Who Should I Draft?

Ken Giles or Nathan Eovaldi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
42 of 56 experts
25%
Recommended by
14 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 59
Best Rank# 38# 40
Worst Rank# 124# 151
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 144# 159
Best Rank# 134# 153
Worst Rank# 157# 168
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts74129
Wins311
Saves300
ERA3.603.89
WHIP1.181.23
   
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Injury Alert-IL60
   
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  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5522
   
Games Started021
   
Innings Pitched50.2111.0
   
Wins06
   
Losses37
   
Saves260
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed54105
   
Earned Runs2647
   
Home Runs Allowed614
   
Strikeouts53101
   
Walks720
   
ERA4.653.81
   
WHIP1.211.13
   
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6327
   
Games Started026
   
Innings Pitched63.1143.4
   
Wins311
   
Losses37
   
Saves300
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed57142
   
Earned Runs2562
   
Home Runs Allowed718
   
Strikeouts74129
   
Walks1834
   
ERA3.603.89
   
WHIP1.181.23
   
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
News 
 Ken Giles gave up a walk and a hit but was able to shut down the Red Sox in the ninth inning on Saturday, preserving a lead to earn his 12th save of the season.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 22nd
Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) played catch from out to 90 feet Friday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Giles was activated from the 10-day injured list prior to Toronto's game against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.
James Bisson
Thu, Jun 20th
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
 Ken Giles who is on the injured list with elbow issues threw 22 pitches to hitters Wednesday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 20th
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
 Giles was placed on the 10-day injured list prior to Wednesday's game against the Baltimore Orioles with right elbow inflammation.
James Bisson
Wed, Jun 12th
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
 Ken Giles recorded a four-out save with three strikeouts and two walks during a 4-3 victory against the Yankees on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 5th
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 
 The Blue Jays took on Ken Giles in the Osuna trade last year. Although Giles' 2018 stats don't look pretty at first glance, his underlying numbers - including a terrific 53-to-7 strikeout-to-walk ratio - weren't too bad. Giles actually makes for a decent bounce-back candidate and potential draft-day value if your leaguemates are scared off by last year's 4.65 ERA.
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
 After holding down Houston's closing gig in 2017, Giles garnered a 3.08 FIP and 7.57 K/BB rate in 2018. He also posted a 4.65 ERA and got shipped to Toronto after losing the ninth-inning gig. It's the second time in three years his ERA has soared over 4.00 despite excellent peripherals, so drafters can never get too comfortable with the erratic righty. There's still a lot to like. His strikeouts dropped despite an elite 16.0% swinging-strike rate, and he closed the season with 10 scoreless outings as the Blue Jays' closer, a role he'll hold to start the season. He's not far off from the guy who recorded a 2.30 ERA, 11.9 K/9, and 34 saves in 2017.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 
 Giles may have been an elite closer in 2015 and 2017, but his other two seasons have been disappointing for fantasy owners. Although he straightened is out with Toronto in his final 20 innings, we were still looking at a low K-rate and an ERA over 4.00. Plus, it isn't like there will be a ton of save opportunities in Toronto like he saw in Houston the past few years.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros