Who Should I Draft?

Matt Barnes or Shane Greene (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Shane Greene
RP - DET
Shane Greene
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
36 of 54 experts
33%
Recommended by
18 of 54 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 95# 101
Best Rank# 38# 70
Worst Rank# 149# 179
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 205# 249
Best Rank# 184# 206
Worst Rank# 371# 265
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8667
Wins43
Saves1826
ERA3.454.18
WHIP1.261.32
   
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  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Shane Greene
RP - DET
Shane Greene
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6266
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched62.263.0
   
Wins64
   
Losses46
   
Saves032
   
Blown Saves36
   
Holds250
   
Hits Allowed4768
   
Earned Runs2536
   
Home Runs Allowed512
   
Strikeouts9665
   
Walks3119
   
ERA3.655.12
   
WHIP1.261.37
   
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Shane Greene
RP - DET
Shane Greene
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6564
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched64.365.4
   
Wins43
   
Losses34
   
Saves1826
   
Blown Saves86
   
Holds113
   
Hits Allowed5263
   
Earned Runs2530
   
Home Runs Allowed78
   
Strikeouts8667
   
Walks2923
   
ERA3.454.18
   
WHIP1.261.32
   
  Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Shane Greene
RP - DET
Shane Greene
News 
 Matt Barnes gave up two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out one through 2/3 of an inning of relief work against the Rangers on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene pitched a scoreless ninth inning to save a 3-2 win over the Royals on Wednesday. He allowed one hit and struck out one.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 13th
 Matt Barnes gave up one run on two hits and struck out two batters in the ninth inning on Thursday to save the game for the Red Sox as the beat the Royals by a 7-5 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 6th
Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene pitched a scoreless ninth inning to save a 9-6 win over the Rays on Tuesday. Greene struck out one in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
 Matt Barnes pitched a scoreless inning striking out two batters on Saturday as the Red Sox lost to the Yankees by a 5-3 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 2nd
Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene pitched a scoreless ninth in a 3-0 win over the Orioles on Tuesday. Greene struck out one on the way to earning his 17th save.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, May 28th
 Matt Barnes (2-1) was handed the loss Saturday at Houston when he failed to record an out in the walk-off defeat. He allowed one run on two hits and two walks.
John Aubin
Sun, May 26th
Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene pitched a perfect ninth inning to preserve a 9-8 win over the Mets on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 25th
 Matt Barnes allowed one hit and three inherited runners to score over two-thirds of an inning in Wednesday's 6-5 extra-inning victory over the Rockies.
John Aubin
Thu, May 16th
Shane Greene allowed five unearned runs on two hits and two walks on Thursday against the Marlins. He was credited with his first blown save and second loss of the season.
Dan Harris
Fri, May 24th
Notes 
 Assuming Craig Kimbrel does not return, Barnes is reportedly the favorite to serve as Boston's closer. Barnes is coming off an impressive 2018 campaign in which his 14.01 K/9 was fourth-highest among all pitchers who threw at least 60 innings. His struggles with command (3.85 career BB/9) should keep his ERA north of 3.00 and WHIP above 1.20, but he can still be a pretty significant mixed-league asset if he's earning most of the team's saves.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Although Greene had a rough 2018 season, he comes into this year as the expected closer for Detroit. Joe Jimenez might take over before long, but as long as Greene continues to offer saves and strikeouts, he deserves a roster spot.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 There may be no other relief pitcher who is slipping under the radar as much as Barnes. Unless the Red Sox sign Craig Kimbrel, it seems as though Barnes will be the closer for a team that should win around 100 games once again. Don't hesitate to grab him late if your draft happens before Kimbrel signs.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros