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
71%
Recommended by
42 of 59 experts
29%
Recommended by
17 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 61# 68
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
   
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  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 took the loss after giving up three runs on three hits and four walks while striking out three over five innings Friday night against the Orioles.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 28th
Will Smith struck out two in a scoreless ninth to preserve the 4-1 Giants' win over the Braves on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Nathan Eovaldi allowed five earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six across four innings Tuesday against the Giants. He did not factor in the decision.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
Will Smith was unavailable for Tuesday's save chance versus the Pirates due to back inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
 Nathan Eovaldi allowed three runs on six hits with two walks and six strikeouts across 4 1/3 innings during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 11th
Will Smith allowed a solo homer but held on to earn the save and protect the 5-4 win on Friday versus the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 7th
 Nathan Eovaldi didn't factor into the decision against the Twins on Thursday, giving up one earned run on one hit over five innings, striking out three and walking four as the Red Sox eventually fell 2-1.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 6th
Will Smith picked up his 30th save of the season on Sunday in Oakland, throwing a scoreless ninth as the Giants won 5-4.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 25th
 Nathan Eovaldi allowed a run on three hits and a walk while striking out eight over four innings. He did not factor in the decision Friday versus the Angels.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 31st
Will Smith picked up the win on Friday in Arizona despite allowing two runs on three hits over 1 2/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 17th
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