Who Should I Draft?

Pedro Strop or Matt Barnes (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Pedro Strop
RP - CHC
Pedro Strop
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 85# 98
Best Rank# 43# 38
Worst Rank# 148# 149
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 226# 205
Best Rank# 193# 184
Worst Rank# 301# 371
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6286
Wins44
Saves1418
ERA3.223.45
WHIP1.191.26
   
Misc 
   
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The Athletic
# 88# 106
   
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The Athletic
# 67
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 102
   
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USA Today
# 96# 97
   
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Razzball
# 108# 119
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 88# 95
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 83
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 94
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 98# 110
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 93
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 67# 73
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 90
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 84# 105
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 59# 77
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 135
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 75# 103
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 60# 68
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 90
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 68# 103
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 128# 137
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 43# 53
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 89
   
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Razzball
# 145# 149
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 92# 97
   
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SportsLine
# 108
   
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Fantrax
# 67# 82
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 96
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 102
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 94# 114
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 77# 66
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 84# 73
   
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FanGraphs
# 87# 77
   
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FantasyPros
# 89# 82
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 91# 77
   
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# 94# 74
   
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CBS Sports
# 94# 70
   
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Beast Dome
# 99# 68
   
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Razzball
# 100# 68
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 100# 78
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 102# 101
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 102# 94
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 102# 70
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 105# 90
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 107# 77
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 109# 106
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 110# 91
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 111# 93
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 112# 38
   
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DailyOverlay
# 113# 108
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 115# 60
   
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RotoBaller
# 116# 104
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 118# 105
   
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# 127# 62
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 148# 95
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 94
   
  Pedro Strop
RP - CHC
Pedro Strop
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6062
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched60.362.2
   
Wins66
   
Losses14
   
Saves130
   
Blown Saves43
   
Holds925
   
Hits Allowed3847
   
Earned Runs1525
   
Home Runs Allowed45
   
Strikeouts5796
   
Walks2131
   
ERA2.263.65
   
WHIP0.991.26
   
  Pedro Strop
RP - CHC
Pedro Strop
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6365
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched59.664.3
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves1418
   
Blown Saves48
   
Holds1511
   
Hits Allowed4852
   
Earned Runs2125
   
Home Runs Allowed67
   
Strikeouts6286
   
Walks2329
   
ERA3.223.45
   
WHIP1.191.26
   
  Pedro Strop
RP - CHC
Pedro Strop
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
News 
 Pedro Strop secured the save Sunday against the Reds, walking one and striking out one in the ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 11th
Matt Barnes pitched one inning and walked one batter while striking out two as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays by an 8-7 score on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Jul 5th
 Pedro Strop pitched his a perfect ninth inning for his ninth save in the Cubs' 5-3 win over the Mets on Sunday. He struck out two.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 23rd
Matt Barnes gave up three hits in the ninth including a go-ahead, two-run homer by Jose Abreu as the White Sox came back to beat the Red Sox by an 8-7 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 26th
 Pedro Strop pitched a scoreless ninth and struck out two for his eighth save in the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Dodgers on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
Matt Barnes was charged with a blown save and took the loss after surrendering three runs on two hits and two walks Saturday versus the Blue Jays. He had two strikeouts over two-thirds of an inning.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Pedro Strop got a one out save in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
Matt Barnes pitched one inning giving up one hit and walking one while striking out three for the hold as the Red Sox beat the Orioles by a 7-2 score on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
 Pedro Strop allowed a solo home run but hung on for his sixth save in the Cubs' 3-1 win over the Cardinals on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
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
Notes 
 Brandon Morrow is technically the Cubs' closer, but it seems as though he will miss at least a month to open the season. That makes Strop the likely replacement and for one of the best teams in baseball. Don't be surprised if Morrow misses longer or even losses the job to Strop while he is on the IL.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 Strop is currently penciled in to serve as the Cubs' closer, at least until Brandon Morrow returns from an elbow injury. With a 2.61 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 10.1 K/9 over the last five seasons, Strop has proven to be a fantasy asset in many formats even when he isn't closing games. He could well be a top-10 closer for however long he's allowed to handle the job. That uncertainty puts a bit of a damper on Strop's draft stock, but he is still a solid selection in the middle rounds of drafts.
Andrew Seifter - 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