Who Should I Draft?

Cole Hamels or Nathan Eovaldi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
37 of 59 experts
37%
Recommended by
22 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 61
Best Rank# 35# 40
Worst Rank# 102# 151
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 146# 159
Best Rank# 120# 153
Worst Rank# 148# 168
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts166129
Wins1111
Saves00
ERA3.823.89
WHIP1.271.23
   
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  Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3222
   
Games Started3221
   
Innings Pitched191.2111.0
   
Wins96
   
Losses127
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed176105
   
Earned Runs8047
   
Home Runs Allowed2914
   
Strikeouts188101
   
Walks6520
   
ERA3.783.81
   
WHIP1.261.13
   
  Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2927
   
Games Started2926
   
Innings Pitched173.7143.4
   
Wins1111
   
Losses97
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed159142
   
Earned Runs7462
   
Home Runs Allowed2118
   
Strikeouts166129
   
Walks6134
   
ERA3.823.89
   
WHIP1.271.23
   
  Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
News 
 Cole Hamels allowed two hits while striking out eight over four scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Saturday.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 29th
Nathan Eovaldi took the loss after giving up three runs on three hits and four walks while striking out three over five innings Friday night against the Orioles.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 28th
 Cole Hamels allowed two runs on three hits and five walks while striking out four through 3.1 innings in a no-decision against the Reds on Monday.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 17th
Nathan Eovaldi allowed five earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six across four innings Tuesday against the Giants. He did not factor in the decision.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 Cole Hamels (7-7) allowed one run on four hits and four walks while striking out six through four 1/3 innings in Wednesday’s 4-0 loss to the Padres. He took his seventh loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
Nathan Eovaldi allowed three runs on six hits with two walks and six strikeouts across 4 1/3 innings during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 11th
 Cole Hamels (7-6) took the loss Friday against the Brewers, allowing five runs on nine hits and two walks over 3.1 innings. He struck out three.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
Nathan Eovaldi didn't factor into the decision against the Twins on Thursday, giving up one earned run on one hit over five innings, striking out three and walking four as the Red Sox eventually fell 2-1.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 6th
 Cole Hamels (7-5) took the loss Saturday against the Brewers, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Aug 31st
Nathan Eovaldi allowed a run on three hits and a walk while striking out eight over four innings. He did not factor in the decision Friday versus the Angels.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 31st
Notes 
 Hamels displayed all the signs of a pitcher in decline during his three seasons in Texas, but he rebounded nicely upon joining the Cubs at midseason last year. It's hard to know exactly what version of Hamels we'll get at this point, but being in the National League should help. It's not unreasonable to hope for a sub-4.00 ERA, a WHIP in the low 1.20s, and close to a strikeout per inning in 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
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
 Looking caput in Texas, a late trade to the Cubs sparked a revival for Hamels. The veteran southpaw sported a 2.36 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 74 strikeouts in 76.1 innings (12 starts) with his new club. He repaired first-pitch strike (60.1%) and swinging-strike (12.1%) rates that had dipped to alarming levels (56.4%, 9.7%) in 2017, so the 35-year-old may have another strong season left in the tank. Having made at least 30 starts with 188 or more strikeouts in eight of the last nine seasons, Hamels is a more appealing mid-draft workhorse to target ahead of teammates Jose Quintana and Jake Arrieta.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros