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Who Should I Draft?

Nathan Eovaldi or Ryan Yarbrough (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
28 of 49 experts
43%
Recommended by
21 of 49 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 95# 97
Best Rank# 49# 54
Worst Rank# 298# 162
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 259# 246
Best Rank# 247# 218
Worst Rank# 296# 298
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts126131
Wins98
Saves00
ERA4.224.38
WHIP1.211.30
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 100# 102
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 66# 87
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 69# 92
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 71# 143
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 81# 107
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 69
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 73# 87
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 90# 92
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 99# 109
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 90# 108
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 79# 87
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 75# 101
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 81
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 78# 87
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 103# 109
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 70# 86
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 60# 72
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 71# 77
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 95# 99
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 92# 100
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 79# 107
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 51# 156
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 99
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 95# 99
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 148# 162
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 79# 102
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 63
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 49# 56
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 99# 54
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 74# 73
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 82
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 94# 84
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 110# 84
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 298# 85
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 88# 87
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 92# 89
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 100# 90
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 96# 90
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 115# 90
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 96# 91
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 95# 92
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 101# 92
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 112# 93
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 93
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 113# 94
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 94
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 113# 99
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 99
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 102
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played119
   
Games Started99
   
Innings Pitched56.248.0
   
Wins14
   
Losses42
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5451
   
Earned Runs2220
   
Home Runs Allowed58
   
Strikeouts4452
   
Walks127
   
ERA3.563.72
   
WHIP1.191.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2926
   
Games Started2625
   
Innings Pitched149.3130.9
   
Wins98
   
Losses97
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed147133
   
Earned Runs7064
   
Home Runs Allowed2321
   
Strikeouts126131
   
Walks3437
   
ERA4.224.38
   
WHIP1.211.30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ryan Yarbrough
SP,RP - TB
Ryan Yarbrough
Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
News 
 Ryan Yarbrough gave up one run on two hits with two walks and four strikeouts over five innings in a bulk relief appearance on Sunday and was credited with a win against the Yankees.
John Aubin
Sun, Apr 18th
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
 Ryan Yarbrough was charged with the loss Tuesday against the Rangers after giving up six runs on 10 hits and a walk while striking out six across six innings.
John Aubin
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
 Ryan Yarbrough gave up nine runs, six earned, and allowed nine hits while walking one batter and striking out two over five innings in a loss against the Red Sox on Wednesday
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 7th
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
 Ryan Yarbrough didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 6-4 win over the Marlins, scattering four hits over 5 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out three.
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 3rd
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
 Rays pitcher Ryan Yarbrough will start the second game of the regular season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Mar 27th
Thursday's Opening Day contest between the Red Sox and Orioles has been postponed.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 1st
Notes 
 Yarbrough doesn't get a ton of respect in the fantasy community because he doesn't strike out a ton of batters, but he's quietly put together an excellent career. He's practically a wizard at limiting hard contact (he has allowed an average exit velocity of 84.8 MPH and an average hard hit rate of 26.3%, both remarkably low numbers), and he rarely issues free passes or home runs. In other words, it's really difficult to string together big innings against Yarbrough, especially as he's continued to use his excellent changeup more and more. The Rays will probably let him go a little more this year with their rotation, but even if they keep his usage the same, he'll be an excellent addition to the back end of a fantasy staff.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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