Matt Barnes Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 208 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/17/1990 (32)
Matt Barnes Season Stats
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Matt Barnes News
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Matt Barnes picked up his seventh save of the season in Monday's 4-3 win over the Rays. Barnes came in to close things out with a one-run lead. He got the first out on a groundout, allowed a triple, but then was able to get the tying run out at home on a fielder's choice before getting the final out on another groundout. Barnes has seen two of the team's last four save opportunities, but the Red Sox have used a number of pitchers in the late innings throughout the season. Barnes has not pitched particularly well this season, posting a 4.42 ERA with a 4.89 BB/9 rate. His fantasy value in 2023 will depend on his role, but his value will be limited either way if he does not pitch better.
Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes struck out two over a scoreless inning to earn the save during Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. He entered the ninth inning to protect a two-run lead. The 32-year-old needed 10 pitches to record his third save of the year. Barnes has struggled this season with a 6.45 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, and a 20:14 K: BB across 22 1/3 innings. The right-hander has pitched well as of late, allowing just one run over his last 5 1/3 innings. With Tanner Houck (back) on the injured list, the Red Sox could turn to Barnes as the team's primary closer. Fantasy managers searching for saves can look to add Barnes in most league formats.
Boston Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes (shoulder), who has been on the 15-day injured list since May 31 with right shoulder inflammation, will make another minor league rehab outing for Double-A Portland this week, according to manager Alex Cora. Barnes will then throw in back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday for Portland. Cora said there's a chance that the right-hander can return next week. Barnes has a rough 7.94 ERA, 5.30 FIP and 1.71 WHIP in 17 innings for the Red Sox this year and will likely be eased into low-leverage innings out of the bullpen when he returns. The 32-year-old pitched for Triple-A Worcester last Friday and Saturday, and his fastball was at 94-95 mph on Friday.
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.