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Who Should I Draft?

Kevin Gausman or Matt Barnes (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Expert
Recommendation
94%
Recommended by
48 of 51 experts
6%
Recommended by
3 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 89
Best Rank# 17# 58
Worst Rank# 111# 136
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 137# 221
Best Rank# 127# 202
Worst Rank# 160# 234
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts17484
Wins104
Saves022
ERA3.983.86
WHIP1.221.31
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 96
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 108
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 64# 69
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 33# 81
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 89
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 41# 89
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 116
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 75
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 17# 71
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 84
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 115
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 50# 86
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 21# 75
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 53# 80
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 80
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 60# 104
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 95
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 84
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 43# 109
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 45# 90
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 74
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 96
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 70# 84
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 45# 125
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 57# 87
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 58# 90
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 136
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 58
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 45# 95
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 49# 94
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 103
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 103
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 90
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 98
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 52# 89
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 51# 84
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 47# 100
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 56# 101
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 41# 74
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 59# 74
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 54# 105
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 44# 83
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 74
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 55# 108
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 49# 93
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 24# 100
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 74# 67
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 85# 84
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 111# 83
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1224
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched60.323.2
   
Wins31
   
Losses33
   
Saves09
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed5018
   
Earned Runs2411
   
Home Runs Allowed84
   
Strikeouts7931
   
Walks1614
   
ERA3.624.30
   
WHIP1.111.39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2963
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched161.461.6
   
Wins104
   
Losses93
   
Saves022
   
Blown Saves010
   
Holds012
   
Hits Allowed15251
   
Earned Runs7126
   
Home Runs Allowed218
   
Strikeouts17484
   
Walks4430
   
ERA3.983.86
   
WHIP1.221.31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
News 
 RHP Kevin Gausman took a no-decision on Tuesday when he allowed four runs on nine hits with three strikeouts across four innings in the Giants' 6-5 win over the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 22nd
Matt Barnes is expected to rejoin the Red Sox this weekend during their upcoming series against the Baltimore Orioles
Chris Schommer
Mon, Sep 13th
 RHP Kevin Gausman took the loss on Thursday when he allowed four runs on eight hits with one walk and seven strikeouts over five innings in the Giants' 7-4 loss to the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 16th
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
 Kevin Gausman allowed three runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out nine across six innings during Saturday's 15-4 win over the Cubs.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, Sep 11th
The Red Sox placed RHP Matt Barnes on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 30th
 RHP Kevin Gausman picked up his 13th win of the season on Monday when he allowed three runs on five hits with one walk and nine strikeouts over seven innings as the Giants took down the Rockies 10-5.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 6th
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
 RHP Kevin Gausman received a no-decision on Wednesday when he surrendered two runs on four hits with a walk and seven strikeouts over five innings pitched as the Giants lost to the Brewers by a score of 5-2.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 2nd
Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes is “going to get a couple of days off.”
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 11th
Notes 
 Gausman had the best season of his career with the Giants last season, and accepted a qualifying offer to remain in San Francisco. Gausman not only put up an impressive 3.62 ERA, but he upped his strikeout rate by about nine points to 32.2%. He saw a nice velocity bump on his fastball and leaned into his excellent splitter a bit more than usual. The downside for Gausman is that he really is mostly a fastball/splitter pitcher, meaning that when his splitter isn't working, he's likely to get hit hard. But, we've now at least seen the upside over a full season, and he's a pretty ideal SP4/SP5 if you can get him in that range.
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