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Matt Barnes

Matt Barnes


Age: 31College: ConnecticutBats: RThrows: R

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Rank P #57
Projection (?) 1.7 pts

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Matt Barnes gets the win on Thursday

Matt Barnes kept the Yankees from tying up the game in the 10th inning on his way to taking the win. He allowed no hits, but a ground ball and a sacrifice fly allowed the extra inning runner to score. However, this was not an earned run, and this was an otherwise clean inning for the Red Sox closer.

Fantasy Impact

Barnes has been lights out in 2021. He owns a 2.48 ERA over 40 innings pitched. He is 20-for-24 in save opportunities, and he should have plenty more chances the rest of the way.

Liam GibneyJul 23, 2021
Matt Barnes records 20th save

Matt Barnes pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his 20th save of the season as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 7-4 on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

Barnes now has a 2.54 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP on the year. He remains a locked-in, top-10 fantasy closer from here on out.

Matt Barnes, Red Sox agree to two-year extension

The Red Sox signed closer Matt Barnes to a two-year, $18.75 million extension.

Fantasy Impact

The deal includes an $8 million club option for 2024. The right-hander is having the best season of his career thus far, so Boston has made the move to extend him before he hit free agency this winter. Fantasy managers can expect Barnes to continue operating as a top-10 fantasy closer from here on out.

Matt Barnes notches his 19th save of 2021

Matt Barnes came into the game on Sunday and shut the door on his way to earning his 19th save of the season.

Fantasy Impact

Barnes has been great this year serving as Boston's primary closer. He does have the occasional tough outing, but his job security is strong, and he should be viewed as top-10 closer the rest of the way.

Liam Gibney3 weeks ago
Matt Barnes blows save but gets win on Friday

Matt Barnes suffered a blown save on Friday against Oakland but still came away with the win.

Fantasy Impact

It was a bumpy outing for Barnes, but he has been pretty close to elite this season. His job security should be a lock, and fantasy managers have nothing to worry about at this point.

Liam Gibney3 weeks ago
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