Who Should I Draft?

Dellin Betances or Matt Barnes (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Dellin Betances
RP - NYY
Dellin Betances
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 98# 90
Best Rank# 38# 58
Worst Rank# 149# 154
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 205# 244
Best Rank# 184# 187
Worst Rank# 371# 332
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8696
Wins44
Saves184
ERA3.452.70
WHIP1.261.10
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
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# 106# 113
   
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# 77# 84
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 101
   
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# 91# 107
   
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USA Today
# 97# 102
   
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# 62# 105
   
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# 66# 78
   
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# 90# 98
   
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Beast Dome
# 68# 95
   
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The Athletic
# 78# 79
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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The Athletic
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FanGraphs
# 77
   
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RotoBaller
# 104# 105
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 73# 78
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 94
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 84
   
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FantasyPros
# 103# 122
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 53# 106
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 60
   
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Fantrax
# 82
   
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Fake Teams
# 95# 154
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 58
   
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The Athletic
# 94# 59
   
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The Athletic
# 69
   
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RotoBaller
# 71
   
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FanGraphs
# 77# 73
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 79
   
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# 94# 80
   
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# 85
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 110# 86
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 114# 87
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 89
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 105# 90
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 92
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 106# 93
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 93
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 93
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 97# 94
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 137# 98
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 119# 99
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 108# 100
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 101
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 103# 102
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 109
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 111
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 149# 147
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 148
   
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Dellin Betances
RP - NYY
Dellin Betances
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6266
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched62.267.1
   
Wins64
   
Losses46
   
Saves04
   
Blown Saves33
   
Holds2520
   
Hits Allowed4744
   
Earned Runs2520
   
Home Runs Allowed57
   
Strikeouts96115
   
Walks3126
   
ERA3.652.70
   
WHIP1.261.05
   
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Dellin Betances
RP - NYY
Dellin Betances
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6561
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched64.360.6
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves184
   
Blown Saves81
   
Holds1118
   
Hits Allowed5240
   
Earned Runs2518
   
Home Runs Allowed75
   
Strikeouts8696
   
Walks2927
   
ERA3.452.70
   
WHIP1.261.10
   
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Dellin Betances
RP - NYY
Dellin Betances
News 
 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
Dr. Brian Sennett, chair of Sports Medicine at Penn Medicine, expects Dellin Betances (Achilles) to be ready for spring training according to Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
Dellin Betances has a partial tear of his left Achilles tendon, Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo Sports reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Dellin Betances likely will rejoin the Yankees after making a third rehab appearance for Trenton at Bowie on Friday night in Game 3 of the Eastern League championship series.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
Dellin Betances pitched two innings in a simulated game on Wednesday.
Brandon Plutner
Thu, Aug 22nd
 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
Dellin Betances (lat) could advance to mound work next week, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Jul 28th
Notes 
 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
Betances is merely a closer in waiting, but besides Josh Hader, the best in the game. He is a sure bet for 90+ Ks, with upside ranging to nearly 130. Likewise, his ratios will be terrific each year and you can even rely on a handful of wins and saves too.
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
Betances could work his way into save chances if something happens to Aroldis Chapman. But even if Chapman remains healthy and effective, Betances is worth owning in leagues where non-closing relievers are rostered as a source of elite strikeouts and ratios.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros