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Who Should I Draft?

Matt Barnes or Rafael Montero (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rafael Montero
RP - SEA
Rafael Montero
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
41 of 50 experts
18%
Recommended by
9 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 70# 89
Best Rank# 41# 58
Worst Rank# 160# 136
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 169# 221
Best Rank# 158# 202
Worst Rank# 215# 234
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6784
Wins34
Saves2122
ERA3.923.86
WHIP1.211.31
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 75
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 81# 96
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 87# 108
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 51# 81
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 68# 89
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 67# 89
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 116
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 56# 71
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 60# 115
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 81# 86
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 58# 75
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 55# 80
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 80
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 78# 104
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 41# 95
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 77# 84
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 85# 109
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 53# 90
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 99
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 60# 96
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 71# 84
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 73# 87
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 61# 90
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 64# 136
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 95
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 83
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 72# 94
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 69# 103
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 67# 103
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 79# 98
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 69# 89
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 71# 84
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 84# 100
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 82# 101
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 59# 74
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 97# 105
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 70# 83
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 48# 74
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 62# 108
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 73# 93
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 78# 100
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 99# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 89# 69
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 86# 74
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 90# 75
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 91# 83
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 106# 84
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 87# 84
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 109# 90
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 160# 125
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Rafael Montero
RP - SEA
Rafael Montero
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1724
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched18.323.2
   
Wins01
   
Losses13
   
Saves89
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed1218
   
Earned Runs811
   
Home Runs Allowed24
   
Strikeouts1931
   
Walks614
   
ERA4.084.30
   
WHIP1.021.39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Rafael Montero
RP - SEA
Rafael Montero
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6063
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched60.061.6
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves2122
   
Blown Saves510
   
Holds412
   
Hits Allowed5251
   
Earned Runs2626
   
Home Runs Allowed98
   
Strikeouts6784
   
Walks2030
   
ERA3.923.86
   
WHIP1.211.31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Rafael Montero
RP - SEA
Rafael Montero
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
News 
 Rafael Montero earned his third save of the season Monday against the Dodgers.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Apr 20th
Matt Barnes picked up his third save of the season on Tuesday against the Blue Jays, allowing a hit and striking out one to preserve the 4-2 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 21st
 Rafael Montero earned his first hold of the season Thursday for Seattle in game one of Thursday's doubleheader against Baltimore, tossing a scoreless inning with one hit allowed.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Apr 16th
Matt Barnes recorded his first save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Twins, striking out one in a scoreless ninth.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 14th
 Rafael Montero blew his third save of the season in game one of the Mariners doubleheader Tuesday against Baltimore, allowing one run on two hits in the seventh inning with one strikeout and one walk.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 14th
Matt Barnes earned the win on Saturday against the Orioles, striking out two while pitching a scoreless ninth inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 11th
 Rafael Montero recorded his second save of the season Sunday against the Twins, tossing a quick 1-2-3 inning.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Apr 11th
Matt Barnes worked a scoreless inning in a non-save situation on Sunday against the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 5th
 Rafael Montero allowed one run in the eighth inning Saturday, walking two hitters with one strikeout.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 10th
Red Sox manager Alex Cora declined to name an official closer on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 1st
Notes 
 Montero wound up closing for the Rangers and totaling eight saves in 2020, but it wasn't a particularly special season. His hard-hit rate and walk-rate increased from his strong 2019 season, and he totaled a 4.08 ERA. Now with Seattle, Montero's best asset may be his lack of competition for the closer's role, as Seattle has struggled for several seasons to find a reliable ninth-inning option. Draft Montero as a mid-tier closer, who you're taking more for his job security than his spectacular numbers.
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