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
76%
Recommended by
45 of 59 experts
24%
Recommended by
14 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 61
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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  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 threw a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout against the Rays on Saturday to pick up his 23rd save of the season.
John Aubin
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
 Ken Giles didn't allow a baserunner and struck out two during the ninth inning in a save against the Yankees on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
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
 Ken Giles gave up a solo homer before finishing off the Orioles in the ninth inning Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
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
 Ken Giles allowed one hit and a walk but struck out two during the ninth to nail down his 19th save in a 4-3 victory against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 11th
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
 Ken Giles gave up a two-run home run in the ninth inning and took a loss against the Astros on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 2nd
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 
 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