Who Should I Draft?

Matt Barnes or A.J. Minter (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
A.J. Minter
RP - ATL
A.J. Minter
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
34 of 55 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 95# 99
Best Rank# 38# 71
Worst Rank# 149# 208
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 205# 275
Best Rank# 184# 226
Worst Rank# 371# 403
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8669
Wins43
Saves1811
ERA3.453.36
WHIP1.261.24
   
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  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
A.J. Minter
RP - ATL
A.J. Minter
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6265
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched62.261.1
   
Wins64
   
Losses43
   
Saves015
   
Blown Saves32
   
Holds2512
   
Hits Allowed4757
   
Earned Runs2522
   
Home Runs Allowed53
   
Strikeouts9669
   
Walks3122
   
ERA3.653.23
   
WHIP1.261.29
   
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
A.J. Minter
RP - ATL
A.J. Minter
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6562
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched64.358.6
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves1811
   
Blown Saves82
   
Holds1114
   
Hits Allowed5251
   
Earned Runs2522
   
Home Runs Allowed76
   
Strikeouts8669
   
Walks2922
   
ERA3.453.36
   
WHIP1.261.24
   
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
A.J. Minter
RP - ATL
A.J. Minter
News 
 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
The Braves have recalled A.J. Minter from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
 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
The Braves sent A.J. Minter to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.
Andrew Gould
Fri, May 10th
 Matt Barnes gave up one run on two hits and struck out two batters in the ninth inning on Thursday to save the game for the Red Sox as the beat the Royals by a 7-5 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 6th
Braves reliever A.J. Minter took the loss on Thursday, entering the game in the 10th inning against the Diamondbacks and allowing two hits and a run while not recording an out.
Mike Maher
Fri, May 10th
 Matt Barnes pitched a scoreless inning striking out two batters on Saturday as the Red Sox lost to the Yankees by a 5-3 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 2nd
A.J. Minter allowed four runs on two hits and two walks against the Rockies on Saturday. Minter took the loss and blew his first save of the season.
Dan Harris
Sun, Apr 28th
 Matt Barnes (2-1) was handed the loss Saturday at Houston when he failed to record an out in the walk-off defeat. He allowed one run on two hits and two walks.
John Aubin
Sun, May 26th
Braves reliever A.J. Minter struck out one batter in a perfect ninth inning to earn his third save of the season in Wednesday's win over the Reds. The save was his third of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Apr 25th
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
Minter was supposed to be in the heat of the competition for saves in Atlanta, and while that may happen down the road, an injury setback for him has handed the job over to Vizcaino. Unless you play in a deeper league, this should make Minter undraftable, but worth keeping an eye on in free agency.
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