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Who Should I Draft?

Amir Garrett or Matt Barnes (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Amir Garrett
RP - CIN
Amir Garrett
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
29 of 50 experts
42%
Recommended by
21 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 82# 89
Best Rank# 44# 58
Worst Rank# 152# 136
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 217# 221
Best Rank# 159# 202
Worst Rank# 249# 234
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7584
Wins34
Saves1722
ERA3.953.86
WHIP1.281.31
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 62
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 96
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 97# 108
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 58# 81
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 84# 89
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 84# 89
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 74# 83
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 116
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 81# 115
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 44# 80
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 55# 104
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 47# 95
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 77# 109
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 85# 90
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 52
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 93# 96
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 67# 87
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 136
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 68# 95
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 76# 94
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 60# 103
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 81# 90
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 60# 89
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 78# 100
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 60# 101
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 72# 105
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 62# 74
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 72# 108
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 56# 93
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 78# 74
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 80# 71
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 83# 75
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 85# 83
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 92# 84
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 93# 90
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 94# 80
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 96# 58
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 97# 84
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 98# 84
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 101# 69
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 105# 74
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 106# 84
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 107# 103
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 107# 84
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 109# 98
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 116# 86
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 128# 75
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 152# 125
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 67
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 100
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Amir Garrett
RP - CIN
Amir Garrett
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2124
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched18.023.2
   
Wins11
   
Losses03
   
Saves19
   
Blown Saves14
   
Holds64
   
Hits Allowed1018
   
Earned Runs511
   
Home Runs Allowed44
   
Strikeouts2631
   
Walks714
   
ERA2.454.30
   
WHIP0.931.39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Amir Garrett
RP - CIN
Amir Garrett
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6363
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched58.561.6
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves1722
   
Blown Saves1010
   
Holds912
   
Hits Allowed4851
   
Earned Runs2626
   
Home Runs Allowed88
   
Strikeouts7584
   
Walks2630
   
ERA3.953.86
   
WHIP1.281.31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Amir Garrett
RP - CIN
Amir Garrett
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
News 
 Amir Garrett picked up the save Tuesday against the Mets, walking one and striking out two in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jul 20th
Matt Barnes is expected to rejoin the Red Sox this weekend during their upcoming series against the Baltimore Orioles
Chris Schommer
Mon, Sep 13th
 Amir Garrett picked up the save Sunday against the Cubs, walking one and allowing one hit in 0.2 innings.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 4th
Red Sox closer Matt Barnes, who recently tested positive for COVID-19, is expected to make two rehab outings at Triple-A Worcester this week. His first appearance will come on Sunday.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 11th
 Amir Garrett struck out one and allowed one hit in a scoreless inning Saturday against Atlanta, earning the save.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 26th
The Red Sox placed RHP Matt Barnes on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 30th
 Amir Garrett earned the save Tuesday against the Twins, allowing one hit and striking out one in a scoreless inning.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 22nd
Matt Barnes went 0.1 innings, allowed four hits and two earned runs as he blew the save on Monday.
Liam Gibney
Tue, Aug 24th
 Amir Garrett (0-2) did not record an out and allowed a walkoff home run Thursday against the Padres, taking the loss.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 18th
Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes is “going to get a couple of days off.”
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 11th
Notes 
 Garrett cut way down on his walks in 2020 and had the best season of his career, striking out 37.7% of the batters he faced. He also retired the first batter he faced in every inning, and completely dominated against left-handed hitters. He's in the mix to be the Reds' closer with Lucas Sims and Sean Doolittle, and he's been vocal about wanting the job. He's probably the first reliever to draft out of Cincinnati until there's some clarity, but it's far from a sure thing that he'll be the everyday closer.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Barnes may begin the year as the closer, but it's hardly a guarantee that he'll keep the role. His walk rate has been above 13% for each of the last two seasons, and his WHIP is 1.38 over that span. Adam Ottavino, Darwinzon Hernandez, and Hirokazu Sawamura are in play to take over for Barnes if he struggles. For now, consider Barnes on the very tail end of draftable relievers in fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Red Sox manager Alex Cora wants to name a closer this year. The last time he managed was in 2019 when Boston infamously used a closer-by-committee approach. It was a disaster. Barnes' 2020 could also be viewed as a disaster, though, so why should fantasy managers be willing to buy back in this year? Like many players, Barnes talked about how it was tough to build up for the shortened season. He then finished the year on a roll, securing 9-of-12 save chances with a 3.38 ERA after Brandon Workman was traded. Barnes is underrated in terms of K/9, and he struggles with control at times, but he's the favorite to lead the Red Sox in saves this season.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros