Who Should I Draft?

David Robertson or Nathan Eovaldi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
39 of 59 experts
34%
Recommended by
20 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 61
Best Rank# 30# 40
Worst Rank# 153# 151
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 145# 159
Best Rank# 125# 153
Worst Rank# 242# 168
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts89129
Wins411
Saves220
ERA3.043.89
WHIP1.101.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
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# 49# 51
   
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# 40# 49
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 62
   
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# 54# 70
   
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# 60# 151
   
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# 51# 86
   
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# 64# 68
   
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USA Today
# 50# 55
   
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# 57# 89
   
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# 51# 49
   
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# 56# 55
   
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The Athletic
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# 59# 58
   
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# 108# 87
   
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# 153# 68
   
  David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6922
   
Games Started021
   
Innings Pitched70.1111.0
   
Wins86
   
Losses37
   
Saves50
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds210
   
Hits Allowed46105
   
Earned Runs2547
   
Home Runs Allowed714
   
Strikeouts91101
   
Walks2620
   
ERA3.233.81
   
WHIP1.031.13
   
  David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6527
   
Games Started026
   
Innings Pitched66.2143.4
   
Wins411
   
Losses37
   
Saves220
   
Blown Saves100
   
Holds90
   
Hits Allowed48142
   
Earned Runs2262
   
Home Runs Allowed718
   
Strikeouts89129
   
Walks2534
   
ERA3.043.89
   
WHIP1.101.23
   
  David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
News 
 Phillies reliever David Robertson is out for the season and is expected to need surgery to repair the flexor tendon. He may also require Tommy John Surgery at some point, according to a report from Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jul 31st
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
 Phillies reliever David Robertson saw orthopedist James Andrews on Monday and will not throw for another three weeks, according to beat writer Matt Gelb on Twitter. Rest has been recommended for his ailing elbow.
Mike Maher
Mon, May 13th
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
 David Robertson (elbow) will be evaluated when the team returns home later this week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 22nd
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
 David Robertson has been placed on the IL for 10 days, due to elbow soreness. Righty Drew Anderson will be called up from Triple-A. The relief man is scheduled to undergo a MRI on Tuesday, but is not currently concerned about his long-term status.
Garett Thomas
Mon, Apr 15th
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
 Phillies reliever David Robertson pitched in the eighth inning of Sunday's win over the Twins, recording two outs and earning a hold before giving way to lefty Adam Morgan. Hector Neris pitched the ninth inning to earn the save.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 8th
Nathan Eovaldi didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Padres, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk over three innings while striking out three.
John Aubin
Sun, Aug 25th
Notes 
 Phillies manager Gabe Kapler refused to commit to a single closer in 2018, and that will reportedly happen again in 2019, even after Philadelphia spent $23 million this offseason to bring in Robertson on a two-year contract. Robertson and Seranthony Dominguez are the two logical candidates to share the closer's role, but further late-inning shenanigans simply can't be ruled out from Kapler.
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
 Robertson, the owner of a 2.88 ERA and 2.81 FIP, has posted a K/9 of 10.4 or higher in each of his 11 MLB seasons. In most leagues, it's not the end of the world if he isn't Philadelphia's full-time closer, the likely outcome given Gabe Kapler's diversified ninth-inning usage last season. He should at least be in line for some saves alongside Seranthony Dominguez and Hector Neris, making him an intriguing speculative pick once the sturdier choices (there aren't many) fall off the board.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 
 It was easy to forget how great Robertson is since he only managed 19 saves over the past two seasons. He has racked up 88 Ks per season and excellent ratios over the last 8 years, however. With plenty of save opportunities in store, we could see him return to being a top 10 closer this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros