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Birth Date6-17-1990
Height6' 4"
Weight210 lbs
Age27 years, 8 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.22014
-0.32015
0.52016
1.52017
0.72018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2014 BOS MLB 5 0 9.0 0 0 0 11 2 8 1 .262 104 11.0 2.0 1.0 8.0 34% .357 .296 1.44 3.49 4.00 96 3.11 76.3 0.2
2015 BOS MLB 32 2 43.0 3 4 0 56 15 39 9 .260 111 11.7 3.1 1.9 8.2 42% .351 .296 1.65 5.19 5.44 100 5.30 123.8 -0.3
2016 BOS MLB 62 0 66.7 4 3 1 62 31 71 6 .255 114 8.4 4.2 0.8 9.6 46% .318 .241 1.40 3.67 4.05 91 4.27 94.4 0.5
2017 BOS MLB 70 0 69.7 7 3 1 57 28 83 7 .262 105 7.4 3.6 0.9 10.7 50% .298 .232 1.22 3.30 3.88 88 3.22 68.5 1.5
CareerMLB1692188.3141021867620123.2591108.93.61.19.646%.322.2541.393.874.30924.0690.71.9

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2012 GRN A 5 5 26.7 2 0 0 12 4 42 0 .254 99 4.0 1.4 0.0 14.2 60% .240 .147 0.60 0.99 0.34 50 0.86 62.2
2012 SLM A+ 20 20 93.0 5 5 0 85 25 91 6 .265 96 8.2 2.4 0.6 8.8 47% .312 .243 1.18 3.33 3.58 91 3.25 93.6
2013 PME AA 24 24 108.0 5 10 0 112 46 135 11 .267 101 9.3 3.8 0.9 11.2 46% .356 .281 1.46 3.53 4.33 84 2.41 82.8
2013 PAW AAA 1 1 5.3 1 0 0 3 2 7 0 .264 97 5.1 3.4 0.0 11.8 45% .273 .178 0.94 1.70 0.00 90 2.83 87.6
2014 BOS MLB 5 0 9.0 0 0 0 11 2 8 1 .262 104 11.0 2.0 1.0 8.0 34% .357 .296 1.44 3.49 4.00 96 3.11 76.3
2014 PAW AAA 23 22 127.7 8 9 0 119 46 103 8 .254 96 8.4 3.2 0.6 7.3 44% .294 .242 1.29 3.70 3.95 98 5.11 109.5
2015 BOS MLB 32 2 43.0 3 4 0 56 15 39 9 .260 111 11.7 3.1 1.9 8.2 42% .351 .296 1.65 5.19 5.44 100 5.30 123.8
2015 PAW AAA 17 5 37.7 1 1 0 36 22 41 3 .261 90 8.6 5.3 0.7 9.8 42% .320 .282 1.54 3.84 4.06 101 4.62 106.1
2016 BOS MLB 62 0 66.7 4 3 1 62 31 71 6 .255 114 8.4 4.2 0.8 9.6 46% .318 .241 1.40 3.67 4.05 91 4.27 94.4
2017 BOS MLB 70 0 69.7 7 3 1 57 28 83 7 .262 105 7.4 3.6 0.9 10.7 50% .298 .232 1.22 3.30 3.88 88 3.22 68.5
2017 PME AA 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 .263 102 9.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 67% .333 .278 2.00 4.22 0.00 109 6.38 141.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 156 0.5192 0.5449 0.7647 0.6667 0.4133 0.8704 0.5806 0.2353
2015 790 0.5215 0.4810 0.7711 0.6553 0.2910 0.8444 0.5909 0.2289
2016 1189 0.4634 0.4197 0.7174 0.5898 0.2727 0.8185 0.5287 0.2826
2017 1201 0.4471 0.4321 0.6936 0.6387 0.2651 0.8105 0.4659 0.3064
Career33360.47390.44450.72380.62650.28090.82420.52320.2762

