Nathan Eovaldi Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 217 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/13/1990 (31)
Nathan Eovaldi Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Nathan Eovaldi News
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi had a difficult outing against the Houston Astros Wednesday, allowing five runs on 11 hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out five batters. Eovaldi was hurt by a brutal third inning in which he allowed four runs, but could have escaped unscathed had a catchable fly ball not been allowed to drop between the normally outstanding Kike Hernandez and Hunter Renfroe. Eovaldi's record now sits at 7-3, and he has a 4.11 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 70 strikeouts in 72 1/3 innings. He's a very solid streaming starter, but not much more.
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi had a strong outing Friday, throwing six strong innings and only allowing two runs (one earned) on eight hits and no walks while striking out seven. The win elevated his record to 7-2, and he now has a 3.78 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on the season with 65 strikeouts in 66 2/3 innings. Eovaldi isn't a must-roster starter, but he has plenty of value in the right matchups, making him a strong streaming option.
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi had another solid performance Saturday, throwing 5 1/3 scoreless innings against the Miami Marlins to earn the win. He allowed four hits and one walk while striking out seven in improving his record to 6-2. Eovaldi has been steady all season, with a 4.01 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP, and 58 strikeouts in 60 2/3 innings over 11 starts. He's worth a streaming play in strong matchups.
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.