Who Should I Draft?

Nick Pivetta or Eduardo Rodriguez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 52
Best Rank# 31# 24
Worst Rank# 247# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 151# 150
Best Rank# 147# 133
Worst Rank# 168# 158
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts177155
Wins1010
Saves00
ERA4.153.94
WHIP1.291.27
   
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  Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3327
   
Games Started3223
   
Innings Pitched164.2130.1
   
Wins713
   
Losses145
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed163119
   
Earned Runs8755
   
Home Runs Allowed2416
   
Strikeouts188146
   
Walks5145
   
ERA4.773.82
   
WHIP1.301.26
   
  Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3026
   
Games Started3026
   
Innings Pitched162.2142.9
   
Wins1010
   
Losses107
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed154131
   
Earned Runs7563
   
Home Runs Allowed2319
   
Strikeouts177155
   
Walks5550
   
ERA4.153.94
   
WHIP1.291.27
   
  Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
News 
 Nick Pivetta was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
Eduardo Rodriguez struck out 12 batters over 6 2/3 innings Saturday against the Phillies, allowing just a single run on four hits and a walk.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 15th
 Phillies pitcher Nick Pivetta allowed two hits and struck out four over two scoreless innings to earn his first save in Saturday's win over the White Sox.
Mike Maher
Sun, Aug 4th
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up one run on five hits and one walk while striking out nine through six innings to take the loss against the Yankees on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 10th
 Pivetta will reportedly move to the bullpen once the Phillies' signing of Drew Smyly is official.
James Bisson
Fri, Jul 19th
Eduardo Rodriguez allowed five hits and four walks while striking out eight across seven shutout innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Twins.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 5th
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed one earned run on no hits and four walks while striking out four over 2 1/3 innings in a rain-shortened no-decision against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jul 18th
Eduardo Rodriguez earned the win over the Rockies on Wednesday, allowing three runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out five over five innings.
John Aubin
Thu, Aug 29th
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings in a loss to the Nationals on Friday. The loss drops him to 4-4 on the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jul 12th
Eduardo Rodriguez earned the win Friday after holding the Padres scoreless across seven innings. He gave up five hits and a walk while striking out six.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 24th
Notes 
 Pivetta's peripherals say that his ERA should have been much better than 4.77 last year, but he was victimized by a high BABIP, low strand rate, and lots and lots of home runs. This is an elite bat misser who has thrown fewer than 300 innings at the Major League level, so there is some breakout potential here. We'll learn this season whether Pivetta is ready to take a step forward or if he's the next in a line of pitchers who don't quite live up to their peripherals.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
An intriguing option when healthy, Rodriguez took another step forward with a 3.82 ERA, 3.65 FIP, and 10.13 K/9 in 2018. Good luck getting a full season out of the lefty. Knee and ankle injuries contained him to 129.2 frames, so he has yet to make 25 starts for more than 137.1 frames in a single season. He flaunted a high ceiling by mixing in fewer four-seamers in favor of a cutter, and he has reportedly spent the offseason working on his slider with help from Chris Sale and Pedro Martinez. Drafters must prepare to make up the lost innings elsewhere, but he's nevertheless the type of high-strikeout hurler worth targeting after locking down sturdier rotation anchors.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Most metrics paint Pivetta as the perfect breakout pick. On the strength of a stellar 19.7 K-BB%, he posted a 3.80 FIP and 3.51 SIERA despite a bloated 4.77 ERA. He possesses an excellent curveball and slider combination that each induced swinging-strike rates above 15.0%. Before going all in on a Cy Young Award dark horse, beware an abysmal fastball that surrendered a .302/.385/.516 slash line. His ups and downs also weren't predictable, as he went from silencing the Red Sox to getting stuffed by the Mets in consecutive August outings. There's enough upside to draft him as a top-40 hurler. Just don't assume he's a sure thing to slice his ERA by at least a full run.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros