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Who Should I Draft?

Matt Barnes or Carlos Carrasco (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
43 of 51 experts
16%
Recommended by
8 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 89
Best Rank# 16# 58
Worst Rank# 183# 136
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 116# 221
Best Rank# 96# 202
Worst Rank# 179# 234
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts14784
Wins94
Saves022
ERA3.483.86
WHIP1.131.31
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 79
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 96
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 108
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 67# 69
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 70# 89
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 29# 83
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 75
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 36# 71
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 84
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 115
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 19# 86
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 55# 75
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 32# 84
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 80
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 63# 104
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 84
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 107# 109
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 84# 90
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 70# 96
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 81# 84
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 47# 125
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 76# 87
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 65# 90
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 57# 58
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 28# 67
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 65# 94
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 30# 103
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 48# 103
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 62# 90
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 98
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 56# 89
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 84
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 59# 100
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 42# 101
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 56# 74
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 74
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 74# 105
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 62# 83
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 70# 74
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 25# 108
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 80# 100
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 93# 80
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 137# 81
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 183# 89
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 119# 93
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 99# 95
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 96# 95
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 116
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 166# 136
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1224
   
Games Started120
   
Innings Pitched68.223.2
   
Wins31
   
Losses43
   
Saves09
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed5518
   
Earned Runs2211
   
Home Runs Allowed84
   
Strikeouts8231
   
Walks2714
   
ERA2.914.30
   
WHIP1.211.39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2263
   
Games Started210
   
Innings Pitched125.461.6
   
Wins94
   
Losses63
   
Saves022
   
Blown Saves010
   
Holds012
   
Hits Allowed10751
   
Earned Runs4926
   
Home Runs Allowed178
   
Strikeouts14784
   
Walks3430
   
ERA3.483.86
   
WHIP1.131.31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
News 
 Carlos Carrasco allowed four runs (one earned) on seven hits, one walk, and four strikeouts in five innings. The 34-year-old was forced to work much harder than he should have been by the Mets' sloppy fielding. They won 9-4 Tuesday and are four games behind the Braves in the NL East and three and a half games behind the Reds and Padres for the final Wild Card spot.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 8th
Matt Barnes is expected to rejoin the Red Sox this weekend during their upcoming series against the Baltimore Orioles
Chris Schommer
Mon, Sep 13th
 Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs on four hits, one walk, and five strikeouts in five and one-third innings. The Mets won 4-3 Tuesday and are winners of four straight. They're 66-67 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Sep 3rd
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
 Carlos Carrasco allowed two runs on three hits, zero walks, and five strikeouts in seven innings pitched. He left the game tied, and the Mets blew the game in the eighth inning, losing 3-2. They're 61-66 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Aug 27th
The Red Sox placed RHP Matt Barnes on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 30th
 Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs on five hits, one walk, and six strikeouts in five innings. The Mets lost 3-2 and are now 60-62 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, Aug 21st
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
 Carlos Carrasco allowed six runs on six hits, one walk, and three strikeouts in two innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Aug 16th
Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes is “going to get a couple of days off.”
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 11th
Notes 
 Carrasco suffered a serious hamstring strain in mid-March which is likely to keep him out 6-8 weeks. It's a devastating blow to the veteran who returned strong from his battle with leukemia in 2019 to post a 2.91 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 2020. There was plenty to like about Carrasco in New York, including that the Mets will provide him with a better chance at wins, their infield defense should be above average, and Carrasco will play in a more favorable park. But at this point, he's nothing more than a bench starter for your fantasy team given his injury.
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
 We can completely write off Carrasco's 2019 season as the right-hander was going through a battle with leukemia. The 33-year-old heroically bounced back last summer, posting a 2.91 ERA to go along with a 1.21 WHIP and 82 strikeouts in 64 innings. A 9.6% walk rate is mildly concerning, but Carrasco misses enough bats that he should still be viewed as a reliable SP2/3. The perception around him seems to be that he isn't durable, but Carrasco started 30 games three times from 2015-18.
Brendan Tuma - 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