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Who Should I Draft?

Matt Barnes or Giovanny Gallegos (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Giovanny Gallegos
RP - STL
Giovanny Gallegos
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
38 of 51 experts
25%
Recommended by
13 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 89# 106
Best Rank# 58# 60
Worst Rank# 136# 136
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 221# 275
Best Rank# 202# 248
Worst Rank# 234# 287
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8473
Wins44
Saves228
ERA3.863.34
WHIP1.311.06
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 96# 108
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 108
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 69# 83
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 81# 115
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 89# 136
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 89# 114
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 83
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 116
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 75# 86
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 71# 91
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 84# 92
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 86# 97
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 75# 109
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 84
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 80# 94
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 80# 107
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 104# 110
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 95
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 84# 103
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 109# 112
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 90# 103
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 84# 103
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 125
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 87# 120
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 90# 132
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 100
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 95
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 67# 117
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 94# 110
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 98# 107
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 89# 102
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 84# 100
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 101# 112
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 74# 131
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 74# 100
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 105
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 83# 108
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 93
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 74# 63
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 90# 76
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 96# 94
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 100# 82
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 100# 85
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 103# 71
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 103# 91
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 108# 106
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 115# 94
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 136# 102
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 60
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 83
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 90
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Giovanny Gallegos
RP - STL
Giovanny Gallegos
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2416
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.215.0
   
Wins12
   
Losses32
   
Saves94
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds41
   
Hits Allowed189
   
Earned Runs116
   
Home Runs Allowed41
   
Strikeouts3121
   
Walks144
   
ERA4.303.60
   
WHIP1.390.87
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Giovanny Gallegos
RP - STL
Giovanny Gallegos
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6357
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched61.658.9
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves228
   
Blown Saves101
   
Holds1212
   
Hits Allowed5147
   
Earned Runs2622
   
Home Runs Allowed88
   
Strikeouts8473
   
Walks3016
   
ERA3.863.34
   
WHIP1.311.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Giovanny Gallegos
RP - STL
Giovanny Gallegos
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
Giovanny Gallegos pitched another perfect inning with two more strikeouts on Friday to notch another save as he closed out the first game of a doubleheader against the Cubs.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Sep 25th
 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
Giovanny Gallegos pitched a perfect inning with a pair of strikeouts to close out an 8-5 win over the Brewers on Thursday.
Lucas Spence
Thu, Sep 23rd
 The Red Sox placed RHP Matt Barnes on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 30th
Giovanny Gallegos closed the door on the Cardinals 2-1 win over the Brewers on Tuesday, securing his 11th save of the season with a scoreless inning.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Sep 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
Giovanny Gallegos recorded another save for the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon, pitching a perfect inning with two strikeouts in an 8-7 win over the Padres.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Sep 19th
 Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes is “going to get a couple of days off.”
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 11th
Giovanny Gallegos successfully closed out a 3-2 win over the Padres on Saturday night with a 1-2-3 ninth inning, striking out one.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Sep 19th
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
Gallegos pitched well last year with the Cardinals despite seeing limited innings because of his difficulty in getting to the states in the middle of a pandemic. But he was effective when he pithed, and owns a career 3.06 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 31.6% strikeout rate. The Cardinals want Jordan Hicks to be their closer, but Gallegos will undoubtedly be in the mix should Hick prove ineffective or suffer a setback in his return from Tommy John surgery.
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