Matt Barnes Boston Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 













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Age: 24
Born: June 17, 1990
Bethel, CT
Height: 6-4
Weight: 203
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 1st round, 2011
How Acquired: Draft
College: Connecticut
High School: Bethel (CT)
ETA: Mid 2015

Photo John Corneau/Lowell Spinners

Links
The Book: Matt Barnes (10.5.11)
2012 Prospect Preview

ESPN Boston - Barnes to debut Sunday (4.7.12)
Barnes extends scoreless streak (4.25.12)
Barnes' family shares in promotion (4.30.12)
ESPN Boston - Barnes on the move (5.29.12)
The Book: Matt Barnes (6.6.12)
The Book: Evaluating the arms (8.13.12)
Scouting Scratch: Matt Barnes (5.29.13)
Barnes developing steadliy in Double-A (6.30.13)
Scouting Scratch: Portland notebook (7.31.13)
Barnes impresses manager in Pawtucket debut (8.30.13)
2013 Top 40 Season in Review

Scouting Report: Tall right-hander with projectable body. Easy repeatable delivery. Heavy fastball sits 91-95 mph. Can reach back to 98 mph in tight situations. Shows excellent downward finish in lower tier of strike zone, but tends to flatten out when elevated. Ball comes out of his hand fluidly. Works fastball to both sides of the plate. Solid-average fastball command. Also throws a 74-77 mph curveball with tight rotation and deep break. Feels offering well to create hard snap. Can hold onto ball too long when throwing curve and also wrap wrist to lose ability to stay on top of it. Currently grades as an average pitch with plus potential. Needs to finish more centered with body for consistent command of offering and crispness. Average command of curve. Future swing-and-miss out pitch at the major-league level with more polish and consistency. 83-85 mph changeup presently grades as fringe-average-to-average. Shows arm-side fade, but needs to create more deception and consistency when throwing it. Arm speed varies at times from fastball. Like curve, can hold on to the offering for too long. Potential to become a solid-average-to-better offering and induce weak contact. Strong pitchability with stuff. Can get off-balance during delivery, which affects release point and command. Lands too far towards first base with front foot in stretches. Could stand to re-incorporate slider into repertoire or develop cutter now that he is close to the big leagues to give hitters another pitch to think about. Third starter projection on a first-division team.

Links (cont.)
ESPNBoston: Barnes solid in first start (4.27.14)
Barnes continues resurgence behind explosive fastball... (8.21.14)
The Write-Up: Matt Barnes (9.4.14)
2014 Top 40 Season in Review

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2009 Connecticut NCAA Coll --- 19 5 3 0.625 5.43 13 7 1 53.0 54 38 32 2 23 55 1.45 2.39 9.34
  2010 Connecticut NCAA Coll --- 20 8 3 0.888 3.92 15 13 0 82.7 79 39 36 6 25 75 1.26 3.00 8.17
  2011 Connecticut NCAA Coll --- 21 11 4 0.733 1.62 16 16 0 116.7 71 28 21 4 31 111 0.87 3.58 8.56
  2012 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 2 0 1.000 0.34 5 5 0 26.7 12 1 1 0 4 42 0.60 10.50 14.18
  2012 Salem Car A Bos 22 5 5 0.500 3.58 20 20 0 93.0 85 42 37 6 25 91 1.18 3.64 8.81
  2013 Portland East AA Bos 23 5 10 0.333 4.33 24 24 0 108.0 112 62 52 11 46 135 1.46 2.93 11.25
  2013 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 23 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 1 0 5.3 3 0 0 0 2 7 0.94 3.50 11.81
  2014 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24 8 9 0.471 3.95 23 22 0 127.7 119 60 56 8 46 103 1.29 2.24 7.26
  2014 Boston AL MLB Bos 24 0 0 --- 4.00 5 0 0 9.0 11 4 4 1 2 8 1.44 4.00 8.00
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
August 15, 2011 by Ray Fagnant
Signing Bonus: $1,500,000
MiLB Debut: April 8, 2012 (Greenville)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: September 8, 2014 (Boston)
MLB Debut:
September 9, 2014 (BOS)
MLB Service Time (through 2014):
20 days
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2015): Split MLB/MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week (April 5-15, 2012)
Red Sox ML Pitcher of the Month (April 2012)
Carolina League Pitcher of the Week (June 4-10, 2012)
2012 Futures Game All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
2012 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (April 2-8, 2012)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (April 9-15, 2012)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (April 16-22, 2012)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (April 23-29, 2012)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (April 2012)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (April 30 - May 6, 2012)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (June 11-17, 2012)
2012 SoxProspects.com All-Star - SP
2012 SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Year
2012 SoxProspects.com Rookie of the Year
2013 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
2014 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (July 28-August 3, 2014)

 

  

 
 

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