Tony Barnette: Becomes free agent after team option declined
The Rangers turned down Barnette's team option for the 2018 season Monday, making him a free agent.
Barnette was a liability on the mound during the 2017 season. Over 50 games (57.1 innings) he threw for a 5.49 ERA and 1.50 WHIP. Opponents hit Barnette with ease, as batters owned a .281 batting average with him on the mound. Barnette pieced together a 2.09 ERA and 1.16 WHIP over 53 games (60.1 innings) in 2016, so he does carry some upside. However, with his recent struggles, Barnette may need to use spring training to show he's deserving of a spot in a team's major-league bullpen.
Fantasy Baseball Today Newsletter
You're destined to gain an edge over your friends with advice from the award-winning FBT crew.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
How will Paul Goldschmidt fare out of Arizona? Scott White looks to last year for some clues...
Chris Towers breaks down the Mariners' latest trade, featuring one perpetually undervalued...
Patrick Corbin is coming off a huge breakout season, and the Nationals rewarded him handsomely...
How will the Mets-Mariners trade blockbuster alter the Fantasy landscape? Here's how it looks...
Scott White is an award-winning Fantasy baseball analyst
James Paxton's tendencies won't play as well at Yankee Stadium, but they kind of play well...