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Matt Barnes

Matt Barnes

Age: 30College: ConnecticutBats: RThrows: R

2020 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #148
Best / Worst #100 / #208
ADP #352




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Matt Barnes to make his spring debut on Monday

Matt Barnes is scheduled to make his first Grapefruit League appearance out of the bullpen Monday against the Tigers, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

Fantasy Impact

Barnes is going into the 2019 season as the top setup pitcher in the Red Sox bullpen. The 29-year-old reliever is definitely someone to target in fantasy leagues that count both saves and holds as a category.

John Aubin18 weeks ago
Matt Barnes picks up a hold in win over the Jays

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.

Fantasy Impact

Barnes bounced back after giving up five earned runs in his last two appearances. The veteran reliever has been a mixed bag this season blowing six saves in 10 opportunities but does have 13 holds. Barnes is worth owning in leagues that count holds.

John Aubin1 year ago
Matt Barnes blows another save on Wednesday

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.

Fantasy Impact

This was the sixth blown save of the season for Barnes who has struggled in his opportunities to close for the Red Sox. Look for the team to use Barnes in situations with less pressure as the team tries to find someone who can handle the closer role. Look for Brandon Workman to get some more opportunities.

John Aubin1 year ago
Matt Barnes blows save chance on Saturday

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.

Fantasy Impact

Barnes has been in closer by committee for the Red Sox this season but has struggled in the role. The 29-year-old reliever has four saves in nine chances with a 3.82 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. Barnes does have 11 holds and can be useful in a fantasy league that counts both holds and saves.

John Aubin1 year ago
Matt Barnes earns a hold in win over the Orioles

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.

Fantasy Impact

Barnes continues to pitch in a variety of roles this season for the Red Sox. The 28-year-old reliever now has 11 holds to go with four saves and is worth owning in leagues that count both categories.

John Aubin1 year ago
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