Who Should I Draft?

Nathan Eovaldi or Cody Allen (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
35 of 59 experts
41%
Recommended by
24 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 61# 59
Best Rank# 40# 26
Worst Rank# 151# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 159# 156
Best Rank# 153# 145
Worst Rank# 168# 206
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts12979
Wins113
Saves030
ERA3.893.86
WHIP1.231.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-FA
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 51# 70
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 68
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 68
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 82
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 55# 73
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 56# 71
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 63
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 55# 59
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 59# 61
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 50# 61
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 57
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 57# 65
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 56# 88
   
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# 51# 53
   
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
# 60# 63
   
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# 61# 93
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 73
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 49# 71
   
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Razzball
# 76# 77
   
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RotoBaller
# 87# 88
   
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# 65# 68
   
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# 54# 70
   
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# 62# 63
   
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# 67# 71
   
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# 66# 83
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 67# 78
   
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# 40# 72
   
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FanGraphs
# 59# 99
   
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Pitcher List
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# 54# 26
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 61# 60
   
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The Athletic
# 63# 55
   
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# 63# 59
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 63# 60
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 65# 58
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 66# 60
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 68# 63
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 70# 59
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 72# 62
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 72# 68
   
Joe Bond
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# 72# 55
   
Dan Harris
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# 74# 57
   
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Fantrax
# 75# 61
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 79# 78
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 80# 49
   
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# 84# 64
   
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The Athletic
# 86# 74
   
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RotoChamp
# 89# 33
   
KJ
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# 93# 49
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 104# 53
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 108# 55
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 151# 64
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 81
   
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2270
   
Games Started210
   
Innings Pitched111.067.1
   
Wins64
   
Losses76
   
Saves027
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds07
   
Hits Allowed10558
   
Earned Runs4735
   
Home Runs Allowed1411
   
Strikeouts10180
   
Walks2033
   
ERA3.814.70
   
WHIP1.131.36
   
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2766
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched143.465.5
   
Wins113
   
Losses73
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves06
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed14255
   
Earned Runs6228
   
Home Runs Allowed189
   
Strikeouts12979
   
Walks3427
   
ERA3.893.86
   
WHIP1.231.24
   
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
News 
 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
Cody Allen is signing a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
 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
Cody Allen was released by the Angels Tuesday after being designated for assignment Saturday.
Jonathan Limehouse - Jonathan Limehouse Fantasy Pros
Tue, Jun 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
The Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Cody Allen threw a scoreless inning on Friday against the Orioles. He allowed a walk and struck out two in the win.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, May 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
Allen hasn't pitched since going on the injured list April 26 with a back ailment.
James Bisson
Tue, May 7th
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
Allen had accrued a sub-3.00 ERA and K/9 above 11.0 in four straight seasons before his ERA ballooned to 4.75 with 80 strikeouts in 67 frames (10.75 K/9) last season. A massive 50.6% fly-ball rate led to a career-high 11 home runs surrendered. Here's the good news: He still found a ninth-inning gig with the Angels. The gopheritis and alarming walk increase (4.42 BB/9) make him a ratio risk, but Allen offers a rare source of affordable saves.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  Allen's last year in Cleveland turned out to be his worst, but that didn't stop the Angels from signing him as their new ninth-inning man. Allen's strikeout rate fell of a bit last season, but the bigger concerns were his ballooning walk rate, declining velocity, and the high amount of hard contact allowed. Allen has plenty of job security and should be a serviceable closer on an above-average team, but it would be unwise to expect a return to a sub-3.00 ERA, sub-1.20 WHIP, or 12+ K/9. He's a mid-tier closing option for 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  It seemed as though Ty Buttrey, Bedrosian and Anderson were going to compete for saves in LA, but then they signed Allen who figures to get the job. Don't be surprised if he losses the gig early, however, if he struggles like we saw last season. Don't consider him a lock for 25 saves again.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros