Who Should I Draft?

Nathan Eovaldi or Kenta Maeda (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
30 of 56 experts
46%
Recommended by
26 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 58
Best Rank# 40# 30
Worst Rank# 151# 101
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 159# 175
Best Rank# 153# 154
Worst Rank# 168# 219
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts129149
Wins1110
Saves00
ERA3.893.67
WHIP1.231.21
   
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Injury AlertDL10-
   
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# 51# 68
   
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# 49# 78
   
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# 55# 66
   
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# 55# 95
   
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# 55# 78
   
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# 79# 70
   
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# 86# 76
   
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# 151# 30
   
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The Athletic
# 101
   
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2239
   
Games Started2120
   
Innings Pitched111.0125.3
   
Wins68
   
Losses710
   
Saves02
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds05
   
Hits Allowed105115
   
Earned Runs4753
   
Home Runs Allowed1413
   
Strikeouts101153
   
Walks2043
   
ERA3.813.81
   
WHIP1.131.26
   
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2729
   
Games Started2623
   
Innings Pitched143.4138.1
   
Wins1110
   
Losses77
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed142124
   
Earned Runs6256
   
Home Runs Allowed1817
   
Strikeouts129149
   
Walks00
   
ERA3.893.67
   
WHIP1.231.21
   
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Kenta Maeda
SP - LAD
Kenta Maeda
News 
 Nathan Eovaldi underwent a successful surgical procedure on his right elbow on Tuesday. The pitcher's procedure was needed to remove loose bodies from his elbow. The Red Sox expect Eovaldi to miss six weeks.
Garett Thomas
Tue, Apr 23rd
Kenta Maeda improved to 3-1 on Tuesday versus Cincinnati, throwing 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball while striking out five.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 17th
 Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports Nathan Eovaldi is set to undergo elbow surgery on Tuesday to remove loose bodies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 22nd
Kenta Maeda took the loss on Wednesday in St. Louis, allowing five runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 11th
 Nathan Eovaldi has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a loose body in his right elbow.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 20th
Kenta Maeda improved to 2-0 on Friday versus the Rockies, allowing one run on four hits over five innings of work as the Dodgers went on to win 10-6.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 6th
 Nathan Eovaldi allowed one unearned run on three hits and one walk over six innings during Wednesday's loss to the Yankees. He had six strikeouts but did not factor in the decision.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 18th
Kenta Maeda allowed three runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings on Saturday versus Arizona, striking out six and walking two.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 31st
 Nathan Eovaldi allowed five earned runs on six hits and four walks while striking out four across five innings Thursday against the Blue Jays. He did not factor in the decision.
John Aubin
Fri, Apr 12th
 
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
Over his first three seasons with the Dodgers, Maeda has finished as the SP19, SP33, and SP49 in standard 5x5 rotisserie leagues, despite averaging just 145 innings pitched per season. He is a good bet to again produce an ERA around 3.80, WHIP around 1.20, and better than a strikeout per inning. While it would be unwise to expect more than around 130 innings from Maeda this season, given how the Dodgers have handled Maeda and the rest of their pitching staff over the last couple years, he's proven he can be a solid mixed league asset even with a limited workload. He's particularly valuable in shallower leagues (10/12 team leagues with short benches) and leagues with multiple DL spots, since there will be decent fill-ins available for the starts he misses in those formats.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  Maeda recorded a 3.30 FIP and 27.7 K% as a starter before getting moved to the bullpen with a case of Dodgeritis. The Dodgers indicated that he will open with a rotation spot in lieu of Ross Stripling and Julio Urias, but he remains reasonably priced around the pick-200 range. That's a fair cost to pay for 130 innings with ample strikeouts and ratios close to his career 3.80 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. Ride him out of the gate, but consider trading Maeda before another bullpen move if he starts strong.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros