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Who Should I Draft?

Nathan Eovaldi or Hector Neris (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
28 of 50 experts
44%
Recommended by
22 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 97# 87
Best Rank# 54# 60
Worst Rank# 162# 131
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 246# 300
Best Rank# 218# 227
Worst Rank# 298# 335
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts13178
Wins83
Saves017
ERA4.383.95
WHIP1.301.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 54# 94
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 107# 110
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 99# 103
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 73# 126
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 99# 131
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 90# 130
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 87# 98
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 92# 103
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 102# 103
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 90# 112
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 92# 109
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 91# 97
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 90# 113
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 87# 94
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 92# 123
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 72# 125
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 77# 105
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 93
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 99# 101
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 87# 115
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 100# 110
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 94# 108
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 93# 107
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 89# 105
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 84# 103
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 99# 101
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 102# 123
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 56# 112
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 72
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 84# 60
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 85# 78
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 86# 69
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 87# 62
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 87# 74
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 92# 85
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 94# 92
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 101# 93
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 102# 98
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 107# 78
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 108# 87
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 109# 70
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 109# 88
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 143# 93
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 156# 81
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 162# 60
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 65
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 82
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 86
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 97
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 116
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played924
   
Games Started90
   
Innings Pitched48.022.1
   
Wins42
   
Losses22
   
Saves05
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed5124
   
Earned Runs2011
   
Home Runs Allowed80
   
Strikeouts5227
   
Walks713
   
ERA3.724.57
   
WHIP1.201.71
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2664
   
Games Started250
   
Innings Pitched130.962.6
   
Wins83
   
Losses73
   
Saves017
   
Blown Saves09
   
Holds09
   
Hits Allowed13356
   
Earned Runs6427
   
Home Runs Allowed219
   
Strikeouts13178
   
Walks3724
   
ERA4.383.95
   
WHIP1.301.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
News 
 Nathan Eovaldi was once again piling up the strikeouts in Monday's start against the White Sox, punching out 10 while allowing four runs over 6 1/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 20th
Phillies closer Hector Neris allowed one earned run on three hits and a walk over 1/3 of an inning in Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Apr 14th
 Nathan Eovaldi earned the win on Wednesday in Minnesota, allowing two runs on five hits over five innings while striking out three.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 15th
Phillies closer Hector Neris worked a perfect ninth inning to convert his second save of the season in Sunday's win over the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Apr 12th
 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
Phillies closer Hector Neris walked two and struck out one over a scoreless inning to earn his first save of the season in Sunday's win over the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Apr 5th
 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
Phillies manager Joe Girardi officially named Hector Neris as his closer on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 31st
 Thursday's Opening Day contest between the Red Sox and Orioles has been postponed.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 1st
 
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
Neris has been named the Phillies' closer to start the season. Although he has been the Phillies' primary closer for the past four seasons, he's hardly been the model of efficiency. His ERA over those seasons is 3.01, 5.10, 2.93, and 4.57. And he surprisingly struggled with his control last year, seeking his BB/9 rate jump to 5.40 and his WHIP to 1.71. Neris's splitter is outstanding when it's on, but he has the tendency to get hit hard when it's not. With Archie Bradley and Jose Alvarado in tow, and Brandon Kintzler with the team on a minor league deal, Neris's leash will be short. Draft him as a low-end closer, but don't rush to do so.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros