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
40 of 56 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 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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# 62# 71
   
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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 
 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
Yusei Kikuchi allowed six runs on nine hits, two walks, and five strikeouts through five innings this year.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 19th
 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
Yusei Kikuchi allowed one run on six hits, two walks, and four strikeouts through five innings on Thursday against the Twins.
Kamran Hoda
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
Yusei Kikuchi allowed six earned runs on seven hits, three walks, and one strikeout through 3 1/3 innings on Saturday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 9th
 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
The Mariners are reportedly thinking about skipping Yusei Kikuchi's next start.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 1st
 Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Sat, May 18th
Yusei Kikuchi allowed six runs on 10 hits, two walks, and no strikeouts through 3 1/3 innings on Thursday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Fri, May 31st
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