Who Should I Draft?

Matt Barnes or Brandon Morrow (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Brandon Morrow
RP - CHC
Brandon Morrow
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
35 of 54 experts
35%
Recommended by
19 of 54 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 95# 107
Best Rank# 38# 66
Worst Rank# 149# 218
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 205# 278
Best Rank# 184# 232
Worst Rank# 371# 305
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8645
Wins42
Saves1818
ERA3.453.28
WHIP1.261.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
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# 106
   
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# 77
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 101
   
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# 91# 101
   
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# 108# 132
   
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# 97
   
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# 62# 80
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 66
   
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# 68# 84
   
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# 70# 128
   
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# 83
   
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# 90# 122
   
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 70# 218
   
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# 77# 117
   
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# 76# 97
   
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RotoBaller
# 104# 127
   
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FantasyPros
# 73# 118
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 103# 106
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 154
   
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FantasyPros
# 103# 106
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 53
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 97# 104
   
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Fantrax
# 82
   
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# 95# 104
   
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FanGraphs
# 77# 150
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 76
   
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The Athletic
# 78# 66
   
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# 90# 73
   
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The Athletic
# 94# 90
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 106# 101
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 110# 96
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 114# 109
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 119# 102
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 137# 125
   
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Razzball
# 149# 143
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 66
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 80
   
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SportsLine
# 84
   
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RotoBaller
# 87
   
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The Athletic
# 90
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 92
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 100
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 104
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 121
   
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Brandon Morrow
RP - CHC
Brandon Morrow
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6235
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched62.231.1
   
Wins60
   
Losses40
   
Saves022
   
Blown Saves32
   
Holds250
   
Hits Allowed4724
   
Earned Runs255
   
Home Runs Allowed52
   
Strikeouts9631
   
Walks319
   
ERA3.651.47
   
WHIP1.261.08
   
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Brandon Morrow
RP - CHC
Brandon Morrow
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6544
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched64.344.4
   
Wins42
   
Losses32
   
Saves1818
   
Blown Saves84
   
Holds114
   
Hits Allowed5240
   
Earned Runs2516
   
Home Runs Allowed75
   
Strikeouts8645
   
Walks2914
   
ERA3.453.28
   
WHIP1.261.22
   
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Brandon Morrow
RP - CHC
Brandon Morrow
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
Brandon Morrow received an injection in his elbow and won't throw for 2-3 weeks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 30th
 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
Cubs manager Joe Maddon says the team is going to "slow things down" with Brandon Morrow after he felt elbow discomfort in a recent throwing session.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 20th
 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
Brandon Morrow (elbow) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Mar 21st
 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
Brandon Morrow (elbow) is scheduled for his first bullpen session on March 25.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Mar 5th
 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
Brandon Morrow (elbow) has been permitted to build up his throwing distance to 90 feet on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 13th
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
Morrow is working his way back from an elbow injury that should cost him the first month of the season. He was very good last season and will earn $9 million this year, so it's certainly possible he regains the closer job even if Pedro Strop is handling it well in his absence. He's a smart DL stash.
Andrew Seifter - 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
It sounds as though Morrow is going to miss the start of the season. That could very well turn into multiple months as we've seen with "minor" pitching injuries many times before. It is a dangerous game to draft based on injury optimism, even if the closer does have considerable upside.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros