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
78%
Recommended by
46 of 59 experts
22%
Recommended by
13 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 61
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
   
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  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 has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL in his left knee.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 13th
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
 Rich Hill was pulled after 2/3 of an inning in Thursday’s contest against the Orioles due to a left knee injury.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
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
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Rich Hill (elbow) will pitch out of the bullpen when he returns to the team.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 12th
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
 Rich Hill (elbow) threw from 75 feet and aims to progress to a bullpen session in the next few weeks.
Chris Chen
Thu, Aug 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
 Rich Hill has been diagnosed with a flexor strain. Early reports indicate that he'll have to wait three-to-four weeks before he's able to pick up a baseball. Hill is hopeful that he'll be able to return this season.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, Jun 20th
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
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