Who Should I Draft?

Andrew Miller or Matt Barnes (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Andrew Miller
RP - STL
Andrew Miller
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
39 of 59 experts
34%
Recommended by
20 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 75# 98
Best Rank# 42# 38
Worst Rank# 164# 149
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 214# 205
Best Rank# 162# 184
Worst Rank# 247# 371
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7886
Wins34
Saves1118
ERA2.933.45
WHIP1.121.26
   
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# 65# 106
   
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# 64# 77
   
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# 84
   
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# 77# 119
   
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# 79# 106
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 101
   
  Andrew Miller
RP - STL
Andrew Miller
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3762
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched34.162.2
   
Wins26
   
Losses44
   
Saves20
   
Blown Saves33
   
Holds1025
   
Hits Allowed3147
   
Earned Runs1625
   
Home Runs Allowed35
   
Strikeouts4596
   
Walks1631
   
ERA4.243.65
   
WHIP1.381.26
   
  Andrew Miller
RP - STL
Andrew Miller
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5665
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched58.664.3
   
Wins34
   
Losses23
   
Saves1118
   
Blown Saves38
   
Holds1411
   
Hits Allowed4552
   
Earned Runs1925
   
Home Runs Allowed57
   
Strikeouts7886
   
Walks2129
   
ERA2.933.45
   
WHIP1.121.26
   
  Andrew Miller
RP - STL
Andrew Miller
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
News 
 Andrew Miller nabbed the save Sunday against the Cubs, allowing one hit and striking out one in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
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
 Andrew Miller issued one walk over 1.1 scoreless innings Monday, striking out a batter earning his fifth save against the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Aug 20th
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
 Andrew Miller earned his 19th hold as the Cardinals blanked the Royals 2-0.
Brandon Plutner
Tue, Aug 13th
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
 Andrew Miller picked up his fourth save of the season Sunday against the Pirates, allowing one run on one hit in one inning. He struck out one.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 11th
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
 Andrew Miller locked up his third save of the season Tuesday against the Pirates, tossing a clean ninth inning with no strikeouts or walks.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Jul 24th
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 
 Some are under the impression that Miller was signed to close in St. Louis, but the Cardinals have made it clear that Miller will be a multi-inning middle of the game type of beast like we saw in his Cleveland days. Rather, Jordan Hicks or potentially even Carlos Martinez will close. Regardless, Miller should be able to pile up the Ks and keep his ratios down enough to warrant a late-round pick.
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
 The Cardinals acquired Miller this offseason, but they appear unlikely to use him exclusively in the ninth inning. Still, Miller is the definition of the kind of dominant reliever who belongs on fantasy rosters in many leagues even if he isn't closing.
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