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Who Should I Draft?

Masahiro Tanaka or Nathan Eovaldi (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Masahiro Tanaka
SP - FA
Masahiro Tanaka
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
23 of 23 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 23 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 94# 196
Best Rank# 70# 114
Worst Rank# 164# 346
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 237# 433
Best Rank# 206# 288
Worst Rank# 335# 516
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts13764
Wins95
Saves00
ERA4.284.58
WHIP1.291.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-FA
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 100
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 106# 114
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 109
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 90# 149
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 93
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 89
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 92
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 105
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 116
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 91
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 92# 116
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 91
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 120
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 89
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 70
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 77
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 113
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 89
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 164# 346
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 91
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 108
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 93
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Masahiro Tanaka
SP - FA
Masahiro Tanaka
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played910
   
Games Started910
   
Innings Pitched48.048.0
   
Wins43
   
Losses23
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5148
   
Earned Runs2019
   
Home Runs Allowed89
   
Strikeouts5244
   
Walks78
   
ERA3.723.56
   
WHIP1.201.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Masahiro Tanaka
SP - FA
Masahiro Tanaka
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2613
   
Games Started2513
   
Innings Pitched135.468.9
   
Wins95
   
Losses74
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed13571
   
Earned Runs6435
   
Home Runs Allowed2025
   
Strikeouts13764
   
Walks3916
   
ERA4.284.58
   
WHIP1.291.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Masahiro Tanaka
SP - FA
Masahiro Tanaka
News 
 Red Sox SP Nathan Eovaldi threw a live batting practice session on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 21st
Masahiro Tanaka signed a two-year contract to return home to Japan and pitch for the Rakuten Eagles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jan 28th
  Reports indicate that Masahiro Tanaka is negotiating with his former team, the Rakuten Eagles of the Nippon Professional League.
Corbin Young
Mon, Jan 25th
  According to Andy Martino, it sounds like there's continued speculation that Masahiro Tanaka will pitch in Japan this year. Tanaka also acknowledged that there's a possibility of that happening.
Corbin Young
Thu, Jan 14th
Notes 
 9.5 - 3.65 - 1.20
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
 
 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