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
54%
Recommended by
30 of 56 experts
46%
Recommended by
26 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 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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Injury AlertIL10-
   
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# 51# 68
   
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# 49# 78
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 75
   
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USA Today
# 55# 66
   
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Razzball
# 56# 80
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 55# 95
   
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Brewer Rat
# 55# 78
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 59# 66
   
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The Athletic
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# 54# 67
   
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FantasyPros
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# 54# 63
   
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# 151# 30
   
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# 75# 37
   
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# 108# 47
   
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# 60# 55
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 65# 55
   
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# 61# 56
   
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Freeze Stats
# 65# 58
   
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Razzball
# 72# 59
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 93# 59
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 62# 59
   
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CBS Sports
# 104# 59
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 70# 60
   
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CBS Sports
# 68# 60
   
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# 74# 63
   
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# 89# 64
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 66# 65
   
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The Athletic
# 72# 69
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 79# 70
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 86# 76
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 87# 86
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 101
   
  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 
 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
Kenta Maeda fell to 7-3 on Tuesday versus the Angels, giving up five runs in three innings over just 4 1/3 innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 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
Kenta Maeda received a no-decision on Wednesday in Arizona, tossing five innings of one-run ball while striking out seven.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
 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
Kenta Maeda improved to 7-2 on Friday versus the Phillies, tossing six innings of two-run ball while allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out six.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 1st
 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
Kenta Maeda improved to 6-2 on Sunday versus Pittsburgh, allowing three runs on five hits over five innings of work.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 27th
 Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Sat, May 18th
Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda will be activated from the 10-day injured list and start Sunday's matchup against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team announced Wednesday. Kershaw, who had been scheduled for Sunday, will be pushed to Monday.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 22nd
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