Matt Barnes Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 208 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/17/1990 (31)
Matt Barnes Season Stats
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Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Matt Barnes isn't on the team's roster for their American League Championship Series matchup against the Houston Astros. Barnes pitched to a 3.79 ERA and a 3.21 FIP in 54.2 innings during the regular season but gave up 11 hits and five earned runs in his last 6.2 innings down the stretch. He initially wasn't on Boston's roster for the Division Series, but was added to the roster after fellow pitcher Garrett Richards suffered a left hamstring strain. Barnes allowed two walks and a hit while striking out a batter in a scoreless inning in his only appearance during the Division Series. That outing came during Boston's Game 2 win.
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Matt Barnes replaced Garrett Richards (hamstring) on the playoff roster after Richards suffered a hamstring strain during his daily conditioning routine. Barnes threw an inning in Friday's Game 2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing a hit and two walks and striking out one batter. Manager Alex Cora bemoaned the heavy early season workload for Barnes, but Boston has little choice but to count on him for the rest of this series at least. Richards will not be eligible to return to the roster until the World Series, should Boston advance that far.
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Matt Barnes isn't on the team's American League Division Series roster. The Red Sox announced their roster for the next round of the playoffs on Thursday, but it didn't include the veteran reliever. Barnes pitched to a 3.79 ERA and a 3.21 FIP in 54.2 innings during the regular season. He also recorded 84 strikeouts while allowing 20 walks. For as well as Barnes pitched at times this season, he also struggled down the stretch, allowing 15 hits, nine earned runs, eight walks, and a pair of home runs in his last 9.1 innings. Hansel Robles, Garrett Richards, and Garrett Whitlock are all candidates to see save opportunities against the Tampa Bay Rays.
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.