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Who Should I Draft?

Matt Barnes or Drew Pomeranz (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Drew Pomeranz
SP,RP - SD
Drew Pomeranz
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
28 of 51 experts
45%
Recommended by
23 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 89# 98
Best Rank# 58# 63
Worst Rank# 136# 171
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 221# 210
Best Rank# 202# 199
Worst Rank# 234# 244
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8481
Wins43
Saves2212
ERA3.863.68
WHIP1.311.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 96# 124
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 108# 110
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 69# 164
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 81# 113
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 89# 104
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 116# 118
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 75# 112
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 71# 111
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 75# 115
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 84
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 80# 110
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 80# 105
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 95
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 109
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 90# 95
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 84# 97
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 125# 171
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 87# 99
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 90# 102
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 67# 88
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 103# 104
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 100# 130
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 74# 119
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 74# 75
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 83# 92
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 93# 107
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 100
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 74# 72
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 83# 82
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 84# 79
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 84# 77
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 84# 79
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 86# 78
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 89# 83
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 89# 88
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 90# 71
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 94# 87
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 95# 79
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 96# 71
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 98# 81
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 101# 93
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 103# 81
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 104# 88
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 105# 90
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 108# 90
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 115# 93
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 136# 109
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 63
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 85
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Drew Pomeranz
SP,RP - SD
Drew Pomeranz
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2420
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.219.1
   
Wins11
   
Losses30
   
Saves94
   
Blown Saves41
   
Holds49
   
Hits Allowed189
   
Earned Runs113
   
Home Runs Allowed41
   
Strikeouts3129
   
Walks1410
   
ERA4.301.45
   
WHIP1.391.02
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Drew Pomeranz
SP,RP - SD
Drew Pomeranz
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6358
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched61.662.4
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves2212
   
Blown Saves100
   
Holds1217
   
Hits Allowed5152
   
Earned Runs2625
   
Home Runs Allowed88
   
Strikeouts8481
   
Walks3027
   
ERA3.863.68
   
WHIP1.311.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Drew Pomeranz
SP,RP - SD
Drew Pomeranz
News 
 Matt Barnes is expected to rejoin the Red Sox this weekend during their upcoming series against the Baltimore Orioles
Chris Schommer
Mon, Sep 13th
San Diego Padres pitcher Drew Pomeranz (forearm) was placed on the 10-day injured list with left forearm inflammation.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 11th
 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
Padres LHP Drew Pomeranz is being evaluated for forearm tightness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 11th
 The Red Sox placed RHP Matt Barnes on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 30th
The Padres activated LHP Drew Pomeranz (forearm) prior to Saturday's game against the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 17th
 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
Padres LHP Drew Pomeranz was placed on the 10-day IL with left forearm inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 9th
 Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes is “going to get a couple of days off.”
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 11th
The Padres activated LHP Drew Pomeranz (lat) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 29th
Notes 
 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
Pomeranz likely would have, at the very least, factored into the closer's mix for San Diego prior to the Mark Melancon and Keone Kela signings. After finally switching into a full-time reliever role last year, Pomeranz shined, with a 1.45 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, and a 39.7% strikeout rate. Although he may still be in line for save opportunities, the presence of Melancon, Kela, and Emilio Pagan muddy the waters. That's especially true given that Pomeranz is currently the only healthy and reliable left-hander in the bullpen. Pomeranz is worth a late selection until and unless Jayce Tingler declares that he's not an option for the ninth inning.
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