Nathan Eovaldi Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 217 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/13/1990 (31)
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has been a playoff hero in the past, but he couldn't do enough to force a Game 7 in Friday night's ALCS Game 6 loss to the Houston Astros. Eovaldi threw 4 1/3 innings, allowing one run on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts, but even the one run was too much to overcome as Boston fell 5-0. Eovaldi finishes the 2021 playoffs with a 2-2 record, having allowed a 4.79 ERA and 1.16 WHIP with 25 strikeouts across 20 2/3 innings in five appearances and four starts. He'll enter 2022 as an under-the-radar top option at starting pitcher.
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi entered Tuesday night's ALCS Game 4 against the Houston Astros in the top of the ninth inning with the score tied, and proceeded to allow four runs on two hits and two walks with two strikeouts in two-thirds of an inning to take the loss. He very nearly escaped unscathed, but he did not get a borderline called third strike to Jason Castro with two out and two on and it all went downhill from there. Eovaldi is still on track to start Game 6, but it's fair to wonder if this appearance will cost him a few outs of length on Friday.
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi took the win in Game 2 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros, throwing 5 1/3 innings and allowing three runs on five hits and one walk with three strikeouts in the 9-5 victory. Eovaldi provided some much-needed length after manager Alex Cora deployed eight pitchers in a Game 1 loss. Eovaldi now has a 2.37 ERA and 0.84 WHIP over nine career postseason appearances. He lines up to make at least one more start in the series.
Red Sox right-hander Nathan Eovaldi bounced back from an injury-shortened 2019 season to pitch to a 3.72 ERA, 3.32 xFIP, and 1.20 WHIP with a 9.68 K/9. Perhaps most importantly, the veteran reverted back to his 2018 form and pitch mix, further putting his rough 2019 in the rearview mirror. Eovaldi went back to throwing his cutter more, tossing it 31.1% of the time, after dropping to 22.5% in 2019 while dealing with an arm injury. Even though it didn't produce the same results as it did in 2018, the impact of the cutter is in how it sets up Eovaldi's four-seam fastball, which he can throw up in the zone as a strikeout pitch. An interesting wrinkle in his pitch mix is that Eovaldi continued to introduce his curveball more often, throwing it 17.1% of the time, and it wound up being his best pitch, inducing a .121 xBA with a 44.7 Whiff% and 28.9 Put Away%. With the cutter back in the repertoire and a swing-and-miss curveball added to it, Eovaldi's 26.1% strikeout rate doesn't seem like much of an aberration. When you add the return of his impressive control, Eovaldi put up an elite 22.6 K-BB%, which was top-20 in the league, right behind Max Scherzer and ahead of Luis Castillo, Blake Snell, and Zack Greinke. Given his pitch mix, strikeout ability, and role pitching in front of a solid Red Sox lineup, I think Eovaldi can be counted on for double-digit wins, an ERA around 4, and a K/9 above 9. That makes him good value at pick 230, going after Michael Pineda, Brady Singer, and John Means. I'd draft Eovaldi in front of all of them in the early 200s.