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 was effective once again Tuesday, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk in five innings against the Seattle Mariners. He struck out nine batters and took a no-decision in the 8-4 victory. Eovaldi hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in a start since August 6, and has a 1.90 ERA and 0.96 WHIP with 56 strikeouts in 42 2/3 innings during that span. Fantasy managers should see plenty of volume from him going forward, as Boston may arrange their rotation to maximize Eovaldi and Chris Sale's starts.
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi threw a gem Wednesday, throwing seven innings of shutout ball on three hits and two walks against the Tampa Bay Rays. He struck out eight batters. Eovaldi now has three quality starts in his last four outings, with a total of five runs against him in those 25 2/3 innings. With a 3.72 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 171 strikeouts in 163 2/3 innings, Eovaldi contributes in every category and should be a very reliable option the rest of the way.
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi took a no-decision Saturday after throwing 5 1/3 innings and allowing two runs on six hit and no walks to Cleveland. He struck out seven batters and yielded one home run to Franmil Reyes. Eovaldi now has four consecutive starts with two or fewer earned runs. With a FIP of 2.81, Eovaldi has been better than his 3.72 ERA indicates, and he's a solid option going into the fantasy playoffs.
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.