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Who Should I Draft?

Stefan Crichton or Nathan Eovaldi (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Stefan Crichton
RP - ARI
Stefan Crichton
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
22 of 23 experts
4%
Recommended by
1 of 23 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 94# 138
Best Rank# 70# 106
Worst Rank# 164# 251
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 237# 315
Best Rank# 206# 221
Worst Rank# 335# 297
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts13757
Wins93
Saves09
ERA4.283.96
WHIP1.291.32
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 100
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 106
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 109
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 90# 120
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 93
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 89
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 92# 130
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 105# 111
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 116# 117
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 142
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 91
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 92# 119
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 91# 249
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 89# 148
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 70# 159
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 77# 120
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 113
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 89
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 164# 251
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 91# 106
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 108
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 93
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 120# 106
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Stefan Crichton
RP - ARI
Stefan Crichton
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played926
   
Games Started90
   
Innings Pitched48.026.2
   
Wins42
   
Losses22
   
Saves05
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed5122
   
Earned Runs207
   
Home Runs Allowed81
   
Strikeouts5223
   
Walks79
   
ERA3.722.42
   
WHIP1.201.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Stefan Crichton
RP - ARI
Stefan Crichton
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2657
   
Games Started250
   
Innings Pitched135.461.9
   
Wins93
   
Losses73
   
Saves09
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds010
   
Hits Allowed13560
   
Earned Runs6427
   
Home Runs Allowed207
   
Strikeouts13757
   
Walks3921
   
ERA4.283.96
   
WHIP1.291.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nathan Eovaldi
SP,RP - BOS
Nathan Eovaldi
Stefan Crichton
RP - ARI
Stefan Crichton
News 
 Red Sox SP Nathan Eovaldi threw a live batting practice session on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 21st
 
Notes 
 9.5 - 3.65 - 1.20
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
Crichton filled in admirably for Archie Bradley after Bradley was traded last season. His strikeout numbers weren't particularly impressive, but he had a 2.42 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP, and tallied five saves. He doesn't have prototypical "closer's stuff," but he's more than capable of getting major league hitters out. The Diamondbacks signed Joakim Soria to a one-year deal (and added Tyler Clippard, too), so Crichton seems unlikely to begin the year as the closer, even though it's an open competition at the moment. He's not worth anything other than an extremely late-round pick as a speculative ninth-inning option.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Similar to John Means, Eovaldi is another starter who finished the season on a roll. Eovaldi upped his cutter usage as the expense of his four-seam fastball, and he posted a 25:2 K:BB ratio over his final four starts (while allowing just two earned runs). If you take out his worst start of the season, Eovaldi's ERA drops from 3.72 to 2.51. He has never shown any kind of consistency at the major league level, but fantasy managers could do worse when searching for a late-round lottery ticket.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
Diamondbacks
Joe Bond - Fantasy Six Pack