Nathan Eovaldi Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 217 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/13/1990 (32)
Nathan Eovaldi Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Nathan Eovaldi News
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (back) has been placed on the 15-day injured list, retroactive June 9. The expectation was that Eovaldi would be able to make a start this week. Obviously, that won't be the case as the 32-year-old continues to deal with lower back inflammation. This is a blow to fantasy managers who were hopeful for Eovaldi to take the mound this week. It's uncertain who is going to make the start in his place, but the team should announce that shortly. Fantasy managers should hold Eovaldi through this issue.
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (hip) will make his next scheduled start after leaving his last outing on Wednesday following five innings with right hip tightness. The Red Sox think the hip tightness is the reason for Eovaldi's drop in velocity; he averaged 94 mph with his four-seamer after averaging 96.7 mph on his heater in his first 11 starts. The 32-year-old right-hander didn't have his usual high-90s velocity against the Los Angeles Angels and the Red Sox don't think it's a serious issue, but it's something to keep an eye on heading into his next start at home next week against the Oakland Athletics. Eovaldi has been strong this year with a 3.16 ERA and 1.09 WHIP while striking out 72 and walking only 10 in 68 1/3 innings over 12 starts.
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (hip) has been dealing with right hip tightness that may have contributed to his reduced velocity during his outing against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday, where his average fastball velocity of 94 mph was the slowest in a start since 2012. Eovaldi still tossed five scoreless innings while striking out five and walking none, and manager Alex Cora doesn't think he'll need to miss his next start after an off day next Monday. His fastball averaged 96.7 mph in his last 11 starts. The 32-year-old got 14 swings and misses on Wednesday, but just one with his four-seamer. Eovaldi has been good this year with a 3.41 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 63 1/3 innings pitched over 11 starts, but his hip tightness will be something to watch heading into his next outing.
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.