Who Should I Draft?

Nathan Eovaldi or Will Smith (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
41 of 56 experts
27%
Recommended by
15 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 64
Best Rank# 40# 43
Worst Rank# 151# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 159# 297
Best Rank# 153# 166
Worst Rank# 168# 928
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts12975
Wins113
Saves024
ERA3.892.96
WHIP1.231.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
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# 51# 66
   
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# 49# 83
   
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# 62# 76
   
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# 56# 79
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 55# 62
   
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# 55
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 59# 65
   
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The Athletic
# 50# 89
   
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The Athletic
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# 58# 67
   
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# 76# 83
   
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# 87# 89
   
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# 62# 71
   
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# 67# 78
   
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# 40# 84
   
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FanGraphs
# 61# 58
   
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The Athletic
# 63# 43
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 65# 59
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 49
   
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# 70# 68
   
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# 72# 61
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 72# 71
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 79# 72
   
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# 86# 63
   
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# 89# 50
   
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# 93# 73
   
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# 104# 73
   
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# 108# 44
   
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Going For 2
# 151# 111
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 57
   
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2254
   
Games Started210
   
Innings Pitched111.053.2
   
Wins62
   
Losses73
   
Saves014
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds06
   
Hits Allowed10537
   
Earned Runs4715
   
Home Runs Allowed143
   
Strikeouts10171
   
Walks2015
   
ERA3.812.55
   
WHIP1.130.98
   
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2761
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched143.459.0
   
Wins113
   
Losses73
   
Saves024
   
Blown Saves07
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed14246
   
Earned Runs6219
   
Home Runs Allowed185
   
Strikeouts12975
   
Walks3421
   
ERA3.892.96
   
WHIP1.231.13
   
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Will Smith
RP - SF
Will Smith
News 
 Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) played catch from out to 90 feet Friday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 22nd
Will Smith struck out two in a perfect ninth to pick up his 21st save of the year on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 26th
 Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi was scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Sunday as he continues his recovery from elbow surgery, but he has suffered a setback, according to Red Sox beat writer Pete Abraham. Eovaldi is reportedly dealing with biceps soreness, and his next bullpen session has been pushed back.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
Will Smith struck out one in a scoreless ninth to pick up his 20th save of the season on Saturday versus Arizona.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Sunday and could go on a rehab assignment if all goes well, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
Will Smith struck out two in a perfect ninth inning on Monday versus the Dodgers, preserving a 3-2 Giants win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
 Eovaldi has a bullpen session scheduled, but manager Alex Cora says the hard-throwing right-hander "doesn't feel great with his delivery."
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 7th
Will Smith gave up a solo homer in the ninth inning but settled down to secure the save as the Giants beat the Brewers 8-7 on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi will throw a simulated game on Thursday or Friday in New York, according to a report from Red Sox beat writer Chris Cotillo on Twitter.
Mike Maher
Tue, May 28th
Will Smith struck out two in a perfect ninth to earn his 15th save of the year on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 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
Smith doesn't have much competition for saves at this point, but he hasn't exactly been the most durable reliever. More importantly, he will be a valuable trade chip mid-season as a lefty setup man, so take the saves while you can with Smith, but know they might not stick around all year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  Smith and Mark Melancon will reportedly enter spring training as the top two candidates to serve as the Giants' closer in 2019. While Smith has clearly done far more to deserve the job, the Giants' desire to save face on Melancon's bloated $62 million contract may make him the slight favorite. After posting a strong 2.55 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in the role last season, Smith could be a very good fantasy closer if he's able to win the job.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros