Who Should I Draft?

Archie Bradley or Matt Barnes (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 91# 98
Best Rank# 52# 38
Worst Rank# 128# 149
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 207# 205
Best Rank# 173# 184
Worst Rank# 238# 371
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7586
Wins34
Saves1518
ERA3.523.45
WHIP1.241.26
   
Misc 
   
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# 97# 106
   
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# 92# 101
   
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# 62
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 110
   
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USA Today
# 86# 97
   
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Razzball
# 96# 119
   
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Brewer Rat
# 87# 90
   
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# 86# 106
   
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The Athletic
# 70# 94
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 108
   
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The Athletic
# 114
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 87# 94
   
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# 72# 110
   
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# 52
   
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# 72# 73
   
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# 96
   
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# 77
   
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# 88
   
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# 101
   
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# 85
   
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# 90
   
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# 83# 66
   
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# 92# 68
   
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# 95# 77
   
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# 98# 68
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 101# 53
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 77
   
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CBS Sports
# 101# 95
   
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The Athletic
# 105# 93
   
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# 106# 82
   
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# 106# 60
   
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# 114# 70
   
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# 118# 90
   
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# 121# 95
   
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# 124# 68
   
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# 62
   
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# 74
   
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# 77
   
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# 78
   
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Fantrax
# 82
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 83
   
  Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7662
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched72.362.2
   
Wins46
   
Losses54
   
Saves30
   
Blown Saves83
   
Holds3425
   
Hits Allowed6247
   
Earned Runs2925
   
Home Runs Allowed95
   
Strikeouts7596
   
Walks2031
   
ERA3.643.65
   
WHIP1.141.26
   
  Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6765
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched69.964.3
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves1518
   
Blown Saves18
   
Holds911
   
Hits Allowed6252
   
Earned Runs2725
   
Home Runs Allowed77
   
Strikeouts7586
   
Walks2429
   
ERA3.523.45
   
WHIP1.241.26
   
  Archie Bradley
RP - ARI
Archie Bradley
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
News 
 Archie Bradley picked up his 14th save of the year on Saturday versus the Reds, tossing a scoreless inning to preserve the 1-0 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
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
 Archie Bradley earned this 13th save of the year in Friday's win over the Reds, working around two hits and a walk to preserve the 7-5 victory.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 7th
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
 Archie Bradley picked up his 11th save of the year on Tuesday against the Padres, allowing a run but striking out the side to preserve the 2-1 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 4th
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
 Archie Bradley struck out three over 1 2/3 scoreless innings to pick up the win on Friday versus the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
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
 Archie Bradley struck out the only batter he faced to pick up a one-out save on Monday versus the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 27th
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 
 Bradley looked like the overwhelming favorite to close in the desert, but the situation became considerably cloudier when the Diamondbacks signed Greg Holland in January. Manager Torey Lovullo now expects to have "a nice little competition" for the job. Bradley's ERA ballooned to 3.64 last season, but his xFIP and SIERA suggest he was pretty much the same pitcher as he was in 2017. He just stranded fewer baserunners and surrendered more home runs. Although unlikely to be nearly as dominant as he was in 2017, he should certainly be better than Holland.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Bradley isn't a 90 strikeout guy, nor should we expect an ERA south of 2.00, but he is the heavy favorite to get saves in Arizona, which certainly counts for something. Granted, they won't win 80 games, but even 35 saves is plenty to warrant a late-round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - 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