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
35 of 56 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 59
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
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 49
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 62
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 42# 70
   
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Going For 2
# 66# 151
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 58# 86
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 68
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 55
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 57# 59
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 60# 72
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 46# 68
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 61# 104
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 50# 93
   
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The Athletic
# 52
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 44# 63
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 55# 66
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
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Razzball
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BretskyBall
# 62# 63
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 61
   
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# 47# 62
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 62# 79
   
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Sporfolio
# 55# 68
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 55# 64
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 55# 61
   
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FantasyPros
# 39# 74
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 50# 87
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 61# 108
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 57# 65
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 55# 62
   
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SportsLine
# 60# 67
   
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Fantrax
# 47# 75
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 53# 59
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 65
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 54# 51
   
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Razzball
# 57# 56
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 58
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 61# 51
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 61# 54
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 62# 53
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 63# 58
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 63# 51
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 65# 55
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 55
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 67# 60
   
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The Athletic
# 71# 50
   
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The Athletic
# 71# 63
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 71# 55
   
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Razzball
# 75# 54
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 76# 55
   
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# 78# 54
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 81# 49
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 94# 76
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 99# 40
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 102# 89
   
  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 three runs on seven hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 5-3 win over the Mets on Sunday. He walked two and struck out five in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 23rd
Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) played catch from out to 90 feet Friday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Cole Hamels allowed one run on six hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 3-1 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday. He walked two and struck out eight in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi was scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Sunday as he continues his recovery from elbow surgery, but he has suffered a setback, according to Red Sox beat writer Pete Abraham. Eovaldi is reportedly dealing with biceps soreness, and his next bullpen session has been pushed back.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
 Cole Hamels fired seven scoreless innings and improved to 6-3 in the Cubs'10-1 win over the Rockies' on Wednesday. He allowed six hits, one walk, and struck out nine.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 13th
Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Sunday and could go on a rehab assignment if all goes well, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
 Cole Hamels fired eight scoreless innings and picked up his fifth win in the Cubs' 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Friday. He allowed three hits, one walk, and struck out ten.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
Eovaldi has a bullpen session scheduled, but manager Alex Cora says the hard-throwing right-hander "doesn't feel great with his delivery."
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 7th
 Cole Hamels allowed one unearned run on two hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 2-1 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. He walked two and struck out four while falling to 4-2.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi will throw a simulated game on Thursday or Friday in New York, according to a report from Red Sox beat writer Chris Cotillo on Twitter.
Mike Maher
Tue, May 28th
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