Who Should I Draft?

Nathan Eovaldi or Jose Alvarado (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Jose Alvarado
RP - TB
Jose Alvarado
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
37 of 59 experts
37%
Recommended by
22 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 64
Best Rank# 40# 34
Worst Rank# 151# 136
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 159# 166
Best Rank# 153# 157
Worst Rank# 168# 195
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts12975
Wins113
Saves027
ERA3.893.04
WHIP1.231.23
   
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  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Jose Alvarado
RP - TB
Jose Alvarado
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2270
   
Games Started210
   
Innings Pitched111.064.1
   
Wins61
   
Losses76
   
Saves08
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds031
   
Hits Allowed10542
   
Earned Runs4717
   
Home Runs Allowed141
   
Strikeouts10180
   
Walks2029
   
ERA3.812.39
   
WHIP1.131.11
   
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Jose Alvarado
RP - TB
Jose Alvarado
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2763
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched143.462.0
   
Wins113
   
Losses73
   
Saves027
   
Blown Saves010
   
Holds07
   
Hits Allowed14247
   
Earned Runs6221
   
Home Runs Allowed184
   
Strikeouts12975
   
Walks3429
   
ERA3.893.04
   
WHIP1.231.23
   
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Jose Alvarado
RP - TB
Jose Alvarado
News 
 Nathan Eovaldi allowed five runs on three hits with three walks and one strikeout across two innings during a no-decision against the Orioles on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Aug 19th
Jose Alvarado pitched the ninth inning on Sunday walking two batters and striking out one for the win as the Rays beat the Tigers by a 5-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Aug 18th
 Nathan Eovaldi gave up just one hit and struck out two batters over two innings of work to pick up the win as the Red Sox beat the Indians by a 5-1 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 14th
The Rays activated Jose Alvarado (oblique) off the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 13th
 Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi is returning to the starting rotation, according to Boston manager Alex Cora. He is likely to start Wednesday's game against Cleveland.
Mike Maher
Tue, Aug 13th
Jose Alvarado (oblique) could join the Rays during their current series against the Padres that lasts through Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 13th
 Pitching for the first time since undergoing elbow surgery, Nathan Eovaldi allowed three runs on five hits in 2/3 inning on Monday against the Rays.
Andy Zimmerman
Tue, Jul 23rd
Jose Alvarado (oblique) is expected to miss 6-8 weeks after leaving Saturday’s game with an injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 8th
 The Red Sox have activated Nathan Eovaldi off the injured list.
Clinton Ho - FantasyPros
Sun, Jul 21st
Jose Alvarado exited Saturday’s game versus the Yankees with a side injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 6th
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
The Rays appear to be in no hurry to name a closer, and they may not assign the job to a single pitcher. But the early frontrunner should be Jose Alvarado, who earned eight handshakes last year while posting helpful ratios.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  Searching for this year's Blake Treinen? While Alvarado doesn't tout the same job security, he also rode elite strikeout (30.4%) and ground-ball (55.0%) rates to a 2.39 ERA and 2.27 FIP in 2018. If he can improve his BB/9 from 4.08 into the 3.00-3.50 range, we're looking at a top-tier reliever. Unfortunately for most fantasy players, the Rays are hardly bothered by defying bullpen conventions. They might not ever pick a set closer, but Alvarado is by far the best bet to thrive if given the role. He's worth targeting when all of the stable save sources are gone in a draft, which will happen sooner than you think.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  With a full season as the Rays' closer, Alvarado could end up one of the top 10 closers in baseball. There is some more risk with him than the guys who have done it for years, but we could be looking at 90 Ks with excellent ratios and 35 saves which makes him a total steal late in drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros