Matt Barnes

Matt Barnes #68

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 4"/210
  • Age: 26


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls

Matt Barnes Spring Training Career Stats

2-1 3.08 26.1 32 1.03

Matt Barnes 2016 Stats

4-3 4.05 66.2 71 1.40

Matt Barnes MLB Career Stats

7-7 4.55 118.2 118 1.49

Matt Barnes Bio

  • Full Name: Matthew D. Barnes
  • Born: 6/17/1990 in Danbury, CT
  • Draft: 2011, Boston Red Sox, 1st rd. (19th overall)
  • College: Connecticut
  • Debut: 9/9/2014
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Spring Training Career Stats
2 1 3.08 18 0 2 26.1 32 1.03
2016 Stats 4 3 4.05 62 0 1 66.2 71 1.40
MLB Career Stats 7 7 4.55 99 2 1 118.2 118 1.49


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Matt Barnes Stats

*Since 2006

Matt Barnes Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Matt Barnes Statcast Events


Matt Barnes 2017 Projections

Rest of Season
2 2 4.00 45 0 0 0 0 0 45.0 42 22 20 5 2 18 0 45 1.33
2 2 4.00 45 0 0 0 0 0 45.0 42 22 20 5 2 18 0 45 1.33
Rest of Season
2 2 4.00 45 0 0 0 0 0 45.0 42 22 20 5 2 18 0 45 1.33
2 2 4.00 45 0 0 0 0 0 45.0 42 22 20 5 2 18 0 45 1.33

Matt Barnes News

Matt Barnes Fantasy News

August 10, 2016 at 1:52 AM ET

With Kimbrel struggling, Barnes earns save

Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes recorded the final out of the game by whiffing Mark Teixeira to highlight Boston's 5-3 win over the rival Yankees on Tuesday at Fenway Park, recording his first career save in the process.

April 7, 2016 at 7:06 PM ET

Smith ready to throw off mound on Sunday

Red Sox reliever Carson Smith will throw off a mound on Sunday for the first time since sustaining a flexor mass strain in his right elbow on March 21.


Matt Barnes Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2012 Salem CAR Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Boston AL

Baseball America High Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Salem CAR

CAR Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
06/11/2012 Salem CAR

SAL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
04/16/2012 Greenville SAL

Matt Barnes Leaderboards


Season HLD Rank
2016 16 20th in AL

Matt Barnes Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 8, 2015 Boston Red Sox recalled RHP Matt Barnes from Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 23, 2015 Boston Red Sox optioned RHP Matt Barnes to Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 17, 2015 Boston Red Sox recalled Matt Barnes from Pawtucket Red Sox.
July 13, 2015 Boston Red Sox optioned RHP Matt Barnes to Pawtucket Red Sox.
June 27, 2015 Boston Red Sox recalled Matt Barnes from Pawtucket Red Sox.
June 14, 2015 Boston Red Sox optioned RHP Matt Barnes to Pawtucket Red Sox.
May 9, 2015 Boston Red Sox recalled Matt Barnes from Pawtucket Red Sox.
April 26, 2015 Boston Red Sox optioned RHP Matt Barnes to Pawtucket Red Sox.
April 25, 2015 Boston Red Sox recalled Matt Barnes from Pawtucket Red Sox.
April 3, 2015 Boston Red Sox optioned RHP Matt Barnes to Pawtucket Red Sox.
September 8, 2014 Boston Red Sox selected the contract of Matt Barnes from Pawtucket Red Sox.
April 25, 2014 Pawtucket Red Sox activated RHP Matt Barnes from the 7-day disabled list.
April 1, 2014 Pawtucket Red Sox placed RHP Matt Barnes on the 7-day disabled list.
February 10, 2014 Boston Red Sox invited non-roster RHP Matt Barnes to spring training.
August 29, 2013 RHP Matt Barnes assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox from Portland Sea Dogs.
April 3, 2013 Matt Barnes assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Salem Red Sox.
April 30, 2012 Matt Barnes assigned to Salem Red Sox from Greenville Drive.
April 5, 2012 Matt Barnes assigned to Greenville Drive from Lowell Spinners.
August 20, 2011 Matt Barnes roster status changed by Lowell Spinners.
August 18, 2011 RHP Matt Barnes assigned to Lowell Spinners from Boston Red Sox.
August 15, 2011 Boston Red Sox signed RHP Matt Barnes.

