Scott Barlow
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Pitchers gain and lose velocity all the time, but it's pretty rare for a pitcher to gain three-and-a-half ticks from one season to the next without a role change, as Barlow did. He pitched 15 innings out of the bullpen for the Royals in 2018, averaging 90.6 mph on his four-seam fastball. Last season, Barlow pitched 70.1 relief innings and averaged 94.1 mph. Barlow saw a similar increase on his slider and threw the breaking ball more often. The result was a four-percentage-point jump in swinging-strike rate and a corresponding spike in K-rate to 29.7%. With more breaking balls, Barlow's Zone% fell dramatically and his walk rate spiked, but the tradeoff worked. He finished second on the team in holds with 14 and projects to open 2020 as the Royals' top right-handed setup man in front of closer Ian Kennedy. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Royals in December of 2017.
Working as setup man
PKansas City Royals
September 13, 2020
Barlow gave up one run on two hits and zero walks while striking out one in one inning Saturday against the Pirates.
ANALYSIS
He came in for the eighth inning with the Royals up four and created a save situation that Greg Holland converted in the ninth inning. Barlow is clearly in the setup mix in Kansas City, but Holland, who has three saves in the last four days, is the top closing option.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
16
Last 5 Games
14
How many pitches does Scott Barlow generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Scott Barlow generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-11%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-27%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .268 209 57 21 49 11 1 6
Since 2018vs Right .228 280 86 27 57 12 3 6
2020vs Left .236 62 18 5 13 2 0 3
2020vs Right .265 52 18 3 13 3 0 1
2019vs Left .288 122 34 15 30 7 1 3
2019vs Right .209 188 58 22 34 9 3 3
2018vs Left .250 25 5 1 6 2 0 0
2018vs Right .263 40 10 2 10 0 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-15%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-34%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-20%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-52%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 4.61 1.25 52.2 5 3 1 10.9 3.4 0.7
Since 2018Away 3.92 1.47 59.2 1 2 2 11.9 4.2 1.2
2020Home 5.68 0.87 12.2 1 1 1 10.7 0.0 1.4
2020Away 3.77 1.60 14.1 1 0 1 13.2 5.0 1.3
2019Home 4.73 1.45 32.1 3 2 0 10.9 5.3 0.6
2019Away 3.79 1.42 38.0 0 1 1 12.6 4.3 0.9
2018Home 2.35 1.04 7.2 1 0 0 11.7 1.2 0.0
2018Away 4.91 1.50 7.1 0 1 0 6.1 2.5 2.5
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Stat Review
How does Scott Barlow 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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
4.22
 
K/9
11.8
 
BB/9
2.8
 
HR/9
1.2
 
Fastball
94.9 mph
 
ERA
4.34
 
WHIP
1.24
 
BABIP
.344
 
GB/FB
1.60
 
Left On Base
72.4%
 
Exit Velocity
80.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.3%
 
Spin Rate
2379 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
28.2%
 
Swinging Strike
16.4%
 
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Earns second save
PKansas City Royals
September 8, 2020
Barlow allowed one run on two hits with two strikeouts and zero walks during the ninth inning to record the save Tuesday at Cleveland.
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Snags win Monday
PKansas City Royals
August 31, 2020
Barlow (2-1) allowed two hits and struck out one in a scoreless inning to earn the win Monday versus Cleveland.
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Earns save
PKansas City Royals
August 9, 2020
Barlow did not allow a baserunner and struck out two to earn the save Sunday against the Twins.
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Picks up loss Sunday
PKansas City Royals
August 2, 2020
Barlow (1-1) allowed two runs on two hits and no walks while striking out one over one inning as he was charged with the loss Sunday against the White Sox.
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Bullpen role safe
PKansas City Royals
March 25, 2020
Barlow's spot in the big-league bullpen was safe when camp was suspended, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
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