Who Should I Draft?

Kenta Maeda or Nathan Eovaldi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 61# 58
Best Rank# 40# 30
Worst Rank# 151# 101
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 159# 175
Best Rank# 153# 154
Worst Rank# 168# 219
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts129149
Wins1110
Saves00
ERA3.893.67
WHIP1.231.21
   
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  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2239
   
Games Started2120
   
Innings Pitched111.0125.2
   
Wins68
   
Losses710
   
Saves02
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds05
   
Hits Allowed105115
   
Earned Runs4753
   
Home Runs Allowed1413
   
Strikeouts101153
   
Walks2043
   
ERA3.813.81
   
WHIP1.131.26
   
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2729
   
Games Started2623
   
Innings Pitched143.4138.1
   
Wins1110
   
Losses77
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed142124
   
Earned Runs6256
   
Home Runs Allowed1817
   
Strikeouts129149
   
Walks3442
   
ERA3.893.67
   
WHIP1.231.21
   
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
News 
 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
Kenta Maeda received a no-decision on Wednesday in San Diego, allowing two runs on two hits over five innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 29th
 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
Kenta Maeda received a no-decision on Friday night in Atlanta, giving up three runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 17th
 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
Kenta Maeda earned the win on Saturday versus the D'Backs, twirling seven scoreless innings and allowing just three hits.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 11th
 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
Kenta Maeda was charged for five runs on five hits over just 2 2/3 innings in Sunday's no-decision versus the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 5th
 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
Kenta Maeda took the loss on Monday in Colorado, giving up six runs (five earned) on seven hits over four innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 30th
Notes 
 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
Over his first three seasons with the Dodgers, Maeda has finished as the SP19, SP33, and SP49 in standard 5x5 rotisserie leagues, despite averaging just 145 innings pitched per season. He is a good bet to again produce an ERA around 3.80, WHIP around 1.20, and better than a strikeout per inning. While it would be unwise to expect more than around 130 innings from Maeda this season, given how the Dodgers have handled Maeda and the rest of their pitching staff over the last couple years, he's proven he can be a solid mixed league asset even with a limited workload. He's particularly valuable in shallower leagues (10/12 team leagues with short benches) and leagues with multiple DL spots, since there will be decent fill-ins available for the starts he misses in those formats.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  Maeda recorded a 3.30 FIP and 27.7 K% as a starter before getting moved to the bullpen with a case of Dodgeritis. The Dodgers indicated that he will open with a rotation spot in lieu of Ross Stripling and Julio Urias, but he remains reasonably priced around the pick-200 range. That's a fair cost to pay for 130 innings with ample strikeouts and ratios close to his career 3.80 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. Ride him out of the gate, but consider trading Maeda before another bullpen move if he starts strong.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros