Who Should I Draft?

Rich Hill or Nathan Eovaldi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
43 of 56 experts
23%
Recommended by
13 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 59
Best Rank# 16# 40
Worst Rank# 110# 151
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 174# 159
Best Rank# 154# 153
Worst Rank# 187# 168
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts150129
Wins1011
Saves00
ERA3.513.89
WHIP1.151.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 62
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 69# 70
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 41# 151
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 46# 86
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 68
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 55
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 47# 89
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 50# 55
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 59
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 36# 50
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 32# 54
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 47# 72
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 65# 68
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 79# 104
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 43# 93
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 16
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 48# 63
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 66
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 57
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 72
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 47# 63
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 52# 63
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 72
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 54# 56
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 50# 61
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 34# 62
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 79
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 50# 68
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 49# 64
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 48# 55
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 42# 60
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 58
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 73# 76
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 64# 74
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 71# 87
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 108
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 61# 65
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 44# 54
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 52# 62
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 50# 67
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 60# 75
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 59
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 65
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 54# 51
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 55# 53
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 49
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 58# 55
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 59# 56
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 79# 54
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 80# 51
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 86# 58
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 90# 40
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 94# 61
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 110# 51
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 55
   
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2522
   
Games Started2421
   
Innings Pitched133.1111.0
   
Wins116
   
Losses57
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed108105
   
Earned Runs5447
   
Home Runs Allowed2014
   
Strikeouts150101
   
Walks4120
   
ERA3.663.81
   
WHIP1.121.13
   
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2427
   
Games Started2426
   
Innings Pitched136.1143.4
   
Wins1011
   
Losses77
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed112142
   
Earned Runs5362
   
Home Runs Allowed1818
   
Strikeouts150129
   
Walks4534
   
ERA3.513.89
   
WHIP1.151.23
   
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Nathan Eovaldi
SP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
News 
 Rich Hill improved to 4-1 on Friday versus the Cubs, spinning seven innings of three-run ball while striking out seven.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
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
 Rich Hill improved to 3-1 on Saturday in San Francisco, striking out six while allowing two runs in five innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
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
 Rich Hill improved to 2-1 on Sunday versus the Phillies, striking out nine while tossing seven shutout innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
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
 Rich Hill received a no-decision on Tuesday’s loss to the Mets, striking out six while allowing two earned runs over six innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 29th
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
 Rich Hill received a no-decision on Wednesday in Tampa Bay, striking out seven while throwing six innings of one-run ball.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 23rd
Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Sat, May 18th
Notes 
 It's a bit surprising how much the ECR favors Hill over Kenta Maeda, Hyun-Jin Ryu, and Ross Stripling. All are superb options when healthy, but none should be trusted to work any more than 135 innings. So why such a heavy preference for Hill? The unlikely reclamation project turns 39 before starting the season, and he wasn't as elite (3.66 ERA, 3.97 FIP, 3.57 SIERA) in 2018's 132.2 innings. Drafters must exude patience, as he has struggled out of the gate in each of the last two seasons. In what should come as a surprise to nobody, he's already dealing with a short-term MCL injury that will delay his scheduled Opening Day start. He's a strong SP2 or 3 in the starts he makes, but it wouldn't be shocking to see him run out of steam. Just don't drop him much for this injury; such issues were already expected and factored into his draft cost.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
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
 Hill has developed into a high-end fantasy starter in his mid-30s, posting no worse than a 3.66 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 10.18 K/9 over each of the last three seasons. Of course, he's never thrown more than 136 innings in any of those seasons, and we can't expect him to do it this year, either. But he's proven he can be a very valuable fantasy commodity in limited innings, particularly in leagues with a low innings cap.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros