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Who Should I Draft?

Matt Barnes or Zach Eflin (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zach Eflin
SP - PHI
Zach Eflin
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
39 of 50 experts
22%
Recommended by
11 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 69# 89
Best Rank# 41# 58
Worst Rank# 124# 136
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 184# 221
Best Rank# 177# 202
Worst Rank# 229# 234
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts15184
Wins104
Saves022
ERA4.323.86
WHIP1.281.31
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 65
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 96
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 69# 108
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 54# 81
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 73# 89
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 57# 89
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 116
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 51# 75
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 69# 84
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 71# 115
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 83# 86
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 67# 84
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 76# 80
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 56# 80
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 84# 104
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 64# 95
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 83# 84
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 41# 109
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 72# 90
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 88
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 54# 96
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 65# 84
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 75# 125
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 74# 87
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 70# 136
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 70# 95
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 67# 94
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 62# 103
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 76# 103
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 73# 90
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 78# 98
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 72# 84
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 57# 101
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 78# 105
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 72# 83
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 94# 108
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 67# 93
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 64# 100
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 90# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 97# 69
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 73# 71
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 98# 74
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 124# 74
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 76# 74
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 88# 75
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 92# 83
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 96# 89
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 94# 90
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 113# 100
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zach Eflin
SP - PHI
Zach Eflin
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1124
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched59.223.2
   
Wins41
   
Losses23
   
Saves09
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed6018
   
Earned Runs2611
   
Home Runs Allowed84
   
Strikeouts7031
   
Walks1514
   
ERA3.974.30
   
WHIP1.271.39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zach Eflin
SP - PHI
Zach Eflin
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2963
   
Games Started280
   
Innings Pitched156.961.6
   
Wins104
   
Losses93
   
Saves022
   
Blown Saves010
   
Holds012
   
Hits Allowed15851
   
Earned Runs7526
   
Home Runs Allowed258
   
Strikeouts15184
   
Walks4230
   
ERA4.323.86
   
WHIP1.281.31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zach Eflin
SP - PHI
Zach Eflin
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
News 
 Phillies starter Zach Eflin allowed one earned run on seven hits and no walks while striking out three over six innings in a no-decision against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Apr 22nd
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
 Phillies starter Zach Eflin allowed two earned runs on six hits and no walks while striking out six over seven innings in Friday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The win brings him to 1-0 on the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Apr 17th
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
 Phillies starter Zach Eflin will start Friday's matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals in Philadelphia after Thursday's scheduled start against the Mets in New York was rained out.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Apr 15th
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
 Phillies starter Zach Eflin allowed four earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out two over six innings in Saturday's no-decision against the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
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
 Phillies starter Zach Eflin allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out eight over seven innings in Sunday's win over the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Apr 5th
Red Sox manager Alex Cora declined to name an official closer on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 1st
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
  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