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Who Should I Draft?

Clayton Kershaw or Nathan Eovaldi (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
29 of 43 experts
33%
Recommended by
14 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 46
Best Rank# 20# 24
Worst Rank# 74# 81
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 107# 123
Best Rank# 98# 74
Worst Rank# 151# 137
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts156172
Wins1211
Saves00
ERA3.373.94
WHIP1.071.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL15-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 37
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 47# 52
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 37# 51
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 41# 48
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 42# 55
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 50
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 58
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 51
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 53
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 36# 42
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 50
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 36# 57
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 29# 49
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 81
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 20# 69
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 50
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 28# 52
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 38# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 34# 40
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 40
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 45# 75
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 50
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 40# 56
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 39
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 26# 46
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 29# 39
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 37# 44
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 56
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 30# 24
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 38
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 40# 31
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 42# 41
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 44# 36
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 46
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 48# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 43
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 54# 45
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 35
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 63# 41
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 74# 34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2232
   
Games Started2232
   
Innings Pitched122.2182.2
   
Wins1011
   
Losses89
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed103181
   
Earned Runs4875
   
Home Runs Allowed1515
   
Strikeouts144195
   
Walks2135
   
ERA3.553.70
   
WHIP1.021.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2530
   
Games Started2530
   
Innings Pitched147.1168.1
   
Wins1211
   
Losses68
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed124163
   
Earned Runs5574
   
Home Runs Allowed2122
   
Strikeouts156172
   
Walks3240
   
ERA3.373.94
   
WHIP1.071.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
News 
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told the MLB Network that SP Clayton Kershaw is still "a couple weeks away" from throwing a bullpen session.
Kelly Kirby
Fri, May 20th
Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi was roughed up by the Astros on Tuesday night. Over just 1 2/3 innings, he allowed nine runs (six earned) on eight hits. The veteran hurler was hit with the loss as Boston ultimately fell to Houston by a score of 13-4.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 18th
 Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (pelvis) is set to miss more time than originally expected as he has not seen the relief that was expected from the epidural.
Josh Thiessen
Tue, May 17th
Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi lasted 6 1/3 innings against the Braves on Wednesday. He gave up three runs on six hits while walking one batter and striking out six. He finished the day with the no-decision as Boston ultimately fell to Atlanta by a score of 5-3.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, May 12th
 Clayton Kershaw played catch on Sunday and is expected to do so again on Monday before throwing a bullpen session on Wednesday.
Ari Koslow
Mon, May 16th
Boston Red Sox SP Nathan Eovaldi went 5 innings allowing six hits, three walks, and three runs during a 4-2 loss to the White Sox.
Kyle Williams - Dog Day Sports
Sat, May 7th
 Clayton Kershaw has been placed on the injured list due to inflammation in his SI joint per Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic.
Andy Zimmerman
Fri, May 13th
Nathan Eovaldi tossed seven shutout innings on Saturday against the Orioles but got a no-decision in the 2-1 extra-innings loss. The Red Sox righty allowed just three hits and no walks while striking out eight Orioles.
Brad Richter
Sun, May 1st
 Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw pitched seven innings on Saturday, striking out two, walking one, and allowing five hits for zero earned runs in the Dodgers' 7-0 win over the Cubs.
Josh Thiessen
Sun, May 8th
Boston Redsox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi pitched 7.0 innings allowing two earned runs, two home runs, and struck out five during Monday's loss to the Jays 6-2.
Kyle Williams - Dog Day Sports
Tue, Apr 26th
Notes 
 Kershaw isn't the same pitcher he was at his peak, but he's still really, really good. His curveball doesn't have quite the same bite and his fastball has fallen off a bit, but his slider is one of the best in baseball. Kershaw really leaned into that pitch last year (he used it 47.6% of the time), so it's no surprise that he dealt with forearm issues at the end of the season. And injuries are now unfortunately a common thing for the veteran, as he's dealt with back, shoulder, and now elbow injuries over the past several years. He's back with the Dodgers on a one-year deal and is reportedly healthy. There's still a ton of room for profit with him, but you shouldn't count on much more than 120 innings.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
It always feels like Eovaldi should be better given how hard he throws and how good his control is, but it's always been difficult for him to put everything together. But now that he's enjoyed a rare run of health and largely ditched his underwhelming cutter, he's settled into a usable starter that you can draft with relative confidence. He's never going to be a star - his fastball is just too hittable and he pitches in a division with loaded lineups - but you could do far worse than a 3.75 ERA and 1.20 WHIP, which Eovaldi has given fantasy managers for two straight seasons. Expect a third in 2022.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros