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Who Should I Draft?

Matt Barnes or Jordan Hicks (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
26 of 50 experts
48%
Recommended by
24 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 99# 89
Best Rank# 50# 58
Worst Rank# 291# 136
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 200# 221
Best Rank# 160# 202
Worst Rank# 225# 234
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5884
Wins34
Saves1222
ERA3.433.86
WHIP1.241.31
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 95# 96
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 106# 108
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 79# 89
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 62# 83
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 81# 116
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 109# 115
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 72# 75
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 75# 95
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 50# 109
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 104
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 83# 96
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 121# 125
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 111# 136
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 54# 95
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 102
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 92# 94
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 82# 103
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 70# 89
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 99# 100
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 62# 101
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 66# 74
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 62# 105
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 59# 74
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 86# 108
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 90# 93
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 59# 100
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 67
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 148# 69
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 93# 71
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 108# 74
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 117# 75
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 102# 80
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 81# 80
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 103# 81
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 96# 83
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 84
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 98# 84
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 84
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 110# 84
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 103# 84
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 124# 86
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 97# 87
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 101# 89
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 104# 90
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 137# 90
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 291# 90
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 124# 98
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 103
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 107# 104
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played24
   
Games Started0
   
Innings Pitched23.2
   
Wins1
   
Losses3
   
Saves9
   
Blown Saves4
   
Holds4
   
Hits Allowed18
   
Earned Runs11
   
Home Runs Allowed4
   
Strikeouts31
   
Walks14
   
ERA4.30
   
WHIP1.39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played5463
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched53.661.6
   
Wins34
   
Losses23
   
Saves1222
   
Blown Saves210
   
Holds912
   
Hits Allowed4351
   
Earned Runs2026
   
Home Runs Allowed48
   
Strikeouts5884
   
Walks2430
   
ERA3.433.86
   
WHIP1.241.31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jordan Hicks
RP - STL
Jordan Hicks
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
News 
 Jordan Hicks is unlikely to return this year because of problems with his right elbow. He could be used as a starter next year.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Aug 25th
Matt Barnes is expected to rejoin the Red Sox this weekend during their upcoming series against the Baltimore Orioles
Chris Schommer
Mon, Sep 13th
 St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jordan Hicks (elbow) could be used as a starter in 2022. per general manager John Mozeliak.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 4th
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
 Cardinals RHP Jordan Hicks (elbow) has begun some light throwing.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 21st
The Red Sox placed RHP Matt Barnes on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 30th
 Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak says that a "best case" scenario would have Jordan Hicks (elbow) returning in August.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 4th
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
 Jordan Hicks got an injection in his elbow last week and has now begun his rehab program as of Monday. He'll have a month to recover before the Cardinals ramp him back up to major league ready condition.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, May 18th
Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes is “going to get a couple of days off.”
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 11th
Notes 
 Hicks is likely to serve as the Cardinals' closer this year if he can show that he has fully recovered from Tommy John surgery. He totaled 20 saves from 2018-2019 before hurting his elbow, and then opted out of last season, in part because of setbacks in his recovery. Early reports from the spring are promising, and it seems that the Cardinals want him and his 100+ MPH fastball to lead the way in the ninth inning. Monitor his health in the spring, but draft him late for now and expect saves so long as he is healthy.
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
  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