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Who Should I Draft?

J.A. Happ or Nathan Eovaldi (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
J.A. Happ
SP - MIN
J.A. Happ
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
44 of 46 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 96# 140
Best Rank# 54# 68
Worst Rank# 162# 203
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 246# 346
Best Rank# 218# 308
Worst Rank# 298# 409
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts131123
Wins89
Saves00
ERA4.384.51
WHIP1.301.29
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 105
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 102# 128
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 54# 117
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 87# 136
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 92# 200
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 107# 161
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 99
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 73
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 99
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 90
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 87# 140
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 92# 151
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 85# 148
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 102# 111
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 109# 171
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 90# 147
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 92
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 108
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 91
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 87
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 101# 105
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 90# 178
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 87# 140
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 92# 126
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 109
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 86# 147
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 72# 203
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 77
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 99
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 93
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 99# 145
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 87
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 100# 167
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 107# 173
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 94
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 93
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 89
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 84
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 84# 116
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 94
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 99
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 162# 164
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 102# 143
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 56
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 156# 68
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 143# 129
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
J.A. Happ
SP - MIN
J.A. Happ
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played99
   
Games Started99
   
Innings Pitched48.049.1
   
Wins42
   
Losses22
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5137
   
Earned Runs2019
   
Home Runs Allowed88
   
Strikeouts5242
   
Walks715
   
ERA3.723.47
   
WHIP1.201.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
J.A. Happ
SP - MIN
J.A. Happ
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2626
   
Games Started2526
   
Innings Pitched130.9137.8
   
Wins89
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed133135
   
Earned Runs6469
   
Home Runs Allowed2123
   
Strikeouts131123
   
Walks3743
   
ERA4.384.51
   
WHIP1.301.29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
J.A. Happ
SP - MIN
J.A. Happ
News 
 Nathan Eovaldi got hit around in the loss on Sunday to Kansas City. He went four innings, allowed seven hits, three earned runs, and struck out three.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Jun 21st
Minnesota Twins left-hander J.A. Happ allowed three runs over 4 2/3 innings in a 7-5 win over the Reds on Monday. Happ struck out four and walked five in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 22nd
 Nathan Eovaldi went 6.2 innings, allowed three hits, no earned runs, and struck out four.
Liam Gibney
Tue, Jun 15th
Minnesota Twins left-hander J.A. Happ allowed six runs (five earned) over four innings of work in a 10-0 loss to the Mariners on Tuesday. Happ struck out five and walked one in the loss.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 16th
 Nathan Eovaldi got absolutely obliterated by the Astros on Wednesday. He went 5.2 innings, allowed eleven hits, five earned runs, three walks, and struck out five.
Liam Gibney
Thu, Jun 10th
Minnesota Twins left-hander J.A. Happ allowed four runs over five innings in a 7-5 win over the Yankees on Thursday. Happ struck out two and walked one in the start.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Jun 11th
 Nathan Eovaldi was very good on Friday night against the Yankees. He went six innings, allowed eight hits, one earned run, and struck out seven.
Liam Gibney
Sat, Jun 5th
Minnesota Twins left-hander J.A. Happ allowed five runs in five innings of work in a 6-5 loss to Kansas City on Thursday. He struck out two.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Jun 4th
 Nathan Eovaldi went 5.1 innings, allowed four hits, no earned runs, and struck out seven. He took the win over the Marlins, and moves to 6-2 on the season.
Liam Gibney
Sun, May 30th
Minnesota Twins left-hander J.A. Happ allowed two runs over five innings in a 6-5 win over the Royals on Saturday. Happ struck out five and walked two.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 29th
Notes 
 Similar to John Means, Eovaldi is another starter who finished the season on a roll. Eovaldi upped his cutter usage as the expense of his four-seam fastball, and he posted a 25:2 K:BB ratio over his final four starts (while allowing just two earned runs). If you take out his worst start of the season, Eovaldi's ERA drops from 3.72 to 2.51. He has never shown any kind of consistency at the major league level, but fantasy managers could do worse when searching for a late-round lottery ticket.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros