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Who Should I Draft?

Taylor Rogers or Matt Barnes (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
34 of 51 experts
33%
Recommended by
17 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 79# 89
Best Rank# 45# 58
Worst Rank# 162# 136
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 202# 221
Best Rank# 176# 202
Worst Rank# 259# 234
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7384
Wins44
Saves1322
ERA3.393.86
WHIP1.161.31
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 85
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 76# 108
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 82# 89
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 116
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 76# 84
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 76# 115
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 64# 86
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 50# 75
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 47# 84
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 78# 80
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 87# 104
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 82# 95
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 48# 84
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 93# 109
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 88# 90
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 83
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 77# 84
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 122# 136
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 92# 95
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 47# 67
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 82# 94
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 90# 103
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 78# 103
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 54# 90
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 70# 98
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 71# 89
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 75# 84
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 70# 100
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 76# 105
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 82# 83
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 45# 74
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 105# 108
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 93# 100
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 86# 71
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 80
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 91# 90
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 91# 75
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 99# 69
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 99# 81
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 100# 87
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 103# 96
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 108# 93
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 109# 58
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 110# 74
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 110# 96
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 111# 101
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 116# 83
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 123# 89
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 134# 74
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 162# 125
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2124
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched20.223.2
   
Wins21
   
Losses43
   
Saves99
   
Blown Saves24
   
Holds24
   
Hits Allowed2618
   
Earned Runs911
   
Home Runs Allowed24
   
Strikeouts2431
   
Walks414
   
ERA4.054.30
   
WHIP1.501.39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6263
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched63.061.6
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves1322
   
Blown Saves010
   
Holds1312
   
Hits Allowed5851
   
Earned Runs2426
   
Home Runs Allowed78
   
Strikeouts7384
   
Walks1530
   
ERA3.393.86
   
WHIP1.161.31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
News 
 Twins LHP Taylor Rogers (finger) won't return this season, per manager Rocco Baldelli.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 11th
Matt Barnes is expected to rejoin the Red Sox this weekend during their upcoming series against the Baltimore Orioles
Chris Schommer
Mon, Sep 13th
 Twins LHP Taylor Rogers (finger) has decided to not undergo surgery.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 8th
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
 The Twins placed LHP Taylor Rogers (finger) on the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 27th
The Red Sox placed RHP Matt Barnes on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 30th
 Twins reliever Taylor Rogers leaves with a left middle finger sprain. Rogers threw five pitches before leaving with zero innings pitched.
Corbin Young
Tue, Jul 27th
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
 Twins reliever Taylor Rogers is drawing significant trade interest ahead of the trade deadline. MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that the southpaw is "very popular on the trade market."
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Jul 25th
Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes is “going to get a couple of days off.”
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 11th
Notes 
 Rogers has been the reliever to roster in Minnesota for the past two seasons, but he's totaled just 39 saves over that span. Even with the shortened 2020 season, that's just not the total you want to see from a reliever if you're relying on him as an RP1, especially when the Twins as a team have totaled 92 saves over the last two years. Rogers's lack of saves is all about Rocco Baldelli's philosophy, rather than Rogers's lack of effectiveness (he's totaled a 2.80 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and a 10.8 K/9 over the last three years). Unfortunately, Baldelli is unlikely to abandon his committee approach with the additions of Alex Colome and Hansel Robles. Rogers is still a fine RP2, but certainly don't expect him to get every save chance in Minnesota.
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