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-01 2014-04-25 Minors 24 0 Right Shoulder Recovery From Previous Injury Inflammation - -
2014-03-03 2014-03-31 Camp 28 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 BOS $563,500
2016 BOS $511,000
2015 BOS $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,074,500
2 yrTotal$1,074,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 110 dISE Baseball1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Boston 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.511M (2016). Re-signed by Boston 3/2/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5085M (2015). Re-signed by Boston 3/8/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Boston 9/8/14.
  • Drafted by Boston 2011 (1-19) (Connecticut). $1.5M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .251 .342 .423 .256
11 vs R (Multi) .275 .350 .407 .257
18 Split (Multi) -.024 -.009 .016 -.001
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .234 .336 .404 .247
31 vs R (2016) .256 .341 .353 .237
38 Split (2016) -.022 -.005 .052 .010
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-01-27 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Matt. Long time listener (about a minute), first time caller. Please give me two relievers (one Sox, one not) who you think could break out this year.
(bgrosnick from Michigan)
For the Sox, I'll go with Matt Barnes. Focusing solely on being a reliever could do him wonders. Non-Sox I'll say Kyle Barraclough. (Matt Collins)
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)Is Matt Barnes still a viable starter in the majors, or is he destined to be a AAAA/reliever?
(Colin from CT)
His last 10-or-so starts in Triple-A were really damn good, even though the first half of his season was uninspiring. I'd give him another year in the rotation and see if he can start finishing his CB more. If not, he has upside as an eighth inning guy. (Ben Carsley)
2014-06-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for rocking the marathon chat today, Nick! Any thoughts on what's going on with Matt Barnes? Doesn't seem like the curveball is making steps and the knack for getting hit hard seems to have followed him from AA to AAA this season. Is it time to downgrade his ceiling a notch or two? He's starting to look like a #3, at best.
(jmoultz from Chicago)
Barnes has always been a #3 guy for me, but I honestly can't say I've seen him or talked to any one about him recently given my recent focus on the draft. Hit up Chris Mellen on Twitter -- should have money thoughts for you (@ChrisMellen). (Draft Day Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Matt Barnes a starter for the Red Sox in 2015? He seems to be close, one pitch shy of making an impact.
(John from CT)
I do think he'll be in the rotation next season. I still believe in him as a starter, particularly if he's competing with Allen Webster and Anthony Ranaudo for a slot. In the end, he's probably a mid-rotation guy that still carries significant value. (Mark Anderson)
2014-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Matt, Fangraphs did an article of building the perfect pitcher yesterday. Which minor league pitcher(s) come closest to being "perfect" based on the criteria?
(baseballjunkie from waiting for spring training)
I didn't see the article, and I can't comment on every pitcher in the minors, but basically I'd nominate Matt Barnes. He's 6'4, 200+ pounds with clean arm action and strong mechanics and an excellent fastball. How'd I do? (Matthew Kory)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the best career of Matt Barnes, Allen Webster, and Henry Owens?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I'm still a believer that Barnes will figure it out and settle into the middle of a big league rotation. Owens likely ends up in that same realm and I think they look like similar MLB contributors. Webster probably settles in behind the two in terms of career production; mostly because there's a decent chance he ends up in the bullpen. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What does Matt Barnes need to improve upon to demonstrate 2/3 rotation status potential.
(dawson950 from Cape Cod)
Like a lot of young pitchers, Barnes need to gain some consistency with his mechanics to allow him to locate his fastball and curveball better than he does right now. The changeup needs to take some steps forward as well and I think it can become an average pitch in time. He's not arriving as quickly as I think many Red Sox fans would like, particularly after a dominating 2012 season, but he's still going to be a very good Major League starter. (Mark Anderson)
2013-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Barnes has pitched better as of late. Is he a future ace or #2 or #3?
(John from CT)
I don't much about him, but our prospect staff has him topping out as a 2. Which is a dang high ceiling. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Barnes a potential #2?
(Kyle from Utah)
I can see the case for that, yes. (Jason Parks)
2013-03-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any prospects I should look out for this year in Portland?
(Morgan K. from Portland, ME)
I'll defer to the prospect team for deeper names, but Xander Bogaerts and Matt Barnes are in line to begin the year with the Sea Dogs, I believe. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-12-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)When people say Matt Barnes has the potential to be a number 2, what does that really mean? Who are some current major league pitchers that you consider to be number 2s?
(Tom from Mainer)
That you're looking at a pitcher that can be above-average to well above-average at the major league level. I always saw Jon Lester prior to his rough 2012 season as a number 2. Barnes may end up a notch below that, or a number 3, but he's got potential for some seasons on that level. (Chris Mellen)
2013-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is Matt Barnes ceiling? 1-2 Starter or more of a 3-4?
(Shawn from CT)
Split the difference -- #2 ceiling with a #3/#4 likely outcome? (Nick Faleris)
2012-10-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the possibility that Boston can coax Toronto to part with Farrell, is there any way that Boston can get him without parting with Matt Barnes, Xander Bogearts, Gavin Cecchini or Jackie Bradley Jr.?
(jlarsen from chicago)
Ben Cherington is a smart guy. I would be stunned if he parted with a top-five prospect type in order to acquire Farrell's services. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Professor. As a heavily invested red sox fan, my already strong interest in the farm system has grown as the parent club has faltered. Am I being overly negative to worry about Matt Barnes viability as more than a #4 major league starter? He dominated low A with a big fastball, but slowed at a more advanced level and it seems as though so much of his stock rests on the further development of secondaries that is far from guaranteed.
(John Wayne from Suburban Boston (by way of Canada))
I think a #4 starter would be a very acceptable outcome for Barnes, as it comes with great value to the team. A cost-controlled major league starter is a huge piece to have on a roster. I can' stress this enough. I know we all love stars, but they are rare creatures. Teams are built on cheap, controllable talent that can provide value at their position. Barnes has a higher ceiling than a #4 starter, but if that's the outcome, I'd smile and be satisfied at the future value he will provide. I know its not the answer most people want to read. I get it. But developing prospects into major leaguers is the goal. Developing stars is the dream. (Jason Parks)
2012-08-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Taijuan Walker made your top 10 prospects in the minors list a few weeks ago, as did Dylan Bundy and Gerrit Cole. Where do hurlers Jose Fernandez, Archie Bradley, and Matt Barnes factor in to your pitching prospect rankings?
(Francois from Toronto)
I would have Fernandez, Bradley, and Barnes in my top 25. Those are legit arms. I really, really like them. Barnes is the big sleeper there, He doesn't have the same extreme ceiling, but he can bring it and he's going to sneak up on people and develop into a quality major league starter. (Jason Parks)
2012-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)At what point, if any, do we believe Matt Barnes' ceiling has changed?
(Mike from MA)
I don't think it's changed, but what has changed dramatically is his chances of REACHING that ceiling. That's the variable that changes FAR more often than the ceiling itself. We also need to get away from ceiling talk. So few players hit their ceiling. (Kevin Goldstein)


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