Matt Barnes Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 208 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/17/1990 (31)
Matt Barnes Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Matt Barnes News
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Matt Barnes blew the save Sunday night against the Yankees. It was just the second time this year that Barnes had not come through with an opportunity to close out the game. Appearing in his third consecutive game, Barnes walked two and gave up a hit to relinquish the one-run lead. He also struck out two batters. Barnes is in no danger of losing his role at the back of Boston's bullpen. This appears to be the result of fatigue, and his fantasy equity is still as high as ever.
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Matt Barnes locked down a one-out save Saturday night, striking out the one batter he faced. Barnes now has 14 saves on the year in 15 opportunities. Barnes has been excellent, with a 2.49 ERA, 0.63 WHIP, and 45 strikeouts in 25 1/3 innings. He's one of the very best options out there in a sparse saves environment.
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Matt Barnes faced three Yankees Friday night, and he struck each of them out to earn his 13th save of the season. Barnes has been outstanding all season, allowing runs in just four of his 24 outings this year, giving him an ERA of 2.52. As long as he keeps striking batters out at this prodigious rate (44 strikeouts in 25 innings) he'll be a top-of-the-line fantasy closer with plenty of opportunities for saves on a strong Boston team.
Boston Red Sox closer Matt Barnes is set to retain his role in the Boston bullpen despite a less-than-stellar 2020 campaign. His fastball velocity dropped almost a full mile per hour, and he set career-worsts in walk rate (13.7%), exit velocity (91.3 mph), barrel rate (10.9%), hard-hit rate (43.6%) and home run per fly ball rate (23.5%). And while they weren't career-lows his 30.4% strikeout rate and 11.1 degree launch angle, and his 4.30 ERA, 4.84 FIP, 4.01 xFIP and 3.99 SIERA were all significantly worse than his performances in 2019. As if that wasn't bad enough, Barnes appears to have been slightly lucky last year as he posted a .275 BABIP almost 50 points lower than his career average and his .239 xBA and .435 xSLG were both higher than what opponents actually hit against him (.214 BA, .369 SLG). If you're chasing saves late in drafts then go ahead and pick up Barnes, but his 230 ADP should be the absolute highest that you consider grabbing him.