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Who Should I Draft?

Matt Barnes or Hector Neris (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
33 of 50 experts
34%
Recommended by
17 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 89# 87
Best Rank# 58# 60
Worst Rank# 136# 131
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 221# 300
Best Rank# 202# 227
Worst Rank# 234# 335
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8478
Wins43
Saves2217
ERA3.863.95
WHIP1.311.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 96# 98
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 81# 85
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 89# 93
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 89# 110
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 83# 103
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 75# 126
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 71# 131
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 84# 130
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 86# 103
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 75# 78
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 84# 103
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 80# 112
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 104# 109
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 84# 97
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 90# 93
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 96# 113
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 84# 94
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 87# 88
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 82
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 95# 105
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 67# 80
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 94# 101
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 103# 115
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 103# 110
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 98# 108
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 89# 107
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 84# 105
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 101# 103
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 74# 92
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 105# 116
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 83# 101
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 108# 123
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 100# 112
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 69# 62
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 74# 60
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 74# 60
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 80# 70
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 90# 69
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 90# 78
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 93# 86
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 95# 87
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 100# 81
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 108# 94
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 109# 74
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 115# 98
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 116# 97
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 125# 123
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 136# 125
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 65
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 72
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2424
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.222.1
   
Wins12
   
Losses32
   
Saves95
   
Blown Saves43
   
Holds44
   
Hits Allowed1824
   
Earned Runs1111
   
Home Runs Allowed40
   
Strikeouts3127
   
Walks1413
   
ERA4.304.57
   
WHIP1.391.71
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6364
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched61.662.6
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves2217
   
Blown Saves109
   
Holds129
   
Hits Allowed5156
   
Earned Runs2627
   
Home Runs Allowed89
   
Strikeouts8478
   
Walks3024
   
ERA3.863.95
   
WHIP1.311.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
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
Hector Neris allowed three runs on three hits in an inning of work on Wednesday against the Yankees.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 22nd
 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
Phillies reliever Hector Neris struck out two over a perfect inning to convert his 12th save of the season in Sunday's win over the Marlins.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Jul 19th
 The Red Sox placed RHP Matt Barnes on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 30th
Phillies reliever Hector Neris took the loss and the blown save in Saturday's loss to the Mets, allowing two unearned runs on one hit and two walks while striking out one.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Jun 27th
 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
Phillies reliever Hector Neris struck out one over a perfect inning to earn his 11th save of the season Friday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Jun 26th
 Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes is “going to get a couple of days off.”
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 11th
Phillies reliever Hector Neris allowed two earned runs on three hits in Wednesday's loss to the Washington Nationals. He was charged with his fifth blown save and his fourth loss of the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Jun 24th
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
Neris has been named the Phillies' closer to start the season. Although he has been the Phillies' primary closer for the past four seasons, he's hardly been the model of efficiency. His ERA over those seasons is 3.01, 5.10, 2.93, and 4.57. And he surprisingly struggled with his control last year, seeking his BB/9 rate jump to 5.40 and his WHIP to 1.71. Neris's splitter is outstanding when it's on, but he has the tendency to get hit hard when it's not. With Archie Bradley and Jose Alvarado in tow, and Brandon Kintzler with the team on a minor league deal, Neris's leash will be short. Draft him as a low-end closer, but don't rush to do so.
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