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
1.73
 
K/9
8.3
 
BB/9
4.8
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
91.7 mph
 
ERA
5.71
 
WHIP
1.68
 
BABIP
.346
 
GB/FB
0.81
 
Strand %
68.3%
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Barnes had a spectacular minor league season, working his way to a 0.73 ERA in 41 combined appearances between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Buffalo. The righty tallied a ridiculous 13.0 K/9 while limiting opposing hitters to a measly .071 average over 25.2 innings in Buffalo. He was recalled by the Jays in August and pitched frequently in September. The team thought so highly of him that it replaced Francisco Liriano (injury) with Barnes on the ALDS roster. Although the rookie had encouraging splits in the minors, he wasn't as versatile in his limited major league action. Barnes held left-handed hitters in check (.200 average over 20 at-bats), but was tagged by righties (.323 in 31 at-bats). The 27-year-old will get a fair chance in spring training, and many expect Barnes will break camp in 2017 as a member of the Jays' bullpen.
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Slated to head back to minors
PToronto Blue Jays
August 12, 2018
Barnes will be optioned to Triple-A Buffalo before Monday's game against the Royals, John Lott of The Athletic Toronto reports.
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Activated from DL
PToronto Blue Jays
August 1, 2018
Barnes (knee) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list prior to Wednesday's game against Oakland, Mike Wilner of BlueJaysTalk reports.
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Embarks on rehab assignment
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Knee
July 27, 2018
Barnes (knee) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.
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Set to throw live batting practice
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Knee
July 17, 2018
Barnes (knee) is scheduled to throw live batting practice at some point this week, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.
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Throws off mound Tuesday
PToronto Blue Jays
Knee
July 12, 2018
Barnes (knee) completed a bullpen session Tuesday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
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