Matthew D. Barnes Bio Info

Full name is Matthew D. Barnes. Signed by Ray Fagnant (Red Sox). Went 11-5 with a 1.93 ERA (26 ER/121.0 IP) and 117 SO in 17 starts as a junior at the University of Connecticut in 2011...Unanimously chosen as Big East Pitcher of the Year, named a Louisville Slugger and Baseball America All-American, and selected to the Big East All-Academic Team...Won Big East pitching Triple Crown, leading the conference in wins (11), strikeouts (97), and ERA (1.20) during the 2011 regular season. Pitched for USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team in 2010 and for Wareham of the Cape Cod League in 2009 and 2010. Graduated from Bethel (CT) High School in 2008.


Made his 1st career Opening Day roster...Led BOS with 62 appearances and 66.2 relief innings (T-19th in AL) in his 1st full season in the majors. Allowed 5 ER in 0.0 IP on 8/28 vs. KC, but posted a 3.38 ERA (25 ER/66.2 IP) in his other 61 appearances. Set career highs in wins (4), appearances, innings, strikeouts (71), and SO/9.0 IP (9.59). Stranded 38 of 49 inherited runners (77.6%). Held opponents to a .181 AVG (15-for-83) with RISP, the 3rd-lowest mark among AL pitchers and 9th-lowest in the majors (min. 75 AB with RISP). Finished tied with Heath Hembree (4) for the team lead in relief wins. Had a 2.93 ERA (14 ER/43.0 IP) in 35 appearances before the All-Star break and a 6.08 ERA (16 ER/23.2 IP) in 27 games after...Posted a 1.13 ERA (1 ER/8.0 IP) over his final 12 appearances of the season (beginning 8/30). Threw more than 1.0 inning in 19 of his 62 appearances; did not allow runs in 13 of those outings. Worked out of a bases-loaded jam with no outs in the 6th inning on 7/20 vs. SF...Threw 3.0 scoreless innings to earn the win in the Sox' 11-7 victory. Recorded the 1st save of his ML career on 8/9 vs. NYY (0.1 IP)...Came on with the bases loaded and 2 outs in the 9th with the Sox ahead, 5-3, and struck out Mark Teixeira. POSTSEASON: Made his postseason debut, allowing an unearned run in Game 2 of the ALDS at CLE (1.2 IP, 3 H, SO)...Relieved David Price with 1 out in the 4th inning...Allowed 1 of 2 inherited runners to score before tossing a scoreless 5th inning...Faced 1 batter in the 6th inning (single) before being removed.


Appeared in a career-high 32 games (two starts) over five stints with the Red Sox... Began the season at Triple-A Pawtucket, making 17 appearances (five starts). Recalled by Boston five times: April 25, May 9, June 27, Aug. 17 and Sept. 8... Had a 1.93 ERA (3 ER/14 IP) over his first 12 relief appearances for the Sox, which spanned his first two stints with the club. Made a pair of starts for Boston on Aug. 17 vs. Cleveland and Aug. 22 vs. Kansas City, combining to go 0-2, 9.58 ERA (11 ER/10 1/3 IP)... The outing on Aug. 17 was his 1st career major league start (27th major league appearance). As a reliever with the Red Sox was 3-2, 4.13 ERA (15 ER/32 2/3 IP) in 30 games... Recorded three holds. Of the 28 runs allowed in the majors, 22 (all ER) were allowed in 18 2/3 IP over a span of 11 games (two starts) from June 9-Aug. 22. Did not appear in any games between Boston or Pawtucket over a 15-day span from Aug. 23-Sept. 6. Following his fifth and final recall of the season, posted a 0.87 ERA (1 ER/10 1/3 IP) in nine relief appearances... Had a 1.06 WHIP (3 BB), a .211 opponent AVG (8-for-38), and two holds in that span. That stretch included a career-best 8-inning scoreless streak that spanned seven games, Sept. 12-28... Held opponents to a .179 AVG (5-for-28) with 1 BB and 6 SO (0.75 WHIP). Opened the year in the PawSox' starting rotation... Had no record with a 4.50 ERA (6 ER/12 IP) over his first three outings, April 13-May 1. Posted a 3.24 ERA (6 ER/16 2/3 IP) over his next 11 appearances, all in relief from May 6-July 31. Returned to Pawtucket's starting rotation in early August, making two starts (0-1, 5.63 ERA). Was 1-0, 3.06 ERA (6 ER/17 2/3 IP) in 12 relief appearances in the minors, compared to 0-1, 4.95 ERA (11 ER/20 IP) in five starts. Averaged 9.8 SO/9 IP (41 SO/37 2/3 IP) for the PawSox


