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Who Should I Draft?

Julio Urias or Matt Barnes (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
49 of 51 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 89
Best Rank# 21# 58
Worst Rank# 81# 136
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 118# 221
Best Rank# 111# 202
Worst Rank# 131# 234
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts12984
Wins94
Saves022
ERA3.763.86
WHIP1.191.31
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 96
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 108
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 69
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 32# 81
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 89
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 89
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 33# 83
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 116
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 60# 75
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 70# 71
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 84
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 50# 115
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 49# 86
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 64# 84
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 33# 80
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 80
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 104
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 45# 95
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 49# 84
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 36# 109
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 90
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 40
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 72# 96
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 52# 84
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 33# 125
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 42# 87
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 90
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 136
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 95
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 57# 67
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 94
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 44# 103
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 103
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 63# 90
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 98
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 48# 89
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 84
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 48# 100
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 47# 101
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 70# 74
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 74
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 56# 105
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 49# 83
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 21# 74
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 47# 108
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 44# 93
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 40# 100
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 67# 58
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 81# 75
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1124
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched55.123.2
   
Wins31
   
Losses03
   
Saves09
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed4518
   
Earned Runs2011
   
Home Runs Allowed54
   
Strikeouts4531
   
Walks1814
   
ERA3.274.30
   
WHIP1.151.39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3363
   
Games Started230
   
Innings Pitched128.261.6
   
Wins94
   
Losses53
   
Saves022
   
Blown Saves010
   
Holds112
   
Hits Allowed11151
   
Earned Runs5426
   
Home Runs Allowed178
   
Strikeouts12984
   
Walks4230
   
ERA3.763.86
   
WHIP1.191.31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
News 
 LHP Julio Urias earned the win on Sunday when he allowed five hits with three strikeouts and one walk over five scoreless innings in the Dodgers' 3-0 win over the D-Backs.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 27th
Matt Barnes is expected to rejoin the Red Sox this weekend during their upcoming series against the Baltimore Orioles
Chris Schommer
Mon, Sep 13th
 LHP Julio Urias allowed four runs on seven hits with five strikeouts across six innings in the Dodgers' 5-4 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 22nd
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
 LHP Julio Urias earned the win on Wednesday when he allowed two runs on three hits with two walks and five strikeouts over five innings in the Dodgers' 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 16th
The Red Sox placed RHP Matt Barnes on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 30th
 Julio Urias threw seven shutout innings in this one, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out seven batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Sep 11th
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
 LHP Julio Urias earned the win on Saturday when he allowed one run on eight hits with eight strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings as the Dodgers beat the Giants 6-1.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Sep 5th
Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes is “going to get a couple of days off.”
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 11th
Notes 
 Urias had an interesting season (other than his postseason, which was dominant). His numbers overall were very solid, with a 3.27 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. But his strikeout rate dipped dramatically as a full-time starter, and his SIERA (4.88) and xFIP (5.06) suggest he got lucky. But the bottom line is that Urias is excellent at limiting hard contact, and he's allowed just a .257 BABIP over the last two seasons, which should keep his ERA in check. The Dodgers' rotation is overflowing, so it's possible they continue to limit Urias's innings. But for now, he should be considered an SP3, and as his playoffs showed, there's plenty of room for growth with his strikeout numbers.
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