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Who Should I Draft?

Nathan Eovaldi or Griffin Canning (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Griffin Canning
SP - LAA
Griffin Canning
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
31 of 47 experts
34%
Recommended by
16 of 47 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 97# 96
Best Rank# 54# 80
Worst Rank# 162# 141
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 246# 368
Best Rank# 218# 250
Worst Rank# 298# 382
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts131137
Wins88
Saves00
ERA4.384.36
WHIP1.301.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 107
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 54# 95
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 87# 114
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 107# 113
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 73# 99
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 90# 93
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 87# 116
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 92# 96
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 85# 113
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 109# 122
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 90# 111
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 92# 94
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 108# 113
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 91# 95
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 87# 119
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 90# 123
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 87# 93
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 86# 111
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 72# 86
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 77# 104
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 99# 106
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 87# 94
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 100# 137
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 107# 138
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 94# 100
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 93# 120
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 89# 93
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 84# 85
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 84# 101
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 94# 95
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 56# 111
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 92# 84
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 92# 88
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 93# 92
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 99# 94
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 99# 94
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 99# 81
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 101# 80
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 102# 96
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 102# 99
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 102# 101
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 109# 98
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 143# 121
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 156# 86
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 162# 141
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 95
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 114
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Griffin Canning
SP - LAA
Griffin Canning
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played911
   
Games Started911
   
Innings Pitched48.056.2
   
Wins42
   
Losses23
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5154
   
Earned Runs2025
   
Home Runs Allowed88
   
Strikeouts5256
   
Walks723
   
ERA3.723.99
   
WHIP1.201.37
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Griffin Canning
SP - LAA
Griffin Canning
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2627
   
Games Started2526
   
Innings Pitched130.9135.4
   
Wins88
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed133127
   
Earned Runs6466
   
Home Runs Allowed2123
   
Strikeouts131137
   
Walks3746
   
ERA4.384.36
   
WHIP1.301.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Griffin Canning
SP - LAA
Griffin Canning
News 
 Nathan Eovaldi improved to 1-1 on Wednesday against the Rays, tossing seven innings of one-run ball while striking out seven.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 8th
Canning gave up three hits and four earned runs in 5.1 innings of work on Thursday. Canning struck out seven batters and gave up one walk in an Angels' 7-5 win over the Blue Jays.
Jack Mannis
Thu, Apr 8th
 Nathan Eovaldi took the loss on Friday against the Orioles, allowing one run on four hits over 5 1/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 2nd
 
 Thursday's Opening Day contest between the Red Sox and Orioles has been postponed.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 1st
 
 Nathan Eovaldi will pitch on Opening Day for the Red Sox.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 26th
 
 Red Sox SP Nathan Eovaldi threw a live batting practice session on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 21st
 
Notes 
 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
It's mostly about health with Canning, who offers a great deal of stability when he's on the mound. You can expect at worst a low 4.00 ERA, about a 1.30 WHIP, and roughly a strikeout per inning. But he did close last season notably strong, pitching to a 3.14 ERA, and a 1.19 WHIP, with a 14.5% swinging strike rate and a 10.4 K/9 mark over his final five starts. That's probably his ceiling, but it shows what he's capable of when he is healthy and gets into a groove. He's a fine pick at his cost (which is minimal), but bake in some injury risk.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros