Aaron Barrett
Aaron Barrett
32-Year-Old PitcherRP
Washington Nationals
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Aaron Barrett in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Nationals in April of 2017.
Sent to minors
PWashington Nationals
March 14, 2020
Barrett was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Saturday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Barrett had an uphill battle toward claiming a spot in the major-league bullpen during spring training, and he failed to generate much production with a 7.50 ERA and 3:3 K:BB over six innings. The 32-year-old was fully healthy during the offseason and was effective in the minors last year, and he could play a low-leverage role in the Nationals' bullpen at some point in 2020 if injuries arise.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
23
Last 10 Games
23
Last 5 Games
23
How many pitches does Aaron Barrett generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Aaron Barrett generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-7%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-7%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .400 6 0 1 2 0 0 0
Since 2017vs Right .429 10 1 3 3 0 0 1
2019vs Left .400 6 0 1 2 0 0 0
2019vs Right .429 10 1 3 3 0 0 1
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-56%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-56%
ERA at Home
2018
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2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 9.00 3.00 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 9.0 0.0
Since 2017Away 20.25 4.50 1.1 0 0 0 6.8 20.3 6.8
2019Home 9.00 3.00 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 9.0 0.0
2019Away 20.25 4.50 1.1 0 0 0 6.8 20.3 6.8
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Aaron Barrett compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
0.25
 
K/9
3.9
 
BB/9
15.4
 
HR/9
3.9
 
Fastball
91.7 mph
 
ERA
15.43
 
WHIP
3.86
 
BABIP
.418
 
GB/FB
0.60
 
Left On Base
65.8%
 
Exit Velocity
87.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
0.0%
 
Spin Rate
2026 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
36.4%
 
Swinging Strike
2.9%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Barrett wasn't able to get onto the mound in 2016, as he fractured his elbow in July while rehabbing from offseason Tommy John surgery, and as a result the Nationals removed him from the 40-man roster. When healthy, his sharp slider makes him a useful bullpen arm, but he'll have some things to prove before he works his way back into a major league role.
Barrett was expected to play a big role in 2015 as a setup man for Drew Storen, but a June biceps strain eventually turned into Tommy John surgery in September and the right-hander was restricted to just 29.1 big league innings on the season. When healthy, he's got a heavy mid-90s fastball and effective slider that can generate groundballs and strikeouts, as his career 1.48 GB/FB and 10.8 K/9 can attest, but the surgery will keep him sidelined until late 2016 as a best-case scenario, and he could end up missing the entire season. The Nationals shipped Storen to Toronto, so Jonathan Papelbon figures to be the closer to start the season, despite an altercation in the dugout with Bryce Harper at the end of 2015 that had many armchair GMs packing his bags for him. Barrett might not be immediately next in line should something happen to Papelbon, but the setup role is certainly up for grabs if he can regain his prior form.
Barrett's first season in a major league bullpen was a relatively successful one, as the right-hander rode his heavy, low-mid 90s fastball and hard slider to a 2.66 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 10.8 K/9 ratio in 40.2 innings. His midseason demotion to Triple-A was as much due to roster constraints, brought on by position player injuries, as it was a reflection on his performance, and Nationals manager Matt Williams showed some confidence in him down the stretch. Rafael Soriano's departure will move Barrett up a spot in the Nationals' relief pecking order, but with Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard still ahead of him on the depth chart, Barrett will likely settle into a seventh-inning role. There's some vulture potential here, but not much more.
Barrett's solid performance as the Nats' Double-A closer earned him a spot on the 25-man roster in the offseason, and his impressive fastball/slider arsenal could give him a chance to see late inning work in the majors at some point. The Nats bullpen is deep, but Barrett should find a home in it sooner or later.
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Had healthy offseason
PWashington Nationals
February 16, 2020
Barrett heads into spring training healthy, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
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Callup official
PWashington Nationals
September 4, 2019
The Nationals officially selected Barrett's contract from Double-A Harrisburg on Wednesday.
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Resurfaces in majors
PWashington Nationals
September 3, 2019
Barrett had his contract selected from Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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Makes first appearance since 2015
PWashington Nationals
June 27, 2018
Barrett (elbow) debuted with short-season Auburn on June 15, working around two hits and a walk and striking out three batters as part of a scoreless inning.
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Throws at extended spring training Tuesday
PWashington Nationals
Elbow
April 18, 2018
Barrett (elbow) threw at extended spring training Tuesday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
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