Jacob Barnes

Jacob Barnes

33-Year-Old PitcherRP
Washington Nationals
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jacob Barnes in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Nationals in February of 2024.
Inks MiLB deal with Washington
PWashington Nationals  NRI
February 16, 2024
Barnes signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Friday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
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Barnes' most recent big-league experience came with the Cardinals last year, as he held a 5.93 ERA and 1.54 WHIP with eight strikeouts over 13.2 innings. The veteran reliever will provide the Nationals with some experienced depth.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
16
Last 5 Games
17
How many pitches does Jacob Barnes 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
 
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
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Jacob Barnes generally pitch?
 
 
 
1st
 
 
 
2nd
 
 
 
3rd
 
 
 
4th
 
 
 
5th
 
 
 
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8th
 
 
 
9th
 
Extra
 
 
 
1st
 
 
 
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Extra
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-29%
BAA vs LHP
2023
 
 
-10%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-49%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .223 106 21 9 21 7 1 3
Since 2021vs Right .313 180 32 14 51 11 0 8
2023vs Left .294 19 2 2 5 0 1 0
2023vs Right .325 42 6 1 13 4 0 1
2022vs Left .167 35 5 3 5 2 0 2
2022vs Right .327 62 7 6 18 6 0 1
2021vs Left .234 52 14 4 11 5 0 1
2021vs Right .294 76 19 7 20 1 0 6
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-35%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-24%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-24%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-59%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 4.76 1.35 34.0 1 0 1 7.7 3.4 1.6
Since 2021Away 7.34 1.60 30.2 3 4 1 7.0 2.9 1.5
2023Home 6.75 1.65 6.2 0 0 0 5.4 2.7 0.0
2023Away 5.14 1.43 7.0 0 1 0 5.1 1.3 1.3
2022Home 4.97 1.26 12.2 1 0 0 4.3 3.6 1.4
2022Away 6.52 1.66 9.2 2 1 0 5.6 3.7 0.9
2021Home 3.68 1.30 14.2 0 0 1 11.7 3.7 2.5
2021Away 9.00 1.64 14.0 1 2 1 9.0 3.2 1.9
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Stat Review
How does Jacob 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.

* 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
2.67
 
K/9
5.3
 
BB/9
2.0
 
HR/9
0.7
 
Fastball
94.8 mph
 
ERA
5.93
 
WHIP
1.54
 
BABIP
.358
 
GB/FB
1.17
 
Left On Base
51.0%
 
Exit Velocity
84.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.6%
 
Spin Rate
2271 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.6%
 
Swinging Strike
10.5%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jacob Barnes See More
Collette Calls: Still Chasing Wins
May 13, 2022
Wins have been hard to come by this season. Jason Collette examines early run-support numbers and notes pitchers that have enjoyed good fortune in that regard, and those that have not, like Corbin Burnes.
Collette Calls: Everyone Gets A Save!
August 11, 2021
Jason Collette looks at the league-wide saves situation, as it seems these days that everyone gets a save!
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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This player will receive an outlook for the 2021 fantasy baseball season.
Despite a rough spring, Barnes broke camp in the Brewers' bullpen and picked up an Opening Day save in an extra-inning affair. Barnes was then part of the committee employed by Craig Counsell when Corey Knebel was sidelined. After a couple of blown saves, Barnes was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs and made the trip from the minors to the majors a few times over the course of the summer. After garnering 24 holds in 2017, Barnes was used primarily in lower-leverage scenarios, logging only four holds last season. Persistent control issues combined with a high .325 BABIP led to an excess of baserunners. The previous season, Barnes sported a 26.2 K%, but last year, it was just 21.7%. Counsell runs a fluid bullpen, so Barnes will have a chance to reestablish a late-inning role, but unless he cranks up the whiffs again, his fantasy value will be minimal.
Barnes played a key role out of the Brewers' bullpen a year ago, finishing second on the team in appearances and working in either the seventh or eighth innings for the bulk of the campaign. He will head into 2018 in a similar spot, and there is a chance he could open as the setup man in front of closer Corey Knebel. Barnes was dominant for the first two months last year -- he owned 2.77 ERA at the end of May -- but he faded a bit over the second half in his first full season in the big leagues. Still, he averaged over a strikeout per inning and nearly 97 mph on his fastball, so he will have several likable traits if for any reason he finds himself in the mix for saves in 2018.
Barnes has steadily climbed the Brewers' minor league ladder since being drafted in the 14th round (431 overall) of the 2011 draft. He has consistently posted excellent strikeout rates with decent control and good home run suppression, and that was enough to earn him a June callup. Barnes finished with a sharp 2.70 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 26.2 innings, but he was particularly excellent following the All-Star break. In those final 14 appearances, Barnes allowed just two earned runs for a 1.42 EERA and held opponents to a .239/.271/.283 batting line. His fastball averaged a healthy 95.6 mph and his slider drew whiffs nearly 30 percent of the time. If he can continue to control his slider like he did in 2016, Barnes could have a lengthy future in Milwaukee's bullpen.
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Testing free agency
PFree Agent  NRI
October 30, 2023
Barnes elected free agency Monday, per MLB's transactions log.
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Takes loss Wednesday
PSt. Louis Cardinals  NRI
September 27, 2023
Barnes (0-1) allowed one run on one hit over two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss Wednesday versus the Brewers.
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Added to roster
PSt. Louis Cardinals  NRI
August 22, 2023
The Cardinals selected Barnes' contract from Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.
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Lands with Cards
PSt. Louis Cardinals  NRI
July 19, 2023
Barnes signed a minor-league contract with the Cardinals on Wednesday.
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Released by Philly
PFree Agent  NRI
July 12, 2023
Barnes was released by the Phillies on Monday.
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