Made his ML debut with BOS as a reliever after spending the majority of the season at Triple-A Pawtucket, where he was 8-9, 3.95 ERA (56 ER/127.2 IP) in 23 games (22 starts)...Participated in his 1st Major League Spring Training camp as a non-roster invitee...Missed the beginning of the season due to right shoulder inflammation...Earned the win in his season debut for the PawSox on 4/25 vs. Rochester (5.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO)...Went 7-6, 3.41 ERA (35 ER/92.1 IP) over his final 16 regular season games (15 starts) in the minors after beginning the year 1-3, 5.35 ERA (21 ER/35.1 IP) in his first 7 games/starts...Threw 7.0 hitless innings with 2 BB and a season-high-tying 10 SO on 8/2 vs. Columbus...Did not factor in the decision in the PawSox' 2-1 loss in 11 innings...Also struck out 10 batters in his final regular season appearance of the year, 8/30 vs. Syracuse...In his only appearance for Pawtucket in the Governors' Cup Playoffs, earned the win with 7.0 scoreless innings in semifinal round Game 2 on 9/4 vs. Syracuse (3 H, 0 BB, 6 SO)...Went 4-1, 1.76 ERA (9 ER/46.0 IP) over a span of 7 starts from 7/22-8/25...Selected to the ML roster on 9/8 and worked out of the Red Sox bullpen...Made his ML debut on 9/9 vs. BAL and threw 3.0 scoreless innings with 2 SO...Marked the longest scoreless outing for a Red Sox pitcher in his ML debut since Vaughn Eshelman in 1995 (6.0 IP)...Worked multiple innings in 3 of his 5 relief appearances for the Red Sox.


Combined to average 11.3 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (113.1 IP), the 5th-best rate among all minor leaguers with at least 100.0 IP…It was the top mark in that group among pitchers primarily at Double-A or above...His 142 total strikeouts ranked 2nd among Red Sox farmhands…He and Henry Owens (169) each had more strikeouts than any Red Sox farmhand since Clay Buchholz in 2007 (171)...Gave up 1 earned run or fewer in 14 of his 25 starts…Limited opponents to 3 hits or fewer in 10 starts...Led the Sea Dogs and ranked among Eastern League leaders in strikeouts (7th, 135) and starts (T-12th, 24)...Suffered the loss just once in his 1st 10 starts...Began the year allowing 14 runs in 14.0 innings in his 4 April starts, but rebounded for a 2.65 ERA (10 ER/34.0 IP) in 6 May starts...Led Portland qualifiers and ranked 8th in the EL a 2.82 ERA (17 ER/54.1 IP) over his last 12 starts with the Sea Dogs from 6/18-8/23...In that time, lowered his ERA from 5.87 to 4.33...Fanned a season-high 10 batters on 5/1 at Reading (6.0 IP) and 7/20 vs. Reading (7.0 IP)...Promoted to PawSox for his last regular season start on 8/29 vs. Syracuse…Fanned 7 in 5.1 scoreless innings to earn the win in his Triple-A debut...Gave up 1 ER or fewer in 10 of his last 13 starts in the regular season (2.56 ERA, 17 ER/59.2 IP)...Started 2 playoff games for the PawSox, going 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA (4 ER/9.1 IP) and 10 strikeouts...Threw 5.1 scoreless frames for a no-decision in Game 3 of the Governor's Cup Finals on 9/13, a 2-0 loss vs. Durham in 14 innings...Following the season, named by Baseball America as Boston's No. 4 pitching prospect, No. 9 prospect overall...Also tabbed as having the best fastball in the system for the 2nd year in a row.


Led Red Sox minor league qualifiers in ERA and opponent AVG (.225), while also pacing the system in strikeouts...Selected as the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for 4/5-15 (0 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 16 K in 2 GS)...Chosen as the Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month for April after going 2-0 with a 0.34 ERA (1 ER/26.2 IP) and 42 strikeouts over 5 starts with the Drive...Promoted to Salem on 5/5 and went 5-1 with a 1.37 ERA (7 ER/46.0) and 53 SO over his first 8 starts...Fanned a season-high 12 batters in 6.0 innings in his 1st High-A start on 5/5 at Winston-Salem...Named Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for 6/4-10 after going 2-0 without allowing a run over 13.0 combined innings in 2 starts, including a 7.0-inning complete game shutout on 6/9 at Potomac...Tossed 0.2 innings for the U.S. Team in the All-Star Futures Game on 7/8 in Kansas City...Entered the season ranked as Boston's No. 2 pitching prospect and No. 8 prospect overall by Baseball America...At the end of the year was Boston's No. 1 pitching prospect, No. 3 prospect overall, and tabbed as having the best fastball in the system...Also selected as the No. 3 prospect overall in the CL at the close of the season by Baseball America.