Who Should I Draft?

Alex Colome or Matt Barnes (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Alex Colome
RP - CWS
Alex Colome
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
39 of 58 experts
33%
Recommended by
19 of 58 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 81# 98
Best Rank# 42# 38
Worst Rank# 215# 149
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 203# 205
Best Rank# 178# 184
Worst Rank# 281# 371
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6586
Wins34
Saves2018
ERA3.483.45
WHIP1.221.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 89# 106
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 85# 101
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 82# 91
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 101# 108
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 105
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 107
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 83# 97
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 44# 62
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 89# 119
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 60# 90
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 78# 106
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 57# 78
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 92# 95
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 83
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 109
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 75# 94
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 95# 110
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 99
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 61# 73
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 94# 105
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 66# 105
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 42# 74
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 76# 77
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 63
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 76# 104
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 97# 103
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 97
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 66# 103
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 110# 137
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 107
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 95# 149
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 86# 97
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 97
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 58# 82
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 64
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 98
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 108
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 93# 114
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 79# 70
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 82# 66
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 83# 53
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 83# 68
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 87# 82
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 89# 68
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 89# 60
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 77
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 97# 90
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 105# 73
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 105# 76
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 110# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 113# 77
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 117# 93
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 136# 95
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 143# 68
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 215# 70
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 94
   
  Alex Colome
RP - CWS
Alex Colome
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7062
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched68.262.2
   
Wins76
   
Losses54
   
Saves120
   
Blown Saves53
   
Holds3025
   
Hits Allowed5947
   
Earned Runs2325
   
Home Runs Allowed75
   
Strikeouts7296
   
Walks2131
   
ERA3.043.65
   
WHIP1.181.26
   
  Alex Colome
RP - CWS
Alex Colome
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6365
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched63.864.3
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves2018
   
Blown Saves58
   
Holds1011
   
Hits Allowed5852
   
Earned Runs2525
   
Home Runs Allowed77
   
Strikeouts6586
   
Walks2029
   
ERA3.483.45
   
WHIP1.221.26
   
  Alex Colome
RP - CWS
Alex Colome
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
News 
 Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome was unable to protect a 2-1 lead in his team's 4-3 loss to the Tigers on Saturday. Colome served up a three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to blow his third save of the season.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 29th
Matt Barnes pitched one inning and walked one batter while striking out two as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays by an 8-7 score on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Jul 5th
 Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome got the last out of an 8-3 win over the Indians on Wednesday to earn his 30th save of the season.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 26th
Matt Barnes gave up three hits in the ninth including a go-ahead, two-run homer by Jose Abreu as the White Sox came back to beat the Red Sox by an 8-7 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 26th
 Chicago White Sox right-hander Alex Colome pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Wednesday to pick up his 28th save of the season. Colome struck out one in the 3-1 win over Minnesota.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 19th
Matt Barnes was charged with a blown save and took the loss after surrendering three runs on two hits and two walks Saturday versus the Blue Jays. He had two strikeouts over two-thirds of an inning.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome got the final four outs of a 9-7 win over the Mariners on Friday. Colome did not allow a run and struck out one.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 14th
Matt Barnes pitched one inning giving up one hit and walking one while striking out three for the hold as the Red Sox beat the Orioles by a 7-2 score on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
 Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome gave up an unearned run in his one inning of work in a 6-3 loss to the Royals on Thursday. Colome walked one and struck out one in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
Matt Barnes gave up two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out one through 2/3 of an inning of relief work against the Rangers on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
Notes 
 Although you may expect Herrera to be the closer battle in Chicago, some reports are suggesting that Colome has the upper-hand in the competition. This will be one to watch in spring training to see how it plays out. If Colome gets the job, he would be a top 25 closer.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Assuming Craig Kimbrel does not return, Barnes is reportedly the favorite to serve as Boston's closer. Barnes is coming off an impressive 2018 campaign in which his 14.01 K/9 was fourth-highest among all pitchers who threw at least 60 innings. His struggles with command (3.85 career BB/9) should keep his ERA north of 3.00 and WHIP above 1.20, but he can still be a pretty significant mixed-league asset if he's earning most of the team's saves.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Colome is reportedly the favorite to see most of the saves chances, but Kelvin Herrera and Nate Jones could also factor into the ninth inning at times. Colome isn't quite the dominant pitcher he appeared to be back in 2016, but he got his strikeout rate back over a batter per inning last season and he has tended to slightly outperform his peripherals. Perhaps most importantly, he's shown he can handle the ninth inning. It's not a lock that he'll run away with the job or hold it all season, but he could be a sneaky source of saves with serviceable ratios.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
There may be no other relief pitcher who is slipping under the radar as much as Barnes. Unless the Red Sox sign Craig Kimbrel, it seems as though Barnes will be the closer for a team that should win around 100 games once again. Don't hesitate to grab him late if your draft happens before Kimbrel signs.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros