Who Should I Draft?

Nathan Eovaldi or Yusei Kikuchi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Yusei Kikuchi
SP - SEA
Yusei Kikuchi
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
42 of 59 experts
29%
Recommended by
17 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 61# 63
Best Rank# 40# 29
Worst Rank# 151# 115
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 159# 163
Best Rank# 153# 162
Worst Rank# 168# 180
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts129141
Wins119
Saves00
ERA3.893.89
WHIP1.231.28
   
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  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Yusei Kikuchi
SP - SEA
Yusei Kikuchi
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played22
   
Games Started21
   
Innings Pitched111.0
   
Wins6
   
Losses7
   
Saves0
   
Blown Saves0
   
Holds0
   
Hits Allowed105
   
Earned Runs47
   
Home Runs Allowed14
   
Strikeouts101
   
Walks20
   
ERA3.81
   
WHIP1.13
   
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Yusei Kikuchi
SP - SEA
Yusei Kikuchi
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2725
   
Games Started2625
   
Innings Pitched143.4149.5
   
Wins119
   
Losses79
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed142139
   
Earned Runs6265
   
Home Runs Allowed1819
   
Strikeouts129141
   
Walks3453
   
ERA3.893.89
   
WHIP1.231.28
   
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Yusei Kikuchi
SP - SEA
Yusei Kikuchi
News 
 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
Yusei Kikuchi allowed four earned runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out one across four innings in Thursday's 6-5 win over the Pirates. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
Yusei Kikuchi (6-10) allowed five runs on 10 hits and a walk while striking out one through two 1/3 innings in Friday's 9-7 loss to the White Sox. He took his 10th loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Yusei Kikuchi allowed one run on five hits and two walks while striking out five through five innings in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Astros. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 8th
 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
Yusei Kikuchi (6-9) allowed three runs on six hits and no walks while striking out one through five innings in Sunday's 11-3 win over the Rangers. He picked up his sixth win of the season.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 2nd
 Nathan Eovaldi didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Padres, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk over three innings while striking out three.
John Aubin
Sun, Aug 25th
Yusei Kikuchi (5-9) allowed five runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out one through four innings in Tuesday's 7-0 loss to the Yankees. He was saddled with his fifth loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 28th
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
Signed by Seattle this winter, Kikuchi heads to the U.S. with a career 2.77 ERA in eight seasons in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. The Japanese signee is expected to make his MLB debut in the Tokyo Dome, giving some last-minute drafters a sneak peek that could vastly sway his cost. Since Kikuchi is accustomed to working in a six-man rotation, Seattle plans to limit him to around five innings per start, which jeopardizes his win potential but could help fortify his ratios. He's a bit of an unknown without a sky-high ceiling, but the 27-year-old southpaw could make a solid mid-rotation piece if competitors get scared off by his uncertainty.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  Kikuchi's numbers from Japan translate to an MLB pitcher similar to Zack Wheeler last year, and like Wheeler, Kikuchi's arm could potentially blossom into much more to fantasy owners. He is by no means similar to Ohtani or Darvish before him, but 370 Ks and a 2.45 ERA in his last two seasons is nothing to sneeze at.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros