Who Should I Draft?

Cody Allen or Nathan Eovaldi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
36 of 59 experts
39%
Recommended by
23 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 60
Best Rank# 40# 26
Worst Rank# 151# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 159# 156
Best Rank# 153# 145
Worst Rank# 168# 206
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts12979
Wins113
Saves030
ERA3.893.86
WHIP1.231.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-FA
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 51# 70
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 68
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 68
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 82
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 55# 73
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 56# 71
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 63
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 55# 59
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 59# 61
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 50# 61
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 57
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 57# 65
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 56# 88
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 53
   
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# 62# 77
   
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# 68# 110
   
Chris Meyers
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# 64# 65
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 51# 65
   
Nick Pollack
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# 54# 61
   
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RotoBaller
# 53# 73
   
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RotoBaller
# 55# 62
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 60# 63
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 61# 93
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 73
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 49# 71
   
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Razzball
# 76# 77
   
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RotoBaller
# 87# 88
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 68
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 54# 70
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 62# 63
   
Jacob Gibbs
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# 67# 71
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 66# 83
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 67# 78
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 40# 72
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 59# 99
   
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Pitcher List
# 58# 92
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 54# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 89# 33
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 93# 49
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 80# 49
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 104# 53
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 108# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 72# 55
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 63# 55
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 74# 57
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 65# 58
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 70# 59
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 63# 59
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 61# 60
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 66# 60
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 63# 60
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 75# 61
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 72# 62
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 68# 63
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 151# 64
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 72# 68
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 86# 74
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 79# 78
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 81
   
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2270
   
Games Started210
   
Innings Pitched111.067.1
   
Wins64
   
Losses76
   
Saves027
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds07
   
Hits Allowed10558
   
Earned Runs4735
   
Home Runs Allowed1411
   
Strikeouts10180
   
Walks2033
   
ERA3.814.70
   
WHIP1.131.36
   
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2766
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched143.465.5
   
Wins113
   
Losses73
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves06
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed14255
   
Earned Runs6228
   
Home Runs Allowed189
   
Strikeouts12979
   
Walks3427
   
ERA3.893.86
   
WHIP1.231.24
   
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
News 
 Nathan Eovaldi allowed five runs on three hits with three walks and one strikeout across two innings during a no-decision against the Orioles on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Aug 19th
Cody Allen is signing a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Nathan Eovaldi gave up just one hit and struck out two batters over two innings of work to pick up the win as the Red Sox beat the Indians by a 5-1 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 14th
Cody Allen was released by the Angels Tuesday after being designated for assignment Saturday.
Jonathan Limehouse - Jonathan Limehouse Fantasy Pros
Tue, Jun 18th
 Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi is returning to the starting rotation, according to Boston manager Alex Cora. He is likely to start Wednesday's game against Cleveland.
Mike Maher
Tue, Aug 13th
The Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 Pitching for the first time since undergoing elbow surgery, Nathan Eovaldi allowed three runs on five hits in 2/3 inning on Monday against the Rays.
Andy Zimmerman
Tue, Jul 23rd
Cody Allen threw a scoreless inning on Friday against the Orioles. He allowed a walk and struck out two in the win.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, May 11th
 The Red Sox have activated Nathan Eovaldi off the injured list.
Clinton Ho - FantasyPros
Sun, Jul 21st
Allen hasn't pitched since going on the injured list April 26 with a back ailment.
James Bisson
Tue, May 7th
Notes 
 Always one of baseball's hardest-throwing starters, Eovaldi finally parlayed his high-90s heater to a career-high 22.2 K% supported by a 10.7% swinging-strike rate. He also lowered his walk rate to a career-low 4.4%, leading to a 1.13 WHIP, 3.60 FIP, and 3.23 Deserved Run Average (DRA, per Baseball Prospectus). After re-signing with the Red Sox, he'd be one of the spring's top breakout picks if not for glaring durability and inconsistency concerns. Last year, he went from yielding one run in three combined starts to 21 in his next four. Eovaldi might give investors some headaches on the way to strong SP4 numbers in 150 innings.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Allen had accrued a sub-3.00 ERA and K/9 above 11.0 in four straight seasons before his ERA ballooned to 4.75 with 80 strikeouts in 67 frames (10.75 K/9) last season. A massive 50.6% fly-ball rate led to a career-high 11 home runs surrendered. Here's the good news: He still found a ninth-inning gig with the Angels. The gopheritis and alarming walk increase (4.42 BB/9) make him a ratio risk, but Allen offers a rare source of affordable saves.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  Allen's last year in Cleveland turned out to be his worst, but that didn't stop the Angels from signing him as their new ninth-inning man. Allen's strikeout rate fell of a bit last season, but the bigger concerns were his ballooning walk rate, declining velocity, and the high amount of hard contact allowed. Allen has plenty of job security and should be a serviceable closer on an above-average team, but it would be unwise to expect a return to a sub-3.00 ERA, sub-1.20 WHIP, or 12+ K/9. He's a mid-tier closing option for 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  It seemed as though Ty Buttrey, Bedrosian and Anderson were going to compete for saves in LA, but then they signed Allen who figures to get the job. Don't be surprised if he losses the gig early, however, if he struggles like we saw last season. Don't consider him a lock for 25 saves again.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros